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Re: Loksound 5 Nano
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2021, 12:31:11 PM »
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I suppose one could remove the NEXT connector and then solder wires directly to the pads.

This would probably involve using a hot-air station to remove the connector first, as that would be the fastests and least damaging method. Then a very (very) fined tip temperature controlled iron to solder the 36AWG wires to appropriate pads.

I happen to have all those tools, I just don't have the v5 Nano or Micro boards yet...

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Re: Loksound 5 Nano
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2021, 01:35:10 PM »
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The Micro is the Next18 connector.  I believe Jerry (@woodone) has removed the connectors and hard wired at least one. 

The Nano is an E24 connector, and there is no published info on the pin outs (that I have found) yet
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Re: Loksound 5 Nano
« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2021, 01:43:25 PM »
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Someone with a Nano could probably do some path tracing/testing and find out where those pins are going, ideally if they had the other board that plugs into it.

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Re: Loksound 5 Nano
« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2021, 05:25:57 PM »
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Someone with a Nano ....

Yep, that is why we are all waiting anxiously.  They are currently non-existent in the US
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Re: Loksound 5 Nano
« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2021, 10:02:07 PM »
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On the Micro V5, I have removed the 18 pin socket. I had a fan out PCB made so I can solder wires to the fan out board.
The PCB fan out board fits over where the 18 pin socket was. The PCB board is then re-flowed soldered to the decoder.
Problem with this is once you do this there is no warranty. You are on your own.
I have been busy with installs , plus I had eye surgery and that has me behind schedule. 
Hope to get after it again.
I thought that I had wasted time and money on this when I first saw the nano decoder.
Now looks like it might be OK to do.



 

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Re: Loksound 5 Nano
« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2021, 10:31:37 PM »
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I have been busy with installs , plus I had eye surgery and that has me behind schedule. 
Hope to get after it again.
...

I hope the eye(s) recover fast, that's the most important thing - if you can't see nothing else matters.

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Re: Loksound 5 Nano
« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2021, 10:21:10 AM »
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Thanks- seeing much better now.
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Re: Loksound 5 Nano
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2021, 12:23:15 AM »
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Saw a note from ESU, today, that they are packing up the Nanos for shipment to dealers this week!
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Re: Loksound 5 Nano
« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2021, 01:35:53 AM »
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Yep, that is why we are all waiting anxiously.  They are currently non-existent in the US

Bought my ESU Nano thru DM Toys

https://www.dm-toys.de/en/list/search/ESU%20nano/category/control_decoder.html

Although it's in German, this page from the manual might be useful for locating that elusive keep alive pad LOL

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Re: Loksound 5 Nano
« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2021, 01:59:29 AM »
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To me it is unclear where the blue pad is.  What am I missing?  No GND pad is indicated either.
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Re: Loksound 5 Nano
« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2021, 02:38:51 AM »
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Here's the English version from the latest LS5 manual (V13 2021-Oct-08) https://www.esu.eu/#

The blue connects to the underside of the connector board.  See the photo Rick posted here https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=52422.msg716789#msg716789

I have added arrows to ESU's diagram matching the wire locations on the photo.  Still no indication of a GND connection.  I imagine there has to be one on the e24 connector but only probing will find it.



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Re: Loksound 5 Nano
« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2021, 03:44:49 AM »
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How about the unmarked pad on the back of the adapter board (the one you didn't put an arrow next to it)?  Could that be GND?  It has a trace between it and the connector.

EDIT:  never mind. The photos show what looks like A8 legend for that pad.
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Re: Loksound 5 Nano
« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2021, 04:26:04 AM »
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How about the unmarked pad on the back of the adapter board (the one you didn't put an arrow next to it)?  Could that be GND?  It has a trace between it and the connector.

EDIT:  never mind. The photos show what looks like A8 legend for that pad.

Yeah. Those two pads end to end are Aux 7 & Aux 8
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Re: Loksound 5 Nano
« Reply #28 on: November 09, 2021, 10:41:33 AM »
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According to some comments I saw a couple months ago, some of the delays in shipping were due to a redesign of the connector board to include the ground pad (but not yet shown in the manual).   We shall see if true.
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Re: Loksound 5 Nano
« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2021, 02:30:51 PM »
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Saw a note from ESU, today, that they are packing up the Nanos for shipment to dealers this week!

God, I hope.  I've been waiting to do several diesels anticipating the Nano.

John C.