The G3 decoder is our 3rd generation decoder with numerous improvements, new capabilities and more unique features than our prior AirWire motion decoders.
There are now 4 members that make up the G3 lineup allowing you to pick the G3 decoder that is most suitable to your requirements.
20% SMALLER Measuring only 1.4 inches wide and 4.0 inches in length, the G3 is smaller yet packs the same motor drive power as the older G2 decoder.
IMPROVED RADIO RECEIVER The G3 features a brand new radio receiver with much more capability than our old Linx modules.
For example, the desired radio frequency is set directly from the throttle.
Plus, you may change the frequency at any time.
And if you discover you have forgotten the frequency, the G3 offers a unique method to reset it to the desired frequency.
All of this without ever having to open up your locomotive.
TWO TYPES OF RADIO RECEIVERS There are two basic versions of the G3 decoder.
The first version, model number G3, includes a built-in antenna and has a lower price.
Although the range for the built-in antenna version is a bit less than the version with the whip antenna, your railroad may not need the extra range of the whip antenna.
Also, range is very much dependent on the orientation of the decoder and its proximity to noisy motors.
If you use battery cars that also house the decoder, the internal built-in antenna version may provide ample range.
For maximum range, the second version, model number G3X, has a snap on whip antenna.
The G3X whip antenna rotates 360 degrees and can be gently bent perpendicular to the circuit board.
Experimentation with antenna position is suggested since proximity to motors, and wiring does affect range.
Using an optional cable mounted antenna allows for mounting of a remote antenna for installation in areas where the whip won't reach such as outside of a metal car or locomotive.
120 WATT 10AMP MOTOR DRIVER Despite its smaller size, the G3 has the same 120 Watt motor current rating as well as offering many more special purpose light drivers.
And we’ve added in a high current 3 Amp smoke generator driver.
IMPROVED PRECISION MOTOR CONTROL The G3 decoder uses a unique method and ultra-high precision to calculate each speed step value to provide you with exceptionally fine control and unequaled performance whether it is a low speed or a high speed setting.
No matter what speed step setting is used, the G3 provides the same smooth control making locomotive speed control simple and easy.
NEW BUILT-IN DCC BOOSTER Built into the G3 is a fully protected DCC booster suitable for driving any brand of DCC sound decoder.
The booster has plenty of power allowing even the Phoenix P8 decoder to deliver is full 5 Watt speaker output safely.
PLENTY OF LIGHT DRIVERS The G3 includes the usual standard forward and reverse headlights.
It also includes a pair of ditch/safety light drivers that can be triggered to flash from the throttle.
There are also 4 enhanced light drivers suitable for almost any kind of lamp, relay or other load.
Each lamp driver is rated at 1 Amp and can drive either LEDs or incandescent light bulbs.
EXCITING LIGHTING EFFECTS There are 16 different lighting effects from which to choose.
Assign them to any lighting output.
The effects are independent and each output can have a different effect.
There is a dedicated pair of outputs for adding ditch lights to your favorite diesel.
Prices listed are suggested list price.
Prices do not include shipping or handling.
All prices subject to change without notice.