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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!