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Reply to "Bit by the DZ-2500 Serial Data Bug"

I feel your pain John. I have over 30 of the ROSS / DZ2500 switches. I had the DZ1000 on my old layout and piggybacked the DZ1008 relay to most of them. They always worked flawlessly but were big and some equipment would hit them. I paid the premium for the 2500 on my new layout because they were much smaller than the 1000 and I did not need the relay plus I liked the remote interface.

I had so many problems using the remote interface, I went back to push button operation for the motors. Even doing that, sometimes they "stick" and do not work, even with a lot of tinkering. Some I removed the motor completely and just installed ground throws where convienent.

For me, in hindsight, I just should have bit the bullet and installed Tortoise motors under the layout. They are much more difficult to install for me, but once done, they will work forever.

Live and learn. Pre-covid I had a discussion with Dennis about this at the York TCA meet. He offered to replace any defective motors for free if I send him the bad one. I did get a few replacements but now just live with all the quirks. I am not a Sparky so once something does not work as advertised or as shown in the directions, I need to move to Plan "B".

Donald

OGR Publishing, Inc., 1310 Eastside Centre Ct, Suite 6, Mountain Home, AR 72653
330-757-3020

www.ogaugerr.com
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