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Decoder Buddy Mini Board

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DBMini
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Product Description

Decoder Buddy Mini

The Decoder Buddy Mini was developed to fit into smaller steam and diesel applications.  there has also been interest in HOn3 and S-Gauge applications.

  

This mother board does not include the 21 Pin Decoder.

 

This mother board requires soldering.

 

These printed circuit board is  NOT INTENDED FOR USE IN A DC SYSTEM.

 

Included with board are four axial resistors to be mounted remotely inline and are sized for LEDs. (2.2K)

I can substitute / supply custom specified resistors for function outputs.  These may be requested by the email link.

 

The mother board includes; 

One 21 Pin Decoder receptacle,

Two pairs of track input pads,

One pair of motor input pads,

One set of stay alive pads (U+ , GND and if necessary a third control wire ),

One pair of speaker pads,

Resistors for use with LED lighting. (separate axial 2.2K)  (Also available with 0 ohm, 750 ohm and custom specified resistors for function outputs. This accommodates incandescent lamps or bulbs.)  It is IMPORTANT to realize that resistors must be used when LEDs are connected to the four lighting outputs of the Mini!!!  The resistors may be soldered in line when purchased or the included resistors may be soldered inline upon installation.  Remember there are different incandescent lamp voltages and current draw that have to be taken into consideration also.

 

(Until the next batch is produced the Mini will be labeled Tiny and the picture on the package will indicate the correct headlight outputs for direction of locomotive.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decoder Buddy Information

This product is versatile in terms of direction of the placement of the board and mounting in various configurations. It can easily replace a QSI board, a Dual Mode decoder board or be mounted directly on the electric motor or frame with Kapton tape. (It is recommended that a piece of Kapton tape be placed on the bottom of the mother board to assure electrical isolation from the electric motor or frame.)

 

This mother board does not include the 21 Pin Decoder.

 

This mother board and connector board require soldering.

 

These printed circuit boards are NOT FOR USE IN A DC SYSTEM.

 

The on board resistors are sized for LEDs. (2.2K)

Now I have added Decoder Buddys with 0 ohm, 750 ohm and custom specified resistors for function outputs. These may be requested by the email link.

 

The mother board includes;

One 21 Pin Decoder receptacle,

Two pairs of track input pads,

One pair of motor input pads,

One pair of stay alive pads (U+ and GND),

Two pairs of speaker pads wired in parallel,

Resistors for use with LED lighting. (on board 2.2K) (Also available with 0 ohm, 750 ohm and custom specified resistors for function outputs. this accommodates incandescent lamps or bulbs.)

 

The connector board contains pads for eight pairs of lighting function connections. U+ or the blue wire has eight connected pads for the common power source. The negative (-) discrete function pads are all labeled to indicate their connection to the functions available in the decoder.

If you require incandescent lamps there are procedures that require soldering and allow for incandescent lamp use or different Decoder Buddys made specifically the application. Remember there are different incandescent lamp voltages and current draw that have to be taken into consideration also.

The lighting connector was designed so that the shell of the diesel locomotive can be easily separated from the frame without unsoldering wires. This does require that the headlight and rear lights be mounted in the shell of the locomotive and that the diesel has a removable dynamic brake shell.

Decoder Buddy installed, speakers installed, decoder installed, and the motor is tested and ready.
Decoder Buddy installed, speakers installed, decoder installed, and the motor is tested and ready.

DECODER BUDDY SIZE
Dimensions
Width x Length x Height

 

O.67” x 2.20” x 0.35”

 

17 mm x 56 mm x 9 mm

 

Height may vary slightly

depending on decoder.

 

DECODER BUDDY OUTPUTS FOR DIFFERENT MANUFACTURER'S DECODER N


                  Original            V5 

Pin #       Decoder       Decoder     LokSound     LokSound     SoundTraxx    TCS     Digitrax**           

                   Buddy           Buddy              V4                      V5                  T2 & E2

 

  1                                         A10                                              A10

  2                                         A7                                                A7

  3                A6                   A6                     A6                     A6                                               F6*           F6

  4               A4                   A4                     A4                     A4                        Fx6              F4             F4

  5                                         A12                                              A12

  6                                        A11                                               A11

  7               F0r                 F0r                    F0r                   F0r                       F0r               F0r          F0r

  8               F0f                 F0f                   F0f                    F0f                       F0f               F0f         F0F

 13               A3                    A3                      A3                     A3                        Fx5                F3            F3

 14              A2                    A2                      A2                    A2                        Fx4               F2            F2

 15               A1                     A1                      A1                     A1                         Fx3                F1             F1

 17              A5                    A5                      A5                     A5                                                F5*           F5

 

* Note: TCS functions 5 and 6 are not programmable, and will only output constant bright lights.

** Unavailable for comment

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LOCOMOTIVE STARTUP WITH SOUND, LIGHTS AND MOTION!
An added benefit of Decoder Buddy beyond easy DCC decoder installation is YOU CHOOSE lighting functions. Upgrade the motherboard that came with your locomotive for all the lighting functions available in your 21 pin decoder! Ditch lights, blinking ditch lights, numberboard lights, step lights, ground lights, class lights, the list goes on.

 

 

For more info visit

 

https://nixtrainz.com/


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