Wye Track Adapter

Our Wye Adapter is a small plug in unit that uses three Toggles to control the switch machines installed in a wye track arrangement. It lets you choose your route through the wye in an obvious way. It works with any of our control bases, so it can control just about any kind of switch machine.

The Touch Toggles for the wye make the route selection obvious, and clears the track for the selected route.

Operation is quite intuitive. Touch Toggles are placed on each of the three tracks in the wye graphic. Touching any of the Touch Toggles on the tracks sets all three turnouts for a through-route on that track. The Touch Toggle will turn Green for the selected route, and Red for the other two blocked routes.


Typical Wye Panel Arrangements

This adapter just plugs in, between the Toggles and the Base. Installation couldn’t be easier.

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

You’ll probably need an extra Touch Toggle to set up your controls. You can get them here.

If you need controls in two locations they can be added using three Multi-Input Adapters. The Multi-Input Adapters can connect two or three Toggles to a single input. The three Adapters will work as expected when connected to each of the Wye adapter inputs. You will need some 3-pin Extensions to reach the remote Toggles.

If you are using a Snap Action Base, or Snap Bipole Base, or a Servo Control Base you will need the addition of an Wye Input Splitter. This will let the Wye adapter connect to three individual base inputs, in order to fully power the three turnouts. The Wye Adapter’s operation with Tortoise machines runs two switch machines from one output.

Note: If you look very closely at the Touch Toggle LEDs while connected to  the Wye 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.

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