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Simplex Loco

Wire, Plugs and Switches

 

CONNECTORS, WIRE, ETC.

E1 12 way connector strip  £1.40

– can be cut to give number of connections required

E5 Plug & socket  £2.00

– 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   £1.30

– 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)

 

SWITCHES

E2  Toggle Switch  £2.00

– Two way for reversing loco motors without switching off the motor (with wiring diagram)

E4  Toggle Switch  £2.00

– 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  75p

– 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)

E45 Push Button Switch  £1.50

– Single pole. Push for On, push for Off. 33mm long+terminals. Approx. 65mm 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 or Maplin Electronics. (Do not use the adaptor in the garden – take only the low voltage lead outside).
Note that the power supplies used on Chistmas 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.