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  1. We tend to pull a lot of data for building...

    We tend to pull a lot of data for building optimization. I think the issues start when we pass 65 on a trunk.
    The CC router CAN handle it. And they are not necessary unless you have issues with an...
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    Carbon Filter Monitoring

    Is there a way to monitor carbon filters to determine if they have any useful life left?
    The filter vendor wants me to pull one out quarterly and send it to his factory for lab testing. Kind of...
  3. No, a Jace has no issue with Alerto;n - it's an...

    No, a Jace has no issue with Alerto;n - it's an issue with overloading the MSTP trunk. The Jace slows down significantly under heavily loaded trunks. Split the load onto 2 Jaces, and the issue goes...
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    People have been saying that for a long time now,...

    People have been saying that for a long time now, but the amount of Ethernet cabling you would have to pull, and switches you would have to install and support is still cost prohibitive. Daisy Chain...
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    The chip manufacturer that made the com chips for...

    The chip manufacturer that made the com chips for those cards quit making them, and computers stopped coming with ISA slots,so Alerton was forced to discontinue making them, and eventually was forced...
  6. If something breaks in the future with JACE's...

    If something breaks in the future with JACE's installed, you will have to deal with the exact same issues. There is really no reason to spend a bunch of money to change something that works. Jaces...
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    Either way works, I tend to choose based on the...

    Either way works, I tend to choose based on the competency and availability of the owners IT department. There is no way they would let a contractor fiddle with their VLAN; so if you are not...
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    Yup. And your field controllers are more...

    Yup. And your field controllers are more expensive as a result.
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    Really? How often do you lose your global?!?

    Really? How often do you lose your global?!?
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    They are a Danfoss drive. Danfoss have a basic...

    They are a Danfoss drive. Danfoss have a basic BACnet comm embedded, or an enhanced add-on board. I think that their original embedded board sucked, so they created the add-on, but they later fixed...
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    I have bought a few Johnson buildings to an...

    I have bought a few Johnson buildings to an Alerton front end, Fieldserver (Never again on a medium or large project.) Jace, and S4Open.
    Jace and S4 are really good options, both worked well. In...
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    All MSTP repeaters are RF-485 repeaters, but not...

    All MSTP repeaters are RF-485 repeaters, but not all RS-485 repeaters are MSTP repeaters. Ensure you ask the manufacturer if the repeater is approved for use with BACnet. (The protocol has...
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    Ignore the product, get unbiased references on...

    Ignore the product, get unbiased references on the installing contractor. From campus owners that have multiple systems installed. Customer service, is more important that the brand of controller.
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    It looks like it's going to be awesome, but IMO...

    It looks like it's going to be awesome, but IMO it's not mature yet. Give it a year or so for someone else to work through all the unexpected issues.
    It looks like it's going to be "Jace...
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    It depends on how much you know about them. If...

    It depends on how much you know about them. If you are simply a system operator changing set-points and schedules, absolutely nothing. If you are a technician installing both types of systems,...
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    Portables will ALL have some sort of display...

    Portables will ALL have some sort of display panel/keypad, because you have to have a method to enter variables such as pipe diameter, schedule, material, etc. Sorry.
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    Click on 'Help' 'about' and ensure that it shows...

    Click on 'Help' 'about' and ensure that it shows that you are at SP5, and the enhanced trendlog viewer shows as an installed app. If not, some component didn't install correctly.
    Is it installed...
  18. Billcontrols, I applied this on Saturday. Worked...

    Billcontrols, I applied this on Saturday. Worked perfectly. Thank you!
  19. JCI AS VAV-141 averaging temp sensors

    I need to average two space sensors on an older AS VAV-141 VAV Controller. Yes, I know it won't make anyone happy... but I have to do it. I have seen it done once before, but can't remember all the...
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    Who is your local Alerton Dealer?

    Who is your local Alerton Dealer?
  21. Old programming software and Visio plugin Not as...

    Old programming software and Visio plugin Not as old as most of the larger vendors
    - Programming not really user friendly I taught my 12 year old how to program Alerton... I think it's pretty easy....
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    Consider this: If say it were the diodes that...

    Consider this: If say it were the diodes that went out, and you replace them, it's likely two service calls, one to diagnose, one to install after parts get shipped. Then in a few months, the fan...
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    If you want to try another VFD Brand, I would...

    If you want to try another VFD Brand, I would suggest Danfoss. My second choice is ABB.
    Both are able to speak FLN.
    Good luck!
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    You mean reset the damper zero? The default code...

    You mean reset the damper zero? The default code most dealers use will cause this to happen overnight, while the VAV is off and the AHU is down (Checks for no airflow) But uit's not really necessary...
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    Resistor in place of the thermostat is the...

    Resistor in place of the thermostat is the simplest, you can even install it at the unit and avoid having to be in the spaces with occupants. It doesn't require any energy source, you can reuse it,...
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