8-way servo decoder, DCC/MM, OLED, with RC feedback, updateable, RETAIL packaging. SwitchPilot 3 servo decoders are optimized for stationary use on your system and can control up to eight RC servo drives. To ease the rather cumbersome configuration of magnetic article decoders, the SwitchPilot 3 Servo features an innovative control concept consisting of a 4-line backlit OLED display and three input buttons.
The SwitchPilot 3 servo is multiprotocol and can be used with workstations according to the Märklin® Motorola® system (e.g. 6021, Central Station® or Mobile Station®) as well as with DCC-compatible central units. Configuration can take place both on the main track and on the programming track. Thanks to RailCom®, CVs can also be read out.
The SwitchPilot 3 servo can be powered directly from the digital system or an external DC or AC power source. The SwitchPilot 3 servo has eight outputs for controlling RC servo drives. In doing so, it can control these drives so precisely that other slow motion sequences can be controlled in addition to switch switches. The SwitchPilot 3 servo has built-in inrush pulse suppression to eliminate or reduce the system-related “”vibration”” of RC servos when power is applied. In addition, the power supply to the servo can be interrupted to prevent a “?””hum”” of some inexpensive servos. Each of the eight servos can be used either in “”digital mode”” or in the “”proportional mode”” introduced for the first time with the SwitchPilot 3 servo: in digital mode, the servo can start two end positions “”A”” and “”B”” , depending on the switch position on the control panel. The position of the two end positions and the speed at which the servo moves in the desired direction can be set individually on the SwitchPilot 3 servo. Digital mode is perfect for switching switches or signals that should always remain in a fixed position. In proportional mode, the servo can move and stop in any position within the “”A”” and B end positions. The servo rotates only as long as the control panel sends a command. When you release the button, the servo stops. In this way, a servo can be stopped in any desired position. The servo speed can be adjusted individually. The proportional mode is ideal for (water) cranes, locomotive gates or other applications, where intermediate positions are also required. For each servo, in addition to the end positions and speeds, it can be determined whether it should rock upwards when reaching the end position. Furthermore, the generation of the servo pulses can be influenced to adapt to the different RC servos on the market or the power supply of each servo can be switched off separately. In this way, both inexpensive so-called analog servos and modern digital servos (with microcontroller) are optimally controlled. Analog control: as a special feature, the SwitchPilot 3 servo can be used without a digital control panel: on request, up to 16 buttons can be connected for direct switching of the servos.
the SwitchPilot 3 servo can be flexibly adjusted on the programming track with DCC control panels or on the main track with POM (“”Programming on Main””) or can also be read via RailCom® CVs. On request, it also learns the addresses directly via a programming button. Setup is of course easiest with the integrated OLED displays and the three input buttons: All (!) Settings can be checked directly on the decoder and changed on request. “”Programming”” with the help of your head office is not required. It really couldn’t be easier. For firmware updates, the ESU LokProgrammer can be used.
as with our locomotive decoders, the outputs of the SwitchPilot 3 servo are protected against overloading. We want you to enjoy your decoder as long as possible.