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Date Last Saved: 5/18/2004 9:08:30 AM

Product Name(s): TSC AX
Product Description: TSC AX Controller is an application specific controllers designed to provide control of HVAC equipment. The TSC AX provides the maximum amount of inputs and outputs in the TSC line.
Product Application(s): The TSC AX product is available for control of packaged HVAC and AHU units.
Point Quantity Characteristics
Analog Input (AI): 9 0-5 VDC
0-10 VDC
Digital Input (DI): 3 Dry Contact
Pulse Counter @ 10 Hz
Universal Input (AI or DI): N.A.
Analog Output (AO): 3 0-10 VDC
Digital Output (DO): 7 Triac (24 VAC @ .5 Amp)
Universal Output (UO): N.A.
Other: N.A.
Control Unit Model #:AIDIUIDOAOUOOther
TSC/AX Rooftop 9 3 7 3
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 Information not provided
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
Other Information not provided
Indicating status LED on each output?
AO and DO
AO Only
DO Only
Other Information not provided
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
Network Ports, Protocol(s), and Speed(s) Supported
(Note: See 'Architecture' for network details)
(1)-EIA 485, Teletrol TSCnet peer to peer subnetwork @ 19.2 Kbps.
External Communication Ports, Speeds and Access Devices (1)-EIA 232, PC @ 1200 bps
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
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 Local operator communication by using a PC via connector on room temperature sensor module and on the TSC board.
Zone Interface Hardware
Zone-Mounted touchpad (thermostat or stand-alone display)
HID (proprietary device)
PDA (3rd party HID, with software)
*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) Motorola 68HC11 @ 8 MHz
Clock Type
Powered, battery-backed
Battery powered
Powered, no battery backing
Other Infomation not provided
Clock Synchronization Information not provided
Volatile Memory (RAM) Capacity 8k
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 Infomation not provided
Is Volatile Memory Supported By Battery? Infomation not provided
Battery Type(s) Infomation not provided
Battery Life Infomation not provided
Backup Battery Operating Time Infomation not provided
Non-Volatile Memory Capacity (EEPROM/Flash)* 32k Flash
512 bytes EEPROM
Non-Volatile Memory Uses
Data / Trends / Alarms / Calculation Storage
Configuration / Parameter Storage
Control Programming Storage
Controller Operating System
Other Infomation 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? Infomation not provided
How many total trend values can be stored? Infomation not provided
What is the controllers role in trending? Infomation not provided
Can controller be programmed to 'push' data to archive or are trends 'pulled' from controller? Infomation not provided
When full, does controller automatically send up trend data, overwrite data, or stop logging data? Infomation not provided
Programming Method(s) BlockPro
Resident vs Non-Resident Program Execution Infomation not provided
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.
Other Infomation not provided
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
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 Infomation not provided
Additional Energy Management functions are resident at SI
Additional Programming Functions
DDC Loops (P, PI, PID) Infomation not provided
Automatic PID Tuning Feature Infomation not provided
Automatical-Dial Alarm Support Infomation not provided
Does controller perform multiple retries and buffer/store alarm until connection is made? Infomation not provided
Are multiple destinations possible? Infomation not provided
Upon controller power loss or hardware failure:
Are network communications affected? Infomation not provided
Is loss recognized on/by the network and alarm reported? Infomation 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
Other Infomation not provided
Volatile memory functions?
Retained for life of backup battery
Other Infomation not provided
Upon restoration of power does the controller:
Auto-reboot without operator intervention? Infomation not provided
Automatically reset/synchronize the clock? Infomation not provided
Update all monitored functions? Infomation not provided
Generate an alarm if backup battery is dead? Infomation 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.)
Infomation not provided
Does network automatically reconfigure upon restoration? Infomation not provided
Does network store 'loss of communications' alarm with time of event? Infomation not provided
Additional Information (optional)
Self Test Diagnostics
Does controller have internal self-test diagnostics to check:
Processor failure? Infomation not provided
Internal hardware failure? Infomation not provided
Open/shortened sensor? Infomation not provided
Control Enclosure Metal Cover (optional)
Power Supply Required
Voltage 24 VAC +/- 15% 50/60 Hz
VA 15
Surge Protection Infomation not provided
Underwriters Laboratories Yes
FCC Infomation not provided
CE Yes
LonMark Certified
No - but LonWorks compatible
Information not provided
BACnet (BTL) Certified
Not submitted for testing
Information not provided