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The PR3 does write to and read from the sound patterns of any Sound FX sound decoder.
In addition the PR3 can write to and read from any CV of most current non sound mobile and function decoders found in today's market place.
PR3 probably cannot be connected to the side Loco Net jack of the UP5.
The documentation for the UP5 includes this phrase: "There is an additional jack on the side of the UP5 that can be used for either an additional throttle or for a single Loco Net device that does not use Rail Sync." KB173 PR3 - Operating as a Loco Net Terminator Just wondering if i can get clarification regarding using the PR3 as a standalone Loconet Terminator.
1) Plug in the Digitrax PR3 to a USB port on an Intel-based Apple computer running MAC OS version 10.5 or later.
Within about a second the Green "USB" led on the PR3 should glow steady green showing a USB connection has been established with the MAC.
Plug the PR3’s USB cable into a vacant USB socket on your PC .
We suggest using a utility called USBDeview for this purpose.The "Loco Net termination" mode of the PR3 allows the unit to connect to other modules without needing a command station, when there is no requirement for DCC track packets. KB195 PR3 - Hardware Setup Sound Loader and PR3 have been tested to work on PC compatible computers running at 550MHz and up with Windows XP or Vista, 512MB of RAM.In this mode you can interface to a PC and add units like DS64's with control of turnouts and detection (BDL168) and signals (SE8) without needing to run DCC track control or decoders. Other combinations of hardware and software such as Windows 98 may also work, but are not supported by Digitrax, and have not been tested to operate properly.The PR3 is the combination of two previous Digitrax devices: the PR2 decoder programmer and the MS100 Loco Net to computer interface.The PR3 can be configured through manual (control panel buttons) or automatically (software) means to perform any one of the following three operations: a) The PR3 can be configured to function as a stand alone decoder programmer.
In this mode the PR3 can program the configuration variables of most DCC decoders and the sound effects of the Digitrax Sound FX sound decoders. KB170 PR3 - Computer Requirement Update Will the PR3 and Sound Loader software work on systems with specifications other than those listed in the PR3 manual?