PCA Programmable Controllers - Facility Explorer - LIT-12011657 - Accessory - Field Device - FX-PCA26 Advanced Application Programmable Controller - FX-PCA36 Advanced Application Programmable Controller - FX-PCA49 Advanced Application Programmable Controller - FX-PCG16 General Purpose Programmable Controller - FX-PCG26 General Purpose Programmable Controller - FX-PCV16 Programmable VAV Box Controller - FX-PCV18 Programmable VAV Box Controller - FX-PCV19 Programmable VAV Box Controller - FX-PCX17 Expansion Input/Output Module - FX-PCX27 Expansion Input/Output Module - FX-PCX37 Expansion Input/Output Module - FX-PCX47 Expansion Input/Output Module - Handheld VAV Balancing Sensor/Tool

FX-PC Series Programmable Controllers and Related Products Product Bulletin

Brand
Facility Explorer
Product name
FX-PCA26 Advanced Application Programmable Controller
FX-PCA36 Advanced Application Programmable Controller
FX-PCA49 Advanced Application Programmable Controller
FX-PCG16 General Purpose Programmable Controller
FX-PCG26 General Purpose Programmable Controller
FX-PCV16 Programmable VAV Box Controller
FX-PCV18 Programmable VAV Box Controller
FX-PCV19 Programmable VAV Box Controller
FX-PCX17 Expansion Input/Output Module
FX-PCX27 Expansion Input/Output Module
FX-PCX37 Expansion Input/Output Module
FX-PCX47 Expansion Input/Output Module
Handheld VAV Balancing Sensor/Tool
Document type
Product Bulletin
Document number
LIT-12011657
Revision date
2022-07-19
Product status
Active
Language
English

PCA Series controllers are programmable controllers that can communicate through BACnet® Secure Connect (BACnet/SC), BACnet/IP, MS/TP, or N2 communications protocols, depending on the model. The PCA4911 Series controller communicates through BACnet/IP or BACnet/SC communications protocols. All other PCA Series controllers, except the PCA4911, can switch between MS/TP and N2 communications protocols. PCA series controllers in BACnet/IP, BACnet/SC, or BACnet MS/TP communication mode are BACnet network-compliant devices.

PCA Series controllers feature an integral real-time clock and support time-based tasks, which means these field controllers can monitor and control schedules, calendars, alarms, and trends. PCAs can continue time-based control and monitoring when offline for extended periods of time from a system network. The PCAs include RS-485 field bus networking with BACnet MS/TP protocols.

You can combine PCA controllers with PCX Expansion I/O modules to gain more I/O interfaces. You can use PCAs and their advanced features to monitor and control a wider range of more complex equipment, such as airhandlers and central plants.

PCA Series controllers can also operate as stand-alone controllers in applications that do not require a networked supervisory device or for network applications where you perform scheduling, alarming, or trending performed locally in the field controllers.

The PCA4911 controllers operate on BACnet/SC or BACnet/IP networks and integrate into Facility Explorer and third-party systems.

The PCA3613 model includes a fast persistence feature that allows data values to be held at a configurable value, up to once per second. Persistence refers to how often samples of data are stored locally. In the event of a problem, such as a loss of power, data can be retrieved up to the rate that the data is persisted, which minimizes the potential loss of data. When power is restored, previously persisted data, up to the rate of persistence, remains available and accessible. For example, if persistence is configured for once per second, you only risk losing one second of data. Persisting data may be essential for situations that require greater data accuracy, which includes certain methods of utility data collection and billing.

PCA2612 controller models feature line-voltage relay outputs, which make these controllers well suited for use in terminal units. The PCA2612-2 model uses a line-voltage power supply, which eliminates the need for a 24 VAC transformer in line-voltage applications.

The PCA2611, PCA2612, and PCA3613 controllers use the MS/TP protocol. When used with the ZFR or ZFR Pro Series accessories, or the WRZ-7860 One-to-One Receiver, these controllers support wireless communications.