If you’re using a 6V dc motor in your Lima or Hornby ringfield motor conversion, and you’re using DC control or DCC without CV5 functionality, you’ll need to consider a diode voltage dropper to protect the motor from over-voltage and current.
All you have to do is twist the legs of two diodes (arranged in opposing polarity) together and solder the joints, cover in heat shrink to insulate and then solder it inline with the wires to the motor/from the pickups or decoder.
The kit comes with basic wiring instructions. Detailed instructions are available in our ringfield adaptor kit instructions booklet which is available via our website.
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Looking for something that’s lower profile?
If you need a slimmer solution to fit in a small corner or fix to the chassis or body, our surface mount diode voltage dropper kit provides an alternative option to this through-hole kit. You can order it here.
Prefer soldering as little as possible?
If soldering isn’t your idea of fun and you’d prefer to buy an off-the-shelf diode voltage dropper kit, our pre-assembled diode voltage dropper kit is the kit for you! You can order it here.