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Occupancy Detection:

Digitrax: BDL168

Summary: The BDL168 is a cost-effective LocoNet Occupancy Detector for 16 detection sections. When combined with an RX4, it provides up to 8 transponding zones.

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General information
DCC Category
Occupancy Detection
Manufacturer Digitrax
MSRP 154.00 USD156.77 EUR <br />137.17 GBP <br />232.74 AUD <br />207.76 CAD <br />
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UPC Number 652667100113
Release information

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Year Released 06/2004
Has computer interface None
Firmware Upgrade Possible No
Predecessor BDL162
Misc Details


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


  • Occupancy detection for 16 sections
  • Outputs for LEDs to indicate local detection section occupancy and zone power status on a panel mount display
  • 3 Amp capacity per detection section
  • Transits Occupancy information over LocoNet
  • Supports SuperSonic decoder operations
  • Detects any powered locomotive
  • Detects any un-powered rolling stock equipped with resistor wheel sets
  • Plug 'N Play with Digitrax DCC
  • Configurable with most other DCC systems
  • Automatically checks layout status when used in conjunction with a computer
  • Improved Rail Sync Sampling for reliable operation
  • Transponding with the addition of one or two RX4 allows for 8 transponding sections
  • Transponding decoders are detected by the RX4s and the information is fed back to LocoNet
  • Transponding allows you to read back CV values of decoders equipped with transponders


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