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Quad Occupancy Detector

See our article titled Why Detect Occupancy?

Specifications:
Version:4.02
Card size:2.75" x 2.75"
Mounting hole size:0.125"
Suitable for #4 screws
Detectors per card:4
Card may be partially populated with 1, 2 or 3 detectors
Track connector:Screw terminal blocks
2 terminals for power input feed, 1 for each feed to block
Each terminal accepts 14-22 gauge wire
Maximum continuous track current:4 amperes (Standard Detector)
8 amperes (8 Amp Detector)
Output connectors:SIP header and screw terminal blocks
6-pin SIP for outputs, ground, and power
2-position terminal block for power and ground
4-position terminal block for outputs
Output type:Open collector
Compatible with active low input devices.
Output maximum voltage:26 volts
Output maximum continuous current:50 milliamperes
ROHS compliant:Yes
Approximate kit assembly time:45 - 60 minutes

 

Switch Machine Interface

This is a wiring interface for the Tortoise Switch Machine to make wiring it easier, including interfacing it to our Signal Master Plus line currently under development.

Specifications:
Version:1.00
Card size:2.154" x 1.324"
Motor power connector:2-position terminal block
Each terminal accepts 14-22 gauge wire
Traction/track contacts (Pins 2, 3, and 4):3-position terminal block
Each terminal accepts 14-22 gauge wire
Status/aux contacts (Pins 5, 6, and 7):3-pin header OR 3-position terminal block
For terminal block, each terminal accepts 14-22 gauge wire
Other features:Reversible
LED motor indicators
Options:LED Colour:
Left yellow/right green
Left green/right yellow
Approximate kit assembly time:5 - 10 minutes

 

Signal Animator

New version 1.10 circuit boards are now in stock and kits and units will be available within the next few days. Note: SGA prices have DECREASED.

Specifications:
Version:1.10
Card size:2.25" x 2.00"
Mounting hole size:0.125"
Suitable for #4 screws
Power supply requirements:Versions for 5 VDC (standard) or 8-16 VDC (special order)
1-2 mA minimum (dark indication)
Plus 10-20 mA per LED illuminated
Output mode:3-output Type D: R/Y/G for each head - changes have brief dark moment.
2-output Type SA: R/G for each head (both provide Y) - changes between G and Y have red "flicker"
3-output Type SA: R/Y/G for each head - changes between G and Y have red "flicker"
Input connector:2x14 header, 0.1"/2.54 mm spacing
Output connectors:1x4 header for each signal head (high, medium, low), 0.1"/2.54 mm spacing
4-position mini terminal blocks available by special order
Selectable output common:Jumper to select either common-anode (+) or common-cathode (-) LED configuration
Dual occupancy inputs:Occupancy inputs may use either two inputs (R-G) or three inputs (R-Y-G) - no jumper selection needed.
With two inputs, approach indication is conveyed when both red and green are active.
ABS operation mode:Jumper to enable basic ABS signalling logic to be performed on-board.
Input for "Advance
Clear To" indications:
CROR Rules 412, 413, 414, and 415 implemented.
All these indications all have a flashing high head aspect.
Animation:Type SA: changes between green and yellow have a brief red "flicker". See video
Type D: all changes have a brief dark moment
ROHS compliant:Yes
Approximate kit assembly time:30 - 45 minutes

 

Grade Crossing Controller

Specifications:
Version:1.00
Card size:2.50" x 2.00"
Mounting hole size:0.125"
Suitable for #4 screws
Detector inputs:3 detectors per track
Inputs for two tracks provided.
Additional tracks supported with additional GCC units.
Power supply:8-16 volts DC
Less than 100 mA, depending on output load
Outputs available:1 active high (+5 volts when activated)
1 active low (0 volts when activated)
2 alternating at 1 Hz rate
2 that switch between V+ and V- when activated or deactivated - suitable for driving a stall-motor device
Output connectors:Screw terminal blocks
ROHS compliant:Yes
Approximate kit assembly time:25 - 30 minutes

 

The Traverser

Available for both linear and loop operation.

Specifications:
Version:1.00
Card size:3.00" x 2.25"
Mounting hole size:0.125"
Suitable for #4 screws
Power supply requirements:12 volts AC, up to 1 ampere.
Input power connector:Screw terminals.
Each terminal accepts 14-22 gauge wire
Detection input connector:6-pin SIP header.
Identical to the output connector on our Quad Occupancy Detector
Detection inputs:Four active-low inputs.
Two for each end of track, two for each end's approach block
Other input:One active low input to hold train at next stop.
Track power connector:Screw terminals.
Each terminal accepts 14-22 gauge wire
Maximum track output voltage:Adjustable from 6.5 volts to 11.0 volts (DC).
Maximum track current:1 ampere.
Actual maximum is limited to the capabilities of the 12 volt AC supply used
Stop duration:Default of 2 seconds.
Other configurable choices: 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 45, 60, 75, 90, 120, 150, 180, 210, 240, or 255 seconds
ROHS compliant:Yes
Approximate kit assembly time:45 - 60 minutes

 

Fast Clock Display

For use with NCE DCC Systems
Can be used for real time by configuring command station with fast clock ratio of 1

Specifications:
Version:1.00
Card size:2.30" x 2.30"
Mounting hole size:0.125"
Suitable for #4 screws
Hardware:3.00" x 3.00" powder coated aluminium panel for fascia mounting.
0.125" mounting holes. Suitable for #4 screws
Power supply requirements:May be powered from cab bus or separate AC adapter. Current draw under 20 mA.
Display:7-segment LED display. 4 digits; Red 0.4" high.
Display Format:Time is displayed in 12- or 24-hour format, as configured by the NCE command station
In 12-hour format, PM is indicated by blinking colon
Cab bus connections:Two rear RJ-14 connectors for in-line bus connection,
One front panel RJ-14 connector for cab connection.
Included feature:Time/temperature function for on-layout display sign.
Requires small display, not yet available
ROHS compliant:Yes
Approximate kit assembly time:25 - 35 minutes

 

Accessories

Accessories for use with other products.

 

Signal Master Plus

This will be the product family of our Computerized Signalling System that is currently under development.