WOW501-Steam

Decoder
SKU: 1600
$199.95 Buy Now
Description

The WOW501 is a universal, 5 Amp sound decoder for large-scale locomotives. The WOW501 includes Keep Alive® on-board for stutter-free operation. Function 5 and 6 may be programmed to control a smoke unit with a coil and fan. By programming CV58 with a value of 9, the smoke unit will react to the chuff timing.

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.

  • Keep-Alive®:
  • Included on-board for smooth, stutter-free operation.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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
    Hard-Wire
    Dimensions (L x W x H): 3.004" x 1.413" x 0.551" or 76.3mm x 35.9mm x 14mm
    Scale: O Scale G Scale S Scale
    Continuous/Peak: 5/10 Amp
    Total Functions: 8
    Function Rating: 1A
    12V Outputs
    8

    Decoder Literature

    WOW501-Steam.pdf

    Programming Tools

    Steam 4-CV Programmer Version 4

    Comprehensive Programming Guides


    Sounds List


    AUX Input Pad

    The AUX input pad can be used to trigger a sound effect.

    Use a reed switch or relay connected to the AUX input as a trigger.

    Use Audio Assist® to select a triggered sound to play.

    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.