I am having a problem getting my Lokprogrammer to work with an ECO-200 decoder and would welcome some help.
I will explain the set-up.
The loco is a Bachmann Spectrum On30 ten-wheeler (4-6-0) into which I have put a Soundtraxx ECO-200 (for steam) decoder. I pulled out the original Bachmann decoder and plugged in the Soundtraxx one - a direct swap into the 8-pin socket using Soundtraxx's 810135 wiring harness. The decoder is connected to a sugar-cube speaker and has a Soundtraxx CurrentKeeper (810140) plugged in.
The loco and tender are wired together using the two Bachmann connecting plugs which are firmly in their sockets. They are standing on a length of Peco OO track which is completely isolated (not part of the layout at all) to which I have soldered two wires which run to an ESU LokProgrammer interface.
The interface is connected via a USB port to a laptop in which I am running the ESU programmer software which I recently upgraded to V4.4.11
Clicking on "Read CV" or "Write CV" produces the message "could not read ( or write) CV" after a few seconds, during which time the two data LEDs flicker.
If I click on "Decoder information" the software is busy for several seconds, again the data LEDs flicker, but no error message is generated but no information appears in the on-screen table. While the software is busy the sound on the decoder comes on with the air-pump chugging away.
I have checked all the connections which all look good. I have tried disconnecting the current keeper (stay-alive) device but this had no effect.
Any ideas? I have used the laptop and LokProgrammer in the past with no problems.
Edited by chaz, 09 October 2017 - 10:26 .