Computer Interface:Digitrax: PR3/PR3Xtra (PR3)
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Summary: The PR3, which was superseded by the PR3 Xtra, is a device that allows downloading of sound files or reflashing the firmware of a Digitrax sound equipped multifunction decoder. It also functions as programmer for multifunction decoders, and a bridge between USB and LocoNet.
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|Has computer interface||USB 2.0|
|Firmware Upgrade Possible|
Superceded by the PR3 Xtra, and later by the PR4/PR4 Xtra The PR3 and PR3Xtra have been superseded by the PR4
- Digitrax SoundLoader compatible
- Programs Digitrax sound projects in to SFX decoders
- Programs CVs for most DCC multifunction decoders
- LocoNet MS100 mode
- Mac OS with JMRI
- Windows XP, Vista, 2000, 7, and 8
- Requires a programming track.
It can also act as a bridge between LocoNet and a computer. It uses a USB 2.0 interface to a computer.
The PR3 is not as fast as the newer PR4.
The PR3 is a Digitrax LocoNet device which enables programming of multifunction decoders, as well as updating firmware in multifunction decoders and throttles. It also functions as a bridge between USB and LocoNet, allowing a computer to be connected to your LocoNet.
The PR3 Xtra was a PR3 packaged with a power supply. Otherwise, it is identical.
For a table of the status LEDs, see PR4 Status LEDS
This is the Initial Program Loader which is used with the PR3/PR3 to update the firmware in Digitrax products. Included with the SoundLoader software. Requires a computer running MSwindows.
Mac OS X 10.8: PR3 with OS X
The original PR3 did not come with a power supply, Digitrax recommended a maximum supply voltage of 20VDC. With the introduction of the PR3 Xtra, the voltage recommendation was lowered to 15VDC, in line with their included power supply.
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- Programming Track
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- Automatic Reverser (AR1)
- BDL162 Block Detection (BDL162)
- Quad Switch Decoder (DS74)
- LocoNet WiFi Interface (LNWI)
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- Pluggable Terminal Block Kit (PTBK)
- Some Digitrax multifunction decoders may be damaged by voltages other than those provided by the PS14.