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Octopus III Servo Driver


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Octopus III Servo Driver

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Octopus III Eight Servo Driver

The Octopus III can drive up to 8 servos to move turnouts or other devices on your layout controlled by a toggle switch, a momentary push button, the output of a signal system or a DCC decoder. There are 8 positions for plugging in R/C type servos and 8 inputs for switches or 5V logic.

The Remote Aligner (Sold Separately) allows you to stand by the turnout being aligned so you can precisely align the servo endpoints with ease. No more hanging under the layout trying to push buttons. The servo endpoints are found automatically by searching for hard endpoints or you can manually align them with the Remote Aligner. This allows each servo to be adjusted to its optimum range and endpoints and each servo can be independently adjusted. With the Remote Aligner you can set the amount of force used in the automatic alignment to match your rail size and the servos you are using.

The board also has jumpers for setting the range from +/-20 degrees around centre to +/70 degrees and for centring the servo to simplify installation for applications where there are no hard endpoints or where you are using the same turnouts in all locations.

The Octopus III has an on-board high-frequency switching 1.8A power supply that is more efficient than the old linear power supply. This means less heat and a lower power draw. Power input is any power supply from 5.0-24 volts DC.

You can use the same fascia controllers as the Quad. This gives you a simple way to hook up the inputs to the board using servo-style cords and extensions. You can use "Y" cords to use more than one fascia controller to control one servo. You can also use a "Y" to connect two servos to one output (works great for passing sidings!).

By adding the DCC stationary/accessory decoder to the Octopus you can control your turnouts with servos and DCC at the lowest possible cost per turnout. No frills just throws the turnouts from your throttle or JMRI.

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