Quad Stationary Decoder (DS54)

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Digitrax: Quad Stationary Decoder (DS54)

Summary: Quad Stationary Decoder for Digital Command Control with Programmable LocoNet Inputs and Outputs.

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General information
DCC Category
Stationary Decoder
Manufacturer Digitrax
MSRP 79.99 USD81.43 EUR <br />71.25 GBP <br />120.89 AUD <br />107.91 CAD <br />
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Common Name Quad Stationary Decoder
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Release information

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Year Released 9/2006
Year EOL 4/2007
Has computer interface
Firmware Upgrade Possible
Successor DS64
Misc Details
Height 0.75 in1.905 cm <br />19.05 mm <br />0.019 m <br />0.0625 ft <br />
Length 4 in10.16 cm <br />101.6 mm <br />0.102 m <br />0.333 ft <br />
Width 2.5 in6.35 cm <br />63.5 mm <br />0.0635 m <br />0.208 ft <br />


Four Multi-purpose high-current output control pairs, controllable by standard DCC accessory decoder signals & local control inputs. Outputs can control:

  1. Push-pull solenoid turnout motors e.g. PECO or Atlas "snap" switches
  2. Slow Motion DC Stall turnout motors e.g. Switch Master & Tortoise type products
  3. Incandescent & LED lights for signals & special effects
  4. Other attached devices such as sound modules & DC motors

Eight Multi-purpose sensor inputs can be configured for:

  1. Block occupancy detectors, using Digitrax BD1 detector modules
  2. Local turnout control
  3. Feedback of turnout position, including "out of position" during changes
  4. General LocoNet system input sensors
  5. Local route control
  6. System Power On/Off & Run/Stop inputs
  7. Cascaded route & turnout control
  8. Signaling system control messages
  9. Local animation control, such as automated Indexing Turntable
  10. Multiple aspect control such as Automatic Crossing Gate controller
  11. General local control of attached motors, solenoids, lamps, etc.
  • Includes wires for connecting four turnouts.
  • Fully programmable & customizable configurations
  • Configurations are permanently stored in non-volatile memory
  • Supports up to 4,000 individual LocoNet sensors on the system
  • Supports up to 2,000 turnout addresses including turnout feedback

DM1 DC Motor Adapter

This product was discontinued at the same time as the DS54. MSRP was $9.99 US.

The DM-1 is an inline adapter designed to modify any DS54 output to provide the bi-polar drive current needed to run reversible DC motors, solenoid switches (like Kato & LGB turnouts), lamps and other similar devices that draw up to 1/2 amp. Just plug the DM-1 into any DS54 output and the DM-1 socket will provide a bipolar drive rated at 500MA continuous, 1 amp surge.

  • Works with DS54 to provide a Bi-Polar drive current
  • Run motors, up to 0.5 amps
  • Provide steady output for continous operation
  • Provide "pulse" output for snap operation
  • Operate reversible motors
  • Operate solenoid switches
  • Light lamps


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