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hi guys you've been a great help so far but i have another rookie question ,i was wondering if any other brands are compatible to take a scalextric digital chip as my local hobbie store has limited scalextric cars but heaps of scx,ninco etc etc ,if they arent compatible can they be modified ,sorry if this question has been covered already cheers brad

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OK. Here's a slightly fuller answer.

 

While the digital systems are not compatible with each other (ie Ninco digital cars will not function correctly on Scalex digital track) it is possible to install Scalextric digital chips in other brands of analogue cars. However, I believe the Scalex retrofit digital chip isn't exactly readily available any more.

 

However, Slot.it make a digital chip which is compatible with the Scalex Digital system, but it is not usually available through regular toy and hobby shops but through specialist slot car purveyors like our forum sponsors.


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Like Ember said you can buy any brand of analogue car and put a Scalextric Retro Fit chip in. Scalextric used to have 2 types of Retro fit chips one is the F1 chip which is still readily available from any good slotcar shop and the 2nd chip which they have now discontinued was the saloon chip which was larger because it had solder pads on the chip to hook up lights ect straight to the chip. But I generally used the F1 chip anyway as it is smaller and fits better into cars with interiors or smaller cars so it was no biggy for me when they discontinued it.

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I have two SCX cars I've fitted the retro fit chips into and they work fine. Haven't one in a Ninco or Carrera.The Carrera would be fine is it has a similar motor to Scalextric.Don't know about Ninco,those motors might pull too many amps for a Scaley chip.


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The trick with digital is to match the chip to the digital system...

The analog car it goes into is mostly irrelevant...

 

Now, that said, the Scaley chips are not really rated for anything more than a 20,000 rpm shortcan (or approximately 15,000rpm long can)motors. If you run faster motors (like the Slot.It 21500rpm Orange Can), you risk either desoldering the bridge rectifier diodes, or blowing the output transistors.

From what I understand, the Slot.It (Scaley digital compatabile) chips are rated to 25,000rpm shortcan (or approximately 21,000rpm long can) motors.

 

The following brands / motors should all be safe on a scalextric chip...

Carrera E100, E200

Ninco Sparker, Evo, '1', NC2

Any standard Scalextric motor.

Most 2WD SCX RX-??'A' motors (Not RX-??'B' or higher)

Most Fly standard short motors.

 

The following motors are not likely to be 'safe'

Ninco NC5 or higher

Most 4wd SCX motors

Most 'upgrade' coloured Scalextric motors

Slot.It motors.

Sideways motors.

Scaleauto motors.

Autoart motors.

Revell Motors.

Most fly Long can motors.

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The SSD chips can take an amazing amount of volts however, so instead of running big motors just crank up the voltage.

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I have seen the high output Scaley(coloured motors) run with the SSD chips and they seemed to last. However,I wouldn't try it myself. Both the SCX cars run the 16000K motors but they'd br fine with the RX42B(17500K).


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A standard motor is best for digital. You can't but lane changers at million miles an hour anyway and on home circuits the bigger motors generally give only minimal faster lap times.


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