Tach-less Installation !
The patented (#7,132,807) Cruise Commander with SMS* Technologytm is a breakthrough cruise control technology, unprecedented in 3-rail "O" Gauge. With the Cruise Commander you get ultra-slow, constant speed, operation of your locos without complicated installations. You can control lights, smoke unit, coil couplers and Railsounds if equipped. Kits come with the necessary items needed for a standard installation. Each engine is different and may need a few minor items.
While in operation, velocity information is monitored from the motor directly. If dual-motored, each motor is balanced to the other, synchronizing the motors for smooth operation. By using high current HEXFET drivers and operating at 20khz PWM on the motors, silent motor operation is attained. Additionally, lash-ups are possible when the locos are matched using the exclusive "nudge" feature.
Simple Tach-Less installation and operation.
Same footprint and wiring as the AC/DC Commander.
High Frequency (20khz) PWM for silent motor operation.
DC motor capability (8 Amps).
Operates in command and conventional modes.
CAB-1 and Cab-2 Legacy tm selectable 32 or 100(default) speed steps.
Directly drives LED's lighting without complex "load" resistor wiring.
On-board micro-controller provides future enhancement capabilities.
Splice-free connections make installation simple and quick.
Heat Sink has "PemNut", no more stripped mounting holes!
Uses R2LC to be fully compliant with TMCC standards.
Only 2.75" L x 1.25" W x 1.2" H
*SMS - Speed Management System