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FX 40

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FX 40
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Product Name(s): FX 40
Product Description: The FX40 manages a network of field controllers. It also supports building automation features and functions. The FX40 can support up to 100 field controllers. The FX40 provides a user interface that can be accessed with a Web browser.
Product Application(s): The FX40 is designed for comercial facilities and includes features for event scheduling, alarm management, histories, and totalization.
Point Quantity Characteristics
Analog Input (AI): N.A. N.A.
Digital Input (DI): N.A. N.A.
Universal Input (AI or DI): N.A. N.A.
Analog Output (AO): N.A. N.A.
Digital Output (DO): N.A. N.A.
Universal Output (UO): N.A. N.A.
Other: N.A. N.A.
A/D Converter Resolution
D/A Converter Resolution
HOA switches provided on each output?
Note: These are also available as an add-on from 3rd party vendors.
Indicating status LED on each output?
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)
1 EIA 485, Proprietary N2, 57600 Kbps
1 FTT-10A, LonWorks, 78.6 Kbps
1 RJ-45, BACnet, Ethernet, TCP/IP, XML, HTTP, 10/100Mb
External Communication Ports, Speeds and Access Devices 1 RJ-11, Modem, 56k
Additional Information (Optional)
Network Accessing Capabilities via Controller
Controller Access Devices
Zone-Based Interface Access N.A.
Zone Interface Hardware
*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.
Microprocessor(s) Motorola RISC Processor @ 250 MHZ
Clock Type
Powered, battery-backed
Battery powered
Powered, no battery backing
Clock Synchronization Information not provided
Volatile Memory (RAM) Capacity 128 MB
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
Is Volatile Memory Supported By Battery? Yes
Battery Type(s) Information not provided
Battery Life Battery is monitored and trickle charged
Backup Battery Operating Time Minimum of 5 years for clock
Non-Volatile Memory Capacity (EEPROM/Flash)* 32 MB
Non-Volatile Memory Uses
Data / Trends / Alarms / Calculation Storage
Configuration / Parameter Storage
Control Programming Storage
Controller Operating System
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? Yes
How many total trend values can be stored? Information not provided
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? Information not provided
When full, does controller automatically send up trend data, overwrite data, or stop logging data? Information not provided
Programming Method(s) N.A.
Resident vs Non-Resident Program Execution N.A.
Resident Energy Management
Specific Pre-Programmed Algorithms Available
Additional Programming Functions N.A.
DDC Loops (P, PI, PID) N.A.
Automatic PID Tuning Feature N.A.
Automatical-Dial Alarm Support N.A.
Does controller perform multiple retries and buffer/store alarm until connection is made? N.A.
Are multiple destinations possible? N.A.
Upon controller power loss or hardware failure:
Are network communications affected? N.A.
Is loss recognized on/by the network and alarm reported? N.A.
DO and AO response?
Volatile memory functions?
Upon restoration of power does the controller:
Auto-reboot without operator intervention? N.A.
Automatically reset/synchronize the clock? N.A.
Update all monitored functions? N.A.
Generate an alarm if backup battery is dead? N.A.
Upon network or communications failure does controller:
Continue to operate standalone? N.A.
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.)
Does network automatically reconfigure upon restoration? N.A.
Does network store 'loss of communications' alarm with time of event? N.A.
Additional Information (optional) N.A.
Self Test Diagnostics
Does controller have internal self-test diagnostics to check:
Processor failure? N.A.
Internal hardware failure? N.A.
Open/shortened sensor? N.A.
Others? N.A.
Control Enclosure N.A.
Power Supply Required
Voltage 120 VAC 50/60Hz
VA 25 VA maximum
Surge Protection Information not provided
Underwriters Laboratories UL 916
FCC FCC compliant to CFR 47, part 15, subpart B, class A
LonMark Certified
No - but LonWorks compatible LonWorks does not certify this level of controllers
Information not provided
BACnet (BTL) Certified
Not submitted for testing The FX40 supports BACnet Interoperability Building Blocks
Information not provided

Programming Method(s)

(See also 'Software' Form)

The FX40 can be programmed with the FX Workbench tool. The FX40 can serve up the application for users to access via a Web browser. Users can configure the FX40 online while directly or remotely connected with the FX Workbench.


(See also 'Software' Form)

The user interface provides a visual method to configure the schedule time and date.

Energy Management

SI-resident energy management functions/algorithms calculated and performed by this SI. One or more of these choices may be selected. 'No' indicates that it is not available.

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.
SI is not typically used for energy management functions
Other Information not provided

Specific, pre-programmed algorithms available.

'No' indicates that it is not available.

None (custom programming only)
None (not applicable)
Optimal Start/Optimal Stop
Peak Demand Limiting/Load Shedding
Additional Energy Management functions resident at individual controllers
Other Information not provided
Hardware I/O Points 4 Digital Outputs - SPST relay outputs (24 VDC)
6 Universal Inputs - Thermistor, 4-20 mA, 0-10 VDC, and dry contacts

12 bit A/D converter.
Additional SI Functions

Automatic-Dial Alarm Support

(See also 'Software' Form)

Does SI perform multiple retries and buffer/store alarm until connection is made? Yes
Are multiple destinations possible? Yes
Upon SI power loss or hardware failure:
Is loss recognized on/by the network and alarm reported? Information not provided
Upon restoration of power does the SI:
Auto-reboot without operator intervention? Information not provided
Automatically reset/synchronize its clock? Information not provided
Automatically reset/synchronize its secondary network? Information not provided
Update all monitored functions? Information not provided
Generate an alarm if backup battery is dead? Yes
Control Enclosure 11 x 14 x 2.5 Metal enclosure. Cooling is provided by air convection.