Product Support for: Throttles -> Simplex Radio Equipped Utility Throttle with 4 Digit Addressing (UT4R)

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The UT4R is designed for simple radio control of trains and their functions. Operators worldwide told us what they wanted in an affordable, easy to use "operator's" throttle and we made their dreams come true. The UT4R is perfect if you're looking for a "traditional" style throttle. They are ideal for operating sessions and are great for novice users as well.

16 Articles Found for UT4R

KB119 UT4R - InfraRed Operation

Will the UT4R operate on an Infrared System also as well as a radio frequency? Yes, the UT4R & DT400R will operate on IR systems as well as radio systems.

KB378 Can the UT4 throttle be converted to a UT4R or UT4D?

  As of 2017, UT4 throttles can only be converted to duplex.  Digitrax discontinued simplex radio upgrades due to lack of parts. This radio retrofit must be done at the Digitrax factory because of FCC rules. Please complete the form in the warranty section of the website and send it in with your throttle.  Be aware the long cord will be cut off to 12", no exceptions.

KB199 UT4 - Battery Storage

My club uses UT4R radio throttles. At the end of the session they ask that the battery be reversed in the throttle housing to "extend battery life". This effectively reverses the polarity of the battery in the throttle. Is this step necessary? Is there any drain on the battery when the throttle is not in use? If there is a drain, should the battery then be removed for storage? So my question is: How should you store a UT4R so as not to drain the battery when the throttle is not being used? The throttle batteries will indeed drain if ...

KB214 UT4 - Throttle ID?

Can the UT4 or UT4R be set to have its own unique throttle ID like the DT300/DT300R and DT400/DT400R? There are several uses for this functionality, including it being useful when looking at logs of LocoNet traffic from PanelPro/DecoderPro when trying to diagnose problems and identify potentially faulty throttles. This from A. J.: Each UT4 has a unique ID programmed as serialization at manufacture, and is distinguishable from DT400's etc. The UT4 has values of EX1 as {x74/x75} in the LocoNet messages with EX2 equal to the unit factory serial number.

KB243 UT4 Throttles Overview

The UT4 series, UT4, UT4D & UT4R are "traditional" style throttles.  The UT4s were developed from a specification submitted by Digitras users through the Digitrax Yahoo group. These throttles were designed by operators for operators.  They are also great for beginners because of their intuitive controls and reduced feature set. By not offering all the bells and whistles, beginners can run your railroad without accidentally changing settings that might cause problems.   Works with any LocoNet compatible system   4-Digit addressing   Functions F0 - F12 for lighting and sound decoder operation   Direction switch with center brake position   ...

KB93 Hold On To Your Throttle

Q:  I am looking for a wrist or neck strap for a UT4R/UT4D to prevent dropping unit. Can you help with a source? A:  It is really hard on the throttles when you drop them on the floor.Here's a handy tip from Zana: Take the throttle cord and loop it with a rubber band and hang it from a Digitrax show lanyard (any other lanyard will do in a pinch).   You can also install hooks on the fascia of your layout for holding throttles with looped cords.I have also seen customers glue things to the back of the throttle for ...

KB21 Differences Between Simplex & Duplex Radio Operations

What is the difference between Simplex and Duplex wireless operations and what are the advantages of each?The Digitrax DT400R, DT402R and UT4R throttles operate at the 916.5Mhz radio frequency.  These throttles both use the UR91 for radio communication.  The DT402D and UT4D operate at 2.4Ghz.  They require the UR92 for radio communication. The move to Duplex is meant to improve radio operations and add radio range.  Simplex (UR91) and Duplex (UR92) can operate on the same layout without any issues or interference with each otherWith duplex radio: You’ll select and run your locomotives without plugging in.   You'll dispatch locomotives ...

KB16 Which Throttle works with which Universal Panel, UR90(IR), UR91(Simplex Radio) or UR92 (Duplex Radio)?

The following chart indicates: Which Digitrax throttle (DT400, DT400R, DT402, DT402R, DT402D, DT500, DT500D, UT4, UT4R, and UT4D) Works with which LocoNet interface throttle panel (Universal Panel, UR90, UR91, and UR92) Under which types of communication (Tethered, IR Mode, Simplex Radio, or Duplex Radio). Throttle Interface Chart Throttle UP Panel Tethered UR90 Tethered UR90 IR Mode UR91 Tethered UR91 IR Mode UR91 Simplex Radio UR92 Tethered UR92 IR Mode UR92 Duplex Radio DT400 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No DT400R Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No DT402 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes ...

KB158 UR91 Discussion

Here at the Tech Support Depot, it has been our goal to improve operators' understanding of the Digitrax system of model railroad command control. We often see thoughtful words from others who are not employed by Digitrax that still have an in-depth understanding of the product line. Here, Doug Stuard talks about the UR91; these words originally appeared on the Yahoo Groups Digitrax discussion list, and are used here with his kind permission. UR91 and Throttle Antenna The UR91 antenna is the pair of 3" wires that sprout from the PC board that are arranged in a "V" similar to ...

KB45 Duplex Radio, Simplex Radio & Infrared-How do they work together?

The ability of a variety Digitrax throttles to work together on layout equipped with a variety of wireless technologies is part of the beauty of LocoNet.  With LocoNet, it is simple to add components to the system and have all of them work together. Digitrax infrared throttles will operate on any layout equipped with UR90 infrared receivers, UR91 simplex receivers and/or UR92 duplex transceivers.  All of these panels are equipped with infrared receivers.  All current model Digitrax throttles have infrared emitters that will work wirelessly with any panel that has an infrared receiver.  All current Digitrax throttles can also be used ...

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 ...

KB913 Adding Radio or IR

Adding duplex radio, infrared or simplex radio to your existing Digitrax system is simple because of LocoNet.InfraRedYou probably already own a DT300, DT400, UT4 or DT402 series throttle. All of these are "InfraReady." These all come with two IR emitters pre-installed. All you have to add for IR operation is one or more UR90 Infrared Receivers to your layout. Most layouts require multiple UR90s because the infrared signal is line of sight. This means that your receiver will need a sight path to the throttles.Simplex RadioDigitrax throttles with an "R" at the end of the part number are simplex radio ...

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 ...

KB313 250 Square Feet Layout

  I have an "M" shaped 250 square foot layout with 500 feet of track and twelve locomotives. What Digitrax equipment would I need? You don't say what scale this railroad will be modeled in, which is important since the locomotives in smaller scales draw less current than larger decoders. However, for purposes of estimation: Twelve Locomotives. Each locomotive is going to draw, at the very least, 5 MA for the decoder. If it has LED lights, then it will typically draw 15 MA more; conventional light bulbs will draw 50 MA. A typical H0 locomotive will draw 600 MA ...

KB72 Cajon Pass, Salt Lake & Santa Fe RR

I am putting the finishing touches on my 10 x 20 foot H0 railroad. It is a copy of the Cajon Pass, Salt Lake & Santa Fe RR by John Armstrong (#86 in the 101 Track Plans by Linn Westcott) [Kalmbach Publishing, ISBN 0-89024-512-6; still in print]. I have decided to go with DCC and my local hobby store recommended Digitrax. The layout is in my basement, I will be the only operator, the plan has 54 track switches (34 NJ International twin coils and 20 Tortoise turnout motors). Can you give me an idea as to what equipment I ...

KB987 General Command System Troubleshooting and Tools

This article stops in a strange place??  We need to find the rest of it and split it up into meaningful chunks.  Also needs meta stuff Troubleshooting in General:Regardless of the guides, manuals, tips, suggestions, experts or whatever, troubleshooting can occasionally degenerate into a vast chasm of darkness and confusion.  It would be impossible to cover all the areas that have, can or may cause problems. This is a general guide to identifying and resolving problems with Digitrax Complete Train Control.  Keep Good Records:Although it may seem to be a pain while setting up your Digitrax system, keeping layout records ...