KB1019: OPS Mode Programming Tsunami

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OPS Mode Programming Soundtraxx Tsunami Sound Decoders

 

The individual CVs that make up an address will need to be programmed individually. These CVs are AD1, CV17, CV18 and CV29.

AD1 is the Primary (short address) Default 03, Acceptable Values 1-127

CV17, CV18 are the two CVs that make up the Extended (long address), Acceptable Values 128 - 9983

CV29 is for Decoder Configuration. Values are 06 for 2-digit and 38 for 4-digit addressing. There are many other values that CV29 can be programmed to.  These instructions will not cover these additional values. To change Normal Direction of Travel (NDOT) add one to the value in CV29.

OPS Mode Programming is write only for Soundtraxx Tsunami decoders.

Soundtraxx does not allow an active short address to be programmed. With the default address of 03 and a 2-digit address is desired, a 4-digit address will first have to be programmed and then the final 2-digit address can be programmed.  Select a 4-digit placeholder address that can be remembered easily.

 

Programming a 4-digit address using a DT40x series or DT500 throttle

1. Place the locomotive to be programmed on the layout.

2. Turn on track power.

3. Select address 03 on either the L or R Throttle. Be sure that address 03 is the active throttle, the one with the blinking smoke when you enter programming mode.

4. Run the locomotive back and forth to make sure you have control over the locomotive.

5. Enter Program Mode by pressing the PROG key to enter programming mode.  Press the PROG key until the “Po” appears in the Mode Indicator area of the display.

6. Use the Digitrax 4-Digit Address Calculator for CV17 & CV18 located here:

http://www.digitrax.com/support/cv/calculators/#cv17_18_calc

7. Use the L Throttle knob to dial up the CV17. Use the R Throttle knob to dial up the CV value for CV17 from the calculator.

8. Press the ENTER key to program CV17. A ‘Good’ message will be displayed.

9. Use the L Throttle knob to dial up the CV18. Use the R Throttle knob to dial up the CV value for CV18 from the calculator.

10. Press the ENTER key to program CV18. A ‘Good’ message will be displayed.

11. Use the L Throttle knob to dial up the CV29. Use the R Throttle knob to dial up 038. The value of 038 in CV29 will active the 4-digit address.

12. Press the ENTER key to program CV29. A ‘Good’ message will be displayed.

13. Press the EXIT key to exit programming mode and return to normal operations.

14. Turn Track Power Off and then back On to power cycle the decoder.  Power cycling the decoder allows the CV values to update.

15. Select the new 4-digit address and verify proper operation of the locomotive.

 

Programming a 2-digit address using a DT40x series or DT500 throttle

1. Place the locomotive to be programmed on the layout.

2. Turn on track power.

3. Select address 4-digit address that was previously programmed into the decoder on either the L or R Throttle. Be sure that the selected address is the active throttle, the one with the blinking smoke when you enter programming mode.

4. Run the locomotive back and forth to make sure you have control over the locomotive.

5. Enter Program Mode by pressing the PROG key to enter programming mode.  Press the PROG key until the “Po” appears in the Mode Indicator area of the display.

6. Use the L Throttle knob to dial up the AD1. Use the R Throttle knob to dial up the address (1-127).

7. Press the ENTER key to program AD1. A ‘Good’ message will be displayed.

8. Use the L Throttle knob to dial up the CV29. Use the R Throttle knob to dial up 006. The value of 006 in CV29 will active the 2-digit address.

9. Press the ENTER key to program CV29. A ‘Good’ message will be displayed.

10. Press the EXIT key to exit programming mode and return to normal operations.

11. Turn Track Power Off and then back On to power cycle the decoder.  Power cycling the decoder allows the CV values to update.

12. Select the new 2-digit address and verify proper operation of the locomotive.

 

Programming a 4-digit address with a DCS50/51

 

1. Place the loco you want to program on the layout.

2. Turn on track power.

3. Select address 03 by pressing LOCO, 03, LOCO. Be sure that address 03 is on the display.

4. Press the PROG key until OPS appears in the display.

5. Use the Digitrax 4-Digit Address Calculatorfor CV17 & CV18 located here:

http://www.digitrax.com/support/cv/calculators/#cv17_18_calc

6. Press the CV key, using the keypad enter 17.

7. Press the CV key again and use the keypad to enter the value for CV17 from the Digitrax 4-Digit Address Calculator.

8. Press the CV-WR key to write the data value to CV17.

9. Press the CV key, using the keypad enter 18.

10. Press the CV key again and use the keypad to enter the value for CV18 from the Digitrax 4-Digit Address Calculator.

11. Press the CV key, using the keypad to enter 29.

12. Press the CV key again and use the keypad to enter 038.

13. Press the CV-WR key to write the data value to CV29.

14. Press the EXIT key when finished programming to return to normal operations.

14. Turn Track Power Off and then back On to power cycle the decoder.  Power cycling the decoder allows the CV values to update.

15. Select the new 4-digit address and verify proper operation of the locomotive.

 

 Programming a 2-digit address with a DCS50/51

 

1. Place the locomotive to be programmed on the layout.

2. Turn on track power.

3. Select address 4-digit address that was previously programmed into the decoder by pressing LOCO, 4-digit decoder address, LOCO.

4. Run the locomotive back and forth to make sure you have control over the locomotive.

5. Press the PROG key until OPS appears in the display.

7. Press the CV key, using the keypad enter 01. CV1 is the same as AD1.

8. Press the CV key again and use the keypad to enter the value for AD1.

9. Press the CV-WR key to write the data value to AD1.

10. Press the EXIT key when finished programming to return to normal operations.

11. Turn Track Power Off and then back On to power cycle the decoder.  Power cycling the decoder allows the CV values to update.

12. Select the new 2-digit address and verify proper operation of the locomotive.

 

 

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