Athearn turn off Process

Discussion in 'DCC & Electronics' started by nicknero, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. nicknero

    nicknero Member

    Broadway limiteds turn off process on their locos is to hit F9 twice and keep doing it until the loco lights are off and its totally shut off I know athearn has a way too I own a challenger and Im wondering how to do it so I dont suck up precious amps if anyone could help me that would be great
  2. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Nick, i too own an Athearn challenger:thumb:. i think it runs and sounds GREAT!:D now for the down side:(, Athearn uses MRC decoders in them, witch is fine but, they DO NOT shut down like the QSI decoders that are in BLI engines. the best you can do with them is turn the sound off by pushing F0 or 0 three times. heres a tip you might already know but if you don't it could be helpful. any engines that you CANT turn off(shut the motor down), should be put on a blocked track. thats right, a blocked track. why?, well when you turn the power on for the layout, ALL DCC engines that cant be shut down are receiving power, whether you are running them, or they are just sitting;). to save wear on your engines, you should isolate engines NOT in use on a blocked track. sure you DON'T have to do this, HOWEVER, i HIGHLY recommend this practice:thumb::D. just wanted to pass on the info on the Athearn challengers, and my advice on engines that cant be "shut down". hope this info might help:thumb::D.

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