Three Way Switch Adapter

Our Three Way Switch Adapters are small plug in units that use 2 or 3 Toggles to control the two switch machines on a three way switch in a logical manner. They will work with any of our control bases, so you can use them to run just about any kind of switch machines.

These adapters manage the order of point movements, and lights the Touch Toggles to make the route selection clear. They operate the switch machines to prevent damage to both the switch and the trains, operating the points in the correct order so they don’t ever “clash” or contradict routes with each other.

The adapters control the Toggle indications and the outputs to the control base, but you’ll still need an appropriate Base to power the two switch machines.

The Three-Way Switch Adapters can be used with any type of Toggle indicatiors. Single-light Toggles are usually the simplest, presenting color changing dots. Two-light red/green toggles show two dot locations, with outer red dots indicating a turning or closed situation.


The three track routes: Left, Center, Right

The Two-Toggle 3-Way arrangement creates a compact control, and is quite intuitive to use. Touching the left Touch Toggle will move the route one to the left, and the right Touch Toggle moves the route one to the right, so tapping twice on either left or right will move the route all the way left or right. The indication is Red-Green for the left route, Green-Green for the center route, and Green-Red for the right route. (The Red-Red position that could possibly derail a train is never allowed.)


The Two Toggle panel arrangement shows red for divergent route

The Three-Toggle 3-Way arrangement lets you select the active route with each of three Touch Toggles. The indication is managed to always show green on the clear route, and red on the routes that don’t go through. You’ll need three Touch Toggles and of course a bit more room on your panel to use this arrangement. As before the point operations are controlled and timed to protect both the switch and the trains.


Three Toggle panel arrangement shows green for the open route

Choose the approach you’d like to install and use on your panel. Plug in two or three Touch Toggles to set the type of operation. The decision is entirely a matter of preference.

These adapters just plug in between the Toggles and the Base. Installation couldn’t be easier.

You may need extra Touch Toggles to set up your controls. You can get them here.

Note: If you look very closely at the Touch Toggle LEDs while connected to  the Three Way Switch Adapter you will sometimes see the dark LED very dimly blinking. This is normal, a result of very short tests done 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 $140 include free shipping to US addresses.

Price: $15.90

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