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Hattons DCC Decoders


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Hattons have their own brand 8 pin decoders at £10.00 - Hattons Model Railways Ltd DCR-8pin-01

 

 

 

Max continuous load (amps):1.1A
Peak amps: 1.6A
Number of functions: 4
Function load (amps): 0.2
Back EMF: Yes
Sides: 2
NMRA Compliant: Yes
Quiet drive: Yes
Auto detect (DCC): Yes
Qty of speed steps: 128
2 or 4 digit addressing: Both
Heatshrink: Yes

 

 

 

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Bought one this afternoon.

Packaged similar to Gaugemaster/Train$ave.

No spec sheet with it, says refer to programming guide on their website which I have not found yet.

 

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If you're anything like me, you have certain CVs you always programme, and others you don't. Since this will be broadly NMRA-compliant, just try your usual set of values, and see what you get.

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Only had a chance to fit and try basic programming and couldn't get TV/CV5 to work, but then found it was 28 speed steps it wouldn't work on but would on 128.

On 28 speed steps ( which I prefer to use) it accelerates slowly then bursts into full speed.

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Only had a chance to fit and try basic programming and couldn't get TV/CV5 to work, but then found it was 28 speed steps it wouldn't work on but would on 128.

On 28 speed steps ( which I prefer to use) it accelerates slowly then bursts into full speed.

Yep, sounds like a DCC Concepts.......I once had about 6 of various shapes and sizes. Not a good experience, all ultimately failed, won't go there again.

Staying with Lenz for consistency and reliability

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Well spotted as I didn't go any further than the link above and was disappointed.  Will buy a couple of these but don't know when I will use them as layout has still yet to be built.  Things only run up a yard of track.  Has anyone else bought these and what do they think of them?

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That looks very much like DCC concepts ones. Most of my stay alives appear to do little, if anything. Running isnt great on anything with a small motor. I've fiddled with various settings and still not found a satisfactory setup. In fact, I prefer the Hornby 8249 in these locos.

 

They are very cheap though at £11 quid. Maybe worth a punt but I've wasted enough money on these previously.

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In last night's Hattons email was this:

 

Our own 8-pin DCC decoders have proved to be a great success and have now sold out. But don't worry, we have more on order with delivery expected later in the year. In the meantime we have a great offer for you on DCC Concepts' 8-pin decoders with 'Stay Alive' which are available with and without harness for the fantastic price of just £11/£12.

 

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sdw7300, on 11 Oct 2013 - 11:35, said:

In last night's Hattons email was this:

 

Our own 8-pin DCC decoders have proved to be a great success and have now sold out. But don't worry, we have more on order with delivery expected later in the year. In the meantime we have a great offer for you on DCC Concepts' 8-pin decoders with 'Stay Alive' which are available with and without harness for the fantastic price of just £11/£12.

What is the username and password to log in to the account in the link.

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What is the username and password to log in to the account in the link.

 

 

The link merely took me to my own Hotmail account.

 

Ah - looks like the link was back to the Hattons email (within my Hotmail account) - I have now updated the link.

 

I failed to follow the golden rule of posting - check your links.... :no:

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