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by Ron S
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Point motor switches
Replies: 18
Views: 265

Re: Point motor switches

And to add to Brian's reply, the initial charging current is high as Peco solenoids need around 2-3 amps to be effective especially if their accessory switch is added. The discharge of course for the other direction movement is good as long as the capacitor value is better than 1000uf and the soleno...
by Ron S
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Point motor switches
Replies: 18
Views: 265

Re: Point motor switches

Use a 2200uf capacitor as shown in the video or if you have another 1000uf , add that in parallel with the existing 1000uf. And the terminal strip is OK.
by Ron S
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Point motor switches
Replies: 18
Views: 265

Re: Point motor switches

As I said in post #5, I use the one-wire circuit that Brian posted in #9 but with a minor change, all capacitors are 2200uf & if two solenoids as one like a crossover, then I make it 4700uf and always use a 19v DC supply. All solenoids now have either the Peco accessory switch or a microswitch to op...
by Ron S
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Point motor switches
Replies: 18
Views: 265

Re: Point motor switches

I use the one-wire circuit and CDU for each solenoid and this uses a standard toggle on-on like a SPDT and I have asked about getting the circuit & text so I can post it here. It was removed from a well known website when the site got updated.
The toggle indicates which way the turnout is set.
by Ron S
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Today's weather
Replies: 102
Views: 1120

Re: Today's weather

And in North Queensland, they are getting flooded out
https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australi ... smsnnews11
by Ron S
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: What cars did you drive - when you were younger!!
Replies: 52
Views: 988

Re: What cars did you drive - when you were younger!!

I learnt to drive 1959 in a Hillman Minx and my first car was a 1960 model VW.
Since then I have had 9 cars from small to large then back to small as family increased and then went their own way.
by Ron S
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Today's weather
Replies: 102
Views: 1120

Re: Today's weather

And where I live, it is forecast to be 37c on Saturday
by Ron S
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Lighting control panel
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: Lighting control panel