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  1. Great Points. The thing I hate though is the...

    Great Points. The thing I hate though is the guys that think controls are some black magic and throw their hands in the air. I try to tell them many of these are deluxe t-stats, especially on...
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    Not yet. Maybe a re-branded equivalent -...

    Not yet.

    Maybe a re-branded equivalent - http://www.grahammotorsandcontrols.com/pdf/VariSpeed%20A2000%20Instruction%20Manual.pdf
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    Why not post the Manufacturer and Model number? ...

    Why not post the Manufacturer and Model number? Someone might be able to offer more help, who knows maybe someone just took the English manual and left you the Chinese?
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    While that would likely work, it's not acceptable...

    While that would likely work, it's not acceptable because you're now using ground as a current carrying means. Ground should not be used as a normal current carrier.

    To clarify this further, many...
  5. You're the one asking about the DI. OP said DO...

    You're the one asking about the DI. OP said DO and said the way it is wired. Since he doesn't mention safety circuits in series we have to assume it doesn't have it unless it's wired to the DI/UI of...
  6. Ah hmm. Some, although few, of us started out as...

    Ah hmm. Some, although few, of us started out as service techs. I have seen the controls guys that never put on refrigeration gauges nor hardly turned a wrench....a whole other topic. I've saved...
  7. Digital Outputs can be a few styles WET...

    Digital Outputs can be a few styles
    WET CONTACTS = Provide there own power, thus the term wet.
    DRY CONTACTS = Just a contact closure, no local power source, thus the term dry.

    Now be...
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    Can't speak to the FX60 as I haven't used one.

    Can't speak to the FX60 as I haven't used one.
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    What are you using for the LON software and...

    What are you using for the LON software and interface?

    Why not direct connect to just that heat pump and upload the data from it and get its information?
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    The red bird works but it's all about location. ...

    The red bird works but it's all about location. I like these as well - http://www.bapihvac.com/products/end-user/outside-pressure-pickup-port/#documents but again it's all about location.

    The...
  11. Osiyo - sounds like overall you have a good...

    Osiyo - sounds like overall you have a good setup. Too bad though your employer has to waste their time hiring a body because he's next in line when it's known the guy is not someone they would want...
  12. Thread: TAC Vista

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    You can get training at a few locations, with...

    You can get training at a few locations, with Schneider being the main, but you typically have to go through the local partner/branch.
    ...
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    Not sure how $5/credit is 'expensive'. Oh and...

    Not sure how $5/credit is 'expensive'. Oh and that's only for 'new' devices. Replacement devices there's no charge. Intention was to get the $ for new installs only, good intention but...
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    There 'should' be, but not familiar with Phoenix...

    There 'should' be, but not familiar with Phoenix controls. Do you have any info on the controller your using? You likely need a gateway of some sorts.
  15. This was a majority of building trades, since my...

    This was a majority of building trades, since my wife was in a union I brought in the nurse thing to show I am that much more familiar with unions. The golf cart job, it was likely the aluminum...
  16. Utter BS - you haven't worked the jobs I've...

    Utter BS - you haven't worked the jobs I've worked. Also you just justified my rate of pay "all journeyman are at the same rate. 5 years or 30 years." So your telling me the 10 year guy is worth as...
  17. That reminds me, was sent on a job 3 states away,...

    That reminds me, was sent on a job 3 states away, flown in all because the boiler wouldn't stay running and was tripping on the high limit. Controls contractor subbed us out, said they were too busy...
  18. From my experience I agree with the above...

    From my experience I agree with the above statements, but I have not been in a union ever, but worked with them on multiple jobs. I've had too many experiences where I think the union rules are...
  19. There is some accountability needed by operators...

    There is some accountability needed by operators though...On many controls you can override systems, but you have to know to override other parts as well. That could have been as simple as someone...
  20. I'd be interested in some, especially to use for...

    I'd be interested in some, especially to use for training. Might be able to find a home for all with a few contacts.

    Email in my profile, but let me know here if you email me since I don't check...
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    Here's the thing, it's hard to take you seriously...

    Here's the thing, it's hard to take you seriously with your name and complaints...not a good self introduction.

    I can complain a lot about it, we tried it and are yet using it, but do to numerous...
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    Schneider has too many flavors...the newest is...

    Schneider has too many flavors...the newest is Struxureware but even at that there's various parts and pieces all under that Power Monitoring Expert, Data Center Expert, Building Operation....and on....
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    Damn he has some humility! LOL! :grin2: Might...

    Damn he has some humility! LOL! :grin2: Might be a good thread, maybe though in the Pro's section!

    Thanks for the laugh, good post.
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    Sounds like the OD fan is overheating and opening...

    Sounds like the OD fan is overheating and opening on thermal overload. The 60V across the condenser circuit board doesn't make much sense...
    Check the voltage to the fan and verify it's correct and...
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    Glad it looks like it got figured out, but the...

    Glad it looks like it got figured out, but the mystery of the 120V vs the 24V relays.....

    Something is crossed/mis-interpreted/mis-read....
  26. A local Schneider partner. As a professional...

    A local Schneider partner. As a professional member we have professional areas. I suggest you use those.
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    On the 10G saved, use $500-$1000 and hire a...

    On the 10G saved, use $500-$1000 and hire a professional.

    You'll save more time and headache and likely get it running sooner.
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    Is it actually a Automated Logic controller or is...

    Is it actually a Automated Logic controller or is it the OEM controller? ALC makes the OEM controller.

    I don't know the history, but I do know if it is a OEM controller then you have to contact...
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    I dealt with some Siemens capacitive fast acting...

    I dealt with some Siemens capacitive fast acting actuators, biggest POS actuators I've ever dealt with to date.
    Pulled everyone at least a dozen probably closer to 2 dozen and replaced with a relay...
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    VAV's with DX you have to be cautious. Make sure...

    VAV's with DX you have to be cautious. Make sure you have enough airflow before you kick on the DX. Typically I'll sum my boxes and once there's enough airflow I'll allow DX if it's being called...
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    What firmware version? Log into the device and...

    What firmware version?

    Log into the device and go to Utilities and under there you'll find an error system report.
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    Yes, but it's been awhile and I had numerous...

    Yes, but it's been awhile and I had numerous issues on the first site. To Echelon's credit though they resolved the problem and did not charge for tech support.

    Other sites since really weren't...
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    Someone re-named it?

    Someone re-named it?
  34. Thank I will pass it along. We do have hpco's...

    Thank I will pass it along. We do have hpco's with remote monitoring and emailed alarms so we'll know right away when/if this trips.
  35. Sorry I didn't get pressures, but unit charged to...

    Sorry I didn't get pressures, but unit charged to 150+ lbs and now we have 8 deg subcool. Charged on a 90+ degree day...going to monitor for a bit and see what happens....don't know if someone's...
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    Bunny brings up a good point, especially if you...

    Bunny brings up a good point, especially if you give reasons to be micromanaged. That's one of those things that may take a long time to get over.
  37. Sight glass, I am told no liquid

    Sight glass, I am told no liquid
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    I still like the comm card for feedback. ...

    I still like the comm card for feedback.

    Amperage, voltage, hz, torque, hand/off/auto at the drive, etc, you know it.

    Pretty simple to do a basic calculation on amperage and knowing what you're...
  39. New Receiver & LAC install in existing system, now no subcool

    I haven't personally worked on this, but here's the info I have:

    - R410A, two separate circuits this was done on, each circuit has 2 compressors. Compressors in indoor unit.
    - Lineset ~100 ft...
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    I liked the Yaskawa when I used them, but it's...

    I liked the Yaskawa when I used them, but it's been a long time.

    We have a bunch of ABB and Danfoss and I still think the Danfoss drives are better. Danfoss - Disconnect option is cleaner, easier...
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    My first manager was that way, stressed me out. ...

    My first manager was that way, stressed me out. Then I had another manager that was so laid back that he only called if there was a problem, only issue was if you needed something done, the first...
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    I've got about 10 of these installed like 3-4 yrs...

    I've got about 10 of these installed like 3-4 yrs ago still going strong.
    http://www.aircareautomation.com/data/acv114x.pdf

    Modbus comms made it nice, less conductors to pull.
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    Or better yet, get a comm card/tie into the built...

    Or better yet, get a comm card/tie into the built in comm's on the VFD....
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    You can get points without them in the FB. I...

    You can get points without them in the FB. I assume they are not trying to use LM as the front end, otherwise it'll be messy.

    Actually you speed up performance by removing all unused FB & nv's. ...
  45. Don't be stuck on VAV, think universal. Only...

    Don't be stuck on VAV, think universal. Only reason labeled VAV is on board pressure sensor. Oh and there's more...MP bus, it's a beautiful thing!
  46. It is, currently. Sorry my error, I need two...

    It is, currently. Sorry my error, I need two wire Modbus, wasn't thinking BACnet. Edited post to not confuse others.

    BTW though the point count goes up a bit if you use their thermostat, I...
  47. Yes, something on earth has to control the craft!...

    Yes, something on earth has to control the craft!



    Ahh, so you added your own markup...747, what do you mean, it's closer to the Dreamliner, with all seats first class! (but more like the cost...
  48. That thing is awesome, been asking for that for...

    That thing is awesome, been asking for that for years, now they've delivered it with even more than I asked. I am chomping at the bit to get a hold of the hardware and the kitchen sink includes...
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    http://www.echelon.com/products/izot-cpd_3000-Outd...

    http://www.echelon.com/products/izot-cpd_3000-Outdoor-lighting-controller-pl

    Haven't worked with it, but another option.
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    Sure good luck. BTW the Menta (.MTA) files would...

    Sure good luck. BTW the Menta (.MTA) files would be saved on a PC/drive somewhere, you can't pull it back out of the controller. Hopefully the building owner has the files or can get them from the...
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