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Lenz LI-USB for Lenz DCC

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1 6703 Sat May 21, 2011

 

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100% of reviewers $149.95 5.0

 

Description:
The LI-USB is the computer interface for Lenz DCC systems.


Pros - Unit has two LED' one lights up when the DCC side is connected and the other lights up when the PC is connected.
Lenz DCC has a 'server' concept that will allow for TWO LI-USB connected to the SAME DCC system. This means two computer programs can talk to the DCC system at the same time, example JMRI for decoder programing and Railroad & CO for train operations. The advent of the WIThrottle for an Iphone IPad ITouch allows one to have a dual remote wireless throttle for about 10 bucks. (not counting the cost of the LIUSB).


CONS - NCE Pro Cab comes with computer control and Digitrax USB is 1/2 the cost of this unit. Getting driver have always been problematic and the 64bit ones were really hard to find.


These units are sensitive at the driver level for the level of code in the DCC station.
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Author
Joe Daddy

C & SF, my obsession

Registered: October 2006
Location: Colorado
Posts: 462
Review Date: Sat May 21, 2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $149.95 | Rating: 5 
Pros: LEDs for both DCC and PC sides = Best USB to DCC control set
Cons: Cost is 2X the competition and drivers can be hard to find.
Pros - Unit has two LED' one lights up when the DCC side is connected and the other lights up when the PC is connected.
Lenz DCC has a 'server' concept that will allow for TWO LI-USB connected to the SAME DCC system. This means two computer programs can talk to the DCC system at the same time, example JMRI for decoder programing and Railroad & CO for train operations. The advent of the WIThrottle for an Iphone IPad ITouch allows one to have a dual remote wireless throttle for about 10 bucks. (not counting the cost of the LIUSB).



CONS - NCE Pro Cab comes with computer control and Digitrax USB is 1/2 the cost of this unit. Getting driver have always been problematic and the 64bit ones were really hard to find.


The unit is now UNREPAIRABLE by Lenz USA and it is no longer available.



issue is cost and drivers! Add lack of manufacturer support to the list of issues. Replacement unit LI-USB-Ethernet is not a direct replacement with issues of its own too.

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