This is for those users of digital proportional R/C who have had problems finding reasonably priced R/C switches. R/C switches are designed to use spare channels on any brand of stick radios and RCS R/C equipment for sound triggers and switching motors ON - OFF, both in Live Steam and Battery R/C.
Whilst Centre OFF proportional ESC’s are very low priced very few of them have sound trigger functions and/or directional constant brightness lighting outputs.
RCS is now selling a range of such devices. Both solid state R/C switches and relay R/C switches.
They can all use the R/C Rx battery pack to provide 5 volts or switch traction battery voltage. Full wiring instructions are included. Outputs can be selected Momentary or Latch ON - OFF.
They simply plug into the R/C Rx and use screw terminals for connecting to the devices or lights that are to be controlled.
# MRW-SSLS. Solid State Lighting Switch. Lights are ON before loco moves. Reads motor control channel polarity to switch lighting direction automatically.
# MRW-RSS Relay Single Switch. Provides 1 x 1 amp trigger control functions for any channel used.
****# MRW-RDS Relay Dual Switch provides 2 x 1 amp trigger control functions for any channel used.
# MRW-SSDS Solid State Dual Switch. Provides 2 x 3amp trigger control functions for any channel used.
****# MRW-SSQS Solid State Quad Switch. Provides 4 x 3amp. trigger control functions.
**# E-SWITCH Single Electronic Switch. Any spare Channel turns on RX battery voltage supply up to 2 amps.**Cannot be used for sound triggers.
Full details are here.