KB505: Command Station Audible Beeps - DCS100, DCS200, DCS240, DB150

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The DCS100, 200, 240 and DB150 use several beeps and clicks that can be used as diagnostic tools that will help you debug a number of error conditions.

 

DCS100/200 Audible Sounds

1 Beep           DCS100/200 has powered on successfully or has sent a programming command.

3 Beeps         A loco address has been "purged" due to non-use. This is informational only and is normal.

4 Beeps         Booster short circuit shutdown. Fault Alarm.

6 Beeps         Command station already present in system. When two command stations are operating on the same system, you may experience unexpected results.

7 Beeps         DCS100/200 CMOS battery low condition. Battery should be replaced as soon as possible. See Section 8.0 for CMOS battery replacement instructions.

8 Beeps         Memory ECC/checksum fail. This indicates that the local CMOS memory has been corrupted and was reset automatically. This is a technical diagnostic.

9 Beeps         DCS100/200 transmit failure, there is a device blocking proper message action on LocoNet.

16 Beeps       Software timeout failure. No action is required, the unit will resume operation.

Continuous Soft clicks        Low input power supply voltage. If the DCS100/200 input voltage falls below about 9.5V DC or 8V AC while operating, the DCS100 will emit a series of continuous soft clicks until the low voltage condition is corrected.

 

DB150 Audible Sounds

1 Beep           DB150 has powered on successfully or has sent a programming command.

3 Beeps         A loco address has been “purged” due to non-use. This is informational only and is normal.

5 Beeps         Booster short circuit shutdown. Fault Alarm.

6 Beeps         DB150 has been powered up as a command station in a system that aleady has an active command station.

9 Beeps         DB150 transmit failure, there is a device blocking proper message action on LocoNet.

16 Beeps       Software timeout failure. No action is required, the unit will resume operation.

Variable Clicks         OPSw 41 is Closed. Diagnostic clicks will soundwhen a valid LocoNet command is received.

 

DCS240 Audible Sounds

1 Short Beep           Diagnostic Beep when OPSW41='c', LocoNet commands incoming.  In EZ routes mode, indicates a switch has been                                   saved. During operation, the DCS240 has recovered from a fault

2 Short Beeps         Initial DCS240 Power on or DCS240 had a purged loco address

3 Short Beeps         Entered quick routes mode

4 Short Beeps         Booster short circuit shutdown

5 Short Beeps         Route Error, looping route

8 Short Beeps         Route Error, Maximum switch commands issued

1 Long Beep           In EZ Routes, initial Route ID saved

2 Long Beeps         In EZ Routes, route saved and exit EZ Routes

3 Long Beeps         When pressing the LocoReset Button, all loco addresses purged from the system. LocoPurged from system

4 Long Beeps         Input Voltage is out of range 13.8V to 24 V DC

 

 

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