kato ac4400cw 828046 2Jan 23, 2009

HO sound Kato AC4400CW Parts

  1. 678-828046 TSU-AT1000 Tsunami DCC decoder for GE FDL16
    [2020 note, use Tsunami2, part number 678-885014.]
  2. SP-28R-08 Speaker
  3. Resistor metal-film  1K ohm 1/8 watt Qty = 2
  4. Washer #6 Nylon Qty = 2
  5. Nano-Oil 5, 10 & 85 wt
  6. Never Stall

The release of the TSU-AT1000 decoder allowed an update to the installation examples to cover this decoder.

This is a fairly straight forward installation:

  • Remove the factory light board
  • Remove the factory LEDs from the factory light board
  • Install the factory LEDs with 1 K ohm resistors on the Tsunami
  • Screw the Tsunami down to the motor - insulate with nylon screws (the photo shows white styrene instead)
  • Put the speaker in the fuel tank and rout wires up to the decoder
  • Wire the track pick ups and the motor to the decoder

Sound Quality - While the speaker enclosure mechanism is NOT what Bruce would design, it works just FINE! Not to worry - follow the directions. Except, Bruce sees no reason for using a gasket - the speaker snaps into the Kato enclosure. Question - why didn’t Kato mold holes for the speaker wires into the enclosure?

Lighting - When programming the Tsunami, set the light type to LEDs and you are golden (white LEDs)!

 

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Information on this site represents Bruce’s experiences and opinions. They are presented without warranty as an example of ways to utilize DCC products. The user is solely responsible for any use made of this data.