This works exactly as I hoped it would. Just be sure to follow the directions carefully. Specifically, the decoder arrives with the "programming plug" already installed. Connect it, program it, and use it. I've bought and installed three (so far) -- on the Atlas Snap Relay (two of them) and one on an Atlas N-scale track turnout and they all work flawlessly. I plan to buy more of them to control more of the most difficult-to-reach turnouts on my layout.
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Rock Solid at a Great Price
January 6, 2014
from Minong, WI United States
Just ordered more. I have had 8 of these in operation for over 2 years and never once had to reset or reprogram any of them unlike from a competitor. Programming with NCE is literally "Set it and forget it!" because in the 6 years I have used their various accessory decoders, I have never had even one forget its adress or position. I have been driving all four switches (using Kato and Peco machines) in double crossovers using one Snap-It or Switch-Kat and never had a switching failure. Now you can see they have two capacitors to double the power over the competition, they should handle firing 2 or more of even the poorest quality switch machines at the same time.
The only complaint is MTS allows almost all NCE products to run out completely before restocking, yet over $40,000 of Digitrax decoders are sitting in inventory! By my accounting, that's a lot of inventory dollars wasted on Digitrax and who knows how much lost NCE sales.