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Long ago, I asked the question of interoperability of the old Carrera wireless remotes and the new control station. Looking at the Carrera website, I should not be able to use the "dip-switch" type remotes and the new control unit, but since the compatibility chart provided by Carrera here claims no difference between the towers, I thought I might try it anyway.

It all seems to work for me. No problems, all the lane change functions operate, fuel displays work fine, position tower shows correct displays, autonomous car functions fine. I can run races against the ghost cars and all functions work.

What gives? Is it that I only have two wireless controllers? If I add more of the old controllers will there be problems?

Anybody else experimented with this?
 

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Am I simply reading the compatibility chart wrong, or is Carrera simply confused?

Or, could it be that you cannot combine the dip-switch remotes and the new LED remotes on the same layout?
 

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The Carrera compatibility chart is older than CU.
Dip swith wireles compatibility problem is only with Black Box Digital 124 / 132 since 2009
 

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With the new wireless solution coming this fall, I expect both the legacy DIP switch and LED IR remotes to drop in price soon., and may be a cost effective expansion possibility soon.

Will the dip-switch remotes function alongside the newer LED remotes on the new CU digital system, or does it need to all dip or all LED?
 

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The older dip-switch IR controllers can be mixed with the newer LED IR controllers and wired controllers on the CU and on the older "PRO-X" compatible Black box, but not on the newer "non-PRO-X Compatible" Black box.

On a CU the dip switch IR controllers are limited to ID 1 through 4, while the newer LED IR controllers can be programmed from ID 1 through 6.

I've also read on the US forum that the new (to be released) 2.4 GHz RF wireless also can be used right alongside existing infrared wireless or wired controllers on the CU.
 
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