The booster and the decoders can also be used on the Märklin-Digital-System - without using the EDITS-CU.
The booster is designed to provide 10A at constant +/-18V output-voltage and therefore rather unique and in my opinion has a too high capacity - this lesson is learned when looking at results of a wheel shorting the rails. But the booster can be configured for lower output, or even by a small effort redesigned for more, low output ports.
The booster is designed for the EDITS Controller, but it can also be connected with the PC for direct train-control by LOK or - with some extra components - connected to the Märklin-Controller - substituting i.e. Märkling transformer or booster.
Due to the voltage stabilization circuits, I prefer the EDITS Booster for any other commercial booster.
The EDITS loco-decoder is now outdated, primarily since it is not fully compatible with the Märklin-Format. The central circuit - the dekoder-chip MC145029 has run out of production for some time making this decoder. There is no reason to complain since privately developed decoders based on PIC-chips are available - at least supporting the old Motorola-Format.
And development continue of decoders for the new Märklin-Format - it´result is the Wikinger-decoder.
The other EDITS Decoders are based on the dekoder-chip MC145027 - like commercial decodes e.g. turnout-decoders from Märklin. This decoder-chip is therefore still available and recommended for private development. Build-it-yourself is rather simple, as shown by the following turnout-decoders for installation in M-track und des C-track. The most complicated part is soldering the SMD-components to the PCB.
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