In DCS mode, the large LCD screen identifies your locomotive's number and provides readouts for scale speed and active features. In conventional mode, the LCD provides track voltage and amperage level readouts, making the Commander a full-featured DC controller.
Adding a DCS Commander to your existing layout is simple: just insert it into the wires that connect your DC transformer or DCC system to the track. The Commander can accept any power input (AC, DC or DCC) and output analog DC with voltage and amperage displays. The Commander also acts as a passive conduit for your DCC signal until you press the button to switch to DCS or conventional operation.
*DCS Commander works with all Proto-Sound 3.0 locomotives (including all M.T.H. HO locomotives) and with Proto-Sound 2.0 locomotives with onboard 3-volt system. Proto-Sound 2.0 three-volt systems can be identified by their square battery-charging jack on the locomotive chassis. See the operator's manual for the exact location of the charging jack.