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Quick introductory film

Greater detail is shown in the subsections below.

A little, recent  history of the Lenz handsets 
LH90
The LH90 reflected the demands of early DCC - control of locomotives with just 9 locomotive decoder functions, using just simple controls.  Originally designed to be rugged and simple the LH90 reflected conventional analog controllers - Lenz wanted this to be a familiar experience for enthusiasts converting over to DCC. Both the screen design and small keypad have become a limiting factor now that locomotive decoders can have have 29 functions.  The Rotary speed control knob had end stops so you had to equalise the speed setting as you jumped to a new loco.

LH100
The LH100 brought improvements to the screen and function control. This handset responded to the increasing versatility of DCC loco decoders and accessories.
Lenz solved the issue of speed control by adopting push buttons - that way every locomotive could run at different speeds without you having to do anything to the handset speed settings.
The full keypad on the LH100 made locomotive functions much easier to control as well as input of loco and accessory addresses.  Programming decoders was also much easier.

LH101
The LH101 combines the best features of the LH90 and LH100 so you have the full keypad of the LH100 and a rotary speed control.  Unlike the LH90 the rotary speed control has no end stops so you do not need to equalise the speed settings as you jump between different locomotives.  Turning the knob clockwise to increase the speed and anti clockwise to slow down.  Press the knob for an emergency stop (if the loco is running ) or to change direction when it is stationary.  
The Rotary knob also helps you navigate the menus on the handset.
Much more information can be displayed on the screen and this now back-lit for a clearer view.

The case has been made more comfortable to hold and use one-handed.  The cable has returned to an expandable curly cable that simply  plugs in for better handling and storage.

Having a large screen, rotary speed control and complete keypad also makes the LH101 easier to use than the previous controllers - the information is clearer and the menus are intuitive.

You can also create 16 routes with 16 accessory addresses in each route to speed up operation of a layout.

There is also a club mode where you can limit an inexperienced driver to just one loco so that they do not accidentally switch points of take over another loco.

There is also room on the screen for additions should the DCC protocol expand in the future.
Lenz LH101: Getting startedLenz LH101: Getting started
Driving locomotives with the LH101
Lenz LH101: Programming TrackLenz LH101: Programming Track
Setting addresses and changing CV's using the programming track
Lenz LH101: Programming on MainLenz LH101: Programming on Main
Changing Locomotive decoder CVs on the main track
Lenz LH101: Switching points and accessoriesLenz LH101: Switching points and accessories
Lenz LH101: Multi TractionLenz LH101: Multi Traction
Linking locomotives to drive them together
SET101 + LZV200 Command StationSET101 + LZV200 Command Station
The new (2019) Lenz Set101 (Item 60101) and the LZV200 command station (Item 20200)
Version 2.0 FirmwareVersion 2.0 Firmware
September 2019 - Version 2.0 firmware - Additional features only work with the the LZV200. Original features work on LZV100 with software version 3.6

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21101 LH101 Hand controller
LENZ2110121101 LH101 Hand controller

Lenz 21101 LH101 Hand controller

New product  - Please note English Language version of the handset now available in the UK.  UK manual available in latest versions - Professionally printed and bound by a local Brackley Firm.
Help pages for the new LH101

  • 9999 addresses for digital locomotives
  • Rotary Speed control
  • addresses are entered via number keys
  • one key allows you to change between the last two addresses ('toggle')
  • Stack of 8 loco addresses for your loco collection (Easy to overwrite with new addresses)
  • Control of 29 Locomotive decoder functions (Lights, Smoke, Sound...)
  • Locomotive decoder functions can be switched or momentary operation (Momentary is useful for bells and whistles)
  • another key serves to change the direction of travel
  • emergency stop key serves to stop all locomotives immediately
  • display indicates the function
  • synchronised control of several locomotives into a double or multiple traction
  • if a switch decoder (that supports the feedback function) is used, the LH101 can feed back the real status of points
  • this function also allows feedback on the status of the inputs of feedback modules LR101
  • Program locomotive and accessory decoders - Programming track and Programming on main (PoM)
  • up to 1024 points, signals, magnetic articles and other accessories can be controlled.
  • New Routes Mode
  • New Club mode  Handset can be limited to a single loco for an inexperienced driver to operate.
  • Works with the LZV100 Version 3.6 Software
£165.00
21102 LH101-R Additional Radio Hand controller
LENZ2110221102 LH101-R Additional Radio Hand controller

Lenz 21102 LH101-R Additional Radio Hand controller.

New product 2020  - Price to be confirmed


Digital plus's new LH101-R wireless handheld controller is identical to functionality and operation with the handheld LH101.
Connection to XpressNet control with the radio receiver LTM101.
Up to 4 radio  LH101-R can be operated on a radio receiver LTM101.
The radio technology is being developed in collaboration with Massoth. 
The power is supplied by 2 AA batteries.


Help pages for the new LH101

  • 9999 addresses for digital locomotives
  • Rotary Speed control
  • addresses are entered via number keys
  • one key allows you to change between the last two addresses ('toggle')
  • Stack of 8 loco addresses for your loco collection (Easy to overwrite with new addresses)
  • Control of 29 Locomotive decoder functions (Lights, Smoke, Sound...)
  • Locomotive decoder functions can be switched or momentary operation (Momentary is useful for bells and whistles)
  • another key serves to change the direction of travel
  • emergency stop key serves to stop all locomotives immediately
  • display indicates the function
  • synchronised control of several locomotives into a double or multiple traction
  • if a switch decoder (that supports the feedback function) is used, the LH101 can feed back the real status of points
  • this function also allows feedback on the status of the inputs of feedback modules LR101
  • Program locomotive and accessory decoders - Programming track and Programming on main (PoM)
  • up to 1024 points, signals, magnetic articles and other accessories can be controlled.
  • New Routes Mode
  • New Club mode  Handset can be limited to a single loco for an inexperienced driver to operate.
  • Works with the LZV100 Version 3.6 Software
£0.00
60101 Set 101 Startset with hand controller LH101
LENZ6010160101 Set 101 Startset with hand controller LH101

Lenz  60101 Set 101 Startset with hand controller LH101

Now available
Help Section

English manual for LH101 Handset 
(Manual - German, English French)

English manual for LZV200 PDF download  (Manual - German, English French )

For large model railway layouts where many motor vehicles, points and signals are used.

  • for up to 9999 digital motor vehicles and 1 analog locomotive
  • setting of 4-digit locomotive addresses
  • 14, 27, 28 or 128 speed steps
  • 28 functions for each locomotive
  • double- and multiple-traction
  • the setting of automatic control is optional
  • Separate Programming track outputs
  • CV programming from CV1 to CV1024
  • higher requirements are met by adding (an infinite number of) additional amplifiers - LV103
  • connect up to 31 input devices to our universal input bus XpressNet.
  • programming in operational mode (PoM)
  • up to 2048 points, signals and other magnetic articles can be switched, depending on the control device used.
  • feedback bus to connect feedback modules and switch decoders that support the feedback function.
  • The LZV200 can generate the RailCom Signal (Global RailCom from LH101 V2.0)
  • Model Clock (LH101 V2.0)
  • Integrated USB PC Interface
  • Future updates can be applied using a memory stick

Each set comes with a LZV200 device (which is an amplifier plus command station) and an LH101 hand-held control device.

This set needs an additional Transformer.  There is the choice of the TR100 (3 Amp) or the TR150 (5 Amp)
 
£365.00


 
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