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    • August 1, 2018 2:24 PM EDT
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      Connecting a Revo to a Phoenix board

       I have my 38 ton shay apart, I have identified all the wires and now I am installing batteries and a Revolution board with a phoenix for sound. 

      Can anyone direct me to a wiring schematic to connect the Revo and Phoenix? 

    • August 1, 2018 3:11 PM EDT
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      I think that the Phoenix manuals have wiring diagrams for the Revolutio.  Check online.  I’m on my phone so I can’t easilly check.  Worst case I can scan the diagram I have tonight...

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    • August 6, 2018 10:09 AM EDT
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      Which REVO?  Might be Plug N Play.

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    • August 6, 2018 11:42 AM EDT
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      Thanks guys.    The Revo was a new one that I was connecting to the Phoenix and there was not a specific diagram to do so. 

      Thanks for the links Win Joy. I was able to use one for my needs and between what I found on the Revo site and the Shay diagram I was able to get it all working. 

      I made a diagram for future reference. 

       

      The hardest part was squeezing all the bits into that small tender along with 2 batteries.  I actually could not mount the red Revo programming switch due to no space so I ran it out the floor and taped it to the underside out of site between the frame rails if I should ever need it.

       

      I tested the Shay Sunday and all is good.  

      Thanks to Don Sweet of RCS for the parts and several Emails of support.  

       

    • August 7, 2018 7:34 AM EDT
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      Todd, you never told us if the 'new' revo was the revo of old or the newer DCC unit.  The Phoenis will work on DCC quite well.

    • August 7, 2018 8:34 AM EDT
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      Dan Pierce said:

      Todd, you never told us if the 'new' revo was the revo of old or the newer DCC unit.  The Phoenis will work on DCC quite well.

       

       

       

      I believe it is the Revo 2.4.  I don't know about DCC. I had to use the adapter board which gave me the screw terminals.   I was able to hook up the bell and whistle sounds so I could trigger them from the remote. I didn't pursue any other sounds like the blow down or brakes since those go off according to the voltage. 

    • August 7, 2018 12:28 PM EDT
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      So, it is a later model Revo with sound, of course it would also help to know if it was pre "Precision RC" or current, though it won't make a lot of difference...

       

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