The LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato Japan was specially developed for installation in Kato N-gauge vehicles: In many European and Japanese locomotives from this manufacturer, this decoder can be inserted directly below the motor instead of the standard analog circuit board. Finally, these models can easily be retrofitted with a LokSound decoder.
The LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato Japan with its dimensions of 27.6mm x 14.1mm x 3mm is a pure DCC decoder and comes without speakers.
The LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato Japan is a "pure" DCC decoder. 14 to 128 speed steps are just as natural as 2 and 4-digit addresses. Up to 32 functions can be triggered. Thanks to RailComPlus®, the decoders register fully automatically with a suitable digital command station.
It masters all DCC programming modes and thanks to RailCom®, the CV values on the main track can be read out with the appropriate central units. Auxiliary registers exist for command stations that can only program CVs from 1-255.
The LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato Japan decoder recognizes the Märklin® braking sections as well as ZIMO® HLU / ZACK commands or the Lenz® ABC system. Braking with DCC braking modules or with direct current is also possible. In addition, it also stops with a Selectrix® brake diode. An ABC automatic shuttle train enables automatic commuting between two stations. The LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato Japan can be used on analog DC railways.
The decoder switches between the operating modes fully automatically "on-the-fly". Usually nothing has to be adjusted.
The LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato Japan 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 your system. There is practically no difference to the original that can be heard. A Class-D audio power amplifier with an output power of up to 3W controls the loudspeakers, which can have an impedance between 4 ohms and 32 ohms. A 128 Mbit sound memory ensures sufficient capacity.
All individual sounds can be individually adjusted in volume. The super flexible sound engine without a rigid schedule allows the prototypical simulation of all conceivable rail vehicles.
Although the LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato Japan is normally installed in the motor car of a railcar set, there are three amplified function outputs for lighting at your discretion. All important light functions are available. The brightness of each output can be adjusted separately.
The motor control of the LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato Japan has a variably adjustable PWM clock frequency of 10kHz to 50kHz, which ensures super-quiet operation, especially with coreless motors - the typical "hum" is a thing of the past. The load control can also be adapted to difficult cases with up to 10 CVs. The unique “Autotune” function enables the decoder to be automatically calibrated to the motor. The LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato Japan decoder delivers up to 0.75A motor current.
Of course, the outputs are protected against overload. We want you to be able to enjoy your decoder for as long as possible.
We would be happy to equip the decoder with your desired sound for an additional charge of EUR 10.
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