LokPilot 5 Basic (59029)

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Electronic Solutions Ulm: LokPilot 5 Basic (59029)

Summary: While LokPilot 5 decoders can undoubtedly meet all imaginable requirements of even the most demanding experts, many model railroaders are looking for a robust, high-quality DCC decoder for your standard requirements, which also should be affordable. The LokPilot 5 Basic comes in two versions: In addition to a version with an 8-pin NEM interface, a version with 21MTC interface is also available.

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General information
Manufacturer Electronic Solutions Ulm
MSRP 29.40 EUR28.88 USD <br />25.72 GBP <br />43.65 AUD <br />38.96 CAD <br />
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Product information
Part Number

Common Name LokPilot 5 Basic
Decoder Core Features Functions, Lights

Product URL External Product Link
Product Manual URL External Product Link
Hardware Information
Scales HO, O
Connection Method 21MTC / NEM660
Continuous Amps 0.9
Max Amps 0.9
Voltage Range
General DCC Information
Extended Addressing Yes
AnalogConversion Yes
Speed Steps 14, 28/128
User Loadable Speed Table Yes
Back EMF Yes
Programming Modes Ops, Address, Direct, Paged, Register
Decoder Assisted Consists Yes
CV Readback Yes
Silent Running (HF) Yes
Dither Yes
Kick Start Yes
Momentum Yes
Function Information
# of Functions 20
Function Amps
# of Lighting Effects
# of Sound Effects
Programming Information
Programming Lock Yes
Decoder Programming Modes
Misc Items
SUSI Interface
RailCom Yes
Has computer interface
Firmware Upgrade Possible Yes
UPC Number

The LokPilot 5 Basic is a "pure-bred" DCC decoder. Fourteen and 128 speed steps with Primary and Extended addresses. Up to 20 functions. With RailComPlus®, the decoders log in fully automatically to a suitable digital center.

It masters all DCC programming modes. Wtih RailCom® the CV values can be read out on the main track with suitable DCC Systems. Auxiliary registers exist for control panels that can only program the CVs from 1-255.

The LokPilot 5 Basic Decoder detects Märklin® brake distances and the Lenz® ABC system. Braking with DCC brake blocks or dc voltage is possible. The maximum speed can be set.

The LokPilot 5 Basic Decoder can be used on analog DC layouts. The decoder switches "on-the-fly" fully automatically between modes.


The LokPilot 5 Basic has 4 reinforced function outputs in each version. In the 21MTC interface, there are 8 logic-level outputs at the interface, two of which are also suitable for controlling servos. ... The brightness of each output can be set separately.


Motor control of the LokPilot 5 Basic delivers up to 0.9A continuous current. A variable frequency PWM from 10kHz to 50kHz ensures super-quiet operation. The load control can be adapted to difficult cases with up to 10 CVs.

The unique "Autotune" function allows the decoder to be automatically measured against the motor.


A PowerPack can be connected to the LokPilot 5 Basic to bridge dirty rail.

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