KB1036: DCS240 Indicator lights

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The DCS240 uses different combinations ofthe PWR, PROG, NET, TRACK STAUSand USB indicator to provide a visual indication.  The indicators can show what mode the DCS240 is in as well as errors and indications.

 

Indications

Meaning

PWR GREEN winking off every 
3 seconds as a “Heartbeat” 

The DCS240 is powered on in Command Station Mode, Normal Operation Mode. 

PWR RED winking off every 3 
seconds as a “Heartbeat” 

The DCS240 is powered on in Booster Only Mode, Normal Operation Mode. 

PWR off blinking on GREEN or RED every 4 seconds 

The DCS240 is in SLEEP mode. (GREEN = Command Station Mode) (RED = Booster Only Mode) 

PWR flashing RED, all other indicators off 

Input Voltage out of Range 13.8V to 24V DC. 

PWR flashing GREEN 

DCS240 Internal fuse blown, replace fuse. 

PWR RED or GREEN winking off 2 times every 4 seconds 

The DCS240 is in Safe Operation Mode. Check your power supply to make sure it is appropriate for your track voltage settings. 
(GREEN = Command Station Mode) (RED = Booster Only Mode) 

PWR flashing GREEN alternat- ing with PROG flashing RED 

The DCS240 is in Options Switch Mode. 

PWR flashing alternating GREEN/RED once a second 

The DCS240 is overheated and has shutdown. 

PWR flashing GREEN alternat- ing with NET flashing RED fast 

The DCS240 is updating IPL firmware Via direct USB connection. 

PWR flashing Green alternating with NET flashing RED slow, about once a second 

The DCS240 is updating IPL firmware Via LocoNet

PROG blinking RED 

The DCS240 program output is active. 

PROG flashing RED fast con- tinuous 

Program output is active via SoundLoader II or other soft- ware. 

PROG blinking RED slow, once a second 

DCS240 is in EZ Routes mode. 

USB lit BLUE 

USB is enumerated and connected to a computer responding with proper drivers. 

USB lit BLUE, winking off 

USB is receiving data over USB. 

TRACK STATUS is lit 

Indicates there is power to the track. This indicator will be GREEN or different shades of Yellow/Orange depending on Zero Stretching. 

NET indicator Solid RED on 

LocoNet OK. 

NET indicator Solid on RED, wink off 

DCS240 detects a valid LocoNet message. 

NET indicator off 

DCS240 detects a low voltage on LocoNet

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