Take traditional worries out of old-fashioned setters.
Thousands of organs still have setter boards. Some players still prefer them. But they don't last. Relay armatures loosen. Contacts oxidise and burn. Not to mention the strain on a Console-wirer's vision.
Next time you rebuild a setter-board, fit SSOS piston relays. They're compact, contact-free and even draw less operating power than an old-style relay coil. Each relay's 7-amp load is just fed through diodes to the common contact on the setter switches. And the easily-spotted, well-spaced pins save many a headache and weary eye.
More than one relay for one piston.
If you've more than 7 amps' worth of magnets to power, SSOS Piston Relays can simply be joined up and wired to the same piston. Your only constraint is the size of the organ!
Adjust your tremulants according to taste.
Tremulants are personal things. Certain speeds and depths suit particular pieces, but no two organists never agree on what they actually are. No wonder traditional motor-tremulants organist - is only happy with a particular speed and depth. well as reversing stops, electro-mechanical reversers often trigger choruses of thumps and bangs. Not to mention the contact-adjuster's cursing. Often it's either no-go or perpetual vibratory motion.
The Tremulant drives loads up to 5 Amps with a negative output. Normally loads are expected to be 12 to 18V but we can do higher voltages on request.
Bus Bar Switching Relay
Cut the hassle with cut returns.
In straight organs, pipe ranks with individual magnets can be switched by simply cutting their return. There's one snag. Cut-returns often mean heavy-duty contacts. Think wear, sparks and burning.
With SSOS Busbar Switching Relays, it's silent, clean and easy. A rank's magnets are supplied with negative outputs from key relays, and the busbar relay interrupts the positive return. Use them, too, for cutting out primary actions and isolating systems, ranks and off-notes when stops aren't in use.
Double the relay and double the load.
SSOS's Busbar Switching Relays handle a 5-amp load. To double it, just split the return rail and apply a relay to each section. Remember - if you're feeding more than one magnet from a single source, make sure each has a diode to avoid runbacks and untraceable phantoms!
620882A1: Positive control, positive output
Raise the roof without moving the stops.
Tutti, Full Organ and Sforzando reversers work hard behind the scenes. They reverse, work blind and supply almost every stop in one go. Yet the only sign of life is a glowing lamp.
SSOS's Tutti Piston Reverser does that and more. Its 5-amp output is fed, via isolating diodes, directly to the stop actions or multi-contact switches. Extra input pins let you turn the reverser on or off from general cancel pistons or the last contact of a crescendo pedal. And it's equally useful for controlling other "blind" devices like zimbelsterns, ventils and mute divisions.
Works hard, or even harder.
For large organs, a 15-amp version uses a heavy duty relay in place of the ordinary output line. Load is no object for an SSOS Tutti Piston Reverser!
Your chance to be the fastest wirer in the West.
Pin-boards and solder joints do look professional. But think of the time they take to make. Think, too, of crouching in corners with a hot iron. Or yanking it all off again to make a change.
Next time, think about SSOS's 32-way Termination Blocks. Instead of cutting wires to length, stripping wire-ends, wrapping them onto pins and soldering away, just lay the wires into Krone Blocks and punch them in with the special tool.
Connect, disconnect and re-connect.
One other advantage of Termination Blocks is that wires can be inserted and removed up to 100 times without damage. So feel free to test a chest or system on the bench, re-connect it on site and re-route its wiring at will.
One input, 14 outputs, no contacts.
Key relays are still an efficient way to switch off-notes and extensions in consoles and chests. But older versions have their snags. Contacts corrode and burn, bearings clunk and tiny connections play havoc with organ-builders' eyes.
Next time you overhaul a conventional switching system, fit SSOS key relays. Fully compatible with all types of gang-switch, magnet and other hardware, each one silently controls up to 14 outputs with a total load of 4 amps. Each output, of course, can be used individually or connected together to switch returns or common-rails.
All polarities catered for.
SSOS's key relays are made in four different polarity combinations: positive or negative control, and positive or negative output:
621004AO: Positive control, negative output
621004A1: Negative control, positive output
621004A2: Positive control, negative output
621004A3: Negative control, positive output
SSOS's Reverser Units take the black art out of reversible pistons. They're silent, reliable and easy to install, with no fiddly contacts to oxidise, adjust or swear at. As well as solid state stop actions, they'll fit any conventional electric or electro-pneumatic action with minimal change.
Any stops, no exceptions.
There are almost as many stop controls as console styles. Fear not. SSOS reverser units will happily control any electric or electro-pneumatic drawknob and tablet. Age and obscurity is no problem.