Kato Illuminated Bumper and block detection.

Making illuminated 20-0063 block detection silent !!

The ESU Ecos Detector family like many block detection solutions use current draw detection to designate/detect occupancy. This means when a nice device like an illuminated bumper in N scale comes along and you have to have it - you are in trouble !


So I decided to take the piece apart and isolate the lamp and separately power it from my DC bus in the layout (see post on powering a layout).

This isolates the current to the lamp from the DCC and the detector does not falsely indicate occupancy!