Flotronic Manager Software
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Originally Posted by jrbenny
Please kindly email this software to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much,
Originally Posted by elvis66
What problem do you have?
On start-up the fans will come on and run for a predetermined time and then scale back to operate off of the motormaster. Early problems consisted of not enough fans starting and system tripping on head pressure.
The eprom is located in the center of the board with a sticker on it listing its version. Obtain the eprom version and check with your local Carrier parts distributor to see if a newer version is available. Use the resistance/temperature method to check the sensors.... the voltage method can be misleading by a couple of degrees. Pumpdown and remove the sensors from the refrigerant circuit and place in a cup of water with a thermometer. Check the listed resistance for the temperature being shown. Just a couple of degrees off will cause oil foaming, low oil pressure, system trips due to low superheat. The troubleshooting manual will provide you with all of the details. Some of the newer 30GB's and 30GT's had a temperature well the sensors inserted into. The older ones were held in the refrigerant circuit or the water circuit by a compression fitting. Removal of the sensor without removing the pressure (refrigerant or water) cannot be done safely or legally.
sounds like a thermistor circuit problem, ohm it for measurable resistance
Master Mechanic could you share this software i have plenty of this seris machines under contract.
My journeyman and I had the same problem but we isolated the curcit and took the exv aprt and screwed it up and down because it had gotten into a bind over stepped it steps as to say but also we had the cooler sensors out of wack and the superheat sensor failed too. Changed them out put a little anti-sieze on the screw of the exv and all was good.
Originally Posted by ;945422
The attached file is actually fm.exe so copy it and change the .doc to .exe then run the program from DOS. It will run in a DOS box, dont know if comms works under windows!!
It is a Flotronic anyliser that allows to see all operating parameters. It also requires a current loop convertor for the comms side of things Telebyte model 65 or black box also makes one.
Originally Posted by Coremech
yap that is the cure for the EXV problem!
also those particular chillers love to chew up thermistors and discharge temp sensors!
the gt series chillers, once you master them, there not fun anymore
[i have a problems in 30gt,problem in ckt .a when i start the ckt a,a1 comp running normally,if start a2 after 5 min tripped in 66 code.
This Carrier product 30 GT is probably one of the worst Chillers ever produced with all the problems with sensors and EXV, we service over 50 of them under contract and compared to other brands like Trane we maintain and install, the Carrier Flotronic Chiller has so many problems with the sensors and EXV's, and is probably the most unrelaliable Chiller product we have ever seen, install a nice Trane problem solved.
Probably due to being well ahead of it`s time.
Originally Posted by CENAIR
It takes three people to do anything around here. Two do the work, one explains to the crowd of people who showed up when they seen smoke and flames.
I agree, they were a little ahead of their time.Lets face it , most of the GTs are getting up there in years too. I actually have not replaced a ton of exvs on this particular model.Sensors is another issue.Once you learn your way around them, they arent too bad.
I put some of the first few in New England and went through all the early problems, we had a project we went to every day just to reset and start it with all the errors and alarms, had Carriers Engineers on the project many times and went through all the e-prom upgrades etc.
One interesting note is the smaller units 125 ton and under have very few problems, but the 200 ton and up are more problematic as all it takes is one set of discharge valves leaking back into the suction side and the comp sensor interpets the hot gas as high superheat Error on the 4 stage circuits. The EXV's seem to go after 10+ year old machines, most of my systems for chilled water are on 100% outside air applications so they have higher run time hours than other applications.
The Flotronic-II was better than the Flotronic-I, still amazes me on the Flotronic one till we switched to Trane, through the display you couldn't read the entering and leaving temperatures.
Any idea where can I get The DOS based software called Flotronic Manager? And any other items that will be need