R/C Throttle for LocoNet and XPressNet

! Sold out - new batch coming soon ! Are you interested ? - Please contact me.

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North American readers PLEASE NOTE:

Due to the DECT-modul being used the R/C Link is not suitable for use in Canada and USA. For all Non-European countries please check the applicable R/C regulations prior to purchasing one of the units. More informations about DECT could be found on www.dect.org (frequency band must be 1880-1900).


Description

This is a complete throttle for LocoNet (Digitrax, Uhlenbrock) and XPressNet (XBus, Lenz) compatible DCC systems.
The R/C Throttle incorporates a standard DECT interface and thus provides complete wireless operation offering  flexibility and freedom when operating DCC controlled model trains.
One base station can handle up to four R/C Throttles making the system suitable for larger layouts as well.
Due to the extensive capabilities offered by the R/C Throttle, a wide variety of operational control and functionality is provided. To ensure that this capability is not intimidating, a special "Child" mode is available. This allows them to use the R/C Throttle without however having access to the advanced capabilities.
Since the R/C Throttle uses proven DECT-Technology, it is superior as far as security, range and speed is concerned.

Digital Control Units

The R/C Throttle supports the following digital control units:

Bus Manufacturer Digital Control Unit
LocoNet Digitrax DCS100/DCS200 Chief
Digitrax DB150
Digitrax DCS50 Zephyr
Uhlenbrock Intellibox
Intellibox with Firmware 2.0
Intellibox II
Uhlenbrock 63820 Adapter for Märklin 6021
Uhlenbrock Daisy
Roco Z21
XpressNet Lenz LZ100 / LZV100
Lenz LH200
Lenz Compact
Roco Roco Lokmaus 2
Roco Multimaus Pro
Z21
tams XNControl (Test)

If you want to use another digital control unit - please contact me. Perhaps there is a technical solution.

Capabilities

- display with backlight
- operate and drive loco
- 5 fast storages for loco addresses
- stack for loco address
- lights and functions F1-F12 and F13-F28
- operation as a consist
- control of switches
- switch routes in BaseUnit
- "dispatch" and "acquire" locos [LocoNet]
- programming in 'Ops Mode' (prog on the main)
- apply and remove power from track
- emergency stop (complete system or loco)
- automatic powerdown
- "child" operation (all functions disabled, only the loco can be controlled)
- DECT Radio Control
- range up to 300m (900 ft) outside, up to 100m (300 ft) inside
- digital system  LocoNet (Digitrax, Uhlenbrock) and XPressNet (Lenz) auto detection
- only one device-id for all throttles (XPressNet)
- power for R/C Trottle 2x AA batteries (alkaline or rechargeable)
- BaseUnit with USB-interface
- software-update by customer
- Windows-Software to program switch routes

The following picture shows the display of the R/C Throttle:

The following picture shows the BaseUnit:

 

Technology

One BaseUnit can handle up to four R/C Throttles. Several BaseUnits can be connected to one central station. The maximum number of R/C Throttles is determined by the particular central station that is being used.

Power: R/C Throttle: 2 AA-Batteries
BaseUnit: 12V AC or DC, 750mA
Dimensions:
(L x W x H)
R/C Throttle = 120 x 65 x 22 mm
BaseUnit = 120 x 65 x 40 mm

Idea

The idea to develop this R/C throttle came from my desire to own a wireless control unit that provided the ultimate in functionality, capability and ease of operation.   
Based on numerous requests from other hobbyists, i build a limited number of these units on a "Non-Profit" basis. The prices shown for these units simply cover my costs; there is no additional profit margin built into the price.   

Pricing / Ordering (2014-08-31)

Artikel
Price in CHF
Price in Euro
Remark
RC Throttle
350.00
292.00
BaseUnit Standard
310.00
260.00
BaseUnit with ext.Antennen
400.00
342.00
!! sold out !!

Currency rate: Euro 1.00 = CHF 1.20 (31.8.2014)

All information regarding testing of the R/C Throttle, prices and ordering details are covered in the Flyer which you can download here as a PDF-Document .

R/C Trottle Flyer PDF)
Funky_Manual_V2.9.pdf (german only)

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Software

You can download the current software and PDFs here: Link (german)

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