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FX 14 Field Controller

Secondary Control Units
FX 14 Field Controller
Date Last Saved: 12/22/2006 4:20:51 PM

Product Name(s): FX 14 Field Controller
Product Description: The FX14-Series are application specific controllers in the Facility Explorer range of products. The controller has 29 physical inputs and outputs.
Product Application(s): Field controller is designed for multi-compressor and scroll compressors, closed control units, unit ventilators, and packaged air handling units.
Point Quantity Characteristics
Analog Input (AI): 6 0-20 MA
0-10 VDC
Digital Input (DI): 12 Pulse counter
Voltage Free contacts
Universal Input (AI or DI): N.A.
Analog Output (AO): 2 0-10 VDC
Pulse Width Modulation
Digital Output (DO): 9 Relay SPST
Universal Output (UO): N.A.
Other: N.A.
Control Unit Model #:AIDIUIDOAOUOOther
LP FX14D10-000C 6 12 9 2
LP FX14D60-000C 6 12 9 2
LP FX14D20-000C 6 12 9 2
LP FX14D70-000C 6 12 9 2
A/D Converter Resolution
8 bit
10 bit
12 bit
16 bit
D/A Converter Resolution
6 bit
8 bit
10 bit
No Analog Output
Other 13 bit
HOA switches provided on each output?
Note: These are also available as an add-on from 3rd party vendors.
Both AO and DO
DO Only
Indicating status LED on each output?
AO and DO
AO Only
DO Only
Integral Flow Sensor? N.A.
Integral Damper Actuator? N.A.
Can controller accept occupant override from thermostat? N.A.
Can controller accept occupancy sensor input? N.A.
Expander Boards N.A.
Network Ports, Protocol(s), and Speed(s) Supported
(Note: See 'Architecture' for network details)
Proprietary N2, 9.6 Kbps
LonWorks, 78.6 Kbps
External Communication Ports, Speeds and Access Devices EIA 232 is used to connect the FX 14 to the Global System modem for event and alarm notification.
Additional Information (Optional)
Network Accessing Capabilities via Controller
Access controller only
Access controller plus additional controllers on network segment / LAN
Access all controllers on system
No access available on this controller
Other Information not Provided
Controller Access Devices
Local Display Panel (controller-mounted)
Local Display Panel (zone-mounted)
Handheld Interface Device (proprietary device)
PDA (3rd-Party HID)
Zone-Based port (details below)
Zone-Based Interface Access
Zone Interface Hardware
Zone-Mounted touchpad (thermostat or stand-alone display)
HID (proprietary device)
PDA (3rd party HID, with software)
Other Programming Key
*Note: This section covers the capabilities for accessing the controller or other parts of the network from the controller (i.e. 'bottom-up').
Standard access functionality is covered in the Architecture and Software sections.
**Does NOT include front-end OI functions. See vendor for specific functions available.
Functions Available Through Field Interface**:View ParamsChange ParamsChange
O&M SupportTAB/Cx Support
Local Display Panel (controller-mounted)
Local Display Panel (zone-mounted)
Handheld Interface Device (proprietary device)
PDA (3rd-Party HID)
Zone-Based port (details below)
Microprocessor(s) Information Not Provided
Clock Type
Powered, battery-backed
Battery powered
Powered, no battery backing
Clock Synchronization Information Not Provided
Volatile Memory (RAM) Capacity Information Not Provided
Volatile Memory (RAM) Uses
RAM use unrestricted
RAM use restricted as shown below
Information Not Provided
Program Execution / Calculation storage
Data / Trends / Alarms storage
Configuration / Parameter storage
Control Programming storage
Others Information Not Provided
Is Volatile Memory Supported By Battery? Information Not Provided
Battery Type(s) Information Not Provided
Battery Life Information Not Provided
Backup Battery Operating Time Information Not Provided
Non-Volatile Memory Capacity (EEPROM/Flash)* Information Not Provided
Non-Volatile Memory Uses
Data / Trends / Alarms / Calculation Storage
Configuration / Parameter Storage
Control Programming Storage
Controller Operating System
Other Information Not Provided
Additional Information
* Items in NV memory are not lost upon power or battery failure. Other types of NV memory such as EPROM, NOVROM, etc. do not directly impact system performance.
Can trend data be stored in this controller? No
How many total trend values can be stored? N.A.
What is the controllers role in trending? Information Not Provided
Can controller be programmed to 'push' data to archive or are trends 'pulled' from controller? Controller pushes information to other controllers that have trending capibilities
When full, does controller automatically send up trend data, overwrite data, or stop logging data? N.A.
Programming Method(s) FX Tools is a software suite used to program, download, test, and commision the Facility Explorer devices, including the FX05 field controller. You can download the application to the controller via PC with FX Tools or you can upload or download the application via the FX Programming Key (a proprietary hand-held device).
Resident vs Non-Resident Program Execution Resident
Resident/Supervisory. This controller supervises the scheduling of other controllers.
Resident/Stand Alone. This controller contains its own schedule.
Non-Resident. This controller is dependent upon another controller for its schedule.
None. This controller has no scheduling features.
Resident Energy Management
Energy management algorithms for this controller can be custom programmed
Pre-programmed/built-in algorithms available, and are fully editable using custom programming
Pre-Programmed/built-in with limited editing via template-based programming
Controller is not typically used for energy management functions
Others Information Not Provided
Specific Pre-Programmed Algorithms Available
None (custom programming only)
None (not applicable)
Optimal Start/Optimal Stop
Peak Demand Limiting/Load Shedding
Economizer (enthalpy, dry-bulb, CO2, modulating/2-position, etc.)
Other Information Not Provided
Additional Energy Management functions are resident at SI
Additional Programming Functions
DDC Loops (P, PI, PID) P, PI, PID
Automatic PID Tuning Feature Information Not Provided
Automatical-Dial Alarm Support The FX 14 can transmit event notification messages via short message service with the use of a modem communication card.
Does controller perform multiple retries and buffer/store alarm until connection is made? Information Not Provided
Are multiple destinations possible? Information Not Provided
Upon controller power loss or hardware failure:
Are network communications affected? Information Not Provided
Is loss recognized on/by the network and alarm reported? Information Not Provided
DO and AO response?
Outputs fail to a user pre-specified position
Outputs fail to a normal (unpowered) position
Outputs fail to last position
Volatile memory functions?
Retained for life of backup battery
Upon restoration of power does the controller:
Auto-reboot without operator intervention? Yes
Automatically reset/synchronize the clock? Information Not Provided
Update all monitored functions? Information Not Provided
Generate an alarm if backup battery is dead? Information Not Provided
Upon network or communications failure does controller:
Continue to operate standalone? Yes
Operate with last global settings or user-specified value? N.A.
Do broken network segments continue to communicate within the remaining segment?
(Note: May depend on proper termination of segments for higher speed networks.)
Information Not Provided
Does network automatically reconfigure upon restoration? Information Not Provided
Does network store 'loss of communications' alarm with time of event? Information Not Provided
Additional Information (optional)
Self Test Diagnostics
Does controller have internal self-test diagnostics to check:
Processor failure? Information Not Provided
Internal hardware failure? Information Not Provided
Open/shortened sensor? Information Not Provided
Control Enclosure ABS Polycarbonate, self extinguishing; UL 94-5 VB Flammability Rating.
Power Supply Required Class 2 Transformer
Voltage 24 VAC +/-15% at 50/60hz
VA 19.5 at max load
Surge Protection Information Not Provided
Underwriters Laboratories UL 916
FCC FCC compliant to CFR 47, Part 15, subpart B, Class A
CE None
LonMark Certified
No - but LonWorks compatible
Information not provided
BACnet (BTL) Certified
Not submitted for testing
Information not provided