Tortoise Switch Machine Easy-Wire Adapters

tort_adapter_siteConnect Tortoise switch machines to our Touch Control System or any other without solder! Stripped wires from 14 gauge to 22 gauge firmly connect with just a screwdriver to wire-clamping screw terminal connections. A sturdy socket with gold plated slide-on contacts pushes easily onto the Tortoise PC board. Our own socket spacers ensure a snug centered placement on the Tortoise contacts with no “slop”.

Although new sockets are arriving with narrower slots, our Custom Snap-in Socket Spacers are also available separately for folks who already own the original popular blue Sullins sockets.

Adapters come with contacts for all eight wire connections, with additional terminals for the Tortoise on-board switch contacts.

(Tortoise machine not included)


Standard wiring order for the Tortoise Switch Machine


Re-ordered terminals of the Berrett Hill Adapter

Important Note: Our adapters have a different connection order than the Tortoise. No matter how you think of it, the original Tortoise contact order is hard to get right, especially upside down and backwards working under the layout

Our motor connections are at the center of the terminal strips.

The switch contacts are the outer three contacts on either side. In out adapters, the common contact is in the center of each group of three. The left and right contacts are to the left and right.

This order seems neater, easier to remember, and makes them consistent with the terminal order of our other products.


Easy Wire Adapter


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.

The Tortoise switch machine and trademark are property of Circutron.

We manufacture our products in the USA. Orders over $100 include free shipping to US addresses.

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