This article relates to the producers of decoders and sound decoders including controllers, advanced readouts, dependability and guarantees. The premise of the dialog is my experience just as eight individual railroaders in my general vicinity. The experience of us all is between 45 to 50 years as model railroaders. Involvement with DCC is three years in addition to for us all. First I might want to go over a portion of the producers I and my companions have had involvement with. We will start with decoders as a rule and their unwavering quality dependent on maker.
We will begin with Digitrax and their decoders including the different DCC hardware they produce. The decoders are great however I have had a larger number of disappointments with Digitrax than some other brand. The Throttles are incredible just like the Zephyr Digitrax Command Control Basic Set. I have one and it is the just a solitary one among every one of makers’ items that has an advanced readout so you can set the CVs and control number and see quickly if the decoder has acknowledged your directions. The computerized screen will let you know whether you have a short by squinting over the substance of the screen. It advises, you utilizing explicit codes found in the handbook, if the order and control is speaking with the decoder. It ought to be noticed that the Zephyr will converse with all decoders talked about in this article.
Interestingly, Digitrax does not have the computerized readout on their further developed order and control sets. The throttle can be connected to any of their order and control sets to run trains. Digitrax has great downloads on the website for establishment, CV utilizations and other data to enable the client to expand Digitrax decoders. The issue I have with Digitrax is that they have the most exceedingly awful guarantee program than any other individual. It is the reason I never again purchase Digitrax decoders. The reason being, that on the off chance that you don’t have you buy receipt, you should pay a $17.00 expense for a substitution. It is a $25.00 expense for the throttle fixes. Notwithstanding when I had the receipt for a throttle that fizzled and it was still inside the guarantee timeframe, they charged me the $25.00. In any case, the most heinous part was the point at which I purchased five (5) DZ123 decoders on line from a vendor and they were all terrible. The how can i get my decoder repaired had a known issue where the little wires leaving the decoder had terrible patch joints I didn’t quickly attempt and utilized the DZ123 decoders? Actually, it was a while before I discovered the issue when I went to strip the leads and wires simply dropped out of the decoder. I experienced every one of the five and every one had a similar issue.