As a newbie to DCC, is the voltage used on this generally AC? And is it about 18v? Or have I been living on another planet?
Anyway my point or question is, that with a normal train controller (Select, Elite, GaugeMaster etc), there are certain things that need still 12v DC supply, signals, maybe some lighting etc, what is the general way that other model railway users power these auxiliary items, I know that most controllers have an extra output for AUX or maybe even12v dc, however if you are building a fairly big layout or even one with a lot of 12v DC demands, what is the best way to power these without putting extra demands on your controller/controllers? Is there or can you get a dedicated 12v DC controller/power supply over the counter/bought that is designed or meant to be used as a separate power unit for these sort of devices and loads? If so what make, what is the best, and how have you address/resolved this on your layouts?