The LokSound V4.0 M4 is a real multi-talent. It speaks 4 data protocols and can thus be really used anywhere. Except during DCC operation with RailComPlus® recognition, the decoder will be automatically recognized by Märklin® command stations via the M4 protocol. For owners of older layouts, the decoder has additionally been equipped with the well-known Motorola® and Selectrix® data format.
The LokSound V4.0 M4 can be also used on analogue DC or AC layouts. The built-in motor control will learn the motor manners and synchronize the drive and lighting functions with the sound functions. So, model railroaders without a digital system can also enjoy the LokSound decoders, of course, despite the sounds triggered by function keys. No matter with which command station you operate the decoder it will always be perfectly integrated. Thanks to its M4 recognition, it will be automatically detected by Märklin Central Stations® and 16 functions will be available. Of course you´ll be able to adjust all parameters with your command stations as you are used to do.
During DCC operation there will be up to 28 functions available. The decoder will be automatically recognized in a matter of seconds by an ESU ECoS with RailComPlus® detection and show all functions as well.
Owners of the “older” Märklin® 6021 will be not excluded for sure. 4 addresses per decoder enable to switch up to 16 functions. A built-in programming mode makes reprogramming ,even with this dignified command station, possible. Last but not least it should be remembered that the decoder can be operated reliably with Selectrix® command stations.
All of this sounds far too good to be true? It gets even better: The LokSound V4.0 M4 decoder recognises all common break systems, such as the Märklin® break system, the Lenz® ABC break system (with slow drive function!), Selectrix® diode break systems or ZIMO® HLU® systems: the decoder will always recognise the desired operational mode full-automatically. For us being the creator of this function, it is a matter of honor that during braking a constant distance can be defined.
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