Good day BACNet,
Originally Posted by BACnet
Indeed, I suspect that there will not be a company or companies making a complete product line that is strictly N2 based. However, N2 and MS/TP share the same electrical interface (RS485) and so it is rather trivial to have the same hardware that has different firmware versions to support MS/TP, N2, etc... As an example, virtually all of our newer hardware has RS485, Ethernet, gobs of power/RAM/Flash, and is field re-programmable (so the user can change from one protocol to another in the field)... consequently we can support N2, BACNet MS/TP, BACNet I/P, TCP/IP, Modbus, etc... If we can do it, and we are a small company, a number of other companies that are significantly larger than us can as well. Whether or not they want to is another issue altogether...
Good day Prostock,
Originally Posted by prostock
Like I said in an earlier post, I know of a couple of reasonably sized FX-07 projects (connected to FX-60, etc) that are somewhat on hold for the various people to decide what to do given the FX-07, etc notice of discontinuance. I know in one case there was an issue in being able to find 30 or 40 FX-07s for one portion of the project... some were eventually found, but what will supply be like in 4-6 months from now? Hard to say, as it is anyone's guess. All I know is that I am glad that I am not the one making the decision... Sorry, I cannot be more help!
This job is FX10 OEM style boards factory programmed supplied in water water source heat pumps. It is the FX10 that is in question. All I would do is map them up and do some S/S and setpoint control. Currently N2 is winning the conversation.
I would not think of using the other FX controllers due for discontinuation to layout this job. I am inquiring of the life of the FX10 to the JCI rep and will see from there.