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Zimo MS580 (Next18 direct plug-in) Sound Decoder

MS580 25x11x4mm
0.8A continuous / 1.5A peak
Tantalums on board + 5V direct stay-alive (unlimited) or more via LifeLink/STACO01
Next18 direct plug-in
1W audio at 8 ohm
4 Functions
MS580Next18 Direct plug-in with some on board stay-alive Tantalums

MS580GNext18 Direct plug-in with 2 external GoldCaps for stay-alive

The MS580 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 4 AUX function outputs for lighting, smoke generators, auto-couplings etc.

The MS580 has a pair of 5V Tantalums on board (not 'G' version) and can have unlimited additional 5V Tantalums added directly for stay-alive, or you can connect more via a LifeLink or STAC01 connector.

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).

Technical Specification

  • 1W audio power
  • 8ohm speakers supported
  • 16-channel output
  • 11, 22 and 44 khz sounds supported
  • 0.8A continuous motor output / 1.5A peak for short periods
  • 4 AUX function outputs, max combined 0.6A
  • 2 logic level outputs 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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