NCE ProCab

How to determine firmware / rom version:

when you turn it it on, you get a screen:



then it is quickly replaced by the next screen which says:

NCE    12:00AM

RADIO V1.5  ID=0

So the cab has firmware and so does the radio module

The cab address is displayed briefly

the ID=0 is the layout ID, which I believe has been discontinued.

The history of NCE firmwares is usually on the DCC Wiki, or go to Mark Gurries excellent site:


New bug found in programming (from the NCE web site):


Do not attempt to use an NCE 5 amp / 10 amp / Power Pro / PH-Pro / CS02 system to program CVs>256 in Program Track Mode using the Pro Cab. You will corrupt other CVs in the decoder.
Your options are:
 1) Use the built in serial interface and a PC running JMRI / Decoder Pro. It knows how to work around the firmware bug in the Power Pro and it also takes care of setting the index CVs 31 & 32.
 2) Use Program on Main but you MUST first manually set the correct values in both CVs 31 & 32 BEFORE changing any CV>256.
 Depending in the type of NCE system you have AND the actual decoder, accessing and changing CVs above 256 might require a different method.

The 5amp PH-Pro has a firmware bug that prevents access to CVs above 256 on the program track ONLY. You can use POM - Programming On the Main with no issues.


The PowerCab system has no such issue



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