KB368: DS64 - Peco PL-10 Turnout Motor

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I am trying to wire my new layout (N gauge) using the DS 64 with Peco switch machine PL10.

The PL10 has four wires to be attached.

My question is:

Do I need to attach all four wires or just one set of wires?


The PL-10 is a coil-type switch machine with double solenoids.

One solenoid is activated to make the track switch throw in one direction, and the other is activated to throw it in the other direction.

All four connections are required, with one for each solenoid being common and the other two being for the individual coils.

The individual solenoids are covered with green insulation (below):

The motor is wired in this manner:

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