LokPilot 5 Fx

The LokPilot 5 Fx is a function decoder without motor output and therefore perfect for installation in control cars or function models. Because it talks DCC with RailCom® as well as Motorola® and Selectrix, it can be used with all common digital centers. He shares his flexible radio-onskey assignment and the manifold lighting effects with the other LokPilot 5 decoders from ESU.

The LokPilot 5 Fx is supplied in three variants: In addition to the "classic" version with 8-pin NEM 652 harness, a variant for the 21MTC interface and with PluX22 interface is also available.


The LokPilot 5 Fx is a multi-protocol decoder. It masters the DCC data format as well as Motorola® and Selectrix®. In DCC format, 14-128 driving steps are as natural as 2- and 4-digit addresses. Up to 28 functions can be triggered. Thanks to RailComPlus® the de-coders register fully automatically at a suitable digital center (e.g. ECoS).

It masters all DCC programming modes and can be used and programmed with all DCC-compatible digital centers: RailCom® also allows the CV values to be read out on the main track with suitable control panels. Auxiliary registers exist for control panels that can only program the CVs from 1-255 (e.g. ROCO® multi-mouse).

Motorola® users benefit from up to 28 driving steps at 255 addresses. Three additional Motorola® addresses enable the triggering of 16 functions. A built-in programming mode also makes reprogramming possible with the venerable Control Unit 6021.

The LokPilot 5 Fx Decoder erkennd ie Märklin®-Bremsstrecke n ee eensnso wie ZIMO®-HLU/ZACK-Brems- commands or the Lenz® ABC system. Braking with DCC brake blocks or with equal voltage is also possible. In addition, it also "stops" with a Selectrix® brake diode.An AUTOMATIC ABC commuter train allows automatic commuting between two stations. Although this decoder does not have an engine output, this is also important with a function decoder in order to be able to synchronize control cars and motor cars.

The LokPilot 5 FX decoder can be used on analog DC and AC webs.The decoder switches "on-the-fly" fully automatically between operating modes. Most of the time, nothing needs to be adjusted.


The LokPilot 5 Fx has been equipped with an astonishing number of function outputs. Depending on the cutting version, each LokPilot 5 Fx decoder offers at least 10 reinforced function outputs with 250mA output current each. In the versions with PluX22 or 21MTC interface, 4 outputs for controlling servos or logic level outputs are added. All important lighting functions are available. The brightness of each output can be set separately.


The LokPilot 5 Fx is designed for an interaction with the LokSound 5 and the LokPilot 5 decoders: for example, it is possible to equip the locomotive of a multiple unit with a LokSound 5 decoder and the control car with a LokPilot 5 Fx. Provided the same address, both behave absolutely identically. The identical arrangement of the CVs facilitates the tuning of the two decoders.

Operational reliability

On request, a PowerPack can be connected to the LokPilot 5 Fx to bridge dirty rail cuts.


Of course, the outputs are protected against overload. We want you to enjoy your decoder for as long as possible.

59210 / 8-pin NEM652
59212 / PluX22
59219 / 21MTC
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Technische Daten  
  NMRA/DCC mit 14, 28 und 128 Fahrstufen, DCC RailCom®
  DCC 2-stellige und 4-stellige Adressen (kurze und lange Adressen)
  Digital Motorola® (alt und neu), bis zu 255 Adressen im Motorola®-Betrieb
  Selectrix® Fahrbetrieb
  Analog Gleichspannung (abschaltbar). Analog Wechselspannung (abschaltbar)
  Automatische Erkennung der Betriebsart und DCC-Fahrstufeneinstellung
  Unterstützung der Lenz® LG100, Märklin®, Roco® Bremsstrecken und ZIMO® HLU Befehle
  Unterstützung für ABC Bremsmodus und ABC-Pendelzugstrecke
  Falschfahrbit / Speicherung der Betriebszustände
  Intelligenter Programmiermodus mit Märklin® 6021®
  Rangiergang und Anfahr- und Bremsverzögerung per Taste schaltbar
  Nicht vorhanden
  10 verstärkte Funktionsausgänge
  Version mit 21MTC-Schnittstelle zusätzlich 2 Logiklevelausgänge sowie 2 weitere Logiklevelausgänge statt SUSI
  Version mit PluX22-Schnittstelle 2 Logiklevelausgänge statt SUSI
  250mA Belastbarkeit pro verstärktem Ausgang
  Summenstrom aller Funktionsausgänge ca. 1500mA. Ausgänge kurzschlussfest
  Belegung der Funktionsausgänge frei wählbar (function mapping)
  16,5mm x 15,5mm x 4,5mm

Ordering information

  Art.No. Description Delivery  
  59210 LokPilot 5 Fx DCC/MM/SX, 8-pin NEM652, gauge H0, 0    
  59212 LokPilot 5 Fx DCC/MM/SX, PluX22 NEM658, gauge H0, 0    
  59219 LokPilot 5 Fx DCC/MM/SX, 21MTC NEM660, gauge H0, 0