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CC1600; CC6400

Secondary Control Units
Comfort Controller 1600/6400
Date Last Saved: 1/26/2004 10:59:06 AM

Product Name(s): CC1600; CC6400
Product Description: The CC-6400 and CC-1600 Comfort Controllers are programmable, general-purpose equipment controllers. The CC-6400 is expandable to 64 I/O, while the CC-1600 has 16 fixed I/O. The CC-1600/6400 are primarily used in place of Carrier's factory installed PICs (Product Integrated Controls) for non-Carrier products or non-PIC equipped Carrier products. The Carrier line of PICs is not covered further in this report.
Product Application(s): The CC-6400 and CC-1600 are designed for general HVAC applications including air-handling units, chillers/boiler/central plant control and distribution systems, data acquisition, and other multi-equipment applications.
Point Quantity Characteristics
Analog Input (AI): See below 4 - 20 mA
0 - 10 Vdc
Digital Input (DI): See below Dry Contact
Pulsed (5 Hz max, 100msec minimum pulse width)
Universal Input (AI or DI): See below 4 - 20 mA
0 - 10 Vdc
Temperature (5K and 10K Thermistor, 1K Nickel RTD)
Dry Contact
Pulsed (5 Hz max, 100msec minimum pulse width)
Analog Output (AO): See below 4 - 20 mA
0 - 10Vdc
Digital Output (DO): See below Relay (24 Vdc)
Universal Output (UO):
Control Unit Model #:AIDIUIDOAOUOOther
CC-1600 (not expandable) (0-4), 2* (4-0) 2 (0-8) (8-0)
CC-6400 (expandable) 8 (0-8) (8-0)
* Other: Must be temperature AI
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 (optional)
Indicating status LED on each output?
AO and DO
AO Only
DO Only
Integral Flow Sensor?
Integral Damper Actuator?
Can controller accept occupant override from thermostat?
Can controller accept occupancy sensor input?
Expander Boards The Comfort Controller 6400 can be expanded from 8x8 I/O to 32x32 I/O by addition of up to (3) Model 6400-I/O expander boards. Signal types are as indicated above.
Expansion Device Model #AIDIUIDOAOUOOther
Comfort Controller 6400-I/O 8 8
Network Ports, Protocol(s), and Speed(s) Supported
(Note: See 'Architecture' for network details)
Proprietary @ up to 38.4kbps (peer-to-peer), depending on network elements used.
External Communication Ports, Speeds and Access Devices EIA-485 (via RJ14 interface) to local PC (laptop or workstation) @ 38.4 kbps.
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 EIA-485 interface through RJ14 connector on all Carrier space sensors. Interface is through Laptop PC running proprietary software.
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) Hitachi H8 500 Series 16 BIT Micro 20Mhz
Clock Type
Powered, battery-backed
Battery powered
Powered, no battery backing
Clock Synchronization Information not provided
Volatile Memory (RAM) Capacity 32 kB RAM
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? 3-day minimum capacitor-backed memory.
Battery Type(s) Capacitor
Battery Life N/A
Backup Battery Operating Time 3 days
Non-Volatile Memory Capacity (EEPROM/Flash)* CC-6400 has 128 kB EEPROM
CC-1600 has 32 kB EEPROM

Non-Volatile Memory Uses
Data / Trends / Alarms / Calculation Storage
Configuration / Parameter Storage (setpoints, parameters, user settings, schedules, etc.)
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? Up to 48 data samples per point can be stored on board for the CC-6400. Up to 48 data samples per point can be stored on board for the CC-1600.
What is the controllers role in trending? Programming resident within controller gathers and stores trend data on-board. At set intervals, data is sent by the controller to workstation for archival.
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? Inform not provided.
Programming Method(s) Preprogrammed sequences are configured using templates. Custom programming is also possible through Carrier BEST++ line-based programming language.
Resident vs Non-Resident Program Execution Preprogrammed routines are resident in controller. Additional functionality available through non-resident software in Option Modules.
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 A large variety of energy management functions are available using Carrier's 'Global Network Modules' (covered as Supervisory Interfaces).
DDC Loops (P, PI, PID) PID
Automatic PID Tuning Feature Not provided. Fast trends (1 sec) are available to facilitate manual tuning.
Automatical-Dial Alarm Support Available at the system level only through optional Autodial Gateway and Remote Communications device. Not available at the controller level.
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? 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. A power failure restart routine is provided which allows the controller to resume full operation without operator intervention if within the 72 hr. specified backup period.
Automatically reset/synchronize the clock? Yes. The time is retained while the controller is off.
Update all monitored functions? Yes
Generate an alarm if backup battery is dead? Yes
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.)
Yes. The controllers that are still connected will continue to communicate
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? Yes (via LEDs)
Internal hardware failure? Yes (via LEDs)
Open/shortened sensor? Yes
Others? Yes. Has on-board self-test diagnostics to automatically generate alarms due to malfunctions and exceeded system operating parameters. Controller also performs a range of common sensor diagnostics.
Control Enclosure Requires NEMA-1 field-supplied enclosure.
Power Supply Required
Voltage 24 Vac
VA 60 VA
Surge Protection No
Underwriters Laboratories UL 916 PAZX (Energy Management), VDE UL
FCC Part 15, Sub-Part B, Class A
LonMark Certified
No - but LonWorks compatible
Information not provided
BACnet (BTL) Certified
Not submitted for testing
Information not provided