Digitrax DCS210+ Option Switches

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Summary: This table contains the option switches for a Digitrax DCS210+ DCC Command Station

This table lists the default state of the option switches, as found using the JMRI Configure Command Station tool.

DCS210+ Option Switch Listing

Note: At the time this table was published, Digitrax does not publish a comprehensive list of option switches for the DCS210+. This table may contain errors as there is no validation available.

The user manual only publishes values for OpSw #2, #3, and #40. It refers the user to the Digitrax website for further information.

If an option is labelled reserved, do not change it.

DCS210+ Option Switches
Options are active when Option Switch is CLOSED
Switch Default Purpose
1 Thrown Reserved
2 Thrown DCS210+ to operate as a booster, not as a command station
3 Thrown Booster is auto reversing
4 Thrown Reserved
5 Thrown Reserved
6 Thrown Do not check for a decoder before programming
7 Thrown Reserved
8 Thrown Reserved
9 Closed Reserved
10 Closed Reserved
11 Thrown Reserved
12 Thrown Reserved
13 Thrown Increase loco purge time to 600 seconds
14 Thrown Disable loco address purging
15 Thrown Purge forces loco speed to zero
16 Thrown Reserved
17 Thrown Automatic Advanced Consists disabled
18 Thrown Extended booster short circuit shutdown time
19 Thrown Reserved
20 Thrown Disable Analog operations (Address 00)
21 Closed Global default for new locomotive: FX
22 Closed Global default for new locomotive: 28 speed steps
23 Thrown Global default for new locomotive: 14 speed steps
24 Thrown Reserved
25 Thrown Disable route echo on LocoNet
26 Closed Routes enabled
27 Thrown Bushby Bit
28 Thrown Do not send interrogate messages on power up
29 Thrown Reserved
30 Thrown Reserved
31 Thrown Fast route/switch output when not in trinary mode
32 Thrown Reserved
33 Closed Restore prior state of track power upon power up
34 Thrown Allow track to power up in Run state
35 Thrown Disable Loco Reset Button
36 Thrown Clear all multifunction decoder info and consists
37 Thrown Clear all routes
38 Thrown Loco Reset initiates "Slot Zeroing"
39 Thrown Clear all internal memory states
40 Thrown Reset all multifunction decoder info, consists, routes and Voltage Trim to Factory Default
41 Thrown Diagnostic click when LocoNet commands are received or Routes are input
42 Thrown Disable two beeps when loco address is purged
43 Thrown Disable LocoNet update of track status.
44 Closed Reserved
45 Thrown Disable reply for switch state request
46 Thrown Reserved
47 Thrown Program track is brake generator
48 Thrown Reserved
49 Thrown Allow IDLE power stat
50 Thrown Reserved
51 Thrown Reserved
52 Thrown Reserved
53 Thrown Reserved
54 Thrown Last recall speed at POR, not Zero
55 Thrown Reserved
56 Thrown Reserved
57 Thrown Reserved
58 Closed Reserved
59 Thrown Reserved
60 Closed Reserved
61 Closed Reserved
62 Thrown Reserved
63 Thrown Reserved
64 Thrown Reserved
65 Closed Reserved
66 Thrown Do not use Advanced Commands
67 Thrown Reserved
68 Thrown Reserved
69 Closed Reserved
70 Thrown Disable BB7F check for other command stations
71 Thrown No external command station disable
72 Thrown Reserved
73 Thrown Reserved
74 Thrown Reserved
75 Thrown Disable Program Track pre-charge
76 Thrown Reserved
77 Thrown After D5 commands lockout legacy SPD/fns etc.
78 Thrown Send ACK on normal switch commands

Setting an Option Switch

This proces can be done using the following methods:

  1. Throttle
  2. JMRI


  1. Set the MODE switch to center OP position. The PWR and PROG LEDs will pulse alternately.
  2. Connect a LocoNet throttle and select its switch control mode.
  3. Select the switch (Option Switch) number, then set T/Thrown or C/closed to modify the OPSW as needed.
  4. Return MODE switch to RUN position when complete


As the DCS210+ features a USB port, it can be connected directly to a computer running JMRI software.

JMRI can configure a command station and offers two methods. Consult the JMRI help pages for details.