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The Hare™ New Generation

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The next generation of the popular HARE PnP stationary decoder for the Tortoise™ Switch Machine is now shipping. Version I has been significantly improved to make wiring even easier along with other new features. Patent pending.

Hare™ NG Front

All Power Routing is now controlled by a user selectable dip switch. Version II that provides FEEDBACK and Switch Position reporting for Digitrax LocoNet, Lenz ExpressNet and NCE CAB Bus is also shipping. Version II also includes all the updated features of Version I.

Hare™ NG Back

Here are the specs:

Version I (List $29.95)

Plugs Directly on to Tortoise™: Simplifies wiring and reduces failures.
Auto Return: Automatically returns the points after a preset interval for any operational event.
Auto Throw™ Automatically throws points when a train is approaching against the points!
Auto Throw™ Timer: Provides for timing the auto throw function to prevent two trains from colliding.
Smart Route™ Sets up to 13 routes by simple address programming in addition to the primary decoder address.
Dispatcher Over-Ride™: Allows the Dispatcher to lock out all other switch commands.
Lock Block Protection: Overrides the Hare's operation if a designated block is occupied.
Locked Route Control™: Provides for only one route direction response for either a Throw or Clear command.
Switch Speed Control™: Allows you to control the Tortoise™ motor speed.
Smart Default Ops™: Upon Power-up, HARES return to either last thrown position or a programmed default.
Operate Switch Signals or Panel LED Indicators.
Manual Pushbutton or Toggle Switch: Allows single button or toggle switch manual control of the points.
System Reset: A single CV command sets all Addresses and CVs to original factory values.
Direct Current Ops: The Hare will operate on DC using Manual Push Button Control Option.
Semaphore Operations: Allows the use of a Tortoise™ for triggered control of a signal head or crossing gate.
Automates Reverse Loop Turnouts. Using Auto Throw feature.

Version II (List $34.95)

All of the features above plus feedback
Feedback, Turnout Position Reporting to Digitrax LocoNet, Lenz ExpressNet and NCE CabBus.

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