LokSound 5 DCC

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Electronic Solutions Ulm: LokSound 5 DCC

Summary: The lokSound 5 DCC is a NMRA DCC only multifunction decoder. It does not support other command control systems.

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General information
Manufacturer Electronic Solutions Ulm
MSRP
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Release information
Manufacturer Part Number
Common Name
Decoder Core Features
Product URL Product Link
Manual URL
Year Released
Year EOL
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Hardware Information
Scales HO, OO
Connection Method NMRA
Length 3030 cm <br />300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />11.811 in <br />0.984 ft <br />
Width 15.515.5 cm <br />155 mm <br />0.155 m <br />6.102 in <br />0.509 ft <br />
Height
Continuous Amps
Max Amps
Voltage Range
General DCC Information
Extended Addressing Yes
AnalogConversion Yes
Speed Steps
User Loadable Speed Table Yes
Back EMF Yes
Programming Modes
Decoder Assisted Consists Yes
CV Readback Yes
Silent Running (HF) Yes
Dither Yes
Kick Start Yes
Momentum
Function Information
# of Functions 10
Function Amps 250mA
# of Lighting Effects 10
# of Sound Effects
Programming Information
Programming Lock Yes
Decoder Programming Modes
Misc Items
SUSI Interface
RailCom Yes
USP
Transponding
Has computer interface
Firmware Upgrade Possible
UPC Number

Description

The LokSound 5 is the most important member of the LokSound family. Due to the combination of the digital decoder and the sound module on one circuit board we achieve the smallest possible dimensions of 30 mm x 15.5 mm. Therefore, it fits into almost any H0 or O-gauge locomotive.

A LokSound 5 DCC Micro decoder is expected in 2022, with a form factor suited to various N Scale locomotives.

These decoders are supplied blank for the dealer to install the sound file of your choice.

LokSound 5

All LokSound 5 Decoders are designed around a powerful 32 Bit processor and are improved in many aspects:

  • LokSound 5 Decoders reproduce 10 sound channels simultaneously.
    • Each sound channel features 16 Bit resolution and 31250 Hz sampling frequency achieves HiFi quality.
    • Authentic reproduction of the prototype sounds.
    • LokSound 5 Decoders achieve a discernibly better sound experience.
  • Improved load control with up to 50 kHz PWM frequency and noise optimized motor control assure that, in future, coreless motors accelerate with excellent low speed characteristics.
  • For the purpose of controlling lighting and other functions LokSound 5 Decoders have numerous outputs. Can control RC servos / SUSI modules, if required.

True multi-protocol Decoder supporting all four popular data formats:

  • DCC with RailComPlus
  • M4 format
    • Automatic registration with modern Märklin® central units.
  • Motorola® and Selectrix® facilitate the operation with older central units as well.
  • All LokSound 5 Decoders (even N scale) support analog operation.
  • North American and Australian customers, the LokSound 5 DCC family features DCC with RailComPlus only.
  • Up to 32 functions, which can be assign any type of function and function button.
  • Three new adjustable brake controllers
  • Two-step heavy load simulation
  • Random functions that allow control of special lighting effects randomly.
  • Firmware of LokSound 5 Decoders can be updated to a newer version.

Manual

LokSound_5_ESUKG_EN_InstructionManual_Edition-5_eBook.pdf

This can be found on the web.

Related Videos

There are number of videos available regarding the LokSound 5:

  1. Sound Slot Design
  2. Creating Sound Slot Templates
  3. Creating Random Sounds
  4. Physical Output Configuration / General Output Settings

LokSound 5 DCC First Look

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