DCC LED simatic panel ?

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DCC LED simatic panel ?

Postby swiftbeam » Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:58 pm

Hi Guys,

I have the Sig-naTrck Ace DCC controller. I wanted to make a point control board with all the points marked out with LED directional markers as all the points will be DCC controlled with Cobalt point motors.

I asked the manufacture of the Sig-naTrak controller if this was posable, but I had no reply. I guess because At Warley, he was keen for me to use HIS point motors, but they have a fast action, and I want slow.

Does anybody know if there is a module that will change over LED's on a simatic panel?

Thanks.

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Re: DCC LED simatic panel ?

Postby End2end » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:11 pm

Here's how to wire the LED's direct from the cobalt point motor.
https://www.dccconcepts.com/manual/addi ... ut-motors/

More info and wiring diagrams
http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index. ... -s-levers/
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Re: DCC LED simatic panel ?

Postby Mike Parkes » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:27 pm

Just putting together a couple of panels as the pointwork on the new curved baseboard quickly confuses as to which one needs throwing to set a route. What I have settled on is AC LEDs from Rapid Electronics (bought up all the white one they had in stock :D ) so no messing around with diodes - these are very bright and rather than the resistors DCC concepts suggest I have used 22k ones for the white LEDs, although the red ones I also bought "only" need a 12K resistor. Found that a 2k reduction in resistor value seems to be balance out okay the brightness for each additional white LED linked together, Ensure that the resistors on the connection from the LED direct to the DCC supply not on the connection to the frog.

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Re: DCC LED simatic panel ?

Postby swiftbeam » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:37 pm

Thank you for all the help :-)

Sadly I can't open the RMweb link as I'm totally blocked out of that forum.

I'm sure I can now work out an LED DCC panel now from the info given.

Thank you :-)

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Re: DCC LED simatic panel ?

Postby End2end » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:33 pm

There's always a way. ;)

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Re: DCC LED simatic panel ?

Postby swiftbeam » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:37 pm

Awesome :D :D
Thank you :lol:

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Re: DCC LED simatic panel ?

Postby Suzie » Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:18 am

It is always best to have feedback from the actual points to show the position, but you can use accessory decoders set to the same addresses as the points. DIY decoders can be made cheaply if you don't mind making your own decoders.

http://dccdiy.org.uk/accessory.html

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Re: DCC LED simatic panel ?

Postby swiftbeam » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:00 pm

I'll be using the DCC ready Cobalt IP Digital point motors, does that change anything?
I'm new to DCC and especially point work!

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Re: DCC LED simatic panel ?

Postby TimberSurf » Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:18 pm

I am slightly confused, probably because I am a Siemens Engineer, so "Simatic" has a very specific meaning to me!
I presume you mean a "schematic panel", by which I assume you mean a 'Mimic panel'

i.e. you are looking to make a display panel of the layout plan, with illuminated leds showing the point positions? (without switches to actually control them)

In which case, it's simply a matter of wiring as above. The type of cobalt makes no difference, they all have the same volt free relays for use to switch leds.
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Re: DCC LED simatic panel ?

Postby swiftbeam » Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:29 pm

TimberSurf wrote:I am slightly confused, probably because I am a Siemens Engineer, so "Simatic" has a very specific meaning to me!
I presume you mean a "schematic panel", by which I assume you mean a 'Mimic panel'

i.e. you are looking to make a display panel of the layout plan, with illuminated leds showing the point positions? (without switches to actually control them)

In which case, it's simply a matter of wiring as above. The type of cobalt makes no difference, they all have the same volt free relays for use to switch leds.


Hi,

Yes, you are 100% correct :-)


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