KB811: DS64 - Setting Up to Operate Slow Motion Type Turnouts

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At the factory, your DS64 was set to control solenoid type turnout machines that use a single pulse output for operation. If you are using slow motion turnout machines, like the Tortoise or Switchmaster, that need a static type output to operate, you’ll need to reconfigure the DS64’s outputs before hooking up your turnouts.

To set up your DS64 to operate stall motor type turnouts:

1. Connect the DS64’s ‘TRKA’ and ‘TRKB’ terminals to your track. No turnouts should be connected to the DS64 at this time.

2. On the DS64 press and hold the OPS button down for about 3 seconds until the red OPS LED and green ID LED begin to blink alternately. This indicates that the DS64 is ready to change the option switches.

To run the type of turnout you have chosen, you’ll need to follow step 3 to set Option Switch 1 to closed in order to operate a slow motion type turnout motor.

3. Using your DCC throttle, select Switch Address 01 and send a Closed command. This will set your DS64 to operate slow motion type turnouts. Refer to your DCC throttle’s operating guide for specific instructions for selecting switch addresses and sending switch commands.

4. Exit the set up mode by again pressing and holding the OPS button on the DS64 until the red LED stops blinking.

Here is a diagram showing the slow-motion wire connections:

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