LokPilot 5 DCC (59620)

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Electronic Solutions Ulm: LokPilot 5 DCC (59620)

Summary: The LokPilot 5 DCC is the "twin brother" of the LokPilot 5. The two share almost all characteristics, however, the LokPilot 5 DCC is a pure DCC decoder and cannot be used on analog AC systems. This lack of flexibility comes with a cheaper price. LokPilot 5 decoders are offered with all common interfaces.

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General information
Manufacturer Electronic Solutions Ulm
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Product information
Part Number

Common Name LokPilot 5 DCC
Decoder Core Features

Product URL External Product Link
Product Manual URL External Product Link
Predecessor LokPilot V4.0
Hardware Information
Scales HO, O
Connection Method 8 Pin / NEM652
Continuous Amps
Max Amps
Voltage Range
General DCC Information
Extended Addressing
Speed Steps
User Loadable Speed Table
Back EMF
Programming Modes
Decoder Assisted Consists
CV Readback
Silent Running (HF)
Kick Start
Function Information
# of Functions
Function Amps
# of Lighting Effects
# of Sound Effects
Programming Information
Programming Lock
Decoder Programming Modes
Misc Items
SUSI Interface
Has computer interface
Firmware Upgrade Possible
UPC Number



The LokPilot 5 DCC is a "pure-bred" DCC decoder. Thanks to RailComPlus® the decoders register automatically with a suitable DCC system like the ESU CabControl. The decoder accepts all DCC programming modes and thanks to RailCom® the CV values ​​can be read on the main track with RailCom equipped DCC systems. For command stations that only program the CVs from 1-255 auxiliary CV registers exist.

  • Fourteen to 128 speed steps
  • Primary and Extended addresses
  • Up to 32 functions can be triggered


The LokPilot 5 DCC decoder recognizes Märklin® braking sections, ZIMO® HLU / ZACKCommands and the Lenz® ABC system. Braking with DCC brake modules or with DC voltage is possible. It also stops with a Selectrix® brake diode. An ABC automatic shuttle train enables automatic commuting between two train stations.

The LokPilot 5 DCC decoder can be used on analog DC trains. The decoder switches between the operating modes fully automatically "on-the-fly".


Depending on the interface version, each LokPilot 5 DCC Decoder offers at least ten amplified function outputs with 250mA output current each. In the executions with PluX22 or 21MTC interface there are four outputs to control servos or logic level outputs. All-important lighting functions are available. The brightness of each output can be set separately.

Motor Control

The motor control of the LokPilot 5 DCC has been fundamentally improved again. Adjustable PWM frequency from 10kHz to 50kHz ensures super quiet operation. The load control has up to10 CVs which can be adjusted.The unique "Autotune" function enables automatic calibration of the decoder to the motor. The LokPilot 5 DCC decoder delivers up to 1.5A of motor current.

A PowerPack can be fitted to the LokPilot 5 DCC to bridge dirty rail sections.

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