With the Zephyr it could not read the WOWSound decoder however with the PTB added it got the type right off, took 2 tries for the basic and sound panes, and 3 tries for the write followed by a read. I hope this helps. Digitrax has released a product called the “PR3 Xtra”. Again, there were no problems with ops mode writes. In the real world, engineers control the speed and direction of real trains. If you encounter any issue updating your DT throttle, the IPL update process can be repeated to resolve any issues.

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Insulate the unused function leads so they cannot short to the locomotive frame or track power.

If a defect or accidental damage occurs, return the unit directly to Digitrax for service. Join The Digitrax User Group.

Speakers are wired in series. How can I connect my PR3 programming output to an existing programming track on my layout that is already set up for programming and mainline operations?

Hardware Support: Connecting to a Digitrax PR3 (Xtra)

OK, here is the revised video for your consideration. Before you send any units for repair, please take a few minutes to review our Support Options. April 25, DCC Guy. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages Always make sure you are using the latest version of DigiIPL to update your hardware.

If the failure happens during the PR3 firmware update process, it is possible that the PR3 might require factory repair. The steam decoder has 8 steam locomotives in both articulated and non-articulated configurations and selections of whistles and bells. KB Mobile Decoder Programming Overview Programming is the process of setting the configuration variables CVs in your decoder to the appropriate values that will make the locomotive perform the way you want it to.


Computer Control -> SoundFX USB Decoder Programmer (PR3) – Product Support

What are the most common applications for the PR3? Folks were only updating the throttle firmware and were not also updating the RF24 device firmware.

This command station includes an integrated PR3 device. When the PR3 is configured to act as a programmer, it is connected to a dedicated programming track via the screw terminals on the PR3.

JMRI Hardware Support – Connecting to a Digitrax PR3 (Xtra)

Be sure to select the correct COM port number that is now associated with this Dititrax in the software you are trying to use. This utility is provided on an as-is basis for users with Windows based machines configured to work with this software, and the ability to perform the setup and operation tasks detailed below. Please give your name, e-mail address, phone number and when is the best time to contact you.

So please let me know how it sounds at your end.

This method is considerably slower. There are two major situations that would require the PR3 to act as a stand alone LocoNet controller. Digitrax provides the free SoundLoader program for this purpose.


A locomotive’s performance is influenced by The PR3 lets SoundFX users download new Project sound files and even reflash the sound decoder’s firmware for latest updates. The “LocoNet termination” mode of the PR3 allows the unit to connect to other modules without needing a command station, when there is no requirement for DCC track diigitrax. I installed the same screen capture and video processing software on both my PC and iMac which hopefully will make it a lot easier. I posted a separate post here a few months ago on how to set it up so take a look at that post after reading this one.

Many of the units we receive for repair do not need any repairs at all. It ;r3 be considered as “identical” to a PR3 for all practical purposes. Of course this may change in the future if a new firmware version is released that is optimzed for these decoders. My sound decoder has a capacitor, why do I need a PX?

Our ears are very sensitive to sound interruptions so, the capacitor on your sound decoder will prevent most of these drop outs on average quality track. Jack Frielingsdorf sent in this question after my March column on the new Soundtraxx Soundcar decoder:.