How to use an automatic installer to program your DCC++ base station.
You can program the DCC++ base station with either the Arduino IDE or the DCC+EX installer.
This page focuses on using the DCC++EX installer. The version ” exInstaller Beta 2.3.1 ” of the installer has a bug that fails to load the config file. Because of this, unless you load that config file with the Arduino IDE you will not be able to run your trains from your phone You will, however, still be able to use the DCC++EX throttle, JMRI or raspberry pi.
To use your phone or WIFI, upload the cofig file, or install using the Arduino IDE.
(Installing with the Arduino IDE is at this page. Arduino Installation. )
Step one is to download the installer. Get that here.
The best way to learn how to use the installer is to watch this video.
The default password and port information are Port 2160. Address 192.168.4.1
If you have 2 LED per output on your motor shield they should be DARK when just applying input voltage and first go on BOTH when turning on a track with for example <1 PROG> or <1 MAIN>
If you have a single LED per output on that means that track has DC and not DCC and most often the pin wiring between the Arduino and the shield is at fault then. Selecting classic when using the installer will also give this indication.
How To Install DCC++ Tutorial Library
The tutorials below will take you step by step through everything that you have to do. Below is the list. Images to the left link to supporting videos.
DCC Base Station – How to make the Base Station more often referred to the Command Station (CS).
DCC WiFi Control – How to install Wifi for control from your phone or other remote device.
DCC Power And Wiring – A necessary step.
DCC Software Automatic Installation – How to use a simple installer (very easy and fast)
DCC Software Installation Using Arduino IDE – For those who prefer to use the IDE.
DCC Ex Throttle – Control trains from your computer.
Engine Driver Throttle – Control from a phone.
All the information in the tutorials above have been condensed from the work done by a group of volunteers who are continuing to make this system more fantastic than it is already. Their work can be found her. DCC-Ex