LCS System Cabling

LCS is a very modular system. Pick and choose the components you need; add more as your layout grows. Each installation requires one 6-81499 LCS DB-9 Cable with Power Supply. This cable provides power for the control electronics of each LCS component in your installation.

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6-81499 LCS DB-9 Cable with Power Supply

The photo below shows the basic hook-up. It includes a Legacy command base, the LCS DB-9 Cable and a single LCS module, such as an LCS WiFi. You can see how one end of the DB-9 connector plugs into your Lionel Command Base and the other end to the first LCS device in your installation.

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An example LCS system with Legacy base, DB-9 Cable with Power Supply and one LCS module.

When you add a second and subsequent LCS device to your installation, you’ll need additional LCS PDI cables (see below). Each piece of LCS hardware is cabled to the next in a daisy-chain fashion, using these cables, which are available in 1’, 3’, 10’ and 20’ lengths.

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6-81500 -LCS 1’ to 1’ PDI cable
6-81501 - LCS 3’ to 3’ PDI cable
6-81502 - LCS 10’ to 10’ PDI cable
6-81503 - LCS 20’ to 20’ PDI cable