LokSound By ESU LokPilot 5 DCC-MM-SX-M4 Multi-Protocol Control-Only Decoder

LokSound By ESU LokPilot 5 DCC-MM-SX-M4 Multi-Protocol Control-Only Decoder

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LokPilot 5 DCC Control Decoder by ESU is a great choice for HO, S and O Scale locomotive models. LokPilot 5 is a true multi-protocol decoder. It supports DCC as well as Motorola, Selectrix and M4 systems. It offers a choice of 14 through to 128 speed steps, two and four-digit addresses in DCC format and up to 32 functions. On RailComPlus(R) systems the decoders register themselves automatically on command stations equipped with the feature. This decoder is dual-mode and can operate on standard DC railroads. This decoder supports all DCC programming modes and thanks to RailCom you may read out the CV values on the main, provided you have a command station supporting RailCom. There are utility registers for command stations that only facilitate programming of CVs ranging from 1 to 255.
 
Motorola users benefit from up to 28 speed steps for 255 addresses. Three additional Motorola addresses facilitate triggering of 16 functions. An integral programming mode even allows programming with the good old Marklin Control Unit 6021. The M4 protocol supports the automatic registration on mfx compatible central units.
 
The LokPilot decoder supports the Marklin braking sections just as well as the Zimo HLU braking commands or the Lenz ABC system. Braking with DCC brake generators or with DC is also possible. Furthermore the locomotive with a LokPilot will come to a halt when a Selectrix braking diode is switched into the circuit. The ABC push-pull feature enables the automatic commuting between two stations. Three separately adjustable braking functions and two alternative load scenarios provide you with maximum control.
 
Depending on the interface version, each LokPilot 5 decoder offers at least 10 amplified function outputs with 250mA output current each. In the versions with PluX22 or 21MTC interface, 4 outputs are added to control servos or logic level outputs. All important lighting functions are available. The brightness of each output can be set separately. The decoder supports automatic push and pull movements required for reliable operation of digital couplers.
 
Motor control of the LokPilot has a variable PWM pulse frequency ranging from 10 to 50kHz for perfectly silent operation, even with coreless motors. Load control can be adjusted with up to 10 separate CVs, and Auto Tune function facilitates automatic calibration of the decoder to match the motor. The LokSound 5 micro decoder supplies sufficient motor current (up to 1.5 A) for the intended applications and a little extra for older motors. A PowerPack can be connected to the LokPilot 5 to bridge dirty rail sections.
 
LokPilot 5 is available with several interfaces and is part of the line of ESU decoders.