– can be cut to give number of connections required
E5 Plug & socket £2.60
– low voltage only; socket has internal switch which can be used for "On-board" charging. Also use to interconnect coach lighting to one battery
E7 Single Core Wire £2.60
– 5 x 2 metre lengths (1A rating). Assorted colours – stays as "bent"
E8 Multi-strand Wire £1.30
– 5 x 2 metre lengths (1A rating). Assorted colours flexible
E9 Twin flexible cable – per metre 80p
– 2.5 Amp, cut to length ordered.
Use E7/E8/E9 for loco/coach/building wiring (low voltage only: up to 12volts).
E9 cable is only for short runs, intended for connecting several buildings to a single battery nearby for lighting etc., not down the garden from the garage. If in doubt give the intended use when ordering.
E17 Battery connector 90p
– PP3 type with 150mm leads, e.g. for E3 & E15
E27 Plug & Socket £1.05
– 2.5mm connector for low voltages only. Cheaper, but not suitable for on-board charging (see E5)
E39 Plug & Socket £1.30
– 1·3mm connector for low voltages only. Similar to E5, (see E5). The socket is smaller, for unobtrusive fitting on locos. It requires glueing in position, as it's intended for pcb use.
E46 Connectors - pair £1.00
– Pair of ready-wired connectors, with 90mm tails.
E2 Toggle Switch £2.60
– Two way for reversing loco motors without switching off the motor (with wiring diagram)
E4 Toggle Switch £2.60
– Two way with centre off for reversing loco motors without switching off the motor (with wiring diagram)
E10 On/Off Switch £1.50
– single pole
E21 Two Way Slide Switch £1.00
– small type for coach lighting
E22 Two Way Slide Switch 85p
– larger type for locos.
E23 Two Way Slide Switch 85p
– with centre off, use for reversing locos (with wiring diagram)
See E22 picture
E45 Push Button Switch £1.50
– Single pole. Push for On, push for Off. 33mm long+terminals. Approx. 6·5mm hole required.
None of the items listed on this page is suitable for mains use. Only for use with batteries (max. 12 volts), or a suitable mains adaptor suppling a maximum of 12 volts DC, e.g. as available from Argos etc. (Do not use the adaptor in the garden – take only the low voltage lead outside).
Note that the power supplies used on Christmas lights, both bulb and LED type, may supply AC not DC current, if they have a "multi-function" box between the adaptor and the lighting set. This box may well contain the diodes that rectify AC to DC. Whilst LEDs can be attached to an AC supply, they will flash at 50hz and the voltage may be too high for just a few LEDs. LEDs: do NOT cut or file LEDs to reduce their size, as this may expose the light-producing part, which could contain hazardous substances.