The L.Net converter enables the owner of an ESU ECoS command
station or the Märklin® Central Station 1 „Reloaded“ to connect
LocoNet™ devices and to continue to using them. For this purpose
the L.Net converter must be wired to the ECoSlink Bus of the
command stations and is automatically detected and configured.
It represents a gateway between the functions of the ECoSlink
and the LocoNet™. It works bi-directionally and not only provides
information for the command station but also assures that the
throttles connected always display the current status.
For the operation of the L.Net converter you must have installed
firmware 3.7.0. or higher on your command station! Otherwise
the module cannot be detected.
The L.Net converter behaves towards the LocoNet™ devices like a
command station (a so called LocoNet™ Master) and implements
the functions necessary for proper operation of handheld throttles,
accessory decoders or feedback modules. One can also configure
The power supply can be facilitated directly by the L.Net converter
delivering 250mA. In order to prevent any electrical problems on
your layout when operating both systems the L.Net converter is
galvanically separated from the LocoNet™.
Please bear in mind that despite the use of the L.Net converter
connected to the ECoS command station the ECoS cannot become
a fully fledged LocoNet™ command station in all instances;
the principal architecture of a LocoNet™ system and an ECoSlink
based command station is quite different. The L.Net converter was
developed in order to be able to continue using your peripheral
devices you have become accustomed to, when you add an ESU