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4 Technical Data of the LZV200

DCC Loco Addresses

Supports addresses 1 - 9,999
Loco 0 is reserved for controlling a conventional loco (Please see these notes about address 0 and heed the warnings)

DCC Locomotive Functions

Loco functions 0-28 can be controlled for each loco address
With the LH101, LH100 and LH01 handsets you can set up continuous ( Pressing function turns it on and pressing again switches it off) or momentary (Pressing the function turns it on and it immediately switches off again) control of each available locomotive decoder function (Continuous is the default)

Speed Steps

The LZV200 supports 28 and 128 Speed step operation

Double traction and Multitraction

With double traction, two locomotives can be driven together as one
With Multitraction several locomotives can be driven together with a common address - Multi-traction capability was added to all DCC decoders from 1996.

Programming on the Main (POM)

With Programming on the Main (POM) you can change decoder settings (CVs) as the loco stands on the layout rails - handy for setting up driving characteristics such as acceleration or volume of sounds.

Programming on the Programming track

The LZV200 supports locomotive decoder Programming using CVs, Paged mode and registers.
The latest handsets only allow you access to CV programming which has become the DCC Standard method of decoder programming.

Accessory Addresses

1-2,048 Accessory addresses (Points, Signals...) 
1-256 Point feedback addresses are available

XpressNet Devices

You can connect up to 31 XpressNet devices to the LZV200 (Handsets, PC interfaces and Mimic panels 


High speed transfer of data over XpressNet

Accessory and Feedback status information  is passed immediately to all devices connected to Xpressnet.  In this way all Handsets and PC programmes connected to XpressNet will show the correct position of points, signals and train detection information.

Internal Data Storage

The LZV200 can store important running information for 250 DCC locomotives.  The driving information is repeatedly sent so that models are fully controlled, even if they break contact with the rails momentarily or if you are using automatic stop sections that cut the power to the tracks to hold locos at stop signals.  As soon at the model is re-powered it will receive the correct driving instructions.
For each locomotive address, the LZV200 records and repeats the following information:
Direction of travel
Speed
Speed steps (28 or 128)
Status of functions F0 to F4

The LH100 and LH101 can allow you to increase the repeated information to include F5-F28
On large layouts you may wish to restrict the volume of data sent.

Auto Mode

With the LH101 or LH100 handsets you can put the LZV200 into "Auto mode".  This means that locomotive will resume driving when the system is powered up.  or automatic layouts this means you do not have to individually start each loco running at the start of a session.

Computer Interface

The inbuilt computer interface allows you to control your layout with a suitable computer programme.  The connection uses a USB-B socket and is the same interface that was used in the 23150 and 23151 USB interfaces.

Global RailCom Detector

The LZV200 is fitted with a Global RailCom Detector.  This allows you to read the CVs of a RailCom fitted locomotive decoder while it is operating on the layout.

Track voltage

The track voltage is adjustable between 11v and 22v in 0.5v increments.  From the factory the LZV200 is set at 16v DCC.

Overload Protection

The LZV200 Has thermal overload protection - shuts down 200ms after overload detection (For example short circuit)

Dimensions
Metal casing 120mm x 120mm x 55mm




5 The Connections LZV200

5.1 Transformer connections - screw terminals U,V

With the TR150 transformer connected then you have 5 amps available.

If you are using the TR100 transformer then you should set the current limit to 3 amps  (See Section 8)

Alternatively you can connect a transformer via the 2.5mm jack socket  (See Section 5.9)  
Warning don't connect transformers using both the 2.5mm socket and the UV screw terminals together


5.2 Track connection - Screw terminals J,K

Connect terminals J and K of the LZV100 power station to the tracks of your model railway. You can pull off the green terminal connectors on the back of the LZV100. This will facilitate the installation of cables. Make sure that no other transformers or operating controllers are connected to the tracks.
* Use wiring suitable to carry the current flow to your layout.

Make sure that any capacitors for radio interference suppression are removed from the track feed - these are only needed for conventional 12v DC operation  - they will distort the DCC signal and prevent clean transmission of instructions to the rails.

Important Notes:

Catenery - It is advised not to power locomotives from an overhead line using DCC - The locomotive decoder could be destroyed if it is turned around, reversing the wheel contacts. This can occur when placing it on the rails or by driving through a reverse loop.

DC and DCC operation on the same layout
DC and DCC powered areas must be totally separated from one another.  If you operate the two systems together then use a section of rail long enough for your longest train to separate both (Think Airlock!)

5.3 Programming track P,Q Screw terminals

Connect up a programming track using screw terminals P and Q.  This must be electrically isolated from the rest of the layout during operation.

5.4 XpressNet Connections L,M,A,B and 5-pin DIN plug

You can connect your first handset to the DIN plug using the cable supplied in with the handset.  Further Xpressnet handsets can be connected using the LA152 faceplate and screw Terminals L,M,A,B



5.5 Booster connection C,D,E.

You can connect additional boosters (Amplifiers) to C,D and E.  C and D carry data and E transfers an emergency shutdown signal.  This will shut down the main LZV200 and the boosters simultaneously.

Diagram 7 shows how to connect an emergency stop push button using screw terminals M and E.


5.6 Feedback Bus - R,S Screw terminals

The train detection information gathered by LR101 modules is transferred through the RS bus.
Keeping the RS cables channelled separately to the other layout cabling will prevent signal interference. Also braiding the R and S cables will improve the signal transmission in these cables.

5.7 Update port (USB-A)

*This port is only to be used with the Lenz Update Stick - it is not intended as a computer connection or a port for a a commercially available USB memory stick

The LZV200 is supplied with an update stick that contains the current version of the software - This may be used to return the LZV200 to this software version. 
This update stick belongs to your LZV200 and update sticks cannot be used to upgrade the software on multiple LZV200.
The Update Stick can also be used to check the software version.  When new software versions become available they will be supplied on a new Update Stick.

5.7.1 Connecting the update stick

Turn off the power to the LZV200.
Insert the Update stick into its USB-A port.
When you turn the power back on to the LZV200 the LED on the front will be flashing.
The three LEDs on the update stick tell you information about the current software version on the LZV200.

Red   Yellow  Green  Version Information
             On                 LZV200 and Update stick software are the same
             On       On      Update stick version is newer than LZV200
 On       On                  Update stick version is Older than LZV200
Blinks                          Update stick is Empty
Flashes                       Update stick used on another LZV200

You can start the update by pressing the button on the update stick
The Yellow LED will flash quickly
Now press the update stick button again.
The Red,Yellow and Green LEDs will light up cyclically while the update is being transferred.
Once complete, the Green LED will light up on its own showing a successful update.
Turn off the LZV200 and wait for the Red LED on the front of the LZV200 to extinguish.  Now remove the update stick and you can power up the LZV200 to use it again.

Update troubleshoot:
If all three LEDs flash at the same time or the red LED lights up then the upgrade was unsuccessful.
Repeat the procedure if the update fails.
Contact Lenz service if problem persists

5.8 Computer interface (USB-B connection)
With the inbuilt computer interface you can connect to a Windows7, Windows8 and Windows10 PC.
You need a USB-A to USB-B connection cable in order to do this.

The Interface is technically identical to the 23151 USB LAN and 23150 USB Interfaces - If you already have drivers installed for these then the LZV200 will connect to your PC.  Lenz CV editor software will work.
The Baudrate is set at 57,600bit/s

A USB Driver can be downloaded from the Lenz Website.
To allow the PC to recognise the new hardware start connecting the USB cable with the PC turned off.

5.9 Powerpack Connection 2.5mm jack socket

The transformer may be connected with a 2.5mm jack plug.
Pending certification of new powerpacks by Lenz, we recommend the TR100 and TR150.
Do not connect transformers to the 2.5mm socket and the U,V screw terminals at the same time.

6. Power Supply to a Model Railway

As with a conventional DC layout you need sufficient power in order for a DCC railway to operate reliably.
Locomotives, lighting points and signals all consume power and if the power consumed exceeds the capacity of the LZV200 then the Protective circuitry of the LZV200 will shut it down.
You can separate your layout into power districts and use boosters  (LV102 or LV103) to provide additional electricity whilst keeping the maximum current on an part of the layout down to a sensible level.
As guidance an N gauge loco will consume up to 500mA, an OO/HO loco would be up to 1,000mA and O gauge up to 2,000mA (Whilst running).
Stationary locomotive decoders will consume a small amount  (Approx. 10ma)
LED lights 10-20mA each
Filament lamps  are around 50mA each.

Make sure that the track voltage is set to the same value for each booster (LV102/LV103) as for the LZV200.


7. Setting the DCC Track Voltage Output

The LZV200’s internal DCC track voltage can be set by the user. Depending on the voltage and the capacity of the transformer supplying the power, the actual track voltage may be lower than the set value. Depending on your modeling scale, changing the factory setting of the track voltage may be advantageous. Large Scale users often choose voltages between 18 and 22 volts DCC. N gauge users often prefer 13-14 volts DCC. If you desire to adjust the DCC track voltage, select a voltage so that your slowest locomotive under full load travels at the desired top speed at full speed. If you desire 12 volts DC to the motor then you will need approximately 14 volts DCC at the track. Accounting for typical track wiring voltage loss this translates to a setting of 16 volts DCC (the factory default).  
You can set the track voltage using an LH101 or LH100 handset and selecting POM (Programming on Main)
Selecting CV7=50 will put the LZV200 into configuration mode and the red LED on the front will double flash.
Pick the value from the table on page 21 to set the desired track voltage - write this value into CV7 on POM.  The Red LED will return to a continuous state and the new voltage will be set.

8. Setting the maximum track current

From the factory the LZV200 is set to 5Amps.  You can set the maximum current between 2.5A and 5A.
You can set the track current using an LH101 or LH100 handset and selecting POM (Programming on Main)
Selecting CV7=50 will put the LZV200 into configuration mode and the red LED on the front will double flash.
Pick the value from the table on page 22 to set the desired track Current - write this value into CV7 on POM.  The Red LED will return to a continuous state and the new Current will be set.
For example:
If you are using the TR100 3amp transformer then you want to limit the maximum current to 3A.
Using POM select CV7=50
then clear the value 50 and overwrite it with a value of 6 (CV7=6)
Once this is entered the system will be set to 3Amps

9. Railcom activation

The RailCom signal is turned on from the factory

Turning RailCom OFF
Using POM select CV7=50
then clear the value 50 and overwrite it with a value of 92 (CV7=92)
Once this is entered RailCom signal will be turned off.

Turning RailCom ON
Using POM select CV7=50
then clear the value 50 and overwrite it with a value of 93 (CV7=93)
Once this is entered RailCom signal will be turned on.


10. The LED Display

The upper LEDs show the status of the LZV200 command station and the Lower LEDs show the status of the inbuilt amplifier. In normal condition both upper and lower red LEDs will be on.

10.1 The upper LEDs
The Red LED is illuminated indicating that the LZV200 command station is operating normally. 
When connected to a PC then the Green LED will illuminate.
The Yellow LED will flicker indicating Data is being transferred.

10.2 The lower LED
The Red LED is constantly illuminated indicating that the amplifier is operating normally. 
LED flashes slowly - Track power shut off: Emergency stop or supply voltage too low.
LED flashes quickly - Short circuit or thermal overload
LED shows double flash - unit in programming mode

11.  Conventional locos on the LZV200
You can still drive a conventional loco on address 0 however there will be a high pitched noise caused by the high frequency DCC signal.
(Please see these notes about address 0 and heed the warnings)

12. Replacement of the Memory Battery

The LZV200 is fitted with a Battery (Type CR2450) that powers the internal memory. If the message "ERR 97 " Is displayed on an attached hand Controller, the Battery must be replaced.
To replace the battery turn off the LZV200, unscrew the front panel. The battery is located on the top circuit board of the device. 
The positive pole faces down.

 



 
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