Connecting CobaltiP motor to a control panel with LED track indicators

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Connecting CobaltiP motor to a control panel with LED track indicators

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Post by suriraj » Wed May 29, 2019 8:34 am

Hi
Just a little query. I bought the locking on-off-on switch.It has six bit underneath ( I dont know what you call them.?Terminals ). How do I connect them to Cobalt iP motors.Connect them to terminal 7&9
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Post by Brian » Wed May 29, 2019 2:07 pm

You only use one side or row of three switch terminals. The switches you have are Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) so one side of three in-line tabs are not used.
Wire the switches middle tab to T8
Wire the left (or top) switch tab to T7
Wire the right (or bottom) switch tab to T9
If motor/point operates opposite to switches position reverse wires on T7 and T9 (Do not remove wire on T8)

Ensure you return each switch to its middle Off position as soon as operation of motor begins.
Sprung to centre Off switches would be better to use. (On)-Off-(On) type

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Post by suriraj » Wed May 29, 2019 2:16 pm

Thanks Brian.There are six terminals .So two wires go to 7 and two from middle go to 8 etc. Am I correct.
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Post by Brian » Wed May 29, 2019 2:19 pm

suriraj wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 2:16 pm
Thanks Brian.There are six terminals .So two wires go to 7 and two from middle go to 8 etc. Am I correct.
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No. As I said just use one row of three terminals on the switch the other row of three are not needed or used. Wire to T7, T8 and T9.
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Post by suriraj » Wed May 29, 2019 2:27 pm

I got it Thanks a lot
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Post by suriraj » Thu May 30, 2019 7:21 pm

I connected everything just as Brian instructed,but unfortunately it does not seem to work.When toggle switch clicked there is a whimper from the motor but no movement. On top of this thye LEDs dont light up. I checked all the connections.I dont know where I went wrong Any suggestions or I should find an another hobby!
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Post by Brian » Thu May 30, 2019 9:26 pm

Whimper from the motor??? Hold the switch in the On position for longer. What happens when the switch is held in the other On position? You MUST have the DCC power On and connected to Cobalt T1 and T2. Also I'm assuming they are Digital ip motors?

LEDs not lighting??? How exactly are they wired?
Could be they are wired the wrong way around? LEDs only illuminate one way around. Their longer lead is the Anode (positive). Always possible they are already blown due to incorrect wiring?

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Post by Ron S » Fri May 31, 2019 12:45 am

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Post by suriraj » Fri May 31, 2019 7:37 am

Thanks Ron It is digital The diagrams in the brochure are not very clear
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Post by Ron S » Fri May 31, 2019 7:43 am

The manual shows push buttons or using non-locking toggles wired to the last 3 terminals on the Cobalt just as Brian indicated in his post.
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