You are on page 1of 4

TAC Xenta 401

Controller, Freely programmable 2001.07

TAC Xenta 401 belongs to a family of The controller communicates on a


freely programmable controllers, with LONTALK TP/FT-10 network via a
communication features, designed for twisted-pair, unpolarized cable. It is
heating and air handling systems. able to operate both as a stand-alone
A TAC Xenta 401 holds full HVAC unit and as part of a system.
functionality including control loops, curves, time TAC Xenta 401 can be connected to a modem or the
control, alarm handling etc. The controller does not have TAC Vista central system.
any inputs or outputs. Instead, required I/O modules
For local use the TAC Xenta OP operator panel can be
from the TAC Xenta 400 series are used.
connected to TAC Xenta. It has a display with backlight
Up to 10 I/O modules can be connected to the and a minimum number of push buttons to take readings
TAC Xenta 401. The controller is designed for cabinet and alter settings.
mounting.
The operator panel can be mounted in the cabinet front
With TAC Menta graphical tool, a TAC Xenta controller or be used as a portable terminal.
is simple to program and place into operation.

TECHNICAL DATA
Supply voltage ............................. 24 V AC 20%, 50/60 Hz 
in (90 mm)
3.5
or 1940 V DC
Power consumption .............................................. max. 5 W


4.3 in (110 mm)

 2.8 in (70 mm)

1.8 in (45 mm)


Ambient temperature:
Storage .................................... -4 to 122F (-20 to 50 C)
 

Operation ............................... +32 to 122F (0 to 50 C)




Humidity ......................... max. 90% RH non-condensing


Mechanical: 2.8 in (70 mm) 3.0 in (77.4 mm)


Enclosure ............................................................ ABS/PC




Enclosure rating ....................................................... IP 20


Dimensions .................................................. see diagram
Weight ...................................................... 1.2 lbs (0.5 kg) Agency Compliances:
Real time clock: Emission .......................................................... EN 50081-1
Accuracy at +25 C ........................ 12 minutes per year Immunity .......................................................... EN 50082-1
Power failure protection ............................................ 72 h Product Standard ............................................ EN 61326-1
Safety:
Communication:
CE .................................................................... EN 61010-1
TAC Menta; modem .................. 9600 bps, RS232, RJ45
UL ........................................................... UL 916 (pending)
TAC Vista, also for appl. pgm download (from v 3.1),
ETL listing ....................................... UL 3111-1, first edition
.................................................. TP/FT-10, screw terminal
......................................... CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 1010.1-92
TAC Xenta OP ............................. TP/FT-10, modular jack
Flammability class, materials ............................. UL 94 V-0
LONMARK standard:
Part number:
Interoperability ........... LONMARK Interop. Guidelines v 3.0
Electronics part TAC Xenta 401 ...................... 0-073-0101
Application . LONMARK Functional Profile: Plant Controller
Terminal part TAC Xenta 400 ........................ 0-073-0902
Operator terminal TAC Xenta OP .................... 0-073-0907
Connection cable TAC Xenta RS232 .......... 0-073-0903

Subject to modification. 1 (4) 0-003-1629-6 (EN)


DESIGN
The TAC Xenta 401 controller has been
designed as a general purpose control-
ler. It is normally mounted in a cabinet,
with several controllers collected per floor
or per building. Its I/O modules can be
mounted in close proximity to the control-
led equipment, thereby minimizing the
wiring required.
TAC Xenta 401 is microprocessor based.
It consists of a terminal and electronics
Figure 1
mounted together (figure 1). TAC
Xenta 401 can, via its I/O modules, be
interfaced with a wide variety of field sen- Power failure protection Daylight Savings Time
sors/transducers and controlled devices. With non-volatile (flash) memory, the unit European or USA / Canada
will start up with user settings and work Once set, Daylight Savings Time (DST) is
Local operator terminal normally after a power failure. fully automatic. The date of the time
The TAC Xenta OP is a small operator change, as well as the magnitude of time
terminal which can be connected to the Real-time clock change can be programmed. This function
unit through a jack on the front. The The real-time clock provides data such as can also be disabled.
operator can read point status, perform year, month, date, day, hour, minute and
manual override, read measured values, second. A built-in capacitor maintains LONWORKS SNVT support
alter set points, etc. from the Xenta OP. operation of the clock for at least 72 hours The use of Standard Network Variable
The functions are selected from menus. in the event of a power failure. Types according to Echelon specifica-
Access is enabled by a code. It is also tion makes it possible to communicate
possible to access the other TAC Xenta with nodes from other manufacturers.
units on the same network.

I/O MODULES
TAC Xenta 401 has no inputs or out-
puts by itself. Instead, the required I/O module DI DI DO DO UI TI AO AO
number of I/O modules from the TAC status override override
TAC Xenta 400 series are used.
Xenta 411 10 - - - - - - -
The TAC Xenta 401 can have up to 10 Xenta 412 10 10 - - - - - -
I/O modules. Xenta 421 4 - 5 - - - - -
The table gives an overview of the Xenta 422 4 4 5 5 - - - -
different numbers of inputs and outputs. Xenta 451 - - - - 4 4 2 -
Xenta 452 - 41 - - 4 4 2 2
DI, DO: Digital input, output
UI: Universal input Xenta 471 - - - - 82 - - -
TI: Thermistor input Xenta 491 - - - - - - 8 -
AO: Analog output Xenta 492 - - - - - - 8 8
1
Status indication only when the 2
0/420 mA; 01, 0/210 V DC
corresponding universal inputs (UI) are used
as digital inputs.

SOFTWARE FEATURES
With the assistance of TAC Menta, a on/off delays network communication according to
graphical programming tool using Func- pulse counting (Digital Inputs only) the LONTALK protocol
tional Block Diagrams (FBDs), the equipment run time totals on selected communication with Central System
TAC Xenta 401 may be easily adapted to objects. via modem
different control and monitoring tasks. time schedules (start and stop times in The basic software is adapted to the cur-
The basic software includes pre- hours and minutes): weekly and holi- rent application by connecting pre-
programmed routines for: days programmed function blocks and
optimum start/stop programs adjusting the relevant parameters. These
reading of Digital Inputs (alarms, pulse connections and parameters are stored
counting, interlocks) control characteristic curves
PID control loops (loops may be con- in non-volatile memory.
reading of Universal Inputs (individu- The parameters may be changed during
ally selectable as analog or digital) nected in cascade)
from v 3.2 trend logging for up to 50 ongoing operation either from the Central
control of Digital Outputs System or from the TAC OP operator
channels is possible
control of Analog Outputs panel.
connection to 10 I/O modules
alarm handling; alarm conditions may
be detected via the digital or the analog local level operator interface via
inputs. TAC OP

0-003-1629-6 (EN) 2 (4)


COMMUNICATION
LONWORKS connection 1 Any base unit in the network via a RS232 port
TAC Xenta controllers communicate with PCLTA card. The TAC Xenta 401 controller has an
each other using a common network, 2 A specific base unit via the RS232 RS232 port. This port is intended for con-
LONWORKS TP/FT-10.78 kbps. connection, possibly via modem (all v 3.x). nection to a PC with the TAC Menta
Associated I/O modules also connect to 3 Any base unit in the network via programming tool for loading and com-
the network. An I/O modules can only be TAC Xenta 901 LonTalk adapter (and an missioning the application programs.
associated with one controller. optional modem connection), with the The port can also be used for connec-
When connected to a TAC Vista Central added possibility for the base unit to initiate tion via modem between TAC Vista and
System, the operating conditions of the the dial-up (the latter only for v 3.2). specific TAC Xenta 401 units (see
fans, pumps, recovery units etc. can be Starting with v 3.1, application programs above).
monitored in color graphics or printed generated in TAC Menta may be down-
reports. loaded from TAC Vista via the network.
Temperatures and alarms may be read,
TAC OP port
while setpoints, time settings may be al-
tered as required. The operator panel is also connected to
the network and can thus act as an opera-
tor panel for other units in the network.
TAC Xenta base units can be reached The connection is made to the modular
from TAC Vista in one of the following jack on the front of the controller, or di-
ways: rectly to the net cable.

SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS
The TAC Xenta base units can be used in
different configurations.
Stand-alone (together with the required TAC
Vista
TAC Web
Vista browser
I/O modules). Management
level IP Network
Controllers, I/O modules and OPs in
small networks.
Controllers, OPs, I/O modules and other PCLTA
or
card
equipment in full network with suitable
TAC Xenta 901 TAC Xenta 511
adaptors, possibly with connection to a TP/FT-10
Automation
TAC Vista Central System (CS) level
Figure 2 shows an example of a net-
worked TAC Xenta configuration. TAC Xenta OP TAC Xenta OP

Sensors and actuators on the Field level


TAC Xenta 401 I/O- module I/O- module TAC Xenta 401
are mostly connected to the conventional
inputs and outputs of the I/O-modules.
Field
level + -
Some external units, however, may con-
nect directly to the network to communi-
cate input/output data, using Standard
Figure 2
Network Variables.

TAC XENTA NETWORK AND UNIT PERFORMANCE


No. of Base units ............................ 400 Trend logging in TAC Xenta 401, * Subscriptions may utilize standard SNVTs
No. of I/O modules .......................... 200 from v 3.3 or TACNVs (TAC Network Variables). These
Channels ............................... 1 50 may be combined if the following restrictions
No. of Operator Panels ................... 100 are observed: The sum of the TACNV
Interval ................ 10 s 530 weeks
No. of TAC Xenta Groups ................. 30 Total logging cap. ~ 7000 float. no.s subscriptions and the number of SNVT
....................... or ~ 15,000 integers members (no. of values in structured SNVTs)
No. of Base units per Group ............. 30
must not exceed the stated figures.
Per TAC Xenta 401 unit: ............. or ~ 110,000 digital values
Optimized storage ..................... Yes
No. of I/O modules ............................ 10
Application size
No. of subscriptions *
From v 3.2
In ...................................... max. 125
program and data ..... max. ~234 kB
Out .................................... max. 125
parameters ................ max. ~234 kB
Up to v 3.1
program and data ......... max. 57 kB
parameters .................... max. 64 kB

3 (4) 0-003-1629-6 (EN)


MOUNTING
The TAC Xenta 401 is cabinet mounted To simplify installation, the terminal can If the TAC Xenta 401 controller is wall
on a TS 35 mm Norm rail EN 50 022. The be pre-mounted in the cabinet (see mounted, a wide range of standardized
controller unit consists of two parts; a figure 1). boxes are available.
terminal part with screw terminals, and The operator panel is either mounted
electronics with the circuit boards. onto the controller on the snap-in
connector, or flush-mounted in the cabinet
front. It can also be used as a portable,
hand held panel.

CABLES
G and G0: C1 and C2: The TAC Xenta Network guide (part
Min. cross-sectional area19 and TP/FT-10 allows the user to wire the no. 0-004-7460) gives a more
16 AWG. control devices with virtually no detailed description.
topology restrictions. The max. wire
Cable with modular jack for RS232
distance in one segment depends
serial communication port: Max. 30 ft.
on the type of wire and the
topology, see the table below.

Max. bus length, Max. node-to-node Max. length,


Cable doubly terminated distance, singly termi- singly terminated
bus topology (ft) nated free topology (ft) free topology (ft)

Belden 85102, single twisted pair 8850 (2700 m) 1640 (500 m) 1640 (500 m)
Belden 8471, single twisted pair 8850 (2700 m) 1310 (400 m) 1640 (500 m)
UL Level IV 22AWG, twisted pair 4590 (1400 m) 1310 (400 m) 1640 (500 m)
Connect-Air 22AWG, one or two pairs 4590 (1400 m) 1310 (400 m) 1640 (500 m)
Siemens J-Y(st)Y 2x2x0.8 2950 (900 m) 1040 (320 m) 1640 (500 m)
4-wire helical twist, solid, shielded
TIA568A Cat. 5 24AWG, twisted pair 2950 (900 m) 820 (250 m) 1470 (450 m)

INSTALLATION MAINTENANCE
There is a label on the front of the control- Service pin The only care needed is to keep the
ler with both the numbers and the names To simplify network commissioning, there controller dry and to clean it externally
of the terminals (1 C1, 2 C2 and so on). is a service pin on the electronic unit with a dry cloth when needed.
The numbers are also shown in the plas- which, when pressed, identifies the unit
tic of the terminal part. on the network.

Operator panel Terminal connections


The operator panel is easily connected to Term. Term. Description
the network thorough the modular socket no. name
on the front of the controller.
1 G 24 V AC (or DC+)
2 G0 24 V AC common
LED indicator
An indicator on the electronic unit of the
3
4
C1
C2 } LONWORKS TP/FT-10
TAC Xenta 401 indicates when the appli-
cation program is running.

TAC and TAC products are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of TAC AB.
All other trademarks belong to their respective owners. Copyright 2001 TAC AB. All rights reserved.

tac-global.com
0-003-1629-6 (EN) 4 (4)