WOW101-Steam

Decoder
SKU: 1516
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Description

The WOW101 is a universal decoder for locomotives with DCC-ready 9-pin plugs, or locomotives which cannot accommodate a motherboard or WOWKit. This decoder may be hard-wired or plugged directly into any locomotive with a 9-pin JST plug. The WOW101 is compatible with any T-Series harness, and also includes an auxiliary harness for attaching your speaker, CAM, Keep Alive®, and for the additional lighting functions (F3 and F4).

For a complete list of 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.

  • 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
    Direct-Plug (9-Pin JST)
    Dimensions (L x W x H): 1.35” x .66” x 0.22” or 34.29mm x 16.72mm x 5.59mm
    Scale: HO Scale
    Continuous/Peak: 1.3/2.0 Amp
    Total Functions: 6
    Function Rating: 100 mA
    12V Outputs
    6

    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

    WOW101-Steam.pdf

    Programming Tools

    Steam 4-CV Programmer Version 4

    Comprehensive Guides


    Sounds List


    WOWSound Upgrade

    Older versions of WOWSound can be upgraded to the current version. To register for an upgrade, click Here.

    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.