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Congress enacted the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 and we must now note that these ARE NOT TOYS, AND ARE NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY CHILDREN UNDER AGE OF 14. These products are Model Railroad Equipment and Accessories intended for use by adults.
Train Control Systems
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Train Control Systems
P.O. Box 341
845 Blooming Glen Rd.
Blooming Glen, PA 18911
• TCS Web www.tcsdcc.com
• TCS Phone 215-453-9145
• TCS Fax 215-257-0735
• TCS Email tcs@tcsdcc.com
• Train Control Systems WARRANTY PROCEDURE:
All decoders are covered by a one year goof proof, no questions asked warranty. Please return in a padded envelope or small box. 1. Register the decoder(s) on our website at www.tcsdcc.com. 2. Print out a copy of the Warranty Registration and include it in the padded envelope with the decoder(s). 3. Return decoder(s) directly to TCS.
Z2 Decoder
#TCS-1296   Z2
• Under 7mm Wide
• Powerful 1 Amp Motor Drive
• 2 function
      $48.95 retail ea. • $39.16
Description:


Decoder with wire leads
Dimensions:   0.51" X 0.26" X 0.11"   (12.95mm X 6.65mm X 2.79mm)
View full PDF instructions: Click here
• True Z Scale decoder -- under 7mm in width
• Super small size with powerful 1 Amp motor drive
• Back EMF Load Compensation for superior slow speed control
• Quiet Drive creates SUPER QUIET engine performance
• Autodetect for realistic throttle response when using DC power
• Function Remapping
• Standard 2 Digit or Extended 4 Digit Addressing
• User Loadable Speed Tables for custom speed curves
• 14 or 28 / 128 Speed Step Control operating at 256 speed steps
• Additional lighting features not listed above include:
    Random Flicker, Single & Double Strobe, and Constant Dim light
Z2 Decoder Installation (AZL GP7 Locomotive)
  AZL GP7 Locomotive
Here is what your installation will look like in the end, but please follow all of the steps below to avoid potentially burning out the decoder.
  First remove the shell.
Next remove the copper clips from the AZL factory installed lighting board.
[Photo Left shows clips on]
[Photo below shows clips removed]
Next slip out the lighting board.
The following steps are necessary to prevent a possible short circuit which would damage the decoder. In this locomotive there is an extra pad on the supplied AZL lighting board. The motor tab will short the motor drive to the track power and burn out the decoder if this pad is left in place. Please follow the next few steps very carefully to prevent losing your decoder to this.

Please locate the pad (highlighted here) on the underside of the lighting board and remove it with a hobby knife or Dremel tool as demonstrated below.
The pad circled in red needs to be removed. It can be scraped off with a hobby knife as shown here, or ground off with a Dremel tool.
Now the pad is removed and it cannot short out the decoder. NOTE: While there will still be a spot in the center from the via as long as it is flush, or slightly below the surface of the board you should be safe from shorts. Removing this pad is crucial to prevent your decoder from shorting the motor tab to the track power.
Now solder the wires to the board (as shown right). Fit the decoder snuggly under the long lead LED. NOTE: When soldering, do not put the wires through the holes in the board because they can short against the frame. Just solder them to the pads and you will be good to go. The following solder method is recommended: First tin each pad on the board, next cut the wires to an adequate length, now strip 1/64" of insulation off each wire, next tin each wire (carefully so as not to shrink back the insulation), and finally solder each tinned wire to the pad shown above.
Red is Pin 3, Orange is Pin 1, Yellow is Pin 6, White is Pin 5, Grey is Pin 2, Black is Pin 4
While you have the board out please check for metal flashing (as shown highlighted in red) that can short against the motor tabs. While this is not in every locomotive, if it is there it must be removed to prevent the motor from shorting to the frame and consequently damaging the decoder. If it is there you will need to split the frame and remove the flashing with a small file.
Finally, slide the lighting board back in while keeping the Z2 decoder underneath the LED.
As you can see (photo left) the Z2 decoder fits well inside the AZL Z scale locomotive, making it a true Z-Scale decoder.
Z2 Decoder
#TCS-1296   Z2
• Under 7mm Wide
• Powerful 1 Amp Motor Drive
• 2 function
      $48.95 retail ea. • $39.16
Description:


Decoder with wire leads
Dimensions:   0.51" X 0.26" X 0.11"   (12.95mm X 6.65mm X 2.79mm)
View full PDF instructions: Click here
• True Z Scale decoder -- under 7mm in width
• Super small size with powerful 1 Amp motor drive
• Back EMF Load Compensation for superior slow speed control
• Quiet Drive creates SUPER QUIET engine performance
• Autodetect for realistic throttle response when using DC power
• Function Remapping
• Standard 2 Digit or Extended 4 Digit Addressing
• User Loadable Speed Tables for custom speed curves
• 14 or 28 / 128 Speed Step Control operating at 256 speed steps
• Additional lighting features not listed above include:
    Random Flicker, Single & Double Strobe, and Constant Dim light
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