UWT-50 Main Menu

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Press the Menu (three horizontal lines) button below the scroll wheel to access the UWT-50 Main Menu. Menu items may be selected by pressing the number button that corresponds to each item in the submenu. Users may memorize button sequences to quickly access useful functions - i.e. toggle Yard Mode (Menu, 2, 3) or activate the flashlight (Menu, 0).

1 Recall

Shows all addresses or locomotives that were run from this throttle, with the most recent first.

2 Operations

Quick access to many actions necessary for operating, such as releasing the current locomotive address or enabling Yard Mode.

2.1 Release

Release control over the current locomotive address, resulting in no locomotive selected on the throttle. Throttle will display an "E" for empty.

2.2 Dispatch

Dispatches currently selected locomotive. This is mostly of interest to Digitrax users when letting another throttle acquire a consist that has been created. Similar to 'Release,' this will result in no locomotive selected on the throttle.

2.3 Yard Mode

Toggles Yard Mode ON and OFF.

2.4 Loco Function List

Shows all known functions of the current locomotive.

3 Consisting

Use this menu to manage your consists. From this menu you can Create, View, Modify, and Delete consists.

3.1 Add Loco To Consist

Adds a locomotive to the current consist. If no consist is active, the consist will be created with the currently selected locomotive first.

3.2 View Current Consist

Lists the locomotives in the current consist, allowing you to edit or remove the consist members.

3.3 Clear Current Consist

Disbands the current consist, separating it into individual locomotives.

3.4 Consist Functions

Shows a list of consist functions. Selecting any function allows the user to determine whether to route the function to all members of the consist, or just to the current cab using Function Routing.

4 CV Programming

This functionality is only available in LCC mode, and this menu item is automatically hidden from users connected via WT mode. More information on CV programming with the UWT-50 will be available soon.

5 Reserved

This menu item is currently reserved for a future function update and is automatically hidden from users at this time.

6 Network Options

WiFi network and connection settings. Allows you to add, edit, and delete network profiles.

6.1 Current Network

Shows the options for the currently connected network.

6.1.1 Name

Displays the SSID (network name) of the WiFi access point.

6.1.2 Reconnect

Selecting this option forces the throttle to disconnect from the current WiFi access point and attempt to re-connect to the same access point.

6.1.3 Connect Mode

Manually select either LCC or WiThrottle protocol operation.

6.1.4 Security

Select the type of security applied to the current WiFi access point. Typically WPA/WPA2.

6.1.5 Password

View and edit the current WiFi password.

6.1.6 Advanced Settings

Additional settings relating to the current network.

6.1.7 Save Profile

Saves the current network profile to 'Saved Networks.'

6.1.8 Delete Profile

Deletes the current network profile from the UWT-50.

6.2 Saved Networks

Shows a list of the stored network profiles. Selecting a profile brings up a list of many of the above options, including the editing or deletion of saved profiles.

6.3 Add Network

Starts the network connection guide to add a new WiFi connection to this throttle. Users may scan for WiFi, use their router's WPS button, or connect via Access Point Mode.

6.3.1 Scan for WiFi

Scans for nearby WiFi networks and shows a list. If you do not see your network, make sure it is powered on and scan again.

6.3.2 Use WPS Button

Use the button labeled WPS on your WiFi router to connect without needing to enter the WiFi password.

6.3.3 Access Point Mode

Use another device like a smartphone to add a new network to the throttle.

7 About This Throttle

This menu displays the status of your throttle including the current WiFi connection name, server IP and port number, throttle ID, battery level, and software version information.

8 Settings

8.1 Throttle Settings

8.1.1 Change Buttons

There are several customizable buttons on the throttle, which are commonly referred to as "softkeys." There are two buttons directly below the knob, and two switches to the left and right of the thumbwheel on the sides. The switches can be flicked up and down or pressed in, offering three options each, for a total of 8 "buttons." On the UWT-50E, the encoder knob can also be pressed, making a total of 9 buttons. To change what any of these softkeys do, start by selecting the button you wish to assign a function to from the list; then, choose the corresponding function from the function lists.

8.1.2 Consist Functions (same as 3.4)

Shows a list of consist functions. Selecting any function allows the user to determine whether to route the function to all members of the consist, or just to the current cab using Function Routing.

8.1.3 Drive Settings

Settings related to operation of locomotives, including Fast Increment/Decrement speed and Reversal Stopping. Fast Increment/Decrement setting - Specifies how many speed steps should be added or subtracted for each press of the fast increment/decrement button. Reversal Stopping - Determines whether the loco speed should be set to zero when the direction change button is pressed, or keep running at the previous speed in the opposite direction. Workaround for Recall 0 Speed - On Some systems connected via JMRI (e.g. NCE PowerCab), after recalling a locomtoive the speed is displayed as 0 even if the locomotive is running. Enable this ption to work around the issue. Yard Mode Max Speed - Maximum speed when the knob is turned all the way in one direction during Yard Mode operation. (Only for potentiometer throttle)

8.1.4 Display Settings

Configures the LCD backlight behavior. Active Brightness - Sets the active brightness of the backlight; 0=OFF, 100=MAX. Idle Brightness - Sets the idle brightness of the backlight; 0=OFF, 100=MAX. Throttle Timeout - Sets how many seconds the backlight should remain active after each keypress while running trains in the Drive Window. If set to zero, the backlight will never go idle. Menu Timeout - Sets how many seconds the backlight should remain active after each keypress while accessing a menu. If set to zero, the backlight will never go idle. Contrast - Adjusts the LCD darkness, improving readability in some cases. Increase value to darken, decrease to lighten.

8.1.5 Power Settings

Configures the Auto-Power Off behavior. Auto Power Off - Sets how many minutes the throttle should remain active while not in use. If set to zero, the throttle will never power off.

8.1.6 E-Stop Settings Current Locomotive (Enabled/Disabled) - Allows emergency stop of currently selected locomotive or consist. Stop All Locomotives (Enabled/Disabled) - Allows emergency stop of all locomotives simultaneously. Power Off Layout (Enabled/Disabled) - Allows powering off (and on) of the layout from the UWT-50. Clear Timeout - Timeout (in seconds) after which the emergency state can be cleared. Caution: a value of 0 only allows for Current Locomotive emergency stop to be supported. Pressing the E-STOP button before this timeout has cleared will escalate the E-STOP condition to the next available stage (if applicable).

8.3 Welcome Tutorial

Activates the first-time throttle setup procedure.

8.4 User Info Settings

Sets the name and description of this throttle for LCC network browsers.

8.5 Network Settings

Advanced settings for the WiFi connection, including regulatory region info and user profiles.

8.6 Regulatory

FCC/IC Regulatory information about the UWT-50.

8.8 Factory Reset

Deletes all network profiles and restores settings to factory default state. Caution: this operation cannot be undone.

9 Power Off

Turns the throttle off.

0 Flashlight

Toggles the build-in LED flashlight mounted at the top of the throttle ON or OFF.