K1D4

Decoder
SKU: 1293
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Description

The K1D4 is a N-scale drop-in decoder designed for Kato and Athearn locomotives. Examples include the following:

Kato:

  • SD40
  • SD70/SD70M/SD70MAC
  • GE C44-9W
  • GE AC4400W

Athearn:

  • F45

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

Note: This version of the K1D4 has copper tabs installed which slip over the motor contacts on the locomotive. If your locomotive uses wires, see the "-NC" version.

  • 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): 2.705" x 0.38" x 0.059" or 68.7mm x 9.64mm x 1.5mm
    Scale: N Scale
    Continuous/Peak: 1.0/2.0 Amp
    Total Functions: 4
    Function Rating: 80 mA
    12V Outputs
    2
    LED Outputs
    2
    Onboard LEDs
    2

    Decoder Literature

    K1D4.pdf

    Comprehensive Programming Guides

    Wiring Diagram

    One Year Goof Proof Warranty

    All decoders are covered by a one year goof proof warranty. Please return in a small box.
    You MUST register the failed decoder on our website at tcsdcc.com/warranty
    Follow the instructions on the website before returning any decoders to TCS.