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BLI diesel: do I have to reset to run on DC?

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BLI diesel: do I have to reset to run on DC?
Posted by andychandler on Saturday, March 18, 2017 9:27 PM

Is there a reset on BLI diesels, to go from DCC to DC?  thank you

Andrew D. Chandler
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Posted by rrinker on Saturday, March 18, 2017 11:01 PM

 If you bought it used, the previous owner may have set CV29 so it will only run on DCC. Out of the box, they should work on both.

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Posted by richhotrain on Sunday, March 19, 2017 5:10 AM

rrinker

If you bought it used, the previous owner may have set CV29 so it will only run on DCC.  

CV29 is multi-function, and DC operation has a value of 4. Here is the complete table of values for CV29.

Bit   Value      Function

0         0        All functions off

0         1        Reverse direction

1         2        28/128 speed steps

2         4        DC Operation

3         8        Railcom

4        16       Complex speed curve

5        32       Long Address

The values in CV29 are additive. For example, if you wish to use the long address and DC operation, then CV29=36. If you want to use the long address but disable DC operation, then CV29=32.

Hope this helps.

Rich

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