Questions about LokPilot Basic V1.0

  • fold faq Warum funktioniert der LokPilot Basic nicht an meiner Intellibox mit 6017-Boostern?

    Der LokPilot-Basic benötigt symmetrische DCC-Signale. Sind an der Intellibox 6017-kompatible Booster angeschlossen, kann es sein, dass die IB die DCC-Signale verändert, um ein versehentliches Auslösen der Kurzschlussabschaltung der 6017-Booster zu verhindern. Ist dies der Fall, kann der LokPilot Basic zwar einwandfrei über das Programmiergleis programmiert werden, wird aber auf der "Hauptstrecke" nicht arbeiten.

    Als Abhilfe sollte die Intellibox Sonderoption 901 auf den Werk "1" gestellt werden. Dies verhindert das Senden von asymmetrischen DCC-Signalen, kann allerdings ein fälschliches Auslösen der Kurzschlusssicherung bewirken.

  • fold faq Can the LokPilot Basic control an older Märklin® locomotive retrofitted with a 5-pole motor?

    The question can not generally be answered. It depends on the current usage from the locomotive. Smaller, lighter vehicles should operate ok, larger locos the current usage is usually too high.

    The LokPilot Basic was not designed for the conversion of such engines and can not be used with Märklin® digital control because of the not implemented Motorola protocol with the exception of the new Märklin® Central Station 60213.

    We would recommend the LokPilot V3.0.

  • fold faq Can the LokPilot Basic 52692 (with 21MTC interface) control locomotives with the new soft-Drive sinus motor?

    Unfortunately, no. The Basic LokPilot can not generate the necessary signals. We recommend the use of the LokPilot V3.0 52614 for this purpose.

  • fold faq How do I use the LokPilot Basic with Fleischmann® round motors?

    The LokPilot Basic is not primarily made for the use with Fleischmann round motors: The power usage can be too high.

    If you still want to use this decoder, please provide new motor brushes for a flawless operation.

    The load regulation parameters must be as follows: 

    CV 26
    CV 53 *)25
    CV 546
    CV 555

     *) Depending on the version of your LokPilot Basic decoder it can be that the CV 53 no (more) exists and therefore can not be changed. You write for these newer decoder (which also addresses long support) instead CV 5 = 25.

    Note: You may interfere in some Fleischmann locomotives with the factory installed, directly on the motor plate soldered capacitors. This can be seen with a through strong "jerky" operation. Please remove this case both capacitors.

  • fold faq What can LokPilot V3.0 more than the LokPilot Basic V1.0?

    Some. The LokPilot V3.0 can handle traction addresses (Consist mode). The LokPilot V3.0 brings enough output for the older Fleischmann® - or Märklin® - round motors and also locomotives with two motors.

    The LokPilot V3.0 provides four function outputs and the brightness can be adjusted individually and comes also with lighting effects such as flashing light or flickering fire box.

    You can change the assignments of the function keys in any way you want.

    With the LokPilot V3.0 you can set the acceleration and maximum speed in the analog operation of the loco.

    The LokPilot V3.0 also speaks the Motorola® protocol and can be used on alternating current analog systems also.

  • fold faq How does the LokPilot Basic handle electricity interruptions?

    Thanks to modern electronics, the internal power of the LokPilot Basic is reduced. This really helps a lot at "dirty track" spots, even without storage.

  • fold faq What digital control units are working with the LokPilot Basic?

    The LokPilot Basic V1.0 works with all digital control units with NMRA / DCC standard, e.g. ROCO Lokmaus® II / III, Fleischmann® LokBoss and Twin Center, Uhlenbrock Intellibox and Daisy, Lenz® digital plus, Digitrax, Zimo, ZTC control and others. Because the number of setting parameters and only two digits are needed, the programming works with all DCC digital controller. 

  • fold faq Why does the LokPilot Basic don't know long addresses?

    At the launch of the LokPilot Basic V1.0 in 2006 were only short addresses (two digit addresses) possible. At the request of many model rail roader, all starting from September 2007 delivered LokPilot Basic V1.0 (No. 52690) have now also long, four digit addresses.

    The in summer of 2007 introduced LokPilot Basic V1.0 MTC (No. 52692) always provides short or long addresses. 

    Are on the back of the blister pack of LokPilot Basic V1.0 in the CV-list the CVs 17 and 18 mentions, it dominates the present decoder to four digit (long) addresses.

  • fold faq is the current for H0 engines not too low?

    No. The LokPilot Basic V1.0 provides a constant current of 0.7 A. This allows the most modern 5-pole motors like those of Fleischmann®, Brawa®, ROCO®, Mehano®, Electrotren, Bemo, Liliput or PCM easily be driven.

    For the round motors of Märklin® or Fleischmann®, we recommend the LokPilot V3.0.

  • fold faq For whom is the Basic LokPilot made?

    The LokPilot Basic is made for users as a reliable, load controlled decoder without all the "Bell & Whistles".