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Cobalt Omega Classic Switch Machines

A moveable fulcrum allows easy adjustment of blade closure pressure and ensures that throw can be easily adjusted irrespective of scale, type of point-work or thickness of baseboards.

Cobalt Classic Ω has THREE on-board SPDT switches – one linked to the two power input wires is “diode controlled” and is perfect for panel lights or switching of signals, low current relay control or feedback/computer IO. The other two are tough 5 amp SPDT switches that you can use for frog power or any other form of switching/interlocking around the layout.

Cobalt Classic Ω is compatible with all common modelling gauges from Z to G scale, and can be used with 2 or 3 rail systems from any brand, whether the layout is AC, DC or DCC powered. Cobalt Classic Ω is easily and economically converted for DCC use with the addition of purpose designed AD-Series accessory decoders.

(If you are using DCC and  already have solenoid accessory decoders, that’s okay too – You can power Cobalt Classic Omega Ω with accessory decoders designed for three wire solenoids.

Cobalt Classic Ω draws very little current and is designed to be powered by any regulated DC power supply. We recommend 9v DC regulated…but because it includes a simple-to-use voltage range change switch, you can use any DC power supply between 7 and 18v.

With its low current draw (Varies with voltage but typically 20mA) big power supplies are not needed, so you can choose to use any appropriate sized “wall plug” type regulated DC power supply for a smaller layout.

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Cobalt  IP Digital Switch Machine

With Cobalt-iP Digital, you can have your cake and eat it too, because it is 100% ready to go in digital format, yet it will also allow you to have a classic control panel with a choice of either one or two push-button switches per turnout… Super low current draw means you can use complex pre-set routes using the abilities already built in to most quality DCC control systems with no need to add anything else!

While Cobalt-iP Digital may look the same on the outside, we have added so much more than you can see.

It has a totally new and even quieter internal gearing structure, re-designed internal electronics to add actively managed drive speed and at the same time, we’ve added our all new microprocessor-controlled “intelligent power” electronics to make Cobalt-iP Digital perform better than any point motor you have ever seen.

Being aware that not all power supply situations are the same, we have also made drive voltage almost irrelevant because Cobalt-iP Digital has a huge “safe power range”… so it is totally comfortable with a very, very wide range of track bus or accessory power voltages

Cobalt-iP Digital point motors are available singly and in packs of six or twelve.

Every Cobalt-iP is totally complete and we even include the mounting screws so there is nothing else needed. This time we have even included the very popular double-sided foam mounting pads!

Panel lights are easy and you have a wide choice of connection methods… They can be added via on-board switching or they can be indirectly powered via the frog power switch using the same wires that power Cobalt, and that makes professional-looking control panels much simpler to set up and wire!

Cobalt-iP Digital is just as easy to install as Cobalt classic – and even easier to wire! Just 2 wires are all that is needed for basic DCC operation! 

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Cobalt  IP Digital Switch Machine

Throughout the design process… we have focused on taking what were already the best DCC- upgradeable turnout motors available, the Cobalt Classic and Cobalt Classic- Ω, and making something really special for those who want just that little more… or those who might prefer to use a separated layout control bus and computer control for the layout, while preserving DCC system usage for the thing it does best… the driving of trains!

While Cobalt-iP may look almost the same on the outside, we have added a totally new and even quieter internal gearing structure, re-designed internal electronics to add actively managed drive speed and at the same time, we’ve added our all new microprocessor-controlled “intelligent power” electronics to make Cobalt-iP perform better than any point motor you have ever seen.

Being aware that not all power supply situations are the same, we have also made drive voltage almost irrelevant and so Cobalt-iP has a huge “safe power range” too… …it is totally comfortable with a very, very wide range of track or accessory power voltages.

So… apart from intelligent control, smooth operation, insanely long life and the hobby’s best backup and warranty, plus incredibly easy solder-free installation, smooth operation and exceptional usability, what’s new in Cobalt-iP?

Cobalt-iP point motors are available singly and in packs of six or twelve. Every Cobalt-iP is totally complete and we even include the mounting screws so there is nothing else needed, including the very popular double-sided foam mounting pads!

Cobalt-iP is quick and simple to install, incredibly easy to wire, reliable and comes complete with three on-board SPDT switches for panel lights or signaling, computer or system feedback and control of point frogs, signals and interlocking.

Panel lights are easy and you have a wide choice of connection methods… They can be added via on-board switching, inserted into the power leads already connected to Cobalt-iP or they can be indirectly powered via the frog power switch using the same wires that power Cobalt iP, and that makes professional-looking control panels simpler to set up and wire!

Because Cobalt-iP is SO complete, it makes what were previously complex wiring tasks easy!

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