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Date: 11/17/22 21:28
HO scale ( which decoder do I want )
Author: Highhood

Need to go dcc on a number of kato ( 8 pin ) units.
Which decoder ( non sound ) with back emf do I use ?
Or do all decoders have back emf?

TIA for your responses.

Jon Fink
Schenectady, NY



Date: 11/18/22 05:44
Re: HO scale ( which decoder do I want )
Author: WrongWayMurphy

There is no one answer for all Kato lokies.
Most have the back EMF feature, but not all.

Use this decoder selector for NCE decoders.  If you want
another brand such as Digitrax or TCS, well you can search 
for their decoder selector.  It took me 5 seconds to come up with this one
by searching "NCE decoder selector" 

https://www.ncedcc.com/decoder-selector-tool



 



Date: 11/18/22 07:52
Re: HO scale ( which decoder do I want )
Author: stevenlsilva

Digatrax 165IP if unit has no ditch lights



Date: 11/18/22 07:52
Re: HO scale ( which decoder do I want )
Author: BAB

Soundtraxx has specific decoders for many engines that fit right into them. Like the ease of programing on them too with my NCE hamer head controler easy to program without any computer use.



Date: 11/21/22 16:52
Re: HO scale ( which decoder do I want )
Author: ajgreen

Hi Jon.

I'd run with TCS decoers, and a DP2X (2 Function) or DP5 (5 Function) will drop right into your 8 pin socket on the motorboard of the Kato locomotive. Alternative would be a T4X (4 Function) and then use an adaptor hardness to go from the 9 pin JST plug to the 8 Pin (Such as a T-1 or T-3.5 harness).

I've been running TCS decoders for almost 18 years, and have found them very good. Great slow speed motor control.

Have a look at tcsdcc.com.

Good luck.

Allister
New Zealand.



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