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MP580; MP581

Secondary Control Units
HVAC Controllers
Date Last Saved: 2/8/2008 4:32:22 PM

Product Name(s): MP580; MP581
Product Description: The MP580/581 is a programmable controller available for a variety of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning applications. • MP580: factory installed • MP581: field installed
Product Application(s): The MP controller is designed for mechanical room equipment including air handling units, cooling towers, pumps, boilers, and heat exchangers. The MP580/581 supports the Space Comfort Controller profile and the Discharge Air Controller profile for air handlers.
Point Quantity Characteristics
Analog Input (AI): N.A.
Digital Input (DI): N.A.
Universal Input (AI or DI): See Below • 0-10 VDC
• 0-20 mA
• Resistive
• Thermistor
• Dry Contact
Analog Output (AO): See Below • 0-10 VDC
• 0-20 mA
Digital Output (DO): See Below Relay 12 VA (maximum) @ 24 VAC
Universal Output (UO):
Control Unit Model #:AIDIUIDOAOUOOther
MP 580 12 6 6 1
MP 581 12 6 6 1
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
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 Override provided through operator display
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 Up to four EX2 expansion modules can be installed per MP controller. The EX2 is available in a plastic or metal enclosure. It is also UL 864/UUKL (smoke control) listed.
Expansion Device Model #AIDIUIDOAOUOOther
EX2 6 4 4
Network Ports, Protocol(s), and Speed(s) Supported
(Note: See 'Architecture' for network details)
(1) - LonTalk TP/FT -10 @ 78.6 Kbps
External Communication Ports, Speeds and Access Devices (1) - Optional operator display
(1) - Rover Service Tool
(1) - Machine bus
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 N.A.
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 MC68332 20 MHz
Clock Type
Powered, battery-backed Super-capacitor backed, controller uses the system clock unless the controller has the optional operator display, then the controller has it's own clock
Battery powered
Powered, no battery backing
Clock Synchronization The clock is sychronized when power is restored.
Volatile Memory (RAM) Capacity 512 K bytes
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? No
Battery Type(s) Not required - clock backed by super-capacitor all other programs backed by non-volative memory.
Battery Life N.A.
Backup Battery Operating Time Clock can operate for seven days under normal operating conditions.
Non-Volatile Memory Capacity (EEPROM/Flash)* ROM: 2 Mb (Flash)
256 K (EEPROM)
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? No
How many total trend values can be stored? N.A.
What is the controllers role in trending? Provide data to SI unit for trending
Can controller be programmed to 'push' data to archive or are trends 'pulled' from controller?
When full, does controller automatically send up trend data, overwrite data, or stop logging data? N.A.
Programming Method(s) Trane Graphical Programming (TGP) editor is used to program the MP 580/581 controller. TGP is a software component of Trane's Rover service tool.
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
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.)
Additional Energy Management functions are resident at SI
Additional Programming Functions
DDC Loops (P, PI, PID) PID functions
Automatic PID Tuning Feature N.A.
Automatical-Dial Alarm Support Performed by SI
Does controller perform multiple retries and buffer/store alarm until connection is made? Yes
Are multiple destinations possible? As set up in the SI
Upon controller power loss or hardware failure:
Are network communications affected? No
Is loss recognized on/by the network and alarm reported? Yes
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? Yes if applicable
Update all monitored functions? Yes
Generate an alarm if backup battery is dead? N.A.
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.)
Does network automatically reconfigure upon restoration? yes
Does network store 'loss of communications' alarm with time of event? Yes
Additional Information (optional)
Self Test Diagnostics
Does controller have internal self-test diagnostics to check:
Processor failure? No
Internal hardware failure? No
Open/shortened sensor? Yes
Control Enclosure MP 580: metal enclosure packaged with air handler

MP 581: NEMA-1 wall mounted
Power Supply Required
Voltage 24 / 120 / 230 VAC 1 phase
VA 25 VA not including external relay loads.
Surge Protection Meets CE surge requirements for industrial environments.
Underwriters Laboratories • UL 916
• CUL C22.2
• UL 864/UUKL (smoke control)
FCC Part 15, Class A
CE Immunity: (directive 89/336/EEC)
• EN 50090-2-2:1996

Emissions: (directive 89/336/EEC)
• EN 50090-2-2:1996
• EN 61000-3-2:1995
• EN 61000-3-3:1995
LonMark Certified
Yes 3.4
No - but LonWorks compatible
Information not provided
BACnet (BTL) Certified
Not submitted for testing
Information not provided