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Will a Bachmann E-Z Command Control Center work with analogue trains via a 3.5 jack to jack cable?

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Will a Bachmann E-Z Command Control Center work with analogue trains via a 3.5 jack to jack cable?
Posted by Slowerthanzero on Friday, September 23, 2022 8:35 AM

Pretty much the title. Unfortunately, I don't understand enough else to really clarify this question further. I have a buyer asking this question and I haven't the foggiest clue what the answer is on this.

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Posted by NVSRR on Friday, September 23, 2022 9:49 AM

The 3.5 plug should work.    It is just a connector.     It sure about the analog, since I don't see anything listed that it does Run analog at all.   I did see it is a modified version of Lenzs.  Of course what does the buyer trying to do as well? are they thinking they can run many analog trains on this system at once?   Or just one analog train@?  

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Posted by jjdamnit on Friday, September 23, 2022 1:01 PM

Hello All,

Slowerthanzero
...via a 3.5 jack to jack cable?

I'm not sure what you mean by this.

The Bachmann E-Z Command Control System can operate one (1) DC locomotive through "Address" (Button) 10.

It is really not a DC output but rather a method of mimicking a DC signal by means of Zero Bit Stretching.

Even the printed instructions of the E-Z Command system notes that the DC locomotive should not be stored on the track being powered by the system as damage to the locomotive can occur.

An unusual humming or buzzing noise will occur during the operation of DC locomotives.

You will need to cut off the square plug to expose the bare wires to attach it to the screw terminal on the track.

If you are using the Bachmann 5 Amp booster a cable is supplied with the booster with a 3.5mm plug on one end and a 1/4-inch plug on the other.

This cable connects the E-Z Command station to the booster.

Bottom line- -yes it can be done for one (1) DC locomotive with this system. 

Hope this helps.

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