KB570: Releasing An Address From A DT40x series Throttle

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When you are finished running a locomotive address, release if from your throttle so that it is available for other throttles to select and run.  This also clears slot space in your command station to allow other addresses to be run in the system. 

Note:  Simplex Radio & Infrared Throttles must be plugged in to LocoNet to release an addresses from your throttle.  Duplex radio throttles can release an address from your throttle without being plugged in to LocoNet.

To release an address from a throttle:

Use the throttle to set the locomotive's speed  to zero.

While the loco's address and speed information is displayed on the LCD, press the LOCO Key to go into select mode. This will release the address from your throttle immediately.

The address will begin to flash in the LCD display. If you wish to make the address available as a dispatched loco address, press the DISP Key to dispatch the address on the throttle and the locomotive will be released to the system and marked as a dispatched address. The LCD in your DT400 series Throttle will show SEL.

If you press the LOCO Key again, the throttle will begin flashing the address you just released. You can re-select that address by pressing the LOCO Key or you can use the throttle knobs or keypad to browse to a new address and select it instead.

Note: Releasing a locomotive address from your throttle is not the same as dispatching it for a utility throttle to run.

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