KB339: Reading back manufacture codes

This article was last updated on Jan. 18, 2012, 3:06 p.m. | Print Article | Leave Feedback

I have a Zephyr and a DT400 throttle.

My locos have chips of various manufacture.

Is there a method, without dismantling the loco of reading which chip is fitted in it?


Well, we can't speak for other manufacturers, but if you take a look at the Digitrax
decoder index, you will note that many Digitrax decoders have a Manufacturer's ID of "129".

This is found by reading the value of CV#8.

Some other manufacturers also use Manufacturer's IDs, and you will need to consult their documentation for this information.

Note
: CV08 is also used to reset Digitrax Series 3 decoders and later to Factory Specifications.

This task is accomplished by writing to CV08 the data value of 8.

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