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Identification of the decoder

Identification of the decoder when installed

Often you have the problem with a hand purchased loco, not knowing what decoder is installed.
There is some advice on how to get information about it.
As an example using our navigator in CV reading mode

You can identify the manufacturer in CV 8.
Based on the value you can then assign the manufacturer.
Below is a list of the most common garden railway manufacturers (with no guarantee of completeness):

11 NCE Corporation
13 Public Domain & Do-It-Yourself Decoders
19 AMW
27 MTH Electric Trains, Inc.
31 Brelec
34 Aristo-Craft Trains
52 Krois-Modell
53 Rautenhaus Digital Vertrieb
55 QElectronics GmbH
60 Bluecher-Electronic
62 Tams
64 www.digital-bahn.de
67 Heller Modenlbahn
85 Uhlenbrock
97 Doehler & Haas
99 Lenz
101 Bachmann
107 Phoenix Sound Systems, Inc.
109 Viessmann Modellspielwaren GmbH
115 Dietz
117 cT Elektronik
123 Massoth
129 Digitrax
131 Trix
141 Throttle-Up (Soundtraxx)
145 Zimo
147 Umelec Ing. Buero
151 ESU
155 Fleischmann
157 Kuehn
159 LGB


With Massoth decoders you have the ability to read out the decoder type with CV 255:

129 eMOTION M
130 eMOTION L
131 eMOTION XL
132 eMOTION XXL
133 eMOTION XL-II (PluG)
134 eMOTION XL-M1
135 eMOTION XXL II
136 eMOTION 8FL
137 eMOTION 8FS
138 LGB 55027
143 PIKO Loco decoder
144 eMOTION LS
145 eMOTION S
146 eMOTION PluG-S
147 eMOTION LS (Bully)
148 eMOTION XLS
156 Kiss XLS-P
157 eMOTION XLS Onboard Sound
158 eMOTION XLS-M1
160 Verdampfer
161 Zugziel Display
162 Rundkesselverdampfer
225 IR-Signaldecoder
226 IR-Empfänger
240 4-fach Weichendecoder
241 1-fach Weichendecoder


You can read the software version with CV 7.
With CV 167 you can read the sound type as follows:
1 = Steam loco
2 = Diesel loco
3 = Electro loco

You can easy identify your decoder with our DCC Programmer.
The program determines the decoder based on the read values.