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Servodecoder 5

Decoder for switches controlled by servos

Sales price 360,00 kr
Sales price without tax 288,00 kr

A new version of the board is released in June 2023. This board can now be powered via the LocoNet cable.
The USB connector that was there before has been removed.
The board has a screw terminal where 5 volts can be supplied as an alternative to LocoNet supply.
This new board is black and the previous version was green.

A decoder used to control turnouts on the model railway.

One decoder can handle up to 5 servos and will also handle polarization of the crossing point of turnout.

Turnout can be controlled locally by buttons connected to the decoder or remotely from a panel or computer by the use of LocoNet.

All configurations are done with a mobile phone or a computer through LocoNet.

Very easy to handle but yet with a large set of available functionality.

Fully compatible with LocoNet and can be used together with other LocoNet compatible products on the market.

Two alternative ways to power the decoder. There are two jumpers on the card that are used to select the power supply.
1. Screw terminal is available for external connection of 5 volts DC. If external power is used, the jumpers must be removed.
2. The decoder can be powered through the LocoNet cable, if it has sufficient capacity. When supplying power from LocoNet, the jumpers must be in place.
To use power supply from LocoNet it is recommended to use the MGP Electricity distribution card.


- controls 5 servos of the type used in radio controlled models.

- handles the polarization of turnout crossing.

- connections for buttons to change turnouts, either push buttons or switch buttons.

- adjustable speed of the servos, ie how fast the turnout is moving is adjustable to suit personal preference.

- Servo motions angles, direction, polarity, etc. are adjustable.

- Support for routes, ie one change order may set several turnouts to provide a path to eg the platform. 5 different routes with 6 switches per route can be set.
  A route will have its own address and can be controlled from local buttons and from remote panels etc.
  Turnouts in a route can be both internal to the decoder as well as external (from other decoders).

- dependence between turnouts can be added. An example of use could be two turnouts providing a transition between the sides on a double track, where changing one will automatically change the other.

- locking of switches, eg if you want to use  a physical key to allow switching.

- 5 inputs (1/0) for track status sensors (occupied track). This function uses the same inputs as for local buttons so these two functions can not be used simultaneously.

- direction dependent track status can be defined. This means a "sensor" that reports a train on the track coming only from a given direction.

- Advanced rule management for events at the model railway where the turnouts can be made to change based on occupied tracks, signals position, state of other turnouts, etc.
  With a few simple rules, one decoder can fully control an automatic loopback or a railroad crossing equipped with barriers!

- Etc.


 Link to Instruction Servodecoder



A small demo: