Tech Note 25 Using TSU-KN1 with Bulbs
A true pioneer in the model train industry, SoundTraxx has been creating innovative products for the discriminating model railroader since 1990. We proudly design and manufacture our industry-best products right here in the USA, and our friendly customer support staff work side-by-side with the rest of our product team.
The Tsunami2 TSU-KN1
Tsunami2 meets N-Scale! The TSU-KN1 is our first plug and play Tsunami2 N-Scale decoder. Finally, you can get the Tsunami2 features you have been wanting in your N-Scale locomotives! We are excited to introduce a Plug and Play Tsunami2, N-Scale decoder and installation kit. The new TSU-KN1 is designed to fit into Kato N-Scale E, F-units, F40PH, PA and P42 locomotives. Get an easy install and the amazingly realistic sounds plus the features that all Tsunami2 decoders have to offer.
DYNAMIC DIGITAL EXHAUST
For added realism, you’ll love our reactive Dynamic Digital Exhaust (DDE) feature. When your locomotive is traveling across flat terrain and simply maintaining speed, you will hear your locomotive chugging along. But, when the locomotive encounters a grade and the engineer applies more throttle to get the train up the hill, the engine sounds will automatically react and reflect the increase of power needed to crest the hill. DDE accomplishes this by calculating the changes in strain or load on the motor and adjusting the exhaust to appropriately simulate the work the engineer would be doing to the throttle of the engine. This gives Tsunami2 the ability to create the most realistic experience possible.
HIGH QUALITY SOUND LIBRARY
Our large selection of high quality sound effects include:
- Up to 12 Prime Movers in each sound profile
- Up to 12 Bells
- 40+ Airhorns
- Additional couplers, dynamos, cab chatter and more!
Additional realism can be simulated by adding functioning locomotive and train brakes, injectors, power reverse, firebox flicker and more.
The TSU-KN1 comes with a complete installation kit ensuring an easy install. Also note that the TSU-KN1 is designed with 4 LED friendly function outputs making external resistors unnecessary! Installation kit includes:
- TSU-KN1 Decoder
- Mini Cube 3 Speaker and Baffle
- Speaker Wire
- Kapton Tape
- 2 Sunny White LEDs
|Dimensions:||35 x 18 x 6mm|
|Max. Motor Stall Current:||2A|
|Max. Function Current:||100mA (each output)|
|Audio Amplifier:||2 Watt, 8-Ohm Load|
|DCC Track Voltage:||7.5V – 22V|
|Tsunami2 Owner's Manual|
|Tsunami2 Installation Guide
|Tsunami2 Diesel User's Guide|
|Tsunami2 Sound Selection References:|
|Tsunami2 TSU-KN1 Sound Selection Reference|
|TSU-KN1 Application Note|
|TSU-KN1 Wiring Diagram|
SoundTraxx 90-Day 'Safety Net' Warranty
Each SoundTraxx Digital Sound Decoder is tested thoroughly before it is shipped and warranted to be in good working order and free of manufacturing defects. However, in the event that a mistake does occur during installation within the first 90 days, SoundTraxx will cover the repair under our ‘Safety-Net’ Service Warranty.
If during the first ninety (90) days you damage your Digital Sound Decoder or it fails to operate, SoundTraxx will repair or replace the system free of charge if:
- The original sales receipt showing purchase from an authorized SoundTraxx dealer accompanies the decoder. Receipt must show purchase date to be within the last 90 days. Your original receipt will be returned with your repaired unit.
There is no damage resulting from unauthorized repairs or modifications. This includes but is not limited to:
- Removing the shrink tubing from the decoder
- Drilling or enlarging circuit board holes
- Cutting or trimming the circuit board
- The Digital Sound Decoder is returned properly packaged, postage paid, and insured - SoundTraxx is not responsible for product lost or damaged in transit.
Recommended Shipping Package
Packaged in a protective box and insured. Reminder: sometimes markers will 'bleed' in the rain - put a piece of clear tape over the address to protect it!
Onboard locomotive speakers are not covered by this warranty. SoundTraxx will not warranty nor repair any product returned in an envelope which does not provide proper protection during transit (e.g. No. 10 envelope). This warranty does not cover damage resulting from accidents, fire, floods, or other acts of God.