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reinhardtjh

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Re: Loksound 5 Nano
« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2021, 07:18:10 PM »
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Posted 4hrs ago by ESU LLC - Locksound

Quote from: ESU LLC - LokSound
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We are currently shipping a couple thousand decoders to dealers this week. These include the new LokSound Nanos 58923s, some 58420s and some 58429s. Also some new LokPilots.
Lokprogrammers should also start to be shipping within the next two weeks.
Demand is higher than it's ever been! Thank you all for your patience and continuing to support ESU LLC!
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Re: Loksound 5 Nano
« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2021, 07:41:48 PM »
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And I just got a Paypal money request from Streamlined Backshops for my Nano order so they must be close to shipping.

And now the catalog entry is live.  At this moment 145   140  136 ESU Nanos in stock at Streamlined Backshops
https://store.sbs4dcc.com/ESU58923LokSound5NanoNMRADCCSoundDecoder-Hardwire.aspx

Still listed as a pre-order at Yankee Dabbler, but I imagine they should be in stock soon
 https://yankeedabbler.com/58923-loksound-5-nano-dcc-generic-with-open-cable-ends-for-free-wiring-sound-decoder-part-397-58923/
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Re: Loksound 5 Nano
« Reply #32 on: November 16, 2021, 10:11:12 AM »
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u18b.   I am sending you a PM—.   Jerry. AKA woodone.

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Re: Loksound 5 Nano
« Reply #33 on: November 18, 2021, 06:58:40 PM »
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Nano with ground soldering pads!


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Re: Loksound 5 Nano
« Reply #34 on: November 18, 2021, 07:50:45 PM »
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Wait a minute!!!!

Does that not have the bulky next18 dongle on it??

It looks like the wires might be soldered directly to the board.

Maybe it's just the angle and/or the sticker blocking the view.

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Re: Loksound 5 Nano
« Reply #35 on: November 18, 2021, 08:10:36 PM »
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Wait a minute!!!!

Does that not have the bulky next18 dongle on it??

It looks like the wires might be soldered directly to the board.

Maybe it's just the angle and/or the sticker blocking the view.
It's definitely two separate boards but it is not a Next 18, something smaller. All the wires are attached to this board and not the decoder actual.
The board is 8.88mm wide though where the wires come off the sides it's a little wider, about 10.50mm including the wires. It is roughly 4.6mm tall which includes the thickness of the wires.


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Re: Loksound 5 Nano
« Reply #36 on: November 18, 2021, 08:24:41 PM »
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OK, thanks for the clarification!

One thing I'm curious about is how the wires come off to the side, appearing to add to the overall width considerably.


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Re: Loksound 5 Nano
« Reply #37 on: November 18, 2021, 08:31:44 PM »
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Yep, looks like the redesign clearly lengthened the wiring board.  Depending on where the decoder is going, may end up taking the shrink wrap off, removing unused wires completely, and adjusting routing of rest to not go “over the edge”.

I haven’t received my Nanos, yet, so waiting anxiously.
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Re: Loksound 5 Nano
« Reply #38 on: November 18, 2021, 08:36:20 PM »
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Why didn't they route the wires along the middle axis?!

I suppose re-soldering all the wires while turning them 180 deg would suffice.

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Re: Loksound 5 Nano
« Reply #39 on: November 18, 2021, 08:47:48 PM »
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OK, thanks for the clarification!

One thing I'm curious about is how the wires come off to the side, appearing to add to the overall width considerably.
As it is, it will slide into my GP9 shell but it is tight. It doesn't appear to bow the sides of the shell to much. Maybe a little sanding to allow easier shell removal. The wires could also be re-soldered to be oriented from the inside instead of the outside.


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Re: Loksound 5 Nano
« Reply #40 on: November 18, 2021, 08:50:21 PM »
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At least any re-soldering would be done one the attachment board vs. the actual decoder. Might not have to hold my breath quite as much, although I'm always worried about what taking the shrink-wrap off does to any warranty coverage (not to mention re-soldering).
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Re: Loksound 5 Nano
« Reply #41 on: November 18, 2021, 09:09:01 PM »
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They could've also staggered the pads on the PCB, as there appears to be room to move them apart more.

Then solder the wires towards the inside so they don't overlap, and then route them nicely to one edge.

Further more, use a multi-colour ribbon cable so they are all attached together and could be broken apart, if needed.

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Re: Loksound 5 Nano
« Reply #42 on: November 18, 2021, 09:24:43 PM »
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Resoldering one side of wires only to route them down the middle might give enough width reduction.
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Re: Loksound 5 Nano
« Reply #43 on: November 18, 2021, 10:12:53 PM »
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Yeah, down the middle at least on one bank seems to make more sense.
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Re: Loksound 5 Nano
« Reply #44 on: November 18, 2021, 10:20:10 PM »
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So, just to make sure I have this right, the decoder can be separated from this other board?  So, if you brick a decoder, somehow, it can be replaced without unsoldering and resoldering the wires to the loco?