In the past, every once in a while we received
inquiries for a robust, affordable DCC decoder, which would meet the
We are now proud to present you our answer to the
challenge: The LokPilot V1.0 was developed from scratch with the aim to
bring you a decoder which would satisfy the needs of the majority of
model railroaders. On the one hand it offers all the fundamental
functions, while on the other hand it is easy on the wallet. The result
is convincing: The LokPilot Basic V1.0 is surely not a stripped down,
technically obsolete decoder, on the contrary: It contains the most
modern, on the world market presently available technology.
Like all other LokPilot decoders, the LokPilot Basic
V1.0 is convincing due to its excellent load control, good slow speed
characteristics, three function outputs and its robust build-up. Simple
handling and practical programmability are self-evident. The LokPilot
Basic V1.0 lends itself to all popular DCC-systems and, thanks to the
concentration for the essential features, sports a so far unbeatable
price/performance ratio. At last, you do not need to work without a
decoder featuring load control for your locos anymore, but have access
the a fully matured brand.
We ship the LokPilot Basic V1.0 with an 21 Pin NEM
interface. Installing it into the locos with a digital interface is
especially simple: Open up loco - remove dummy plug - plug in the
decoder - close the loco - its that easy.
Operational modes The LokPilot Basic V1.0 supports the worldwide
recognised DCC protocol. In this mode it can be utilized with 14, 28 or
128 speed steps, or on Analog DC layouts. It supports Lenz®, LG 100
resp. Roco® braking sections as well as braking in DC sections with
reverse polarity. You can use addresses 1 - 119. During operation, the
LokPilot Basic V1.0 converses fully automatically between operational
modes (DC, DCC). That is important in case you run parts of your layout (fiddle yard) in analog mode.
Motor management All popular DC - or coreless motors regardless
whether from Roco®, Fleischmann®, Brawa®, Mehano®, Liliput®, Bachmann®,
Kato®, Bemo®, Faulhaber®, or Maxon® will be driven by the 0.75A
continuous-current last stage of the LokPilot Basic V1.0 decoder. The
31kHz High frequency load control takes care of silky smooth, absolutely
quiet motor operation and lets your engines crawl slowly on the layout.
The load control can be optimized via 3 CVs for the motor in use.
Thanks to mass-simulation the loco will not jerk, even with only 14
Analog world The LokPilot Basic V1.0 works also with no problems
on Analog DC layouts, which means in spite of the club you belong to
being analog; you can still run your locos.
Functions The LokPilot Basic V1.0 offers three 180 mA
steady current outputs, dimmable together in 7 steps. Therefore you can
wire up the cab illumination or a smoke generator besides the two
standard reversing head lights. The built-in switching speed mode and
the option to switch off the acceleration and deceleration rate with the
touch of a key, helps you to glide smoothly around the depot area.
Programming All programmable adjustments are done
electronically. It’s not necessary to open up the loco anymore. Since
the LokPilot Basic V1.0 knows all DCC programming modes, and all values
are inserted with two digits, programming with all known central
stations is a cinch. Especially comfortable is the programming of
parameters for owners of our ECoS command station: all modifications are
displayed on the large screen in plain language, and can be changed
All function outputs and the motor connection
are protected against overload and short-circuit.
We want you to enjoy
your LokPilot Basic V1.0 decoder as long as possible.