The SignalPilot is a multi-protocol accessory decoder that is intended to switch signals. Thanks to its intelligent software, it can be used with DCC or Motorola®. The flexible programming makes this decoder an all-rounder among our accessory decoders. The SignalPilot has 16 outputs to which the individual micro lamps or LEDs of light signals can be connected directly. Because the outputs are designed as push / pull output stages, both conventional light signals with a common anode and light signals or light strips with a common ground connection (common cathode), as can occur with Viessmann® signals, are suitable. But also motorized form signals and point machines can be operated directly with the SignalPilot.
The SignalPilot can be used under DCC with RailComPlus® and Motorola®. Any address or combination of addresses can be assigned to each output by the software.
The SignalPilot can be supplied either directly from the digital center or separately from a DC or AC voltage transformer. You can connect the LEDs of two, three or four-aspect light signals directly to the 16 outputs. You can operate each output individually as a continuous light, flashing light or pulsed light. The brightness or flashing frequency can be set as well as the fade-in and fade-out times. Various prototypical light effects such as soft dimming, neon tube effects, defective neon tubes, gas lantern simulation, or flickering light ensure a realistic result. Random switching on or off or an on and off delay can also be activated. A night service can switch the outputs darker together if required.
The outputs of the SignalPilot are combined into signal images during configuration. In principle, two-, three-, four- or more-aspect signals are conceivable here. Depending on the number of outputs involved, one or more turnout numbers (turnout addresses) are assigned to each signal, with the help of which you can later switch the individual signal aspects. Up to 16 turnout numbers are available for this.
The configuration of the signal aspects is done exclusively with the help of the ESU LokProgrammer software. You select the desired signal aspects, then transfer them to the decoder and finally wire the signals as configured.
All signal images predefined in the LokProgrammer software can be changed individually. The description of the signal images themselves takes place with the help of XML files, which are either regularly extended by ESU or you can create and extend them completely at your own discretion. In this way "exotic" signals can also be supported. The SignalPilot is multi-protocol capable and can be used both with central units according to the Märklin® Motorola® system (e.g. 6021, Central Station® or Mobile Station®) as well as DCC-capable central units. The configuration can take place on the main track as well as on the programming track. Thanks to RailCom®, CVs can also be read out.
Optionally, a SwitchPilot Extension relay module can be docked to the SignalPilot. With its help, braking sections can be activated or frogs polarized, for example.
With the ESU LokProgrammer you can easily configure the SignalPilot directly on the screen: Simply select the desired signal type and display the connection directly on the screen.
The operating software of the SignalPilot can be updated at any time with the help of the LokProgrammer. This may be necessary if we add other types of signals.