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CVP's AirWire900 - Battery Powered Wireless Control for Garden Railroads
CVP's AirWire900 - Battery Powered Wireless Control for Garden Railroads
CVP's AirWire900 - Battery Powered Wireless Control for Garden Railroads
CVP's AirWire900 - Battery Powered Wireless Control for Garden Railroads
CVP's AirWire900 - Battery Powered Wireless Control for Garden Railroads
CVP's AirWire900 - Battery Powered Wireless Control for Garden Railroads
CVP's AirWire900 CONVRTR Series
CVP's AirWire900 CONVRTR Series
CVP's AirWire900 CONVRTR Series
CVP's AirWire900 CONVRTR Series
CVP's AirWire900 CONVRTR Series
CVP's AirWire900 - Battery Powered Wireless Control for Garden Railroads
CVP's AirWire900 - Battery Powered Wireless Control for Garden Railroads
CVP's AirWire900 - Battery Powered Wireless Control for Garden Railroads
CVP's AirWire900 - Battery Powered Wireless Control for Garden Railroads
CVP's AirWire900 - Battery Powered Wireless Control for Garden Railroads
CVP's AirWire900 - Battery Powered Wireless Control for Garden Railroads
CVP's AirWire900 - Battery Powered Wireless Control for Garden Railroads
CVP's AirWire900 - Battery Powered Wireless Control for Garden Railroads
CVP's AirWire900 - Battery Powered Wireless Control for Garden Railroads
CVP's AirWire900 - Battery Powered Wireless Control for Garden Railroads
CVP's AirWire900 - Battery Powered Wireless Control for Garden Railroads
CVP's AirWire900 CONVRTR
Convert An NMRA-DCC Decoder Into An AIRWIRE Decoder


The CONVRTR™ series of products, allows any NMRA-DCC compliant decoder to become an AIRWIRE compatible decoder. Take advantage of the pre-installed DCC decoders found in a wide range of HO and larger scale locomotives. With the simple addition of a CONVRTR and a battery, the locomotive becomes an AIRWIRE locomotive.

Each CONVRTR (Converter) is an ultraminiature radio receiver plus a powerful DCC booster. All of the attached decoderís features and functions are controlled directly from an AIRWIRE throttle. There are absolutely no changes to the decoder. A bonus feature is that the T5000 AIRWIRE throttle is used to setup and program the DCC decoder. There is no need to purchase any other DCC equipment.

The CONVRTR series is designed for smaller scales such as O, ON30, S and even HO. Battery operation has many benefits - more than you can imagine.

Enjoy the freedom of no layout wiring. Complicated wiring, track busses, reversing loops, reversing sections, wyes, and all associated hardware are eliminated. Donít forget that expensive track boosters, distribution circuits, relays and hundreds of terminal blocks are no longer needed either.

Locomotives always run better with no hesitation or stalling. Thanks to on-board power, the locomotive always has a steady source of clean, constant power. The locomotiveís performance is not affected by dirty track, dirty wheels, or lack of all wheel-pickup.

No Changes To The DCC Decoder are required to use a CONVRTR. Unlike other systems and methods, the DCC decoder connects directly to the CONVRTR without any modifications. Because of this, the decoder warranty remains valid when using the AirWire CONVRTR.

A Unique Feature Of The CONVRTR is the elimination of Stuck Horns or Whistles. If the locomotive goes out of range of the throttle while the horn or whistle is blowing, the CONVRTR will automatically command the decoder to turn off the horn or whistle. This handy feature is built-in and works automatically with all sound decoders.

Optimized For TCS-WOW and SoundTraxx Sound+Motion Decoders. Whether already installed by the factory, or installed later, the two most common brands of NMRA-DCC decoders used with the CONVRTR are the TCS-WOW sound decoders and the Soundtraxx Tsunami/Econami decoders.

Selecting the Proper CONVRTR

Selection of a CONVRTR is based on the required output amperage, the available space and type of radio antenna desired.

Locomotive Amperage is the first specification to consider. he actual scale of the locomotive doesnít matter. If the locomotive used more current than the CONVRTR is rated for, then the locomotive will overload the CONVRTR and not run. Beware of high stall current motors. As a heavily loaded motor slows down, the current demand increases. If the required current is in excess of the CONVRTRís rating, the protection circuit will trip and the locomotive will stop. Note: A lower current locomotive can always be driven by a higher current CONVRTR.

Available Space is the next consideration. Donít forget to include space for the battery when planning an installation.

Battery Voltage is the next consideration. The recommended battery voltages range between 11 and 24 volts. The CONVRTR-15 and the CONVRTR-25 are rated to handle up to 18V battery packs. The CONVRTR-60 is rated to handle up to 24 volts which allows the use of 22 volt battery packs.

The Antenna Option is The Final Consideration. The standard version uses a radio module with a built-in internal antenna. This is perfect for small plastic tenders and other small plastic locomotives. For brass locomotives or where you want more control over antenna orientation, use the X version of the CONVRTR. It has a radio module with a miniature whip antenna. Drill a tiny hole and stick the antenna out of the hole oriented vertically for best range.
CVP's AirWire900 CONVRTR

CONVRTR-15

Includes a radio module with a built-in onboard antenna. It is rated at 1.5A continuous and 5A peak. Maximum input voltage is 18 volts. The circuit board measures only 2.4 inches long and 0.6 inches wide.

The X version has an antenna jack for use with the included 3-inch long whip antenna. An optional external adapter cable allows the use of other types of antennas.

This product was originally called the microBooster.

CVP's AirWire900 CONVRTR-15

CVP's AirWire900 CONVRTR-15 User Guide
CVP's microAirWire900 Flyer

CONVRTR-25

With a built-in onboard antenna, and a rating of 2.5 amps continuous, this little AirWire model has the entire radio receiver and DCC booster driver all built onto a circuit board that measures only 2 inches long and 0.9 inches wide. The maximum input voltage is 18 volts.

The X version has an antenna jack for use with the included 3-inch long whip antenna. An optional external adapter cable allows the use of other types of antennas.

This product was originally called the CONVRTR.

CVP's AirWire900 CONVRTR-25

CVP's AirWire900 CONVRTR-25 User Guide
CVP's AirWire900 CONVRTR-25 Addendum
CVP's AirWire900 CONVRTR-25 Flyer
CVP's AirWire900 CONVRTR Magazine Article

CONVRTR-60

Our most powerful CONVRTR that is designed for the high current O and G scale locomotive decoders such as the new 5A TCS-WOW decoder.

It is rated at 6 amps continuous and 55 amps surge. It includes the AirWire radio receiver plus the high power DCC booster driver. The maximum input voltage is 24 volts. It is protected against overvoltage, overcurrent and over-heating.

All connections are made to the convenient terminal strips. (not shown in the above images).

The X version has an antenna jack for use with the included 3-inch long whip antenna. An optional external adapter cable allows the use of other types of antennas.

CVP's AirWire900 CONVRTR-60

CVP's AirWire900 CONVRTR-60 User Guide
CVP's AirWire900 CONVRTR-60 Flyer














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