Attention should be given to the type of track pieces used when using the C7042 Advanced Powerbase in Analogue mode. This mode simulates the traditional way of using Scalextric with car in each lane. It is necessary to avoid track configurations whereby lane 1 is linked to lane 2 to create an electrical short circuit. In a Digital circuit this is fine and, in fact, desirable.
It is important to ensure the following track configuration rules are applied when using C7042 6-car Advanced Powerbase in ANALOGUE mode:
- Ensure lane 1 and lane 2 of the powerbase are not linked together by configuration of the circuit layout.
- Ensure a crossover such as a Racing Curve doesn't cause lanes 1 & 2 to come together.
- Ensure the use of Pit Lane lane change track pieces do not cause lane 1 & 2 to come together.
- Ensure any power booster cables used for a Digital circuit do not link lanes 1 & 2 together.
- Some Lane Change track pieces may have factory installed link wires between lanes 1 & 2. The link wires should be disconnected via the access cover on the underside of the track piece. To check if a lane change track piece has these wires simlpy undo the access cover and observe if flat copper strips link lanes 1 & 2. Do not do anything at this stage. Decide whether you want to do this. Replacing the Digital track pieces and/or cross-over track pieces with regular track pieces is the preferred solution to avoid damage or warranty issues.