® Remote Relay Controller Warranty, Service & Repair

® Remote Relay Controller Warranty, Service & Repair

This PDF file includes the LC40 and LC80 Series Remote Relay Controllers

Warranty, Service & Repair

To register your product with the manufacturer, fill out the enclosed warranty card and return it immediately to:

Flowline Inc.

10500 Humbolt Street

Los Alamitos, CA 90720.

If for some reason your product must be returned for factory service, contact Flowline Inc. to receive a Material Return

Authorization number (MRA) first, providing the following information:

1. Part Number, Serial Number

2. Name and telephone number of someone who can answer technical questions related to the product and its application.

3. Return Shipping Address

4. Brief Description of the Symptom

5. Brief Description of the Application

Once you have received a Material Return Authorization number, ship the product prepaid in its original packing to:

Flowline Factory Service

MRA _____

10500 Humbolt Street

Los Alamitos, CA 90720

To avoid delays in processing your repair, write the MRA on the shipping label. Please include the information about the malfunction with your product. This information enables our service technicians to process your repair order as quickly as possible.

Remote Relay Controller

®

LC40, LC41 and LC42 Series

Owner’s Manual

Version 5.0A

© 1999 FLOWLINE Inc.

All rights reserved.

Manual # LC900002 5/99

WARRANTY

Flowline warrants to the original purchaser of its products that such products will be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service for a period which is equal to the shorter of one year from the date of purchase of such products or two years from the date of manufacture of such products.

This warranty covers only those components of the products which are non-moving and not subject to normal wear. Moreover, products which are modified or altered, and electrical cables which are cut to length during installation are not covered by this warranty.

Flowline’s obligation under this warranty is solely and exclusively limited to the repair or replacement, at Flowline’s option, of the products (or components thereof) which Flowline’s examination proves to its satisfaction to be defective. FLOWLINE SHALL HAVE NO

OBLIGATION FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES TO PERSON-

AL OR REAL PROPERTY, OR FOR INJURY TO ANY PERSON.

This warranty does not apply to products which have been subject to electrical or chemical damage due to improper use, accident, negligence, abuse or misuse. Abuse shall be assumed when indicated by electrical damage to relays, reed switches or other components. The warranty does not apply to products which are damaged during shipment back to Flowline’s factory or designated service center or are returned without the original casing on the products. Moreover, this warranty becomes immediately null and void if anyone other than service personnel authorized by Flowline attempts to repair the defective products.

Products which are thought to be defective must be shipped prepaid and insured to Flowline’s factory or a designated service center (the identity and address of which will be provided upon request) within

30 days of the discovery of the defect. Such defective products must be accompanied by proof of the date of purchase.

Flowline further reserves the right to unilaterally wave this warranty and to dispose of any product returned to Flowline where: a. There is evidence of a potentially hazardous material present with product.

b. The product has remained unclaimed at Flowline for longer than

30 days after dutifully requesting disposition of the product.

THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES WHICH EXTEND BEYOND

THE DESCRIPTION ON THE FACE OF THIS WARRANTY. This warranty and the obligations and liabilities of Flowline under it are exclusive and instead of, and the original purchaser hereby waives, all other remedies, warranties, guarantees or liabilities, express or implied. EXCLUDED FROM THIS WARRANTY IS THE IMPLIED

WARRANTY OF FITNESS OF THE PRODUCTS FOR A PARTIC-

ULAR PURPOSE OR USE AND THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF

MERCHANT ABILITY OF THE PRODUCTS.

This warranty may not be extended, altered or varied except by a written instrument signed by a duly-authorized officer of Flowline, Inc.

SPECIFICATIONS

Step One

Supply voltage:

Consumption:

Sensor inputs:

Sensor supply:

Relay type:

Relay rating:

Relay mode:

Relay latch:

Time delay:

LED indication:

Fail safety:

Temperature range:

Enclosure rating:

Enclosure material:

Certificate number:

CE compliance:

120 VAC (240 VAC), 50 - 60 Hz.

5 Watt

LC42: 1-3 sensors

LC41: 1-2 sensors

LC40: 1 sensor

13.5 VDC @ 27 mA

LC42: (1) SPDT, (1) Latched SPDT

LC41: (1) Latched SPDT

LC40: (1) SPDT

250 VAC, 10A, 1/2 hp.

Selectable, NO or NC

ON or OFF

0 to 60 seconds

Sensor, relay & power status

Power fail-safe

F: -40° to 158°

C: -40° to 70°

35 mm DIN (EN 50 022)

Polypropylene (U.L. 94 VO)

LR 79326-3

EN 50082-2 immunity

EN 55011 emission

EN 61010-1 safety

Remote Relay Controller

LC4 _ - 1 0 0 1

Configuration

0 - 1 Input, 1 Relay

1 - 2 Inputs, 1 Relay

2 - 3 Inputs, 2 Relays

Dimensions

STANDARD

CONTROLLER

Internal Controller Logic

NC

C

NO

(+)

(-)

Sensor

Input

1

Relay

("Relay 1" in LC42)

Latch / Invert Logic

Time Delay

(+) (-) (+) (-)

L1

L2

GND

Power

Supply

Sensor

Input

A*

Sensor

Input

B*

Latch / Invert Logic

Time Delay

NC

C

NO

Relay

("Relay 2" in LC42)

LC42-1001 Faceplate

P O W E R

I N V E R T

--

+

STANDARD

CONTROLLER

D E L AY

R E L A Y 1

I N V E R T

--

+

D E L AY

R E L A Y 2

INPUT 1 INPUT 2A

LATCH

ON OFF

INPUT 2B

LC41-1001 Faceplate

P O W E R

STANDARD

CONTROLLER

I N V E R T

--

+

D E L AY

R E L A Y 1

INPUT 1A

LATCH

ON OFF INPUT 1B

LC40-1001 Faceplate

P O W E R

I N V E R T

--

+

STANDARD

CONTROLLER

D E L AY

R E L A Y 1

INPUT 1

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Step Two

About This Manual:

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE MANUAL PRIOR TO

INSTALLING OR USING THIS PRODUCT. This manual includes information on three different models of Remote Relay

Controllers from FLOWLINE: LC40-1001, LC41-1001 and LC42-

1001. Many aspects of installation and use are similar between the three models. Where they differ, the manual will note it. Please refer to the part number on the controller you have purchased as you read.

User’s Responsibility for Safety:

FLOWLINE manufactures several models of controller, with different mounting and switching configurations. It is the user’s responsibility to select a controller model that is appropriate for the application, install it properly, perform tests of the installed system, and maintain all components.

Electrical Shock Hazard:

It is possible to contact components on the controller that carry high voltage, causing serious injury or death. All power to the controller and the relay circuit(s) it controls should be turned OFF prior to working on the controller. If it is necessary to make adjustments during powered operation, use extreme caution and use only insulated tools. Making adjustments to powered controllers is not recommended. Wiring should be preformed by qualified personnel in accordance with all applicable national, state and local electrical codes.

Flammable or Explosive Applications:

LC40 series remote mount controllers should not be used with explosive or flammable liquids, which require an intrinsically

safe rating such as the FLOWLINE LC90 series. If you are unsure of the suitability of a controller for your installation, consult your FLOWLINE representative for further information.

Install In a Dry Location:

The controller housing is not designed to be immersed. It should me mounted in such a way that it does not come into contact with liquid. Its case is made out of PP (polypropylene). Refer to an industry reference to ensure that compounds that may splash onto the controller housing will not damage it. Such damage is not covered by the warranty.

Relay Contact Rating:

The relay is rated for a 10 amp resistive load. Many loads (such as a motor during start-up or incandescent lights) are reactive and may have an inrush current characteristic that may be 10 to 20 times their steady-state load rating. The use of a contact protection circuit may be necessary for your installation if the 10 amp rating does not provide an ample margin for such inrush currents.

INTRODUCTION

Step Three

Make a Fail-Safe System:

Design a fail-safe system that accommodates the possibility of relay or power failure. If power is cut off to the controller, it will de-energize the relay. Make sure that the de-energized state of the relay is the safe state in your process. For example, if controller power is lost, a pump filling a tank will turn off if it is connected to the Normally

Open side of the relay.

While the internal relay is reliable, over the course of time relay failure is possible in two modes: under a heavy load the contacts may be

“welded” or stuck into the energized position, or corrosion may build up on a contact so that it will not complete the circuit when it should.

In critical applications, redundant backup systems and alarms must be used in addition to the primary system. Such backup systems should use different sensor technologies where possible.

While this manual offers some examples and suggestions to help explain the operation of FLOWLINE products, such examples are for information only and are not intended as a complete guide to installing any specific system.

GUIDE TO CONTROLS

Step Four

3 4 4

P O W E R

1

STANDARD

CONTROLLER

6

INPUT 1

I N V E R T

--

+

7

2

D E L AY

5

I N V E R T

--

+

7

2

D E L AY

5

R E L A Y 1

6

INPUT 2A

R E L A Y 2

8

LATCH

ON OFF

6

INPUT 2B

9

9 9

1. Power indicator:

This green LED lights when AC power is ON.

2. Relay indicator:

This red LED will light whenever the controller energizes the relay, in response to the proper condition at the sensor input(s) and after the time delay.

3. AC Power terminals:

Connection of 120 VAC power to the controller. The setting may be changed to 240 VAC if desired.

This requires changing internal jumpers; this is covered in the

Installation section of the manual. Polarity (neutral and hot) does not matter.

4. Relay terminals (NC, C, NO):

Connect the device you wish to control (pump, alarm etc.) to these terminals: supply to the COM terminal, and the device to the NO or NC terminal as required.

The switched device should be a noninductive load of not more than 10 amps; for reactive loads the current must be derated or protection circuits used. When the red LED is ON and the relay is in the energized state, the NO terminal will be closed and the NC terminal will be open.

5. Time delay:

Use potentiometer to set delay from 0.15 to 60 seconds. Delay occurs during switch make and switch break .

6. Input indicators:

Use these LEDs for indicating Wet or Dry status of switch. When switch is Wet, LED will be Amber. When switch is dry, LED will either be Green for powered switches or

Off for reed switches. Note: Powered switches may be reversed for Wet/Off, Dry/Amber indication.

7. Invert switch:

This switch reverses the logic of the relay control in response to the switch(es): conditions that used to energize the relay will now de-energize the relay and vice versa.

8. Latch switch (LC41 and LC42):

This switch determines how the relay will be energized in response to the two sensor inputs.

When LATCH is OFF, the relay responds to sensor Input A only; when LATCH is ON, the relay will energize or de-energize only when both switches (A and B) are in the same condition (both wet or both dry). The relay will remain latched until both switches change conditions.

9. Input terminals:

Connect the switch wires to these terminals:

Note the polarity: (+) is a 13.5 VDC, 27 mA power supply (connected to the red wire of a FLOWLINE level switch), and (-) is the return path from the sensor (connected to the black wire of a

FLOWLINE level switch). If polarity is reversed, the sensors will not work.

INSTALLATION

Step Five

Panel DIN Rail Mounting

The controller may be mounted by either a back panel using two screws through mounting holes located at the corners of the controller or by snapping the controller on 35 mm DIN Rail.

2.2"

.275"

3.475"

.225"

Note: Always install the controller in a location where it does not come into contact with liquid.

Connecting switches to input terminals:

Please note a difference between FLOWLINE powered level switches and reed switches. All powered level switches (models LO10,

LP10, LP15, LP50, LU10, LZ10) will be wired with the Red wire to the (+) terminal and the Black wire to the (-) terminal. FLOWLINE reed switches (models LV10 and LH10) will have a particular wiring based upon part number. See the illustration below to indicate wiring for your switch. Note: the Shield wire will be used only for long cable

runs or where excessive electrical noise is present.

INPUT

INPUT1

L A T C H

I N P U T 2 A

O N O F F

I N P U T 2 B

( - ) ( + )

13.5 VDC

30 mA MAX

LZ10

LP50

LP10

LV10-1201

LV10-1301

LV10-5301

LH10-1301

(Use Red &

Black for NC)

LU10

LP15

LO10

LV10-5201

LED Indication:

Use LED's located above the input terminals to indicate whether the switch is in a wet or dry state. With powered switches, Green indicates dry and Amber indicates wet. With reed switches, Amber indicates wet and no LED indicates dry. Note: reed switches may be wired in reverse so that wet indicates dry and Amber indicates dry.

Green Amber Off Amber

I N P U T 1 I N P U T 1 I N P U T 1 I N P U T 1

Powered Switches Reed Switches

INSTALLATION

Step Six

VAC Power Input Wiring:

Observe the POWER SUPPLY label on the LC52.

The label identifies the power requirement (120 or

240 VAC) and the terminal wiring. Note: Polarity

does not matter with the AC input terminal.

POWER

L1 L2

( )

120 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz

240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz

Ground

Neutral

Hot

Ground

Neutral

Hot

P O W E R

I N V E R T

+

D E L AY

R E L A Y 1

P O W E R

I N V E R T

+

D E L AY

R E L A Y 1

Relay Input Wiring

RELAY OUTPUT

NO NC

C

250 VAC, 10 A, 1/2 Hp

The relay is a single pole, double throw type rated at 250 Volts AC, 10 Amps, 1/2 Hp. The two terminal NO and NC (normally open and normally closed) will be used in different applications.

Remember that the "normal" state is when the relay coil is de-energized and the Red relay LED is Off / de-energized.

Changing from 120 to 240 VAC

1. Remove the back panel of the controller and gently slide the printed circuit board from the housing. Use caution when removing the PCB.

2. Located jumpers JW1, JW2 and JW3 on the PCB.

3. To change to 240 VAC, remove jumpers from JW1 and JW2 and place a single jumper across JW3. To change to 120 VAC, remove jumper JW3 and place jumpers across JW1 and JW2.

4. Gently return PCB into housing and replace back panel.

120 VAC

J WA

240 VAC

J WA

J W B J W B

APPLICATION EXAMPLES

Step Seven

Low Level Alarm

The goal is to make sure that the liquid level does not fall below a certain point. If it does, an alarm is supposed to sound, alerting the operator of a low level condition.

If power is accidentally cut to the controller, the sensor's ability to notify the operator of a low level condition could be lost. The system must alert the operator not only to low liquid level, but to controller power loss.

To do this, connect the hot lead of the alarm to the NC side of the relay terminal of the controller. If power is lost, the relay will be deenergized, and the alarm will sound (if there is still power to the

P O W E R

I N V E R T

+

D E L AY

R E L A Y 1

I N V E R T

+

D E L AY

R E L A Y 2 alarm circuit itself). The alarm circuit should have a non-interruptible power supply or some other indicator or backup alarm to warn of a power failure in the alarm circuit.

In this application, the normal status if the sensor at the bottom if the tank will be wet, and the relay will be energized holding the alarm circuit open. Both the relay LED and the Input LED will be on simultaneously, so for this application, Invert should be set to the Off position.

High Level Alarm

In the same manor, this system can be used to sound an alarm when fluid reaches a high level, with just a change in the location of the sensor and the setting of the Invert switch.

The alarm is still connected to the

NC side of the relay to allow for a power failure alarm.

P O W E R

I N V E R T

+

D E L AY

R E L A Y 1

I N V E R T

+

D E L AY

R E L A Y 2

The sensor is normally dry. In this condition, we want the relay to be energized so the alarm does not sound: i.e., the Red relay LED should be on whenever the Input

LED is Amber. So we turn Invert

On. If the fluid level rises to the high sensor point, the sensor goes on, the relay de-energizes, and the alarm sounds.

APPLICATION EXAMPLES

Step Eight

Automatic Fill:

This system consists of a tank with a high level sensor, a low level sensor, and a pump that is controlled by the controller. Part of a proper fail-safe design for this particular system is that if power is lost to the controller for any reason, the pump filling the tank must be turned off. Therefore, we connect the pump to the NO side of the relay. When the relay is energized, the pump will turn on and fill the tank. The relay indicator will correspond directly to the On/Off status of the pump.

P O W E R

I N V E R T

+

D E L AY

R E L A Y 1

I N V E R T

+

D E L AY

R E L A Y 2

NOTE: If the pump motor load exceeds the rating of the controller’s relay, a stepper relay of higher capacity must be used as part of the system design.

Determining the settings of LATCH and INVERT

This is the way the system must operate:

• When both the high and low sensors are dry, the pump should turn on, starting to fill the tank.

• When the low sensor gets wet, the pump should stay on.

• When the high sensor gets wet, the pump should turn off.

Latch:

In any two-sensor control system, LATCH must be ON.

Invert:

Referring to the logic chart in Step Nine, we look for the setting that will de-energize the relay (start the pump) when both inputs are wet (Amber LEDs). In this system, Invert should be ON.

Determining A or B input connections:

When LATCH is ON, there is no effective difference between Input A and B, since both sensors must have the same signal in order for status to change. When wiring any two-input relay section, the only consideration for hooking a particular sensor to A or B is if LATCH will be OFF.

Automatic Empty:

Note that a similar system logic can be used for an automatic empty operation simply by controlling a pump that pumps fluid out of the tank instead of into it. However, note the importance of fail-safe design. If the tank is being passively filled, and a pump must be used to actively empty it, a power failure to either the controller or the pump circuits will cause overflow.

Alternatively, an electrically-controlled drain valve could be used. In this case, the valve should be a type that will automatically open if power is lost; in other words, power must be used to hold it closed.

The valve would be connected to the NO side of the relay—if power is lost to the controller, the relay de-energizes, the valve loses the power that was holding it shut, and fluid will drain from the tank into some other safe containment until power is restored. In this system, whenever the red relay LED of the controller is ON, the drain is closed, allowing fluid to rise.

In this case, Invert should be On: when both sensors are wet, the relay de-energizes, the switch to the valve opens, and the tank will drain.

P O W E R

I N V E R T

+

D E L AY

R E L A Y 1

I N V E R T

+

D E L AY

R E L A Y 2

TROUBLESHOOTING

Step Nine

Controller Logic

For all controllers, please use the following guide to understand the operation of the FLOWLINE LC40/LC41/LC42 controllers.

1. Make sure the Green power LED is On when power is supplied to the controller.

2. The input LED's on the controllers will be Amber when the switch is wet and Green when the switch is dry. Note: see Step 4 regard-

ing reed switches. If the LED's are not switching the input LED, test the level switch.

3. When the input LED's turn Off and On, the relay LED will also switch. With invert Off, the relay LED will be On when the input

LED is On and Off when the input LED is Off. With invert On, the relay LED will be Off when the input LED is On and On when the input LED is Off.

4. LC41 and LC42 model only: When both inputs are wet (Amber

LED's On), the relay will be energized (Red LED On). After that, if one switch becomes dry, the relay will remain energized. Only when both switches are dry (both amber LED's Off) will the controller de-energize the relay. The relay will not energize again until both switches are wet. See the Relay Latch Logic Chart below for further explanation.

Relay Latch Logic Table:

Relay 2 can either be a independent relay similar to relay 1 or can be a latching relay with latch ON. With Latch Off, relay 2 will only respond to the INPUT 2A setting. INPUT 2B will be ignored.

Invert OFF

INPUT 2A*

ON

OFF

INPUT 2B*

No Effect

No Effect

Latch Off

Relay

ON

OFF

Invert ON

INPUT 2A*

ON

OFF

INPUT 2B*

No Effect

No Effect

Latch Off

Relay

OFF

ON

With Latch ON, relay 2 will actuate when INPUT 2A and INPUT 2B are in the same condition. The relay will not change its condition until both inputs reverse their state.

Invert OFF

INPUT 2A*

ON

OFF

ON

OFF

INPUT 2B*

ON

ON

OFF

OFF

Latch ON

Relay

ON

No Change

No Change

OFF

Invert ON

INPUT 2A*

ON

INPUT 2B*

ON

OFF

ON

OFF

ON

OFF

OFF

Latch ON

Relay

OFF

No Change

No Change

ON

Caution:

Some sensors (particularly buoyancy sensors) may have their own inverting capability (wired NO or NC). This will change the logic of the invert switch. Check your system design.

Warranty, Service & Repair

To register your product with the manufacturer, fill out the enclosed warranty card and return it immediately to:

Flowline Inc.

10500 Humbolt Street

Los Alamitos, CA 90720.

If for some reason your product must be returned for factory service, contact Flowline Inc. to receive a Material Return

Authorization number (MRA) first, providing the following information:

1. Part Number, Serial Number

2. Name and telephone number of someone who can answer technical questions related to the product and its application.

3. Return Shipping Address

4. Brief Description of the Symptom

5. Brief Description of the Application

Once you have received a Material Return Authorization number, ship the product prepaid in its original packing to:

Flowline Factory Service

MRA _____

10500 Humbolt Street

Los Alamitos, CA 90720

To avoid delays in processing your repair, write the MRA on the shipping label. Please include the information about the malfunction with your product. This information enables our service technicians to process your repair order as quickly as possible.

Remote Relay Controller

LC80 and LC82 Series

Owner’s Manual

®

Version 3.0A

© 1999 FLOWLINE Inc.

All rights reserved.

Manual # L?900009

7/99

WARRANTY

Flowline warrants to the original purchaser of its products that such products will be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service for a period which is equal to the shorter of one year from the date of purchase of such products or two years from the date of manufacture of such products.

This warranty covers only those components of the products which are non-moving and not subject to normal wear. Moreover, products which are modified or altered, and electrical cables which are cut to length during installation are not covered by this warranty.

Flowline’s obligation under this warranty is solely and exclusively limited to the repair or replacement, at Flowline’s option, of the products (or components thereof) which Flowline’s examination proves to its satisfaction to be defective. FLOWLINE SHALL HAVE NO

OBLIGATION FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES TO PERSON-

AL OR REAL PROPERTY, OR FOR INJURY TO ANY PERSON.

This warranty does not apply to products which have been subject to electrical or chemical damage due to improper use, accident, negligence, abuse or misuse. Abuse shall be assumed when indicated by electrical damage to relays, reed switches or other components. The warranty does not apply to products which are damaged during shipment back to Flowline’s factory or designated service center or are returned without the original casing on the products. Moreover, this warranty becomes immediately null and void if anyone other than service personnel authorized by Flowline attempts to repair the defective products.

Products which are thought to be defective must be shipped prepaid and insured to Flowline’s factory or a designated service center (the identity and address of which will be provided upon request) within

30 days of the discovery of the defect. Such defective products must be accompanied by proof of the date of purchase.

Flowline further reserves the right to unilaterally wave this warranty and to dispose of any product returned to Flowline where: a. There is evidence of a potentially hazardous material present with product.

b. The product has remained unclaimed at Flowline for longer than

30 days after dutifully requesting disposition of the product.

THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES WHICH EXTEND BEYOND

THE DESCRIPTION ON THE FACE OF THIS WARRANTY. This warranty and the obligations and liabilities of Flowline under it are exclusive and instead of, and the original purchaser hereby waives, all other remedies, warranties, guarantees or liabilities, express or implied. EXCLUDED FROM THIS WARRANTY IS THE IMPLIED

WARRANTY OF FITNESS OF THE PRODUCTS FOR A PARTIC-

ULAR PURPOSE OR USE AND THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF

MERCHANT ABILITY OF THE PRODUCTS.

This warranty may not be extended, altered or varied except by a written instrument signed by a duly-authorized officer of Flowline, Inc.

SPECIFICATIONS

Step One

Supply voltage:

Consumption:

Sensor Inputs:

Sensor supply:

Relay types:

Relay type:

Relay load:

Relay mode:

Time delay:

LED indication:

Fail safety:

Temperature range:

Enclosure rating:

Enclosure material:

CSA certificate:

CE compliance:

120 VAC (240 VAC), 50 - 60 Hz.

5 Watt

LC82: 2

LC80: 1

13.5 VDC @ 100 mA

Flow or No-flow

LC80: (1) SPDT

LC82: (1) SPDT, (1) Latched SPDT

250 VAC, 10A, 1/2 hp.

Selectable, NO or NC

0 to 60 seconds

Sensor, relay & power status

Power fail-safe

F: -40° to 158°

C: -40° to 70°

35 mm DIN Rail

(EN 50 022)

Polypropylene (U.L. 94 VO)

LR 79326-3

EN 50082-2 immunity

EN 55011 emission

EN 61010-1 safety

Internal Controller Logic:

NC

C

NO

(+)

(-)

(S)

Sensor

Input

1

Relay

("Relay 1" in LC82)

Latch / Invert Logic

Time Delay

(+) (-) (S)

(+) (-) (S)

L1

L2

GND

Power

Supply

Sensor

Input

2A*

Sensor

Input

2B*

Latch / Invert Logic

Time Delay

NC

C

NO

Relay

("Relay 2" in LC82)

Remote Relay Controller

LC8 _ - 1 0 0 1

Configuration

0 - 1 Input, 1 Relay

2 - 2 or 3 Inputs, 2 Relays

Dimensions:

STANDARD

CONTROLLER

LC82 Faceplate:

P O W E R

I N V E R T

--

+

STANDARD

CONTROLLER

D E L AY

R E L A Y 1

I N V E R T

--

+

D E L AY

R E L A Y 2

INPUT 1 INPUT 2A

LATCH

ON OFF

INPUT 2B

LC80 Faceplate:

P O W E R

I N V E R T

--

+

STANDARD

CONTROLLER

D E L AY

R E L A Y 1

INPUT 1

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Step Two

About This Manual:

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE MANUAL PRIOR TO

INSTALLING OR USING THIS PRODUCT. This manual includes information on two different models of Remote Relay

Controllers for Flow applications from Flowline: LC80-1001 and

LC82-1001. Many aspects of installation and use are similar between the two models.

User’s Responsibility for Safety:

Flowline manufactures several models of controller, with different mounting and switching configurations. It is the user’s responsibility to select a controller model that is appropriate for the application, install it properly, perform tests of the installed system, and maintain all components.

Electrical Shock Hazard:

It is possible to contact components on the controller that carry high voltage, causing serious injury or death. All power to the controller and the relay circuit(s) it controls should be turned OFF prior to working on the controller. If it is necessary to make adjustments during powered operation, use extreme caution and use only insulated tools. Making adjustments to powered controllers is not recommended. Wiring should be preformed by qualified personnel in accordance with all applicable national, state and local electrical codes.

Flammable or Explosive Applications:

LC80 series remote mount controllers should not be used with explosive or flammable liquids, which require an intrinsically

safe rating such as the Flowline LC90 series. If you are unsure of the suitability of a controller for your installation, consult your

Flowline representative for further information.

Install In a Dry Location:

The controller housing is not designed to be immersed. It should me mounted in such a way that it does not come into contact with liquid. Its case is made out of PP (polypropylene). Refer to an industry reference to ensure that compounds that may splash onto the controller housing will not damage it. Such damage is not covered by the warranty.

Relay Contact Rating:

The relay is rated for a 10 amp resistive load. Many loads (such as a motor during start-up or incandescent lights) are reactive and have an inrush current characteristic that may be 10 to 20 times their steady-state load rating. The use of a contact protection circuit may be necessary for your installation if the 10 amp rating does not provide an ample margin for such inrush currents.

INTRODUCTION

Step Three

Make a Fail-Safe System:

Design a fail-safe system that accommodates the possibility of relay or power failure. If power is cut off to the controller, it will de-energize the relay. Make sure that the de-energized state of the relay is the safe state in your process. For example, if controller power is lost, a pump will turn off if it is connected to the Normally Open side of the relay.

While the internal relay is reliable, over the course of time relay failure is possible in two modes: under a heavy load the contacts may be

“welded” or stuck into the energized position, or corrosion may build up on a contact so that it will not complete the circuit when it should.

In critical applications, redundant backup systems and alarms must be used in addition to the primary system. Such backup systems should use different sensor technologies where possible.

While this manual offers some examples and suggestions to help explain the operation of Flowline products, such examples are for information only and are not intended as a complete guide to installing any specific system.

GUIDE TO CONTROLS

Step Four

3 4 4

P O W E R

1

STANDARD

CONTROLLER

6

INPUT 1

I N V E R T

--

7

+

2

D E L AY

5

I N V E R T

--

7

+

2

D E L AY

5

R E L A Y 1

6

INPUT 2A

R E L A Y 2

8

LATCH

ON OFF

6

INPUT 2B

9

9 9

1. Power indicator:

This green LED lights when AC power is ON.

2. Relay indicator:

This red LED will light whenever the controller energizes the relay, in response to the proper condition at the switch input and after the time delay.

3. AC Power terminals:

Connection of 120 VAC power to the controller. The setting may be changed to 240 VAC if desired.

This requires changing internal jumpers; this is covered in the

Installation section of the manual. Polarity (neutral and hot) does not matter.

4. Relay terminals (NC, C, NO):

Connect the device you wish to control (pump, alarm etc.) to these terminals: supply to the COM terminal, and the device to the NO or NC terminal as required.

The switched device should be a noninductive load of not more than 10 amps; for reactive loads the current must be derated or protection circuits used. When the red LED is ON and the relay is in the energized state, the NO terminal will be closed and the NC terminal will be open.

5. Time delay:

Use potentiometer to set delay from 0.15 to 60 seconds. Delay occurs during switch make and switch break.

6. Input indicators

: Use these LEDs for indicating Flow or No-

Flow status of switch. For NC wiring, an Amber LED indicates

No-Flow and no LED indicates Flow. For NO wiring, an Amber

LED indicates Flow and no LED indicates No-Flow.

7. Invert switch:

This switch reverses the logic of the relay control in response to the switch: conditions that used to energize the relay will now de-energize the relay and vice versa.

8. Latch switch (LC82):

This switch determines how the relay will be energized in response to the two sensor inputs. When

LATCH is OFF, the relay responds to switch Input 2A only; when

LATCH is ON, the relay will energize or de-energize only when both switches (2A and 2B) are in the same condition (Flow or No-

Flow). The relay will remain latched until both switches change conditions.

9. Input terminals:

Connect the switch wires to these terminals:

Note the polarity: (+) is a 24 VDC, 50 mA power supply (connected to the red wire of a Flowline flow switch), and (-) is the common ground path from the switch (connected to the black wire). Also, the (S) is a 14 VDC, 25 mA supply (connected to the white wire). If polarity between the red and black wires is reversed, the switch will change from NC to NO.

INSTALLATION

Step Five

Panel DIN Rail Mounting:

The controller may be mounted by either a back panel using two screws through mounting holes located at the corners of the controller or by snapping the controller on 35 mm DIN Rail.

2.2"

.275"

3.475"

.225"

Note:

Always install the controller in a location where it does not come into contact with liquid.

Connecting switches to input terminals:

Please note a difference between Flowline flow switches (N-channel and P-channel). Use only the N-Channel switches with the LC80 series of controller. Wire the Red wire to the (+) terminal and the

Black wire to the (-) terminal. Wire the White wire to the (S). See the illustration below to indicate wiring for your switch. Reversing Red and Black wire will change switch from NC to NO. Note: connect the

Shield wire on the Flow switch to the GND terminal if required.

INPUT

( + )

24 VDC

50 mA

Max

( - ) S

14 VDC

25 mA

Max

INPUT1

L A T C H

I N P U T 2 A

O N O F F

I N P U T 2 B

FT10-___2

GT10-___2

NC Wiring

FT10-___2

GT10-___2

NO Wiring

LED Indication:

Use LED's located above the input terminals to indicate whether the switch is in a Flow or No-Flow state. With the flow switch wired NC, the Amber LED indicates No-Flow and no LED indicates flow.

Wiring the switch NO (reversing the Red and Black wires), the Amber

LED indicates Flow and no LED indicates No-Flow.

NC Wiring

Amber

NC Wiring

Off

NO Wiring

Amber

NO Wiring

Off

I N P U T 1 I N P U T 1 I N P U T 1 I N P U T 1

INSTALLATION

Step Six

VAC Power Input Wiring

Observe the POWER SUPPLY label on the LC80 series. The label identifies the power requirement

(120 or 240 VAC) and the terminal wiring. Note:

Polarity does not matter with the AC input terminal.

Ground

Neutral

Hot

L1 L2

( )

120 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz

240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz

Ground

Neutral

Hot

POWER

P O W E R

I N V E R T

+

D E L AY

R E L A Y 1

P O W E R

I N V E R T

+

D E L AY

R E L A Y 1

Relay Input Wiring

RELAY OUTPUT

NO NC

C

250 VAC, 10 A, 1/2 Hp

The relay is a single pole, double throw type rated at 250 Volts AC, 10 Amps, 1/2 Hp. The two terminal NO and NC (normally open and normally closed) will be used in different applications.

Remember that the "normal" state is when the relay coil is de-energized and the Red relay LED is Off / de-energized.

Changing from 120 to 240 VAC

1. Remove the back panel of the controller and gently slide the printed circuit board from the housing. Use caution when removing the PCB.

2. Located jumpers JW1, JW2 and JW3 on the PCB.

3. To change to 240 VAC, remove jumpers from JW1 and JW2 and place a single jumper across JW3. To change to 120 VAC, remove jumper JW3 and place jumpers across JW1 and JW2.

4. Gently return PCB into housing and replace back panel.

120 VAC

J WA

240 VAC

J WA

J W B J W B

EXAMPLES

Step Seven

Low Flow Alarm

The goal is to indicate when the flow rate falls below a certain point.

If it does, an alarm is supposed to sound, alerting the operator of a low flow condition.

If power is accidentally cut to the controller, the sensor's ability to notify the operator of a low flow condition could be lost. The system must alert the operator not only to low flow, but to controller power loss.

To do this, connect the hot lead of the alarm to the NC side of the relay terminal of the controller. If power is lost, the relay will be deenergized, and the alarm will sound (if there is still power to the alarm circuit itself). The alarm circuit should have a non-interruptible power supply or some other indicator or backup alarm to warn of a power failure in the alarm circuit.

In this application, the normal status is when the sensor is in the flow condition, and the relay will be energized holding the alarm circuit open. Please note that the flow switch can be wired either normally closed or normally open (Step 5). When the switch is wired NC, the input LED will be off and the relay LED will be on. So for this application, Invert should be set to the On position.

When the switch is wired NO, the input LED and the relay LED will be on simultaneously. So for this application, Invert should be set to the Off position.

P O W E R

I N V E R T

-

+

D E L AY

R E L A Y 1

I N V E R T

-

+

Invert ON setting

D E L AY

R E L A Y 2

TROUBLESHOOTING

Step Eight

Controller Logic

For all controllers, please use the following guide to understand the operation of the Flowline LC80/LC82 controllers.

1. Make sure the Green power LED is On when power is supplied to the controller.

2. For NC switch wiring, the input LED's on the controllers will be

Amber when the switch reads no-flow and Off when the switch reads flow.

3. The input LED will always respond to its corresponding relay

LED. With invert Off, the relay LED will be On when the input

LED is On and Off when the input LED is Off. With invert On, the relay LED will be Off when the input LED is On and On when the input LED is Off.

4. The relay may be wired either NO or NC. The normal state of the relay is when its LED is Off. With the LED On, the relay is in the energized mode and all terminal connections are reversed.

5. LC82 model only, Latch ON operation: When both input LED's are ON, the relay will be energized (red LED On). After that, if one switch input turns Off, the relay will remain energized. Only when both switch LED's are Off will the controller de-energize the relay. The relay will not energize again until both switch

LED's are ON. Reversing Invert switch will reverse logic. See the

Logic Chart below for further explanation.

Relay Latch Logic Table:

Relay 2 can either be a independent relay similar to relay 1 or can be a latching relay with latch ON. With Latch Off, relay 2 will only respond to the INPUT 2A setting. INPUT 2B will be ignored.

Invert OFF

INPUT 2A*

ON

OFF

INPUT 2B*

No Effect

No Effect

Latch Off

Relay

ON

OFF

Invert ON

INPUT 2A*

ON

OFF

INPUT 2B*

No Effect

No Effect

Latch Off

Relay

OFF

ON

With Latch ON, relay 2 will actuate when INPUT 2A and INPUT 2B are in the same condition. The relay will not change its condition until both inputs reverse their state.

Invert OFF Latch ON

INPUT 2A*

ON

OFF

ON

OFF

INPUT 2B*

ON

ON

OFF

OFF

Relay

ON

No Change

No Change

OFF

Invert OFF Latch ON

INPUT 2A*

ON

OFF

ON

OFF

INPUT 2B*

ON

ON

OFF

OFF

Relay

ON

No Change

No Change

OFF

Caution:

Some sensors (particularly float switches and buoyancy sensors) may have their own inverting capability (wired NO or NC).

This will change the logic of the invert switch. Check your system design.

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