from New Century Products

The Zimbelstern / Glockenstern you have selected runs on 12vdc. An optional reversible relay may be purchased so you can activate the instruments with a momentary contact switch (see below).

If you use a latching toe-stud, draw knob, or toggle switch, and you do not need the 'general cancel' feature, then you do not need the reversible relay. Simply send 12vdc to the motor through your latching switch.

Most organs supply a "12v" signal that is actually 15vdc or more. For that reason, a voltage regulator is mounted directly on top of the motor. Simply connect a signal between 13.5 and 24vdc to the red wire, and connect the black wire to ground. If you have a stable voltage source between 12 and 13.5vdc, clip off the voltage regulator and connect directly to the leads on the motor.

Warning: If you wire up the voltage regulator in reverse polarity, you will instantly destroy it. Deities may purchase replacements. Human beings will receive one replacement on request - no questions asked.

Before hanging the bells, you can set the instrument on its side to access the wires in the base. To reduce the risk of damage to a pedestal model, place it in its shipping box, upside down on top of the spacer box.

Reversing Relay: If you purchased the reversing relay, you will want to install it in the organ console. That way, only one wire (5) plus ground (2) needs to go to the Zimbelstern. The other connections to the reversing relay are: (1) Positive line. (2) Negative line (ground). (3) Line from momentary contact button, and (4) (optional) Line from general cancel button. Solder these wires directly to the Reversing Relay circuit board as shown:


PRE-WIRED INSTRUMENTS: New Century Products provides a wire set option consisting of a latching push-button switch on a 20ft. cord. When used on a 12vdc motor, these options work in conjunction with a low voltage power supply that connects to a standard 110vac electrical outlet.

If you connect the instrument to the organ permanently at some later date, simply discard the wire set.