FCS-8 Flexible Control System (up to 8 Channels)

8 channel high performance Controller with logic control and priority settings for smaller gas detection applications

Available with Modbus® or BACnet® communication with BAS, supports 4-20 mA and Modbus® driven VFDs

Applications

  • Smaller Parking Facilities
  • Recreation Facilities
  • Food Processing Plants
  • Cold Storage / Freezer Rooms
  • Chemical Storage Rooms
  • and many more...

Key Features

  • Up to 128 channels of gas readings
  • FCS-M offers Modbus® RTU RS-485 digital output signal for LAN and WAN communications
  • FCS-B offers BACnet® MS/TP RS-485 output signal for WAN communications (for communicating with a BAS)
  • Graphic, full colour, resistive rouch LCD screen with LED indicators
  • Up to 8 analog outputs (max) (internal/remote combinations)
  • Up to 12 relays (max) (internal/remote combinations)
  • Enhanced logic control, zoning and priority structure capabilities
  • Supports 4-20 mA and Modbus® driven VFDs
  • 4 dry contact relays, 5-amps @240 volts each
  • Line Voltage (90-240 VAC)
  • USB port for firmware upgrades and data logging
  • Two horn/strobe output drives
  • Configurable to comply with California Title-24 Energy Efficiency Standards
  • Door mounted audible alarm, optional water tight version available
  • Standard water / dust tight, corrosion resistant enclosure (drip proof); IP54 rated with water tight, door mounted audible alarm installed

Description

The FCS-8 Flexible Control System is a sophisticated, high performance controller that offers up to 128 gas channel configurations for monitoring toxic, combustible and refrigerant gases with versatile control functionality for non-hazardous, non-explosion rated, commercial and light industrial applications. The FCS is designed to accept inputs from digital and/or analog transmitters and/or Peripheral Devices (in various combinations), using Modbus® RTU RS-485 or 4-20 mA analog input.

The FCS-8 is available in two models: the FCS-8-M with Modbus® RTU RS-485 WAN output or the FCS-8-B with BACnet® MS/TP RS-485 WAN output for communicating with a Building Automation System (BAS). Standard features include, four configurable SPDT dry contact relays with field configurable time delays and trigger levels, a full colour LCD resistive touch screen with LED panel indicating configurable channel alarm status, relay status and fault conditions, extensive menu system with password protection, enhanced logic control, priorities/zoning capabilities, a USB port for firmware upgrades, data logging and a door-mounted, audible alarm. The FCS has flexible configuration settings for analog outputs and supports 4-20 mA and Modbus® driven VFDs.

Optional value added features include, analog inputs and/or analog outputs, a top mounted strobe, a locking door, a manual shut off switch and a water tight, door-mounted audible alarm.

The FCS can can be connected to several remote devices such as a remote strobe & horn, a Remote Display Module, an LNK-AO Analog Output device and an LNK-XT Network Extender. It can accommodate up to a maximum of 12 relays, including the 4 internal relays and either two RLY-4 Remote Relays or one RLY-8 Remote Relay device. It can also be configured to comply with California Title-24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. (Specification details need to be given at time of order and additional settings can be implemented in the field as required.)

Input/Output
Audible Alarm
Standard loud, door mounted buzzer, rated 90 dB @ 30 cm (1 ft)
Optional: door mounted, water tight buzzer, rated 85 dB @ 60.96 cm (2 ft)
Top Mounted Strobe
Optional: bright, red, top mounted 24 V strobe, 7 cm dia x 12.7 cm H / 2.75” dia x 5” H
Electrical
Power Requirement
Line Voltage: 90 – 240 VAC, 50 -60 Hz, 75 W
Current Draw
Line Voltage (110 VAC): approx. 1.0 amps
Line Voltage (220 VAC): approx. 0.5 amps
Power Distribution
Total power available for Remote & Peripheral Devices and Options 65 W @ 24 VDC
Wiring
Line Voltage: VAC 3-conductor shielded minimum 18 AWG stranded within conduit
LAN Modbus® RTU (version 1.1b3) RS-485, 16 gauge, 4-conductor shielded
WAN (output to BAS only): Modbus® RS-485 or BACnet® MS/TP, 4-conductor shielded
Fuses
Thermal, resetting
Environmental
Operating Temperature
-20°C to 40°C (-4°F to 104°F)
Operating Humidity
15 - 90% RH non-condensing
Certifications
Conforms to:
CSA-C22.2 No. 205-12, UL508 (Edition 17):2007
EMC Directive 2004/108/EC, EN 50270:2006, Type 1, EN61010
FCC. This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
FCS-8-B, FCS-8-B-X models are Listed by BTL (where X represents one or more factory installed Options)
RoHS compliant circuit boards
Product Codes
FCS-8-M
Modbus® RTU RS-485 WAN Output FCS-8 Eight Channel Controller
FCS-8-B
BACnet® MS/TP RS-485 WAN Output FCS-8 Eight Channel Controller
Factory Options
-AI
Four internal Analog Inputs 4-20 mA
-2AI
Eight internal Analog Inputs 4-20 mA
-AO
Four internal Analog Outputs 4-20 mA
-2AO
Eight internal Analog Outputs 4-20 mA
-AIAO
Four internal Analog Inputs 4-20 mA and four internal Analog Outputs 4-20 mA
-DL
Enclosure door lock and keys to prevent unauthorized access to inside the enclosure
-IH
Internal heater for cold environment applications down to -40°C / 40°F
-L
Top mounted strobe 24 V, 7 cm dia x 12.7 cm H / 2.75 in dia x 5 in H
-WA
Door mounted, water tight audible alarm, rated 85 dB @ 60.96 cm / 2 ft
Field Options
CET-FAO
Analog Output board for adding four internal 4-20 mA analog outputs to the FCS-8, installed in the field by qualified technician only
CET-FAI
Analog Input board for adding four internal 4-20 mA analog inputs to the FCS-8, installed in the field by qualified technician only
CET-BAC-MOD
CETCI BACnet Module for converting FCS-8-M WAN communication from Modbus® to BACnet®, installed in the field by qualified technician only
Compatible Analog (4-20 mA) Transmitters (requires factory installed -AI or -2AI Option)
LPT Series
Single channel analog gas detector for monitoring carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, ammonia, chlorine, ozone or oxygen
LPT-A series
Single channel analog gas detectors for monitoring many different toxic, combustible or refrigerant gases
ART series
Single channel analog infrared refrigerant gas detectors with 0 - 3,500 ppm range
CXT-A series
Single channel, analog explosion proof gas detectors for monitoring toxic or combustible gases in hazardous-rated areas
AST-IS series
Single channel, analog, infrared CO2 gas detectors with 0 - 2000 ppm or 0 - 4% vol measurement range
Compatible Digital (Modbus® RS-485) Transmitters
ART series
Single channel Modbus® infrared refrigerant gas detectors with 0 - 3,500 ppm range
LPT-P series
3 channel, digital gas detectors for monitoring CO, NO2 and combustible gases
LPT-M series
3 channel, digital gas detectors for monitoring many different toxic, combustible or refrigerant gases
CXT-D series
Single channel, digital explosion proof gas detectors for monitoring toxic or combustible gases in hazardous-rated areas
Peripheral Devices
LNK-AI (max 2, no internal AI)
Analog Input Peripheral Device that adds four 4-20 mA inputs, Modbus® RS-485 communication
LNK-AO (max 2, no internal AO)
Analog Output Peripheral Device that adds four 4-20 mA outputs, Modbus® RS-485 communication
LNK-XT
Network Extender Peripheral Device to extend the Modbus® RS-485 BUS wire length
QCC-RDM (max 4)
Remote Display for alternate location viewing of gas level readings
RLY-4 (max 2, no RLY-8)
Remote Relay that adds four relay outputs, rated 5A @ 240 volts each, Modbus® RS-485 communication
RLY-8 (max 1, no RLY-4)
Remote Relay that adds eight relay outputs, rated 5A @ 240 volts each, Modbus® RS-485 communication
RPS-24VDC
Remote Power Supply to provide power to extend the network of remote and peripheral devices

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