Product Features and Details
"Better is the enemy of good" said in colloquial language for generations. We fully agree with this proverb and are proud today the brand new LokPilot V4.0 DCC decoder introduce you. This decoder supersedes from now on the "good" LokPilot V3.0 from which has earned an excellent reputation among model railroaders. The new LokPilot V4.0 DCC is in many ways "better", based on the high level of LokPilot family. The LokPilot V4.0 decoder is like its predecessors are offered in several variants. The DCC version described here is intended for all users who are looking for a modern digital decoder and here want to use DCC and RailCom®. Multiple interface options ensure that you will always find the appropriate decoder for your loco.
The LokPilot V4.0 DCC speaks the worldwide standardized DCC protocol and can thus be operated with all DCC systems available on the market. It can also be used in direct current operation and recognizes operational modes automatically "on-the-fly". Up to 9999 addresses in DCC operation are obvious. The LokPilot V4.0 DCC recognizes the braking distances of Zimo® (HLU), and quite newly introduced by Lenz® ABC braking mode for easy signal thanks to its asymmetrical DCC signal. The LokPilot V4.0 DCC course also supports the RailCom® standard and can be programmed with all current digital command stations. Also new is the connection for an external "Power Pack". This (from 2011) optional energy storage can during short power outages the motor up to 2 seconds and supply can finally forget dirty tracks!
You expect from a LokPilot decoders rightly an excellent motor control. With the LokPilot V4.0 DCC, ESU introduces the once more improved load regulation of the 5th generation. With a base frequency of 40 kHz, the control frequency is adjusted adaptively to the speed. Result is an even better slow driving behavior even in older 3-pole motors or coreless motors. In addition, the control can easily be adjusted to the model. This sets the new standard ESU. You will not find a better scheme. Promised.
The new LokPilot V4.0 DCC is despite all the new features by 9% smaller than its predecessor and therefore easier to install. In addition to the known versions with 8-pin and 6-pin NEM interface there is also a version with 21MTC interface.
With the LokPilot V4.0 DCC, you can adjust not only in analogue mode, the acceleration and maximum speed of the locomotive and determine what the functions should be active: Even load regulation is activated!
The LokPilot V4.0 DCC decoder has four, each with 250mA loadable function outputs (the PluX22 version even nine), the individually adjustable in brightness and can be assigned to different lighting effects such as flashing light, firebox flicker, lightning and Doppelbitz, Ditch Light etc. , The version with 21MTC also owns about two logic outputs that can be 51968 to life with the help of the adapter board. Of course, the decoder controls the automatic check-in and impressions during disconnection for Roco®, Krois® and Telex® couplings and now also offers a high beam function. The "LED mode" ensures correct lighting effects when using LEDs.
The LokPilot V4.0 DCC supports all DCC programming modes, including POM (main rail programming). Especially convenient is the setting of parameters for owners of our ECoS command station: On the big screen, all in plain text are displayed and can be changed very easily even during operation.
The LokPilot V4.0 DCC is protected against short circuit and overload, updatable and using the ESU LokProgrammer comfortable on PC programmable. A brand new software for the brand new decoder can be downloaded on our website. The software helps you to configure the decoder. So much comfort should be. Buy with the LokPilot V4.0 DCC not only a very good decoder but also benefit from ESU's years of experience in producing innovative digital decoders.