Richard
Hello,  using WiThrottle I had installed and operated five motors last night. They worked perfectly. Today nothing. 
I am at a loss to what happened. They have power. The turnouts are switching on the iPad. I have rebooted the raspberry pi, rebooted PanelPro.
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AHJAY
I rather think that the thread title should be ipad/rasberry pie and panel pro.

If they worked last night, they will still be working today, and the issue will probably be communication. I would be very surprised if it was a Cobalt iP digital problem at the root of it.

We can certainly try to help via a call or email from you, but we cannot troubleshoort a third party interfaces unfortunately.

Richard
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Richard
Thanks Richard, what you say makes sense however the communication lights on the NCE USB Interface flash to show it is communicating up to there.
Is there an easy way to ensure the addresses are still correct, not that I can see why they would change.
Calling would be great but as I am in Tasmania 😁 the time difference is a challenge.
Thanks for taking the time to help.
Goodnight for now.
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AHJAY
Hi

Its quite awkward to advise because I do not know what or how its all configured. Often computer linked systems seem to be communicating but that does not mean they are actually doing it - we see this often with screen based interfaces.

You could simply try setting address again.... You could test for activity using the switch terminals. You could also try re-establishing the turnouts iin panel pro.

iP Digital are very unlikely to forget address, but its not uncommon for address linking to be lost in software at the control end. 

I do not know how to advise otherwise from 10,000 miles away unfortunately.
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Richard
Thanks Richard, I reset the DCC address and it is working. What might have caused them to ‘forget ‘ this?
 I only had them running for one night.
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AHJAY
I am pleased it is sorted.

Actually I think rather then THEM forgetting, I'd steer towards IT forgetting! The motor is at the end of the command chain, but it is definitely not the weakest link!

With a healthy 6-figure qty out there that are not forgetting their address, and most of the wierd problems we see relating to screen based control systems because of a combination of accidental operator or occasional software things... I suspect it's as much the control system being reminded when you re-set it.

External screen based/software driven systems link actions to aliases to tell something to do an action, and I suspect that it may have been the command link rather than the point motor address that was imperfect / forgotten after rebooting. If that was the case, you'd still see a reaction from the interface, but nothing would happen if the commad that caused the reaction was not understood by the motor!

regards

Richard
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Andrew Fryer deepfat
I have just had a DIP motor forget it's CV setting and it happened as I swapped round the power to the motor so the frog was the right polarity. Having said that this has never happened before to me
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Robin Sundt Echini
Hi Andrew,
The Cobalt Ip manual says that after changing the swap direction with command 197, you must disconnect and reconnect the power and “then re-address Cobalt ip Digital with your chosen turnout number”. So it would appear to be reacting as expected. 
Regards
Echini
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AHJAY
And remember - "power-off" to finish the cycle is actually disconnecting a wire from the motor, not just turning off the controller. If U just turn off the controller there is residual power there for quite some time and the cycle will not be completed.

regards, Ahjay
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