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ESU 53452 LokProgrammer


MSRP: $179.99


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Listening to the sound of your favorite loco on your model railroad is no problem with ESU’s LokProgrammer!It is the easiest way to program your ESU decoder. You need no programming experience. Thanks to the graphic screen, everything falls into place with a few mouse clicks.

What the LokProgrammer can do:

  • Change the sound on the decoder.
  • Set all digital Control Variables [cv’s] of the Loksound decoder such as; address of the loco,  speed, maximum speed, braking deceleration rates, brightness of bulbs etc. You can set all options with your computer very easily – no cumbersome entering of CVs with your command station.
  • Rearrange your sounds and transfer it to the LokSound decoder.
  • You can use all sounds that can be downloaded to your computer hard disk.
  • Sound can be allocated to different events.
  • Additional sounds can be activated via function buttons.


With the LokProgrammer you can erase the sound data of any LokSound decoder as many times as you wish, and replace it with a different sound. ESU offers than 200 different, fully matching sounds of various prototypes and locos for downloading on your computer. Also you can edit just parts of a sound project: You don’t like the decoder’s whistle? Replace it with one hundreds available. Suitable sources beside those offered by us, are in Windows *.wav format available. Sound – even voice or music is no problem for ESU decoders. With the LokProgrammer, you use the entire flexibility and functionality offered by LokSound decoders.


All ESU decoders can be used the LokProgrammer; no matter if DCC, Multiprotocol – or mfx decoder. It’s possible to edit all parameters of the decoder simply and conveniently. The available options depend on the kind of decoder. Beside addresses and acceleration – and deceleration settings, all the function keys (function mapping), special effects to the individual outputs, or the lamp brightness. The LokProgrammer can also help when optimizing back EMF parameters or the loadable speed table. All options can be programmed very conveniently: There is no tedious punching-in of CV-numbers on your throttle buttons.

Hook up

It’s this simple: The LokProgrammer is a small programming box, which is wired between the PC and a programming track. To connect it you need either a vacant serial interface, or you use the included USB adapter cable (works with Windows 2000 or Windows XP). For power included is a 500 mA wall power supply. If your needs are greater (e.g. for O gauge I engines), you can also use a conventional model railroad transformer.


After hook-up you start up the especially user-friendly LokProgrammer software, which is included on CD-ROM. This runs on all modern Windows-systems from Windows 98. Just put the loco with the ESU decoder on your programming track, and right away you can read, edit or program it. The Programmer automatically recognizes the decoder in the engine.


The LokProgrammer is recommended not only for the use with our ESU decoders: By now, many well known model railroad manufacturers factory-furnish their locos with ESU-decoders, which of course can be modified again within the frame work of their technical specifications – with the help of the LokProgrammer. You see, purchasing a LokProgrammer pays off in any case.


The LokProgrammer can also be instrumental in updating decoders. Almost all ESU decoders are updatable, in case you desire a new software version. To do this, you only need the LokProgrammer and a small update-program, which you can download from our homepage.

The Future

LokProgrammer software is being reviewed continuously. The latest, pertinent version can always be downloaded from our homepage, or can be installed automatically, through an internet-update function, on your computer.

Ordering Information

Item No. Description
53452 LokProgrammer unit, US 110 volt power supply, serial PC cable, manual, software CD, USB adapter (Dimensions: 95mm x 85mm x 22mm (3.74 inch x 3.35 inch x 0.87 inch)



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