NCE Stall Motor (Switch-It/Switch-8)

NCE has two products that are designed to work with Stall Motor type switch machines.  For information on Stall Motor switch machines, go here.

Common Features:

1) Each Switch output can have it own unique accessory address.
2) Each Switch output is protected from overload.
3) Each Switch output allows the option of having point rail tension reset on power up.

Below is a table that compares the DIFFERENCES between the two  types of Stall Motor accessory controllers.

Machine# of
Switch
Outputs
Push
Button
Inputs
# of Buttons
Per
Switch
One Button
Toggle
Option?
Unique
Address
Per
Switch?
 Point
Rail
Reset
Option
Switch-It2Yes2YesYesYes
Switch-88NoN/AN/AYesYes 

Comments:

Although these device are only rated to drive one Tortoise switch machine per output, in practice you can drive two in series or parallel.  The best choice depends on the DCC voltage being applied.  If the DCC input voltage is low like needed for N-scale, the parallel option will give good result.  If the DCC Voltage is high as found in larger scale, then series will work best.   

There are no status output that can drive a control switch position indicator.  However using a Bi-color "two wire" LED in series with each output will accomplish the deed.  Instructions on how to do that are included in the manual.

NCE SWITCH-IT

The SWITCH-IT is designed to be a DUAL standalone switch machine controller.  The button inputs allow local control panel control at all time with DCC or DC being use as a power source.    Each switch output can have it own unique DCC accessory address and control by accessory DCC packets from a throttle or a macro/route script.  However, DCC control can only work if DCC power is used to power the device.






Device history:

Rev A: Obsolete.  No DC input support.
Rev B
Rev B1
Rev B2





NCE SWITCH-8

The SWITCH-8 is designed to be a 8 output   switch machine controller that can ONLY be controlled with DCC.  There are NO BUTTON INPUTS which means only DCC accessory command can control it.   The best method to control this device is by using NCE Mini-Panel which provides the missing button inputs and uses macro to control Switch-8.  To learn more about the NCE Mini-Panel, go here:NCE Mini/Macro Panel
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