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Frogs
Posted by C1Cal on Saturday, February 10, 2018 12:33 PM

"install a DCC System" shows connecting the Frog green lead to a Frog Juicer.          "Laying and Wiring Track" shows ataching the green Frog lead to an under table switch motor. If you use a Juicer how do you wire the switch? I am just starting out in HO.

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Posted by owen w in california on Monday, February 12, 2018 2:46 PM
C1: If you are using a turnout motor, like a Tortoise, it has an integral electronic switch which changes the polarity at the Frog automatically, when you throw the turnout, so you connect one wire to the Frog (green in your description). In this circumstance, you DO NOT NEED a Frog juicer (it would be redundant). If you are NOT using a turnout motor (hand throwing turnouts) or are using a motor WITHOUT the integral electronic switch, then a Frogjuicer will change the polarity, if you connect it to the same green Frog wire. You don't need both.
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Posted by jjdamnit on Monday, February 12, 2018 2:55 PM

Hello all,

That only applies to Electro frogs. Insul frogs do not have a powered frog option.

Hope this helps.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Monday, February 12, 2018 5:13 PM

jjdamnit

Hello all,

That only applies to Electro frogs. Insul frogs do not have a powered frog option.

Hope this helps.

Neither do Atlas Snap Switches, but we don't know what we don't know.

Which is another way of telling the Welcome to the forum newbie, that you can't possibly give us too much information.

 
 

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Posted by rrinker on Monday, February 12, 2018 7:53 PM

 Juicers are only for DCC. You hook the frog wire to one of the Juicer outputs. You hook the Juicer to the DCC bus. Done. That simple.

                                     --Randy

 

 


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