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Electronics and Other Components

Heatshrink Tubing Heatshrink Tubing 1m length
In 1.5mm, 3mm or 6mm diameter
Shrinks to between 1x and 3x starting size.
SHRINK1.51.5mmAdd to basket
£2

SHRINK33mmAdd to basket
£2

SHRINK66mmAdd to basket
£2

10x Pack of 0.125w Resistors 10x Pack of 0.125w Resistors Small 0.125w resistors suitable for connection between decoder and LEDs
10x 1K
1 K Ohm
Add to basket
£2

10x 680 ohm
680 Ohm
Add to basket
£2


Stay-Alive & Capacitors

Zimo STACO stay-alive kits
Zimo STACO stay-alive kits
Zimo STACO stay-alive kits
Zimo STACO stay-alive kits come in various versions, including a tiny connecting PCB and 2 or 3 mini GoldCaps. Designed for MN/MS decoders only. Once charged (takes a few seconds), can give a number of seconds backup power!
STACO1Zimo STACO1 stay-alive PCB charging circuit with 3 mini GoldCaps (each 0.3F at 2.7V). Reduced stay-alive time can still be achieved by using just 2 of the GoldCaps where space is very tight.Add to basket
£24

STACO3AZimo STACO3A stay-alive PCB charging circuit with 2 mini GoldCaps (each 0.3F at 2.7V).Add to basket
£20

STACO3BZimo STACO3B stay-alive PCB charging circuit with 2 mini GoldCaps (each 1F at 2.7V).Add to basket
£20

STACO2AZimo STACO2A Next18 break-out PCB with built-in STACO charging circuit and 2 mini GoldCaps (each 0.3F at 2.7V).Add to basket
£24

STACO2BZimo STACO2B Next18 break-out PCB with built-in STACO charging circuit and 2 mini GoldCaps (each 1F at 2.7V).Add to basket
£24

YouChoos <i>LifeLink</i> YouChoos LifeLink
Stay-Alive connection PCB (miniature SPEIKOMP circuit) for connecting any 16V capacitor to any decoder with +VE and GND connections.
Similar to SACC16.
PCB dimensions 11x7x2.5mm
LifeLink CircuitJust the LifeLink PCB - add your own 16V capacitors to complete the stay-aliveAdd to basket
£7

LifeLink + 1x Tantalum 470uF FlatLifeLink PCB with 1x 470uF flat/wide TantalumAdd to basket
£10

LifeLink + 1x Tantalum 470uF NarrowLifeLink PCB with 1x 470uF tall/narrow TantalumAdd to basket
£10

LifeLink + 5x Tantalum 220uF NarrowLifeLink PCB with 5x 220uF narrow Tantalums
obsolete

LifeLink + YC SuperCap6800LifeLink PCB with YC SuperCap6800uF
obsolete

LifeLink + YC SuperCap17000LifeLink PCB with YC SuperCap17000uF
obsolete

LifeLink + 6x YC Mini GoldCaps 0.3FLifeLink PCB with a pack of 6 YC 0.3F 2.7V Mini GoldCaps
Expect over 10 seconds backup time!
Add to basket
£16

LifeLink + 6x YC Mini GoldCaps 1FLifeLink PCB with a pack of 6 YC 1F 2.7V Mini GoldCaps
Expect over 30 seconds backup time!
Add to basket
£18.5

YouChoos GoldCaps Energy Storage
YouChoos GoldCaps Energy Storage
YouChoos GoldCaps Energy Storage Mini GoldCaps, each 2.7V at 0.3F or 1F.
Join 6 in series to create a compact 16.2V stay-alive which normally gives between 10 and 60 seconds backup on an MS sound decoder with lights, sound and motor running!
Compatible with any MS Zimo decoder that accepts a 16V capacitor (MS440/MS450 etc), or any decoder that has Ground and Common Positive connection via a LifeLink.
Each capacitor 12mm body length x 4mm diameter (0.3F). 1F Cap is shorter but slightly larger diameter.
1x Mini GoldCap 2.7V 0.3FSingleAdd to basket
£2

6x Mini GoldCaps 2.7V 0.3FPack of 6Add to basket
£10

1x Mini GoldCap 2.7V 1FSingleAdd to basket
£2.5

6x Mini GoldCaps 2.7V 1FPack of 6Add to basket
£12.5

Zimo GoldCaps Energy Storage Zimo GoldCaps Energy Storage Zimo's pre-connected GoldCap arrays (MGO) comprise 6 mini GoldCaps, each 0.3F 2.7V, connected in series to give 16V massive energy storage - typically 3-5 seconds run-on time even on sound decoders, sometimes longer.
Both versions of the kit are the same specification but with different shapes.
Designed for MN/MS decoders only though may be useful with other types.
6x Mini GoldCaps 2.7V 0.3F, preconnectedMGOLANG
Linear Layout
26.5x4.2x14mm
Add to basket
£12

6x Mini GoldCaps 2.7V 0.3F, preconnectedMGOBLOCK
2x3 Block Layout
14.6x7.8x14mm
Add to basket
£12

YouChoos Super Capacitors SuperCap Energy Storage Unit
20x15.5x5.8mm (6800uF and 17000uF)
Suitable as stay-alive for Zimo decoders with 16V energy storage connections
(MX645, MX631 etc.)
Or via SACC16 kit for other decoders with +VE and GND connections.
Amazing capacity for the size!
More Information
6800uF 15V20x15.5x5.8mm
obsolete

17000uF 15V20x15.5x5.8mm
obsolete

120mF 16V52x29x11mm
obsolete

Zimo Energy StorageZimo Energy StorageSACC16 Zimo Energy Storage
Replacement for SPEIKOMP kit,
preassembled with smaller components on PCB
For decoders WITHOUT direct integrated
storage circuitry connections.
e.g. MX621, MX622, MX623, MX630, MX646, MX648 etc.
Supplied with 1x 220uF/16V Tantalum and 1x 470uF/16V Electrolytic cap
Space on board for up to 5 Tantalums, or remove PCB section for wired connection of an external cap, such as a SuperCap

obsolete

Zimo 4x 220uF Tantalum packZimo 4x 220uF Tantalum packA 4 pack of 220uF/16V Tantalum capacitors, suitable for completing an SACC16 stay-alive board up to maximum number of on-board Tantalums (x5 where 1 is included with the SACC16 already)Add to basket
£7

6800uF 15V
Zimo SC68 SuperCap
SuperCap Energy Storage Unit
20x15.5x5.8
Suitable as stay-alive for Zimo decoders with 16V energy storage connections
(MX645, MX631 etc.)
Amazing capacity for the size!
Approx 1.5 sec backup power in OO with MX648 for example!
More InformationAdd to basket
£20

Electrolytic Capacitors Electrolytic Capacitors Suitable as stay-alive for Zimo decoders with energy storage connections
(MX645, MX631 etc.)
Supplied individually in various sizes.
1000uF 25VL=20mm D=10mmAdd to basket
£2

2200uF 25VL=25mm D=13mmAdd to basket
£2.5

3300uF 25VL=25mm D=16mmAdd to basket
£3

16V Tantalum Capacitors 16V Tantalum Capacitors Suitable as stay-alive for Zimo decoders with energy storage connections or via SACC16 kit for other decoders with +VE and GND connections.
May be supplied as yellow or black versions.
220uF 16V Narrow/Tall7x4x3mm
obsolete

470uF 16V Narrow/Tall7x4x4mmAdd to basket
£5

470uF 16V Flat/Wide7x6x2mmAdd to basket
£5


Connectors and Adapters

YouChoos Mini Connectors YouChoos Mini Connectors YouChoos 2, 3 or 4-way mini connector, plug and socket
Pre-wired with flexible decoder wire, colour-coded (2-pin is blue+green, 3-pin is blue+green+white, 4-pin is blue+green+white+yellow).
MINICON22-WayAdd to basket
£4

MINICON33-WayAdd to basket
£4.5

MINICON44-WayAdd to basket
£5

ADAMTCADAMTC50x25mm
Adapter board for MX644C decoder increasing motor output from 1.2A to 1.8A and giving connection for 16V stay-alive (normally 25V on MX644C)
Add to basket
£20

ADAPLUADAPLU55x15mm
Adapter board for MX645P22 decoder increasing motor output from 1.2A to 1.8A
Add to basket
£20
low stock

ADAPUSADAPUS55x15mm
Break-out / Adapter board for PluX22 decoders - provides convenient solder tabs for all PluX22 aspects
Add to basket
£18

Gaugemaster BPDCC80 Autofrog x3 PackGaugemaster BPDCC80 Autofrog x3 PackAutomatic frog polarity switches - pack of 3 unitsAdd to basket
£20

DigiKeijs wheel pickups x10 Pack DigiKeijs wheel pickups x10 Pack Set of x10 wheel pickups from DigiKeijs - either HO/OO or N Scale
OO/HOAdd to basket
£10
6 remaining

NAdd to basket
£10
4 remaining

Zimo RSTECK 8pin PlugZimo RSTECK 8pin PlugIndividual Zimo 8-pin DCC plugAdd to basket
£3
temp out of stock

Zimo STIFT6 6pin PlugZimo STIFT6 6pin PlugIndividual Zimo 6-pin DCC plugAdd to basket
£3
temp out of stock

Zimo STIFT22 22/21pin PlugZimo STIFT22 22/21pin PlugIndividual Zimo 22/21-pin DCC plugAdd to basket
£3

DIGIKEIJS DR4101 Point Crossing Interface x4DIGIKEIJS DR4101 Point Crossing Interface x44x points crossing interfaces DR4101
obsolete

DIGIKEIJS DR4102 Switch Crossing Interface x4DIGIKEIJS DR4102 Switch Crossing Interface x44x switch crossing interfaces DR4102
obsolete


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