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This product has been replaced with the new Universal Hex Frog Juicer that is compatible with all DCC systems, include NCE PowerCab!

Click here to order the new Universal Hex Frog Juicer.

When these are sold out they will no longer be stocked.

This version of the hex frog juicer has been slightly modified to work more reliably with the PowerCab (not needed for the PowerPro). Can also be used with other boosters later if you should upgrade.

The Hex Frog Juicer automatically and instantly switches the polarity of the frog as the engine passes over the turnout. No more complicated wiring or electro-mechanical switches are needed. Instead you simply connect power to the Frog Juicer and a single wire to the frog. The Frog Juicer takes care of the rest!

Only need to switch one or two frogs? Check out the Mono Frog Juicer or Dual Frog Juicer!


Regular Price: $69.95
Sale Price: $49.95


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Availability: Additional stock - 3 to 5 days.
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Each Hex Frog Juicer for NCE PowerCab can control the polarity of DCC power for up to six frogs on all types of switches including turnouts, wyes, 3-ways, slips, crossings and crossovers. Using a Hex Frog Juicer is especially helpful for double crossovers and crossings as it dramatically simplifies the wiring for these types of switches.

The Hex Frog Juicer can be used to switch the frogs for up to three reverse loops or wyes. (You need to use two frog control outputs for each reverse loop and wye.)
  • Eliminates the need for mechanical switches to switch the frog polarity when the turnout is switched
  • Instant switching means no interruption to the engine or loss of sound
  • Significantly simplifies frog wiring - especially for crossings and double crossovers
  • Compatible with any DCC system (It will not work with DC)
  • Simple to connect
If you have ever struggled with wiring up the frogs on a switch, then you will want to seriously consider using the Hex Frog Juicer. It is simple to use, and just plain works.


How The Hex Frog Juicer Works


The Frog Juicer consists of six microprocessor controlled SPDT electronic switches. Each switch can sense and control the polarity of one frog. When the circuit detects a short greater than about 1.7 amps (plus/minus 10% with 2 amps the upper limit), it instantly switches the polarity of the frog. Two amps is below the reverse polarity detection point for most DCC circuit breakers and booster units so that the Frog Juicer will react before a fault is detected. In addition, the Frog Juicer switches so quickly that the brief current pulse will go unnoticed by the DCC system. Two amps is also enough current to power a single locomotive, and since only one locomotive can be on a frog at a time it is all the power that you need. The frogs need to be electrically isolated and have no other connections to the track or DCC system.


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Frog Juicer Dimensional Drawing



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