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    The KMC Flex Stats are DDC programmable (to a...

    The KMC Flex Stats are DDC programmable (to a point). KMC now has another line of stats that do not appear to be DDC programmable. They are supposed to be configurable from the LCD like the Flex...
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    I would say no. But, I have seen a few on ebay...

    I would say no. But, I have seen a few on ebay recently.
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    I believe the Trane Trackers use Lon. And the...

    I believe the Trane Trackers use Lon. And the Trackers frontends I have seen appear to use screen sets specific to their own control boards and points.
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    KMC Bacstage Password

    The "Master" password Bacstage is referring to is actually your Windows logon user and password. The user has to be an administrator and the account has to have a password associated with it. If...
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    I have a hard time getting past the needing to...

    I have a hard time getting past the needing to calibrate the sensors every time you use the SMAN4, plus possibly more than one calibration per day, if the day is long.
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    In Alerton's Bacnet product, Visualogic (using...

    In Alerton's Bacnet product, Visualogic (using Visio) programming may be done if desired, but there is a text program editor that is always available. In the tools menu there is a VLC choice in...
  7. If the problem happens with sufficient frequency...

    If the problem happens with sufficient frequency for testing, try unplugging the comm from one zone controller at a time. You may get lucky and the whole thing will clean up instantly when the...
  8. Why are you sending 120v to an ABB drive? For...

    Why are you sending 120v to an ABB drive?

    For start signals, ABB drives typically have low voltage sourced on their board, and the controls make a built-in contact.
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    Power Line Carrier, Receivers

    I was wondering if someone knows of any company still making powerline carrier and receiver relay equipment.

    Functional Devices used to, but not any more.
  10. Good Laptop for Lonmaker, Visio, Smartserver

    I am thinking about getting into some Lonworks stuff. What would be a good laptop choice for a Lonmaker(or whatever it's called now), Visio, and Smartserver programming.

    I might try to add the...
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    There will a certain resistance range between two...

    There will a certain resistance range between two "endpoints". The old Honeywell systems were 0 to 135 ohms. Measuring between the two endpoints would give you 135 ohms. The wiper (feedback signal...
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    Spyder Webs vs ILC Breakeven

    I know that buying the open ILC Spyders cost a fair amount more because of their individual licensing. I was curious if anybody around here could offer up an approximate number of controllers per...
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    I was on the circon.com website. That is where I...

    I was on the circon.com website. That is where I read about the mysterious Catalyst software.
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    Circon questions

    Is Circon still in business?


    Is Circon's mentioned Catalyst programming an actual or just someone's dream vision? They mention the Catalyst programming tool but there is no manual mentioned or...
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    First off, the BCM-Web is different from the...

    First off, the BCM-Web is different from the Alerton WEBtalk product. The BCM-Web requires a BCM_Eth box to configure the BCM-Web, but after configuration, it is possible that the BCM-Eth can be...
  16. Thread: Testo 570

    by lowdrive
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    Let me get this right. Testo is going green,...

    Let me get this right.

    Testo is going green, so they aren't including the printed manual, therefore the buyer has to download the manual and print it???

    Exactly how green is that?
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    If memory serves ABB Drives use a 3-wire Bacnet,...

    If memory serves ABB Drives use a 3-wire Bacnet, not 2. 3 wire Bacnet uses a +, -, and Common. Plus, ABBs do not tie one shield ground for the entire trunk. ABB drives require the shield to be...
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    SR is just short for subroutine. In a VAV...

    SR is just short for subroutine.

    In a VAV system, the global subroutine would be used for a few things.

    1 - Time Schedule. Send the time schedule for the Main Air Handler out to all of the VAV...
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    First off, only Global Controllers are capable of...

    First off, only Global Controllers are capable of doing subroutines. When you open a new Visualogic drawing, you will get to choose between a VLC or Global. Opening a new Global controller file...
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    I will review a little bit. 47808 (BAC0 in...

    I will review a little bit.

    47808 (BAC0 in hex) is the default/suggested port address, but not mandatory. It might be something else. Another subnet might have already had another bacnet system...
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    Watch out. Sometimes the software is free, but...

    Watch out. Sometimes the software is free, but it runs inside Tridium software, which isn't. Feel free to correct me if I am wrong.
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    Charging Opinion

    I do controls, but I have been watching and learning the refrigeration side. Plus I have studied the digital gauge issues and watched the videos online. Here is my question. I have never seen the...
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    Are you sure the signal is not a 0-135 ohm...

    Are you sure the signal is not a 0-135 ohm Honeywell wiper signal? Belimo offers that as an option. The sweep is the 0 - 135 ohm resistance from end to end. The wiper (like a windshield wiper)...
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    I wouldn't call the spec totally ridiculous,...

    I wouldn't call the spec totally ridiculous, because there are products out there that limit the number browser connections at one time. KMC Controls Total Control, for one, requires that you buy a...
  25. Looking for a couple of used Alerton Bactalk global controllers

    I am looking for a couple of used Alerton Bactalk global controllers. I put a posting in the junkyard. You can reply there. That will keep this area cleaner.
  26. Looking for a couple of Alerton Bactalk Global Controllers

    I am looking for a couple of Alerton Bactalk global controllers. They can be older as long as they still work. The list would include the LSi, BTI, BTI-100, and even the BCM line, I suppose. I...
  27. Thread: Alerton-WEB

    by lowdrive
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    ABS is the latest Alerton/Envision version that...

    ABS is the latest Alerton/Envision version that includes a web server with the Envision Software as opposed to having the separate Web server box. Alerton does have trade-up discounts of some sort,...
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    Fluke 773 For Sale

    I am putting my Fluke 773 up for sale. While I am dealing with camera issues before placing it on Ebay, I will offer it here first.

    It is just the 773 itself. No extra leads, no case, and no...
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    Sorry folks. There was a changeover that went to...

    Sorry folks. There was a changeover that went to 3+ key from the key 3. The 3+ will work with EFB 1.3, but the straight key 3 is limited to a much earlier version, Bactalk for Windows as opposed to...
  30. Which Key?

    Which Key?
  31. It depends on if you want the transfer reversible...

    It depends on if you want the transfer reversible or not.

    You can go into Walmart and do a transfer to another Walmart, similar to Western Union. The other party can pick up the money at any...
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    Milwaukee is supposedly coming out with their new...

    Milwaukee is supposedly coming out with their new 18v Fuel line. These are new, more compact and brushless versions of the drill and hammer drill. Impact is on the way. The 18V will still work...
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    I have no Johnson software. I was asked to go in...

    I have no Johnson software. I was asked to go in and reprogram an existing JCI system. I first thought I might come out of the job with some Johnson software, but no go. Johnson initially weren't...
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    Are you working with the graphical programming,...

    Are you working with the graphical programming, which uses the module and block format?



    Maybe, I should verify that you actually have the programming package available? It seems that...
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    Are you familiar working in the multi state...

    Are you familiar working in the multi state sequences?
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    If you can read runtime hours, then you should be...

    If you can read runtime hours, then you should be able to accomplish what you are trying to do. If you are trying to equalize runtimes, I would recommend just a differential hours like 100 hours to...
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    Tridium uses the expiring contractor software...

    Tridium uses the expiring contractor software plan. Four figures per year. Bacnet software is usually proprietary and maybe four figure range, but it doesn't expire. Any Bacnet frontend software...
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    I bumped across an article several months ago...

    I bumped across an article several months ago that discussed humidity issues in an operating room. The synopsis was that if they tried to keep the room temperature in the 66 or so degree range they...
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    Make sure you are aware of what is going on with...

    Make sure you are aware of what is going on with the duct detectors. You will probably need to series detectors from the two units together. I expect it will require doing the quick shutdown using...
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    Control the first VFD with your controller. ...

    Control the first VFD with your controller. Program the speed and status from the first VFD onto it's own VFD output terminals (or contacts), then hardwire those output terminals from the first VFD...
  41. Thread: LOYTEC

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    Catnet has a very nice web based front end that...

    Catnet has a very nice web based front end that will interface to Lon, Bacnet, and Modbus. I have used it with Bacnet. Catnet offers an MS/TP adaptor but I recommend the Contemporay Controls Bacnet...
  42. Thread: Delta GCL+

    by lowdrive
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    It looks like you could create a temperature...

    It looks like you could create a temperature reset slope based on outside air temp, and you would still be able to fudge that number up and down a bit based on system load, or other readable values....
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    There are a few control systems that use a 2 wire...

    There are a few control systems that use a 2 wire bus that handles multiple wall devices. I know of Reliable, Distech, and Delta. So, you could read several zones into the one controller and decide...
  44. Try the Contemporary Controls Bacnet router. ...

    Try the Contemporary Controls Bacnet router.

    At least for KMC, you will need their software to work on their schedules. For KMC, use Bacstage. The Design Studio won't change the device IDs,...
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    Kele is a general wholesaler with quite a range...

    Kele is a general wholesaler with quite a range of items. Their website www.kele.com has catalog pages and list prices. They display a somewhat discounted price for most items on the website. ...
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    Ah, yes. The stocking distributor issue. I...

    Ah, yes. The stocking distributor issue. I forgot to mention that.

    In addition to seeing what is available, always check the "distributor" for their stocking policies. I have a couple of KMC...
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    Make sure you are not hearing about a changeover...

    Make sure you are not hearing about a changeover stat, that automatically changes over from heat to cool. A changeover stat could control a 4 pipe system.
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    Master Slave Token Passing. The Bacnet folks...

    Master Slave Token Passing.

    The Bacnet folks decided on MS/TP, which is run on the 485 bus. Modbus and scads of other protocols also run on the 485 bus. The 485 bus determines the ONs and OFFs. ...
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    Originally, KMC line programming software...

    Originally, KMC line programming software (proprietary) and the Reliable offering were the same. I have read that the two parties headed in different directions a few years ago. The Bacnet product...
  50. Yes. It appears to be "the goods". The key is...

    Yes. It appears to be "the goods". The key is TEMPLATES.

    Use it with the CC Router for Bacnet IP. Buy a spare of each to keep in house for system development and upgrades. Save the updated...
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