When a decoder is found, the status will be displayed.
Station Decoders: If the decoder is a Station Output decoder, the display will show the following information.
Dec State: Can be Normal, Fault, or Damaged.
Normal: Decoder is responding correctly.
Fault: Decoder output wires are shorted or solenoid coil is shorted. This does not indicate a problem with the decoder! Check field wiring and solenoid.
Damaged: There is a problem with the decoder, and it should be replaced. Damaged indicates the decoder is “leaking” voltage on the outputs when it should be off.
Decoder comm unsuccessful: This may indicate a complete decoder failure, OR the decoder may not be connected or powered properly. Verify ALL connections: ICD-HP to programming cup (both ends) and decoder power. If the decoder is connected in the two-wire path but the controller power is Off, decoder will not respond. If decoder and ICD-HP are connected correctly, and decoder has power, and Decoder comm unsuccessful message appears, the decoder may be defective.
Current: Displays electrical current draw of decoder in milliamps. Standby range is approximately 3-5 mA. When decoder is active, this value will be higher, depending on Power Factor, number and type of devices connected to decoder output. Total current on a decoder cannot exceed 1000 mA.
The current display does not change in real time. If a station is started or stopped, run the diagnostic Get Decoder Status again to see the new current draw.
Output: The output matrix shows the status of each output of the decoder. The display will show the number of outputs for the size of decoder detected (a single station decoder will only have 1 output).
Solenoid: Shows whether a solenoid or similar device is detected on the output (Y=Yes, N=No).
The Solenoid status may not change until power has been cycled off/on to the decoder, if a solenoid has just been added to the decoder. Turn off either the controller, or remove the ADM99 decoder output module from the controller, for approximately 15 seconds, and then turn the power back on (or replace the ADM99). Solenoid status will be updated.