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ESU LokSound V5 8 Pin Sound Decoder 58420

MSRP: $ 109.99

$89.95
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Return Policy

7-day return period to return or exchange most new unopened item(s) with your original receipt.
Returned items will be subject to a 15% or $2.95 which is greater restocking fee. (Restocking fee covers the cost of sales fees that we are unable to recoup from a refund).
All book, magazine, DVD, calendar, etc. sales are final.
All gift cards sales are final.
The returned item(s) must include the original unopened box, instructions, manuals, etc., shipped items must be returned in the original shipping box, include packing materials and have the Return Authorization Number written on the outside of the shipping box.
Fusion Scale Hobbies is not responsible for manufacturer defects. Defects including but not limited to, paint quality, paint color, scratch marks, glue marks, imperfections, stop running for any reason, etc. Products with these issues and others should be returned to the manufacturer since they are covered by the manufacturer's warranty.
Defective Digital Command Control (DCC) products including locomotives with decoders must be returned to the manufacturer for replacement.
Any item(s) purchased more than 7 days past the original date of purchase are non returnable.
Customer must email us at info@fusionscalehobbies.com to be issued a Return Authorization Number.
We will not accept any altered items for returns or exchanges.
Replacements, exchanges and/or credits will be shipped / processed once we receive the returned item(s). Please allow up to 4 weeks for your refund to be processed.
Any returned items received without an approved Return Authorization Number will not be accepted and will be returned to the sender.
If a package is damaged or lost, please contact the shipper's customer service department for further assistance.
Fusion Scale Hobbies reserves the right to approve or deny a request to return for refund or replacement.
You can always contact us for any return questions at info@fusionscalehobbies.com.
Damages and issues
Please inspect your order upon reception and contact us immediately if the item is defective, damaged or if you receive the wrong item, so that we can evaluate the issue and make it right. We will not be held responsible for misuse or damage from improper use. Please ensure you are responsible with your models. If damage upon arrival appears to be due to the molders handling, we may not accept a return. If a return is granted, the buyer may be responsible for return shipping; we will also not be able to refund the original cost of shipping if deemed to be customer damage.

Exceptions / non-returnable items

Certain types of items cannot be returned, like consumables; this includes but is not limited to, model paints, glues, paint thinner, paint stripper, pigments, putty and other similar supplies. We also cannot accept returns for used items or sale items. Please also note the original cost of shipping is nonrefundable, nor will Fusion Scale Hobbies be responsible for return sipping. Please get in touch if you have questions or concerns about your specific item. We also cannot accept returns for used items or sale items or gift cards.

The following brands including but not limited to the list below are not returnable and must be returned to the manufacture for repair, service or replacement.

Axial
Bachmann
Diecast Masters
Digitrax
ESU LokSound
E-Flite
MTH
Pro Boat
SoundTraxx

All toys such as Bruder Toys are non returnable, due to the nature of these products we will also not be responsible for any damage to these toys after they leave our shop. Should there be a problem with the toy, please contact Bruder's parts depart for replacement parts.

Refused Delivery
If a package is refused and returned to Fusion Scale Hobbies, any fees due on the package upon delivery to us will be deducted from the refund amount. Should the fees exceed the refund amount no refund will be issued, the item will be considered abandoned and sold to try and recover the fees. The refund will also be subject to a 25% restocking fee.

Refunds
We will notify you once we’ve received and inspected your return, and let you know if the refund was approved or not. If approved, you’ll be automatically refunded on your original payment method. Please remember it can take some time for your bank or credit card company to process and post the refund too.

Cancelations
We do not accept order cancelations at any time. We strive to fulfill orders as fast as possible, canceling orders will slow our fulfillment times.

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Quick Fulfillment

Most orders ship from our retail shop or warehouses same or next day.

Sound files can be loaded to the decoder, simply note the S0 file number in the box on the product page. A LokProgrammer can be purchased separately, however that it is not necessarily required as decoders can be purchased with sound files preloaded and CV Changes cane be done using control systems. Click HERE to view the current sound file listings.

The LokSound V5 DCC with 8 Pin Harness fits into most HO scale locomotives.


“Full Throttle” Decoder Operation for Diesels
It is often challenging to make a scale model perform like it has the mass of a 260,000lb locomotive pulling 5,000 tons or more! Some of this can be done with BEMF - when the loco “feels” a load, it will automatically rev up to work harder to pull this actual load. But this is often a flawed method in modeling. Today, model train car wheels are so free rolling the cars often do not simulate sufficient drag to replicate a typical prototype situation. Also, often we do not sufficiently weigh our cars to represent a scaled-down version of the prototype.


One of the biggest problems with BEMF controlled load is in our modeling and operations we often “simulate” loads inside a closed car. The payload inside a prototype car can weigh as much as 100-tons more than the car itself. This is especially important at operating sessions. Empties in and Loads out or vice versa. There is no way for a decoder to know the proposed weight of the cars it is pulling. Our “car cards”, showing whether a car is loaded or empty, are seen only by the operator, not by our decoders!

To compensate for what the decoder cannot know, we have created Full Throttle decoder features! FT features include “Drive Hold”, “Run 8”, “Coast”, improved “Dynamic Brakes” and a new “Independent Brake” feature.

Operating Modes
The V5 decoder supports all DCC programming modes and thanks to RailCom® you may read out the CV values on the main, provided you have a command station supporting RailCom®. There are utility registers for command stations that only facilitate programming of CVs ranging from 1 to 255.


The LokSound 5 decoder supports the Märklin® braking sections, ZIMO® HLU braking commands or the Lenz® ABC system. Braking with DCC brake generators or with DC is also possible. The locomotive with a LokSound 5 decoder will also come to a halt when a Selectrix® braking diode is switched into the circuit. The ABC push-pull feature enables the automatic commuting between two stations.


The LokSound 5 decoder is suitable for analog DC operation, AC and DCC command control.


Sound
The LokSound V5 decoder can reproduce up to 10 channels simultaneously. Each channel offers up to 16 Bit / 31250 kHz and for all practical purposes, one cannot detect any difference to the original. A dual class D audio power amplifier with 3W output power feeds the speakers with a permitted impedance of 4 – 32 Ohms. The huge 128 MBit sound memory assures sufficient storage capacity.

The volume of all individual sound fragments may be adjusted separately. The outstandingly flexible sound engine without a rigid flow chart facilitates a prototypical simulation of all conceivable rail movements. Three separately adjustable braking functions and two alternative load scenarios provide you with maximum control of your vehicles.

Functions
Subject to the type of interface, every LokSound V5 has at least 10 amplified outputs with multiple lighting functions available. The brightness of each output may be adjusted separately. Loksound 5 decoders with a PluX22 or 21MTC interface have an additional 4 outputs for controlling servos or as logic outputs.


Motor control
The LokSound V5 DCC decoder supplies up to 1.5A motor current and motor control has been improved. A variable PWM pulse frequency ranging from 10 kHz to 50 kHz results in silent operation, particularly for coreless motors making motor hum a thing of the past. Load control can now be adjusted with up to 10 separate CVs and will manage even the most difficult motor control issues. The unique “Auto-Tune” function facilitates the automatic calibration of the decoder to perfectly match the motor.

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ESU LokSound V5 8 Pin Sound Decoder 58420 - Fusion Scale Hobbies
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ESU LokSound V5 8 Pin Sound Decoder 58420

$89.95

Sound files can be loaded to the decoder, simply note the S0 file number in the box on the product page. A LokProgrammer can be purchased separately, however that it is not necessarily required as decoders can be purchased with sound files preloaded and CV Changes cane be done using control systems. Click HERE to view the current sound file listings.

The LokSound V5 DCC with 8 Pin Harness fits into most HO scale locomotives.


“Full Throttle” Decoder Operation for Diesels
It is often challenging to make a scale model perform like it has the mass of a 260,000lb locomotive pulling 5,000 tons or more! Some of this can be done with BEMF - when the loco “feels” a load, it will automatically rev up to work harder to pull this actual load. But this is often a flawed method in modeling. Today, model train car wheels are so free rolling the cars often do not simulate sufficient drag to replicate a typical prototype situation. Also, often we do not sufficiently weigh our cars to represent a scaled-down version of the prototype.


One of the biggest problems with BEMF controlled load is in our modeling and operations we often “simulate” loads inside a closed car. The payload inside a prototype car can weigh as much as 100-tons more than the car itself. This is especially important at operating sessions. Empties in and Loads out or vice versa. There is no way for a decoder to know the proposed weight of the cars it is pulling. Our “car cards”, showing whether a car is loaded or empty, are seen only by the operator, not by our decoders!

To compensate for what the decoder cannot know, we have created Full Throttle decoder features! FT features include “Drive Hold”, “Run 8”, “Coast”, improved “Dynamic Brakes” and a new “Independent Brake” feature.

Operating Modes
The V5 decoder supports all DCC programming modes and thanks to RailCom® you may read out the CV values on the main, provided you have a command station supporting RailCom®. There are utility registers for command stations that only facilitate programming of CVs ranging from 1 to 255.


The LokSound 5 decoder supports the Märklin® braking sections, ZIMO® HLU braking commands or the Lenz® ABC system. Braking with DCC brake generators or with DC is also possible. The locomotive with a LokSound 5 decoder will also come to a halt when a Selectrix® braking diode is switched into the circuit. The ABC push-pull feature enables the automatic commuting between two stations.


The LokSound 5 decoder is suitable for analog DC operation, AC and DCC command control.


Sound
The LokSound V5 decoder can reproduce up to 10 channels simultaneously. Each channel offers up to 16 Bit / 31250 kHz and for all practical purposes, one cannot detect any difference to the original. A dual class D audio power amplifier with 3W output power feeds the speakers with a permitted impedance of 4 – 32 Ohms. The huge 128 MBit sound memory assures sufficient storage capacity.

The volume of all individual sound fragments may be adjusted separately. The outstandingly flexible sound engine without a rigid flow chart facilitates a prototypical simulation of all conceivable rail movements. Three separately adjustable braking functions and two alternative load scenarios provide you with maximum control of your vehicles.

Functions
Subject to the type of interface, every LokSound V5 has at least 10 amplified outputs with multiple lighting functions available. The brightness of each output may be adjusted separately. Loksound 5 decoders with a PluX22 or 21MTC interface have an additional 4 outputs for controlling servos or as logic outputs.


Motor control
The LokSound V5 DCC decoder supplies up to 1.5A motor current and motor control has been improved. A variable PWM pulse frequency ranging from 10 kHz to 50 kHz results in silent operation, particularly for coreless motors making motor hum a thing of the past. Load control can now be adjusted with up to 10 separate CVs and will manage even the most difficult motor control issues. The unique “Auto-Tune” function facilitates the automatic calibration of the decoder to perfectly match the motor.

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