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#57377 May 9, 2003

My friend, Bob, has the Chief system for about two to three years

now. And lately when he powers up the system on his garage layout he

hears 'seven beeps'. After checking the manual, it reads that it is

the battery that needs to be replaced in the booster. Is this

something that need to be returned back to the manufacture to

replace? I thought the battery would last longer than this. Of

course he does not run the railroad during the winter months due to

the cold. Would that have anything to do with the low power on the

battery? Thanks for the help!



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#57381 May 9, 2003

Yes, it is time to replace the cmos battery. Part number is 2032 and it is

hot swappable. Turning his system off in stead of putting it in sleep mode

will cause premature battery failure. I have had my Chief almost 6 years and

I have not had to replace the cmos battery yet. I leave my system in sleep

mode whenever I am not operating the layout or there is no chance of

lightning.

You should be able to do this yourself. Just remove the case on your DCS100.

Mike Gleaton

Southern Digital Southeast

Authorized Digitrax Dealer

Charleston, SC ----- Original Message -----



> My friend, Bob, has the Chief system for about two to three years

> now. And lately when he powers up the system on his garage layout he

> hears 'seven beeps'. After checking the manual, it reads that it is

> the battery that needs to be replaced in the booster. Is this

> something that need to be returned back to the manufacture to

> replace? I thought the battery would last longer than this. Of

> course he does not run the railroad during the winter months due to

> the cold. Would that have anything to do with the low power on the

> battery? Thanks for the help!







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#57386 May 9, 2003

--- In digitrax@yahoogroups.com, "Mike Gleaton" mpgalg@k...> wrote:

>> I leave my system in sleep

mode whenever I am not operating the layout or there is no chance of

lightning.

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Assuming you have a day job, when you leave home to go to work, are

you ever 100% sure a storm will not pop up before you return that

evening?

I was not aware that unplugging everything when finished operating was

a bad thing. I assumed it was a good safety practice. Such as if the

hot water heater sprung a leak.



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#57399 May 9, 2003

I too have a garage layout and yes my battery needed replaced. Our club has

had our system about two years and we have replaced our battery as well. We

all shutdown between sessions. This is not a major thing in our book.



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#57403 May 10, 2003

I retired last June.

Mike Gleaton

Southern Digital Southeast

Authorized Digitrax Dealer

Charleston, SC ----- Original Message -----

From: "Glenn Koproske" mvns1@...>

To: digitrax@yahoogroups.com>

Sent: Friday, May 09, 2003 5:03 PM

Subject: [Digitrax] Re: 7 beeps on Chief booster

In digitrax@yahoogroups.com, "Mike Gleaton" mpgalg@k...> wrote:

I leave my system in sleep

mode whenever I am not operating the layout or there is no chance of

lightning.

---------------

Assuming you have a day job, when you leave home to go to work, are

you ever 100% sure a storm will not pop up before you return that

evening?

I was not aware that unplugging everything when finished operating was

a bad thing. I assumed it was a good safety practice. Such as if the

hot water heater sprung a leak.


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