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Digitrax DCS200 LocoNet Command Station and Booster 8 Amp
 
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The DCS200 is a combination DCC Command Station & Booster. The DCS200 operates as the command station and main system booster on a Digitrax LocoNet system. It can also be used in conjunction with your computer if you choose to do so.

The DCS200 accepts throttle input from any LocoNet throttle (DT400 series, DT300 series, DT100 series, DT200, UT2, UT1, BT2, Computer throttle, LocoPalm Throttle and new Digitrax and LocoNet Certified throttles to come soon)
Features
Control over 9,000 locomotive addresses. Baseline DCC decoders use the range 0-127 (127 DCC & 1 Analog). Address "00" is defined as the analog locomotive address. Extended Packet Format DCC decoders use the range 128 and above. This provides complete backward compatibility with all existing DCC decoders and does not force you to replace any decoders to have four-digit addressing. Built in read/write programmer and separate service mode programming output Lets you program each individual decoder's acceleration, deceleration, start-voltage, mid-point voltage, loadable speed table, etc. without shutting down the layout. The DCS100 offers paged mode, physical register mode and direct CV access programming to allow you to program decoders from all DCC compatible manufacturers. These characteristics can also be programmed using the Digitrax PR-1 Decoder Programmer for your computer. Operations mode programming lets you program decoders "on the fly." By sending programming directed to a particular loco address you can change the address and /or operating characteristics of an engine while it is on the layout. For example, you can simulate added train weight by increasing the ACCEL and DECEL rate in a decoder. 128 speed step operation! You can select 14, 28, or 128 speed step operation for each individual decoder so you don't have to sacrifice performance if you have some decoders that have 128 speed steps & some that don't. Basic, Advanced or UniVersal Consisting lets you choose how you handle consists. UniVersal consisting lets you use ANY DCC decoder for consisting. You can even include an analog loco (one without a decoder) in a consist. You can mix & match any DCC compatible decoders in your consists because the command station controls the consist. Add & delete locos from MU lash-ups with a few simple keystrokes. Advanced consisting lets you use decoders that are capable of Advanced Consisting for consisting. With this method of consisting, the decoders rather than the command station, control the consist so it is portable from one layout to another. Note that when you use "Advanced" Consisting, only EPF decoders can be included in the consist. In addition, if you use this type of consisting, you must be certain to properly remove the advanced consist information from the decoders when you want to rearrange them in the consist or remove them from the consist. The DCS200 also allows "Nested consisting" which lets you make up consists composed of other consists. Function Control Function control is very simple with the DT300 and DT400 series throttles. Just press the function activation key followed by the key associated with the function you wish to access. Control directional lighting & 8 additional function outputs from the keypad. Sound controls for bell & whistle are on the F1 & F2 keys, you'll see a bell and whistle graphic beside these keys. Function 2 is a non-latching control that allows you to sound the horn for as long as the key is held down; just like the real thing! Control up to 999 switch addresses from the keypad. Customizable Fast Clock. Displays synchronized scale time clock on all DT400, DT300 & DT100 series throttles. Compatible with DCC Standard and RP's. Customizable System Options The DSC200 lets you set up how your system runs. You can have "beeps" on or off, you can set time outs, set up purge options, Enable trinary mode for operation with Marklin Motorola format equipment, enable advanced consisting and much more. DCS200's Booster Capabilities give you a 8 amp booster along with your command station. The DCS200 gives you 8 amps! A powerful 8 Amp Digital Command Control Booster Rated at 80VA Accepts either 50/60Hz AC or DC input from your existing power supply. Minimum input voltage: 12V AC or DC, Maximum input voltage: 22V AC or 28V DC. The power supply you use should be within this range & should be overload protected for a maximum output of 8 amps DC. Auto resetting over temperature & short circuit protection. Unique smart protection will not "weld" derailed locos to the track. Safe for use with all scales because it's multi scale selectable for N through G scale operations. N Scale=12V, HO Scale=15V, O/G Scale=20V. User adjustable voltage trim. Track Status indicator shows voltage & signal type (DCC or "Zero Stretch" Analog Signal for conventional operation.) Stabilized Track Drive Output. Over Voltage Protected. LocoNet Expansion Network for easy reliable system hook up & future system expansion. High impedance balanced signal input receivers on the LocoNet Interface allow boosting of several different types of command control signals. Auto shutdown if command control drive signal is lost so that the layout will not convert to DC operation if a cable or connection is broken. This means that the trains won't just "take-off" if they are not getting the DCC signal. Complies with FCC Part 15, Class B RFI Requirements.

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Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.

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Digitrax DCS 200 command station August 7, 2013
Reviewer: Robert Fink from Purlear, NC United States  
Our railroad club used all Digitrax products for our DCC system.  This is an excellent product fo any one wanting a really great DCC system.
My only objection is that the unit does not come with an instruction manual. The manual is available online. Problem is everyone does not have access to the internet.
Great product tho.

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