MX Decoders and MX Sound Decoders for "small" scales (N to 0)

Everything you need to know about the ZIMO MX loco decoders (for small scales) is presented on this page or can be reached through links (manuals, etc.). The full information about the individual lines can be seen by expanding the table lines clicking on the Expand symbol in the left column.

This is where you will find both application notes and background knowledge, especially if the solutions chosen by ZIMO differ from the mainstream of decoder manufacturers.

The installation and simple operation of a decoder is of course also possible without having to delve into the information on this page - for more complex settings or functions, however, we recommend that you take a look at it.

To return to the overview display, the expanded lines can be closed with Expand close.

Photos for viewing and comparing types: Expand the rows with  Expand   in the OVERVIEW area. 
High resolution Photos for Documentations for download:: Expand the rows under OVERVIEW with  Expand  

Accessories (wires, plugs, adapter, ...), Locomotive Adapter Boards, Loudspeakers, Digital Couplings and Energy Storage (Stay Alive)  (All in German)

  Expand Expand  all rows    |    Collapse  Expand  all rows     Expanding all rows is useful if you want to print out the complete information on this page

Decoders for large scale
Funktion decoders
Accessory decoders

Accessories for small scale decoders

Loco boards
Loudspeakers
Digital coupling
Energy storage

    Expand     FEATURES  - a list of common features of ZIMO Loco Decoders. Expand by clicking on the + symbol on the left.
    Expand     WHICH Decoder is the correct one?     Of course, a ZIMO decoder, but there are many types, get Help by clicking on the + sign to the left!

In the case of a small screen or small window -> scroll to the right (using bar at the bottom of this page) to see the entire range of decoders!  Total width of the decoder table is about 1600 px.

 

 

LOCO DECODER

for

small

and

medium scales

--
No wired versions
MX630 MX631 --
No
wired
version
--
No
wired
version
--
No
wired
version
--
No
wired
version
MX645 MX648 MX649 --
No
wired
version
--
No
wired
version
  MX630P MX631D MX631D MX644D  MX645P22 MX648P16 MX649N

00/H0 Slim decoder

Z, N, TT, Miniatur

N, TT, H0, ... Miniatur

N, TT, H0, ..., Miniatur

N, TT, H0, ... Miniatur

TT, H0, ... "small"

00/H0 Standard

H0, High End

00/H0 High End

00/H0 & 0
 more power
00/H0 & 0
 high power

PluX22 'economy'

21MTC 'economy'

00, H0, 0 SOUND

00, H0, 0 SOUND

Miniature SOUND

Miniature SOUND

Miniature SOUND

Miniature SOUND

Slim SOUND

DECODER FAMILY
Type (according to connection)
.

MX600

MX600, ..R,
MX600P12

MX616

MX616, ...R,
MX616N

MX617

MX617, ...R, ...F,
MX617N

MX618N18

MX622

MX622, ..R, ..F,
MX622N

MX623

MX623, ..R, ..F,
MX623P12

MX630

MX630, ..R, ..F,
MX630P16

MX633

MX633, ..R, ..F,
MX633P16
, ..P22

MX634

MX634, ..R, ..F,
MX634D, MX634C

MX635

MX635, ..R, ..V, ..P16,
MX635P22, ..VP

MX636D,
MX636C

MX636VD, ..VC

MX637P22

MX638D,
MX638C

MX644D,
MX644C

MX645

MX645, ..R, ..F,
MX645P16, MX645P22

MX648

MX648, ..R, ..F,
MX648P16

MX649

MX649, ..R, ..F,
MX649N, MX649L

MX658N18 MX659N18 MX660

High Resolution Photos for Download:  MX618N18  MX621  MX621N  MX622  MX622N  MX623  MX623P12  MX630  MX630P16  MX631  MX631D  MX632  MX632D  MX633  MX633P22 
                    MX644D  MX645  MX645P16  MX645P22  MX649  MX649N  MX648  MX648P16  MX658N18

Expand


      Brief overview of each Decoder Family

 

Next-18 NEM-651 P12 ... PluX P16 ... PluX P16, P22 ... PluX

D, C ... MTC
Only MX634C conforming
NMRA & VHDM Standard

P22 ... PluX D, C ... MTC P22 ... PluX D, C ... MTC D, C .... MTC
Only MX644C conforming
NMRA & VHDM Standard
P16, P22 ... PluX P16 ... PluX NEM-651 Next-18 Next-18 zur Selbstbedrahtung
                                           
Expand Dimensions (mm) 25 x 11 x 2 8 x 8 x 2,4 13 x 9 x 2,5 15 x 9.5 x 2.8 14 x 9 x 2.5 20 x 8.5 x 3.5 20 x 11 x 3.5 22 x 15 x 3.5 20.5 x 15.5 x 3,5 25 x 15 x 3,5 26 x 15 x 3,5 22 x 15 x 3,5 20,5 x 15,5 x 3,5 30 x 15 x 4 30 x 15 x 4 20 x 11 x 4 23 x 9 x 4 25 x 10,5 x 4 20 x 9,5 x 4 42 x 9 x 2,4
Expand Motor current, continuous 0,8 A 0,7 A 0,8 A 0,8 A 0.8 A 0.8 A 1.0 A 1.2 A 1.2 A 1,8 A 1,8 A 1.2 A 1.2 A1.2 A 1.2 A 0.8 A   0,8 A   0,8 A
Expand Peak current (ca 20 s) 1,5 A 1,5 A 1,5 A 1.5 A 1.5 A 1.5 A 2.5 A 2.5 A 2.5 A 2,5 A 2,5 A 2,5 A 2,5 A 2.5 A 2.5 A 1.5 A 1.5 A 1,5 A 1.5 A 1,5 A
Expand "Normal" Funct. Outputs 4 66 4 4 4 6 10 (9) 6 10 (9) 8 10(9) 6 8 10 6   4   4
Expand Current limit - fct. outputs in total 0,5 A in total 0,5 A in total 0,5 A in total 0,5 A in total 0.5 A in total 0,5 A in total 0.8 A in total 0,8 A in total 0.8 A in total 0,8 A in total 0,8 A in total 0,8 A in total 0,8 A in total 0.8 A in total 0.8 A in total 0.5 A in total 0.5 A in total 0.5 A in total 0.5 A in total 0,5 A
Expand Logic level outputs - - - 4, 2 alt. zu SUSI - 2, alt. to SUSI 2, alt. to SUSI 2, alt. to SUSI 2, alt. to SUSI 2, alt. zu SUSI 2, alt. zu SUSI 2, alt. zu SUSI 2, alt. zu SUSI 2, alt. to SUSI 2, alt. zu SUSI 2, alt. zu SUSI 2, alt. zu SUSI 2, alt. SUSI 2, alt. zu SUSI 2, alt. SUSI
Expand LED Outputs - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2, alt. to SUSI - - - - (6)
Expand Servo - Outputs - - - 2, alt. to SUSI 2, alt. to SUSI 2, alt. to SUSI 2, alt. to FA5-6 2, alt. to SUSI 2, alt. to SUSI 2, alt. zu SUSI 2, alt. zu SUSI 2, alt. to SUSI 2, alt. to SUSI 2, alt. to SUSI 2, alt. to SUSI 2, alt. to SUSI 2, alt. to SUSI 2, alt. SUSI   2, alt. SUSI
Expand SUSI - - - yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Expand Energy Storage Support - - - - - - - yes (16V) yes (25V) yes (16V) yes (16V) - - yes (25V) yes (16V) - - - --
Expand Low voltage outputs - -- - - - - - - adjustable V-type adjustable V-type - - 5 V (200 mA) - - - - - -
Expand Switch inputs - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 1 - - - - -
Expand Loudspeaker outputs - - - - - - - - - - -     4 to 8 Ohm 4 to 8 Ohm 8 Ohm 8 Ohm 8 Ohm 8 Ohm 8 Ohm
Expand Audio Power - - - - - - - - - - -     3 W 3 W 1 W 1 W 1 W 1 W1 W
Expand Sound Memory - - - - - - - - - - -     32 Mbit 32 Mbit 32 Mbit 32 Mbit 32 Mbit 32 Mbit32 Mbit
   

OVERVIEW, PHOTOS and various DECODER INFORMATION, broken down by type of connection           >>>      with    Expand  : Open details on photos & information.
           hier KEINE Dokumentations-Fotos, sondern nur Vergleichsfotos !    Hochauflösende Dokumentations-Fotos sind hingegen weiter oben - unterhalb der Decoder-Familien-Leiste - verfügbar !

Expand Wires (with no plug) MX600 MX616 MX617   MX622 MX623 MX630 MX633 MX634 MX635         MX645 MX648 MX649      
NEM652 (8-pin) on wires MX600R MX616R MX617R   MX622R MX623R MX630R MX633R MX634R MX635R         MX645R MX648R  MX649R     
 NEM651 (6-pin) on wires     MX617F   MX622F MX623F MX630F MX633F MX634F           MX645F MX648F  MX649F     
Expand Next18 (18-pin) plug       MX618N18                         MX658N18 MX659N18  
Expand NEM651 (6-pin) plug   MX616N MX617N   MX622N                       MX649N, -L      
Expand "MTC" (21-pin) plug                 MX634D   MX636D  MX638D MX644D            
Expand PluX-12 plug  MX600P12         MX623P12                             
Expand PluX-16 plug              MX630P16 MX633P16             MX645P16 MX648P16      
Expand PluX-22 plug                MX633P22       MX637P22    MX645P22          
SPECIAL TYPES for Märklin / Trix / LS models / etc. - FA3, FA4 as logic-level outputs>>> otherwise identical to D-types (with 21-pin "MTC" interface)
 "MTC" (21-pin), FA3&4 logic,                 MX634C   MX636C   MX638CMX644C            
SPECIAL TYPES with LOW VOLTAGE  FUNCTION OUTPUTS >>> otherwise the same as types without low voltage outputs
Low voltage, wires                   MX635V                    
Low voltage, PluX                   MX635VP                   
Low voltage, "MTC"                     MX636VD, -VC                  
   
DOCS and INFO >>>
Operating manuals Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual

 




MXULFA   MXULF und MXULFA Decoder Update Device        Since 2005, all ZIMO Decoders software can be updated.

 

Decoderdraehte


MX621, MX630, ...

7, 9, 11 (depending on decoder type) single wires with free ends (120 mm long).

8-poliger Stecker


MX621
R, MX630R, ...

8 pin plug to NEM652 standard (i.e. "medium interface" as specified in NMRA 9.1.1) on 70 mm long wires.

6-poliger Stecker

MX621
F, MX630F, ...

6-pin plug to NEM651 standard (i.e. "small interface" as specified in NMRA 9.1.1) on 70 mm long wires..

6-poliger Direktstecker


MX621
N , MX646N, ..

6-pin direct plug to NEM651 standard (i.e.  "small interface" as specified in  NMRA) on decoder.

21-polig Schnittstelle


MX631
D, MX644D,

The 21-pin interface,
"MTC",
direct on decoder follows
NMRA DCC RP 9.1.1, based on 22-pin plug and socket connections (one anti rotation pin as index),.

PluX16 Connector

MX630P, MX645P

"PluX" (pictured is the 16-pin example in the upcoming standard for vehicle to decoder connector in the DCC world, also in the NMRA DCC RP 9.1.1.



MX618N18, MX658N18  



21-Poliger Stecker


Uses the 21-pin interface e.g. found in vehicles by Marklin, Trix, Brawa, Roco, and also in some 0-track vehicles.


8/16/22-poliger Stecker


Compared to the existing 21-pin interface pins can be better utilized, because none are "wasted" for C-Sine motors (Hall1, Hall2, ..) .

"PluX" type connectors will be available in four versions: 8-pin, 12-pin, 16-pin and 22-pin.

The standard for PluX interfaces is designed so that decoders with a smaller size plug (with fewer pins) can be used  in a larger socket. In the diagram various colours have been used to show the smaller designs: 8-pin is yellow, 12-pin red and 16-pin brown. In all cases the index pin is 11, but the numbering does not start from 1 (except in the 22-pin version). 

 

 Translated: 2016-07-06 (German Version: 2016-07-05)