LH100 V3.6 Manual

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LH100 Dispatchers Throttle

The  LH100 V3.6 keypad based dispatchers throttle is a universal input device for all DIGITAL plus system and is compatible with all XpressNET based systems. You can control your motive power, program  locomotive and accessory decoders, throw turnouts activate uncoupling ramps or set signals, determine and program the system properties, or check the status of feedback encoders and accessory decoders with feedback  An easy to read LCD display provides an easy to read indication of both the locomotive you are operating as well as the current speed and function status.

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Naturally the LH100 with version 3.6 software works on command stations with older software,  but if you want to use the new features of version 3.6, such as smart consisting, 4 digit addresses, 28 functions that can be set on a per locomotive basis as on/off or momentary, operations mode programming or 128 speed steps, the Command Station LZ100 has to be equipped with software version 3.6 .

Version 3.6 Update

LH100 Version 3.6 Update Information

The walk around control / programming cab LH100 is now delivered with software version 3.6. Added features include such features as smart consisting, 4 digit addresses, 28  functions that can be set on a per locomotive basis as on/off or momentary, operations mode programming or 128 speed steps.   
One of the most enjoyable new feature of Version 3.6 is the new adjustable stack on the ESC button. It can now recall 1-12 locomotive addresses. The number of the recal is easily adjustable with the SYS menu.
Version 3.6 supports both operations mode programming and all forms of service mode programming.  Version 3 has several smart programming modes.  With these modes the most common operations have been simplified.  Want to program a 4 digit address? Simply enter 4 digits and the system will program all the relevant CVs for you. All NMRA DCC compatible decoders can  be fully programmed with Version 3.

If you are using an older version, please see your Lenz dealer for an upgrade.

Assigning the number of throttle notches to the locomotive address:

V3.x is the ability to assign 14,27,28, or 128 throttle notches to any locomotive on a locomotive by locomotive basis.  The system default is 28 notches.

The number of throttle notches depends on the locomotive decoder. DIGITAL plus XF pr XF decoders can be used with all modes.

If you are using other, compatible decoders check their manual or inquire with the manufacturer.

Programming the decoder:

Our LH100 supports all programming modes as described in NMRA RP-9.2.3

The LH100 automatically determines if a decoder that implements Direct CV mode according to the NMRA-Recommended Practice is connected to the programming output and indicates the most important settings stored in the decoder.

Language Preference:

German or the English language can be selected for  the display. 

Operating the LH100

The address for the locomotive that you want to operate has to be entered on the keypad of the LH100. This selects the locomotive. All addresses from 0 to 9999 are allowed. The address 0 is reserved for conventional locomotives. (locomotives without digital decoders)

The direction is locomotive specific. For example, a regular steam locomotive will move with the funnel to the front, independent of which direction the locomotive is pointing on the track.

If the locomotive is on throttle 00, the direction changes every time you press this key.

The hexagonal key has another function, too, it is a locomotive specific emergency stop.

If the locomotive runs at a throttle setting larger than 00, pressing the hexagonal key will lead to an emergency brake application for this locomotive.

Keep the "<>' key pressed until the locomotive starts to brake. At this point, release the key, and the locomotive will stop immediately without the programmed momentum.

The second key press on this key will change the direction, as indicated in the display.

New in V3 is the ability to hold down either of the double arrow speed buttons and the speed will either continue to increment or decrement until you release the key

Using the accessory functions of the locomotive decoder

All DIGITAL plus decoder are equipped with a direction dependent accessory control, function 0. In most cases, this function will control the headlight(s) of the locomotive.

You can switch the function 0 on and off using the key '0'. V3 has access to F0 plus F1through F28.

Operating more than one locomotive from a LH100

The new stack on the LH100 Verson 3.6 has proved very popular. The ESC key has the ability to toggle between 1-12 addresses. The number of the recall can easily be reset  from 1-12 using the sys menu. Factory default is 12 slots on the ESC key.

After sending a command to the second locomotive, you can select a third one, etc..

Taking over a locomotive from another LH100

A locomotive selected on one LH100 can be taken over by a second LH100. When the locomotive is selected on the second LH100, all the information on this locomotive will be blinking on the first LH display.

If you do not want to take control of this locomotive from the second LH100, but want to observe the current operational status, repeated pressing of the 'Enter' key will update the displayed information. If for example the throttle setting is changed from the first LH100, it will be shown on the second display.

You can take control of the locomotive to your LH100 by pressing one of the following keys:

The locomotive operation mode during an emergency condition

You can send commands to a locomotive during an emergency condition.

Press the 'ESC' key while the "Off/On" message is displayed. The LH100 will switch to the locomotive operation mode and the display will switch to the last locomotive selected. You can now change all operational data of that locomotive, or select a different locomotive. Every time you are pressing the 'ESC' key while the emergency condition has not been reset, the message will "Off/On" appear as a reminder.

Programming methods

Your DIGITAL plus System implements both operations mode programming and all forms of service mode programming.  This was done to allow you to program ALL decoders on the market. The various forms are Direct CV mode, Register Mode, and Paging Mode.

New in V3.6 is the fast  up and down using the arrow keys to slide up and vales, and CV's. This makes programming faster.

In order to make programming as convenient as possible to the user, your Digital plus System will automatically convert from Direct CV mode to Register mode for the most common CVs. For this reason we suggest you start with direct CV mode if you are uncertain which mode your decoder supports. 

Decoder Programming

Programming of the Digital Decoders is performed electronically when the decoder is installed in the locomotive - no access is required. The loco is placed initially on an isolated 'programming' track after the decoder is installed. This allows testing of the decoder installation under low power and it will indicate if it is properly installed in the loco before full power is applied (which in case of an installation error would damage the decoder). It is of the utmost importance that you check your decoders installation first on the programming track.

When using operations mode programming you can write decoder CVs while the locomotive is operating on the layout.

In service mode you use a  isolated piece of track called a  Programming Track. Please review the application note detailing a suggested arrangement. If the programming track is part of your layout, both rails must be isolated by gaps from the layout. It is recommended that you feed this section of track though a 'three position' double pole double throw (DPDT) switch. One position of the switch is connected to the system track power while the other position is connected to the programming terminal of the command station. This allows you to cut off power to both rails when the switch is in the center position. Locomotives should always be placed on the track before you apply power.

While the LZ100/ LZV100 is in the programming mode, the normal operation on the layout is halted!

Size: Height = 6.2", Width = 2.6", Depth = 0.9" 
Size: Height = 157mm, Width = 65mm, Depth = 22mm