WOW121-Steam

Decoder
SKU: 1525
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Description

The WOW121 is a universal sound decoder for locomotives with DCC-ready 21-pin MTC connectors, and can also be used with any of TCS' motherboards. The WOW121 requires a motherboard to interface with the locomotive. The motherboard will determine the support for the number of lighting functions as well as the type supported (LED or 12V/1.5V bulbs). A WOW121 decoder will support up to 8 lighting functions.

Note: Function 5 and 6 are not programmable, and will only output constant bright lights. Take this into account when wiring multiple lighting functions.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • True Scale Sound:
  • A unique WOWSound feature which uses TCS’ exclusive auto-adjusting BEMF technology to automatically change the intensity of the chuff. Prototype Mode also offers dynamic sound volumes which accurately model the real-life equivalent. Also includes pre-programmed acceleration and deceleration values.

    Interface Type
    Direct-Plug (21-Pin MTC)
    Dimensions (L x W x H): 1.28” x .69” x .22” or 32.5mm x 17.5mm x 5.6mm
    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 8 Ω speakers (not included).
    • This decoder uses and audio amplifier capable of supplying up to 2 Watts of power. A 1 Watt minimum power rating is recommended for use with this decoder. If you are using a speaker with less than 1 Watt power rating, you must reduce your volume to prevent speaker failure or amplifier stress.
    • Speaker enclosures greatly increase speaker performance in most cases.

    Decoder Literature

    WOW121-Steam.pdf

    Programming Tools

    Steam 4-CV Programmer Version 4

    Comprehensive Programming Guides


    Sounds List


    WOWSound Upgrade

    Older versions of WOWSound can be upgraded to the current version. Visit tcsdcc.com/wowsound/upgrade for more information

    Video Tutorials

    Important! First time users should view our WOWSound section of instructional videos for a full range of information on using this decoder. Visit tcsdcc.com/videos for helpful tutorials!

    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.