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Old 16-04-2018, 06:50 PM   #1
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My only experience with peco point motors and testing them, resulted in burning one out. I have 9 S/Hand ones to test. Can i use a battery. Is there an idiot proof, fail safe method. I want to transfer some to new points, but dont want to fit Duff ones. Thanks guys. john
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John, like all solenoid motors they only need a brief pulse of power. I suspect you left the current flowing for too long.
Not too difficult to include a momentary switch in a bit of temporary wiring though.
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So i cant use a battery then. I have peco point switches, look that proper levers. If i wire to that and throw lever, that would be okay ?.
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Providing the battery has enough ‘oomph’ then the Peco point switch will work. I question whether a battery would be strong enough, but you won’t know until you try.
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