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Apologies in advance. I'm a noob to the forum and just starting with digital slots. I searched the forum and couldn't find a clear answer.

Will the pro-x wireless controllers work with the first generation digital 132 CU?

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QUOTE (rider1999 @ 1 Sep 2011, 21:15) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Apologies in advance. I'm a noob to the forum and just starting with digital slots. I searched the forum and couldn't find a clear answer.

Will the pro-x wireless controllers work with the first generation digital 132 CU?

Thanks

I'm not exactly sure what you are asking. There's only one generation of CU, and yes, any Carrera wireless controller will work with it, including one from a Pro-X set.

There are three generations of Black Box (the Pro-X, and two different generations of D132/D124). The Pro-X wireless controller will work with a Pro-X BB (obviously), and it will work with a D132/D124 BB that has a Pro-X mode built in. The BB does not have to be running in Pro-X mode for the controller to work. It will work if the BB is in Pro-X mode or D132 mode.

None of the dip switch wireless controllers (this includes the Pro-X controllers) will work with a D132/D124 BB that does not have a Pro-X mode.
 

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Thanks for the reply. I though the CU and the black box were the same thing. What is the CU? Also is there an easy way to tell if the wireless controller has dip switches (assuming I can't physically examine the controller). I'm looking at some on a reseller website.

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The CU is essentially a 3rd generation D132/D124 Black Box, but they've changed the name. They now call it a Control Unit. It replaces a Black Box in your layout, and offers much more functionality compared to the old BBs. At the present time it does not come in any sets, and must be purchased seperately. It is needed to operate many of the new digital accessories- the pit lane adapter, the driver displays, the position tower- and it adds different driving modes, the ability to hook up a computer for lap timing/counting, and new ways to program the car chips. Any Carrera wireless controller will work with a Control Unit, or an older D132/D124 BB that has Pro-X support built in. The newer BBs (manufactured since 2008) have no Pro-X support, and they will not work with the DIP switch wireless controllers.

If the reseller lists the wireless controllers as Pro-X, or Pro-X compatable, they will be the DIP switch controllers. The part numbers are also different. The Pro-X sets were part #10100. The newer sets, with LED controllers rather than DIP switch controllers, are part #10106. These are the part numbers for the sets that include two controllers and a receiver tower. The LED controller, bought by itself, is part #10107. The DIP switch controller, bought by itself, is part #10103.
 

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Hey all. Thanks for the replies. Great answers and given my purchase of a kit with a 2009 bb I will avoid the wireless controllers with the dip switches (the kit is the digital 132 racing thunder set)

Again I appreciate the answers. I can't wait to get into this with my sons.

Now I just have to find one more controller so we can all race while I track down some wireless units
 
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