Carrera Slotcar Racing and Carrera RC FAQ's

Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions related to Carrera Racetracks and Carrera RC Models.

The most common questions

Can the wireless IR hand-held controls only be used for car IDs 1 - 4 or for all 6?
Can my existing GO!!! circuit be expanded to become a DIGITAL 143 system?
My car does not run when I operate the hand control, or all the cars start at once.
Are the Digital 132 hand-held control sets identical to the PRO-X controls? Can I continue to use PRO-X controls in a Digital 132 Black Box without limitations?
Are there power feed cables for DIGITAL 143?
Up to what length can a DIGITAL 143 circuit be extended?
Can all PRO-X cars run on Digital 132?

General questions about Carrera racetracks

I have just got a new DIGITAL 124 car, but it doesn't run on my DIGITAL 124 track and/or I cannot set the speed, braking response or fuel levels. What should I do?
What is the switch for on the underside of the Digital 132 cars?
Can functions like speed and braking be set as with DIGITAL 132?
Technical data on DIGITAL 143
How many DIGITAL 143 cars can be driven in total?

Technical questions about Carrera racetracks

How many sets of lane-changer points can be integrated into a DIGITAL 132 track?
How many DIGITAL 124 vehicles can run on a DIGITAL 124 racetrack?
I can no longer control my car - it seems to be driving itself. What do I do?
Is it planned to introduce a control set extension lead to give all 6 drivers enough space?
Has a dual operation mode (possibility to switch to analogue mode) been built into the Black Box?
How many cars can the electronic lap counter (30342) display?
How many cars can the lap counter (30355) display?
One of the cars is causing a short-circuit in the Black Box 42001 (LED in the Black Box flashes). What should I do?
My cars are not running smoothly - in many places they run jerkily. What can I do?
Is there an electronic lap counter for DIGITAL 143?
Can DIGITAL 143 be expanded to a 4-lane system?
Can circuit boards for 143 cars be purchased individually?
Can I re-equip my Carrera GO!!! cars for DIGITAL 143?

Questions about racetrack compatibility

Can I use a Driver Display (30353) for several cars?
Is it possible to install a second Black Box?
Can I also use the earlier, controllable, transformer with my DIGITAL 124 vehicles in analogue operation?
Can you also use the DIGITAL 124 transformer (18 V) to run DIGITAL 132 vehicles?
Is there a loop-the-loop for my circuit (Evolution, Digital 132, Digital 124)?
How many sets of lane-changer points can be integrated into a DIGITAL 124 track?
Can I run DIGITAL 124 cars on a Pro-X circuit?
Can you also use the 14.8 V transformer to run DIGITAL 124 cars?
When starting four cars with full throttle, the Black Box (30344) or the Control Unit (30352) starts to flash and bleep.
When running over points, the Black Box (30344) or the Control Unit (30352) starts to flash and bleep, and the cars stop.
Can the tuning motors also be used in DIGITAL 124?
From what length do I need an additional power feed for a Digital 132 circuit?
Can DIGITAL 132 be expanded to four lanes?
Digital 132 supports up to six cars. Will the Digital132 Black Box (30344) have six control sockets or continue to have just four?
Can the Ghost Car function be used with DIGITAL 143?
What has to be changed on an existing PRO-X circuit in order to use the Digital 132 technology?

Technical questions about Carrera RC

Technical data on DIGITAL 124
How far can you extend the DIGITAL 124 and from what length do you need to use an extra power feed?
Can I also convert my old Exclusiv cars to DIGITAL 124, or which Exclusiv cars can be converted to DIGITAL 124?
Which DIGITAL 124 cars can be run over the high-banked curve 1 (20574)?

Technical questions about Carrera RC vehicles

Can I also use the Exclusiv transformers (20750, 20758) for DIGITAL 124?
Technical data on Carrera DIGITAL 132
Combination with wireless (infra-red): Can wireless technology be freely combined with Digital 124/132 electric lead controls or are there specific regulations?
Which accessories have a PC connection?
How many Ghost Cars does DIGITAL 132 support? Can the total number of cars on the circuit exceed six, or not?
I have just got a new DIGITAL 132 car, but it doesn't run on my DIGITAL 132 track
How can Digital 132 run cars 5 and 6?
Can Pro-X and DIGITAL 132 points be used at the same time in a DIGITAL 132 system?
Can PRO-X and Digital 132 cars be run on a Digital 132 circuit at the same time?
Can PRO-X cars be re-equipped to work on the Digital 132 system?
Are the upgrade decoders adapted to the engines and to the weight of the cars?

Technical questions about Carrera RC helicopters & quadrocopters

How exactly does lap counting on the DIGITAL 132 function?
Can the DIGITAL 124/132 Black Box (30344) also be used for PRO-X cars?
When programming individual cars, is it possible to have other cars on the tracks without them disrupting programming activities?
Can Ghost Cars be 'trained'? Do they store a manually driven lap or does the speed have to be set as previously (continuously variable)?
Does the fuel level have an influence on the car's driving performance (full tank = slower car)?

Technical questions about Carrera RC boats

I can no longer control my DIGITAL 132 car - it seems to be driving itself. What do I do?
Can Digital 132 cars also run on analogue circuits? Are there any restrictions?
Can Digital 132 cars also be run in analogue mode, that is on an Evolution circuit?
Can cars made by other manufacturers be re-equipped for use with Digital 132?

FAQ's - Carrera racing tracks

Are all wireless systems compatible with each other?
Are the earlier Carrera 124 tracks compatible with the current 1:24 tracks?
Are the GO!!! tracks compatible with other systems?
Are there edging strips for all track types?
Are there spare parts for GO!!! ?
Can a number of digital features be connected at the same time?
Can a number of digital features be connected up to one Adapter Unit (30360)?
Can all Evolution cars be re-equipped for use on DIGITAL 132 circuits?
Can all Exclusiv cars be re-equipped for Carrera DIGITAL 124?
Can an existing Evolution circuit be expanded to become a Digital 132?
Can digital features also be used with the Black Box?
Can GO!!! be expanded to several lanes?
Can I also run DIGITAL 124 cars on an analogue EXCLUSIV track?
Can I also set up the Carrera racetrack in the open air?
Can I also use the older adjustable transformer in analogue mode with my DIGITAL 124 cars?
Can I combine the Lap Counter 30355 with the PC Unit (30349)?
Can I connect a hand control expansion box and wireless?
Can I equip the old cars (E100) with the new engine and rear axle technology (E200)?
Can I get layout suggestions from Carrera?
Can I run DIGITAL 143 cars on a DIGITAL 132/124 track?
Can I tune my Exclusiv car?
Can I use digital features on my EVOLUTION track as well?
Can I use the Lap Counter from DIGITAL 132/124 for DIGITAL 143 as well?
Can I use the transformer and the hand controls from GO!!! for DIGITAL 143 as well?
Can I use the Wireless Set from DIGITAL 132/124 for DIGITAL 143 as well?
Can the Evolution system be expanded to several lanes?
Can the old wireless hand controls (with dip switch) (10103) and new wireless infrared hand controls (with LED) (10106, 10107) be used at the same time?
Can wireless infra-red (10106, 10107) and 2.4 GHz Wireless+ hand controls be combined with Digital 132 electric lead hand controls or are there specific regulations?
Do the engines have to have EMI restrictors?
Does Wireless function with the earlier controllable transformers?
For which operating system(s) are the PC Unit and the Software X-Lap suitable?
How can I recognise a tuning engine?
How do I see the current fuel level?
How long does charging take for the 2.4 GHz WIRELESS+ (10109, 10110, 10111)?
How long has the GO!!! slot car racing system been available?
How many cars can be controlled by wireless infrared (10106, 10107)?
I have 2.4 GHz WIRELESS+ and my cars are moving in jerks. What is the cause likely to be?
I have a Control Unit (30352); which wireless systems are compatible with it?
I still have a wireless infrared system with dip switch (10103) on the hand control. Is this compatible with the Black Box (30344)?
Is the Adapter Unit (30360) included in the package of Driver Display (30353), Starting Light (30354), Position Tower (30357) and Wireless+ (10109, 10110, 10111)?
Is the DIGITAL 143 compatible with other racetrack systems?
Is the Lap Counter 30342 compatible with the Control Unit (30352)?
Is the old locking system compatible with the new system for 1:24 scale track introduced from 2006?
Is the Pit Lane (30356) compatible with the Black Box (30344) or the Control Unit (30352)?
Is the Pit Stop Adapter Unit (30361) compatible with the Black Box (30344)?
Is there also a software version for MAC OS or Linux?
Is there an extension lead for my 2.4 GHz WIRELESS+ receiver
Is there an extension lead for my wireless infrared Tower?
Must the engine be serviced?
My bodywork is damaged. Are bodies available separately?
On Evolution, can a wireless infrared hand control and a mechanical or electronic hand control be used together?
On my 2.4 GHz WIRELESS+ hand control the LED flashes when it is in the loading cradle.
On my 2.4 GHz WIRELESS+ hand control the LED is continuously lit when it is in the loading cradle.
On my 2.4 GHz WIRELESS+ hand control the LED is not lit up or flashing when the hand control is in the charging cradle.
On the wireless infra-red hand control (10106, 10107) the red LED is flashing quickly and the cars cannot be programmed on the hand control. What should I do?
One of my GO!!! hand controls operates both cars. What am I doing wrong?
Technical data on Evolution
Technical data on Exclusiv
Technical data on GO!!!
The PC Unit cannot establish a connection to the Lap Counter or the Control Unit. What can I do?
The red LED on the wireless infrared hand control (10106, 10107) is no longer flashing, what should I do?
The spoiler on my car has broken off. What can I do?
What basic function does the PC Unit have and what digital features do I need for this?
What do I do if the suspension wire in a first-generation swing arm breaks?
What does the Driver Display (30353) show me?
What extended functions can I use in conjunction with the Control Unit?
What is "tampon printing"?
What is a special guide fin?
What is the maximum length I can extend my GO!!! track to?
What must I do before using the 2.4 GHz WIRELESS+ (10109, 10110, 10111) for the first time?
When were the technical changes in Exclusiv cars introduced?
Where can I still get spare parts for my "old" Carrera racetrack?
Where do I find Carrera distributors and dealers?