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Number of points

Each FSB-PC2 can support up to 3,600 programmed point events that


are a combination of point events coming into the FSB-PC2 and point
events going out to the BMS. Each FSB-PCLW can support up to
1,800 programmed point events. For example:

FSB-PC2 and FSB-PCLW


Communication Bridge
Installation Sheet

For an FSB-PC2, you could program 1,800 point events to come


into the FSB-PC2 and up to 1,800 point events to go out to your
BMS.

For an FSB-PCLW, you could program 900 point events to come


into the FSB-PCLW and up to 900 point events to go out to your
BMS.

When calculating the number of points in your application, consider


that the total supported programmed point events are made up of
panel devices (smoke detector, module, etc.) and event types (alarm,
trouble, supervisory, time stamp, etc.), and that one device point
reporting into the FSB from a panel may have many event type points
going out to the BMS.

Required tasks
The following tasks are required to prepare the FSB for communication
between your control panel and a BMS.
1.
2.
3.
4.

Program the FSB (see Programming on page 2).


Install the FSB (see Installation on page 3).
Connect the field wiring (see Wiring on page 4).
Test the system (see Testing on page 5).

Getting started
Before getting started, make sure the following tools are available:

Description
The FSB-PC2 and FSB-PCLW field server bridges (FSB) are ancillary
devices that provide a communication bridge between EST3 and
EST3X life safety systems and a building management system (BMS)
by converting the EST control panel External Communications
Protocol into supported serial and Ethernet protocols. A list of the
supported protocols can be found in Specifications on page 5.
Notes

The FSB is intended for ancillary use only. Use in non-ancillary


applications is not permitted unless approved by the local authority
having jurisdiction.

The FSB cannot be used for smoke control applications.

A Windows PC with a network interface card.

An Ethernet network cable.

A list of the life safety systems device addresses and possible


device states. Refer to the Exporting the device address list from
the 3-SDU below.

A connection to the BMS.

The FSB configuration file (config.csv) for the protocol being used
by your BMS. The default configuration file, BACnet IP, is stored in
the FSB. Other protocol configuration files can be downloaded
from my-eddie.com, as described in Programming on page 2.

You will also need the following manuals, which can be downloaded
from www.protocessor.com/tech-support/data-sheets-andinstruction-manuals.php:

Application
This section describes possible FSB communication applications
between a control panel and a BMS. FSB programming, installation,
and wiring is the same for each application.
The applications are:

FieldServer ProtoNode-RER and ProtoNode-LER Startup Guide

FieldServer Utilities Manual

ProtoCessor Configuration Manual

FieldServer Driver Manual (FS9700-39 EST3-ECP Rev 1.13AA)


The FieldServer driver manual for the protocol being used by the
BMS

EST3X control panels support one FSB per control panel.


Programmed point events are sent via the FSB to the BMS.

EST3 control panels can support one or two FSBs per control
panel. Each FSB is programmed with the point events it is
responsible for sending to the BMS.

Exporting the device address list from the 3-SDU

EST3 and EST3X control panel networks can support multiple


FSBs connected to the same BMS on a control panel network. The
number of FSBs is limited by the number of ports available on the
control panel network. Programmed point events are split between
the FSBs in the network to one BMS. Each FSB is programmed
with the point events it is responsible for sending to the BMS.

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To program device addresses in the FSB configuration file, you need a


list of the life safety systems device addresses and possible device
states (e.g., alarm, trouble, etc.). If you do not have the list, you can
export it from the System Definition Utility (3-SDU).
Note: To enable the Export button in the Export dialog box, the 3-SDU
Cabinet Configuration must have at least one port set to Gateway
Type III.

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To export the device address list:


1. Open the 3-SDU project.
2. Click the Options menu, and then select Export Gateway Files.
The Export dialog box opens.
3. Select the desired formatting options, and then click Export. (Press
F1 to open the Help topic for the dialog box, if desired.) Four files
are exported.
4. Open the OXP file in Microsoft WordPad or Notepad, and then
print or save the data.

Programming
Individual system point events can be relayed to the BMS by
programming device addresses in the FSB configuration file. You can
program the FSB by using an external remote user interface program,
or by using the built-in graphical user interface (GUI). The steps in this
section describe how to use the GUI method.
Note: The DIP switches on the FSB are disabled. The field baud rate,
node ID, and protocol selection are set in the configuration file.
Step 1: Download and install the Utilities Software
1. Download the Install.zip file from www.protocessor.com/techsupport/utilities-and-design-documents.php to the PC.
2. Unzip the file, and then double-click the Install.msi file to install the
utilities. The utilities will be used to create a diagnostic log to help
debug programming.

Step 6: Download protocol configuration files other than


BACNET/IP
If your BMS uses a protocol other than BACNET/IP, download the
required protocol from the my-eddie.com website.
1. Open your Internet browser, go to my-eddie.com, and log on.
2. In the Media section, select Software from the Media Type list.
3. In the Media Results section, locate FSB-PC - FieldServer
Template Config files, and then click Download.
4. Click Open, expand the EST3 sample Config files folder in the
WinZip directory tree, and then select the configuration file you
want to download.
5. Click Extract, and then save the configuration file to a location on
your PC.
Step 7: Modify the configuration file
For this step, you need the device address list for the devices you want
to program in the configuration file and the protocol manual for the
protocol being used by the BMS. You should have knowledge of the
protocol or access to someone who does. You may also find the
ProtoCessor Configuration Manual useful during this step.
To modify the configuration file:
1. Open the configuration file you saved in Step 5 and program the
EST portion of the file as instructed in the FieldServer Driver
Manual (FS9700-39 EST3-ECP Rev 1.13AA).

1. Ensure that the Frame GND (FG) terminal is used to ground the
power connection.

2. For UL/ULC Listed EST3 and EST3X systems, remove the


common control sections of the configuration file. These are not
needed because you cannot control the life safety system through
the BMS.

2. Connect power wiring from the FSB power terminals on the HOST
connector to a control panel power supply or other 24 VDC power
source. See Figure 5.

3. Program the BMS protocol portion of the configuration file as


instructed in the FieldServer driver manual for the protocol being
used.

Step 3: Confirm FSB connectivity and connect to the ProtoNode


GUI

Step 8: Download the programmed configuration file to the FSB

Step 2: Power up the FSB

1. Connect one end of the Ethernet network cable to the Ethernet


jack on the FSB and the other end to the jack on the PC.
2. Confirm connectivity as instructed in the FieldServer ProtoNodeRER and ProtoNode-LER Startup Guide. (The default IP address
of the ProtoNode is 192.168.1.24, the subnet mask is
255.255.255.0.)

1. Open your Internet browser and go to the IP address of your FSB


(the default is 192.168.1.24).
2. Expand the Setup folder under Navigation Tree, and then click File
Transfer.
3. Click Choose File from the Update section under File Transfer, and
then select the folder location where you saved and modified the
configuration file on your PC in Step 7.

3. Connect to the ProtoNode GUI as instructed in the FieldServer


ProtoNode-RER and ProtoNode-LER Startup Guide.

4. Choose the configuration file, and then click Submit.

Step 4: Change the FSB IP address to match the BACnet/IP


network

Step 9: Disconnect the network cable

1. Using the ProtoNode GUI, change the FSB address as instructed


in the FieldServer ProtoNode-RER and ProtoNode-LER Startup
Guide.
Note: Do not disconnect the Ethernet network cable.
Step 5: Upload the configuration file to the PC
1. Open your Internet browser and go to the IP address of your FSB
(the default is 192.168.1.24).
2. Expand the Setup folder under Navigation Tree, and then click File
Transfer.

5. Click System Restart to update the configuration file in the FSB.


1. Disconnect the Ethernet network cable and power wiring from the
FSB.
2. Install the FSB, as described in Installation on page 3.

Troubleshooting
For troubleshooting information, refer to the FieldServer
Troubleshooting Guide that is available at:
www.fieldserver.com/techsupport/manuals/drivermanuals.php.

3. Click config.csv from the Retrieve section under File Transfer.


4. Save the configuration file to a location on your PC.

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Installation

Figure 2: Installing two FSBs in an MFC(A) enclosure

The FSB mounts on a separately ordered bracket (FSB-BRKT2) that


can be mounted in an MFC(A) enclosure or on the side of a 3-CHAS7
and SFS1-ELEC chassis.
To install the FSB in an MFC(A) enclosure:
1. Attach the FSB to the FSB-BRKT2 mounting bracket using the
K-nuts provided. See Figure 1.
2. Install the FSB-BRKT2 in the MFC(A) using two #6 screws, as
shown in Figure 2 (note the orientation of each FSB).
WARNING: Electrocution hazard. To avoid personal injury, remove all
sources of power and allow stored energy to discharge before
installing or removing equipment.
To install the FSB in an EST3 or EST3X control panel:
1. Attach the FSB to the FSB-BRKT2 mounting bracket using the
K-nuts provided. See Figure 1.
2. Remove the top and bottom rail screws from the right side of the
chassis in the control panel, as shown in Figure 3.
3. With the FSB HOST connector facing up, line up the mounting
holes on the FSB-BRKT2 with the top and bottom rail screw holes
on the chassis.

Figure 3: Installing the FSB in a control panel

4. Attach the FSB-BRKT2 to the chassis using the chassis rail


screws.
Figure 1: Attaching the FSB to the FSB-BRKT2 mounting bracket

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Wiring

To wire the FSB:

The FSB is powered by the control panel power supply. It


communicates with the panel through an RS-232 connection to the
panels CPU, and with the BMS through an RS-485, LonWorks, or
Ethernet connection.

1. Connect power wiring to the FSB power terminals on the HOST


connector and the AUX power terminals on the panel. See
Figure 5.

Notes

The control panel Ports setting must be configured in the 3-SDU


as Gateway Type III and the baud rate as 19200 baud.

For the power terminals, ensure that the Frame GND (FG) terminal
is used to ground the power connection.

For FSB-PCLW LonWorks terminal wiring, follow the industry


standard for bus topology wiring.

For RS-232 wiring, the maximum circuit length is 50 ft. (15.2 m).

For RS-232 wiring in a single EST3 control panel, if you are


connecting two FSBs, both COM ports on the 3-CPU must be
available.

2. Connect RS-485 or LonWorks wiring to the FSB FIELD or


LonWorks connector and the BMS RS-485 or LonWorks
connection, as shown in Figure 4.
or
Connect the Ethernet cable to the FSB ETHERNET jack and the
BMS network connection, as shown in Figure 5.
3. Connect RS-232 wiring to the FSB RS-232 terminals on the HOST
connector and the RS-232 terminals on the CPU. See Figure 5.

Figure 4: Wiring the FSB RS-485 and LonWorks connections

Figure 5: Wiring the FSB RS-232, power, and Ethernet connections

Notes
Power supply for an EST3 control panel is from the Auxiliary Power +/ terminals on a 3-PPS/M(-230), 3-BPS/M(-230), or 3-BBC/M(-230).
Power supply for an EST3X control panel is from the AUX 24+/C terminals on the SFS1-CPU.
For an EST3X panel, configure C-CPU Aux power in the 3-SDU as non-resettable.

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Testing
Test communication between the control panel and the BMS to make
sure the desired event points are being transmitted.
Notes

For an FSB-PCLW, when commissioning the device you will be


prompted by the LonWorks Network Management tool to toggle
the Service Pin on the device. To do so, insert a small diameter
screwdriver into the Service Pin hole (see Figure 6), make contact
with the pin on the main board, and then tilt the screw driver
toward the LonWorks connector to toggle the pin.

For an FSB-PC2, you can find LED descriptions in the FieldServer


ProtoNode-RER and ProtoNode-LER Startup Guide.

For an FSB-PC2, a quick way to test BACnet/IP or BACnet MS/TP


is to download a complimentary 30-day evaluation copy of Chipkin
Automation's CAS BACnet Explorer at
http://app.chipkin.com/activation/UTC30days/.

To test control panel and BMS communication:


1. From the control panel, initiate a point event that you programmed
to be sent from the FSB to the BMS.
2. From the ProtoNode GUI, enter O and verify that the event
message was transmitted to the BMS correctly. (Refer to the
FieldServer Utilities Manual for details on using the GUI.)
3. Restore the point event.
4. Test other points as required.
Figure 6: FSB-PCLW Service Pin

Supported protocols
FSB-PC2 to serial
FSB-PC2 to Ethernet
FSB-PCLW to Serial

Modbus RTU, BACnet MS/TP,


Metasys N2
BACnet/IP (default), Modbus TCP
LonWorks

Signal flow

One way from the network to the BMS

Points [1]
FSB-PC2
FSB-PCLW

3,600 max.
1,800 max.

Number of FSBs
EST3 single node
EST3X single node

2 max.
1 max.

RS-232 circuit length

50 ft. (15.2 m) max.

Dimensions (W H D)
FSB-BRKT2
FSB-PC2 and
FSB-PCLW

4.85 7.13 0.05 in.


(12.32 18.11 0.13 cm)
3.63 5.00 1.63 in.
(9.22 12.70 4.14 cm)

Operating environment
Temperature
Relative humidity

32 to 120F (0 to 49C)
0 to 93% noncondensing

[1] See Number of points on page 1.

Regulatory information
Regulatory
approvals

CE (EN 55022, EN 55024)


Surge Suppression: EN61000-4-2 ESD,
EN61000-4-3 EMC, EN61000-4-4 EFT

North American
standards

UL 916

FCC compliance

This device complies with Class A, Part 15 of the


FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.

European Union
directives

1999/5/EC (R&TTE directive): Hereby, UTC Fire


& Security declares that this device is in
compliance with the essential requirements and
other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.

Contact information
For contact information, see www.edwardsutcfs.com

Specifications
Voltage
Current
FSB-PC2
FSB-PCLW
Communication interfaces
FSB-PC2
Serial
Ethernet
FSB-PCLW
Serial
Ethernet

9 to 30 VDC (from control panel power


supply)
120 mA max. (at 24 VDC)
140 mA max. (at 24 VDC)
RS-232, RS-485
RJ-45 10/100BaseT (autosensing)
RS-232, FTT-10 LonWorks
RJ-45 10/100BaseT (autosensing)

Compatible systems

EST3, EST3X

Compatible enclosures

CAB6, 3-CAB7, 3-CAB14, 3-CAB21,


MFC(A), RCC7, RCC14, RCC21

Mounting

3-CHAS7 chassis, SFS1-ELEC chassis,


MFC(A) enclosure

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