I separated my switches into blocks of six for the serial data, and then those blocks are wired together at the power/control panel. I'm thinking I'm going to add a terminal block to make it easier to disconnect these in the future.
- Does the Tortoise require DC only power?
- Does it have any external outputs or ways to control signals? If so, whose?
The Tortoise switch machine has two sets of SPDT contacts rated at 1 amp. Given that fact, it should be adaptable to most signals. The motor is a DC motor rated at 12VDC or less, and will not be harmed by continuous application of power.