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Tam Valley Depot The Turtle Stall Motor DCC Accessory Decoder and Local Control Driver Board

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Item Number: TURT01
Manufacturer: Tam Valley Depot
Manufacturer Part No: TURT01
Tam Valley Depot The Turtle Stall Motor DCC Accessory Decoder and Local Control Driver Board


I have gotten numerous requests for a board that will let people integrate their Tortoises with the servo-based boards that I already sell.  This is especially true since I came out with the Crossover Fascia Controller.

The Turtle can drive just about any stall motor on the market including the Tortoise, Switch Masters, Cobalt, as well as the higher current MP1 and MP5.  There is an integrated speed control trim pot that will let you use just about any geared motor as a switch machine by lowering the force until the motor runs slow and stalls.

It has a built in DCC accessory decoder that "learns" addresses at the push of the Address button.  No programming CVs.  A second address is used as a Local Lock Out function so you can disable the Fascia Controller for use on CTC layouts where the dispatcher must release certain turnouts.

It can be used to drive a single or double crossover using our new Crossover Fascia Controller.  See the diagram below for how simple it is.




Run a Tortoise with a TVD Fascia Controller

Drives stall motors including Tortoise as well as SwitchMaster, MP1, MP5 Switch Motors, Cobalt and almost any other 6-12V geared motor.  

Speed/Torque Adjustment - This allows you to set the speed of stall motors like the Tortoise or to use just about any 3-12 voltage motor as a stall motor by lowering the voltage to the point where they just move and hold the points.

Local Control and Indication - The Turtle has a port for a Tam Valley Depot Fascia Controller (see below) or a Barrett Hill Touch Triggers (available from Barrett Hill).  Power with DCC or with 12-18VDC.

Remote DCC Control - The Turtle can be activated by DCC switch/accessory commands.  Setting the address is simple. Press the Address button and then issue the switch command you want it to respond to in the future.

Local Lock Out - You can use a DCC command to lock out the local fascia controller.  This allows you to use the Turtle on CTC controlled layouts where a central operator can control the access to a turnout.

Feedback - The S pin on the controller can be used for 5v logic feedback.

Relays - Need more contacts or isolated contacts?  Add our 5V relay to the controller port (see below).

Arduino - You can use the Turtle with an Arduino.  Send a 100ms pulse to toggle the state.  You can read the port back to determine the state.



This item includes board and mounting kit. For local control you will also need a Fascia Controller (see below).  For connecting to a motor the options are to use the jumper wires below, your own wires soldered to the output pins, or a servo extension cable.  The MP1 motor requires a 3-wire connection so the servo cable is a good option.  The jumper wires connect directly to the the M1 and M2 output pins on the board.  The wires can be plugged in to each other to extend the distance beyond 12".  The Turtle w/ Fascia Controller and a Tortoise draws about 10 mA (0.01 A) of power.

Includes mounting screws and spacers.







Specifications
  • Size - 1.15" x 1.25" (29mm x 32mm)
  • Max Power Supply Voltage - 20V
  • Max Motor Drive Current - 1A
  • Max LED Drive Current - 20mA
  • Max Load Controller Port 5V pin - 100 mA

Manufacturers Website:  Tam Valley Depot

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