KB265: DB150 Option Switch Setup
This article was last updated on Jan. 16, 2012, 3:54 p.m. | Print Article | Leave Feedback
The DB150 has many customizable system operation options that you can set.
The DB150's power up defaults are fine for most applications and the DB150 will run just fine right out of the box.
These options are provided for those individuals who want more flexibility in setting up their operations.
The factory default setting for all DB150 option switches is t or thrown except for 5, 17, 25, 33 and 34 which are closed ("c").
Changing DB150 Option Switches
1. Consult DB150 Option Switch Table to determine which DB150 option switches you want to change.
2. Move the right toggle switch on the front of the DB150 into the OP position.
The LocoNet Rail Sync will go inactive & all other boosters, including the one that is built into the DB150 will shut down.
3. Disconnect LocoNet from the DB150 you are configuring by unplugging it from the DB150's LocoNet Jack A &/or B.
4. Connect a DT throttle directly to either DB150 LocoNet Jack A or B.
5. Press the MODE Key on the throttle to enter Sw (Switch) mode. Since the DB150 is set for OP or Option Switch setup mode, switch commands from a DT throttle will now change the option switch settings inside the DB150 & NOT turnouts or other accessories on the layout.
6. Use the throttle knobs to dial up the option switch that you want to change. The option switch number will appear in the left side of the display and the right side of the display will show either c or t to indicate the current state of the option switch.
7. To change the current state of any option switch press the L Reverse Key for thrown (t) or the R Reverse Key for closed (c).
See Related Article below for special instructions when using Option Switches #36-#39.
8. After setting the DB150's Op switches, move the DB150's mode switch to RUN. Remember to re-connect LocoNet by plugging it back into Jack A or B.
Do not adjust option switches which are identified as "Reserved" since this may give unpredictable operations