The K0D8 is a N-scale drop-in decoder for Kato locomotives. Examples include the following:
- P42 Genesis
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-A features 2 onboard super-bright, “Sunny White” LED’s with long leads.
- 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.
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: 6
Onboard LEDs: 2
Decoder Literature: K0D8-A.pdf
Comprehensive Guide: Comprehensive-Programming-Guide.pdf