Tach-less Installation !
The patented (#7,132,807) Cruise Commander M with SMS* Technologytm is a breakthrough cruise control technology, unprecedented in 3-rail "O" Gauge. With the Cruise Commander M you get ultra-slow, constant speed, operation of your locos without complicated installations. Imagine how many locos that do not have flywheels that can now have cruise functionality!
The Cruise Commander M replaces the Lionel modular motor driver board (DCDR), is plug compatible, and a minimal install only requires the addition of a single wire to the serial data for operation.
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.
High Frequency (20khz) PWM for silent drive.
DC motor capability (6 Amps).
Operates in command and conventional modes.
CAB-1 or Cab-2 Legacy tm selectable 32 or 100(default) speed steps.
Serial data out for configuration acknowledgement.
Directly drives LED's lighting without complex "load" resistor wiring.
LED's lighting features include markers and oscillating ditch lamps.
On-board micro-controller provides future enhancement capabilities.
Uses R2LC (not included) to be fully compliant with TMCC standards.
Only 1.95" L x 1.27" W x 1.0" H.
*SMS - Speed Management System