LocoNet: The model railway network work - fast and safe
Please Note that LocoNet and XpressNet are not directly compatible. Adaptors are available to connect Roco MultiMaus to LocoNet
The LocoNet bus is an inexpensive and safe way for connecting digital center, control devices, Feedback modules, switch modules and other elements. Simply stated: the entire layout can be wired with LocoNet.
Although LocoNet was originally developed by Digitrax, Uhlenbrock have modified it for their own use so some Digitrax LocoNet devices will not be compatible with Uhlenbrock. Uhlenbrock LocoNet is used by used by Fleischmann and Piko.
All accessory devices are connected to the LocoNet. Devices from other manufacturers may also be used. For setting up a network we offer a multiplicity of suitable, inexpensive, elements. Cable runs of up to 100 meters are absolutely no problem for the LocoNet.
The LocoNet uses a six way cable and is easily managed by using RJ-12 modular connectors. The ease of insertion and extraction of the connectors makes the design of modular layouts far simpler. In addition it does not matter where in the LocoNet a module is attached. Any vacant LocoNet socket can be used. For mobile hand control one can plan sockets in the side panels of the layout to connect oneself at lightning speed at any location on the layout.
All devices that are connected to the LocoNet, obtain their operating power from the LocoNet. The necessary current is provided to the LocoNet by the digital center. When using an Intellibox this is 500 mA.
If the current consumption of the attached devices exceeds the current supplied by the digital center, then an additional LocoNet Power feed unit is necessary. The LocoNet Power Feed Unit (63 100)is equipped with a load indicator. A power plug pack is supplied.