The Field Equipment Controller (FEC) Series products are programmable BACnet® Application Specific Controllers (B-ASCs) with integral Master-Slave/Token-Passing (MS/TP) communications. FEC models include the 10-point FEC16 Series and the 17-point FEC26 Series.
FECs feature 32-bit microprocessor architecture, patented continuous tuning adaptive control, peer-to-peer communications, and are available with an optional built-in LCD screen local UI.
A full range of FEC models combined with the Input/Output Module (IOM) models can be applied to a wide variety of building applications ranging from simple fan coil or heat pump control to advanced central plant management.
All FEC Series Controllers support wireless communications using the ZigBee Field Router (ZFR) Series accessories.
You cannot purchase a similar third-party device and install it in a UL/ULC Listed smoke control system. Doing so voids the UL/ULC Smoke Control Listing. Third-party devices must be provided and labeled by the factory as described in the UL/ULC Smoke Control Listing.
Only those Johnson Controls products identified for use in smoke control applications have been tested and listed by UL for use in a Metasys System UL 864 9th Edition UUKL/ORD-C100-13 UUKLC Smoke Control System. Installation of a product that is not UL/ULC Listed and labeled for this application prevents the entire system from being UL/ULC Listed for smoke control.
Refer to the Metasys® System Field Equipment Controllers and Related Products Product Bulletin (LIT-12011042) for product application details.
•Standard BACnet Protocol - Provides interoperability with other Building Automation System (BAS) products that use the widely accepted BACnet standard.
•Standard Hardware and Software Platform - Uses a common hardware design throughout the family line to support standardized wiring practices and installation workflows. Also uses a common software design to support use of a single tool for control applications, commissioning, and troubleshooting to minimize technical training.
•ZigBee™ Wireless Field Controller (FC)/Sensor/Actuator (SA) Bus Interface - Provides a wireless alternative to hard-wired Metasys® system counterparts, providing application flexibility and mobility with minimal disruption to building occupants.
•Bluetooth® Wireless Commissioning Interface - Provides an easy-to-use connection to the configuration and commissioning tool.
•Auto Tuned Control Loops - Reduce commissioning time, eliminate change-of-season re-commissioning, and reduce wear and tear on mechanical devices.
•Universal Inputs, Configurable Outputs, and Point Expansion Modules - Allow multiple signal options to provide input/output flexibility.
•Optional Local User Interface Display - Allows convenient monitoring and adjusting capabilities at the local device.
•BACnet Testing Laboratories™ (BTL) Listing - 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.
•BACnet Automatic Discovery support enables easy controller integration into Metasys BAS.
•Integral end-of-line (EOL) switch enables field controller as a terminating device on the communications bus.
•Pluggable communications bus and supply power terminal blocks expedite installation and troubleshooting.
•Wireless capabilities via a ZFR1800 Series Wireless Field Bus System enable wireless mesh connectivity between Metasys field controllers to WRZ Series Wireless Room Temperature Sensors and to supervisory controllers, facilitating easy initial location and relocation.
•Patented proportional adaptive control (P-Adaptive) and Pattern Recognition Adaptive Control (PRAC) technologies provide continuous loop tuning.
•Writable flash memory allows standard or customized applications to be downloaded from the Controller Configuration Tool (CCT) and enables persistent application data.
•Large product family provides a wide range of point mix to meet application requirements and allows for the addition of one or more IOMs and/or Network Sensors to provide even more I/O capacity.
•Local UI display provides enhanced local monitoring.
•User-friendly graphic theme and clear push-button identification facilitate easy navigation of the integral or optional UI/display.
If the product fails to operate within its specifications, replace the product. For a replacement product, contact the nearest Johnson Controls® representative.
Figure 1: FEC2621 Field Equipment Controller with Integral Local Display