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- 24 Oct 2009
Is there not a simple instruction booklet for DCC (LGB or Massoth)?CV57, 114, 116, 120.
Expanded special functions for F2, F3, F4, F6
An additional value of 16 to CV57 will link F2 with F1 for alternating flashing of lights.
An additional value of 16 to CV116 will link F4 with F3 for alternating flashing lights.
An additional value of 16 to CV120 will link F6 with F5 for alternating flashing lights.
An additional value of 30 to CV114 will give an electrical pulse simulation for pulsed smoke generators in the absence of a sensor. (Not for use with axle sensors - follow the instructions with your sensor)
An additional value of 31 to CV116 gives control of charging for a power buffer in programming mode. (Power buffers interfere with programming) F4 can be used to turn off the charging. Check with your power buffer documentation - I have never done anything in this area so you are on your own.
Post No.1 states clearly that this thread is NOT a 'HOW TO'.Morning all. As a beginner in digital I was reading in another thread about using a CV to check on which chip is in a loco. That is something I would like to do. However this thread does not, as far as I can tell, explain to a complete beginner how you access CVs - any CVs. Is it possible to get a quick tutorial here from someone? From the standpoint of someone who has his Massoth Navigator in his hand, but thus far has only used the keyboard buttons for basic configuration and activating sounds?
I thank you in advance!
I’m in France at the moment, somewhere on a post that I answerd for slawman I did start to explain the fundamentals, hopefully a kind sole back home in Blighty can find it at send a link to RH Prague, thanks.Morning all. As a beginner in digital I was reading in another thread about using a CV to check on which chip is in a loco. That is something I would like to do. However this thread does not, as far as I can tell, explain to a complete beginner how you access CVs - any CVs. Is it possible to get a quick tutorial here from someone? From the standpoint of someone who has his Massoth Navigator in his hand, but thus far has only used the keyboard buttons for basic configuration and activating sounds?
I thank you in advance!
CV8 is the manufacturer's code, CV7 is usually version number.I will allow someone with a Navigator in front of them to answer the specific question..
Post 12, and other mentions of CV 7... Never mention reading the value that is in it, and it is quite fundamental really..
The value returned when you read CV 7 will give you the manufacturer of the decoder. So for a LGB/Massoth decoder , you will get '123' when you read the value of CV7.
Sees what? A line of dots?I have just spent last 2 hours programming a newly fitted xl decoder an I walks in, turns on my puter and sees this..............................
Could ave programmed it in 10 mins.....................c'est la bl**dy vie..................
+++++++++++++++++++Following various threads on this esteemed forum I will start the dummies guide to digital.
This thread deals with CVs only and Massoth only. I am sure most of the information can cross over to other makes but lets keep it simple.
This thread is about CVs, for Massoth - not about HOW to change them or WHAT KIT to use. Hopefully, other threads will deal with that. It is based on the XLS decoder but I think most of it is relevant to all Massoth decoders. Please note, other manufacturers use some CVs differently.
This thread WILL BE HEAVILY MODERATED to keep it as clear and simple as practical, it may also get locked from time to time. Please feel free to add you 2 pennys worth but don't be disappointed when it is plagiarised or just deleted.
Also - I can make mistakes!
It has been suggested that I indicate the voltage levels associated with various CV values, also the degree of effect that a change would have. A laudable idea but to be honest I don't have much of a clue. I do all my adjustments by trial and error or by copying something similar. What I would say is, remember the original settings and go slowly - a small change can make a marked difference.