Quad Switch Controller


Product Details
DESCRIPTION
The quad switch controller can power and control up to 4 track switch motors. It connects to a computer with a USB cable. It doesn't need a separate power supply, it takes its power from the USB port. If your computer has multiple USB ports, or if you use a USB hub, you can connect multiple controllers to the same computer. The 4DBrix nControl software is designed to handle multiple controllers.


CONNECTIVITY
4DBrix Quad Switch Controllers for LEGO train track switches.

COLOR
Dark Bluish Gray

MATERIAL
3D printed ABS

USB CABLE
The USB cable needs to be able to bring sufficient power to the controller to actuate the motors. Therefore, the controller requires a 24/28 AWG USB cable; that is a cable with 28 AWG data lines but thicker 24 AWG power lines. If you use a standard 28 AWG USB cable (28 AWG power lines) you'll be able to communicate with the controller but you will not be able to actuate the motors. The Quad Switch Controller comes with a 1.8m / 6ft USB cable. However, if you want to use your own cable or a USB extension cable, make sure you use a 24/28 AWG type USB cable.

WARNING
The Quad Switch Controller is powered by the USB port to which it is connected. USB ports of computers provide only a limited amount of power. Always use a powered USB hub to ensure the Quad Switch Controller has sufficient power to actuate the motors. Furthermore, most USB ports don’t have a fuse, to protect your computer always use a USB hub that has over-current protection.

FAQ
How many controllers can I use ?
It depends... the actual limit is the number of USB devices you can connect to a computer - that limit is 127. As no system has that many ports, you need USB hubs to multiply them. Note that each USB hub is a device as well and is one of the 127 that you can connect. So the number of controllers you can connect depends on the USB hubs that you're using. Assuming that you have a USB mouse and keyboard:
  • if you use 5 port USB hubs, you can connect 85 controller using 25 USB hubs.
  • if you use 7 port USB hubs, you can connect 107 controllers using 18 USB hubs.
So from a practical point of view, the number of controllers that you can use is not really limited.

QUESTIONS
Don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions concerning our quad switch controllers.



Sets
The quad switch controller is available as 4DBrix™ part 2.01.001.

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Price Table
US flag$39.95webshop4DBrix Store 4DBrix Store
US flag€43.95*webshopwebshop on bricklink
World flag$39.95webshop4DBrix Store 4DBrix Store
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Price Table
US flag$39.95webshop4DBrix Store 4DBrix Store
US flag€43.95*webshopwebshop on bricklink
World flag$39.95webshop4DBrix Store 4DBrix Store
Set image
Price Table
US flag$39.95webshop4DBrix Store 4DBrix Store
US flag€43.95*webshopwebshop Bricklink Store
World flag$39.95webshop4DBrix Store 4DBrix Store
*Not yet available in the European store.


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