Summary: Manufacturer of a complete line of DCC products – Everything from Starter Sets to function, multifunction and accessory decoders.
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2443 Transmitter Rd Panama City, FL 32404-3157 USA
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Getting started with Digitrax
For those just getting started with Digitrax products, or want a quick over view, we highly suggest reading the Digitrax primer. It reviews basics the basics of the Digitrax system so that one can easily compare with other DCC systems out there.
Manufacturer ID # 129
Digitrax offers a large number of products. Please the Digitrax Products page for details.
- Multifunction Decoders
- Function Decoders
- Accessory Decoders
- Command Stations
- Starter Sets
- Power Management
- Occupancy Detection
- Digitrax FAQs
- Digitrax Hints - Information on Digitrax products
- Digitrax Decoder Selection Guide - Help you match decoders to brands / models of engines.
- Contact Digitrax
- Firmware updates
- AR1 with Digitrax Zephyr Xtra
- Accessory Decoder
- Address Range
- Addressing Conflicts between DCC Systems
Issues are found with the following command stations:
Do not attempt to write an indexed CV with the following:
- DCS50 Zephyr
- DCS51 Zephyr Xtra
- DCS52 Zephyr Express'"`UNIQ--ref-00000027-QINU`"'
- Or a DT400 throttle used with a
Programming a decoder with a Digitrax Advanced Throttle:
- Press the PROG key
- The display will state 'Program on the top line
- The bottom line will indicate the following:
- CVNo, indicating that the selected CV will be on the left side
- The Programming Mode will be in the middle
- dAt indicating CV values will be displayed on the right
The mode is selected by repeatedly pressing PROG until the desired mode appears.
- PG: Paged Mode
- PH: Physical Register Mode
- Pd: Direct Mode
- PO: Operations Mode
Paged is Digitrax's preferred method for their decoders.
Note: If Operations Mode is selected, the command station will send the instructions to the main track outputs (Rail A & B). The other modes activate the programming outputs, if equipped. See the manual for your command station for more details.
Press EXIT to quit and return to normal operation.
The display will show the last CV and its value that were programmed. Turning the left throttle knob counterclockwise will change the display to Ad2=???, allowing a Primary address to be set. If an Extended Address is preferred, press the right throttle knob. Ad4=??? will appear
To set the desired values, press the ENTER key.
When programming an Extended address, an additional step is involved. The display will change to Ad4on?=y. Press the Y/+ key to accept this and the appropriate changes to CV29 will be made.
Other Configuration Values
When configuring a decoder using their CVs, a semaphore will appear in the upper left of the display. By turning the left throttle, the CV number can be selected. The right throttle is used to set the value. Again, a semaphore will appear in the upper right during this process.
Once the CV and its value are displayed, press ENTER to set them
Edit FAQ Related Articles: CV, CV29, Decoder Programming, Extended address, OPS Mode Programming, Page Mode Programming, Primary address, Programming Modes Related Manufacturer: Digitrax Categories: Multifunction Decoder, Programming, Stationary Decoder
Early versions of the Digitrax DCS100 had an issue with functions being reversed: Function Group 2 became Function Group 3 and vice versa.
This is a firmware issue, which could be corrected by returning the command station to Digitrax. Unfortunately, this is no longer an option as the DCS100 has reached End of Life status and parts for repair are no longer available.
Some multifunction decoders corrected this issue using a CV. Due to the age of the DCS100, more recent decoders probably don't offer this option.