|Categories||Decoder, Control, Accessoires|
|Quarter first delivery||2/2021|
The LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato Japan was specially developed for installation in N-scale vehicles of the Kato brand: 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 is delivered without loudspeakers.
Modes of operation
The LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato Japan is a "thoroughbred" DCC decoder. 14 to 128 speed steps are as natural as 2 and 4-digit addresses. Up to 32 functions can be triggered. Thanks to RailComPlus®, the decoders log on to a suitable digital center fully automatically.
It masters all DCC programming modes and, thanks to RailCom®, the CV values on the main track can be read out with suitable central units. Auxiliary registers exist for central units 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 brake modules or with direct voltage is also possible. It also stops with a Selectrix® braking diode. An ABC automatic shuttle train enables automatic commuting between two train stations. The LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato Japan can be used on analogue direct current railways.
The decoder switches between the operating modes fully automatically "on-the-fly". Usually nothing needs to be adjusted.
The LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato Japan decoder can play back up to 12 channels at the same time. Each channel can be resolved with up to 16 bit / 31250 kHz and offers HiFi quality on your system. There is practically no difference to the original. A Class-D audio power amplifier with an output power of up to 3W controls the loudspeakers, which can have an impedance of between 4 and 32 ohms. A 128 Mbit sound memory ensures sufficient capacity.
The volume of all individual noises can be adjusted individually. The super-flexible sound engine without a rigid schedule allows prototypical simulation of all conceivable rail vehicles.
Although the LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato Japan is normally installed in the motor vehicle of a multiple unit, there are three reinforced function outputs for lighting at your own 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 bell-armature motors - the typical "humming" 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 supplies up to 0.75A motor current.
Of course, the outputs are protected against overload. We want you 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 € 20. Simply select the desired sound variant, choose your favorite on the ESU website and let us know by e-mail.