These are a
range of modules designed to help people assemble control panels
and other wiring with out requiring usage of a soldering iron.
Point turnout module
This module is designed to be placed on a control panel and
used to select the train direction of a point or turn out. In a
typical installation, one of the out side leds is cut off and
the centre led indicates the straight through track and the
other the alternate track. The right hand side is the incoming
track power and the left side is the power to the point motor
and to the frog power. Connection of the wires is achieved by
using a punch down tool as used
for standard telephone connections.
The turtle interface is another module designed to aid in
the assembly of a solderless wiring. It also uses punch down
connections. When connected to the above switch module, the
power to drive the turtle comes in on the red and black wires
and the power for the frog is delivered to the internal switch
contacts in the Turtle. In the below picture the blue wire is
the out coming feed to the frog connection.
Punch Down Tool
A common manufacture of these tools is a company called Krone.
These style of terminations are used world wide.
This versatile little tool will strip wire up
to 5-6mm, and doubles as a punch-down tool for 110/88-type
terminals, with blade. Made from poly-resin plastic, with steel
cutters this lightweight tool could easily fit in the pocket, or