This means that the loconet may be used as an accessory bus with any system, dcc or dc, for use with detection, signaling, etc. If a wiring or signal problems occur on any standard loconet section that the lnrp xtra is connecting and monitoring, the lnrp xtra will act to internally disconnect the faulty standard. Loconet is a bus system that connects devices like handheld throttles to a command station. The apps available can be downloaded from the digitrax website by clicking he. This can be driven either by a dcs100dcs200 command station, or by a separate fast clock module such as those made by logic rail technologies. The digitrax bxpa1 is a loconet auto reverser with added features for detection, transcending, and power management. The dt500 advanced super throttle gives you direct control of two locos at a time with all the powerful features and flexibility serious model railroaders demand. Digitrax recommends that networks with more than 20 devices use an lnrp or. The digitrax rj12 loconet wiring standard somewhere in the instruction manual, it says that the rj12 is the 6pin version of the rj11 connector with all pins loaded with conductors. This protects the layout from a network crash, often caused during throttle. Digitrax uses current detection method which has a significant impact on wiring power distribution for your layout.
Also, optical doesnt work in hidden staging dark, where you most need detection. Digitrax 245 digitrax is located in panama city, fl, and was founded in 1993 by zana and a. If you want to sell devices that use locoent you have to pay a fee to digitrax. The ur90 will support approximately 10 infraready throttles dt100, dt300, dt400, ut4 and dt402 series in line of sight operation. Digitrax makes a number of utility panels, which are used to connect throttles to the throttle bus, in this case, digitrax s loconet. Loconet was developed by the usbased company digitrax. The protected one is used to connect boosters, etc, while the unprotected network is used for throttles. The digitrax cab bus, loconet, has both an electrical and a physical specification. If your system operates with a few throttles and other devices attached any of the commercially available systems will work today.
Model railroader is the worlds largest magazine on model trains and model railroad layouts. At which point, your eyes start to glaze over and you go off into a trance. In the last half of 2016, digitrax shook things up a bit in its product line by discontinuing two of their longestlived command stations the dcs100 and dcs200 and introducing the dcs210 and the dcs240. I think its aimed toward big clubs and ntrak use with the 400 loco slots. Long loconet networks may also benefit by the reduction in total cable length of the loconet wires. Lnrpxtra loconet repeater module the lnrp xtra loconet repeater module isolates and protects loconet layouts, it allows for greater expansion of the loconet system on large installations. The lnwi from digitrax allows you to connect compatible wifi devices to loconet and run trains using compatible throttle apple and android apps on wifi deviceslnwi allows up to four compatible devices to be connected. This document deals with the physical specification the. Bxpa1 loconet dcc autoreverser with detection, transponding and power management. This makes the system as close to plug and play as. Provides up to 32 loconet throttle functionality per lnwi, with compatible apps and command station. Throttles and most other loconet devices only use the railsync as a source of power. Connect the power to the power connector, plug in the locobufferusb loconet cable to one of the front connectors, and connect the digitrax devices via loconet cable to the back connectors. Jmri software, including decoderpro and panelpro, works with your digitrax command station to program decoders.
Digitrax lnwi loconet wifi interface the lnwi allows you to connect compatible wifi devices to loconet and run trains using compatible android and apple throttle apps. Digitrax manufacturers a complete line of digital command control products and accessories, ranging from entry level to advanced systems for all scales. They can be purchased readymade from a number of dcc dealers and hobby shops, and from radio shack, lowes, the home depot, walmart or other electrical or electronics suppliers, or easily manufactured to. Fritzs dcc notes digitrax command station comparision. Right now you can update the firmware in their dcs51, dcs210, and dcs240 command stations, ur92 transceiver, lnrp loconet repeater. The apps available can be downloaded from this page. Wifi interface to a digitrax loconet for up to four compatible mobile wifi devices and apps. But, at the numbers we are talking about a few controllers and perhaps 1020 decoders, does it really make a difference. Long loconet networks may also benefit by the reduction in. The lnrp xtra loconet repeater module isolates and protects loconet layouts, it allows for greater expansion of the loconet system on large installations. The electrical specification and properties of loconet are defined and controlled by digitrax. The lnfc sends accessory decoder commands via loconet. Digitrax lnrp xtra loconet repeater module traintek, llc. Locoio is another diy project that is documented on this web site.
Loconet repeaters can be used to isolate areas of the layout from. Any scale digitrax lnrp xtra loconet repeater module with ps14 power supply. It can be used with decoderpro to program locomotives, or panelpro to create a virtual control for your layout and there are other programs available that are compatible with locobuffer. They can be purchased readymade from a number of dcc dealers and hobby shops, and from radio shack, lowes, the home depot, walmart or other electrical or. Digitrax loconet wireless interface railway city hobbies. The monitor clock dialog allows you to control this feature. Loconet cables loconet cables utilize 6wire telephonedatatype cable with rj12 plugs on each end. Uhlenbrock a german manufacturer using loconet and digitrax the loconet creator have rendered it quite easy to program their modules with their command stations. The lnrp allows protected sections of loconet to continue functioning even when a fault occurs elsewhere, the lnrp automatically reconnects the faulty section once the issue is resolved. Dcc hobby supply, dcc, digitrax, tcs, nce, soundtraxx, qsi, decoders, zephyr, super chief, blackstone models, bli blueline digitrax dt500 super throttle dig02017 dt500 advanced super throttle features. Aug 25, 2006 model railroader is the worlds largest magazine on model trains and model railroad layouts.
Loconet repeater lnrp for large complex layouts, digitrax offers the lnrp loconet repeater. A digitrax up5 loconet panel may be used with an external power supply 12vdc wallwart or ps12 to provide power to the loconet. Hence loconet ground is ground for two different things. Yup, make sure you have enough lnrps in your layout and that they have and provide a good power level to the loconet. The digitrax command station then translates these commands into the appropriate dcc packets. Locobuffer is a do it yourself diy device that connects a computer to a digitrax loconet. A single lnwi works out of the box, with no additional configuration required. Super chief xtra 5 amp duplex radio equipped set includes. It differs a great deal from s88, for 2 mains reasons. The more i think about the digitrax capability to update component firmware, the more impressed i am with it. The digitrax rj12 loconet wiring standard railway bob. If a wiring or signal problems occur on any standard loconet section that the lnrp xtra is connec.
The other big thing new is that it has user upgradeable firmware so if any changes come along perhaps lcc bus or bugs are found then its easy to upgrade. It electrically recreates the loconet signal acts as a signal repeater in technical terms between two loconet busses. Pr4 usb to loconet interface with decoder programmer. Embeddedloconet, please contact digitrax inc, for specific permission. This is the connector that digitrax uses for loconet. Through loconet the command station gets operated and controlled. Digitrax recommends that networks with more than 20 devices use an lnrp or more than one to break the devices up into smaller groups. Jigsaw puzzles free delivery possible on eligible purchases. Loconetchecker helps you to manage your digitrax devices connected to the loconet bus and monitor their behavior. Digitrax loconet wiring model railroader magazine model. First, the locobuffer was designed to be used as an interface between computers and dcc systems using digitrax loconet only. Very large layouts will benefit from using a loconet repeater lnrp. Information maybe we should be happy that loconet is documented at all. They can also work directly from dc power which is what happens in a digitrax up5 panel when it is powered from a wall wart.
Digitrax loconet wifi interface module for use with smart. The sale any loconet device hardware including bare pcbs that uses this or any other loconet software, requires testing and certification by digitrax inc. The lnrp xtra allows protected sections of loconet to continue functioning even when a fault occurs elsewhere, the lnrp xtra automatically reconnects the faulty section once the issue is resolved. A digitrax loconet can contain its own fast clock timebase. Loconet s ethernet like architecture seems interesting and more advanced than the systems used by other dcc manufacturers. Digitrax lnwi loconet wifi interface factory direct trains. With a standalone loconet, you will still be able to configure the loconet parameters of uhlenbrock or digitrax modules, but it may be a bit more tricky.
It is semiopen, as the company allows other companies to distribute product based on the technology, and publishes extensive documentation. The lnrp xtra loconet repeater module isolates and protects loconet layouts, it allows for. Lnfc supports this capability when used in conjunction with dcc accessory decoders e. Digitrax offers only the bdl168 for block detection. However, so far no optical system talks to digitrax loconet. The lnrp loconet repeater module isolates and protects loconet layouts, it allows for greater expansion of the loconet system on large installations. Compatible with most android and apple devices running supported throttle apps.
The lnwi allows you to connect compatible wifi devices to loconet and run trains using compatible throttle apps. Fascia panel by digitrax loconet receiver for ir throttles. Digitrax makes a number of utility panels, which are used to connect throttles to the throttle bus, in this case, digitraxs loconet. However, in cables purchased from other sources, these may be different colors. Among other things, locoio is a device that allows you to build a remote ctc panel connected to a loconet. The loconet developers edition is the commercial definition of the communication protocol used by digitrax and other loconet compatible products produced and sold by licensed manufacturers. Digitrax dcc system depends on its loconet cable to connect every device that runs on loconet together.208 665 352 850 1234 47 914 1296 566 672 1085 420 138 824 679 428 437 1116 352 283 1393 4 213 354 46 14 1481 1475 630