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Programming Decoders; Writing Cv's; Address Search; Power Requirements - Märklin Central Station Bedienungsanleitung

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7.3.2 Restoring a Configuration (Restore)
When you restore the configuration, all of the settings in the
Central Station at that time are replaced by the settings in the confi-
guration file.
• Select „Restore Configuration" from the screen menu.
• Using the „Search" control surface, select the desired file that you
would like to restore.
• Start the transmission by pressing on the „Send" button.
• The configuration data in the Central Station are deleted and re-
placed by the data in the file. After that, start up the Central Station
7.3.3 Resetting the Access Code
Here you can reset the access code back to the factory setting
„00000" in case you have forgotten the code. Follow the instructions
on the screen.
7.4 Computer Control Software
The Central Station has a communication protocol for the connection
to external computer control programs. Ask your software provider
whether and when his software will support the communication pro-
tocol from the Central Station.
Due to the many possibilities, the communication protocol is incom-
patible with already existing interfaces. A software update on the
computer side is therefore obligatory and necessary..

8. Programming Decoders

Programming is the changing of decoder properties electronically, for
locomotive as well as turnout decoders. Decoders with mechanical
dip switches (the older types) cannot be programmed.
All decoder properties are stored in internal, consecutively numbe-
red memory locations. Each memory location can have a number
and can be changed again and again. They are therefore defined as
variable. They are used to configure the decoder properties, hence
the term „Configuration Variable", abbreviated CV.
Prohibited or incorrectly set values can cause the decoder to mal-
function or function not at all.
Change decoder settings only when you understand the
effects of these changes. Incorrectly configured decoders
will no longer work right.
The most important CV values are given in the operating instructions
for locomotives.
The following applies when carrying out programming work: Place
only one locomotive at any time on the programming track – see also
Section 2.2.4.
All of the specified program modes can be used in one universal,
graphic programming window.
• Open the „Setup Menu".
• Open the window „Decoder programming".
The following window will appear:
a) CV number to be read or programmed
b) New decimal value to be written
c) Binary display of the value entered in b)
d) Control surface „Write"
e) Number block for entry
f) Locomotive address sent during the search
g) Address search

8.1 Writing CV's

• The GO button must light up green.
• In field a) enter the number of the CV you would like to write.
• Enter the new value for the CV in field b). This can be entered
either in decimal with the help of the number block or in binary by
means of the 8 Bit box. Bit 0 is all the way to the right here,
and Bit 7 is all the way to the left.
• Press on the control surface d) „Write".
• You will hear a light clicking noise. The new data are now being
sent to the locomotive.
• If the write procedure fails, „error" or „no loco" will be shown on
the screen. „No loco" means that no locomotive was found on the
programming track.

8.2 Address Search

The address search is used to find the address for older decoders
with DIP switches. The Central Station tests all 255 possible addres-
ses, starting with Address 1, and stops when the address for the
locomotive is recognized.
For the address search, we recommend highly
that you make the programming track at least
70 cm / 28" long and put track bumpers at both
ends, since the locomotive will immediately begin
to run when its address has been found. Or, use
the roller test stand recommended on Page 26!
Carry out the address search only on a locomotive
that is on the programming track. If you try to do a
search on the layout, the Central Station will stop
the process and write instead in field f) „no loco".
• The GO button must light up green.
• Press on the line g) „Find Address".
• The Central Station will begin the search. In the process it will
change the line „Find Address" to „Cancel". The word „wait"
appears first in field f), and the search starts immediately after
that. The addresses, starting with 1, are counted until the address
for the locomotive on the programming track is recognized. The
locomotive will immediately start running after this and will stop
again after a short period of time. The line „Cancel" is changed
back to „Find Address". The last address remains in field f) until a
new search is started.

9. Power Requirements

The power output for the layout can deliver a current with a maxi-
mum of 3 amps, when the 60052 / 60055 transformer is used. The
maximum power is therefore about 45 to 48 VA. The programming
track is supplied with a maximum of 1 amp. When this limit is
reached, the Central Station will switch to emergency halt. This ope-
rating problem can be corrected by reducing the power requirements
on the layout. The following list of power requirements will help you
compute your overall power requirements:
Single motor locomotive in operation
Sound effects circuit
Smoke generator
Light bulb
Turnout mechanism
If the power supplied from the Central Station is not enough over
time, then the layout must be divided up into areas of equal size in
terms of the power consumed. Each of these areas is then supplied
with power from the Central Station or from a Boosters. The power
supply to these layout areas must be electrically separated from each
other (third rail insulation for H0, separation of the rail in 1 Gauge
connected to the red wire from the Central Station and the Boosters).
5 - 10 VA
(1 Gauge up to 20 VA)
5 - 10 VA
2 - 5 VA
1 - 2 VA
5 - 10 VA
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