In the past, every once in a while we received inquiries for a robust, affordable DCC recoder, which would meet the basic standards.
We are now proud to present you our answer to the challenge: The LokPilot V1.0 was developed from scratch with the aim to bring you a decoder which would satisfy the needs of the majority of model railroaders. On the one hand it offers all the fundamental functions, while on the other hand it is easy on the wallet. The result is convincing: The LokPilot Basic V1.0 is surely not a stripped down, technically obsolete decoder, on the contrary: It contains the most modern, on the world market presently available technology.
Like all other LokPilot decoders, the LokPilot Basic V1.0 is convincing due to its excellent load control, good slow speed characteristics, three function outputs and its robust build-up. Simple handling and practical programmability are self-evident. The LokPilot Basic V1.0 lends itself to all popular DCC-systems and, thanks to the concentration for the essential features, sports a so far unbeatable price/performance ratio. At last, you do not need to work without a decoder featuring load control for your locos anymore, but have access the a fully matured brand.
We ship the LokPilot Basic V1.0 with an 8-wire NEM interface. Installing it into the locos with a digital interface is especially simple: Open up loco - remove dummy plug - plug in the decoder - close the loco - that´s the very it! From September 2007, the 52692 version of LokPilot Basic V1.0 will support the 21-pin mtc-interface.
The LokPilot Basic V1.0 supports the worldwide recognised DCC protocol. In this mode it can be utilized with 14, 28 or 128 speed steps, or on Analog DC layouts. It supports Lenz®, LG 100 resp. Roco® braking sections as well as braking in DC sections with reverse polarity. You can use addresses 1 - 119. During operation, the LokPilot Basic V1.0 converses fully automatically between operational modes (DC, DCC).
That is important in case you run parts of your layout (fiddle yard) in analog mode.
All popular DC - or coreless motors regardless whether from Roco®, Fleischmann®, Brawa®, Mehano®, Liliput®, Bachmann®, Kato®, Bemo®, Faulhaber®, or Maxon® will be driven by the 0.75A continuous-current last stage of the LokPilot Basic V1.0 decoder. The 31kHz High frequency load control takes care of silky smooth, absolutely quiet motor operation and lets your engines crawl slowly on the layout. The load control can be optimized via 3 CVs for the motor in use. Thanks to mass-simulation the loco will not jerk, even with only 14 speed steps.
The LokPilot Basic V1.0 works also with no problems on Analog DC layouts, which means in spite of the club you belong to being analog; you can still run your locos.
The LokPilot Basic V1.0 offers three 180 mA steadycurrent outputs, dimmable together in 7 steps. Therefore you can wire up the cab illumination or a smoke generator besides the two standard reversing head lights. The built-in switching speed mode and the option to switch off the acceleration and deceleration rate with the touch of a key, helps you to glide smoothly around the depot area.
All programmable adjustments are done electronically. It’s not necessary to open up the loco anymore. Since the LokPilot Basic V1.0 knows all DCC programming modes, and all values are inserted with two digits, programming with all known central stations is a cinch. Especially comfortable is the programming of parameters for owners of our ECoS command station: all modifications are displayed on the large screen in plain language, and can be changed most easily.
All function outputs and the motor connection are protected against overload and short-circuit. We want you to enjoy your LokPilot Basic V1.0 decoder as long as possible.