Frustrated by intermittent locomotive performance whenever you run trains? Spending hours troubleshooting tricky frogs and subpar electrical pickups? You don't have to pull your hair out anymore! Power problems are a thing of the past for Keep Alive® users.
Though not the first company to attempt the idea, TCS was the first to bring a stay alive capacitor to market that was both powerful and affordable with the Keep Alive® device. It was universally well received and quickly became a household name.
Keep Alive® technology eliminates current issues from poor track and electrical pickups. For sound decoders specifically, Keep Alive® prevents sound interruptions and engine stalling that can occur from hiccups in power delivery. When power to your locomotive is interrupted, Keep Alive® delivers 5-8 seconds of additional power to keep your locomotive running through dead spots on the track. Everything continues to run: motor, lights, and sounds. Cutting power to your layout will activate the Keep Alive® device, so don't be surprised if you still hear the locomotive making sounds for several seconds. Nothing's wrong - that's Keep Alive® doing its job!
We shrunk and released two new Keep Alive® devices - KA1 and KA2. Perfect fits in most HO-scale locomotives and many N scale locos too, these re-designed devices provide more 30-40% of the power of their bigger cousins, while clocking in at half the size! You can find out more here!
You can now find Keep Alive® devices included in factory-direct models, including the latest ACS-64 and K4 releases from Bachman! Don't miss your chance to own these fantastic models filled with awesome TCS features like WOWSound, Audio Assist® and Keep Alive® right out of the box! Keep your eyes open for more models with WOWSound and Keep Alive®, coming soon!
Remember, Keep Alive® can be purchased individually and installed in your locomotive, but it is also available with certain WOWSound decoders and WOWKits. Head to our shop or your local hobby source and grab a Keep Alive® to experience the power for yourself.