LokPilot Micro Direct OEM



Working with Narrow Hood units in N scale? The NEW 6 output function LokPilot Micro Direct Micro decoder was designed with this purpose in mind!

The LokPilot Micro Direct is a versatile DCC & DC “Dual Mode” decoder integrating a full-featured .75A motor controller. The NEW LokPilot Micro Direct Micro only measures 2.60 inch long x .32 inch wide by only .18 tall (66mm x 8.2mm x 4.5mm) making it the world’s narrowest LokPilot decoder maybe the only such decoder with 6 function outputs on the market!

We ship the LokPilot Micro Direct Micro in a form factor which is made as an upgrade to DC Locos that came from the factory with ESU Sound. This allows flexible installation in your favorite N scale models. Due to its unique thermal design, it (like all genuine LokPilot decoders) does not need any heat sinks.

Operational modes

The LokPilot Micro Direct can be used on conventional “analog” layouts and controlled with a DC power pack, but to benefit from all its features, we highly recommend DCC operation.

Of course, the LokPilot Micro Direct supports all DCC-programming modes including Programming on the Main Track (“POM”). Because of its unique low-power design, the LokPilot Micro Direct can be programmed on the programming track of all popular DCC systems. No programming track boosters or other circuitry will be needed.

By the use of our LokSound Programmer, programming can be even more comfortable by using your computer to adjust the many CVs and settings.

Motor management

ESU offers load compensation (using B-EMF) since 1999. While other manufacturers seem only to focus on the sound options, the LokPilot Micro Direct offers the 5th generation of motor control resulting in a smooth and precise locomotive operation. We at ESU believe that good motor control is mandatory for model trains: Even the best sound is worthless if the locomotive running is not smooth!

Regardless if you are using coreless or conventional DC motors, the LokPilot Micro Direct’s unique auto-detection function can measure the characteristics and adjust the internal settings. There is no need to fiddle around with many CVs to adjust to the engine. Due to Dynamic Drive Control (DDC) you can limit the influence of the load control and operate really smoothly around the depot and over turnouts, while on the main, when going uphill the engine prototypically slows down.

Analogue operation

The LokPilot Micro Direct decoder can be used for analogue DC locomotives.


LokPilot Micro Direct Micro decoders have 6 function outputs with the possibility of using constant current of 50mA each. These outputs can be assigned individually. All important light functions like Flashing ditchlights, Gyrolight, Mars light, and so on are provided including an individual adjustment of brightness for each function. Besides D312 Rotary beacon, strobe and alternate flashing, Mars light, Gyralight, Ditch lights (two types), Oscillating Headlights, Stratolight and many more.

The Rule 17 dimmable headlight can be either controlled automatically or by function button. A LED mode brightness correction feature now also allows using LEDs for lighting effects. This is an important feature since LEDs do behave different than bulbs. (Pulse Width Modulation)


With RailComPlus® your locos will be recognized automatically by an appropriate digital command station fast as lightning and will receive a new address. Forget about the cumbersome typing and programming!


Of course, all function outputs and the motor connection are overload and short-circuit protected.

Built-in future

LokPilot decoders are firmware updatable. This means you are able to replace the internal decoder software by a newer version, if needed. You only need an ESU LokProgrammer to do so.


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