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NCE No-Halt "Keep-Alive" Installation

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By now many folks have discovered the value of adding a keep-alive device like the NCE No-Halt Insurance Modules to you locomotive fleet.

I like to think of these devices as big Band-Aids for poor electrical continuity or a UPS Battery Backup System for a personal computer.

The product simply hides the imperfections in our track and wiring.  They should never be a substitute for proper locomotive maintenance or track cleaning.

Having said that, I cannot deny their usefulness and strongly recommend their implementation in any install where they will fit.


Products like the NCE Small or Medium No-Halt Insurance modules can all but eliminate this problem.

This page is offered to provide the correct points for connecting the NCE No-Halt Insurance "Keep-Alive" modules to NCE decoders.

NOTE: All diagrams on this page are found in the supporting product literature or provide courtesy of NCE Technical Support.

NCE 524-148 Small No-Halt Add-on Module
NCE 524-149 Medium No-Halt Add-on Module

The Disclaimer
The NCE No-Halt Insurance modules can be used with any brand of decoder if connected properly.

Connecting a NCE No-Halt Insurance module may involve removing the protective shrink wrap from the decoder which may void the Manufacturers warranty.

Connecting a NCE No-Halt Insurance module may involve soldering directly to components on the decoder which may damage or compromise the decoder if not done properly.
Connection Diagrams

The NCE No-Halt Insurance Module has a two-wire harness that extends from one end.  

In all instances, the blue wire from the NCE No-Halt Insurance Module will connect to the DC Positive, usually the blue wire on any decoder, and the black wire will connect to the Ground or DC Negative.



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