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Does anyone know anything about Carel controls? They seem to offer a lot of communication capabilities.
09-26-2005, 12:52 PM
I have seen several of their controllers out there this link is to their website. The ones I have seen seem to be working ok.
09-26-2005, 01:44 PM
Our company, and I should say, our engineering dept. has decided to use Carel controls on all our precision cooling units (i think for atleast 3-4 years now).
I have found them to be very adaptable, can be run through a windows based program (monitoring, back-up, etc) and are also 'stackable', meaning you can increase the I/O capability in the future (not very common but cool idea).
You are right, they offer tons of communication. They surpass anything else we have seen on the market, and are superior to what other manfucaturer's use. Won't name any, but think of Big L.
No problems from our end, and our customers love them. They look pretty slick too.
I did not know they were in the Precision Cooling industry. I've seen their controls in some chillers...I think the Microtech II from McQuay is actually one of their pCO controllers.
10-05-2005, 10:44 PM
I know Dectron International seams to be standardizing on them with both their dehumidification and EcosAir precision A/C line.
Yeah, I have been looking around about Carel. Paul Pippin indicated http://www.carel.com as their website. I believe that is for their headquarter in Italy. There is also a US website, http://www.carelusa.com. They are located in PA. Their line of programmable controls seems to be used by many OEMs. I wonder how easy their development software is? Any experience?
10-21-2005, 10:26 AM
The company I work for has been using their controls now for ten years. Being a service tech their controls are really easy to navigate and they also have short cuts with the keys to get into differant level. I know for a fact that most of their communications is done in Modbus RS485 protocol. Their product support group is great and always ready to help.
10-21-2005, 11:00 AM
mw, I am looking for a nice looking wall thermostat that talks Modbus rs485, does Carel have one?
10-23-2005, 02:47 PM
Check out http://www.carelusa.com/aria.htm. It's a T+H stat with serial communication. You might need carel's modbus gateway to communicate with Aria via modbus though.
10-23-2005, 03:56 PM
10-24-2005, 08:29 AM
They do I think they may call it their ARIA thermostat. It a very easy controller to operate, it also give you a RS485 port with a optional card.
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