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PSX FB Feed Back and Digitrax Loconet for JMRI PanelPro

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in Tech Specs, Tips DCC Components, Tony's Tips |

I’m somewhat befuddled on how to wire the PSX-ARSCFB to the Digitrax Loconet for the feed back feature. Our club layout has the BDL168s & PM42s and detection is set up for use with JMRI PanelPro. We have a panel set up and I need to understand how to wire the PSX-ARSCFB Network Feedback to be able to include it on our panel. I assume if the unit sends feedback,  there should be a sensor number available to indicate there is something being detected on the section...

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Digitrax Address 00 & PSX Circuit Breakers

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in Tech Specs, Tips DCC Components, Tony's Tips |

I see from your quick start guide on the PSX- series that these are not compatible with analog address 00. Is there a configuration option to allow for analog operation? Best regards, Rob…………North Georgia Modurail The address 00 on Digitrax works by stretching the pulse width of the “0” DCC data. The PSX powers itself from the DCC data. The problem is that the stretched pulse can be long enough that the PSX looses power. Depending on the...

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NCE Power Cab & Radio

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016 in Tech Specs, Tips DCC Components, Tips DCC Systems, Tony's Tips |

Buy the Radio Equipped Power Cab Here When can you use the Radio? A radio Power Cab  can ONLY operate on a layout that already has a dedicated NCE command station including a NCE SB5, CS02, or PH Box along with a RB02 Radio Base station. Here the Power Cab is not used as a Power Cab at all, but as a regular Pro Cab. Operating as a “cab”, the Power Cab can now use the “cab radio” built inside to talk to the command station via the RB02 just like any other radio cab does....

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Wiring a Center Off DPDT Toggle Switch to a PowerPax Booster

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Tips DCC Components, Tips DCC Systems, Tony's Tips |

I recently purchased a PowerPax to program my BLI locos. It works great! All of the red text warns me about using a DPDT switch to toggle between programming and normal DCC. It does mention the exception of using a DPDT with a center off. I do have a switch with the center off. Can I safely use it? All of the warnings have made me very cautious. I am manually switching the two sets of wires between programming and DCC operation and would like to clean it up a bit with...

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Jack Wabbit Address Programming on NCE

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Tips DCC Components, Tony's Tips |

You can program any of the Jack Wabbit’s four switch outputs to any address you want. You can only program the address of one switch at a time. Select the the switch whose address you want to program (SWA, SWB, SWC, SWD). With power off, place the program jumper joining the two program pins labelled for the switch you want. Turn on power, and you will see  D1 flash. On your throttle, press SELECT ACCY, then use the number keys to enter the address you want. When the...

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