The wireless hand controller LH101-R: like LH101, only without cable:
- The new wireless handheld controller LH101-R from Digital plus is identical in functionality and operation to the handheld controller LH101
- Connection to the control via XpressNet with the radio receiver LTM101.
- Up to 4 wireless handheld controllers LH101-R can be operated on an LTM101 radio receiver.
- The radio technology is developed in cooperation with the Massoth company.
- Power is supplied by 2 AA batteries
- If the batteries are empty: no problem. Then you can also operate the LH101-R with a cable!
The handheld controllers LH101 and LH101-R
The LH101 and LH101-R are devices for the XpressNet ™, enjoy all the advantages of this fast system bus for the Digital plus system. So you can of course plug in and unplug both handheld controllers during operation, the last locomotive that was operated remains stored and can be controlled again immediately.
The LH101 is connected to the control center by means of a cable, the LH101-R works wirelessly, here only the LTM101 radio receiver is connected to the control center. Otherwise, both handheld controllers work according to the same principles.
Features of the LH101 and LH101-R handheld controllers at a glance
Large, backlit LCD display:
- Adjustment of display brightness and contrast as well as illumination time
- Indication of locomotive address, speed step and functions or model time in the display.
Finely graduated, precise rotary control:
- Change the speed and direction of travel of the locomotive and make other settings
Up to 9999 addresses for digital locomotives are available:
- 8 stack spaces for quick selection of frequently used locomotive addresses, the entry of the locomotive address using the numeric keypad is also possible; Quick change to the previously controlled locomotive with just one button
Two driving modes can be selected:
- - Normal mode: In this mode (factory setting) you can turn the rotary knob back to speed level 0
- - Maneuvering mode: Here you regulate back to speed level 1 with the rotary knob. The locomotive is stopped by pressing the rotary knob. So let the locomotive "crawl up" to the desired point and then press the rotary knob to stop. The advantage of this mode when shunting: You can regulate the locomotive down to the lowest speed without having to look at the controller and you do not run the risk of the locomotive stopping too early.
- A model clock is integrated in the LZV200, the speed of which can be set over a wide range. This model time can be shown on the speed controller display; the setting is made in the system menu.
Switching functions in locomotive receivers:
- Up to 69 functions (F0 to F68) can be addressed in the corresponding locomotive receivers (requirement: Central LZV200 from version 4.0)
Configure locomotive receiver functions:
- You can define separately for each function in a locomotive decoder whether the function works as a permanent or momentary function.
Setting the speed step mode:
- You can set the number of speed steps for the currently displayed locomotive address
Double traction (DTR):
- Two locomotives are easily controlled like a single locomotive.
Multiple traction (MTR):
- Several locomotives are controlled with a common address at the same time.
Switching points and signals:
- You can switch up to 2048 turnouts, signals or other solenoid accessories. When using switch receivers with feedback capability, the actual turnout position is shown in the display
- You can save 16 routes with 16 steps each in the LH101.
- The LH101 / LH101-R has two so-called "club modes" in which certain functions of the LH101 are blocked. This way, model railroaders who are not completely familiar with the operation of the speed controller can also play
Viewing feedback information:
- With this function of the hand controller you can display the status of the inputs on feedback modules
Setting decoder properties:
- Address, start-up delay or other properties of a locomotive decoder are changed by programming. You have three options:
- Programming during operation (PoM): You program the properties of a locomotive decoder while the locomotive is somewhere on the layout. For example, drive your locomotive in front of a heavy freight train and now adjust the start-up delay to the train!
- Programming on the programming track: The properties of the decoder are set on a separate programming track.
- Register mode: Setting of older locomotive decoders that do not handle the CV programming that is common today
Read PoM from CVs:
- With an LZV200 and the LH101 / LH101-R it is possible to read CVs from locomotive decoders that support this process. The global Railcom Detector in the LZV200 makes it possible to read out the settings of the locomotive decoder during operation, provided the decoder supports PoM reading.
- Here you make settings in the central unit (e.g. reading out the software version, setting the model time, etc.).
Service variables in the LZV200:
- These settings in the LZV200 (for example the baud rate of the integrated interface) can be read and changed via a menu