Last week I’ve connected the DCC switch decoder. I use the DCC–SDEC–08 by Kreischer Datentechnik. (www.easyconn.nl) It’s a NMRA compliant DCC Decoder for magnetic peripherals. It’s also capable of driving electrical components if the current draw stays below 1 amp.
There are 16 outputs avaiable, two for each turnout, so you can use eight turnouts. Each output however can also be adressed individually.
Every output can:
generate a pulse (from10 milliseconds to 2.7 minutes)
switch on/off (e.g. street lights, 1 amp. max.)
blinking (used for warning signs etc..)
All the turnouts are connected and tested. Now its time for ballasting the tracks.