|This item has been replaced by UT6|
Summary: The UT4 is a traditional style throttle. Ideal for operating sessions and novice users as well. Equipped with Infrared LEDs for wireless operation using a UR90, UR91 or UR92. All of these panels have infrared receiver capabilities.
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|MSRP||79.95 USD70.90 EUR <br />59.92 GBP <br />111.90 AUD <br />101.83 CAD <br />|
|Manufacturer Part Number|
|Product URL||Product Link|
|Manual URL||Manual Link|
|Has computer interface||None|
|Firmware Upgrade Possible||No|
|Throttle Connection Methods||Wired|
|Infrared Requirements||UR91, UR92, UR90|
|Radio Requirements||UR91, UR92, UR90|
|Power method||Wired, Battery|
|Display screen size||0|
|Number of instant throttle controls||
How many trains can be controlled instantly with knobs
|Can control stationary decoders||No|
|Max Controllable Switches|
|Max Number of Controllable Functions||12|
The UT4/UT4R is the fourth version of Digitrax Utility Throttles. They are meant as a low cost, easy to operate alternative to the full feature DT series of throttles.
These throttles are obsolete, but can be found on the used market. They are compatible with current command stations and are still useful.
Both throttles can be used tetherless, or connected to Loconet. The UT4 features a long curly cord, where the UT4R (Radio) has a short, flat cable. The UT4 can communicate with LocoNet using IR. A suitable receiver is required for both throttles to operate in wireless mode.
These throttles are designed for basic locomotive operations.
- Primary and Extended Addressing
- 0001 to 0127 (Primary)
- 0128 to 9983 (Extended)
- Functions F0 to F12 (F8 – F12 not available when using IR)
- Select, Steal and Dispatch capability
Selecting an Address
Address selection is performed using four ten-position switches. Select the desired address and press the SEL key. A small status indicator between the pairs of switches changes to green from red, indicating everything is ready to go.
- If an extended address was created in the range of 0001 to 0127, the UT4 cannot access it.
Steal and Dispatch Functions
To use these functions, it is necessary to unplug the throttle from the LocoNet, press the button, and while holding the button plug the throttle back in.
Consists are selected in the same manner as a locomotive: Dial up the address and press SEL.
- The throttle cannot create consists
The large knob acts as the throttle.
Direction / Brake Switch
A small three-position toggle switch at the upper left acts as a combined Direction and Brake switch. In the center position, the brake is activated.
The UT4 will function without a battery, but for wireless operations one is required. A 9V battery can be installed under a cover on the back of the throttle.
The throttle can be put to sleep when not in use. Unplug the throttle from the LocoNet, press a function key and then change the position of an address switch by one digit. It will wake up when it reconnects to LocoNet.
- As always, if the throttle will not be used for an extended period of time, remove the battery.
- Having issues with newer Digitrax throttles, such as DT602D or UT6, only getting power using Loconet?