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LCS SER2 Serial Converter (6-81326)

LCS Serial Converter 2 (LCS2) provides one or more DB9 serial connections to your LCS system. Use it to hook up older Lionel serial products or connect a computer to your layout.

The SER2 also lets you connect your own DIY software to your train layout. Any computing device that can generate standard 9600 baud serial data can send TMCC and LEGACY commands to control your layout. All the info you need is in the free LEGACY Command Protocol document.

SER2 lets you connect older Lionel/IC Controls products such as the TPC300, TPC400, ASC or BPC to a new LCS installation. For full functionality, LCS equipment will be connected to the DB-9 serial port on your command base. If you currently have TPCs or other devices hooked up to that port, you must remove that cable to make way for the LCS Power Supply and DB9 cable. Adding the SER2 gives you a new DB-9 port to reconnect your old devices. SER2 also boosts the available serial data drive current, so you can connect all your wired serial devices without the need for a separate serial booster.

The SER2 will pass through commands from Lionel CAB remotes and/or the LCS App+LCS WiFi. It is connected to the LCS system using an LCS PDI cable. This cable carries commands as well as power for the SER2’s control electronics.

You can connect multiple SER2 modules if desired; each adds an extra DB-9 serial input/output connector to your LCS system.

 

 

Note that the free Lionel Legacy System Utility program does not work with SER2, it requires a temporary, direct connection to the LEGACY command base. However, version 1.1 of the Legacy System Utility software can connect to your Legacy Base via the LCS WiFi module.

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