I tried calling Phoenix today and got a message that the number was disconnected. I tried the toll and the toll free number. I hope things are OK, they have a card there I am having repaired.
Dan,Since I an DCC I figured out that I can just use a standard Kadee coupler and control a servo with my decoders which have servo connections. I use a jeweley chain to connect the servo to the Kadee coupler. Total cost to add front and rear uncoupling to an engine is under $20.00.
The G4X manual states it can drive 2 Kadee units which are just servos.Very grateful, Dan, for your further explanation. Not being an electronics or DCC whiz, I'm a little hazy on controlling the servos. The decoders I'm working with are the Tsunami TSU-4400 steam and the CVP G4X -- neither of which seem to mention servo controller outputs. I know there separate DCC servo controllers -- so do I need a separate DCC decoder for just the servos?
Thqaank you Greg for the info G4x update of solenoid control.The G4X manual states it can run 2 "solenoid style" couplers on page 15... there is NO mention of servo output, nor are there any CV's to adjust servo travel limits.
Thanks, Dan. That fills in the blanks.I use Zimo decoders and even the MX645 HO decoder has 30 volt rating and has motor, sound, and 2 servo connectoins. Their largescale MX decoders have 4 servo connections and the newer MS decoders have 6 or more.
Go to zimo.at and read the info on all the decoder specs, Zimo gives lots of spec details!!
My old system is the MX1 and I also have the newer MX10, both have wireless handhelds.