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UP5 LocoNet Universal Interconnect Panel
Part #DIG-UP5 N Scale Supply Price: $13.56

Give your layout a professionally finished look.
Two RJ12 6 pin LocoNet jacks in the back of the panel for hooking up LocoNet devices that use RailSync.
Two RJ12 6 pin Throttle jacks in the front of the panel for hooking up throttles and other LocoNet devices that do not use RailSync.
One additional RJ12 6 pin Throttle jack on the side of the panel for hooking up LocoNet devices that do not use RailSync. For example, any device that is not connected to other LocoNet devices beyond itself. This extra throttle jack is great for connecting a DS54 or other local device.
Indicator LED that shows the power state of a local track section.
2mm power jack that allows you to make the UP5 a battery saver terminal for your throttles by plugging in a PS12 DC power supply.
Rear panel has two RJ12 jacks & two #6-32 right angle screw terminals for local track connections for power and diagnostics.
Use 6 conductor telephone cable with RJ12 6 pin male connectors on each end and it's easy to daisy chain your network around the layout without worrying about hooking up a lot of wires.
You can use your UP5 with other Digitrax Universal Interconnect products such as the UP1, UP2, UP3 and also with TelCo RJ12 6 pin type jacks.

Click here to view the Up5 Manual (.pdf) from the Digitrax Web Site.


Front Panel:
Three RJ12 Throttle Jacks: The front panel of the UP5 has 2 RJ12 6 pin connections for any Digitrax LocoNet throttle (DT400, DT300, DT200, DT100, UT, BT2, etc.). Another throttle jack is located on the side of the UP5. This side throttle jack is very useful for connecting a local DS54 or other device that is a “dead end” on LocoNet. Note: The RJ12s in the front and side of the UP5 should only be used as throttle jacks and should not be used as LocoNet connections where the device you are connecting is daisy chained to another device beyond itself. 2 LocoNet Jacks are provided on the back of the UP5.
TRACK STATUS Indicator: The TRACK STATUS indicator is a bi-color LED that reports the power state for a local track section connected to the UP5 for monitoring. This LED will not be lit if the UP5 is not hooked up to a local track section to provide power. The RJ12 sockets provide throttle power when you hook up the UP5 to a local powered track section.
Mounting Holes: The Universal Panel has 4 corner mounting holes for #6 screw clearance. The panel is normally flush mounted in the fascia of the layout or module, and the network wiring is accessed and hidden behind the fascia.

Rear Panel:
Two RJ12 LocoNet Jacks: The rear of the UP5 has two RJ12 6 pin LocoNet jacks that are "daisy-chained" pin-for-pin. These are typically used with the LocoNet jumper plug coming from the previous Universal Panel in on one side, and continuing out on the other side with a jumper cable to the next Universal Panel in the network. You can use these two jacks in any convenient order for connection to other devices. You can use "splitters" to provide more connections if needed just be sure that they are 6 pin to 6 pin.
2-Local Track Power Terminals: There are two #6-32 right angle screw terminals provided at the rear of the UP5. Connect these to each rail of a convenient track section using 22 to 28AWG wire. These terminals can be hooked up either way to the rails. The TRACK STATUS led on the panel front will be lit when the local track has power. This allows individual UP5s to diagnose whether individual power boosters or "districts" are shorted. Note that the TRACK STATUS circuit and the throttles draw their power from this input, and the RJ12 jacks need this connection to provide extra operating power to throttles connected to them. Normally this Local track input should be wired to the track so that the unit can pick up track power.
2mm DC Power Jack: A 2mm DC power jack on the side of the UP5 allows you to provide additional power to run throttles when the local track section is not powered up. This is especially important when you are using throttles that do not require batteries. This jack also lets your UP5 act as a "battery saver" module by powering throttles that need batteries from LocoNet rather than from their internal batteries. You can power up to 9 additional UPs and/or URs from a single +12V to +15V DC supply. Digitrax PS12 is available from your Digitrax dealer or you may choose to use a power supply from Radio Shack, DigiKey, Mouser or other supplier. When one or more of these jacks are powered they will "keep alive" LocoNet even when the command station is off and all throttles plugged in will run off LocoNet Power and will conserve battery power.

Click here for infon on Wiring Your Layout with LocoNet

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