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FX-PCA Advanced Application Programmable Controller Catalog Page

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FX-PCA Advanced Application Programmable Controller
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Standard BACnet protocol
Provides interoperability with other Building Automation System (BAS) products that use the widely accepted BACnet standard.
Switchable communications protol

Provides flexibility with a choice between BACnet MS/TP and N2 communication.

Model to support BACnet/SC and BACnet/IP communications
PCA4911 controllers provide higher speed communication with the Controller Configuration Tool (CCT) and improved bandwidth. BACnet/SC is a new protocol that provides a secure method of communication on IP networks. BACnet/SC uses standards widely accepted by the IT community and elimiates many of the IT concerns.
Standard hardware and software platform
PCA controllers use a common hardware design throughout the family line to support standardized wiring practices and installation workflows. PCA controllers also uses a common software design to support the use of a single tool for control applications, commissioning, and troubleshooting to minimize technical training.
Wireless ZFR and ZFR Pro support

Wireless ZFR and ZFR Pro support provides a wireless alternative to hard-wired MS/TP networking, offering application flexibility and mobility with minimal disruption to building occupants, and also simplifies and speeds up replacements.

Auto-tuned control loops
Proportional Adaptive Control (P-Adaptive) and Pattern Recognition Adaptive Control (PRAC) deliver continuous control loop tuning, which reduces commissioning time, eliminates change-of-season recommissioning, and reduces wear and tear on actuators.
Integral real-time clock

Controllers use an integral real-time clock to monitor and control schedules, calendars, and trends, and operate for extended periods of time as stand-alone controllers when offline from the Facility Explorer system network.

Universal inputs, configurable outputs, and point expansion modules
Allow multiple signal options to provide input/output flexibility.
BACnet Testing Laboratories™ (BTL) listed
Ensures interoperability with other BTL-listed devices. BTL is a third-party agency which validates that BAS vendor products meet the BACnet industry-standard protocol.
32-bit microprocessor
Ensures optimum performance and meets industry specifications.
End-of-Line (EOL) switch in MS/TP field controllers
Enables field controllers to be a terminating device on the communications bus.
Pluggable communications bus and supply power terminal blocks
Expedite installation and troubleshooting.
Writable flash memory
Allows standard or customized applications to be downloaded from the CCT and enables persistent application data.
Local controller display and the MAP Gateway support

Enable monitoring and commanding of I/O and configuration parameters.