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DIgitraxx Zephyr Extra DCS 51 Issue
« on: August 22, 2014, 11:47:05 AM »
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I have the Digitrax Zephyr "Extra" and have been having problems with the thottle, wanted to know if anyone else was too.

Whenever you are running a train, and turn the throttle down to zero or "Stop"  the train slows down but never stops.  It keeps going at a slow speed until you reverse the direction and turn the throttle up.  Then it will very promptly change direction and keep going.  There is no way to stop the train without killing track power.

At first I thought this was a decoder problem, but it does it to every single engine I put on the track.  I next plugged my DT400 into the loconet port on the back of the DCS 51, and running the train with the DT400, I had perfect control.  It appears the problem is within the throttle itself on the DCS 51.

I have performed the option switch reset a couple of time and it hasn't fixed the problem.  Any ideas?

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Re: DIgitraxx Zephyr Extra DCS 51 Issue
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2014, 10:23:28 PM »
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Not a perfect solution but moving the direction switch to the center "Brake" position should stop the engine.
You might want to contact Digitrax about the problem.

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Re: DIgitraxx Zephyr Extra DCS 51 Issue
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2014, 10:27:15 PM »
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Is there a chance the throttle knob came loose?
Is there some sort of set screw that you might be able to tighten up?

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Re: DIgitraxx Zephyr Extra DCS 51 Issue
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2014, 08:47:55 PM »
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Have you tried contacting Digitrax? Let us know what you finally find that cures your problem.
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Re: DIgitraxx Zephyr Extra DCS 51 Issue
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2014, 09:59:57 AM »
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Switching the direction switch to the "Brake" position doesn't stop the train.  I contacted digitrax and will be sending the unit back to them.