Common Cab Questions

Each cab MUST have a unique Cab address. The address range is based on which DCC System is being used.

To reset any NCE throttle including the Powercab hold down "select loco" key  while plugging in, release button. You can now read or change cab address. To make no changes press enter. with the cursor blinking, select new address then press enter, or use 00 to reset the cab to factory defaults. Press enter.

Cab address range is based on which DCC System is being used.

 DCC Twin Valid Cab Id’s are:  2- 7 for throttles. Use 8, 9, and 10 for cab bus devices. Locos  programmed using the DCC Twin will be set to 3 and 4 short DCC addresses.Default cab addresses on the  DCC twin for Cabs are 0 and 1.If you add a second DCC Twin, it needs to be set to slave mode.

 The Powercab is a 2 amp system. Default Cab Id is 2. Valid Cab Id’s are: 2, 3, 4, and 5. Note** Cab  Id 5 is only available with firmware 1.65. Cab Id’s 6 are 7 reserved. Use 8, 9, or 10 for cab bus devices.

 SB5 – 5 Amp Smartbooster  Valid Cab Id’s are: 2 thru 7. Use 8, 9, 10 for cab bus devices.

 Power Pro System you can use 2 - 63  for throttles  

To clear possible cab id conflicts from a Power Pro command station:

 1. Prog/esc 5 times, to go to “set cmd station”
 2. Press enter 33 times, to scroll thru the menu options. The very last one is “clear all cab memory”
 3. Reboot command station
 4. Each cab will need to be plugged in one time, to register its existing cab id stored in the cab.

 RB02 - Radio Base Station can have a maximum of 16 Procabs using radio. When using radio cabs, use 2 -17 for Procabs due to limitation of display memory. All other wireless throttles can use any valid  Cab Id.  It is recommended to reserve lower slots for full size cabs.


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