Other RR Concepts Info (from Curtis Roecks)

1. Max Amps For SIM (Switching Interface Module) and StationStopper

At 3:14 AM -0400 11/8/08, Ingram-James1-Private wrote:
  • On your web page for the SIM, you state 3 amps at 250 volts.
  • Would this also be the same for the StationStopper ??
  • Can this be any higher amps at 24 volts (G scale max volts) ?? You sent me an email a while back, that implied (I think) that the relays could probably handle more amps at lower voltages.
  • This won't be an "issue" for S gauge-only stuff, but it might be for designs that can work for G gauge.
At 10:04 AM -0800 11/8/08, Curtis Roecks wrote:
  • Here's the part.. 60W 125VA You could turn on a 60 watt light bulb, or 3 amps at 220volts. I think 60 watts means more current at lower voltages. I've run a 10 amp power supply with lots of engines for years with no problems, and I have not heard of one ever failing except when someone put power into the sensor lines.
2. SIM With Time Delay

At 3:14 AM -0400 11/8/08, Ingram-James1-Private wrote:
  • Your price list says
  • "All the features of the Switching Interface Module PLUS Time Delay Action!
  • Once triggered, switches to original state after time delay.
  • Adjustable time delay."
  • I assume that the time delay is the same for both Sensor A and Sensor B ??
  • The delay is not independently adjustable for each sensor, is it ???
  • Or does it use just one sensor ??
At 10:04 AM -0800 11/8/08, Curtis Roecks wrote:
  • It's very low tech.. just a timer. There are jumpers inside which you can set for where you want the delay. You can trigger and then have it switch after the delay, (like a fuse) or switch and have it switch back after the delay. (like the StationStopper) It's only for one channel. With this you could have crossing lights or something come on with 1 sensor and automatically turn off after a delay.