Digitrax DN149K2

Patrick Jun 6, 2000

  1. Patrick

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    I understand that the Digitrax DN149K2 decoders for the KATO N-scale SD40-2 locomotives have yellow leds for lights. Does anyone know if they are close to the color of the early version SD40-2's?

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    I am 99.99999999999999999% sure they are the exact same ledS

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  3. mtaylor

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    Do these work in the snoots? Also, how tough is it to replace the yellow LED with the "white" LED. I finally got my snoots and WOW. That white LED looks great!. The only problem is now I want them on all of my locos.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Patrick:
    I understand that the Digitrax DN149K2 decoders for the KATO N-scale SD40-2 locomotives have yellow leds for lights. Does anyone know if they are close to the color of the early version SD40-2's?

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    Digitrax includes instructions for swapping the yellow LED's on their decoders with the white LED's included on the Kato light boards.

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  5. Patrick

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mtaylor:
    Do these work in the snoots? Matt<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Asked Digitrax this question and they replied "Yes".


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  6. sd75mac

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    I've installed about 30 white LED's on my Digitrax boards (old and new). No problems yet. Don't think I will change out the rear yellow LED to white, though.

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  7. mtaylor

    mtaylor Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by sd75mac:
    I've installed about 30 white LED's on my Digitrax boards (old and new). No problems yet. Don't think I will change out the rear yellow LED to white, though.

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    Is this a process of just desoldering the yellow LEDs and soldering in the white ones. I assume this could be done on non DCC lightboards as well such as KATO's SD45 77A ligt board.

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  8. sd75mac

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    Yep, a de-solder, re-solder process

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by sd75mac:
    Yep, a de-solder, re-solder process

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    FUN!!

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    Got pretty good at this change. Did some for a buddy yesterday & it takes about 2 minutes, after the soldering iron gets hot. For me, these little white LEDs are the ONLY way to go. Let me tell you. [​IMG] You can't beat the sight of a unit with a white LED programmed for a MARS/Gyralite in a tunnel


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