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ESU 58921 LokSound 5 Direct NMRA DCC Sound Decoder - AT-Style Adapter Board w/ Integrated PowerPack

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Item Number: 58921
Manufacturer: ESU - Electronic Solutions Ulm
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ESU 58921 LokSound 5 Direct NMRA DCC Sound Decoder - AT-Style Adapter Board w/ Integrated PowerPack


Please reference the ESU Sound Project Library to explore over 100 North American prototype and hundreds more European sound project options.





Decoder Specifications:

  • Size: 69 mm x 17 mm x 6.5 mm (2.72 in x 0.67 in x 0.26 in)
  • Interface: HO Scale Drop-in - ESU E24 Integral Connector to AT-Style Adapter Board
  • Motor Rating: 1.5 A Nominal
  • BEMF: Motor control with 50 kHz clock frequency
  • Functions:  Up to 6 amplified outputs for special functions (total: Up to 9 outputs)
  • Sound: 
    • 32-bit processor
    • Digital class "D" amplifier with up to 13 W power
    • 10 sound channels can be played simultaneously
    • Each channel in 16-bit resolution and 31250 kHz sample rate
  • Nominal Speaker Impedance: 4 - 32 Ohm
  • Protocol: DCC with RailComPlus®
  • Additional Features:
    • Updatable with ESU-LokProgrammer
    • Two-stage heavy load simulation
    • 3 new, individually adjustable brake controllers
    • Connection interface for RC servos and SUSI modules
    • Optional PowerPack storage capacitor connections
  • Speaker NOT INCLUDED





With its unique design LokSound 5 DCC Direct, with integrated PowerPack can easily replace boards that provide poor motor control, low volume, or generally inferior sound. Not only will the decoder work fine with most factory installed speakers, but it will sound even better with our new 11x15mm “sugar cube” speaker and sound enclosure kits. Worried about dead spots or pesky yard ladder switches? There’s no need as we’ve built in ESU PowerPack direct into the decoder!

Modes

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 0.67x2.72 inch / 17x69 mm the LokSound 5 DCC Direct, with integrated PowerPack will fit in almost all of the popular North American and Australian H0 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.

It masters all DCC programming modes and, thanks to RailCom®, the CV values on the main track 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 finally offers hi-fi quality on your system. There is virtually no difference to the original more audible. 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.

Features

We know that you want your locomotives to be as realistic as possible. That’s why we packed the LokSound 5 DCC Direct, with integrated PowerPack with function outputs. Depending on the interface version, the LokSound 5 DCC Direct with integrated PowerPack decoder offers at 10 amplified function outputs. Of course tons of lighting effects are also available. The brightness of each output can be set separately.

In order to keep compatible with the thousands of LokSound Selects and LokSound V4 decoders already on the market we made sure to add many of the most popular features of that Generation! This Includes the Full Throttle features, including the Famous Drive Hold!

Motor Control

The engine control of the LokSound 5 DCC Direct, with integrated PowerPack has again been fundamentally improved. 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.

Energy Storage

The LokSound 5 DCC Direct, with integrated PowerPack reliably supplies energy to your locomotive when traversing dirty track or long turnout ladders.

With its energy storage (1 Farad capacity) the unit supplies power to all light and motor functions as well as to the sound module. Subject to the energy consumption of your model it may continue to move for up to three seconds.

The on board 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.





The LokSound 5 micro is actually a „small miracle“: With a footprint of 21mm x 10 mm it is by far the smallest LokSound decoder, which we have ever built. Thus it should fit into all N gauge and TT vehicles, but is also suitable for small H0 vehicles. All LokSound decoders are equipped with a Next18 interface and are available with adapter plugs to suit all popular digital interface types. The decoder is supplied with an 11mm x 15mm sugar cube speaker as well as a sound enclosure set. 

Operating modes

The LokSound 5 micro is a true multi protocol decoder. It supports DCC as well as Motorola®, Selectrix® and M4. Of course it supports 14 through to 128 speed steps as well as 2 and 4 digit addresses in DCC format and up to 32 functions. Thanks to RailComPlus® the decoders register themselves fully automatically on suitable command stations.

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 Control Unit 6021.

The M4 protocol supports the automatic registration on mfx® compatible central units.

The LokSound  decoder supports the Märklin® 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 LokSound 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.

The LokSound 5 micro decoder is also suitable for analogue DC and AC (!) layouts.

Sound

The LokSound 5 micro decoder can reproduce up to 10 channels simultaneously. Each channel offers up to 16 Bit / 31250 kHz and thus we have finally achieved hi-fi sound quality on your layout. For all practical purposes one cannot detect any difference to the original. A double class D audio power amplifier with up to 3W output power feeds the speakers with a permitted impedance of 4 – 32 Ohms. The huge 128 MBit sound memory assures sufficient storage capacity.

The volume of all individual sound fragments may be adjusted separately. The outstandingly flexible sound engine without a rigid flow chart facilitates a prototypical simulation of all conceivable rail vehicles. Three separately adjustable braking functions and two alternative load scenarios provide you with maximum control of your vehicles.

The volume of all individual sound fragments may be adjusted separately. The outstandingly flexible sound engine without a rigid flow chart facilitates a prototypical simulation of all conceivable rail vehicles. Three separately adjustable braking functions and two alternative load scenarios provide you with maximum control of your vehicles.

Functions

Despite its small dimensions the LokSound 5 micro decoder has at least 6 amplified function outputs as well as one logic output. There are two more logic outputs on the Next18 interface, which alternately may be employed to control RC servos. Of course, all important lighting functions are supported. The brightness of each output may be adjusted separately. The decoder supports the automatic push and pull movements – known as the coupler waltz - required for reliable operation of digital couplers such as the ones by ROCO® and Krois® as well as Telex® couplers.

Motor control

Motor control of the LokSound 5 micro has been further improved. A variable PWM pulse frequency ranging from 10 kHz to 50 kHz assures perfect silent operation, particularly for coreless motors. Thus the typical hum is a thing of the past. Load control can now be adjusted with up to 10 separate CVs and thus will manage even the most difficult cases. The unique “Auto Tune” function facilitates the automatic calibration of the decoder to perfectly match the motor. The LokSound 5 micro decoder supplies sufficient motor current (up to 0.75 A) for the intended applications.


Technical specifications
  • Operation under DCC with RailComPlus®
  • 32 functions switchable (depending on the control panel)
  • 32-bit processor
  • Digital class "D" amplifier with up to 3 W power (LokSound 5 XL: 13 W)
  • 10 sound channels can be played simultaneously
  • Each channel in 16-bit resolution and 31250 kHz sample rate
  • Noise memory with 128 Mbit capacity
  • Motor control with 50 kHz clock frequency
  • RC servos and Susi modules can be controlled
  • 3 new, individually adjustable brake controllers
  • Two-stage heavy load simulation
  • Updateable with ESU-LokProgrammer

LokSound 5 DCC Direct
  • Universal sound decoder for the gauge H0
  • Motor current 1.5A
  • Depending on the interface up to 6 amplified function outputs for special functions (total: 9 outputs)
  • 10 sound channels can be played simultaneously
  • Ex works with 11x15 mm "sugar cube" loudspeakers with customizable sound capsule set
  • PowerPack storage capacitor optionally connectable
  • Dimensions: 69 mm x 17 mm x 6.5 mm
Interface
  • ESU E24 Integral Connector with AT-Style Adapter Board w/ Integrated PowerPack

Manufacturers Website:  ESU - Electronic Soultions Ulm

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