The new ESU PowerPack Maxi has been developed as the powerful complement
to the LokSound L V4.0 decoder. It can, of course, provided there is sufficient space, also be
connected to all LokPilot V4.0, LokSound V4.0 or LokSound V4.0 M4 decoders. It provides
uninterrupted power to your locomotive when traversing dirty track and long turnout ladders. All
sound, lighting and motor functions are buffered with the aid of two energy storage capacitors
enabling your models – subject to the total energy consumption - to continue running for up
to three seconds.
The PowerPack Maxi incorporates an integral charging circuit controlled by
the decoder. Therefore it may be connected even during programming. The charging current is
limited in order to avoid an undue load on the booster, in case there are several models in the
same booster sector.
The buffer time can be reduced by means of a CV. This may be useful to
assure the correct stopping position ahead of signals showing the “Stop” aspect (red
The space requirements of the PowerPack Maxi of about 27.5 mm x 15.7 mm x
13 mm must be taken into account when installing this unit.
A three-pole wire harness connects the PowerPack Maxi to the decoder. The
wires are already soldered to the PowerPack Maxi but must be soldered to the appropriate solder
pads of the decoder.
Please note that due to technical reasons the PowerPack cannot
operate in analogue mode: Buffering is therefore not possible in analogue mode.