Product: NCE CS02

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General information
Common Name PowerPro 5A or CS02 command Station. Manufacturer NCE
Product URL Manual URL
Integrated Throttle Knobs and Buttons Max Current 5
Computer Interface Yes Software Upgrade Possible Yes
Communications BUS NCE Cab Firmware Upgrade Possible Yes
Separate Programming Track Yes
DCC Features
Address Range 2/4 Max Simultaneous Trains 256
Support Consisting Basic, Advanced, Other Max Consists 127
Speed Steps 128 Max Switches 2,044
Functions 28 Feedback Yes
Zero Stretching No Ops Mode Programming true
Auto Shuffle Train / Signal Speed Control No LocoNumberReadback Yes
CV Readback Yes

What references this product

None yet.

Other Command Stations made by same manufacturer

Basic, Advanced, Other

The PowerPro is a complete DCC system with a Command Station,5A Booster and Full featured walk around cab. A 10Amp version is also available. The CS02 is just the command station portion of the PowerPro System and is sold as a upgrade path to NCE. There is no booster or cab included.

127 Advanced Consist are supported per system. 1 "Basic Consist" (old style) of a maximum of 4 locomotives per throttle is supported. Throttles are are all walk-around (not integrated). 5A and 10 Boosters are offered. NCE support "unified" consisting per NMRA and marked as "other". NCE does not support DC locomotives (Zero streatching.)

Universal is not a NMRA consisting term. It is a digitrax marketing term. NMRA consisting terms are:

1) Address: Decoder based where the locomotive are given the same address. Single speed command from a throttle controls the consist. Uses CV2 (Short Address) or CV17/18 (long address)

2) Basic: Command Station based where the command station send multiple speed commands to each locomotive in the consist from a single throttle to force the decoders to act as part of the consist. Decoders have no knowledge they are part of a consist.

3) Advanced: Decoder based using CV19 to store the consist address. Single speed command from throttle is sent to consist address and controls any and all decoders with CV19 matching that consist address.

4) Unified: Combination of Basic and Advanced.