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Comparison of Popular Decoders

by Don Fiehmann

The choices of DCC decoders available now may seem overwhelming ... so which decoder do you need? Ask yourself
the following questions, then review the table below.

1) What Scale?
2) What Amperage do I need? Here are some guidelines: N ½-1, HO 1-2, S 1-3, O 2-6, G 2-8 Amps.
3) What Features do I need? Two or more functions, BEMF motor control, plug’n’play or hard wired, what size, special effects. Do you prefer a specific manufacturer?
4) Budget?
5) Locomotive Lighting? High voltage bulbs, low voltage bulbs or LEDs? Low voltage bulbs (1.5 V) and LEDS require dropping resistors.

Scale Brand Name Wired JST Brd NMRA PNP max peak nmbr specfx silent back feed- L W H MSRP
hdr plug plug pnp Amps Amps func's EMF -back
Z/N/HO Digitrax DZ123 X 1 2 2 X X 0.57 0.38 0.13 $15.95
Z/N/HODigitraxDZ123PSX122XX0.570.380.13$19.50
Z/N/HO Digitrax DZ143 X 1 1.5 4 X X X X .36" .55" .13" $34.95
Z/N/HODigitraxDZ143PSXX11.54XXXX.36".55".13"$37.95
N Digitrax DN163A0 (Atl 4 Axle) X 1 1.5 6 X X X X $34.95
NDigitraxDN163A1 (Atl 6 Axle)X11.56XXXX$34.95
N Digitrax DN163K0a (Kato P42) X 1 1.5 6 X X X X $34.95
NDigitraxDN163K0b (Kato F3 A+B)X11.56XXXX$34.95
N Digitrax DN163K1b (Kato AC44) X 1 1.5 6 X X X X $34.95
NDigitraxDN163K2 (SD80/90) X11.56XXXX3.11".426".195"$29.75
HO Digitrax DH123AT (Old Athearn) X X 1.5 2 2 X X .66" 1.2" .25" $24.99
HODigitraxDH123D (Athearn RTR)XX1.522XX.66"1.2".25"$19.95
HO Digitrax DH123P/PS X X X 1.5 2 2 X X .66" 1.2" .25" $22.99
HODigitraxDH163A0 (Atlas, Ath Gen )X1.526XXXX$29.99
HO Digitrax DH163D X X 1.5 2 6 X X X X .66" 1.2" .25" $29.99
HODigitraxDH163L0 (LL GP/SD 7/30/60)XX1.526XXXX$29.99
HO Digitrax DH163P/PS X X X 1.5 2 6 X X X X .66" 1.2" .25" $32.99
HOLenzLE1014-WH (Athearn RTR)X1na4XX1.3".63".14"$22.95
HO Lenz LE1014-MP X 1 na 4 X X 1.3" .63" .14" $22.95
HOLenzGOLDJST-WXX11.84XXXX0.91"0.62"0.2"$39.95
HO Lenz GOLDJST-MP X X 1 1.8 4 X X X X 0.91" 0.62" 0.2" $39.95
Z/N/HOLenzGOLD Mini-WX0.50.84XXXX0.43"0.35"0.11"$54.95
HO/G Lenz LE1835-W X 1.8 na 4 X X X 1.5" .69" .16" $39.95
HOLenzSILVER-MPXX11.84XXX0.910.660.12$31.95
HO NCE AtlasS1-2 X 1.3 2 2 X $29.95
HONCEP2KSR ( LL GP/SD 7/30/60)XX1.324XX1.9".63".12"$29.95
HO NCE KRSR (Kato RS2/Others) X X 1.3 2 4 X X 1.9" .65" .12" $29.95
HONCESW9/12 ( LL SW's)X1.322XX$29.95
N NCE N12A1 X 1.3 2 2 X X 2.65" .37" .12" $25.95
NNCEN12A0X1.322XX2.65".37".12"$25.95
N NCE N12SR X 1 1.25 2 X X .34" .70" .12" $34.95
NNCEN12SRPX11.252XX.34".70".12"$29.95
N NCE N14IP X X 1.3 2 4 X X 1.0" .38" .13" $29.95
Z/N/HONCEZ14SRX1.324XX0.57"0.34".13"$34.95
Z/N/HO NCE Z14SRP X 1.3 2 4 X X 0.57" 0.34" .13" $39.95
HONCED13SRX1.323XX1.6".67".13"$19.95
HO NCE D13SRP X 1.3 2 3 X X 1.6" .67" .13" $24.95
HONCED13SRJ (Athearn RTR)XX1.324XX1.68".63".25"$19.95
HO NCE D14SRP X 1.3 2 6 X X .90" .63" .13" $29.95
HONCED15SRXX1.325XX1.08".63".27"$29.95
HO NCE DASR (Atl,Ath, Kato Dsl) X 1.3 2 4 X X $24.95
O/S/GNCED408SRXX488XX2.25"1.20".35"$89.95
O/S/G NCE D808SR (USA Trains) X X 8 30 8 X X 3.75" 1.45" .063" $129.95
Z/N/HOTCSM1X122XX.565".35".125"$29.95
Z/N/HO TCS M1P-MH X 1 2 2 X X .565" .35" .125" $25.95
Z/N/HOTCSMC2X122XX.71".41".19"$26.95
HO TCS A6X(Atls, Ath Dsl w/Res) X 1.3 2 6 X X $25.95
HOTCSDP5X (LL GP7,30)X1.325XX.85".68".165"$29.95
HO TCS T1 (Athearn RTR) X X 1.3 2 2 X X 1.0" .68" .25" $19.95
HOTCST1P-MHXX1.322XX1.0".68".25"$19.95
HO TCS T4XP-MH X X 1.3 2 4 X X 1.0" .68" .25" $35.95
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