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    Default I need loksound 5 micro help!

    I have installed a lok 5 micro in my 1st gen lifelike mallet.
    Dealer installed y6b sound project.
    I run on power cab version 1.3.
    I experience mild jerking, so I try the auto bemf adjust thingy. Its worse, so I reset.
    I decide to start simple - just disable bemf.
    I clear bit one in cv49, by setting it to 0.
    Now, all functions and sounds work, but the loco does not move.
    Chuffs move right along real good though, lol.

    Any of you have this problem?
    Mean Old Man

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    On the page 66 of the decoder manual, you will find 11.1.4. Automatic calibration of the motor. Follow the instruction and decoder will be calibrated according with motor parameter. On the same page, chapter 11.2. say if you switch of load compensation by CV49,you have to increase the start voltage,CV2, until loco start to move at step 1 or two.
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    See line 4 of my original post - I tried that.
    Fine tuning the start voltage has no effect - the loco will not move at any speed step.
    Momentum has been cleared btw.
    Mean Old Man

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    I found the problem - faulty power cab cable.
    I switched cables, reset again and all is good.

    I am now trying to figure out how to get a little more sound volume.
    I have a large speaker and a small one.
    Both are phased, baffled, and ported properly.
    Master vol cv is at max, yet sound is inadequate.
    So I am exploring the lok's fader stuff now...
    Mean Old Man

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    What do you mean by ported?
    if you are using sugar cube speakers they need to be sealed 100%.-
    you are sure that you have speakers wired correctly? What OHM rate are your speakers? Both the same-
    need a more detailed explanation on the speakers.

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