MC series decoders are small enough for N scale but strong enough for HO, very slightly larger than the M1 decoder, but much smaller than the T series.
The MC2 is a Two-function, 1-amp N- or HO-scale micro decoder with miniature 7-pin JST harness connector.
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The MC4 and MC6 decoders are the same size as the MC2 decoder. They have four and six functions respectively and all the X series features! Great decoders to use for Blinking Ditch Lights when space is limited! The MC6 decoder has now been discontinued.
Will easily power HO-scale engines yet is small enough for many N-scale installations.
X series features
Auto detect allows operation on DCC only or DCC and DC power. TCS decoders are almost transparent on DC, making the engine act like a decoder isn't there. Brake on DC allows you to control the lights while the train is in a DC block.
Three point acceleration and deceleration curves. Allows stretching of acceleration rates at the slow speeds. You are no longer limited to a straight line acceleration/deceleration rate.
Quiet Drive is active at all times, which greatly reduces engine noise.
Dither (digital pulse power) provides rapid bursts of power to overcome resistance. You control both the power and frequency. See slow speeds unequalled in the industry.
Lighting Effects: Auto-reversing headlights, new improved Mars, Gyra, Prototypical Blinking Ditch Lights, Rotary Beacon, Opposite Dim, Single and Double Pulse Strobe, Rule 17, Flashing and Random flicker. Rule 17 headlight dimming can be set to occur when stopped, opposite the direction of travel, or both. You always have manual control.
Button Control allows you to pick the control buttons of your choice.
Factory Reset lets you change most of your choices back to their factory default values if you get into a situation you don't like.
128 speed steps are active when Mid volts, Top volts, Start volts or the user- loadable speed table is active for much smoother operation.
Primary 2-digit addressing or advanced 4-digit addressing may be used.
Consist Addressing has a Special Feature allowing you to automatically turn off any undesired lighting when you add the engine to a consist.
TCS decoders support all programming modes plus OPS mode (on-track programming) and meet NMRA DCC standards for compatibility.
- One-amp continuous motor drive
- Two-amp peak motor drive
- MC2 - Two 100 mA function outputs
- MC4 - Four 100 mA function outputs
- MC6 - Six 100 mA function outputs
- Length: 0.71"
- Width: 0.41"
- Height: 0.19"
For an instruction leaflet on the MC2 decoder in PDF format, click here.
For an instruction leaflet on the MC4 decoder in PDF format, click here.
For an instruction leaflet on the MC6 decoder in PDF format, click here.