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Occupancy Detection:

Digitrax: BDL16

Summary: BDL16 LocoNet Occupancy Detector for 16 Detection Sections, no DS54 required. Provides local occupancy & zone power status reporting via fascia mounted LEDs &/or computer.

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General information
DCC Category
Occupancy Detection
Manufacturer Digitrax
MSRP 149.99 USD152.69 EUR <br />133.60 GBP <br />226.68 AUD <br />202.35 CAD <br />
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RX4 / BDL168 Hookup
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Year Released 2000
Year EOL 2002
Has computer interface
Firmware Upgrade Possible
Successor BDL162
Misc Details


BDL16 was released in 2000 and was replaced by BDL162 in 2002. An update kit was available from BDL16 to BDL162. BDL162 was replaced by BDL168 in 2004. No update kit was offerred because the circuit board was completely re-engineered.


  • Three Amps per section
  • Four zones
  • Four sections within each zone for a total of 16 detection sections
  • Supports Digitrax Transponding with attached RX4s
  • Operates with LocoNet to report occupied sections
  • Can work without LocoNet and report information via optional LED outputs
  • Detection of resistor wheel sets


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