LC100 Command Station Converter  (discontinued)


The command station converter LC100 connects the input devices other manufacturer's digital systems with the XpressNet of the DIGITAL plus system. This allows reuse or expansion of other systems with DIGITAL plus.

Please select from the following:

Devices to be used with LC100
Function of the LC100
XpressNet Connecting the LC100
Connecting the LC100 to the XpressNetBus
Using Roco and LGB Digital
Emergency Stop
Using Arnold and Marklin Digital
Setting Turnouts
Stop and Go


Devices to be used with LC100

All devices that send the standard Lenz format to the track can be connected to the LC100, including the following systems:

LC100 Index | Lenz Home Page


The function of the LC100:

The LC100 "listens" to the track output of the other digital system. All commands that would be send over the track to your engines and turnouts are read by the LC100. The LC100 looks for changes in the data received, and sends those to the command station LZ100, using the XpressNet  . The communication is strictly one way, no information can be send back from the LZ100 to the 'foreign' digital system.

The advantage of this set up is that you can use any input device as long as it uses the standardized Lenz-track signal.

For example, you will be able to use a dispatchers panel built from switchboards to set your turnouts, or you could set complex routings through the interface.

LC100 Index | Lenz Home Page


XpressNet-address:

The LC100 is fixed to the XpressNet-address 30. Therefore, no other device connected to the XpressNet  can use the same address. You might have to change the address on your Hand Held LH100 or on the Computer Interface LI100. The procedure is described in the appropriate manuals.

If you need to use 2 LC100 units, they have to be programmed to different addresses. Please contact LENZ for further advice.

LC100 Index | Lenz Home Page


Connecting the LC100

The connections to the LC100 are always according to the same principle, independent of the other digital device:

The terminals that connect the other digital system to the tracks is connected to the screw terminals labeled " Gleisanschluß central unit=" on the LC100, as demonstrated in figures 1 and 2.

Please switch off the supply voltage to the digital system before connecting to the LC100. (Disconnect the power lines from the wall plug)!

LC100 Index | Lenz Home Page


Connecting the LC100 to the XpressNet

LC100 Index | Lenz Home Page


Using ROCO and LGB Digital

Illustration1: ROCO/LGB Digital an DIGITAL plus

Controlling locomotives

LC100 Index | Lenz Home Page


Emergency Stop

LC100 Index | Lenz Home Page


Using Arnold and Märklin Digital

Controlling locomotives

Illustration2 : Arnold / Märklin Digital an DIGITAL plus

LC100 Index | Lenz Home Page


Setting turnouts:

LC100 Index | Lenz Home Page


STOP and GO:

LC100 Index | Lenz Home Page



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