Hello Protocab and fellow members. I'm having problems adopting. Some background first.
So far I've only done one conversion of a loco to Protocab, even though I bought more than one set-up of the pilot series way back in autumn 2015, so bear in mind that this equipment is that old without having had much done with it, although about a year ago I've found another loco to convert so I took the body off and connected up the battery, charger, and LCU and charged the battery and then tried to adopt the LCU but during the process I discovered the B button coming up red and I then realised that I had asked Protocab to adopt this LCU to button B (there was a note to say so aswell). I must have messed up somewhere because I could not get it to work. I would switch on the 0201, then press the locoswitch of this LCU set up and button B would shine but I could not get it to work. Can't recall what happened when I pressed button B, whether it turned green but it would not work.
I unsoldered the connections to the motor to make sure the motor did work and it did, then soldered them back on and figured I had somehow messed up the adoption so I thought I'd try to unadopt it, but by that time the red light was not coming on at all, and you need that to come on in order to unadopt it …BUT … this is the funny thing, when I press and hold the mode button to go into management mode, button B (along with A) then shows up steady, as it would if it was adopted. I tried to adopt it again but without success.
That's the background - I left the set up then for perhaps a year and I've now decided to try again. The battery had been connected up all that time, I know I should have unplugged it, so I tried charging it and it took many many hours before eventually the light turned green. So I started to go through the adopting stages as in the little booklet supplied. Stage 3 - I unplugged the battery and when plugging it back in got the 1 long - 2 short flashes from the blitz light. So that was stage 3. The next stages have to be completed within five minutes so I started with stage 4, touch and hold the locoswitch for a second or so until you see the blitz light. Well, as soon as my finger got close to locoswitch the blitz light flashed and that was it, nothing else. I held my finger on it and the blitz light just flashes once, like it does when it's adopted and switched on, no 4 short flashes and 1 long flash. I think that means it's not searching. So I can't get passed stage 4.
Button B does not come on when I tap locoswitch, but it will still come on steady when I go into management mode. Puzzling