ESU LokSound 5 DCC Direct Sound & Control Decoder with Integrated PowerPack
With its unique design LokSound 5 DCC Direct, with integrated PowerPack from ESU can easily replace boards that provide poor motor control, low volume, or generally inferior sound. The decoder works fine with most factory installed speakers as well as ESU 11x15mm sugar cube speaker and sound enclosure kits. This decoder also features ESU PowerPack direct built into the decoder for operation over small dead spots in trackwork.
The LokSound 5 DCC is made for the North American and Australian markets. It is a pure DCC decoder, which supports RailComPlus and can also be used on DC layouts. With its size of 0.67 x 2.72" 17 x 69mm the LokSound 5 DCC Direct, with integrated PowerPack will fit in almost all of the popular North American and Australian HO manufacturers locomotives.
In the DCC format, 14 to 128 speed steps are as natural as 2- and 4-digit addresses and up to 32 functions. Thanks to RailComPlus, the decoders log on fully automatically to a suitable digital central unit.
This LokSound Direct 5 Decoder is compatible with all DCC programming modes and CV values on the main track, and can be read out with suitable control panels. For panels that can only program the CVs from 1-255, there are auxiliary registers. Braking with DCC brake modules or DC voltage is also possible. An automatic ABC shuttle allows automatic commuting between two stations.
The LokSound 5 DCC Direct, with integrated PowerPack decoder can also be used on analog DC tracks.
Sound The LokSound 5 DCC Direct, with integrated PowerPack can play up to 10 channels simultaneously. Each channel can be resolved with up to 16-bit/31250 kHz and offers hi-fi quality on your system. A Class D audio power amplifier with up to 3W output powers the speakers, which may have between 4 ohms and 32 ohms impedance. The huge 128 Mbit sound storage provides enough capacity.
All individual sounds can be individually adjusted in volume. The super flexible sound engine without rigid schedule allows the prototypical simulation of all imaginable locomotives. Three separately adjustable braking functions and two alternative load scenarios give you the maximum control over your Locos.
The LokSound 5 DCC Direct, with integrated PowerPack with function outputs offers up to 10 amplified function outputs depending on your interface. Many lighting effects are available and the brightness of each output can be set separately.
This LokSound 5 decoder is compatible with the thousands of LokSound Select and LokSound V4 decoders including the Full Throttle and Drive Hold features.
Motor Control The engine control of the LokSound 5 DCC Direct features a variably adjustable PWM clock frequency of 10kHz to 50kHz ensures especially in bell armature motors for a super quiet operation - The typical humming is a thing of the past. The load control can now be adapted to difficult cases with up to 10 CVs. The unique auto tune function allows the automatic decompression of the decoder to the motor. The LokSound 5 DCC Direct, with integrated PowerPack decoder delivers up to 1.5A motor current - enough juice for older engines.
The LokSound 5 DCC Direct, with integrated PowerPack reliably supplies energy to your locomotive when traversing dirty track or long turnout ladders. With 1 Farad capacity the unit supplies power to all light and motor functions as well as to the sound module. Depending on the energy consumption of your model it may continue to move for up to three seconds.
The onboard PowerPack incorporates an integral charging circuit controlled by the decoder. Because of this there are no limitations or need to disconnect it during programming like some non-ESU "keep-alive" devices. In order to avoid an undue load on the booster in case there are several models in the same booster sector, the charging current is limited.
This is a pre order item due April 4th 2022