The C7042 Advanced 6 car Digital Powerbase can be used to race up to 6 cars on a Scalextric Digital layout at the same time or be used on a standard Scalextric two-lane layout.
The unit has a clear user interface with two levels of features to suit both the novice and experienced user.
The Skill Level option allows you to adjust the maximum power levels to individual cars so that 'novice versus expert' races can be run more fairly.
Hand throttles can be calibrated to equalize controller performance.
Multiple gaming modes, timed endurance and total lap format racing.
Ghost cars (PACER) function for setting 1 to 6 cars to run automatically, with switchable lane changing and lap counting on individual cars.
Setting the car ID is easy via a simple, one-button action.
This Powerbase delivers 15v for faster car performance.
An 'open-source' output connection enables the enthusiast to connect the six car power base to a computer for additional functionality.
This new Powerbase can be used in analog or Digital power modes. This great feature allows the Powerbase to be used with standard 2-lane Scalextric circuits, using two cars only, or with Scalextric Digital layouts for 1-to-6 car action. All features are available in either mode.
Now the best of both worlds is available - an all-in-one race control system for analog and Digital racing.
Requires the 15V Power Supply sold separately (P9303) and two Scalextric Digital throttles (C7002)---also sold separtely). You will also want one or more C7036 Lane Changers. If you are upgrading an existing Scalextric Digital track you will need the C7042 and the P9303 Power Supply but you can use your Scalextric Digital throttles (analog throttles will not operate the system).
NOTE: If you want a complete Scalextric Digital track conversion you can purchase the C7042DC (note the "DC" on the part number and the special price) Package that includes the C7042, P9303 Power Supply, two C7002 throttles, PLUS one C7036 Lane Changer.
The Digital Plugs to convert the cars must also be purchased separately---each car will require its own plug. Most Scalextric cars are Digital Plug Ready so a number C8515 Easyfit Digital Plug (for most cars) or C8516 Easyfit Digital Plug (for Scalextric Formula 1 cars) is a one-screw unplug/plug-in installation. For other brands the C7005 Digital Chip can be installed but the wire connections must be soldered. All three Digital Plugs (chips) also allow the car run on any brand of analog track (but not on other brands of digital).
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