Crest Switch Control and Piko Switch Motors

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Crest Switch Control and Piko Switch Motors
Posted by kajohnson9 on Thursday, November 01, 2018 2:37 PM

I have a Crest switch control (CRE57074) that can control 5 switches. I used it on a previous layout. I have now converted to Piko motorized switches. Does any one know if the Crest switch controler can drive the Piko switches?

Thanks,
Keith Johsnon

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Posted by Curmudgeon on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 3:49 PM

http://docplayer.net/53953354-Crest-aristo-craft-rcc-remote-switch-device-2-4-ghz-instruction-manual-cre-57074.html

REVO is not showing CRE products...well, at least not all of them.

And not that one.

Switches
In the front of the Remote Switch Device there are six terminals five for switch hookups “
SW
-1 / SW –5
” and one for power input “
POWER –IN
”. The Remote Switch Device will work with
the fowling switches:
1.Art 11298 Switch Machine Slow Motion New
2.Art 11299 Switch Machine Old
3.LGB switches [TM of Marklin]
4.Most Other G Gauge Switch Machines
 
So, PIKO and LGB controls seem to work together for me.
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Posted by Curmudgeon on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 5:45 PM

Apparently the trick is 2-wire control. No center wire for power or gound to reference the throws of the coil. Fully reverses power across the machine, so if your PIKO machines are two wire like LGB and CrEsT, you should be good to go...just set to fast throw.

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