Tx10 is a simple hand-held wireless transmitter
intended to control one model railway locomotive engine.
It has a large knob for forward/reverse throttle control and a push button
for receiver binding.
Tx10 is ideal as a basic, entry-level transmitter for modellers who
don't need a more complex controller.
The bind push button can also be used to operate a whistle or horn if you have
a sound card.
Tx10 cannot be used for Deltang receiver programming. If you need to
program a receiver, a Prog3 or Prog4 will be required.
- Tx10 uses the 2.4GHz band which requires no frequency
channel control and is very resilient against interference.
All radio frequency components are contained on the internal
There are no user adjustable parts on this module and it should not
- Tx10 is compatible with all DSM2 receivers; this includes all
- Any number of receivers can be bound to your Tx10 but only one
should normally be switched on at a time to operate them independently.
- Range is suitable for indoors and small outdoor sites; the outdoor
free-air range to a Deltang receiver is at least 50m.
Range indoors is affected by building construction materials,
furniture, people and receiver installation.
- The throttle control knob and bind push button action are transmitted
as separate R/C 'channels' which must match the receiver configuration:
|bind button:||channel 5
The maximum working voltage of the internal electronics module is 10V
and there is a protection diode wired in series with the battery lead.
This allows the battery voltage to be up to 10.7V.
If the battery voltage is above this value, the internal
regulator will shut down and the transmitter will not operate.
To replace the battery:
- Make sure that the power on/off button is off (up) before)
adding or removing a battery.
- Remove the lid at the bottom rear of the case by sliding it downwards.
When Tx10 is new this will require a bit of effort to slide it past the
retaning 'click'. The image at the right shows the case rear with the
battery lid removed.
- Remove the battery from the compartment and pull the battery clip
off the terminals. Replace the clip on the new battery which will only
fit one way round.
TAKE CARE, if force is needed, the connector is probably the wrong way
- Replace the battery cover by sliding it up from the bottom making
sure that the retaining tab goes under the case rear. The battery is
held in place with a piece of foam attached to the cover and you will
feel some resistance as the cover is pushed down onto the battery.
On / Off Push Button
The LED lights continuously when the transmitter is on and flashes
when Tx10 is in bind mode (see below).
It is best to switch the transmitter on before the receiver.
If a receiver is switched on with Tx10 off, it is likely
to enter bind mode with rapid flashing of the LED on the
receiver board. If you did not intend to bind, switch the
receiver off, then switch Tx10 on followed by the receiver.
Speed / Throttle Knob
Off/Stop is in the centre of rotation when the white dot is pointing
toward the top of the transmitter. You will feel a 'click'
as the knob is centred.
Rotating the knob to the right (clockwise) should move your loco
forwards. If it goes in reverse, you need to swap the two wires connected
to the motor in your loco.
If a receiver has not previously been bound, it has to be 'paired' with
the transmitter. Binding is only required once per receiver.
- Put your receiver into Bind mode (if a Deltang Rx4 or Rx6 receiver,
switch it on and wait for the LED to flash fast).
- Press and hold the Bind push-button on the transmitter.
- Switch the transmitter on by pushing the Power button and then
release the Bind button.
- Binding is complete when the receiver LED stops flashing.