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Secondary Control Units
Date Last Saved: 9/9/2004 2:06:59 PM

Product Name(s): SSS-04-UU;SSS-08-UU;SSS-12-UU;SSS-16-UU;SSS-08-UD;SSS-16-UD;SSS-24-UD;SSS-32-UD
Product Description: The Solutions Series controllers are application specific general purpose controllers. The SSS Controllers offers fewer points and a motherboard with a processor, storage capacity, Flash memory, RAM, and user-defined point labeling capability. The SSS-4/16-UU controller has a base point-count of 4, expandable to 16 points using up to 4 I/O cards. The SSSS-UU controller has universal inputs and universal outputs. The SSS-8/32-UD controller has a base point-count of 8, expandable to 32 points using up to 4 I/O cards. The SSS-UD controller has universal inputs and digital outputs.
Product Application(s): Used in general HVAC applications including terminal units, air-handling units, chillers, and boilers.
Point Quantity Characteristics
Analog Input (AI): N.A.
Digital Input (DI): N.A.
Universal Input (AI or DI): See below 0-20 mA
0-2.5 Vdc
500-5000 ohm RTD range,
10-24 Vac/Vdc externally powered DI
34 Hz pulse
Analog Output (AO): See below 0-12 Vdc
0-20 mA
Digital Output (DO): See below Triac, 30 Vac / 2 Amp (with PWM)
Universal Output (UO):
Control Unit Model #:AIDIUIDOAOUOOther
4-UU 2 2
8-UU 4 4
12-UU 6 6
16-UU 8 8
8-UD 4 4
16-UD 8 8
32-UD 12 12
324-UD 16 16
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 12 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
Network Ports, Protocol(s), and Speed(s) Supported
(Note: See 'Architecture' for network details)
(1)-Proprietary to EIA-485 @ 9.6 Kbps
External Communication Ports, Speeds and Access Devices (1)-EIA-232, modem (or direct) to OWS or pager @ up to 9.6 Kbps

(1)-Handheld portable operators terminal (POT) port

(1)-EIA-232, dumb terminal (CRT/keyboard) @ up to 1.2 Kbps

(1)-EIA-232, printer port @ up to 1.2 Kbps

(1)-Optional serial port for: Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) for set-up, edit, override, and monitoring functions, and up to 4 Remote Annunciator Units (RAU) for status and alarm indication.
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 None.
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) 32 bit
Clock Type
Powered, battery-backed
Battery powered
Powered, no battery backing
Clock Synchronization Quartz crystal
Volatile Memory (RAM) Capacity 128 kB (512 kB optional) for object (point) value status and trend log storage
Volatile Memory (RAM) Uses
RAM use unrestricted
RAM use restricted as shown below
Information Not Provided
Program Execution / Calculation storage
Data / Trends / Alarms storage Calculation Storage
Configuration / Parameter storage
Control Programming storage
Is Volatile Memory Supported By Battery? Yes
Battery Type(s) Lithium
Battery Life Information not provided
Backup Battery Operating Time 90 days
Non-Volatile Memory Capacity (EEPROM/Flash)* 192K flash for control algorithms and energy management routines.
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? Each controller can store up to 99 trend logs (files) with up to 12 different objects (points) contained in each trend log file. Up to 254 trend data values can be obtained per object (point). Trend data sampling rate is user selectable. Sample time is every 15 seconds (3 seconds is optional)
What is the controllers role in trending? Trends can be pushed to a printer.
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? Overwrite data
Programming Method(s) ManagePak software uses template/menu based worksheets. The ManagePak software also provides some line-type programming to perform logical and math operations.
Resident vs Non-Resident Program Execution All program execution is controller 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.)
Other See below
Additional Energy Management functions are resident at SI
Additional Programming Functions Duty cycling, deadband control
DDC Loops (P, PI, PID) PID
Automatic PID Tuning Feature No
Automatical-Dial Alarm Support Available from controller
Does controller perform multiple retries and buffer/store alarm until connection is made? Information not provided
Are multiple destinations possible? Yes - Up to 3 destinations
Upon controller power loss or hardware failure:
Are network communications affected? No
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? Information not provided
Automatically reset/synchronize the clock? Information not provided
Update all monitored functions? Yes
Generate an alarm if backup battery is dead? No
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 1/16 inch aluminum enclosure
Power Supply Required 25 watts
Voltage 24 Vac, 60 Hz
VA Information not provided
Surge Protection Transient suppression for LAN and all I/O
Underwriters Laboratories UL 916 Standard for Energy Management Equipment
FCC Information not provided
CE Information not provided
LonMark Certified
No - but LonWorks compatible
Information not provided
BACnet (BTL) Certified
Not submitted for testing
Information not provided