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Offline BenP  
#1 Posted : 06 April 2021 02:44:35(UTC)
BenP

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Just got a 3060 Santa Fe via eBay and noticed it was a digital version, so direction switching without familiar buzz and spring. I am all analog otherwise and just want to know how to get the front light to work when moving. Bulb is good (tested), but no idea what the dip switches do that are connected to bulb socket. Is there a manual for this?
(Dummy 4060 lights fine)
Offline mvd71  
#2 Posted : 06 April 2021 04:24:10(UTC)
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Quick photo of the decoder installed may help, but some models the decoder does not allow the function to work in analogue and others have it working all the time.
Offline kiwiAlan  
#3 Posted : 06 April 2021 14:18:12(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: BenP Go to Quoted Post
Just got a 3060 Santa Fe via eBay and noticed it was a digital version, so direction switching without familiar buzz and spring. I am all analog otherwise and just want to know how to get the front light to work when moving. Bulb is good (tested), but no idea what the dip switches do that are connected to bulb socket. Is there a manual for this?
(Dummy 4060 lights fine)


If you are only going to use it for analogue then turn all switches to the OFF position. It sounds like someone has fitted a 6080 decoder or possibly a 6090 decoder. This will be an aftermarket fitting.

The early decoders did not turn on the headlight when run in analogue mode - but I don't know what happens when the switches are set all off, it may then turn on the head light, but I cannot recall any documentation about this.

Offline BenP  
#4 Posted : 06 April 2021 15:59:11(UTC)
BenP

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Thx for fast response.. Here's a picture of the inside.
Alternatively, I can perhaps power the light from the shoe, like the dummy. How should that be wired?
20210406_095152.jpg

Originally Posted by: mvd71 Go to Quoted Post
Quick photo of the decoder installed may help, but some models the decoder does not allow the function to work in analogue and others have it working all the time.


Offline BenP  
#5 Posted : 06 April 2021 16:04:05(UTC)
BenP

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Location: Michigan, Ann Arbor
All switches off made no difference. No light, but unit still reverses.
Decoder is 6080.

Originally Posted by: kiwiAlan Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: BenP Go to Quoted Post
Just got a 3060 Santa Fe via eBay and noticed it was a digital version, so direction switching without familiar buzz and spring. I am all analog otherwise and just want to know how to get the front light to work when moving. Bulb is good (tested), but no idea what the dip switches do that are connected to bulb socket. Is there a manual for this?
(Dummy 4060 lights fine)


If you are only going to use it for analogue then turn all switches to the OFF position. It sounds like someone has fitted a 6080 decoder or possibly a 6090 decoder. This will be an aftermarket fitting.

The early decoders did not turn on the headlight when run in analogue mode - but I don't know what happens when the switches are set all off, it may then turn on the head light, but I cannot recall any documentation about this.



Offline BenP  
#6 Posted : 24 April 2021 05:11:43(UTC)
BenP

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Location: Michigan, Ann Arbor
I connected light to shoe with extra wire while keeping decoder in place (off). Lights now work. Running analog with white transformers, so no fried electronics.

Originally Posted by: BenP Go to Quoted Post
Thx for fast response.. Here's a picture of the inside.
Alternatively, I can perhaps power the light from the shoe, like the dummy. How should that be wired?
20210406_095152.jpg

Originally Posted by: mvd71 Go to Quoted Post
Quick photo of the decoder installed may help, but some models the decoder does not allow the function to work in analogue and others have it working all the time.




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