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M1- Two Function Micro Decoder
Part #TCS-M1N Scale Supply price: $36.50
New: September 2003

Electronic Specifications:
  • One amp Motor drive rating
  • Two amp peak load
  • Two 100mA function outputs
  • Length: 0.570"
  • Width: 0.355"
  • Height: 0.132"
The M1 decoder is the quietest decoder we have seen yet. Nearly zero hum or buzz from the engine. For the money this is one of the best DCC values on the market. Even the included instruction sheet is well designed and written.
This decoder is small enough for N scale but strong enough for HO! From the start the design criteria for the M1 decoder was to make it small for N scale but fully capable of powering HO locos! At 0.355" wide and 0.132" thick it will fit in many N scale locos. With its smooth and strong 1amp motor drive it is well suited for any N Scale application.
  • Back EMF Load Compensation
  • A very thin clear protective wrap
  • Auto detect allows operation on DCC only or DCC and DC power. TCS decoders are almost transparent on DC making the engine act like a decoder isn't there. Brake on DC allows you to control the lights while the train is in a DC block.
  • Quiet Drive is active at all times which greatly reduces engine noise.
  • Dither provides rapid bursts of power to overcome resistance. You control both the power and frequency. See slow speeds unequalled in the industry.
  • Lighting Effects: Auto reversing headlights, Mars, Gyra, Rotary Beacon, Single and Double Pulse Strobe, Opposite Dim, Flashing and Random flicker. Rule 17 headlight dimming can be set to occur when stopped, opposite the direction of travel, or both. You always have manual control.
  • Button control allows you to pick the control buttons of your choice.
  • Factory Reset lets you change most of your choices back to their factory default values if you get into a situation you don't like.
  • 128 speed steps are active when Mid volts, Top volts, Start volts or the user loadable speed table is active for much smother operation.
  • Primary 2 digit addressing or advanced 4 digit addressing may be used.
  • Consist Addressing has a Special Feature allowing you to automatically turn off any undesired lighting when you add the engine to a consist.
  • Goof Proof Warranty as always. One year no questions asked replacement warranty. Handled entirely by TCS.
  • TCS decoders support all programming modes plus OPS mode ( on track programming ) and meet NMRA DCC standards for compatibility.

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