Turnout Controllers by ESELCO
The -H (Hybrid) IntuiSwitch™ Controls
Using DCC and/or JMRI to control your turnouts?
We've got an IntuiSwitch™ for you, too!
Our original IntuiSwitch™ controls make direct, local control of turnouts that use stall motor switch machines like the Tortoise™ as easy as possible. With built-in status display and just two wires to the power source and two wires to the turnout, they combine ease of use and ease of installation.
We developed the -H (Hybrid) IntuiSwitch™ as an enhancement for layouts that use DCC and/or JMRI decoder boards for remote or computer control of layout operation. When paired with a decoder board that supports the capabilities, the -H IntuiSwitch™ adds local control and status display to these decoder-based layouts. This can be invaluable when fixing problems during operations.
The -H IntuiSwitch™ provides the same attractive look and feel as our conventional IntuiSwitch™ controls, but has a different circuit board inside. It provides a raw pushbutton input to the DCC or JMRI decoder board, and displays turnout status from the decoder board. The decoder board (instead of the IntuiSwitch™) actually drives the turnout, based on input from the -H IntuiSwitch™ and the DCC or JMRI networking. This has several implications:
- Other types of switch machines can be used, as long as your decoder board supports them.
- The -H IntuiSwitch™ doesn't need a supply of its own, as long as the decoder board provides appropriate status outputs.
- The decoder board's logic decides how to combine the pushbutton input from the -H IntuiSwitch™ with the commands from DCC or JMRI. Some decoders include the ability to remotely enable or disable input from the pushbutton.
The -H IntuiSwitch™ controls are available in both mounting styles (Classic IntuiSwitch and D-IntuiSwitch). They come with a breakout board with screw terminals for easy wiring. The cable has green sleeving over the end that plugs in to the breakout board. This sleeving (along with different color coding on the breakout board) makes it easy to tell the conventional and -H IntuiSwitch™ controls apart when wiring the layout.
Pricing is $15.95 each, the same as our conventional IntuiSwitch™ controls. The -H IntuiSwitch™ controls are a special order item, and may take longer than our standard versions for delivery.
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