KB799: DS64 - Setting Up Routes With DS64

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How To Set Up Routes Using Your DS64

NOTE:  During this procedure the DS64 must be connected to an active LocoNet with an active command station.

1. Press and hold down the STAT button on your DS64 until the green LED begins to blink quickly. You are now ready to set up a Route.

2. To program the DS64 Route Number, use your DCC throttle in Switch mode to select a Switch Address from 1 through 8 and issue a Closed or Thrown command. This lets the DS64 know which of the 8 available routes you are setting up. This is NOT the address you use to operate the route.

3. The first switch address that you enter is called the top address. It will operate the route you have defined when you send a closed or thrown command (depending on your setup).

To set up the switch address and position that will control the operation of the route, use your DCC throttle to select the Switch Address you want to use (from 01 through 2048) and issue either a Closed or Thrown command depending on the turnout position you want to use when the Route is run.

After you select the top address and send a thrown or closed command, the STAT LED will begin to blink at a slower rate.

4. To set up the rest of the switch addresses and positions for the route, select the Switch Address (from 01 through 2048) and issue either a Closed or Thrown command depending on the turnout position you want when the Route is run.

As you select the switch addresses and send thrown or closed commands you will notice that the green STAT LED’s blink rate will increase for Switch #1, #2, #3 & #4. When Switch #5 is set up, the STAT LED will change to red and as Switches #6, #7 & #8 are set up, the red blink rate will increase.

When you reach 8 switch addresses and positions, the DS64 will automatically exit route set up and the STAT LED will go OFF.

5. To exit route set up if you want to enter fewer than 8 switch addresses and positions in a route, simply repeat the last entry for a switch address and position and the DS64 will automatically exit route set up and the STAT LED will go OFF.

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