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TCS 2016 K0D8-G DCC Decoder - N Drop-in Board for Kato E7 A-Units

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TCS 2016 K0D8-G DCC Decoder - N Drop-in Board for Kato E7 A-Units

The K0D8 is a N-scale drop-in decoder for Kato locomotives. Examples include the following:


  • E7A

See the Installation Pages for a full list of compatible engines!

Note: The K0D8 line of decoders are available with different lighting configurations. Pay special attention to the compatibility. The K0D8-G features 1 onboard super-bright, "Sunny White" LED with custom-length leads in the forward direction only.

See the installation pages for a full list of compatible engines!

  • 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.
  • RailCom®: This feature allows the decoder to talk to the command station. RailCom supports expansion for new features.
  • Variable Momentum: Allows you to make custom acceleration and deceleration curves.
  • LED Support: This product does not require external resistors when connecting LED's.
  • 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.
  • User-Loadable Speed Tables: Configure custom speed curves and set speed limits.
  • Interface Type: Drop-In
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 2.139" x 0.538" x 0.068" or 54.32mm x 13.67mm x 1.73mm
  • Scale: N Scale
  • Continuous/Peak: 1.0/2.0 Amp
  • Total Functions: 8
  • Function Rating: 80 mA
  • 12V Outputs: 6
  • LED Outputs: 7
  • Onboard LEDs: 1

Decoder Specifications:

  • Size: 2.14 x .55 x 0.07 Inch (54.4 x 13.8 x 1.7 mm)
  • Connection: Drop-In For Kato FP7A
  • Motor Rating: 1.0 Amp Continuous, 2.0 Amp Peak
  • Functions: (8) 80mA outputs (640mA Total)
  • BEMF: Yes
  • Protocol: NMRA DCC Compliant
  • Additional Features:  On-board 680 ohm 1/4 watt resistors for LED lighting


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