LokSound 5 micro DCC Kato USA Widebody

The LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato USA Widebody has been specially developed for installation in wide body N gauge locomotives of the Kato USA brand: Most diesel locomotives of this manufacturer come with only a common DC lighting board. Finally, these models can also be easily retrofitted with a LokSound decoder.

The LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato USA Widebody with its dimensions of 47.5mm x 14mm x 4.5mm is a pure DCC decoder and comes without a loudspeaker.

Modes

The LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato USA Widebody is a “pure-bred” DCC decoder. 14 to 128 driving steps are as self-evident as 2- and 4-digit addresses. Up to 32 functions can be triggered. Thanks to RailComPlus®, the decoders log in fully to a suitable digital center. It masters all DCC programming modes and thanks to RailCom® the CV values can be read out on the main track with suitable control panels. Auxiliary regis- ters exist for control panels that can only program the CVs from 1-255.

The LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato USA Widebody Decoder detects the Märklin® brake distances as well as ZIMO® HLU / ZACK commands or the Lenz® ABC system. Braking with DCC brake blocks or dc 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.

The LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato USA Widebody can be used on analog DC webs. The decoder switches “on-the-fly” fully automatically between operating modes. Most of the time, nothing needs to be adjusted.

Sound

The LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato USA Widebody Decoder can play up to 12 channels simultaneously. Each channel can be resolved with up to 16 bits / 31250 kHz and offers hi-fi quality on its system. There is virtually no difference to the original audible anymore. A Class-D audio output with up to 3W output power controls the speakers, which can have between 4 ohms and 32 ohms impedance. A 128 Mbit sound memory provides enough capacity. All individual noises can be adjusted individually in the volume. The super-flexible sound engine without a rigid schedule allows the exem- plary simulation of all conceivable rail tracks.

Functions

Despite its compact dimensions, the LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato USA Widebody is equipped with 12(!) function outputs. All important lighting functions are available. The brightness of each output can be set separately.

Motor Control

The motor control of the LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato USA Widebody has a variable PWM clock frequency from 10kHz to 50kHz, which ensures super-quiet operation, especially for bell anchor motors – the typical “hum” is a thing of the past. The load control can be adapted to difficult cases with up to 10 CVs. The unique “Autotune” function allows the decoder to be automatically measured against the motor. The LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato USA decoder delivers up to 0.9A motor power.

Operational reliability

A PowerPack can be connected to the LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato USA Widebody on request to bridge dirty rail sections.

Protection

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

Ordering information

  Art.No. Description Delivery  
NEW! 58941 LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato USA Widebody "blank decoder", with loudspeaker 11x15mm, gauge: N Q3/22