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Pro Cab / Power Cab Function Keys

The behavior of the function / sound buttons on a cab are not defined by the DCC system but rather the decoder in the locomotive. To find out what button does what function, or triggers a certain sound on your locomotive, read the documentation that came with the loco, consult the company's website or contact them by phone. 

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Page 27 of the Ph-Pro system Manual /   Page 24 of the Power Cab Manual

The behavior of the keys on the Power Cab and Pro Cab cannot be modified. By design the horn key is momentary, all other keys are on/off latching.

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The numbers on the display match the buttons on the cab.

Example: 5 on the display means you pressed the 5 / F5 button on the keypad .

If your locomotive decoder is not programmed to respond to 5 / F5 then it will do nothing.

Current status of Function keys above 6 are not on the normal display. The standard cab display only has enough room to show functions 0 to 6. To see a complete list of all 28 functions use the "EXPN" key - This button toggles the Full Function key display on and off

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Use the regular Keypad to access functions F0 to F9.

EXTENDED FUNCTION CONTROL (F10 - F28)

To access function F13 through F28  hold down the SHIFT key then press the HEADLIGHT (or the 0) KEY once or twice.

Pressing HEADLIGHT will display “F10 through F19 on the bottom line of the cab. Releasing the SHIFT key and pressing a digit will toggle that number plus ten. For example: Pressing 6 will toggle F16, with the display then returning to normal. 

The standard cab display only has enough room to show functions 0 to 6. To see a complete list of all 28 functions use the "EXPN" key - This button toggles the Full Function key display on and off

Pressing HEADLIGHT a second time will display “F21 through F28” on the cab. Pressing a digit with this display will toggle that number plus twenty.

Pressing HEADLIGHT a third time will return to the F10 through F19 display.

Pressing  Prog/Esc at any time will abort the operation.

If you find holding down the SHIFT key and then pressing HEADLIGHT inconvenient, program the OPTION key to a value of 122  and use the OPTION key instead of  SHIFT+HEADLIGHT.  Click here to program the Option key

 

The standard cab display only has enough room to show functions 0 to 6. To see a complete list of all 28 functions use the "EXPN" key - This button toggles the Full Function key display on and off

 

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