The LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato USA was specially developed for installation in N-gauge vehicles of the Kato USA brand: This decoder can be installed in most diesel locomotives of this manufacturer based on the American model instead of the standard analogue circuit board. Finally, these models can easily be retrofitted with a LokSound decoder.
The LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato USA with its dimensions of 60.0mm x 10.1mm is a pure DCC decoder and is supplied without speakers.
The LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato USA 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 USA 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® braking diode. An ABC automatic shuttle train enables automatic commuting between two stations. The LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato USA 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 USA 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.
Functions Despite its compact dimensions, the LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato USA is equipped with an enormous number of function outputs. Two directly soldered SMD LEDs are provided for front and rear headlights. For older models, two wired LEDs can be soldered in and switched separately. In addition, three additional amplified function outputs are available. 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 USA 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 USA decoder delivers up to 0.75A motor current.
If desired, a PowerPack can be connected to the LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato USA to bridge dirty rail sections.
Of course, the outputs are protected against overload. We want you to be able to enjoy your decoder for as long as possible.
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