Configure Digitrax BDL16x
The JMRI BDL16x programming tool lets you configure the internal options of a BDL16, BDL162, or BDL168 directly from your computer.
To open this tool from the JMRI start page select the Loconet tab then find the tool on the drop down list.
To use it, you put the address of a BDL16x board in the text field and click "Read from BDL16x". The tool will read back the current state of the various options, and set the check boxes to correspond to their current values.
You can then, if you wish, change the checkboxes and click "Write to BDL16x" to make your changes permanent.
- This tool is not able to detect the difference between a BDL16, a BDL162, and a BDL168. As such, it always shows OpSw values and descriptions for the BDL168. Users are advised to carefully check their boards and board documentation to understand which OpSw settings are relevant for their equipment.
- This tool is able to access BDL16x boards with addresses between 1 and 256. Users are advised to avoid using the factory default board address (board address 1) as it will be difficult to program new boards with unique data if any in-service board is using the factory default board address.
- Because of the way the BDL16x board works, this tool can't change the basic address of the unit. The BDL16x documentation describes how to change the board address.
Documentation for the BDL16, BDL162, and BDL168 can be found at the Digitrax Web Site.