This installation of TCS DP2X Decoder is for HO Scale Athearn MP15 and was performed by TCS Customer
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
Remove the couplers and then lift off
Whether you use the DP2X or the T1 the jumper plug that
attaches to the 9 pin JST must be removed.
Photo below show a DP2X installed, this is a very easy, plug
'n' play installation. NOTE: Jumper plug is removed from 9 pin JST connector.
Photo below shows T1 decoder installed which is a very easy
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