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QUOTE (dualfuel @ 27 Dec 2006, 22:52) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi all,

I am seriously thinking about getting a SPROG II and decoderPro to allow me to manipulate decoders.

I am a little confused though, as the instructions for both of these seem to mention that you have to connect up to the main DCC controller, which in my case at the moment is a Hornby Select - which you can not connect to!

I'd like to know where it says SPROG must be connected to the main controller - so I can correct it. SPROG MUST NOT be connected to any track at the same time as any other DCC booster.

DecoderPro requires a connection to the command station. In your case, for programming, it means the SPROG.

QUOTE Am I right in thinking this setup can be used with a programming track and not connecting to the main DCC controller just for decoder manipulation?

Yes, exactly right. You need a 12V regulated DC power supply, as spare USB port on the PC and a length of track.

Please use the contact link on the SPROG home page and ask questions directly, as I don't always check the various forums every day.

Andrew Crosland
http://www.sprog-dcc.co.uk
 

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Andrew,
I think you have just answered the problem I was having understanding the DecoderPro description. It is the bit you just quoted about DecoderPro needing to be connected to a Command station - I didn't realise that this meant the SPROG, I thought it meant it needed to be connected to the main DCC unit as well as the SPROG!

I don't think there is anything you need to change on the SPROG documentation, but I will revisit to check that now I realise what the DecoderPro documentation was on about!

I shall be placing my order for a USB SPROG II shortly.
 
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