KB238: Zephyr Xtra, Super Empire Builder Xtra or Super Chief Xtra? What's the difference among the Digitrax Sets?

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Zephyr Xtra                            

Super Empire Builder Xtra                           

Super Chief Xtra                                               

Command Station

DCS51

DB150

DCS100

Current Rating

3 Amps

5 Amps

5 Amps or 8 Amps

Throttle

DCS51

DT402

DT402

Throttle Controls

Single Knob, Direction Switch

Dual click encoder throttles

Dual click encoder throttles

Function Control

F0-F29

F0-F29

F0-F29

Keypad

Full Numeric Keypad

Full Numeric Keypad

Full Numeric Keypad

Display

Large LED

Multi-line Backlit LCD

Multi-line Backlit LCD

Throttle Capacity

20

22

120

Loco Capacity

20

22

120

Loco Address Range

00-9000+

00-9000+

00-9000+

Stationary Address Range

01-999

00-999

00-999

Turnout Position Reporting

Yes, last command sent

Yes, last command sent

Yes + actual switch position feedback

Programmer

Separate Output Read Write

Broadcast Write Only

Separate Output Read Write

Programming Methods

ALL

ALL

ALL

Consist Control

Universal Consisting, Advanced Consisting & Basic Consisting

Universal Consisting, Advanced Consisting & Basic Consisting

Universal Consisting, Advanced Consisting & Basic Consisting

Routes

No

No

Yes

Transponding Find Feature

No

Yes

Yes

Cab Signaling Available

No

Yes

Yes

Simultaneous operation of locos & switches

Yes

Yes

Yes

Customizable operation

Basic

Advanced

Professional

Wireless Upgradeability

Radio & IR

Radio & IR

Radio & IR

Fast Clock

Supports display

Yes

Yes

Jump Ports

2

0

0

Power Supply Included

Yes

No

No

MSRP

$225.00

$355.00

$455.00 (5 Amp) or $475.00 (8 Amp)

MSRP with Radio Option

 

$575.00

$665.00 (5 Amp) or $685.00 (8 Amp)

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