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Zimo MS581 (Next18 direct plug-in) Sound Decoder

Code: MS581

Zimo MS581 Sound Decoder Zimo MS581 Sound Decoder 24.9x10x4mm
0.8A continuous / 1.5A peak
Various stay-alive options
Next18 direct plug-in
3W audio at 4 or 8 ohm
6 full power Functions plus 2 logic level

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Variants / Sub-Products

MS581Next18 Direct plug-in with some on board stay-alive TantalumsNext18 Direct plug-in with some on board stay-alive Tantalums

MS581GNext18 Direct plug-in with 2 external GoldCaps for stay-aliveNext18 Direct plug-in with 2 external GoldCaps for stay-alive

Description

The MS581 sound decoder from Zimo is their primary Next18 sound decoder for the MS range, packed with all the features you have come to expect from Zimo, plus 6 AUX function outputs for lighting and 2 logic level outputs (FA3/4), smoke generators, auto-couplings etc.

The MS581 has a pair of 5V Tantalums on board (not 'G' version) and can have unlimited additional 5V Tantalums added directly for stay-alive. Alternatively you can use dedicated solder pads to connect up to 1000uF/16V directly, or go via a LifeLink or STACO for unlimited stay-alive.

A special 'G' version is also available without those Tantalums, but supplied with a pair of GoldCaps for external connection instead.

An additional +5V common is available for direct connection of LEDs (no need for resistors - dependent upon your LED type of course).

One of the most significant improvements over the predecessor (MS580) is the audio now supports 4 ohm and up to 3W, similar to the larger OO decoders (MS450/440).

Technical Specification

  • 3W audio power
  • 4ohm to 8ohm speakers supported
  • 16-channel output
  • 11, 22 and 44 khz sounds supported
  • 0.8A continuous motor output / 1.5A peak for short periods
  • 6 AUX function outputs, max combined 0.6A (F0F/F0R/FA1/2/5/6
  • 2 logic level outputs (FA3/4) e.g. servo control / SUSI
  • Energy storage support (5V Tantalums onboard - not 'G', unlimited additional 5V Tantalums direct connection) or more via LifeLink/STAC01. 'G' version supplied with 2 Goldcaps.
  • 128 MBit memory
  • Railcom
  • DCC, DC-Analog, MM, AC-Analog, Mfx

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