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WNC1800/FX-ZFR182x Pro Series Wireless Field Bus System Quick Reference Guide

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WNC: Wireless Network Coordinator/Gateway
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Ensure that the physical installation of the FX-ZFR Pro Coordinator Radio and all the FX-ZFR Pro Routers/Repeaters have good line-of-sight communication paths, good wired connections, and correct DIP switch settings as described in the following documents:

  • Wireless Network Coordinator Gateway Quick Start Guide (Part No. 24-10737-105)
  • Wireless Network Coordinator Gateway Installation Instructions (Part No. 24-10737-91)
  • FX-ZFR1820/FX-ZFR1823 Wireless Field Bus Coordinator Installation Instructions (Part No. 24-10325-118)
  • FX-ZFR1821/FX-ZFR1822 Wireless Field Bus Router-Repeater Installation Instructions (Part No. 24-10325-134)
  • WNC1800/FX-ZFR182x Pro Series Wireless Field Bus System Technical Bulletin (LIT-12012396)

Pay special attention to these points:

  • Mount all FX-ZFR Pro Routers, Repeaters, and Radios in the same horizontal plane where it is possible, preferably just above the ceiling panels. See Figure 1, Figure 2, and Figure 3.
    Figure 1. OK configuration

    Figure 2. Better configuration

    Figure 3. Best configuration

  • Mount TEC3000s and WRZ Sensors about 1.5 m (5 ft) above the floor and away from metal and solid obstructions (including equipment rooms, elevator shafts, and concrete or brick walls).
  • For best signal transmission, vertically orient the FX-ZFR Pro Router/Repeater or the FX-ZFR Pro Coordinator Radio with at least 50 mm (2 in.) exposed below (and clear of) any pipes, duct work, or other metal obstructions.

    When mounting the conduit-mount style FX-ZFR Pro Router/Repeater or the FX-ZFR Pro Coordinator Radio to an enclosure; mount it to the top, bottom, or side of the enclosure. See Figure 4, Figure 5, and Figure 6.

    Figure 4. OK configuration

    Figure 5. Better configuration

    Figure 6. Best configuration

  • Do not mount the FX-ZFR Pro Coordinator Radio or the FX-ZFR Pro Router/Repeater in recessed areas, metal enclosures, or shelving units.
  • Avoid configurations where a microwave oven is located between two wireless devices. Avoid locating the FX-ZFR Pro device near areas that may contain a microwave oven, such as an employee break area or cafeteria. At a minimum, ensure that no microwave ovens are within 6 m (20 ft) of a FX-ZFR Pro device.
  • Locate the FX-ZFR Pro Coordinator Radio on the same floor as the associated FX-ZFR Pro Routers/Repeater and FX-WRZ Sensors.
  • Follow local ordinances for the installation of Class 2 power supplies.