Digitrax Command Station Comparison

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Here is a comparison guide between all the Digitrax command stations.

Older models may not be represented.


COMMAND STATION COMPARISON
Model
Evolution Advanced
Evolution Advanced Duplex
ZEPHYR
ZEPHYR XTRA
EMPIRE BUILDER
SUPER EMPIRE BUILDER XTRA
CHIEF
SUPER CHIEF
SUPER CHIEF XTRA
Command Station
DCS210
DCS50
DCS51
DB150
DB150
DCS100


Features
Integrated Throttle
No
Yes
No
Throttle
DT500
DT500D
DT300
DT402/R/D
DT100
DT400
DT402/R/D
Analog locomotive control
Yes


Functions
F0Fwd, F0Rev, F1-F28
F0-F8
F0-F28
F0-F8
F0-F28
F0-F8
F0-F28
F0-F28
Power Capacity, Amps
5/8
2.5
3
5
5
5
8
5 or 8
Locomotive Capacity
400
10
20
22
22
120
120
120
Throttles Capacity
400
10
20
22
22
120
120
120
Locomotive Addressing
2, 4
2, 4
2, 4
2, 4
2, 4
2, 4
2, 4
2, 4
2, 4
Stationary Decoders
2000
999
999
999
999
999
999
Turnout Feedback
Yes, with actual position feedback
Yes, last command sent
Yes, with actual position feedback
Programming Modes
All
All
All
All
All
All
All
Programming Output
Yes, separate output, Read/Write
Yes, separate output, Read/Write
Broadcast only
Separate output, Service Mode, Read/Write
Consisting Modes
All
All
All
All
All
All
All
Routes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Transponding Find Feature
Unknown
See Notes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cab signalling
Yes
See Notes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Customizable Operation
Yes
Basic
Advanced
Professional
Wireless Upgrade?
Yes
Yes
Fast Clock
Supports display
Yes
Jump Ports
0
2
0
Power Supply Included
Yes
Yes
No


Notes:

Consisting: All equals Universal, Advanced and Basic

Digitrax has released a number of starter sets over the years. The throttle determines many of the features available.

The DCS 210 has two DCC Signal outputs. Will allow up to 100 throttles and locomotives in operation at once.