Frog Juicers

What is a Frog Juicer?

A Frog Juicer is a small electronic circuit that will automatically switch the polarity of a powered frog in a turnout. It can detect the presence of a locomotive on the frog and if the polarity of the frog is ...

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Will the Hex Frog Juicer work with DC input?

No. Hex Frog Juicer only works with DCC systems. It was specifically designed to take advantage of the constant alternating voltage DCC systems apply to the rails.

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What is the difference between a Hex Frog Juicer, a Dual Frog Juicer and a Mono Frog Juicer?

A Hex Frog Juicer can control up to 6 turnout frogs, or 3 reverse loops or wyes. They are also the best option for wiring a double crossover. A Dual Frog Juicer can control 2 turnout frogs, or a single reverse ...

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Can Frog Juicers be used with the Bullfrog turnout control?

Yes, the BullFrog and Frog Juicers work very well together. Using a Frog Juicer eliminates the need to use the use the micro-switch on the BullFrog.

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Can some of the outputs on the Hex Frog Juicer be used to control turnout frogs and others to act as a reversing unit?

Yes. The Hex Frog Juicer has outputs arranged in 2 groups of 2+4. You can use 2 of the outputs as a reverser for a turntable, reverse loop or wye, and 4 of the outputs to control the polarity of standard frogs.

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Can the Hex Frog Juicer change the polarity of a reverse loop? If so, how many reverse loops can a unit handle?

In addition to controlling frog power for turnouts, the Hex Frog Juicer can be used as an automatic reverser for up to three return loops, wyes and turntables. It can also be used to control opposing frogs foun...

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Is there a Frog Juicer available to control “live” frogs?

The Frog Juicer was developed to only work with isolated frogs. However, several users have managed to use the Frog Juicer with live frogs by making the following simple modification. Paint the inside of t...

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When using the Hex Frog Juicer for large scales will the 2 amp power limitation create a problem?

The Hex Frog Juicer will work fine with O scale locomotives. The Hex Frog Juicer is only providing power to one wheelset at a time when crossing frogs. DCC-equipped O scale locomotives draw 2+ amps only when th...

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When using a DigiTrax BDL168 how should the Frog Juicer be connected?

We recommended that you connect the Frog Juicer directly to the booster. You will be unable to detect trains on the short length of the frog, but this will prevent false detections which would be a bigger issue...

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Can one output from a Frog Juicer be connected to more than one turnout?

Yes, if you are certain that: the frogs will act in concert. That is, if one frog is one polarity then all other frogs should be the same polarity, as with consecutive frogs in a double track crossing. - ...

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