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QUOTE (Brian @ 13 Feb 2008, 14:00) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi all
I have been reading with interest on another forum the topic of whether of not the power bus (which also carries the DCC data signals) should/can be wired under the layout as a ring or radial circuit. Searching the internet I can't find any reference to ring circuits being used anywhere, as they all refer to radial power buses.

Will any short circuit currents be better and fast returning via a ring or a radial bus
Will the data on the power bus be best served by a radial or ring circuit?

So, is a DCC ring bus advisable or is it to be the radial or perhaps it just doesn't matter?

It is important to distinguish the connections between the handsets (assuming you have more than one) which MUST be radial (that is a handset can only receive a signal from one direction) and the connections from the command station to the track which can be either but unless the whole layout is one section is most likely to be a series of spurs (that is radial).

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