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TCS 1252 WOWSound DCC Sound Decoder - WOW-Plug & Play w/ KA-4 Keep Alive -Electric - HO Drop-in Board for Bachmann ACS-64

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879508007909
MPN:
1252
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  • TCS 1252 WOWSound DCC Sound Decoder - WOW-Plug & Play w/ KA-4 Keep Alive -Electric - HO Drop-in Board for Bachmann ACS-64
  • TCS 1252 WOWSound DCC Sound Decoder - WOW-Plug & Play w/ KA-4 Keep Alive -Electric - HO Drop-in Board for Bachmann ACS-64
  • TCS 1252 WOWSound DCC Sound Decoder - WOW-Plug & Play w/ KA-4 Keep Alive -Electric - HO Drop-in Board for Bachmann ACS-64
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Description

TCS 1252 WOWSound DCC Sound Decoder - WOW-Plug & Play w/ KA-4 Keep Alive -Electric - HO Drop-in Board for Bachmann ACS-64



This product is specifically designed to be installed into Bachmann's AMTRAK® CITY SPRINTER Trainset.

  • ACS-64 recordings were done in cooperation with Amtrak® and Septa® 
  • Features TCS-exclusive feature "WHOOSH" - Sounds recorded from high-speed train runbys in the Northeast Corridor. 
  • Authentic sounds recorded at Septa Wayne Junction, Septa Frasier Yard Amtrak® Ivy City Terminal, Washington DC, and Septa Passenger Lines.
  • Industry best sound. CD-Quality Sound with 16 Bits of resolution at 44.1kHz sample rate.
  • Separate motor whine and gearbox noise increase prototypically with speed.
  • Industry-leading Back EMF with superior slow-speed performance and glass-smooth "cruise control" even under load!
  • Built-in KA4 KeepAlive®

For a complete list of available sounds, check out the "Sounds List" under the "Documents" tab.

  • CD-Quality Sound: TCS' world-renowned CD-quality sound. 16 Bits of resolution at 44.1kHz sample rate.
  • Keep-Alive®: Included on-board for smooth, stutter-free operation.
  • Back EMF Load Compensation: Provides superior slow speed control and high performance under load.
  • Quiet Drive: Super-quiet motor control for "buzz" free motor performance.
  • DC Mode: Decoder will automatically detect DC power. You can also configure how your lighting effects function on DC.
  • Variable Momentum: Allows you to make custom acceleration and deceleration curves.
  • Incandescent Bulb Support: This decoder can be used with 12 Volt bulbs.
  • Function Remapping: Buttons 0 through 12 may be used to control the lighting functions of this decoder.
  • Programmable Lighting Effects: Choose from 20 separate user-programmable lighting effects!
  • Dimmable Brightness: Configure multiple different brightness levels for your LED's or incandescent bulbs.
  • Decoder Lock: Feature which prevents accidental/unwanted programming while activated.
  • Airwire™ Compatible: Fully compatible with Airwire™ operation.
  • CAM: Use a positive voltage trigger to synchronize your chuff rate to your drivers' rotation.
  • Audio Assist®: TCS exclusive auditory feedback programming system. Program your decoder without the need to memorize CV's!
  • User-Loadable Speed Tables: Configure custom speed curves and set speed limits.
  • Throttle Modes: Choose from multiple throttle modes to meet your operating needs.
  • Proto Notch™: A WOWSound original feature which uses TCS’ exclusive auto-adjusting BEMF technology to automatically choose the active notch sound. Prototype Mode also offers dynamic sound volumes which accurately model the real-life equivalent. Also includes pre-programmed acceleration and deceleration values.

Specs 

  • Interface Type: Direct Plug (15-pin JST for Bachmann ACS-64)
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 2.24" x 1.09" x 0.44" or 56.96mm x 27.69mm x 11.33mm
  • Scale: HO Scale
  • Continuous/Peak: 1.3/2.0 Amp
  • Total Functions: 8
  • Function Rating: 100 mA
  • 12V Outputs: 8

Speaker Selection

  • This decoder is optimized for the speaker included in your ACS-64 locomotive.

Decoder Specifications:

  • Size: 1.28" x .69" x .22" (32.5mm x 17.5mm x 5.6mm)
  • Connection: Integral 21-MTC connector
  • Motor Rating: 1.0 Amp Continuous, 2.0 Amp Peak
  • Functions: (6) 100mA outputs (400mA Total)
  • BEMF: Yes
  • Protocol: NMRA DCC Compliant
  • Additional Features:

 

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Additional Resources

MANUFACTURERS WEBSITE:
SOUND CONFIGURATION & SOUND FILE RESOURCES:
FIRMWARE & SOFTWARE RESOURCES:
PRODUCT MANUALS & TECHNICAL DOCUMENT RESOURCES:
MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY & REPAIRS:
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - DCC TIPS:
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (1):
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (2):
NA
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Additional Information

PRODUCT CLASS :
HO Scale - Board Replacement
DECODER TYPE:
Motor + Sound + Function + Adapter Board + Keep Alive Device
DECODER INTERFACE (PRIMARY):
NA
DECODER INTERFACE (SECONDARY):
Proprietary*
SIZE-INCH (L x W x H):
2.24 x 1.09 x 0.45 in
SIZE-METRIC (L x W x H):
57 x 27.7 x 11.4 mm
MOTOR CURRENT (CONTINUOUS):
1.3A
MOTOR CURRENT (PEAK):
2A
FUNCTION CURRENT (MAX):
100mA each
NORMAL OUTPUT FUNCTIONS:
8
LOGIC-LEVEL FUNCTIONS:
0
SERVO OUTPUT FUNCTIONS:
0
FUNCTION INPUTS:
0
KEEP-ALIVE INTERFACE:
Integrated KA4
KA INPUT VOLTAGE (MAX):
16V
KA TOTAL CAPACITANCE:
1.28F
SPEAKER INTERFACE:
Hardwire - Solder Pad
SOUND CHANNELS:
7
SOUND PROCESSOR:
16-bit
SAMPLE RATE:
44.1 kHz
SOUND MEMORY:
Preloaded
AMP POWER (MAX):
2W
AMP IMPEDANCE:
8 Ohms
CV PROGRAMMING:
Service Mode + P.O.M.
FIRMWARE UPDATE:
Yes - Factory Only
SOUND FILE UPDATE:
Optional CV Configurations by Model
PROTOCOL:
NMRA DCC
BI-DIRECTIONAL COMMUNICATION:
RailCom
ADDITIONAL FEATURES:
NA
NOTES (1):
* - NMRA 15-pin JST for Bachmann ACS-64
NOTES (2):
NA
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