KB383: DN163K0d Installation Instructions - Kato F40PH

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Decoder Installation instructions?? is this included in the PDF for this decoder or is it a stand alone decoder installation app note?  Z.

Carefully remove the locomotive’s shell from the frame.

2. Carefully remove the plastic plug that retains the brass motor clips and bend the brass motor clips up and away from the circuit board. 3. Slide the circuit board forward to release it from the clip on the locomotive frame and lift the board off the frame. 4. Gently lift up (about 3 or 4 mm) the brass pickup rail from one side of the locomotive, being careful not to bend it. Wrap a small piece of yellow Kapton tape (supplied with the Digitrax decoder) around the rail just to the front of the dimple (between the dotted lines in photo, right). The tape should wrap around the outside edge to ensure the brass motor clip is completely isolated from the brass pickup rail when it is reinstalled. Trim excess tape on the INSIDE edge of the brass pickup rail and reinstall it in the locomotive, lining it up over the position pin. Repeat the process for the other brass pick up rail.

5. Install the decoder between the motor clips. Press down and slide the board back to lock the board under the plastic retainer clip in the frame. 6. Make sure the Kapton tape wraps completely around the brass pick up rails. Bend the motor clips down over the pads on the decoder Reinstall the plastic plug to hold the motor clips tightly against the pads of the circuit board and the circuit board in place. If the plug is not secure, the motor will not function properly. The final step in the installation process is to add a piece of Kapton tape extending from one side of the loco frame, up and across the decoder to the other side of the frame, thereby insuring the decoder remains securely in position.

7. Place the locomotive on the track, select address 03 on your throttle and apply power. If the motor does not respond but you can control the lights, check the installation for motor short circuits. For this installation again, be sure the Kapton tape is preventing contact between the brass pick up rails and the brass motor clips. 8. Replace the locomotive shell. 9. Digitrax decoders are set up with configuration variable (CV) default values so you can run your locomotive right away using address 03.

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