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Updated: 18 Aug 2017

Custom Cables for Model Railroads.    Cable Page
VN-002 Connector Kit
for
Tortoise ™ Slow Motion Switch Machine
Header Installed

Solder Tining Video

Solder Connector Video


The VN-002 Connector Kit provides a quick method for connecting or disconnecting the Tortoise ™ Slow Motion Switch Machine. This kit is an improvement on the commonly used circuit board connector and eliminates improper installation of the connector causing shorts, and elimates the problem of the connector "just" falling off. There is 18-inches of wire for connecting the Tortoise ™ to the associated turnout. Two wire ties are also included. The eight wires are color coded based on the resistor color code and match the pin numbers on the Tortoise ™. The color chart is on the back of the VN-010 and the VN-011 Test box instruction sheet. See order page for packaged quantities.
Tortoise Connector
VN-002 Installed
Header Installed
Soldered Header
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VN-021 Connector Kit
for
Tortoise ™ Slow Motion Switch Machine
Image Soon

Solder Tining Video

Solder Connector Video


The VN-021 Connector Kit provides a quick method for connecting or disconnecting the Tortoise ™ Slow Motion Switch Machine. This kit is the same as the VN-002 except that only the two control wires are installed in the connector. The header is the same 8-pins so that the strength of the header is not diminished. This is for installations where the internals of the turnout control the power to the frog and no signal wires are needed. Kit number VN-025 is available to fill in the other six pins. See order page.
Tortoise Connector
VN-002 Installed
Header Installed
Soldered Header
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VN-010 Test Box - 9V Battery
VN-010 Test Box The VN-010 Test Box provides a quick method for adjusting the turnout linkage to the Tortoise ™ Slow Motion Switch Machine. Simply unplug the VN-002 Connector from the Tortoise ™ and connect the VN-010. A four foot cable gives the model railroader plenty of length to operate the Tortoise ™ while adjusting the linkage. The colored LED's, with related text, let the user know which pins are connected in the Tortoise ™.
A battery is not supplied with the VN-010 Test Box.
Test Boxes can be ordered with a different cable length. Email Vernonia Northern with requirements.
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VN-011 Test Box - Power
VN-011 Test Box The VN-011 Test Box can be used with a 9V Battery, power adapter or a power cable(VN-019). The VN-011 Test Box provides the same functionality as the VN-010 Test Box. Internal protection prevents the battery and power adapter from providing power at the same time. The power adapter connector is 2.5 mm. The VN-011 Test Box will operate on AC or DC voltage. DO NOT EXCEED the voltage specifications in the Tortoise ™ instruction sheet.
A battery or power adapter is not supplied with the VN-011 Test Box.
Test Boxes can be ordered with a different cable length. Email Vernonia Northern with requirements.
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VN-019 Power Wire Kit
VN-019 Power Cable The VN-019 Power Cable is available to connect power to the VN-010 or VN-011 Test Boxes. The kit comes with a 2.5mm connector, four feet of wire, two alligator clips, and insulator covers for the alligator clips. This can provide a means of connecting to power from the tracks or underneath the model railroad.
It is the users responsibility to connect to a power source that does not exceed the voltage requirements of the Tortoise ™ and the VN-010 or VN-011 Test Boxes. Connecting to a power source that exceeds the requirements can void the warrenties of the test boxes and the Tortoise ™.
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VN-030-5
Image Soon The VN-030-5 Starter Package consists of one VN-010 and one VN-002-5 Wire Kits.
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VN-031-5
 VN-030-5 Power Cable The VN-031-5 Starter Package consists of one VN-011, one VN-019, and one VN-002-5 Wire Kits.
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