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Re: Micron RC - Deltang Rx replacement MR603a

Post by philipy » Fri Jun 24, 2022 6:09 am

ge_rik wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:46 pm

Two of my six Txs are OK. Fortunately, one of the Txs is a Tx22, so I can bind the new Rxs to three of its channels.
I've contacted Andy to find out about the best option for the four non compatible Txs
Let us know what Andy says, please Rik.

I built my Tx22 from a kit which I got direct from Mr Deltang in, I think, 2015, so I'm guessing it won't work with these new rx from Micron.

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Re: Micron RC - Deltang Rx replacement MR603a

Post by Phil.P » Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:48 am

You could be OK..

V2.06 firmware was released in June 2014..
Obviously, it depends how much stock both DT, and anyone building Transmitters had, at the time.

RC Trains only:
I expect this to possibly affect the RCT-Tx10 and RCT-Tx20 only. - I built these with a version of the Tx2 with vertical pins (my early models) these were 'the older-style' boards. It is difficult to know the revision of the code in these.

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Re: Micron RC - Deltang Rx replacement MR603a

Post by philipy » Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:56 am

Thanks Phil. Fingers crossed!

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Re: Micron RC - Deltang Rx replacement MR603a

Post by ge_rik » Fri Jun 24, 2022 8:23 pm

Andy has offered to send my affected Tx2s to DT for firmware updates. If it's not possible, he's offered to replace them at cost - which should give me a bit of a reduction.

Most of my Txs are pre-2014. I was an early adopter of Deltang equipment and so, whilst it meant I was able to develop knowledge and skills with the equipment, it does mean that my Txs are 'old stock'

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Re: Micron RC - Deltang Rx replacement MR603a

Post by SimonWood » Mon Jun 27, 2022 11:23 am

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If your RC Trains transmitter, has a numbered sticker (located in the battery compartment) I do not believe it will be affected.
Thanks Phil, this is useful. I don't have any of the new Rxs to test with (yet!) but I do have a sticker - 6 digits on a shiny background, right?

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Re: Micron RC - Deltang Rx replacement MR603a

Post by Phil.P » Mon Jun 27, 2022 5:36 pm

You should be OK. - Famous last words!

Older stickers have a gold ground, the newer ones are silver.


I acquired a gold-sticker RCT-Tx10, with a loco, the other day. - This means it is quite early, and it does exhibit the fault.
Of course, it will be fine with the loco I acquired it with.

Anyone with a RC Trains transmitter that exhibits this behaviour, get in touch, at the usual email address.

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Re: Micron RC - Deltang Rx replacement MR603a

Post by SimonWood » Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:26 am

Phil.P wrote:
Mon Jun 27, 2022 5:36 pm
You should be OK. - Famous last words!

Older stickers have a gold ground, the newer ones are silver.
Thanks Phil! It's silver. Sounds like I should be ok for when I do get one of the new Rxs!

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Re: Micron RC - Deltang Rx replacement MR603a

Post by Jimmyb » Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:28 am

Phil a silver "hologram" sticker with "Warranty" on it, that is what is in mine. Having looked at my Micron Tx, I have not noticed any identification :(

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Re: Micron RC - Deltang Rx replacement MR603a

Post by Phil.P » Tue Jun 28, 2022 11:01 am

Jimmy,
As stated, you should be OK.

I started adding the stickers, as it gives me an idea of when the transmitter was manufactured.

I am led to believe, the faulty code, was only loaded to a few months of 'production'. So it depends if DT mass-loaded modules, and how many 'we' bought from him during that period. :dontknow:

This will affect any 'make' of Deltang-based transmitter of this vintage.
So Spoerer, Chuffed2Bits, RCS-RC, and others.
(Note: Spoerer changed to remove Omni reference.) PP.


I have repaired Transmitters made by others, and will (presently) continue to do so..

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Re: Micron RC - Deltang Rx replacement MR603a

Post by Jimmyb » Tue Jun 28, 2022 12:13 pm

I have contacted Andy (Micron) and he has given me this information:

There have been reports of transmitters with pre v207 firmware failing to bind. These would be at least 6 years old. The solution is to have the firmware reloaded which I can arrange.

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Re: Micron RC - Deltang Rx replacement MR603a

Post by Old Man Aaron » Fri Jul 08, 2022 4:49 am

I'm a bit late to the party here, but it's great to see the new Rx'es are finally available. I think we owe Andy a debt of gratitude for all the work involved in continuing the Deltang system. Personally I need about a dozen receivers for all the projects in my cupboards - and to have a couple of spares. Too many other expenses at the moment though..

Given the popularity of Deltang, and the massive proliferation of cheaper loco kits over the last few years, I'd wager Andy will be inundated with orders for quite some time! :?
Regards,
Aaron - Scum Class Works

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Re: Micron RC - Deltang Rx replacement MR603a

Post by Phil.P » Tue Jul 12, 2022 1:10 pm

Anyone wishing to use two-wire bi-colour LEDs, connected BETWEEN Pins 1&2:

You will require a firmware update (to v1.1) if you have a first-batch MR603a.

I have a number of MR603a, which I will get updated with the new firmware.

NOTE:
This does NOT affect ordinary LEDs, connected between receiver pins and battery.
It is only this one specific instance, of connecting bi-colour LEDs between Pins 1&2.

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