Andywp
Hi,
Getting an irritating issue using ASD8fx with Tortoise motors.  When I power up, all the points change, then change back again. They effectively cycle whatever their last position was. Can I switch this feature off? As it can get quite annoying when you have a lot of points.
Andy
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m.bryan
Presume you mean a AD8FX? (The S is for solenoid decoders)
It sounds like the auto self-centre is enabled (it is a default setting on AD8FX boards)
Go through the DCC addressing procedure, but use 198 as an address.
You should be able to set all 8 switches to the SET position and send the command for "change point 198" from your system.
It is detailed in the instructions.
https://www.dccconcepts.com/themencode-pdf-viewer-sc/?tnc_pvfw=ZmlsZT1odHRwczovL3d3dy5kY2Njb25jZXB0cy5jb20vd3AtY29udGVudC91cGxvYWRzLzIwMTYvMDIvQURGeC1tYW51YWwucGRmJnNldHRpbmdzPTExMTExMTExMTExMTExJmxhbmc9ZW4tVVM=#page=&zoom=auto&pagemode=

Put the switches back to RUN and they should all work quite happily with no need to readdress them.

Regards
Mick
DCCConcepts Tech/Customer support
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Briperran
Following Micks post here is the laymans way of doing it.
Go to your command station create a point addressed to 198  go to Ad8fx put 1 or all switches to set . go back to command station operate point 198.
Go back to ad8fx set the 1 or all switches back to run job done.
Pays also to create a point numbered 197 aswell as you do the same as above to change point direction.

Brian
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m.bryan
No real need to use 197 with an AD decoder.
Just swap the two wires to the motor!
(Or in the case of an AnalogIP, flick the direction switch on the terminal board)

However - having 197 for use with a Digital IP is a useful addition.

Regards
Mick
DCCConcepts Tech/Customer support
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Andywp
Hi Mick,

Absolutely brilliant. Problem resolved. Thanks Chaps. Appreciated. 
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mopoole
?Similar problem. I'm running Ecos with Cobalt IP Digital and unfortunately the point throw is opposite to the display on the Ecos screen. Tried swapping the feeds but problem still persists. Not very DCC literate so any help appreciated
Maurice
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Briperran
Maurice
On your Ecos  create a point and give it an address of 197  on your Ip cobalt put the switch to set then go to your ecos press point 197 once then return to the ip cobalt put the switch back to run.  Go back to your ecos then you should find what is on screen will be the same as the actual point.

Brian
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m.bryan
Swapping the feed wires on a DCC controlled device will not change the direction in which it runs (it will change the polarity of the switched frog output though!)

To reverse the direction on a Digital IP, you will need to give it a temporary address of 197.
Create a point on your Ecos diagram with the address 197.
Make sure it toggles using the layout control screen.
Flick the switch on the Digital IP to SET.
Toggle the 197 point on your Ecos screen.
Flick the switch back to RUN and it should now work in the opposite direction.
The motor should retain it's original address.

Regards,
Mick
DCCConcepts Tech/Customer support
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mopoole
Briperran wrote:
Maurice
On your Ecos  create a point and give it an address of 197  on your Ip cobalt put the switch to set then go to your ecos press point 197 once then return to the ip cobalt put the switch back to run.  Go back to your ecos then you should find what is on screen will be the same as the actual point.

Brian
Thanks Brian, will give that a try
Maurice
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mopoole
m.bryan wrote:
Swapping the feed wires on a DCC controlled device will not change the direction in which it runs (it will change the polarity of the switched frog output though!)

To reverse the direction on a Digital IP, you will need to give it a temporary address of 197.
Create a point on your Ecos diagram with the address 197.
Make sure it toggles using the layout control screen.
Flick the switch on the Digital IP to SET.
Toggle the 197 point on your Ecos screen.
Flick the switch back to RUN and it should now work in the opposite direction.
The motor should retain it's original address.

Regards,
Thanks Mick Same reply as Brian so obviously the way to go.😁
Thanks both of you
Maurice
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