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ESU 54611 Lokpilot 8 Pin Decoder


ESU Lokpilot 54611

NMRA/DCC with 14, 28 and 128 speed steps, DCC RailCom®

21.3mm x 15.5mm x 5.5mm


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ESU Lokpilot 54611

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The ESU Lokpilot 54611 has the following properties

Operational modes:
NMRA/DCC with 14, 28 and 128 speed steps, DCC RailCom®
DCC 2-digit and 4-digit addresses (long and short addresses)
Analog DC (de-selectable)
Automatic recognition of operational mode and DCC speed selection
Supports Lenz® LG100, Roco® braking section
Supports the ABC braking mode
Base-direction bit / stores operational status
Switching speed and acceleration & deceleration key selectable

21.3mm x 15.5mm x 5.5mm

Better is the enemy of good it is said in colloquial language for generations. We fully agree with this proverb and are proud to present to you the brand-new LokPilot V4.0 DCC Decoder. This decoder supersedes the LokPilot V3.0 DCC Decoder, which has achieved an excellent reputation among model railroaders all around the world. The new LokPilot V4.0 DCC is much better in many respects based on the LokPilot family’s high standard performance. The LokPilot V4.0 Decoder will be offered in several varieties like its forerunner. The DCC version which we describe here is meant for all users who intend to use DCC and RailCom®. A further range of interface options enables you to find the appropriate decoder for your loco any time.

Operational modes ESU Lokpilot 54611

The LokPilot V4.0 DCC supports, like its forerunners the world-wide standardised DCC protocol and can be used in combination with all DCC systems on the market. It can also be used for DC operation and recognises operational modes automatically „on-the-fly”. As a matter of course there are up to 9999 addresses in DCC operation. The LokPilot V4.0 DCC supports all common braking sections such as Zimo® HLU. A new feature is the ABC braking mode. Newly introduced by Lenz®, it simplifies stoppage in front of the signal thanks to its asymmetrical DCC signal. The LokPilot V4.0 DCC also fully supports the RailCom® standard and can be programmed with all current digital command stations.

Also new is the additional connection facility for an external „Power Pack”. This optionally (coming in 2011) available energy store is able to energize the motor up to 2 seconds if the power supply is interrupted and makes you finally forget dirty tracks!

Motor management ESU Lokpilot 54611

From a LokPilot decoder, you rightly expect an excellent motor management. With the LokPilot V4.0 DCC, ESU introduces the once more improved fifth generation of load control. The standard frequency is adjusted adaptively to the speed with a basic frequency of 40 kHz. The result is an even better slow driving performance, ideal for older 3-pole or coreless motors. It’s also child’s play to adjust the regulation to the respective model. With this ESU sets a new standard. Nowhere else will you find better motor control. Promised!

Mechanics ESU Lokpilot 54611

Despite all its new functions, the new LokPilot V4.0 DCC is 9% smaller than its forerunner and thus easier to install. Beside the known LokPilot versions, with 8-pin or 6-pin NEM interface, and a new version with a 21MTC connector.

Analogue operation ESU Lokpilot 54611

With LokPilot V4.0 DCC it’s not only possible to limit the start and top speed of your loco in analogue mode, you can even determine which of the functions should be active.

Functions ESU Lokpilot 54611

The LokPilot V4.0 DCC decoder has 4 function outputs which achieve 250 mA load each (the all-new PluX22 Version has even nine function outputs!). They are separately dimmable and can be allocated individually to different light functions such as flashing light, firebox flicker, strobe – and double strobe, Ditch Light etc. Beyond that, the 21MTC connector version has two logical outputs which can be made alive via the adapter board 51968. Of course, the decoder is able to control the automatic decoupling move and push time for Roco®, Krois® and Telex® couplers and also offers a high beam function as a new feature. The „LED mode“ ensures that the light effects are set correctly when using LEDs.

Programming ESU Lokpilot 54611

The LokPilot V4.0 DCC supports all DCC programming modes including POM (Programming on the Main). Programming configuration variables (CV’s) is especially simple for owners of our ECoS control station: all options are displayed in plain language on the large screen and can easily be edited – even during operation on the layout.

Peace of mind

The LokPilot V4.0 DCC is overload and short-circuit protected, updatable and can be programmed comfortably from you command station or from your PC with the help of the ESU LokProgrammer. You are able to download brand-new software versions from our website as they become available. The software helps you to configure the decoder. With the LokPilot V4.0 DCC decoder you do not only purchase a very good decoder but also benefit from ESU’s years of experience in producing innovative digital decoders.

Ordering information

  Art.No. Description
  54611 LokPilot V4.0 DCC decoder, with 8-pin plug according to NEM 652
  54613 LokPilot V4.0 DCC decoder, with 6-pin plug according to NEM 651
  54615 LokPilot V4.0 DCC decoder, with 21MTC connector
NEW! 54617 LokPilot V4.0 DCC decoder, with PluX22 NEM658, 9 outputs

ESU Lokpilot 54611

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Additional information

Weight 50 g



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