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Z Scale Battery Operated Controller

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Z Scale Battery Operated Controller
Posted by RadCrow on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 8:56 PM

Might anyone know if there is a way to utilize a Rokuhan Z gauge battery train controller RC03 to power non-Rokuhan accessories such as street lights and scratch built carnival rides?  Rokuhan does not sell the sockets separately that fit into their accessory power terminal, so you seem to be confined to only using their accessories, which are limited to building lights. If there is no way to use non-Rokuhan accessories,  I will need to acquire a different battery controller for a Z scale suitcase layout I am currently constructing.  Might anyone know if there are any other battery controllers that would do the job?

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Posted by rrinker on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 10:23 PM

 Well, the usual way to deal with a device with a proprietary connector is to simply cut off the connector and attach to the wires. That of course renders it incompatible with the proprietary system, although there probably is a way to attach wires underneath the accessories instead of using the special plug. 

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:23 AM

Rokuhan sells numerous different wires with plugs fitting to their system. Get one, clip off one of the sockets/plugs and solder wires to that end.

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