KB49 DT400 - Can I Clear the Recall Stack?

I entered in a locomotive address by accident. Is there a way to clear the recall stack? The only way to clear a particular address that has been stored in the recall stack is to enter additional locomotive addresses so that the address in question "rolls off" the stack.

KB562 DT402 & DT400 - Programming Locomotive Addresses & other CVs

Programming the locomotive decoder with DT402 or DT400: Place the loco on the programming track 1.  Press the "PROG" key. 2. Make sure "Pg" is displayed in the bottom center of the display if you want to use Paged Programming Mode.   If not, press the PROG key until the programming mode you want to use is displayed.3. "AD2" should be displayed on the left side of the screen. 4. If you want a two digit address (01-127) use the right throttle knob and select the address you want to program into the loco.  If you want to program a 4 digit ...

KB563 DT402 & DT400 - Multiple Unit Operation Consisting

To run two or more locomotives together as a multiple unit lash up or consist controlled by a single locomotive address: Place the two or more units you wish to MU on the track. 1. Select the TOP loco (the one that will control the consist) on the right hand throttle knob. 2. Select the loco to be added to the MU on the left hand throttle knob. 3. Make sure all the locos in the consist are traveling in the same physical direction on the track (both going to the left or to the right) 4. Press the "MU" key 5. Press the "+" key 6. ...

KB564 DT402 or DT400 Series Throttle -Select a Locomotive Address to Run

Selecting a locomotive address to run on your DT4001. Place the locomotive you want to run on the track.  Turn the throttle knob you want to run a loco on slightly counter clock-wise letting the controller know you want to address that side. 2. Press the "LOCO" key 3. Select the address of the loco by entering it using the numeric key pad.,4. Press the "LOCO" key to complete address selection.

KB569 DT402 & DT402 Series Throttle Dispatching addresses or consists

Dispatching is a special feature incorporated in the LocoNet language to meet the needs of operators that wish to enforce a strict discipline in how operators gain access to locomotives during an operating session. Dispatching also lets you run consists with basic throttles that can't set up their own consists and run four digit addresses on basic throttles that only have two digit capability. It lets you have newcomers run trains on the layout without giving them access to the entire operation. When you dispatch a locomotive address or consist to your LocoNet system, you make it available to be ...

KB572 DT400 Series Throttle - Removing A Loco From A Consist

  To remove a loco address from a consist using a DT400 or DT402 Series throttle: Note: Duplex Radio throttles can remove locos from consists without the need to plug in to LocoNet.  Simplex Radio & infrared throttles must be plugged into LocoNet to remove loco addresses from consists. 1. On the L Throttle Knob, select the loco address that you want to remove from a consist. 2. Press the MU Key to enter consist mode. 3. Press the N - Key to remove the loco address from the consist. 4. The L Throttle automatically becomes active with the loco ...

KB573 DT402 or DT400 MU Adding a Locomotive to a Consist

Duplex Radio throttles (D throttles), do not have to be plugged in to add loco addresses to consists. Simplex Radio (R throttles) and Tethered/Infrared throttles must be plugged in to LocoNet to add loco addresses to consists.  To set up a consist using your DT400/DT402 Series throttle: 1. Select the loco address of the TOP loco on the R Throttle Knob. 2. Select the address of the loco you want to consist to the TOP loco on the L Throttle Knob. 3. Move the two locomotives into position. The locomotives can be headed in either direction. They can be adjacent to each other ...

KB574 Consisting, Which is the TOP locomotive?

Digitrax defines the TOP loco as the loco on the R Throttle Knob at the time when the MU add is performed.  This will be the locomotive address that controls the consist.

KB577 DT400 - Playable whistle on F2 button

  Q:  I have read in some of the model magazines that the F2 button on the DT400 is a pressure sensitive playable whistle button. I have not noticed any difference in sound with the F2 button on my DT400. Is there some way to determine if this feature is present on my throttle? A:  Most Digitrax DT400 and all DT402 series throttles have the capability of implementing the playable whistle feature when used with Digitrax sound decoders.Prior to the release of Digitrax sound decoders this feature was considered as an experimental throttle feature and was not fully documented. Once Digitrax released ...

KB593 Throttle Knob-Not Responding

Q:  I have three engines lashed together. The sound is coming through . However when I turn the knob there is no response. The engine in the window is blinking and there are two stationary dots above A:  If you are using a DT300 series or DT400 series throttle, make sure that the Track Status Indicator dot in the upper right of the display just below the right throttle knob is on solid.  If it is not on at all Track Power is OFF.  If it is blinking, Track Status is in Idle and the throttle knobls will not move the locos.  To ...

KB87 DT400 series Loco Key

The LOCO Key is used for selecting loco addresses on to the throttles so that the address is controlled by the throttle. Sometimes people call this “assigning locos to throttles.” DT100, DT200, & DT300 series throttles used the SEL or SET/SEL Keys for this throttle task.

KB100 DB150 - Track Power On and Off with a DT400 series throttle

How To Turn Track Power On and Off with the DT400 series throttle Turn track power on: Press the PWR Key, then press the Y + Key and the Track Power Indicator on your DT400 series display and on your command station will come on solid. If the track power indicator is blinking, press the Y+ key again to make it solid. Turn track power off: Press the PWR Key , then press the N - Key . The Track Power Indicator on your DT400 series and on your command station will go off. To Exit: Exit PWR mode by pressing the ...

KB628 Performing factory decoder reset using Digitrax DCS100 & DT400 series throttle

Overview:To reset locomotive electronics to factory defaults the user must set CV08 to a value of 08. It is recommended that this procedure be performed on the dedicated service mode programming track using direct mode programming.* Note: This is the only programming procedure that we recommend using the programming track for. All other programming should be performed on the main track using Operations mode programming.Procedure:1. Place the DCC equipped locomotive on a dedicated service-mode programming track.* Note: The rails of this track should be connected to the PROG A & PROG B outputs on the DCS100 command station.2. Set the ...

KB661 DT400 Slot=Max Error Message

Does your throttle say slot=max ?This means that the system's capacity to handle operating locos is full. The DCS100 can run up to 22 or 120 addresses at the same time. If you have the slot=max message, be sure that all locos that are not running are released from throttles or set DCS100 OpSw 44 to closed to increase the number of address slots available to 120. The DCS100 command station that comes with all Genesis, Empire Builder and Chief series starter sets are set with a factory default of 22 slots.  So, once you begin to operate significantly more locos, you may need to ...

KB679 Adding Radio and IR to a Big Boy Starter Set

Can I add Radio and IR to my Big Boy?Yes.Adding radio and/or IR to Big Boy is the same as adding it to any other existing Digitrax layout or Digitrax Starter Set. Digitrax offers InfraRed, Duplex Radio and Simplex Radio systems for wireless operation. Any combination of these wireless methods can be used on the same layout at the same time.Infra Red Wireless OperationAll current Digitrax throttles are Infrared capable (InfraReady) in that they come from the factory equipped with the IR emitters required to send IR information to LocoNet. To use this functionality, you only need to add one ...

KB680 Can I add Radio and IR to my Zephyr Xtra?

  Can I add Radio and IR to my Zephyr Xtra?Yes.Adding radio and/or IR to Zephyr and Zephyr Xtra is the same as adding it to any other existing Digitrax layout or Digitrax Starter Set. Digitrax offers InfraRed, Duplex Radio and Simplex Radio systems for wireless operation.  Any combination of these wireless methods can be used on the same layout at the same time.Infra Red Wireless OperationAll current Digitrax throttles are Infrared capable (InfraReady) in that they come from the factory equipped with the IR emitters required to send IR information to LocoNet.  To use this functionality, you only need to ...

KB728 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttles - Controlling Functions For Locomotives In A Consist

Even though an individual locomotive is part of a consist and you can’t control its speed and direction separately from the consist, you can still control its function outputs independently as follows:1. Press the LOCO Key and select the address of the locomotive that is a part of consist for which you want to control functions.2. Press the LOCO Key again to select the loco address to your throttle. The speed value will show “cn” to remind you that you can only control functions on the loco and not its speed.3. Use the steps described above to turn on or ...

KB729 DT400 Series Throttles - Function Controls

The DT400 can control Functions 1 - 12.Note: DT400 can access F0-F12 when used with the DCS50 Zephyr or DCS100 Super Chief command station. DT400 can only access F0-F8 when used with a DB150 Super Empire Builder command station.To enter Fn (function) mode:1. Determine which throttle you want to control functions on and make it the active throttle by single clicking the throttle knob or by turning the throttle knob a couple of clicks.2. DT400’s numeric keypad is always active in function mode during normal loco operations. When the mode indicator on your DT400 shows Fn, simply press any number ...

KB730 DT400 Series Throttles - Make F2 Latching or Non-latching

DT400 Series Throttles - Make F2 Latching or Non-latching The F2 button on the DT400 is meant to control locomotive whistles and horns, so it is configured to be "momentary" or non-latching.  This means that the key will activate the horn or other function for as long as you hold the key down and stop when it is released. This was done to facilitate the use of a playable whistle in sound decoders. If you are not using F2 for this purpose on your layout, you can change the way the F2 key on the throttle works so that it latches on and ...

KB731 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttles - Locomotive Direction Control

DT402 & DT400 Series Throttles Locomotive Directrion Control There are two ways to change the direction of the locomotive address from the DT402 and DT400 Series Throttles:Double click the Throttle Knob to reverse the direction of a locomotive running on that throttle:1. Double click the Throttle knob that is controlling the locomotive. Press down on the knob quickly two times (2 distinct key presses within 1/2 second).2. The locomotive selected on that throttle will change direction.3. Repeat the process to reverse again, etc.4. Double clicking the R Throttle knob will reverse only the locomotive running on that throttle. Double click ...

KB732 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttles - Emergency Stop (Entire Layout)

To stop everything on the layout, press the PWR Key followed by the N - Key while the track power is on. This will turn track power off and will cause all locos to stop. Press the PWR Key followed by Y + Key again and the locomotives will start running again at the same speed they were running prior to STOP mode. To exit PWR mode, press the PWR Key or the EXIT Key.

KB733 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttles - Emergency Stop - Local

DT402 & DT400 series throttles have two ways of doing an emergency stop. When you use Emergency Stop, the deceleration rate programmed into the decoder will not have an effect and the stop will be immediate.Local Stop Press the EMRG STOP Key to stop the loco that is active in the throttle display. To resume operation, use the throttle knob associated with that address to increase the loco’s speed.Press the EMRG STOP Key again to stop the loco that is associated with the other throttle on the DT400 or DT402 series throttle. To resume operation, each operator must use their throttle to set ...

KB734 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttle - Bring Locomotive to a Complete Stop

Bring Your Locomotive to a Compete Stop Turn the Throttle Knob that the loco address is selected on counterclockwise until the speed display shows 00 and the loco stops moving. This lets you slow down your loco and stop it in a prototypical manner.If you have set up deceleration for the loco and you move the throttle knob to 0% speed, your loco will slow down and come to a stop at the programmed deceleration CV value.   We strongly recommend that you run your locos with the factory default of no deceleration until you are familiar with your system. If ...

KB735 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttle - Locomotive Speed Control

DT402 & DT400 Series Throttle - Locomotive Speed Control To control the speed of a locomotive:1. Select the loco address on either throttle2. Turn the throttle knob clockwise to increase speed and counterclockwise to decrease speed or3. Use the Y + & N- Keys to increase and decrease speed.The % of full speed will be displayed in the text line of the display on the L or R side depending on which throttle is controlling the loco. The % of full speed will also be displayed on the bar graph above the text area in the display.If a loco address is ...

KB736 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttle - Stealing and operating a stolen loco address

Stealing is  also known as Forcing An Address Selection or SharingIf you try to select a loco address that is already selected on another throttle the DT400 will display “Steal?=Y” in the text area. This is a safety interlock to prevent operators from taking control of locos that are already selected on other throttles. Occasionally it is necessary to override this interlock to gain control of a loco that is “lost” for whatever reason. This override is called stealing & can result in having a single loco address selected on two different throttles at the same time.To steal an address ...

KB737 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttles - Recalling a Locomotive

DT402 & DT400 Series Throttle-Locomotive Recall The DT402 & DT400 Series Throttles store the last 4, 8,or 16 unique loco addresses used by the throttle in a recall stack; your throttle defaults to a 4 address recall stack.  Users often discover this feature when taking their throttle for use on another Digitrax railroad; they plug their throttle into the new LocoNet and discover their own locomotive addresses are still in their throttle.  The presence of stored locomotive addresses may make operations on your railroad easier.For example if you have your throttle set up for an 8 deep recall stack and the last 8 ...

KB738 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttles - The SEL Message & Selecting An Address

DT402 & DT400 Selecting and Running A Locomotive If a throttle knob does not have a locomotive selected when you make it active by turning or pressing the L or R Throttle knob or Reverse Key, flashing “SEL” will appear in place of the locomotive address in the LCD display. This is a prompt for you to select a locomotive on that throttle. 1. Choose which Throttle (L or R) you want to use to run a locomotive.Make it the active throttle by turning it a 1/4 turn in either direction or by single clicking the throttle knob. If there ...

KB739 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttles - Fn Mode

Function or “Fn” mode is the default mode for the DT402 & DT400 throttles because it is the mode that runs your trains.In Fn mode, the throttle knobs, reverse direction keys and Y+/N- keys are used to control locos.  The numeric keypad is used to access functions for the currently active loco address.  In Sw Mode, the keypad is used to operate track switches. This means that you can continue to control your trains while turning on and off functions and operating turnouts.If a throttle has a locomotive address selected, the associated loco icon and direction indicator will be lit. In ...

KB740 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttle - Track Power ON & OFF

DT402 & DT400 Series Throttles Track Power ON and OFF When track power is on: The Throttle's Track Power Indicator is on solid (small dot in the top line on the right side of the LCD)   Command Station TRACK STATUS indicator is lit   and Command Station OFF LINE indicator is off To turn track power on: Press the PWR Key and the LCD will display a screen similar to this: Press the Y + Key to turn on track power. Press the PWR Key again to exit Power On/Off Mode. You may also press any other key to go directly ...

KB741 DT402 & DT400 Series Numeric Keypad

There is a numeric keypad on the DT402/DT400 throttle.  The numeric keys on the keypad are primarily related to the throttle mode shown in the LCD’s mode indicator area, but can be used for numeric entry and function control in other modes. For example, when the command station is in the Function Mode Fn, the numeric keys are used for function control. When the command station is in the Locomotive Mode,Lo, the numeric keys are used to enter loco addresses. When the command station is in the Switch Mode is Sw, the numeric keys are used to enter switch addresses.In ...

KB742 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttle EMRG STOP Key

Your DT402/DT400 throttle comes from the factory set for “Local” Stop. When you press the EMRG STOP Key , the loco address that is active on your display (the one with the blinking smoke) will stop.When you press the EMRG STOP Key again, the loco address on the other throttle of your DT400 will stop.You can use the OPTN t Key to change the EMRG STOP to “Global” Stop.With global stop option enabled, pressing the EMRG STOP Key will stop all locos on the layout and you will see the throttle's track power indicator blinking on and off.To resume operations, press ...

KB743 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttle Enter Key

The ENTER key is used to complete the current throttle task and return to Fn mode for normal operations.

KB744 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttle Exit Key

The EXIT Key is used to exit the current throttle task without making changes. Pressing this key will usually return the DT402 and DT400 series throttles to Fn mode for regular locomotive operation.

KB745 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttle CLOC, "c" Key-Clock Display or closed

The CLOC, "c" Key is used to toggle between displaying and not displaying the current fast clock time. It is also used to issue c (closed) commands when the throttle is in Switch mode.In the case of turnout control:c=closed, when a "c" command is sent, the turnout is set for the main line with routing through the straight leg of the turnout.

KB746 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttle OPTN, "t" Key- Option or thrown

The OPTN t Key is used to enter the Option Mode to set throttle and system options. It is also used to issue t (thrown) commands when the throttle is in Switch mode.In the case of turnout control:t=thrown, when a "t" command is sent, the turnout is set for the diverging route through the curved leg.

KB747 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttle PWR Key-Power

The PWR Key is used to enter power mode for turning layout power on and off. Once you press this key, you will be prompted to use the Y+ key to turn power on or the N- Key to turn power off.  The PWR Key is also used to turn on and off the flashlight feature. The flashlight LED will be on as long as you hold down the PWR Key.

KB748 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttle BACK Key

The BACK key lets you go back one step.

KB749 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttle FIND Key

The FIND Key is used in conjunction with a layout instrumented for Digitrax Transponding and locos or cars equipped with transponders to find the location of those pieces of rolling stock on the layout.

KB750 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttle EDIT Key

The EDIT Key is used to enter the Edit Mode for editing the fast clock, routes, signaling, etc. It is also used to status edit decoders while in locomotive address selection mode.

KB752 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttle DISP Key-Display or Dispatch

The DISP Key is used both for displaying programming information and dispatching loco addresses.

KB753 Throttle Knob Response: Ballistic and Straight Line Tracking

With ballistic tracking, the faster you increase or decrease turning the throttle knob, the faster the data changes in the throttle. When ballistic tracking is enabled, so are typematic keys. With typematic keys, when you press and hold the Y +or N - Keys, the values will continue to increase or decrease without having to do a separate key press for each increment.With straight line tracking each movement of the throttle knob causes a fixed rate of change. When you use straight line tracking, typematic key action is off. This means that you must press each key once to cause ...

KB754 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttles Y (+) & N (-) Keys

The DT402/DT400 Throttles include two multipurpose keys.The Y + and N - Keys are used: To turn track power on and off   To increase or decrease loco speed   To link and unlink locos during MU’ing   To accomplish tasks using system editors These two keys can be set up to act in two different ways:Repeating: so that if you hold a key down it will continue to increase or decrease step by step until you release the key. This option is active when your throttle is set up for ballistic tracking. Your DT402/DT402 throttles are shipped from the factory ...

KB755 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttle Direction Reverse Keys

The L & R Direction Reverse Keys change the direction of travel of the loco on the related throttle when the throttle is in Fn (Normal Operation) Mode. The R Direction Reverse Key changes direction of the address on the “R” or Right Throttle. The L Direction Reverse Key changes direction of the address on the “L” or Left Throttle.  You can also reverse the locomotive by double clicking the throttle knob.

KB756 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttle SWCH Key

The SWCH Key is used for entering switch control mode. Once this key is pressed, you will be prompted to select a switch address and issue a thrown or closed command. Switch control mode is used in normal operation for operating turnout machines and in set up mode for setting up option switches in the throttle and command station.

KB757 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttle MU Key

The MU Key is used to enter consist or multiple unit (MU) set up mode.Once the MU Key is pressed, you will be prompted by the throttle to use the Y+ Or N- Keys to add locos to or remove locos from consists (MUs)

KB758 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttle Function Key

The FUNC Key is used to enter function control mode. Function control mode is the default mode for normal locomotive operation with the DT402/DT400 Series Throttles. Press this key during any throttle task to return to normal loco operation mode with function controls active on the numeric keypad.

KB759 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttle L & R Semaphore Indicators

The L & R Semaphore Indicators are used when cab signaling is implemented on the layout. These semaphores offer three indications:

KB760 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttle Tetherless Indicator

The tetherless indicator shows when your throttle is using either infrared or radio communications.

KB761 DT400 Track Power On-Off-Stop Indicator

The DT400 display LCD includes a small star shaped dot which indicates the status of the track power. No indicator = System track power is OFF (Press PWR followed by N-)Indicator On Steady = System track power is ON (Press PWR followed by Y+)Blinking Indicator = System is in “STOP” and track power is ON (Press PWR followed by Y+ and Y+ again)

KB762 DT400 Function Display

The DT400 includes an LCD information display.  This display includes information about the active functions of the selected locomotive. The functions 0-12 which on or off for the currently active loco address are displayed on the top line of the LCD. The functions for the active throttle (the one with blinking smoke) are displayed. To view the function status of either throttle, simply press the throttle knob to display the active functions for that throttle.

KB763 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttle L & R Speed Bar Graphs

Each throttle has a bar graph located above the text area of the LCD. Each bar graph indicates the speed setting of the L & R Throttles graphically from a single dot (0% throttle) to 20 dots (full throttle).  This is useful when the text area is showing information other than speed.

KB764 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttle LCD Text Area

The Text Area of the LCD consists of the eight characters in the middle line of the display. This is where information like locomotive speed, decoder status, turnout position, fast clock, text prompts, messages and programming data are displayed.

KB765 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttle L (Left) & R (Right) Throttle Display

The DT402/DT402 series throttles have displays which give you information about the performance of your railroad.The decoder address selected on the L Throttle is displayed on the bottom line of the LCD to the left of the Mode Indicator. The decoder address selected on the R Throttle is displayed on to the right of the Mode Indicator. The address can show as either the 2-digit or the 4-digit decoder address. If no address is selected the display will show “SEL.” If a 2-digit address is selected (00-127), the display will show two or three digits. If a 4-digit address is ...

KB766 DT402 & DT400 Mode Indicator

The mode indicator, located at the bottom center of the LCD, shows the DT402/DT400 series throttles' current mode of operations. The DT400 automatically defaults to the Fn mode & returns to this mode whenever the EXIT Key is pressed. The Mode indicator usually shows what the numeric keys are associated with. For example, in Fn mode, any entry on the numeric keypad will affect functions. In Sw mode, keypad entries will change turnouts and in Lo mode, entries on the keypad will enter loco address numbers, etc.

KB767 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttle Smoke Icon

The Smoke Icon is located just above the Loco Icon. Both the L & R Throttles have a smoke icon. If a loco is selected on either throttle, the Loco icon will appear beside the address of that loco. If nothing is selected, there will be no Loco icon and the address area will show SEL. The blinking smoke icon indicates which throttle is currently active (having its function states displayed in the top line of the LCD). Since both throttles must share the keypad, only one at a time can have access to the keypad and function controls. The ...

KB768 DT402 & DT400 Series LCD Direction Indicators

On the DT402 and DT400 series throttles, the direction indicators are located in the LCD Display directly below the Loco Icon. There are separate indicators for the L (left) and R (right) throttles. If the arrow points to the front of the loco, the throttle is in the forward direction. If the arrow points to the back of the loco, then the throttle is in the reverse direction. If there is not a locomotive selected on a throttle the loco icon will not appear.Note: These direction indicators are for DCC equipped locos only. They will indicate direction based on the ...

KB769 DT402 & DT400 Series LCD Loco Icon

On The DT400 and DT402 series throttles, the L & R Loco Icons are used to indicate whether an address is available for selection. A blinking loco icon means that the address is available for selection and a steady loco icon means that the loco address is currently selected or in use by another throttle.

KB770 DT402 & DT400 Series Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)

The DT400 has an informational liquid crystal display (LCD).The display shows: Mode Indicator   Track Power Indicator   Tetherless Indicator   Text Area   Throttle Addresses (L & R)   Throttle Direction (L & R)   Loco Icons (L & R)   Smoke Icons (L & R)   Functions 0 - 12, active throttle only   Bar Graph (L & R)   Semaphore Indicator (L & R), not currently implemented

KB771 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttles L (Left) & R (Right) Throttle Knobs

Digitgrax refers to the throttle knob on the left side as the L Throttle and the throttle knob on the right side as the R Throttle. This corresponds to the L & R that appears on the throttle. The throttle knobs on the DT400 use “encoders.” They give very smooth, fine speed control. In 128 speed step mode it takes four complete rotations of the knob to go from stop to full speed. When you select a locomotive that is already moving on either throttle knob, that throttle will continue to run the locomotive at the same speed and in the ...

KB772 DT400 Throttle Overview

The DT400 and DT400R are full function hand held throttles that include 2 independent throttles and a common keypad to control up to 13 functions (0-12), turnouts and programming.The DT400 offers wireless infrared remote operation used in conjunction with a UR90 or UR91 Receiver Unit.  The DT400 requires a 9 volt battery for infrared operation; the DT400 does not require a battery in normal walkaround operation. If you do not install a battery, the throttle display will be off while you are unplugged from the system. The DT400R offers wireless radio remote operation when used in conjunction with a UR91 ...

KB773 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttles How to Select & Run a DCC Equipped Loco

How to Select and Run a DCC Locomotive Using a DT402 or DT400 Series Throttle 1. Activate the throttle's left throttle knob “L” by turning it a 1/4 turn in either direction or by clicking the throttle knob once. The left side address will begin flashing. If nothing is selected on this throttle it will flash “SEL”.2. Press the LOCO Key. The left side of the display will begin flashing. The illustration above shows the LCD display just after you press the LOCO Key to select an address on the L Throttle when nothing has been selected on that throttle before and ...

KB774 DT400 How to Run an Analog Loco on Address “00”

'It is possible to operate one conventional DC locomotive at Address 00.  In many cases, this is the first locomotive that beginners use when they first get their command control system.  In other cases, this locomotive is one which cannot be easily converted to DCC.  Regardless, although it is possible to use your Digitrax system in this way, it is not a recommended approach.1. Place an analog locomotive (one without a decoder) on your layout.  While the analog loco is sitting still, you will hear the characteristic “singing” caused by the DCC track signal when it is applied to analog ...

KB775 DT400 Controls, Buttons and Knobs

The DT400 and DT400R are full function hand held throttles that include 2 independent throttles and a common keypad to control, up to 13 functions (0-12), turnouts and programming.

KB776 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttle Display Basics

The DT402 & DT402's screens are an LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) that is designed to show you what you are controlling with the throttle.  It also facilitates programming and other features of the LocoNet system. 1. The handheld has two throttles called the left throttle (L) and the right throttle (R).2. There are two direction indicators. One for the L throttle and one for the R Throttle. If the direction indicator is lit, and there is smoke over the loco icon there is an address selected on that throttle.3. The direction indicator with blinking smoke indicates which throttle is currently active. The ...

KB777 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttle Basic Operation

1. Plug the DT402 & DT400 series throttle into any functioning Digitrax LocoNet System or other LocoNet compatible system and you are ready to go! You can use any LocoNet jack on your system.2. First, you will see the DT402 or DT400 version number screen: This screen shows the throttle's software version number. It is displayed for a few seconds each time you power on the throttle.3. Next you will see the power indicator screen: This screen indicates the power available to the throttle. When you are plugged in to LocoNet, this value will be between 9 & 15 volts. When you ...

KB778 DT400 Series Throttle Turning Track Power On & Off

The track power indicator on your DT400 shows whether track power is on or off. If the track power indicator is lit then track power is on. There is also a Track Power indicator on your command station.To Turn Track Power On:If the Track Power Indicator is not lit, turn track power on as follows:1.  Press the PWR Key2.  Press the Y + Key and the Track Power Indicator on your DT400 display and on your command station will come on solid. If the Track Power Indicator is blinking, press the Y+ Key again to make it solid and turn ...

KB779 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttle Layout Connection

The DT400 can be connected directly to the LocoNet port of your command station or to any Universal Panel of your LocoNet system.

KB780 DT400 Features and Specifications

DT400 is designed to maintain a close similarity in function & feel with Digitrax DT300, DT200, & DT100 series throttles. This family resemblance makes it easy to add new throttles to your Digitrax Command Control System and be able to use them in ways similar to the existing throttles that you are already used to. DT400 can be used with any Digitrax LocoNet System or other LocoNet compatible DCC system.   User friendly Multi-line Backlit LCD with easy to read icons and messages.   Prompts in the display guide you every step of the way. To make operation easy and ...

KB220 Selecting another locomotive at speed

What happens when I select a loco that is currently running at a different speed than the throttle is set to? example... running loco 'a' at half speed then switch to loco 'b' does loco 'b' suddenly change speed to half throttle? (which is the last position the knob was indicating for loco 'a' this would make for a nice crash if I planned on backing loco 'b' out of a siding, and it goes forward instead at 50% right into a bumper) You're right, when switching the loco 'b', the newly selected locomotive would be commanded to operate at ...

KB332 DT402 & DT400 Series Throttle Basic Operation and Quick Start Guide

These are the basic DT400 and DT402 series throttle operating instructions designed to get you “up and running” quickly and to minimize your “frustration level” as you learn to use the throttle.   Turning Track Status On and Off To run your layout you must be sure track power and track status are both ON.  Follow these steps with your DT400 or DT402 series throttle to do this. Press the "PWR" key on the bottom left side of the throttle. The words “+ON  -OFF” will come on in the display. Press the “Y +” key quickly and you should see the ...

KB367 DT400 - Erratic Behavior

I have a DCS100. I do not understand why my DT400's speed increases (all the way up to 99) sometimes when I plug it in. Also, sometimes the Loco number (when selected when this is taking place) will increase too. There is no control enabled when this is taking place. If I plug in a DT100 it operates normally. One of the buttons on the DT400 may be stuck, leading to this behavior. Take a look at the control panel of the DT400 and you will probably see this stuck button since it will not be in a fully returned ...

KB430 DT400 - Strange Locomotive Lights

The headlights of my locomotive aren't acting properly. If you can’t control the operation of the lights in your locomotive with the DT400 (in default 128, or 28 speed step mode), be sure that the decoder is programmed in advanced 28 speed step mode. Do this by programming CV29 with a decimal value of 06.

KB434 DT402 & DT400 - EXIT Key

  If your DT402 or DT400 display isn’t showing you what you expect based on the manual, press the EXIT Key to return to normal operating mode-Fn. Then try the throttle task again.

KB948 Retired Digitrax Products Continue To Work With New Products on LocoNet

I own a Digitrax Starter Set that is now discontinued. Can I still use it and can it be upgraded?LocoNet lets you use all Digitrax LocoNet components in your system no matter when you purchased them. You can continue to use what you already own with new components as they become available. Note:  This will work with all starter sets except for Challenger. If you have a Challenger Set and you want to move up, the best thing to do is to purchase one of the new sets and use the DB100 series booster that came with your Challenger as ...

KB438 Customizing the DT400 Option #F

Option #F sets the radio frequency used by the throttle when in radio mode. This setting is x0A. This value is informational only, users are not able to change this value.

KB447 DT400 - Changing Throttle Option Settings

To change DT400 Option Settings 1. Consult the Throttle Option Setting Tables found in the DT400 manual to determine which settings you want to make for each of the 6 available options. 2. Press the OPTN t Key and the display will show: 3. The right side of the display will show the current value for OP#1. The default setting for OP#1 is x01. Notice that these values are entered in hex format. The “x” in front of the value lets you know to expect to use hex numbers. Pressing the throttle keys will not change to decimal values in this ...

KB448 Key & Knob Clicks - DT402 & DT400

  DT402 & DT400 can be set to click each time you press a key or turn one of the knobs. Some users prefer this auditory feed back and others don’t. DT402 & DT400 throttles are shipped with key & knob clicks enabled.

KB451 DT402 & DT400 - Throttle Option 2 Default Decoder Status & Tetherless Operation

Throttle Option 2Throttle Default Decoder Status 128/28/14 speed steps Each DT402/DT400 can be set up to operate new decoders selected by that throttle as any decoder status code you choose. New decoders are defined as decoders that have not been selected in your system. Your throttle's default setting is to operate decoders that are 128 speed step capable, so when a new decoder is selected the throttle automaticaly assumse that all decoders selected are that 128 speed steps. If you operate mostly decoders that are only able to recognize 28 speed steps, you can change this setting.Tetherless Operation Mode Each throttle can be set up with radio ...

KB453 DT402 & DT400 - Low Battery Power Indicator

While it is running as a tetherless throttle, the DT402 and DT400 R and D versions automatically check the power available to the throttle each time a battery is inserted and each time it is plugged into or unplugged from LocoNet. The battery's voltage will be displayed in the text area of the throttle briefly each time the throttle is plugged in or is unplugged from LocoNet. When you plug in to LocoNet the number displayed will be the power provided by LocoNet. This value will be between 9 & 15 volts. Other characters will also be displayed in the LCD depending on ...

KB454 DT402 & DT400 Battery Installation

For normal tethered operation, DT402/DT400 throttles do not need a battery. If you want to use your DT402/DT400 as an infrared or radio throttle (R & D version), you must install a 9 volt battery.  You can use rechargeable batteries.DO NOT USE ANY OTHER TYPE OF BATTERY-AA BATTERIES DO NOT WORK. When you install the battery, the throttle will report the battery voltage and then display Idle. Once you plug in to LocoNet, the throttles will begin operating infrared and Ds and Rs will begin operating as duplex and simplex radio throttles. We recommend that you remove the battery from throttle if it is unplugged ...

KB455 Route Basics - DCS100 or DCS200

You can use your DT400 series throttle with a DCS100 or DCS200 to set up routes that are triggered by operating a single turnout address to make it either c (closed) or t (thrown). Setting up and operating routes is similar to consisting locomotives because you can cause more than one unit to operate based on a single command sent to the system. We call the turnout address that other turnout addresses are “consisted” to, the TOP address. To operate a route, use Sw (Switch) mode to select the TOP turnout address in the route and move it to either closed or ...

KB456 DT402 & DT400 - Fast Clock Operation

Many operators use a fast clock during operating sessions to simulate prototypical operations. Traditionally, the fast clock is on the wall in view of the train operators; it is set up to run at a faster than real time so that an operating session can simulate prototypical operation on a compressed time scale. LocoNet has its own networked fast clock for all Digitrax throttles connected to your system. The fast clock display is a 4 digit 12 or 24 Hour format clock. To display the fast clock simply press the CLOC c Key. The fast clock display will remain active while ...

KB457 DT402 & DT400 Switch Mode - Turnout & Switch Operation

  What is Sw (Switch) Mode? Switch mode is used by throttles for sending commands to accessory decoders and for changing option switches in your LocoNet system. The most common use of switch mode is for operating turnouts.Switches are either thrown or closed.To change the position of a switch or turnout: 1. Press the SWCH key to enter switch mode. When you enter Switch mode, the throttle knobs & direction keys continue to control the loco addresses running on the throttle. Loco speed is displayed on the bar graph and loco direction is displayed on the direction indicators for each ...

KB458 DT402 & DT400 - Read Back CVs

The DT402 & DT400 can program and readback CVs with the DCS100 or DCS200 (Super Chief) or the DCS51 or DCS50 (Zephyr). You must use the programming track for this unless you are using Ops Mode with transponding installed to allow for Ops Mode readback.  Infrared and simplex radio throttles must be plugged in to LocoNet to read back CVs & their values.  Duplex radio throttles do not have to be plugged in for reading back CVs.Systems with a DB150 command station (Super Empire Builder) are not able to read back CV Values programmed into decoders. To read back CV values: 1. Place the decoder ...

KB459 DT402 & DT400 - Busy or Fail Message During Programming

A  “Busy” message during programming means that the system is temporarily busy.  Simply try the task again.  When the system is no longer busy, you will get a “Good” response. A  “Fail” message during programming means that there is a problem with the locomotive on the programming track.  Check to be sure the loco's wheels are making good contact with the programming track.  Make sure that the decoder is properly installed in the locomotive.   Make sure the connections to the programming track are secure.  Make sure the programming track is powered. 

KB460 DT402 & DT400 - Operations Mode Programming

Ops Mode programming, also known as "Programming on the Main" lets you change the configuration of an individual decoder while the locomotive is on your railroad without having to move it to the programming track.Operations mode programming lets you program CVs in DCC locomotives equipped with Ops mode capable decoders while they are on the mainline. A typical use for Ops mode programming would be to change the acceleration rate (CV03) or the deceleration rate (CV04) of your locomotives to simulate the weight and braking capability of the train to compensate for changing the number of cars or power units on a ...

KB461 DT400 & DT402 - Programming CVs other than address

In addition to the locomotive address, there are different Configuration Variables (CV's) that have been defined to handle many characteristics you might want to use for your locomotives. These include operational characteristics such as acceleration, headlight functions and others. The manual for each decoder type has a complete listing of CVs that are available in specific decoders, what they do and the suggested values for each CV. Simpler decoders have few CVs while advanced decoders may have many different CVs 1. Place the decoder equipped locomotive you want to program on the programming track If you are using operations mode ...

KB462 Hex Display & Decimal Display - DT400 Series Throttles

All CV values except for 2 digit and 4 digit addresses can be displayed as either decimal or hexadecimal numbers by the DT400. When you are using the L Throttle knob to browse through CVs 002 through 255, you will use the R Throttle knob to set the CV value you want to program.By default, the DT400 displays the CV values as decimal numbers 000-255 (nnn). To view the numbers as hexadecimal simply press the R throttle knob and you will see the CV value change to the hex equivalent of the decimal. Hex numbers are displayed as xnn. For ...

KB464 DT402 & DT400 - Programming Mobile Decoder Addresses

  Duplex Radio Throttle do not need to be plugged in to LocoNet to Program Decoders.  Simplex Radio & Infrared throttles must be plugged in to LocoNet to program CVs on the programming track. Ops Mode Programming can be done without plugging radio throttles in to LocoNet. IR throttles must be plugged in for Ops Mode Programming. 1. Be sure that only the loco you want to program is on the programming track. If you are using operations mode programming, the loco you want to program can be anywhere on the layout but it must have a decoder that is ...

KB475 DT400 Series Throttle - Operations Mode Read-Write

  Q:  How can I write and read the Configuration Variables of Mobile Decoder on the mainline using the DT40x Throttle? A:  Operations Mode Programming, also known as Ops Mode, lets you program a locomotive decoder's CVs while it is on the main line. With the addition of transponding in Ops Mode, you can write and read back CVs in DCC locomotives equipped with most modern decoders while they are on the mainline. Some older decoders before Extended Packet Format was used are not able to do this.For example: A typical use for Ops mode programming would be to adjust an engines ...

KB486 PM42 - Programming Op Switches with a DT400 series throttle

Q:  How do I program the PM42 Option Switches (OpSw) with a DT400 throttle? A:  The PM42 OpSw settings are used to set up the PM42, adjusting the trip current, short circuit management (including sensitivity), and/or auto-reversing. Note: The factory default setting on all PM42 OpSws is “thrown” or “t”. Follow the steps outlined below to program the OpSw settings of the PM42 using the DT400 series throttle with any Digitrax command system. 1) Connect the PM42 to a DCS50, DCS51, DB150, DCS100, or DCS200 with a standard LocoNet cable. 2) Connect the PM42 to an external power source; Digitrax ...

KB492 Programming DCS100 and DCS200 Option Switches with a DT400 Series Throttle

Note:  These instructions are the same for DCS100 & DCS200 (DCS200 omitted for clarity).1. Refer to the DCS100 Option Switch Table to decide which option switches you want to change. Also note that there are special instructions for OpSw's 36, 37, 38, & 39. 2. Move the MODE toggle switch on the front of the DCS100 into the "OP" position . The LocoNet Railsync will go inactive & all other boosters plugged in to LocoNet, including the one that is built into the DCS100, will shut down. 3. Disconnect LocoNet from the DCS100 you are configuring. 4. Connect your DT400 ...

KB510 DT400 Series - Throttle Clicks

Q: I have a Digitrax DT400 throttle. The left speed knob accelerates the locos at one speed unit per "click". However the right knob accelerates at three speed units per "click". How can I change the right knob to one unit per click? Each rotation of a throttle knob on the DT400 series throttle generates 24 clicks.  Digitrax supports 14, 28 and 128 speed step operation in decoders; each click on a DT400 series throttle knob is related proportianally to the number of speed steps used by the decoder. So, for a 128 speed step decoder each click is approxiamtely 5.33 speed steps.Perceived throttle ...