Plastic Track Wiring Kit
*** Please Note - The accompanying product picture shows a 4 lane Plastic Track Wiring Kit for illustration purposes.
Slot Car Corner Plastic Track Wiring Kits are designed to simplify your track wiring project - no need to research and track down various components from multiple sources and hope they all work with one another. Our kits require ZERO electrical expertise and are fully scaleable for tracks up to 200 track sections (additional terminal blocks can be purchased to accomodate even larger tracks). Wiring kits are offered below for 2, 3, 4, 6 or 8 lanes and are compatible with all brands and scales of plastic slot car track.
Our Plastic Track Wiring Kits feature proven, high-quality components throughout. While anyone can sell you some terminal blocks and spade terminals, our wiring kits include the really good ones! What's more, our wiring kits include special labels and templates which are designed to make your wiring project much easier. The templates are designed specifically for the heavy duty terminal blocks included in the kit - simply mount the template between the terminal block and the underside of your table using the mounting hardware provided. Everything is clearly labeled - this makes it a snap to layout and connect your track wiring. The templates also make it very easy for us to provide remote (telephone) support should you have any questions. Once your wiring project is completed, the templates serve as documentation for future reference should you need to reconfigure your wiring or troubleshoot a problem. Whether this is your first track wiring project or you're a seasoned veteran, you'll really appreciate these templates!
This wiring kit includes:
- Heavy Duty Jumpered Terminal Block (1)
Heavy Duty Terminal Blocks (5) for power taps (up to 2 power taps may be connected to each terminal block = 10 power taps total)
- Note: Power taps are NOT included - available for purchase separately
- Heavy Duty Terminal Blocks for Driver's Stations (1 per lane) to simplify wiring Driver's Stations into the overall track wiring. Terminal blocks include pre-installed self-resetting circuit protection for both sides of the circuit ("+" and "-")
- Oversize Spade Terminals for Power Supply (2)
- Spade Terminals (V)
- Wiring Clips (V)
- Power Tap Orientation Template (V)
- Wiring Templates (1 set)
- Wire Labels (1 set)
- All mounting hardware for terminal blocks, wiring clips, etc. (V)
- Legendary SCC support both before and after the sale. Have questions? We're here to help!
Note: The "size" (number of positions/connections) of the terminal blocks will vary depending on the number of lanes in your track layout. Quantity of items with a "V" vary depending on the number of lanes the wiring kit is designed for.
What Else Will I Need?
Items NOT included in our wiring kits that must be sourced and procured elsewhere include:
- Power Supply (for 1/32 racing, the Circuit Specialists CSI25SW-D is a great choice)
- Driver's Stations (Controller Hookup Panels) - You can purchase high-quality Driver Stations in kit form or prefabricated from us.
- Wire (available at local home improvement centers such as Lowe's, Home Depot and Canadian Tire). Be sure to purchase stranded copper wire. For most 1/32 track layouts, 14 AWG wire is adequate. Refer to our illustrated Track Wiring Guide for more information.
- Lap Counters and PC-based Race Management Systems (e.g. Trakmate, PC Lap Counter)
Other Helpful Resources
An illustrated Track Wiring Guide is also available free of charge - it provides easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions which cover ALL aspects of your track wiring project (including installation of the track wiring kit). This guide is by FAR the most complete how-to track wiring reference available today.
Still uncertain or skeptical about just how much easier these wiring kits will make your track wiring project? Be sure to read what some of our Customers have to say in the "Testimonials" section/tab located just below the wiring kit product photo toward the top of this page.
"Like most slot car enthusiasts, I started out with a slot set and then expanded. By the time my layout was complete, I had 4 lanes of 65' and a 6'x18' table. Needless to say the stock power bases were inadequate to provide the constant power we needed for good racing. A variable power supply was the answer. Now the problem. How do I integrate the power supply with the necessary power taps needed for constant and smooth operation. I read about Steve Sawtelle's power taps and driver stations and they looked easy enough to make. I am good at wiring 110V stuff but low voltage electronics is not my bag. I finally called him and asked if his products were available pre assembled. They were and for a very reasonable price I was up and running. The driver stations and power taps were superbly made and work great. I would not have made them as nice myself and besides, I can spend my time racing instead!"
Bob Bianchi (aka "rbianchi")
"I’m not one for writing to companies in praise of their services or products. It’s been my long belief that companies should take pride is what they produce or services they provide. I have to honestly say, you go above and beyond when it comes to meeting and exceeding, my expectations. Your customer service and high quality products have greatly enhanced the enjoyment of my layout.
Your controller hookup panels, power taps, wiring kits, and excellent customer service are just impressive and saved me many trips to the hardware store. The quality and design of your products, and support, are bargains when I consider how much time I have saved. I now have a very professional looking track that works perfectly and consistently.
I can’t thank you enough for your products and support. My son and I are having a blast!!"
Matt Foskett (aka "digrumblers")
"The panels are installed and worked perfectly the first time! The instructions and templates made installation very easy. Thanks very much for your excellent products and help."
"I also want to put in a good word for Steve Sawtelle of Area 51 fame. His controller panels are top-notch! They really are amazing for the price. I ordered one, thinking I could get by with my old panels, but I might have to buy two more of Steve's panels."
Steve Berry (aka "PastimeRaceway")
"The track is running great. In both directions as well. If there is a low voltage spot, I can't find it with a car or a multi-meter! Your directions were flawless. It took a while to adjust the schematics to my particular layout but once the I had all the power taps equally spaced, it began to gel. I need to take some pics of the wiring. Personally, I think it is at least as clean as the top. Never again will I wire a track without applying your methodologies. I might have been able to do it without you but it would not have been nearly as nice."
Johnny R. Roberts (aka "jrrobertsjr")
"..the track layout went like a dream, especially the wiring. Yesterday was opening day and I had sooooo many people tell me how fast and smooth my track was... I can't thank you enough for the amazing job and the help you have given me and hope to one day shake your hand for it. You offer a service and a product that is 1st rate and top notch all the way. Everything from your own personal service to the packaging of the goods. You have made my dream come true and gave me a "smooth as glass" track."
Brian Weston (aka "HotSlots")
Hot Slots Raceway
"I want to thank you for helping me with my track. There is no way I would have known where to begin without you. The power is smooth and even. I've taken power readings with a multimeter from different lanes and points on the track. I can't find a variance of power anywhere. It really shows when your cars are the farthest point from the power supply. And if I ever have a problem, I will be able to trace it quickly with the wiring diagram and labels you provided for me."
"The control hookups are first class. It's great that you gave me the option to run the cars in both directions with a flip of a switch. Where I am pleased the most is how I was treated before and after the sale. I know we must have talked by email and phone a dozen times. You always answered my question no matter how trivial. My son, buddies and I are looking forward to having side by side action on the track. I know that if one of them beats me it won't be because one lane had more power than another."
"Thank you for giving your time and talents to helping Dad race his little cars."
George Bagley (aka "southernsloter")
"The panels arrived Thursday. I spent Friday hooking them up and the track and power supply as well. Everything works great! Your wiring guide was invaluable; I followed it to the letter and haven't had any problems. The kids and I played all weekend. Thank you for the panels and the guide. It made a daunting task much easier."
"I just opened up my new drivers stations that Steve down at SlotCarCorner made for me. You may know Steve as the owner of the incredible Area 51 Raceway in Connecticut, but he is also quite the handyman when it comes to accessories for your track.
I sent him a crude drawing of what I was looking for in a drivers station and we talked about the best way to accomplish those things. The end result is just great.
The panels and electrical parts are very heavy duty and the workmanship is first class. I'll NEVER need to upgrade these. I imagine they will outlast me."
Kevin Schofield (aka "turbokev")
"I just went with wiring the track properly using Steve Sawtelle's driver stations and wiring. Can't recommend his stuff enough..."
Eric Tirion (aka "RECKLESSRACER")
"I would HIGHLY recommend to anyone who is wiring their layout to check with Steve at Slot Car Corner. His wiring templates and products are top notch. The wiring templates were easy to understand and made the wiring a very straight forward and clear process. His driver station panels are also "swe-eet"!"
Bob Methe (aka "mether05")
"Let me tell you something many of you may already know, these stations are absolutely awesome. OMG! There is no way I could have duplicated these. The craftsmanship is first rate all the way. Steve did a super job here."
Terry Noe (aka "Terry Noe")
"Hi Steve, I want to thank you on all your help regarding my track wiring project. Your product has worked perfectly from day one."