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The DT500 Advanced Super Throttle gives you direct control of two locos at a time with all the powerful features and flexibility serious model railroaders demand. The DT500 is designed to handle nearly every aspect of layout control.

13 Articles Found for DT500

KB427 DT400, DT402, DT500 Series Tetherless Operation - LocoNet ID Change

If you are operating in a show environment where there are other model railroads operating which use Digitrax wireless throttles, you must insure that your railroad's LocoNet ID is different from others that are also present. Your throttle will log on to the LocoNet ID offered by compatible infrared or radio receiver it sees when plugged in to LocoNet. The default LocoNet ID is 00. It may be necessary to change the LocoNet ID if more than one club is operating in close proximity at a train show so that the commands sent by one club will not interfere with ...

KB1049 Digitrax Query Mode

Digitrax Query Mode: The new generation of Digitrax Advanced Command Stations and other new products from ~October 2016 onwards include some convenient new self-diagnostic and external diagnostic capabilities and methods, to help keep LocoNet systems and devices healthy and working optimally, without requiring additional tools. The DCS240 and DCS210 Advanced Command Stations include “Query Mode” diagnostic information that can be interrogated or read-out using enhanced capabilities of DT500 throttles. Advanced Command Station Query information is grouped into six broad groups of data/diagnostic information displayable by a DT500/DT500D: “Lnt”: LocoNet Device Type/product info “ELE”: Device Electrical information, voltages/currents, etc. “Lnt”: LocoNet ...

KB112 Reset Procedure for Mobile Decoders

CV08 is the factory reset CV for all FX3 decoders and also the Manufacturer ID CV for all decoders. This procedure is performed on a programming track. To reset all CV values to their factory default, program CV08 to a value of 008/x08 while the locomotive is on the programming track. To reset all CV values except for 28 step speed tables to their factory values set CV08 to a value of 009/x09. Earlier Digitrax decoders must be reset manually, CV by CV. This procedure may or may not work with other manufacturer's decoders. When you "read" the value of ...

KB412 Battery Compartment Cover

If you break or lose the battery cover for your DT500 series, DT402 series, DT400 series, DT300 series,DT100 series, or UT series you will need a replacement cover. This part is now available from Digitrax through your dealer.

KB341 Bachmann DCC Turnouts

To program Bachmann's E-Z Command® Decoder-Equipped DCC Turnouts follow these steps: 1. Connect the turnout (or wye or crossover) to a powered section of track (Rail A & B)2. Verify Track Power is on.3. Press and hold the programming button of the E-Z Command® turnout/wye/crossover until switch toggles twice (release programming button).  The turnout is now in programming mode. 5. Press Switch button on the Throttle. 6. Select the desired address on the Throttle (1-100 for this device). 7. Press OPTN button if using a DT40x or DT500 series Throttle, the CV-WR key then the EXIT key on a DCS50/51 ...

KB315 Resetting Super Chief

There are times, when all else has failed, that it is best to simply start over. To reset Super Chief, you can use the Chief's option switches to start fresh. *Special Instructions for DCS100 Op Switches 36, 37, 38, & 39 For Op Switch #36-#39 to work properly:   In this example, a complete reset will occur (Option Switch 39). 1. Place the DCS100's MODE toggle switch on the DCS100 in the Center OP position 2. Press the SWCH key on the DT400/DT402/DT500 3. Press 3 and then press 9 4. Set the OpSw of choice to c by pressing the ...

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 ...

KB1019 OPS Mode Programming Sound Decoders - Tsunami, ESU, BLI etc.

OPS Mode Programming Soundtraxx Tsunami Sound Decoders      This article was originally written for Soundtraxx Tsunami decoders.  It will also work for other manufacturer's sound decoders.   The individual CVs that make up an address will need to be programmed individually. These CVs are AD1, CV17, CV18 and CV29. AD1 is the Primary (short address) Default 03, Acceptable Values 1-127 CV17, CV18 are the two CVs that make up the Extended (long address), Acceptable Values 128 - 9983 CV29 is for Decoder Configuration. Values are 06 for 2-digit and 38 for 4-digit addressing. There are many other values that ...

KB67 BDL168 - Setting Up Board ID

When the BDL168 is connected to LocoNet, it will communicate coded detection information to the system. If you wish to report BDL168 status to LocoNet and attached devices or computers that can interpret these messages, you will probably want to set up a unique board address for each BDL168. This is done so that the BDL168 Board ID does not conflict with the Board ID of other devices on the railroad. Board addresses can range from 01 to 999. It is recommended that you make a record of the addresses you use for all devices connected to your layout. Setting ...

KB159 Lots of Locomotives, Few Operators

  My layout is in N scale, with an 85 foot double track main, a 12 track storage area, small yard, and engine facility. The layout measures 10 X 14 with two helices. There are a total of 34 engines, many of which are with their trains in the storage area. All of the already made-up trains (11) have two or three engines on them, ready to be brought up via a helix to run on the railroad. Currently, the road is divided into six parallel blocks (DC); 12 blocks in all. In the future, I plan on adding a ...

KB328 Editing Routes

To go to the Edit Routes (Er) mode using DT400/DT402/DT500 series, you must pass through the clock editor: 1. Start in Fn mode. Press the EDIT Key to enter Edit Mode. Press the EDIT Key again to enter Ec (Edit Clock) mode. Press the EDIT Key again to enter EF (Edit Fast Rate) mode. Press the EDIT Key again to enter EA (Edit Alarm) mode. Press the EDIT Key again to enter Er (Edit Routes) mode. The DT400's display will show the following screen when you enter the Edit Routes mode. This display shows: Er (Edit Routes) in the Mode ...

KB1063 IPLing and Track Power with the DT602/D

IPLING From time to time the latest DT602 family throttle firmware will be updated and will be posted on the product support page.  These updates may slightly modify the DT602's operation, based on customer feedback/requests and priority support issues discovered. If you are happy with the operation of your DT602, and have no issues or new features you may want, it is not required to perform an available update. All DT602 family throttles should only be firmware updated or IPL'd while plugged directly into a working LocoNet. The Digitrax provided DMF file for field updating DT602's can be used for IPL of any ...

KB1048 Digitrax Command Control - The Future Is Now (2016 version)

Digitrax Complete Train Control By Zana & A.J. Ireland Digitrax Complete Train Control makes reliable, realistic train operation and simplified layout wiring a reality. Digital Command Control is incorporated within the Digitrax system to let you control multiple trains independently on the same section of track without blocking. In the real world, engineers control the speed and direction of real trains. Engines operate under their own power independent of the track. Each engine has its own motion characteristics like how fast it speeds up (acceleration) and how long it takes to slow down (deceleration). A locomotive's performance is influenced by ...