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ESU 59810 LokPilot 5 Micro Non Sound Decoder - 8 Pin


The LokPilot 5 micro is the smallest digital decoder from ESU to date.

With just 8.0 mm x 7.0 mm and a thickness of only 2.4 mm (on the capacitor: 2.9 mm), just so small that it can also be accommodated in very small locomotives of nominal sizes Z, N or TT, it is a pure DCC Decoder. This lack of flexibility is rewarded with a lower price.

LokPilot 5 micro DCC decoders are available with all common interfaces. The variants with Next18 or PluX16 interface are a bit larger with a base area of 13.0 mm x 9.2 mm, but have 2 additional function outputs.


The LokPilot 5 micro is a real multi-protocol decoder with DCC & DC “Dual Mode” Operation as well as Motorola®, Selectrix® and M4. In DCC format, it has 2 or 4 Digit DCC Addressing, 14-28-128 Speed Steps, Locomotive Consisting and up to 32 Functions. It supports all DCC programming modes including POM (Programming on the Main) and also supports RailComPlus® that allows the decoders to register themselves automatically on suitable command stations. It also allows updating the internal firmware, making it future-proof. This means, the internal software on the decoder’s memory can be replaced by new versions supplied by ESU when new features, improvements, or bug fixes are released.

Motorola® users benefit from up to 28 speed steps with 255 addresses. Three additional Motorola® addresses enable the activation of 16 functions. A built-in programming mode also makes reprogramming possible with the venerable Control Unit 6021.

The Next18 and PluX16 variants also allow automatic registration to mfx®-compatible control centres thanks to the M4 protocol. All 32 possible function keys are offered here.


The LokPilot 5 DCC decoder recognises the Märklin® braking sections as well as ZIMO® HLU / ZACK commands or the Lenz® ABC system. Braking with DCC brake modules or with DC voltage is also possible. It also stops with a Selectrix® brake diode. An ABC automatic shuttle train enables automatic commuting between two stations.


We know that you want your locomotives to be as realistic as possible. Therefore, we have the LokPilot 5 micro DCC equipped with an amazing number of function outputs. The variants with 6-pin or 8-pin wiring harnesses offer 4 amplified function outputs, each with 180mA output current and two logic level outputs. The versions with Next18 or PluX16 interface have a total of 6 amplified outputs and two logic level outputs available. All important lighting effects are available. The brightness of each output can be adjusted separately. The decoder masters automatic pushing and pulling when uncoupling for ROCO®, Krois® and Telex® couplings.


The motor control of the LokPilot 5 micro DCC has been fundamentally improved again. A variable adjustable PWM clock frequency from 10kHz to 50kHz ensures super quiet operation, especially with bell-armature motors-The typical “hum” is a thing of the past. The load control now has up to 10 CVs,  which can be adjusted for difficult cases. The unique “Autotune” function enables the automatic calibration of the decoder to the motor.

The LokPilot 5 DCC decoder delivers up to .75A of motor current. Enough juice for most motors.


A Stay Alive/PowerPack can be fitted to the LokPilot 5 micro.


Of course, the motor output and the function outputs are against overload protected. We want you to enjoy your decoder for as long as possible.



ESU LokPilot 5 Micro Non Sound Decoder 8 Pin

  • DCC Operation: Yes
  • Motorola, M4, Selectrix operation: Yes
  • DC Analogue operation: Yes
  • DC Analogue operation: No
  • Dimensions: 8.0 mm × 7.0 mm × 2.4 mm
  • Motor max continuous current: 0.75A
  • Motor peak current short term: 1.0A
  • 6 amplified function outputs
  • 2 logic level outputs
  • Amplified functions max total current: 180mA
  • Lighting effects: Yes
  • Number of servo outputs: 2
  • Stay alive capacitor/ESU power pack connection: Yes
  • Support for automatic uncoupling
  • Railcom: Yes

ESU 59810 LokPilot 5 Micro Non Sound Decoder - 8 Pin

SKU: ESU59810
$72.95 Regular Price
$65.00Sale Price
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