Re: Wiring Peco PL26 Switch to PL11 motor
Are your other turnouts operating well?toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
According to this:
it apppears that the green wire is the common, not the black. Did you connect the green wire(s) to one output of the CDU and the red and black wires through push buttons to the other output terminal of the CDU?
Did you test the motors before installing them to the turnout?
Did the motors throw when you touched the wires with DCUs output
wires (green to one output terminal and either red or black to the
Are you using push buttons or toggle switches? The PL-11 point
motors should NOT be operated with ordinary toggle switches. Use
push buttons or momentary centre-off toggle switches which will
return to center-off position when relased. Those are often
referred as "mom-off-mom" or "(on)-off-(on)".
The drawing on the instruction sheet is -- I think -- misleading:
the PL-26 point operating switch is a strange animal: it is a
momentary switch and the common terminal is not the center
terminal! If you are using ordinary two way toggle switches, the
capacitor will be held discharged and it will not become charged
unless it is disconnected (due to release of finger on button, or
toggle switches returning to center-off position). If you are
using three-way center-off toggle switches, the common terminal is
most often the center terminal, and the point motor's red/black
wires should be connected to the two outermost connectors. See, if
the switch (if you are using a toggle switch) has any markings
that would confirm which connector is the common terminal.
I hope this helps.
On 31.3.2020 16.33, James Cunningham via Groups.Io wrote: