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And I correct myself: Should have read the subject field more
carefully: You are using the PL 26, so please ignore previous
Ps: Always remember to put brain into gear before engaging mouth
On 2020-04-02 20:33, pekka_groups via
Are your other turnouts operating well?
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 other terminal)?
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:
I have a Peco three way turnout trying to wire the switch to
motor using a CDU and 16v 2amp power supply it does nothing but
make noise will not work can you please tell me what i’m doing
What gauge are you using,
also what system do you use. I uses Lenz system 3.6
and must use circuit breakers. The science behind
this is that LENZ Invented that’s out there and
smart people ran with free technology. I am not
up-to date on the newer systems to pick from. Good
On Sat, Mar 21,
2020 at 10:18 PM Michael Boyle <boyle10017@...
I've read, and been told, to offset the rail gaps
between power districts. What is the science
behind this and do we do that everywhere (for
example in a reversing loop)?