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  1. You essentially have 2 options to go digital later: Fit your analog motor with a suitable decoder - such as the AD-*FX range Or - fit a Digital IP in the first place and power it from your DCC bus. Control it by using two pushbuttons or a spring to centre SPDT switch connected to the PBS terminals 7/8/9. You could even just use one pushbutton connected 7-9 and toggle the motor. It's up to you whether you give it an address or not - they are happy working with either DCC commands or from the "manual" PBS terminals at the same time. If it is powered
  2. As Teaky says, the Analog IP will switch frog polarity. It has two built in changeover switches (S2 and S3) that can be used for frog polarity and other switching - such as signals. Reversing DC (regulated) to DC IN (terminals 1/2) to control the direction of the motor. Track power to S2L and S2 R (terminals 4/5) and frog to S2C (terminal 6). If the frog polarity is incorrect, swap the track feeds on S2L/R. Hope this helps. Best Regards The DCCconcepts Team
  3. The DCCconcepts "thing" is not a latching relay. Best Regards, The DCCconcepts Team p.s Nick - contact us via our salesuk email regarding our adapter.
  4. Apologies for not picking this up sooner. A Cobalt Digital IP does not move to DCC commands when in the SET mode. When the switch is placed in the SET position, it is "listening" for an accessory command and then remembers that number as the switch is returned to the RUN position The SET/RUN procedure is the same for our other accessory decoders/controllers, such as the ADS, AD and CBSS series. Best Regards. The DCCconcepts Team
  5. Hi Richard, The small stay alives as supplied with earlier decoders were for micro-breaks in pickup - not visible run-on as Ron Ron says. The new range of stay alives will show appreciable run-on over dead spots. Distance will depend upon loco speed/current draw and also cut off time if the decoder supports it. As well as charge time - which can be over a minute to reach full capacity in some cases. Regarding charging time - if they are allowed to charge too fast, there is the possibility of overheating a decoder. Particularly if a loco is used on dirty/dead track where t
  6. John, The CDU2 is totally unsuitable for operation with an analogue slow action point motor. It is a capacitor discharge unit and designed for use with solenoid motors and will damage the Analog IP (You may be thinking about the PSU2 - which is a +9v/0v/-9v unit - however - no longer available and replaced with the SPS12 unit as a split voltage supply.) We would also suggest that the accessory output from the controller is not used. They are often unregulated/unsmoothed. (Usually "rated" at 12v and typically measuring 14-16v with no or minimal load and h
  7. There is no yellow wire on a S-Lever. There are three SPDT changeover switches. 1-3 green/black/red is left/common/right for momentary (at end of travel) connections - these are perfect for input to the AEU encoder unit. 4-6 black/orange/blue is left/right/common for a latching SPDT. (Ideal for on/off/on connections to switch inputs) 7-9 grey/green/red is common/left/right for a latching SPDT as above. Full connection details can be found via our manual - available online The basic system is S-Lever to AEU encoder. Using the momentary 1-3 term
  8. Hi Phil, Thank you for the information. CV7=34 is a relatively old decoder - we have upgraded the software since then. We have sent you a PM. Best Regards, The DCCconcepts Team
  9. Hi Phil, What value is in CV7 of the errant decoder? Best Regards, The DCCconcepts Team
  10. We have found the SEEP motors can vary, so when used in pairs, one can take most of the energy if the other is a bit stiff. Another thing to consider is the DCC system voltage as this will effect the charge voltage of the capacitors on the ADS units. (The higher the DC volts, the higher the capacitor volts resulting in a higher output pulse voltage) Best Regards, The DCCconcepts Team
  11. Hi Steve, Ron is correct with his details. Just to add a few extra bits of info for others. We will stress that the DC power must be regulated. Do not use the auxiliary output from a train controller/transformer as they are often unregulated. We recommend that the switch to terminals 7-9 is a SPDT spring return to centre (on/off/on) or a pair of pushbuttons, as the left to right inputs needs to see a small break of a few millisceconds - so an on-on switch cannot be used. The SET/RUN switch is not used for DC operation if you are only us
  12. Hi Edward. Are you wanting to show route indication on a mimic panel for a 3 way point ?. If this is correct we can give you a diagram on how to do this using the single colour leds. We are not at this time able to do it using the red/green leds due to the way the mimic board outputs work. Please send an Email to: [email protected] And we can forward the information. Just a reminder this will only work with the single colour Leds connected to the Mimic board, and uses two output addresses the same as the point motors. Best R
  13. Just a heads up for those awaiting Cobalt motors - again....... We are just about to receive another decent four-figure quantity of Cobalt point motors - predominantly Digital IP, but also including Analog IP and Omega and SS surface mount. All the Digital IP and Analog IP and SS motors are already pre-allocated to back orders and dealer pre-orders - we have a few Omega motors unallocated from this batch. Hopefully - those of you that have ordered via your dealers will be receiving them soon. For those that haven't already pre-ordered, have no fe
  14. Hi Patrick, This may help. https://www.dccconcepts.com/manual/the-evolution-of-the-cobalt-range-detail-comparisons/ For DCC control, the obvious option is a Digital IP with integral decoder. but there's always the choice of AD-FX decoder and AnalogIP or Omega types. Physially, all three are the same size. For DC control, the obvious choice is the Analog IP or Omega, but for future proofing for digital control, use a Digital IP - taking power from your DCC bus, but control it manually using the PBS terminals with a pair of pushbuttons or SPDT moment
  15. Apart from having to sometimes disable Railcom whilst addressing Cobalt Digital IP, we have found that there are no other issues running them with Railcom enabled systems. With the close co-operation of DCC Train Automation (UK distributor of iTrain and Digikeijs), the above issue (multiple motors on a route) has been tracked to the trip settings within the DR5000 being set too low. The trip timer setting needs to be increased with Railcom on, compared to Railcom off. (250ms seems to be an acceptable value) Also using a slight delay between individual point
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