Crestron CT-3000 Specifications

Crestron CNECI-4A
Electrical Control Interface with AC
Operations Guide
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15 Volvo Drive
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1-888-CRESTRON
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©1999 Crestron Electronics, Inc.
Crestron CNECI-4A
Electrical Control Interface with AC
Contents
Electrical Control Interface with AC: CNECI-4A
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Description................................................................................................................................. 1
Functional Description ................................................................................................ 1
Physical Description.................................................................................................... 2
Leading Specifications............................................................................................................... 3
Setup .......................................................................................................................................... 4
Network Wiring........................................................................................................... 4
Hookup ........................................................................................................................ 5
Identity Code ............................................................................................................... 7
SIMPL Windows Programming ................................................................................................ 8
How the Program Works ............................................................................................. 8
How to Create the Program ....................................................................................... 10
Problem Solving ...................................................................................................................... 13
Troubleshooting......................................................................................................... 13
Further Inquiries ........................................................................................................ 13
Return and Warranty Policies .................................................................................................. 14
Merchandise Returns / Repair Service ...................................................................... 14
CRESTRON Limited Warranty................................................................................. 14
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Electrical Control Interface with AC
Electrical Control Interface with AC:
CNECI-4A
Description
Functional Description
The Electrical Control Interface with AC, CNECI-4A, is a wall-mounted interface
for AC powered devices such as drapes, screens, and lifts. It is nearly identical to the
CNECI-4 but the exception is that it draws operating power from an AC line that is
independent of Cresnet system power. This allows for stand-alone operation prior
to (and regardless of) connection to a Cresnet system.
The CNECI-4A contains four single-pole, double-throw relays for Cresnet system
power control. Using the SIMPL Windows program of the Cresnet system, the relays
are programmed for basic operation or in any combination or sequence. Each of the
relays has two common (COM) terminals (that are electrically connected), one
normally-open (NO) contact, and one normally-closed (NC) contact. A signal from
the Cresnet system (digital high) energizes the relay and a corresponding LED
illuminates.
The LOCAL INPUTS connector is a nine-pin connector, eight input pins and one
ground. A closure from any input pin to ground provides an input to the Cresnet
system. These input closures are programmed to control the relays and/or other
control system function.
The CNECI-4A operates from an AC power feed. The voltage is selectable from
100-125VAC or 220-250VAC. The CNECI-4A may be installed and operated in this
mode via the LOCAL INPUTS by applying a momentary closure to ground to
alternately latch and unlatch the corresponding relays. Upon establishing
communication with the Cresnet system, the LOCAL INPUTS act as control inputs
to the system. Through the NET connector, the +24V Cresnet system power serves
as back-up power to energize the relays if the AC power is not available.
If Cresnet system communications are not available while the +24V or the AC
voltage is maintained, the relays may still be operated from LOCAL INPUTS pins 1
through 4. The closure to ground may be supplied from mechanical switches or
Cresnet system I/O cards to operate the relays.
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Physical Description
The CNECI-4A is housed in a gray, metal enclosure with silk-screened labels on the
front cover. All connections are made to the internal PCB through enclosure conduit
knock-outs that are located on the top, left-side, and bottom of the enclosure. Also
supplied is one 4-position terminal block and one 9-position terminal block. Refer to
the physical view and the PCB components diagrams after this paragraph:
CNECI-4A Physical View
7.00
(17.78 cm)
WARNING
THIS COVER TO BE REMOVED BY
QUALIFIED PERSONNEL ONLY.
NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS
UNDER THIS COVER.
NO BRANCH FUSES OR CIRCUIT
BREAKERS INSIDE THIS UNIT.
11.00
(27.94 cm)
CRESTRON
Electronics, Inc. Rockleigh, N.J. 07647
ELECTRICAL CONTROL INTERFACE
CNECI-4A
DEPTH = 2.50" (6.35 cm)
4-POSITION
TERMINAL
BLOCK
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9-POSITION
TERMINAL
BLOCK
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CNECI-4A Internal PCB Components
4
NO
4
PCB
MOUNTING
SCREWS (X6)
COM
COM
3
NC
RELAY
LEDs
3
NO
COM
2
COM
NC
RELAY
TERMINAL
BLOCKS
1
2
NO
COM
COM
AC
FUSE
NC
1
NO
COM
COM
NC
AC VOLTAGE
SELECTOR
SWITCH
AC POWER
TERMINAL
BLOCK
L
L
N
G
115
230
CRESTRON
LOW VOLTAGE
SECTION
DUST COVER
NET
L
H
8
G
ID
CODE
7
6
3
1
2
Z
G
Y
24
5
LOCAL
INPUTS
NET
4
POWER
MODEL: CNECI-4A
POWER
INDICATOR
(AC or +24V)
ID CODE
(NET ID)
INDICATOR
CRESNET
SYSTEM
CONNECTOR
LOCAL
INPUTS
CONNECTOR
ID CODE
(NET ID)
SWITCHES
Leading Specifications
The table on the next page provides a summary of leading specifications for the
CNECI-4A. Dimensions and weight are rounded to the nearest hundredth unit.
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Leading Specifications of the CNECI-4A
SPECIFICATION
Power Requirements
DETAILS
24VDC, load factor of 5.0 watts,
100 -125VAC or 220 - 250VAC, 50 - 60Hz
AC Fuse Type & Rating
Slo-Blo, 5 x 20mm, glass; 250V, 160mA
Relay Closure Rating
5A, 1/3HP @ 125 or 250VAC,
10A @ 30VDC
Default Network ID
7F
SIMPL Windows
Version 1.30.01 or later1 with the addition of smwlib45.exe and smwlib45.txt
CNX Operating System
Version 5.01.09x or later
CNX Monitor
Version 2.00 or later
Version 3.16.08 or later
CNMS, CNRACK, CNLCOMP
Operating System
ST-CP Operating System
Version 4.00.29 or later
ST-CP Monitor
Version 1.29 or later
VisionTools Pro (VT Pro)
Enclosure
Version 1.2.0 or later 1, 2
Metal, gray semi-gloss
Enclosure Conduit Knock-outs
3/4 in (1.91 cm) dia., five on three sides
Dimensions & Weight
Height: 11.00 in (27.94 cm)
Width:
7.00 in (17.78 cm)
Depth:
2.50 in (6.35 cm)
Weight: 5.40 lb (2.40 kg)
1
The latest software versions can be obtained from the Software Downloads page
(Simplwin and Touchpnl Libraries) of Crestron’s website (www.crestron.com).
New users are required to register in order to obtain access to the FTP site.
2
VisionTools Pro is required only for SmarTouch programming. Otherwise, it is
not needed.
As of the date of manufacture, the CNECI-4A has been tested and found to comply
with specifications for CE marking.
NOTE: This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) these devices may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) these devices must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
Setup
Network Wiring
When calculating the wire gauge for a particular network run, the length of the run
and the power factor of each network unit to be connected must be taken into
consideration. If network units are to be daisy-chained on the run, the power factor
of each network unit to be daisy-chained must be added together to determine the
power factor of the entire chain. If the network unit is a home-run from a Crestron
system power supply network port, the power factor of that network unit is the power
factor of the entire run. The length of the run in feet and the power factor of the run
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should be used in the following resistance equation to calculate the value on the right
side of the equation.
Resistance Equation
R < 40,000
L x PF
Where: R = Resistance (refer to table below)
L = Length of run (or chain) in feet
PF = Power factor of entire run (or chain)
The required wire gauge should be chosen such that the resistance value is less than
the value calculated in the resistance equation. Refer to the table below:
Wire Gauge Values
RESISTANCE (R)
WIRE GAUGE
4
16
6
18
10
20
15
22
13
Doubled CAT5
8.7
Tripled CAT5
NOTE: All network wiring must consist of two twisted-pairs. One twisted pair is
the +24V conductor and the ground (G) conductor and the other twisted pair is the Y
conductor and the Z conductor.
NOTE: When daisy chaining network units, always twist the ends of the incoming
wire and outgoing wire which share a pin on the network connector. After twisting
the ends, tin the twisted connection with solder. Apply solder only to the ends of the
twisted wires. Avoid tinning too far up or the tinned end becomes brittle and breaks.
After tinning the twisted ends, insert the tinned connection into the network
connector and tighten the retaining screw. Repeat the procedure for the other three
network conductors.
Hookup
WARNING: Use extra caution when working with 100-125VAC or 220-250VAC.
These voltages present an extreme hazard if inadvertent contact is made. Isolate and
turn-off all applicable electrical circuits before routing wiring.
WARNING: Disconnect power before working on this unit. While power is
connected, there are live components inside.
WARNING: Relay terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4 may still contain voltage even after AC
power is disconnected.
CAUTION: When connecting 100-125VAC or 220-250VAC to the AC power
terminal block, terminal G must be ground, N is neutral, and the L terminals (either
or both terminals, they are electrically connected) are for line voltage.
NOTE: Instead of installing discrete AC wiring for each relay, the AC line voltage
may be daisy-chained from the L terminal of the AC power terminal block to the
relay COM terminals.
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NOTE: Review the Network Interconnection Diagram (latest revision of Doc.
5411) when making 4-wire connections.
Refer to the diagram below and complete the steps on the next page to hookup the
CNECI-4A:
4
CNECI-4A Hookup Diagram
4
NO
COM
COM
3
NC
3
NO
COM
2
COM
TO AC
POWERED
DEVICES
NC
1
2
NO
COM
COM
NC
1
NO
COM
COM
NC
L
FROM
110-125VAC or
220-250VAC
L
N
G
115
230
CRESTRON
NET
L
H
8
G
ID
CODE
7
6
5
3
1
2
Z
G
Y
24
TO
CRESNET
SYSTEM
LOCAL
INPUTS
NET
4
POWER
MODEL: CNECI-4A
FROM
LOCAL
INPUTS
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1.
Make sure that the Cresnet system and AC power circuits to be
installed are turned off.
2.
Remove the four CNECI-4A enclosure front cover screws.
3.
Remove the six PCB mounting screws (do not remove the low voltage
section dust cover) and remove the PCB.
4.
Mount the CNECI-4A to the desired wall location.
5.
Re-install the PCB with the six mounting screws.
6.
Remove appropriate conduit knock-out(s) from the side(s) of the
CNECI-4A enclosure.
7.
Route the NET and LOCAL INPUTS wiring through the enclosure
knock-out(s).
8.
Attach the NET and LOCAL INPUTS wiring to the 4-position and
9-position terminal blocks, respectively, but do not connect the terminal
blocks to the CNECI-4A.
9.
Route the AC powered device wiring and AC power wiring through the
enclosure knock-out(s) but do not connect.
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the unit, do not connect the NET terminal block
and AC power wiring until the other wiring has been connected or attached.
10. Connect the terminal blocks and wiring as shown in the hookup
diagram.
11. Make sure that the AC voltage selector switch is positioned for the
appropriate (115 for 110-125VAC or 230 for 220-250VAC) voltage.
12. Apply Cresnet system and/or AC power to the CNECI-4A.
13. Confirm that the POWER and NET indicators illuminate. (The relay
LEDs illuminate when the corresponding relay energizes.)
14. Re-install the enclosure front cover with the four cover screws.
Identity Code
Every equipment and user interface within the network requires a unique identity
code (NET ID or ID CODE). This code is recognized by a two-digit hexadecimal
number from 03 to FE. The ID CODE of the unit must match an NET ID specified in
the SIMPL Windows program. The ID CODE of the CNECI-4A is factory set to 7F.
The ID CODE of the CNECI-4A can be changed by using two miniature rotary
switches labeled H and L. These 16-position hexadecimal switches can be set to 0
through F. Attach the CNECI-4A to the control system (verify that the software is
running) and complete the following steps to change the ID CODE:
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Using a small flat screwdriver, rotate the arrow in the center of switch
H to the first (or most significant) digit or letter of the new ID CODE.
2.
Rotate the arrow in the center of switch L to the second (or least
significant) digit or letter of the new ID CODE.
3.
The NET indicator illuminates to confirm that the NET ID and ID
CODE are identical.
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SIMPL Windows Programming
SIMPL (Symbol Intensive Master Programming Language) is an easy-to-use
programming language that is completely integrated and compatible with all
Crestron system hardware. The objects that are used in SIMPL are called symbols.
SIMPL Windows offers drag and drop functionality in a familiar Windows®
environment.
SIMPL Windows is Crestron Electronics' software for programming Crestron control
systems. It provides a well-designed graphical environment with a number of
workspaces (i.e., windows) in which a programmer can select, configure, program,
test, and monitor a Crestron control system.
The next two subsections describe a sample SIMPL Windows program that utilizes a
CNECI-4A. The first subsection details how the sample program works with a
textual description and block diagram. The second subsection provides a broad
description of how to actually create the SIMPL Windows program.
NOTE: The following descriptions assume that the reader has knowledge of SIMPL
Windows. If not, please refer to the extensive help information provided with the
software.
NOTE: There is no need to recreate this sample SIMPL Windows program. The
program is available from Crestron’s Software Downloads page (Examples Library)
of the Crestron website (www.crestron.com). Search for CNECI-4A.ZIP. This file
contains the necessary files to recreate the following programming sample.
NOTE: The SIMPL Windows program for the CNECI-4A identical to the program
of the older Crestron product, the CNECI-4.
How the Program Works
NOTE: VisionTools Pro (VT Pro) is a Windows compatible software package for
creating Crestron touchpanel screen designs.
The basic CNECI-4A SIMPL program is shown as a block diagram on the next page.
A CT-3000 touchpanel created with VT Pro, is used to control the relays of the
CNECI-4A.
For relay 1, the input1 signal on the clock of the TOGGLE causes the relay to
change states. Relay1-on turns the relay on and relay1-off turns the relay off. The
status of the toggle is fedback to the touchpanel. All four of the CNECI-4A relays
are operated identically with their respective signals.
The all-on and all-off signals, from the touchpanel through their respective
BUFFERS, turn all four of the relays on or off. The AND symbols provide the toggle
status feedback to the touchpanel.
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How to Create the Program
Configuration Manager
Use the Configuration Manager workspace (Project | Configure System) in SIMPL
Windows to select and configure all the devices that need to be included into the
system. For this example, from the Control Systems folder in the Device Library,
select CNMSX-AV. From the Touchpanels (Wired) folder, drop and drag the
CT-3000 symbol into System Views and set the NET ID to 03. Drag and drop the
CNECI-4A (from Network Control Modules folder in the Device Library) into
System Views. The NET ID of the CNECI-4A is set to 7F.
NOTE: SIMPL Windows v1.30.01 or later is required to program the control
system containing a CNECI-4A. If using an earlier version of SIMPL Windows,
Crestron recommends a SIMPL Windows and operating system upgrade. The latest
version can be obtained from the Software Downloads page of Crestron’s website
(www.crestron.com). New users are required to register in order to obtain access to
the FTP site.
System View of the CT-3000 in SIMPL Windows’ Configuration Manage
System View of the CNECI-4A in SIMPL Windows’ Configuration Manager
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Programming Manager
Use the Programming Manager workspace (Project | Program System) in SIMPL
Windows to select symbols and assign their respective signals. For this example,
CT-3000 and CNECI-4A symbols were added automatically when the devices were
added to the system in the Configuration Manager workspace. Expand the Network
Modules folder and double click on the CT-3000 and CNECI-4A for detail views
(alternatively CTRL+D or drag and drop into Detail View). Assign the signals as
shown after this paragraph.
Detail View of the CT-3000 in SIMPL Windows’ Programming Manager
Detail View of the CNECI-4A in SIMPL Windows’ Programming Manager
All logic symbols necessary for the SIMPL Windows program must be added from
the Symbol Library in the Programming Manager workspace. In this example, drag
and drop four TOGGLE symbols from the Memory folder, two BUFFER and two
AND symbols from Conditional folder into the Logic folder in Program View.
Expand the Logic folder and double click on symbol icons for a detail view
(alternatively CTRL+D or drag and drop into Detail View). Assign signals as shown
on the next pages.
NOTE: For more descriptive symbol names, as shown in the illustrations above,
right mouse click on the symbol icons in the Logic folder in Program View and
select Edit Symbol Comment (alternatively, highlight the icon and depress Ctrl+R
or Tab). Enter new descriptive names in the “Enter Symbol Comment” dialog boxes
and click OK.
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To assign signals to the four toggle symbols, follow the example shown below. The
signals shown below are toggle symbol S-1 signals for relay 1. Toggle symbols S-2
through S-4 are assigned similar signal names using relay2, 3, 4 and input2, 3, 4,
respectively.
Detail View of a TOGGLE (S-1 - S4) in SIMPL Windows’ Programming Manager
Detail View of a BUFFER (S-5) in SIMPL Windows’ Programming Manager
Detail View of a AND (S-6) in SIMPL Windows’ Programming Manager
Detail View of a BUFFER (S-7) in SIMPL Windows’ Programming Manager
Detail View of a AND (S-8) in SIMPL Windows’ Programming Manager
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Problem Solving
Troubleshooting
The table below provides corrective action for possible trouble situations of the
CNECI-4A. If further assistance is required, please contact a Crestron customer
service representative.
WARNING: Disconnect power before working on this unit. While power is
connected, there are live components inside.
WARNING: Relay terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4 may still contain voltage even after AC
power is disconnected.
CNECI-4A Troubleshooting
TROUBLE
Green POWER
indicator does not
POSSIBLE
CAUSE(S)
CORRECTIVE ACTION
CNECI-4A is not receiving Check AC fuse. If necessary, replace only with the
AC power.
same fuse type and rating.
illuminate.
USE CAUTION. Verify that AC wires into terminal
block(s) are secure.
CNECI-4A is not receiving Verify that cable plugged into NET connector is
+24V power.
secure.
Yellow NET
indicator does not
Loose network
connection.
Verify that cable plugged into NET connector is
secure.
illuminate.
Improper NET ID.
Verify that the ID CODE of the CNECI-4A matches
the Cresnet NET ID. Refer to "Identity Code".
AC powered
devices will not
operate properly.
AC voltage selector switch Confirm that AC selector switch is positioned to
in wrong position.
115 or 230 as appropriate.
Further Inquiries
If you cannot locate specific information or have questions after reviewing this
guide, please take advantage of Crestron's award winning customer service team by
calling the Crestron corporate headquarters at 1-888-CRESTRON [1-888-273-7876].
For assistance in your local time zone, refer to the Crestron website
(www.crestron.com) for a listing of Crestron worldwide offices.
You can also log onto the online help section of the Crestron website
(www.crestron.com) to ask questions about Crestron products. First-time users will
need to establish a user account to fully benefit from all available features.
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Return and Warranty Policies
Merchandise Returns / Repair Service
1.
No merchandise may be returned for credit, exchange, or service without prior
authorization from CRESTRON. To obtain warranty service for CRESTRON products,
contact the factory and request an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) number.
Enclose a note specifying the nature of the problem, name and phone number of contact
person, RMA number, and return address.
2.
Products may be returned for credit, exchange, or service with a CRESTRON Return
Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. Authorized returns must be shipped freight
prepaid to CRESTRON, 6 Volvo Drive, Rockleigh, N.J., or its authorized subsidiaries,
with RMA number clearly marked on the outside of all cartons. Shipments arriving
freight collect or without an RMA number shall be subject to refusal. CRESTRON
reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to charge a 15% restocking fee, plus
shipping costs, on any products returned with an RMA.
3.
Return freight charges following repair of items under warranty shall be paid by
CRESTRON, shipping by standard ground carrier. In the event repairs are found to be
non-warranty, return freight costs shall be paid by the purchaser.
CRESTRON Limited Warranty
CRESTRON ELECTRONICS, Inc. warrants its products to be free from manufacturing defects in
materials and workmanship under normal use for a period of three (3) years from the date of
purchase from CRESTRON, with the following exceptions: disk drives and any other moving or
rotating mechanical parts, pan/tilt heads and power supplies are covered for a period of one (1)
year; touchscreen display and overlay components are covered for 90 days; batteries and
incandescent lamps are not covered.
This warranty extends to products purchased directly from CRESTRON or an authorized
CRESTRON dealer. Purchasers should inquire of the dealer regarding the nature and extent of the
dealer's warranty, if any.
CRESTRON shall not be liable to honor the terms of this warranty if the product has been used in
any application other than that for which it was intended, or if it has been subjected to misuse,
accidental damage, modification, or improper installation procedures. Furthermore, this warranty
does not cover any product that has had the serial number altered, defaced, or removed.
This warranty shall be the sole and exclusive remedy to the original purchaser. In no event shall
CRESTRON be liable for incidental or consequential damages of any kind (property or economic
damages inclusive) arising from the sale or use of this equipment. CRESTRON is not liable for any
claim made by a third party or made by the purchaser for a third party.
CRESTRON shall, at its option, repair or replace any product found defective, without charge for
parts or labor. Repaired or replaced equipment and parts supplied under this warranty shall be
covered only by the unexpired portion of the warranty.
Except as expressly set forth in this warranty, CRESTRON makes no other warranties, expressed or
implied, nor authorizes any other party to offer any warranty, including any implied warranties of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Any implied warranties that may be imposed by
law are limited to the terms of this limited warranty. This warranty statement supercedes all
previous warranties.
Trademark Information
All brand names, product names, and trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners. Windows is a registered
trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Windows95/98/Me/XP and WindowsNT/2000 are trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation.
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15 Volvo Drive Rockleigh, NJ 07647
Tel: 888.CRESTRON
Fax: 201.767.7576
www.crestron.com
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Specifications subject to
change without notice.