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.

Find resources for the WOWSound-equipped Bachmann Streamlined K4 here.

  • 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 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.