SwitchPilot 3 servo decoders are optimized for
stationary use on your system and can control up to
eight RC servo drives. In order to facilitate the rather
cumbersome configuration of magnetic article decoders,
the SwitchPilot 3 Servo has an innovative operating
concept consisting of a 4-line, illuminated OLED display
and three input buttons.
The SwitchPilot 3 servo is multi-protocol and can be
used with workstations according to the Märklin®
Motorola® system (e.g. 6021, Central Station® or Mobile
Station®) as well as DCC-enabled central. The
configuration can take place on both the main track and
the programming track. Thanks to RailCom®, CVs can also
be read out.
The SwitchPilot 3 servo can be supplied directly from
the digital system or an external DC or AC voltage
source. The SwitchPilot 3 servo has eight outputs for
the control of RC servo drives. In doing so, it can
control these drives so precisely that, in addition to
switching switches, any other slow movement sequences
can be controlled. The SwitchPilot 3 servo has a
built-in power-on pulse suppression to eliminate or
reduce the system-related "twitching" of RC servos when
applying the supply voltage. Furthermore, the power
supply to the servo can be interrupted to prevent a
"hum" of some inexpensive servos. Each of the eight
servos can be operated either in "digital mode" or in
the "proportional mode" introduced for the first time
with the SwitchPilot 3 servo: In digital mode, the servo
can start two end positions "A" and "B", depending on
the switching position on the control panel. The
position of the two end positions as well as the speed
at which the servo moves in the desired direction, can
be individually set on the SwitchPilot 3 servo. The
digital mode is perfect for switching switches or
signals that should always remain in a fixed position.
In proportional mode, the servo can move and stop in any
position within the end positions "A" and B. The servo
only runs as long as the control panel sends a command.
If you release the button, the servo stops. In this way,
a servo can be stopped in any desired position. The
servo speed can be adjusted individually. The
proportional mode is ideal for (water) cranes or engine
shed gates or any other application, for which
intermediate positions are also required. For each
servo, in addition to the end positions and the
rotational speeds, it can be determined whether it
should rock up when reaching the final position.
Furthermore, the generation of the servo pulse can be
influenced to adapt to the different RC servos on the
market or the power supply of each servo can be switched
off individually. In this way, cheap so-called so-called
Analogue servos as well as modern digital servos (with
microcontroller) optimally controlled.
The SwitchPilot 3 servo can be used as a special feature
without a digital control panel: On request, up to 16
buttons can be connected for direct switching of the
The SwitchPilot 3 servo can be flexibly adjusted either
on the programming track with DCC control panels or on
the main track with POM ("Programming on Main") or can
also be read out via RailCom® CVs. On request, he also
learns the addresses directly via a programming button.
The setting is, of course, the simplest with the
integrated OLED displays as well as the three input
buttons: All (!) Settings can be checked directly on the
decoder and changed on request. "Programming" with the
help of your headquarters is not required. It really
can't be any easier. The ESU LokProgrammer can be used
for firmware updates.
As with our locomotive decoders, the outputs of the
SwitchPilot 3 servo are protected against overload. We
want you to enjoy your decoder for as long as possible.