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What Power Cab Version do I have?

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To find the version number: From the regular loco screen on the cab: Press prog / esc 5 times to get to "Set Cmd Station" then press "enter". The first thing you see is the command station version that is what we need to know. Hopefully, you see 1.65 or 1.65B. That is the most recent version. Press PROG/ESC to go back to your normal LOC - loco screen.

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** IMPORTANT NOTE***

If you do not use more than three NCE cab or devices and you already have version 1.65, then the B version is NOT NEEDED!

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To purchase a 1.65B chip go here: https://www.ncedcc.com/online-store/Power-Cab-Firmware-Upgrade-Chip-1-65B-p39551974

1.65 and 1.65B - All throttles now have up to 6 recalls

Support for 3 external throttles - addresses 3,4, and 5

Support for 3 additional cab devices such as: AIU, USB, or Mini-Panel using addresses 8,9, and 10

New thumbwheel control of CV programming values

Easy "memory" operation of the last thrown turnout

Support for Analog Fast Clocks

New, improved USB/computer commands

Programmable ‘Pro Cab™ mode’ timeout so multiple Power Cabs™ can be used together

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The Power Cab uses cab address 2. Other cabs or cab bus items using addresses 3 and 4 are UNAFFECTED by the bug in 1.65.

1.65B published in 9/2015 fixes a bug for some users who lose cab addresses 5,8,9,10 after a command station reset. The Power Cab would revert to version 1.28. No additional features or bug fixes are part of this release. So, most users do not need it.

 

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