DIGITAL is the newest form of slot racing; Up to 6 cars can race at the same time, and can change lanes to overtake and block other cars.
Classic or Sport Track can be used, and cars carry a digital 'chip' that is controlled by a new type power base and controllers. Conversion Microprocessors are available for all ANALOGUE cars, which require a solder installation. This enables all older slot cars to become DIGITAL cars. Some newer Scalextric cars are 'DPR ready', and a DPR Digital Microprocessor can simply be plugged in to enable it to become DIGITAL. We stock all the conversion Microprocessors and also offer an installation service. The picture below shows a TVR Speed 12 with lights we converted.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Scalextric Digital?
Racing with Digital Scalextric allows 1 – 6 people to race at the same time.
Cars can change lanes, and multiple cars can run on the same lane, allowing overtaking and blocking.
Can I use my old cars and track?
Nearly all older cars can be converted to Digital with conversion chips. Current ‘Sport’ and older ‘Classic’ track can be used, only a different powerbase and controllers must be used. Non-
What is the best way to upgrade to Digital?
Scalextric have Digital conversion packs available, however, we recommend buying a Digital Set. Even if you have a Scalextric set already, a Digital set will contain at least 2 ready to race cars, and extra track to add to your existing circuit. Already have older track? We sell converter track for using old and new track together.
How do I convert analogue cars to Digital?
Cars that have been released recently are often ‘Digital Plug Ready’. This means all that is needed is a Scalextric ‘Digital Plug’, that can be quickly screwed in, underneath the car.
Older cars that are not ‘DPR’, require a Scalextric ‘Conversion Chip’. These need to be soldered into the car. We offer a Digital chip fitting service.
What are the advantages of Digital?
Multiple people can race at the same time
Overtaking and blocking
Automated pace cars