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Re: Choice of DCC system
« Reply #210 on: December 12, 2019, 10:53:13 AM »
I use a digitrax throttle into the loconet port, works like a dream



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Re: Choice of DCC system
« Reply #211 on: December 12, 2019, 01:32:06 PM »
Is that a multiMaus and if so did you go for a wired one or the wireless flavor? If it's wired does it connect to the Loconet or XPressnet port?
I got the WLANMAUS wireless version in a bundle with the DR5000. I had a quick look at the manual for the wired multiMaus (I could only find the German edition online, weird) and it says it's compatible with XPressnet, I'm assuming with an RJ12 connection.

One thing though that struck me as odd - the throttle takes 3 AAA batteries and there's no charging port. It seems a little old-school nowadays, I'd have expected at least a USB charge capability.

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Re: Choice of DCC system
« Reply #212 on: December 12, 2019, 02:52:18 PM »
I got the WLANMAUS wireless version .....

One thing though that struck me as odd - the throttle takes 3 AAA batteries and there's no charging port. It seems a little old-school nowadays, I'd have expected at least a USB charge capability.

Or, you could see it as instant charge when the throttle runs flat.  Use rechargeable AA's, have two sets and a charger, and when the batteries go flat, swap over and carry on running.  Much better than a 2 hour wait for a USB charger to do its business !   

Its also not stuck with maker-specific and thus either expensive, or unobtainable, replacements when the batteries start to age. 


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Re: Choice of DCC system
« Reply #213 on: March 01, 2020, 11:46:08 AM »
DR5000 question, once it is set up does the pc have to stay connected. I do not have a Windows pcso would need to borrow for the setup and then give it back!
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Re: Choice of DCC system
« Reply #214 on: March 01, 2020, 01:58:48 PM »
Yes once setup you donít need a pc for it to be used I plug in a digitrax handset to the dr5000 or use withrottle on my iphone



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Re: Choice of DCC system
« Reply #215 on: March 01, 2020, 02:22:53 PM »
Thanks, that makes life easier, wouldn't be popular if I kept nicking my wife's laptop.

 

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