Inside Kato switches...

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by csxengineer, Feb 7, 2004.

  1. csxengineer

    csxengineer Member

    I hate Kato's switchcontroller appearance. I opened the turnout and saw it is an electromagnet. Question: Is it a momentary switch like atlas, or is it okay to have power on constantly by using a simple toggle switch? It is 2 wires unlike atlas which uses three. Also, can I use 2 push buttons, but then, how would I change polarity? Help :rolleyes:
  2. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    Hi csx,
    You can use a DPDT Momentary (spring return to center)
    toggle switch. :)

    You can also use 2 buttons, provided they have both Normally
    Open (NO) and Normally Closed (NC) contacts on each button.:)

    I'm pretty sure you can't leave power applied continuously,
    someone correct me if I'm wrong.:sleeping:

    :thumb: :wave:

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