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April 14 Block Control plug DB50

This is a drawing of the DB50 connector that I will be using to connect my control panel to my layout.

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This is the layout end of a 50 pin female connector.  Pin 1 is paired with pin 26, pin 2 is paired with pin 27 and etc for 25 pairs or blocks.  The connector is 2" long by just under a ½" wide.  The connectors are available at Fry's.  I use a DB37, 37 pin connector for my turnout controls.  I standardized on the DB series connectors for their compact size.  I also use DB25 connectors for lighting and DB 15s for signals.  By reversing the male and female connectors I can use two pairs of each type without the possibility of accidentally reversing the connectors.

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