Trouble With Track Power

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Tue Mar 21 11:55:39 EDT 2023

Could there be a loose or broken wire between the box and the track that’s causing the lack of power? I’ve had that before and it’s frustrating until you find the fix. 

Phil Miller


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If you haven’t tried checking the voltage directly at the DCS100 rail A and B ports, I’d suggest doing so.  The simple “quarter test” between the 2 rails should provide the short necessary to turn off track power.  If that still shows no power coming directly out of the DCS100, then I’d suggest sending the info below to the Digitrax Help Desk.  They’ve been very helpful sorting out issues for me in the past.


Gary Hoover


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I have not used my system in about 6 months but it was working fine the last time I did use it.  As far as I am aware, nothing has changed on my layout; however, I have no track power.  Please help!! 


I have: 

a DCS100 Command Station 

a DT402D Throttle (It was updated by Digitrax from a DT402) 

a UR92 

My railroad is HO scale 


When I turn my system on, I see the following: 

*	ON MY DCS100 
*	I hear one beep as the DCS100 comes on and POWER light shows solid green 
*	The CONFIG light is green and blinks too fast to accurately count the blinks.  I would guess it blinks somewhere around 6 – 8 times. 
*	The NET Light is solid red 
*	The TRACK power is not lit 


*	ON MY UR92 
*	The RADIO LIGHT is green and blinks once about every 4 seconds 
*	The NET light is NOT lit 


*	ON MY DT402D 
*	When powered on, the display is normal 
*	TRACK power indicator is not displayed 
*	When I use my THROTTLE to turn on track power, the track power indicator displays 
*	On my Command Station track power indicator turns solid red 
*	Other than the one beep I here when I power on my Command Station, I hear no other beeps. 

I have NO power to the track when measured with a V/O Meter! 

What is my problem?  (Probably operator error but I don’t know what I am doing wrong). 

Thanks for your help! 

Jack Fletcher 


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