RRCirkits: Intro to their Boards
Prepared by Paul Davidson
RR-CirKits: Full coverage of the RR-CirKits components can be found on the RR-CirKits website under Product Description. They also sell non-LCC components so be alert for that situation when reviewing their products for an LCC installation. LCC related components include the following:
Tower LCC – The Tower LCC board is primarily a board to host other board via it’s two I/O Ports (8 lines each). This allows you to connect accessories or other boards for input/output to components on your layout.
Signal LCC – The Signal LCC board can directly drive signals and host the logic to allow for manual or automatic control of the signals. The board also has one I/O Port (8 lines) that allows you to connect accessories or other boards for input/output to components on your layout. Has a -S and a -P version to offer multiple ways to connect LED’s. More details are included in the manual for this component.
This board is the Signal LCC-P version with header pins
This board is the Signal LCC-S version with Screw Terminals
LCC Power Point – Introduce power into the network that is needed to provide power to the network devices.
LCC Buffer-USB – Allows you to connect your computer via USB to the LCC network.
LCC Repeater – Allows two different LCC network to be connected together and also supplies power to network like the LCC Power Point. An example of its use would be at a show where multiple modular networks are connected together to operate as one.
LCC Terminator Pair – Provides the required network termination at each end of a network cable. These small devices plug into a standard RJ-45 jack and the end of the network.
I/O modules – Multiple I/O modules are available to provide for various functions such as block occupancy, turnouts control, layout lighting and other functions. Refer to the RR-CirKits web site for additional details on these I/O interface devices. They do not connect directly to the LCC network. They connect to the LCC network via one of the I/O Ports on a Tower LCC or a Signal LCC. Examples below.