Advantages of the DX-PCA-Adapter - Facility Explorer - Part No. 24-11064-00013 - DX-PCA-Adapter - Field Device - DX-PCA-Adapter

DX-PCA-Adapter Installation Instructions

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Installation Guide
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Part No. 24-11064-00013
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The DX-PCA-Adapter is sold as a preconfigured assembly with most wires already terminated in the correct replacement input/output (I/O) terminals on the PCA. Using the adapter has many advantages:
  • The adapter uses the existing base of the DX Controller, which does not require the footprint mounting location of the replacement PCA to be changed. The addition of a new panel to meet the physical requirements of the PCA3613 may also be avoided.
  • Field wiring should already be terminated to the base of the DX controller. Because the base is being reused and not removed from the panel, only minimal re-wiring needs to be done. The DX-PCA-Adapter comes with most terminations pre-wired and ready to be assembled. Test sites determined that this feature alone could save several hours of labor for each controller field upgrade.
  • This field solution, where the DX Adapter is pre-wired to the PCA controller, reduces or eliminates the chance of wire termination errors.
  • The FX-PCA3613-0 field controller replacement used in the assembly is N2-compatible and can be field-converted to N2 from MS/TP with the use of the CCT tool. The controller can then be converted back to MS/TP at a customer-determined date in the future.