We’re calling this our LokPilot Direct Kit – Featuring a LokPilot DCC Decoder and an ESU Drop-in board. This kit is perfect the person looking to start with DCC knowing they want to upgrade to DCC and Sound.
Start with motor control only and when you’re ready to make the move to add sound just swap the decoder out and add a speaker. This way theres next to no wiring / sodering when you’re ready to switch but a simply remove the lokpilot and add the loksound micro Next18 ( ESU 58828 ).
Features of the ESU 54614
Size: 0.42 x 0.32 x 0.11 Inch (10.5 x 8.1 x 2.8 mm)
Connection: NEM662 Next18 Connector
Motor Rating: 0.75 Amp
Functions: (2) 150mA outputs (280mA Total) plus (2) Logic Level outputs
Protocol: NMRA DCC Compliant (Multi-Protocol Options Available)
Additional Features: Power Pack Connection, Fwd and Rev Trim Adjustment
Additional informatiom about the ESU LokPilot Line of Decoders
The LokPilot V4.0 DCC supports, like its forerunners the world-wide standarised DCC protocol and can be used in combination with all DCC systems on the market. It can also be used for DC operation and recognises operational modes automatically „on-the-fly”. As a matter of course there are up to 9999 addresses in DCC operation. The LokPilot V4.0 supports all common braking sections such as Zimo® HLU. A new feature is the ABC braking mode. Newly introduced by Lenz®, it simplifies stoppage in front of the signal thanks to its asymmetrical DCC signal. The LokPilot V4.0 also fully supports the RailCom® standard and can be programmed with all current digital command stations.
Also new is the additional connection facility for an external „Power Pack”. This optionally (coming in 2011) available energy store is able to energize the motor up to 2 seconds if the power supply is interrupted and makes you finally forget dirty tracks!
From a LokPilot decoder, you rightly expect an excellent motor management. With the LokPilot V4.0 , ESU introduces the once more improved fifth generation of load control. The standard frequency is adjusted adaptively to the speed with a basic frequency of 40 kHz. The result is an even better slow driving performance, ideal for older 3-pole or coreless motors. It’s also child’s play to adjust the regulation to the respective model. With this ESU sets a new standard. Nowhere else will you find better motor control. Promised!
Despite all its new functions, the new LokPilot V4.0 is 9% smaller than its forerunner and thus easier to install. Beside the known LokPilot versions, with 8-pin or 6-pin NEM interface, and a new version with a 21MTC connector.
With LokPilot V4.0 it’s not only possible to limit the start and top speed of your loco in analog mode, you can even determine which of the functions should be active.
The LokPilot V4.0 DCC decoder has 4 function outputs which achieve 250 mA load each(the all-new PluX22 Version has even nine function outputs!). They are separately dimmable and can be allocated individually to different light functions such as flashing light, firebox flicker, strobe – and double strobe, Ditch Light etc. Beyond that, the 21MTC connector version has two logical outputs which can be made alive via the adapter board 51968. Of course, the decoder is able to control the automatic decoupling move and push time for Roco®, Krois® and Telex® couplers and also offers a high beam function as a new feature. The „LED mode“ ensures that the light effects are set correctly when using LEDs.
The LokPilot V4.0 supports all DCC programming modes including POM (Programming on the Main). Programming configuration variables (CV’s) is especially simple for owners of our ECoS control station: all options are displayed in plain language on the large screen and can easily be edited – even during operation on the layout.
Peace of mind
The LokPilot V4.0 is overload and short-circuit protected, updatable and can be programmed comfortably from you command station or from your PC with the help of the ESU LokProgrammer. You are able to download brand-new software versions from our website as they become available. The software helps you to configure the decoder. That´s how comfort should be. With the LokPilot V4.0 DCC decoder you do not only purchase a very good decoder but also benefit from ESU’s years of experience in producing innovative digital decoders.