commander will not power up

  • Hi folks,


    I was not able to find any solution in the manual for this. Yesterday I tried to power own my Commander but under no scenario will it do so. The power brick seems to be working and I will take a multimeter to the plug and confirm.


    Assuming there is no issue with the power source, what could be the next course of action?


    Thanks for any insight.


    regards,
    John

  • Hi Jon
    Check the Plug on the Commander. Push it and turn it in the socket. It is possible, that the Plug hav not good conection in the socket.
    wish good success
    best regards
    Helmut

    Commander V. 1.4
    Märklin Test- und Vorführanlage, C-Gleis, K-Gleis

  • Looping back on this... I have not been able to revive the unit at all. Verified the voltage from the power brick was 18v so that checks out. No amount of fiddling with the power cable makes any difference.


    Is there any secret boot up procedure, like holding a button while powering the unit on?


    Should I consider sending the unit to Viessmann for evaluation?


    Thanks,
    John

  • You have no reaktion on the
    Multifunction Button ???
    You turn the Commander on and off with
    this pushbutton. on the top right side.


    Additionally you can
    activate two different emergency stop
    functions. The operating status of the
    device is indicated by the illumination of
    the pushbutton
    Switching the Commander
    on and off
    Switching on:
    • Push the pushbutton until it´s blinking
    green (approx. 1-2 seconds).
    Switching off:
    • Hold down the pushbutton until it
    flashes red. (> 3 seconds).
    • Verify the screen request.
    The Commander will shut off.
    Emergency stop 1:
    This emergency status stops automatically
    all trains. The track power is still on.
    This function is not available in multi
    protocol operation (Motorola and DCC).
    • To activate the emergency stop 1, press
    shortly the multifunction pushbutton.
    • Releasing the pushbutton the emergency
    stop is deactivated.
    Emergency stop 2:
    This emergency status stops automatically
    all trains and cuts off the track power.
    • To activate the emergency stop 2, press
    the multifunction pushbutton till the
    illumination is permanently red.
    • To deactivate the emergency stop press
    the pushbutton shortly again.

    Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
    Viessmann Modelltechnik GmbH


    iA Jürgen Meier

  • Hi John,
    To clarify: You can not turn on the Commander?
    Pressures on power at the same time one of the 4 shift keys for movement.
    Then the commander should go into update mode. Maybe you come then.
    best regards
    Helmut

    Commander V. 1.4
    Märklin Test- und Vorführanlage, C-Gleis, K-Gleis