Locomotive adapter boards, suitable for "small" Decoders



 

ZIMO sound-decoders (like MX644 or MX645) rarely need extensions regarding their outputs because they usually already have up to 10 function outputs. Nevertheless, adapter boards can be very useful. They are used because of:

  • a different connection system (solderpads or screw terminals)
  • better performance (because of additional rectifier on the adapter board)
  • low voltage funtion outputs (1.5V or 5V)
  • better energy storage connection (types for "21MTC"-decoders)

 

ADAPLU     ADAPLU15 bzw. ADAPLU50    

ADAPLU

Adapter Board
45 x 15 x 4 mm

Adapter board for PluX-22 decoders; the decoder is plugged into the socket connector of the adapter board. Via large solder pads, the wiring inside the loco is very comfortable, whereby common connections (positive lines) for a variety of usages are realizes multiple times. The adapter board ADAPLU is equipped with a rectifier which relieves the decoder's rectifier and so produces less lost heat and performs better.

The adapter board ADAPLU can be used with many PluX-22 decoders of the current ZIMO product range, these are: MX645P22, MX633P22, MX637P22, MX635P22, etc. and their successors, i.e. decoders equipped with a 16V energy storage connection.

ATTENTION: ADAPLU must not be used in combination with PluX-16 decoders (like MX630P16 or MX648P16)! Exceptions are PluX-16 decoders that actually are reduced PluX-22 decoders like MX633P16.

ADAPLU15
or
ADAPLU50

These versions of the adapter board are equipped with voltage regulators for low voltage outputs with 1.5V or 5V. Servos can be supplied by the 5V output (the connections for control wires of two servos can be found on every ZIMO decoder).

ADAPLU, ADAPLU15 oder ADAPLU50 mit aufgestecktem MX645P22    

Combination
ADAPLU
or ADAPLU15
or ADAPLU50
+
MX645P22

ADAPLUxx + PluX sound decoder MX645P22 results in a
Sound Decoder with 1.8 A motor current, continuous

This combination works well for O-scale as an alternative to large scale decoders (although with less function outputs, low voltage outputs and other large-scale specialties).

     

ADAMTC    

ADAMTC
or
ADAMKL

Adapter Board

44 x 26.5 x 6 mm


Adapter board for "21MTC&Quot;-decoders; the decoder is plugged into the pin connectors of the adapter board. Via large solder pads the wiring inside the loco is very comfortable. The adapter board ADAMTC is equipped with a rectifier which relieves the decoder's rectifier and so produces less lost heat and performs better.

The adapter board ADAMTC can be used with all "21MTC" decoders that are S-type - therefore MX631C, MX634C, MX638C, MX636C, MX644C, etc. and their successors.

DO NOT USE MX631D, MX634D, MX636D, MX638D and MX644D, whereby some of themcan be configured to the corresponding C-type by pseudo-programming: CV#8 = 3.

For the connected decoder, the values of the supported energy storage modules only change to 16V/max 6800µF, if the energy storage module is connected to the corresponding solder pads/screw terminals of the ADAMTC/ADAMKL boards.


ADAMTC15 bzw. ADAMTC50    
ADAMTC15
or
ADAMTC50
or
ADAMKL15
or
ADAMKL50

These versions of the adapter board are equipped with voltage regulators for low voltage outputs with 1.5V or 5V. Servos can be supplied by the 5V output (the connections for control wires of two servos can be found on every ZIMO decoder).

KLxx versions are the same as MTCxx versions, but with screw terminals.


ADAMTC15 bzw. ADAMTC50 mit aufgestecktem MX644C    
Combination
ADAMTC
or ADAMTC15
or ADAMTC50
+
MX644C

ADAMTCxx + "MTC" sound decoder MX644C = Sound Decoder with 1.8 A motor current, continuous

This combination works well for O-scale as an alternative to large scale decoders (although with less function outputs, low voltage outputs and other large-scale specialties).

     
ADAPUS    

ADAPUS

Adapter Board
for US Models
(Athearn, Kato,
etc.)

Adapter board for PluX16 and PluX22 decoders; the decoder is plugged into tje socket connector of the adapter board. Via large solder pads the wiring inside the loco is very comfortable.

The adapter board ADAPUS can be used with multiple PluX decoders of the current ZIMO product range: MX645P16, MX645P22, MX633P22 ... and successors, i.e. types equipped with a 16V energy storage connection.

DO NOT USE ADAPUS in combination with MX630P16 and MX648P16!


ADAPUS15 bzw. ADAPUS50     ADAPUS15
or
ADAPUS50

These versions of the adapter board are equipped with voltage regulators for low voltage outputs with 1.5V or 5V. Servos can be supplied by the 5V output (the connections for control wires of two servos can be found on every ZIMO decoder).

     

Translated: 2016-07-09 (German Version: 2016-07-09)