Q: How can I configure the DS54 for block occupancy detection?
A: Any DS54 input can serve as a block occupancy message generator.
All that is necessary is to activate a DS54 input with a device that can detect the presence of a train within a specific area/location.
The DS54 input can respond to a number of different block occupancy devices including the BD1, BD4, and isolated contacts.
The following drawings indicate two different methods (wiring schematics) for the connection of devices to the DS54.
The upper drawing Is for isolated contacts and the lower drawing is for BD1 or BD4 devices.
The following two charts indicate operating criteria and CV settings for block occupancy detection and LocoNet messaging.