The Logic Translator lets you use Touch Toggles with networks and computer interfaces that use 5v logic.
Touch Toggles can be used to send logic level signals to a computer input directly, but t’s bit more complicated to control a Toggle’s color.
Our Logic Translator lets you use Touch Toggles to both send touch commands and receive the correct display color. Our Logic Translator has the same function as our Universal Translator, but accepts 5v common ground logic signals without all the buffering and opto-isolators of the Universal design.
Our new Translators let the Touch Toggles control inputs to the controlling DCC or computer system, but still show the correct indication. Each touch sends out a momentary signal, and an “indication” signal back to the Translator tells it which display to show: HIGH for Red, LOW for Green.
Like the Universal Translator, the Logic Translator DOES NOT understand DCC commands itself, but lets you use Touch Toggles or Mini-Cup Touch Toggles to drive control systems that accept momentary inputs.
Ten pin ribbon cables connect 8 inputs or 8 outputs and a ground and +5v to another logic level device. Quick assembling ribbon cables make connecting and using our Logic Translator a breeze
Removable jumpers make it trivial to isolate the +5v lead from either ribbon cable or both. Power may be drawn from the Logic Translator supply through either ribbon cable, or the Logic Translator may be powered from either attached device.
Our Logic Translator requires power from a plug-in 5v power supply, or from either attached ribbon. It’s easy to isolate the 5v+ power in either ribbon cable just by removing a jumper. Logic Translators with a DC supply can be daisy-chained side-by-side to share power, with up to 32 Touch Toggles and 4 Translators in a row.
Connect your Logic Translator to more distant Toggles with 3-Pin Extension Cables
Send the same signal from multiple Toggles in different locations with a Multi-Input Adapter
Easily place both lights of a two-light Touch Toggle with the Toggle Placement Tool
5v power can be extended or shared between panels with our DC Wyes and Extensions.
Note: If you look very closely at the Touch Toggle LEDs while connected to the Logic Translator you will sometimes see the dark LED very dimly blinking. This is normal, a result of very short samples taken to see if the Toggle has been touched. This effect is not visible through a diffuser or paper, but can be surprising if it is unexpected.
Legal stuff: This product contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer (lead). Unused or retired products should be recycled properly or may be returned to Berrett Hill for disposal in accordance with RoHS standards.
We manufacture our products in the USA. Orders over $120 include free shipping to US addresses.
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