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DC (analogue) stay-alive capacitor

Our SKU: 3784-9923

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A stay-alive for DC loco's? Yes it's possible!

Our stay-alive capacitors are easy to fit and come in a range of sizes to suit most loco types.

A wired version comes with flying leads and is best suited to older Hornby and Lima loco's (pre-DCC)

An 8 pin version ready to plug directly into an 8 pin socket normally used for a DCC decoder.

In addition, two sizes of capacitor are available. The small unit is 10mm wide by 16mm long and a large size which is 13mm wide by 20mm long.

For most older pre-DCC locos we recommend the large pre-wired version, and for DCC ready loco's chose either the 8 pin large or small depending on the space in your loco.

Fitting is easy, for the wired version, simply solder the wires directly across the motor. For most Hornby and Lima ringfield and pancake motors, the contacts are easily accessible.

You'll see an instant improvement. In tests on an old Hornby ringfield motor fitted with the large stay-alive capacitor the motor would continue to run for 46% greater distance without power.

Please note we have specially selected the right capacitor for this application, do not attempt to solder a normal capacitor across your motor, you will likely cause damage!

UK delivery

All orders received before 11am will be sent the same day (excluding weekends)

A proof of posting will be obtained from the Post Office.

Standard Economy Delivery

  • Orders up to £25 cost just £2.95 for our standard economy delivery (3-5 days).
  • Orders between £25 and £99.99 are £4.95 (3-5 days).
  • All orders over £100 are sent post free (3-5 days).

24 Hour Tracked Delivery

You can get your item sooner by choosing our 24 hour tracked delivery option for an additional £3.95 on top of the costs above.

 

International shipping

Europe

Standard International Shipping (Tracked) = £14.99 for all orders

Rest of the World

Standard International Shipping (Tracked) = £19.99 for all orders

Returns 

You may return any item for a refund or exchange with 30 days of ordering. After this time we are unable to offer you a refund or exchange.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging and with all the included parts and extras.

To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase. Please include your order number with the item.
Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer. 

There are certain situations where we are unable to accept an item for refund or exchange:
- Book with obvious signs of use 
- CD, DVD, VHS tape, software, video game, cassette tape, or vinyl record that has been opened 
- Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error.
- Any item returned to us after 30 days since ordering.

Refunds

You must contact us in the first instance to arrange your refund or exchange. Please email sales@hobbytrax.co.uk with details of your order number. We will then provide details for the items return.

Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund. 
If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your original method of payment, within 5 working days. We are unable to make a refund payment to a different card to the one you paid with.

Late or missing refunds
If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again. 
Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted. 
Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted. 
If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at sales@hobbytrax.co.uk

Sale items
Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately sale items cannot be refunded. 

Exchanges
We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email to sales@hobbytrax.co.uk with details of your order to arrange your exchange.

Shipping
You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund. 


DC (analogue) stay-alive capacitor
DC (analogue) stay-alive capacitor
DC (analogue) stay-alive capacitor
DC (analogue) stay-alive capacitor
DC (analogue) stay-alive capacitor
DC (analogue) stay-alive capacitor
DC (analogue) stay-alive capacitor
DC (analogue) stay-alive capacitor
DC (analogue) stay-alive capacitor
DC (analogue) stay-alive capacitor
DC (analogue) stay-alive capacitor
DC (analogue) stay-alive capacitor
DC (analogue) stay-alive capacitor
DC (analogue) stay-alive capacitor