Tonyob
I am waiting for my 2 ads8sx point controllers to arrive but need to know how you run two sets of point of one port. The switching of two solinoids does not seem to be a problem but how does the Electo frog work when the two sets of points are being used as a cross over. How does the electro frog work. It cannot be positive and negative at the same time.


Any help would be appreciated.

Tony
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Ron Solly Sol
Did you read this ?
https://www.dccconcepts.com/wp-content/uploads/2000/02/ADS-8sx-Instructions.pdf
Ron
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m.bryan
Tonyob wrote:
I am waiting for my 2 ads8sx point controllers to arrive but need to know how you run two sets of point of one port. The switching of two solinoids does not seem to be a problem but how does the Electo frog work when the two sets of points are being used as a cross over. How does the electro frog work. It cannot be positive and negative at the same time.


Any help would be appreciated.

Tony


You are correct in that the two frogs are of opposite polarities
To use an ADS-2SX on a crossover with electrofrogs -  it will require an output per motor - simply set to the same address.
Mick
DCCConcepts Tech/Customer support
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Tonyob
It looks like I cannot do what I require as it my situation the frogs are on a different polarity. I will either have to use two ports or power one of the frogs from a different source. As my solenoids have frog changing ability I could leave the solenoid itself to handle the unsupported frog.
Confusing?
Thank you for your help Ron.

Tony
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Tonyob
Thank you for your reply Mike and you stay it is not possible to operate both frogs. I shall have to see if my option to use the solenoid switch to do the other frog. I could also maybe look a switch to revers polarity if they exist
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RichardBrighton
You could also use a DCP-REX to switch the polarity of more than one frog from a single switch input 🙂 
This would allow you to use only one channel on your ADS if you wish...
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Tonyob

Well, I have sorted out my points and really pleased how they operate. I ended up using two ports to resolve the frog problem on the crossover. If I have a small criticism of the ads 8sx is that it is not easy to get the wires into the small terminal ports and as it is not recommended to solder the end of the wires . this makes life even harder. My next challenge is to wire up a sissor double cross over and will it use up 4 of the ports or can I get away with using two. It will be interesting to see how the live frog works with such a complicated crossover. I am thinking I will be able to get away with two ports but will find out next week when it arrived. Any advise in advance would help to save me blowing up a port.


Tony

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Tonyob
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