Cobalt Point Motors
The DCCconcepts range of Cobalt point motors contains several products, each unique in its own way, and all designed to make it easier to add reliable point operation and help you to implement the best possible control methods for your layout!
The Cobalt point motor range therefore offers a range of options – from both Analog and Digital Point motors and their accessories to the “in development” slimline cobalt and some useful remote mount accessories which will help you install cobalt in awkward offset drive situations.
Cobalt motors are part of a complete track control range which also includes especially designed power supplies for both solenoids or motor drive point motors and a wide, ever-expanding range of DC/DCC compatible accessory decoders which, step by step, are including an ever wider range of new and unique features too.
We think the hobby needs less wire and more fun, so we’ve even created some very economical and simple to use adapters that allow other-brand solenoid accessory decoders to power Cobalt point motors!
All Cobalt products offer exceptional value, top quality incredible versatility and great value.
Wherever possible, we have also made sure that no matter how you drive your trains, with AC, DC or DCC power… Cobalt will be usable.
Analog, digital, small or large scale, Cobalt really are the best and most versatile point motors available!
Introducing Cobalt-iP Digital – Cobalt-iP Digital is a new Cobalt DCC-on board product that adds on-board DCC control to the very best features of Cobalt Classic-Ω and Cobalt -iP to create the best ever digital-ready point motor.
With Cobalt-iP Digital, you can have your cake and eat it too, because it is 100% ready to go in digital format, yet it will also allow you to have a classic control panel with a choice of either one or two push-button switches per turnout… Super low current draw means you can use complex pre-set routes using the abilities already built in to most quality DCC control systems with no need to add anything else!
While Cobalt-iP Digital may look the same on the outside, we have added so much more than you can see.
It has a totally new and even quieter internal gearing structure, re-designed internal electronics to add actively managed drive speed and at the same time, we’ve added our all new microprocessor-controlled “intelligent power” electronics to make Cobalt-iP Digital perform better than any point motor you have ever seen.
Being aware that not all power supply situations are the same, we have also made drive voltage almost irrelevant because Cobalt-iP Digital has a huge “safe power range”… so it is totally comfortable with a very, very wide range of track bus or accessory power voltages.
So… apart from intelligent control, smooth operation, insanely long life and the hobby’s best backup and warranty, plus incredibly easy solder-free installation, smooth operation and exceptional usability, what’s new in Cobalt-iP?
Cobalt-iP Digital point motors are available singly and in packs of six or twelve.
Every Cobalt-iP is totally complete and we even include the mounting screws so there is nothing else needed. This time we have even included the very popular double-sided foam mounting pads!
Panel lights are easy and you have a wide choice of connection methods… They can be added via on-board switching or they can be indirectly powered via the frog power switch using the same wires that power Cobalt, and that makes professional-looking control panels much simpler to set up and wire!
Cobalt-iP Digital is just as easy to install as Cobalt classic – and even easier to wire! Just 2 wires are all that is needed for basic DCC operation!
A general overview of Cobalt and Cobalt-iP ranges:
Cobalt Point Motors are the most reliable and powerful point motors available and they are exceptionally gentle on your point-work. A movable fulcrum allows easy adjustment of blade closure pressure and ensures that throw is easy to adjust irrespective of scale, type of point-work or thickness of baseboards.
All Cobalt point motors are compatible with all common modelling gauges from Z to G scale, and can be used with 2 or 3 rail systems from any brand, whether the layout itself is AC, DC or DCC powered.
You are also able to have both digital and manual control at the same time… and the latest Cobalt accessory decoders have a really wide-ranging feature set, so for those who want to have the convenience of “Route control” with the added versatility and fun of interacting with a classic type conventional control panel… plus panel lights and other features, you can!
The Cobalt-iP series was designed from the ground up for variable voltage input, and it will work well on both DC and DCC. It is also ideal for computer or other digital interface out of the box… so in any form, it WILL work the way you need it to! (If you are powering them with DC, Cobalt-iP also works superbly with the excellent DCCconcepts PSU2+ power supply)
You will never need to solder wires with Cobalt classic or Cobalt-iP products by the way – all connections are made with top quality spring connectors making initial wiring or later changes fast… and easy.
We also offer a complete range of cobalt accessories for Cobalt classic and Cobalt-iP – switch packs with panel mount LEDS, foam mounting pads for even quieter operation, tie-bar stickers to disguise the mounting holes and accessory packs that even include the drills needed for installation. For switch packs that will suit Cobalt iP plus accessory decoder or Cobalt iP Digital… look for the “D” in the part number!
Most importantly, we hold really good stocks of spare parts in case you lose anything – and all Cobalt and Cobalt-iP range point motors are guaranteed for life, so as long as you bought them new and still own them, they are under warranty… and in the rare event of a fault, we will, as needed, replace it or assist and repair any problem that may arise… so you can be confident that cobalt will indeed be the last point motors you ever need to buy!