FCS Multi Channel System Controllers

High performance Controller with logic and priority settings for monitoring toxic, combustible and refrigerant gases with versatile control functionality

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

Applications

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

Key Features

  • Available in 4 channels, 8 channels, 32 channels and 128 channels
  • FCS-M models offer Modbus® RTU RS-485 digital output signal for LAN and WAN communications
  • FCS-B models offer BACnet® MS/TP RS-485 output signal for WAN communications (for communicating with a BAS)
  • Graphic, full colour, touchpad LCD screen with LED indicators
  • Intuitive menu system with password protection
  • Optional internal analog inputs and/or analog outputs with flexible configuration settings
  • Enhanced logic control, zoning and priority structure capabilities
  • Supports 4-20 mA and Modbus® driven VFDs
  • 4 dry contact relays, 5A @ 240V each
  • 2 dedicated horn/strobe output drives, 0.5A @ 24VDC max
  • Line Voltage (90 - 240 VAC)
  • USB port for firmware upgrades and data logging
  • 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 Flexible Control System is a sophisticated, high performance controller that offers multi-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 is available in 4 channel, 8 channel, 32 channel and 128 channel models with either Modbus® RTU RS-485 WAN output or with BACnet® MS/TP RS-485 WAN output for communicating with a Building Automation System (BAS).

All models 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, intuitive 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 be connected to the following CET remote devices:

  • Remote strobe/horns
  • Remote Display Module (CET-RDM)
  • Remote Relay Module (RLY-4 and/or RLY-8)
  • LNK-AI Analog Input device 
  • LNK-AO Analog Output device
  • LNK-XT Network Extender
  • Remote Power Supply (RPS-24VDC)

Features, Options and Remote Devices Guidelines

All models can 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.

Mechanical
Enclosure
ABS / Polycarbonate, copper coated interior to reduce RF interference
IP54 rating with door mounted, water tight buzzer installed
Weight
1.8 kg / 4 lbs
Size
254 x 226 x 113 mm / 10.0 x 8.9 x 4.44 in
User Interface
Display
8.1 cm (3.2”) graphic, 1/4 VGA full colour resistive touch LCD screen with LED indicators for “POWER”, “STATUS 1, 2 and 3” and “FAULT”
Input/Output
Input
Modbus® RTU RS-485 input
4-20 mA analog input (optional)
Output
Modbus® RTU RS-485 output to networked devices
Modbus® RTU RS-485 output to BAS or DDC (FCS-M models)
BACnet MS/TP RS-485 output to BAS or DDC (FCS-B models)
2 outputs drives for strobe/horn, 0.5 A @ 24 VDC max
4-20 mA analog output (optional)
Relays
4 internal SPDT dry contact relays, 5 A @ 240 VAC
Audible Alarm
Standard loud, door mounted buzzer, 90 dB @ 30 cm (1 ft)
Optional: door mounted, water tight buzzer, 85 dB @ 60.96 cm (2 ft)
Top Mounted Strobe
Optional: bright, red, top mounted strobe, 10 - 30 VDC, 13 cm H x 6.1 cm dia / 5.2 inches H x 2.4 inches dia
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)
with internal heater
-40°C to -40°C (-40°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-B, FCS-B-X models are Listed by BTL (where X represents one or more factory installed Options)
RoHS compliant circuit boards
Product Codes
FCS-M
128 channel Controller with Modbus® RTU RS-485 WAN output to BAS
FCS-32-M
32 channel Controller with Modbus® RTU RS-485 WAN output to BAS
FCS-8-M
8 channel Controller with Modbus® RTU RS-485 WAN output to BAS
FCS-4-M
4 channel Controller with Modbus® RTU RS-485 WAN output to BAS
FCS-B
128 channel Controller with BACnet® MS/TP RS-485 WAN output to BAS
FCS-32-B
32 channel Controller with BACnet® MS/TP RS-485 WAN output to BAS
FCS-8-B
8 channel Controller with BACnet® MS/TP RS-485 WAN output to BAS
FCS-4-B
4 channel Controller with BACnet® MS/TP RS-485 WAN output to BAS
Factory Options
-AI
4 internal Analog Inputs 4-20 mA
-2AI
8 internal Analog Inputs 4-20 mA (not available with the FCS-4)
-AO
4 internal Analog Outputs 4-20 mA
-2AO
8 internal Analog Outputs 4-20 mA
-AIAO
4 internal Analog Inputs 4-20 mA and 4 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, red lens, IP65 rated, 6.1 cm dia x 13 cm H / 2.4 in dia x 5.2 in H
-SW
Manual shutoff switch (for emergency electrical shutdown, ventilation purge and to meet B52 code requirements)
-WA
Door mounted, water tight audible alarm, rated 85 dB @ 60.96 cm / 2 ft
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
CGAS-A Detectors series
Single channel analog infrared CO2 gas detectors with 0 - 5,000 ppm or 0 - 5% vol measurement range
CXT-A series
Single channel, analog explosion proof gas detectors for monitoring toxic or combustible gases in hazardous-rated areas
Compatible Digital (Modbus® RS-485) Transmitters
ART series
Single channel Modbus® infrared refrigerant gas detectors with 0 - 3,500 ppm range
CGAS-D Detectors series
Dual channel digital gas detectors for monitoring many different toxic, combustible or refrigerant gases
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
Analog Input Peripheral Device that adds four 4-20 mA inputs, Modbus® RS-485 communication
LNK-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
CET-RDM
Remote Display for alternate location viewing of gas level readings
RLY-4
Remote Relay that adds four relay outputs, rated 5A @ 240 volts each, Modbus® RS-485 communication plus 2 dedicated horn/strobe drives 0.5 A @ 24 VDC max
RLY-8
Remote Relay that adds eight relay outputs, rated 5A @ 240 volts each, Modbus® RS-485 communication plus 2 dedicated horn/strobe drives 0.5 A @ 24 VDC max
RPS-24VDC
Remote Power Supply to provide power to extend the network of remote and peripheral devices
RSA-24V
Remote LED strobe light with audible, red lens, 8.9 cm / 3.5”, comes with mounting bracket
RSH-24V-A
Remote Horn/Strobe Combo, unmounted, 24 VAC/VDC, rated 99 dB @ 3 m (10 ft) (VAC), 97 dB @ 3 m (10 ft) (VDC), amber lens
RSH-24V-B
Remote Horn/Strobe Combo, unmounted, 24 VAC/VDC, rated 99 dB @ 3 m (10 ft) (VAC), 97 dB @ 3 m (10 ft) (VDC), blue lens
RSH-24V-R
Remote Horn/Strobe Combo, unmounted, 24 VAC/VDC, rated 99 dB @ 3 m (10 ft) (VAC), 97 dB @ 3 m (10 ft) (VDC), red lens

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