Kato SD40

Scale:
HO Scale


This installation uses the following decoder:


This installation documentation is for the HO-Scale Kato SD40. This installation uses the DP2X decoder.

This new rendition of the Kato SD40 has an onboard lighting decoder which covers regular headlight, rear light and blinking ditch lights. When you install a decoder in this locomotive it is used exclusively to control the motor.
This new rendition of the Kato SD40 has an onboard lighting decoder which covers regular headlight, rear light and blinking ditch lights. When you install a decoder in this locomotive it is used exclusively to control the motor.


Remove the dummy plug or clips from the 8-pin socket, then plug in the decoder so that Pin #1 of the decoder lines up with Pin #1 of the socket. Pin #1 will be designated with a "1" or a small arrow/chevron.
Remove the dummy plug or clips from the 8-pin socket, then plug in the decoder so that Pin #1 of the decoder lines up with Pin #1 of the socket. Pin #1 will be designated with a "1" or a small arrow/chevron.



Important Soldering Tip

Please do not use any flux either liquid or paste on the mother board. It will damage it. Use only Rosin core solder approved for electronics use. 
We recommend to use only Kester "44" rosin core, SN63PB37, .015" diameter, part number 24-6337-0007.
This can be ordered from Techni-Tool under Techni-Tool part number 488SO157
http://www.techni-tool.com

Other solder tips

When stripping wire, only strip a tiny little bit of the insulation. Strip no more then a 1/64 of an inch. When the wire gets tinned with solder, the insulation will shrink back more. Try to not expose any more wire then half the length of the solder pad at most. In no case should solder or exposed wire wire ever be outside the boundary of the the solder pad you are attaching a wire to.
Click here for important information on properly Stripping and Tinning wire