Model Railway Points Controller Product Information

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infra red romote points control
 Features
 A totaly new way of electronically controlling your points motors.
 Infra-red remote control of your Railway layouts points.
 The basic controller can be used with up to 12 points motors. This can be increased to 24 points with the expansion unit.
 One key press on the handset is all that is required to toggle a points position from open to closed.
 The PCB controller board has LED indicaters showing the points postion RED/GREEN i.e. open closed.
 Their is a also connector block for the wiring external LEDs, perhaps on to a track layout panel.
 Programmable pulse length for powering the points. (no CDU Required).
 Refresh pulse to ensure that the points stay in set position. This could help in the event of a knocking of the layout,
 and so ensuring that the points all stay in the correct position (This can be turned on/off).
 The status/position of all the points can be saved, then next time you power up they will
 set to the last programmed position.
 Points can be set to all open/all closed with 1 key press.
 (This could be handy for setting a known start up situation).
 Block point setting, program and save up to 8 different blocks with 16 point combinations of the 24 that
 the controller can control. You can then change up to 16 point settings with 2 key presses.
 Wiring is connected to the controller board is by screw terminal connectors.
 Requires an DC input of 12 to 18 volts.
 How it works (short version)
 To Switch a point motor it needs a large current over a short time.
 If the current were to continuously flow through the points motor there would be danger of either
 the motor, or the power supply overheating and being damaged.
 The points controller over comes this by sending a short pulse of power to the motor. It reads the
 remote handset and after a key press sends this brief pulse which then moves the motor to the left or right.
 A second press of the same key would reverse this. (toggle action)
 This pulse can also be programmed to be of different lengths.
 There is an option to turn on or off a refresh pulse to the points motor.
 This refresh pulse is very short, 5ms long and sent out 5 times a second, and will ensure that any slack
 sloppy or old points stay in the position they were set at.
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