Zimo is a European DCC manufacturer that makes a whole line of DCC equipment. Unfortunately, due to exchange rate issues, Zimo equipment tends to be a little expensive now, but it is effective.
There is little new information on this page. It serves as a place to collect, in one place, the information that is otherwise spread all over this web site.
The one type of Zimo decoder that I have used, the MX65/N, is actually an obsolete part now. There are newer and better ones now but I don't have any experience with them. If you are looking for a high quality decoder, look to Zimo.
The Zimo MX65/N is a small, yet powerful decoder. The motor drive is good for 3 amps and it can be set to run at a wide range of PWM frequencies, including supersonic ones. It has eight function outputs but none have special function generators on them.
The Zimo MX65/N has been successful in all but one installation that I have performed. It couldn't quite handle the current requirements of an Aristo Pacific under high loads.
The one complaint that I had with the Zimo decoder was a pretty minor one. The function connections plug into a pin array header which is good, but the provided harness was not color coded and requires that the wires be counted to find the right one. This is a small bother for an otherwise excellent decoder.
|Lionel Atlantic||Atlantic Tips||Works fine, no troubles at all.|
|Aristo Pacific||Aristo Pacific Tips||This decoder couldn't quite provide the current that the Pacific need to forestall lugging.|
|Aristo 0-4-0||Aristo 0-4-0 Tips||Works fine, still in there.|
|Aristo FA1/FB1||DCC Installation in the FA-1||Works fine, they are still in there.|
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© 2008 George Schreyer
Created 29 Nov 08
Last Updated December 3, 2008