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Products: RP-C
Functionalities: Hardware
Product version: 2023, 2024
2/12/2024

Powering Up an RP-C 24 V Controller Model

You perform the following steps to power up an RP-C 24 V controller model.

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The RP-C can be installed on a DIN rail or other flat surface inside a cabinet. In general, the device is recommended to be installed in a cabinet, unless local regulations allow an exception.

Rules and regulations

RP-C models with built-in wireless chip must be professionally installed to comply with the following rules and regulations:

  • Part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules

  • Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) licence-exempt Radio Standards Specifications (RSSs)

  • 2014/53/EU Radio Equipment Directive (RED) of the European Union (EU)

  • S.I. 2017/1206 - Radio Equipment Regulations 2017 of the United Kingdom (UK)

For more information, see RP-C Regulatory Compliance and Approvals .

The RP-C and its antenna(s) must be installed to provide a separation distance of at least 20 cm (8 in.) from all persons and must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. Information on recommended RF exposure limits can be obtained from Health Canada's website, www.canada.ca/en/health-canada .

Installation orientation restrictions

The restrictions on installing the device in various orientations differ between the different RP-C controller models ( For more information, see RP-C Models .). In this regard, the RP-C models can be divided in the following categories:

  • RP-C 24 V models with “-F” in the product name:

    RP-C-12A-F-24V, RP-C-12B-F-24V, RP-C-12C-F-24V, and RP-C-16B-F-24V

  • RP-C 24 V models with “-M” in the product name:

    RP-C-12A-M-24V, RP-C-12B-M-24V, and RP-C-16A-M-24V

  • RP-C 230 V models: RP-C-16A-F-230V and RP-C-16B-F-230V

  • RP-C 230 V model: RP-C-16C-F-230V

Notice

CONTROLLER DAMAGE

Follow the installation orientation restrictions that apply to the specific RP-C controller model.

Failure to follow these instructions can result in equipment damage.

RP-C-12A-F-24V, RP-C-12B-F-24V, RP-C-12C-F-24V, and RP-C-16B-F-24V

Under normal operating conditions of 0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °F), the RP-C 24 V controller models RP-C-12A-F-24V, RP-C-12B-F-24V, RP-C-12C-F-24V, and RP-C-16B-F-24V can be installed in the following orientations:

  • Horizontally (on a DIN rail going from left to right), with the device label text in the upright position reading left to right. See “a” in the following figure.

  • Vertically (on a DIN rail going from top to bottom), which means that the device is rotated +90 degrees or -90 degrees from the horizontal position. See “b” and “c” in the following figure.

  • Face down from a ceiling. See “d” in the following figure.

  • Face up on a horizontal surface. See “f” in the following figure.

The only installation orientation that is not supported for the RP-C 24 V controller models is when the device is rotated 180 degrees from the horizontal position, that is, with device label text up and down. See “e” in the following figure. In the up and down position, the controller's thermal specifications may be exceeded, which can damage the controller.

 
action_zoom_plus_stroke Installation orientation restrictions for the RP-C 24 V controller models operated in normal conditions, 0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °F)

Installation orientation restrictions for the RP-C 24 V controller models operated in normal conditions, 0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °F)

When the RP-C 24 V controller models are used for rooftop applications, -40 to +60 °C (-40 to +140 °F), the device should be installed horizontally, with the device label text in the upright position reading left to right. See “a” in the following figure. Any other installation orientation (“b”, “c”, “d”, “e”, and “f” in the figure) may exceed the controller's thermal specifications, which can damage the controller.

 
action_zoom_plus_stroke Installation orientation restrictions for the RP-C 24 V controller models operated at -40 to +60 °C (-40 to +140 °F)

Installation orientation restrictions for the RP-C 24 V controller models operated at -40 to +60 °C (-40 to +140 °F)

RP-C-12A-M-24V, RP-C-12B-M-24V, and RP-C-16A-M-24V

Under normal operating conditions of 0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °F), the RP-C 24 V controller models RP-C-12A-M-24V, RP-C-12B-M-24V, and RP-C-16A-M-24V can be installed in the following orientations:

  • Horizontally (on a DIN rail going from left to right), with the device label text in the upright position reading left to right. See “a” in the following figure.

  • Vertically (on a DIN rail going from top to bottom), which means that the device is rotated +90 degrees or -90 degrees from the horizontal position. See “b” and “c” in the following figure.

  • Face down from a ceiling. See “d” in the following figure.

  • Up and down, which means that the device is rotated 180 degrees from the horizontal position and with the device label text up and down. See “e” in the following figure.

  • Face up on a horizontal surface. See “f” in the following figure.

 
action_zoom_plus_stroke Installation orientations for the RP-C 24 V controller models operated in normal conditions, 0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °F)

Installation orientations for the RP-C 24 V controller models operated in normal conditions, 0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °F)

RP-C-16A-F-230V and RP-C-16B-F-230V

Under normal operating conditions of 0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °F), the RP-C 230 V controller models RP-C-16A-F-230V and RP-C-16B-F-230V can be installed in the following orientations:

  • Horizontally (on a DIN rail going from left to right), with the device label text in the upright position reading left to right. See “a” in the following figure.

  • Vertically (on a DIN rail going from top to bottom), which means that the device is rotated +90 degrees or -90 degrees from the horizontal position. See “b” and “c” in the following figure.

Installing the RP-C 230 V controller models rotated 180 degrees from the horizontal position is not supported. See “e” in the following figure. Installing the RP-C 230 V controller models face down from a ceiling (“d” in the figure) or face up on a horizontal surface (“f” in the figure) is only supported in the operating temperature range 0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F), but not in the temperature range 0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °F). Installing the controller in an orientation that is not supported may cause the controller's thermal specifications to be exceeded, which can damage the controller.

 
action_zoom_plus_stroke Installation orientation restrictions for the RP-C 230 V controller models operated in normal conditions, 0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °F)

Installation orientation restrictions for the RP-C 230 V controller models operated in normal conditions, 0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °F)

RP-C-16C-F-230V

Under normal operating conditions of 0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °F), the RP-C 230 V controller model RP-C-16C-F-230V can be installed in the following orientations:

  • Horizontally (on a DIN rail going from left to right), with the device label text in the upright position reading left to right. See “a” in the following figure.

  • Vertically (on a DIN rail going from top to bottom), which means that the device is rotated +90 degrees or -90 degrees from the horizontal position. See “b” and “c” in the following figure.

  • Face down from a ceiling. See “d” in the following figure.

  • Up and down, which means that the device is rotated 180 degrees from the horizontal position and with the device label text up and down. See “e” in the following figure.

  • Face up on a horizontal surface. See “f” in the following figure.

 
action_zoom_plus_stroke Installation orientations for the RP-C-16C-F-230V controller model operated in normal conditions, 0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °F)

Installation orientations for the RP-C-16C-F-230V controller model operated in normal conditions, 0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °F)

Installation on a DIN rail

A DIN rail is a common and convenient technique for installing the RP-C controller along with other associated control and monitoring devices. The most efficient ventilation is achieved with the wall-mounted DIN rail oriented horizontally and with adequate space provided between the RP-C rail and adjacent rails or other devices.

The RP-C controller is typically installed horizontally (on a DIN rail going from left to right), with the device label text in the upright position reading left to right.

 
action_zoom_plus_stroke Example of an RP-C controller installed on a horizontal DIN rail

Example of an RP-C controller installed on a horizontal DIN rail

DIN rail end clip

To help prevent the device from sliding down or sideways on the DIN rail, install an end clip for DIN 35 (part number SXWDINEND10001) tightly against the bottom or rightmost device on the rail. The end clip is easily removed if you bend the snap lock open with a screwdriver.

Notice

EQUIPMENT DAMAGE

Use an end clip (part number SXWDINEND10001) when you install the device on a vertical DIN rail.

Failure to follow these instructions can result in equipment damage.

 
action_zoom_plus_stroke End clip for DIN 35 fixed across the DIN rail

End clip for DIN 35 fixed across the DIN rail

Installation in a cabinet

All RP-C controller models, except RP-C-16C-F-230V, are recommended to be installed in a cabinet, unless local regulations allow an exception.

Important:

The device should be installed within an enclosure such as a control cabinet for isolation to exposed live parts.

 
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RP-C controllers installed on horizontal DIN rails in a cabinet

When installing RP-C controllers in a cabinet, it is recommended to provide ample space between the DIN rails and controllers for sufficient ventilation.

Screw terminals or connectors

All RP-C controller models, except RP-C-16C-F-230V, have fixed screw terminals. For more information, see RP-C Screw Terminals .

The RP-C-16C-F-230V controller model has PCB mounted connectors. For more information, see RP-C-16C-F-230V Pluggable Connectors .

Anchor points for cable ties

All RP-C controller models, except RP-C-16C-F-230V, have four anchor points that can be used to fasten cable ties or other accessories for bundling wires.

 
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Anchor points for cable ties

Optional covers

All RP-C controller models, except RP-C-16C-F-230V, can be equipped with optional covers to reduce access to the screw terminals and wires if desired. Covers are not available for RP-C-16C-F-230V as its design with pluggable connectors instead of screw terminals reduces access to the wiring.

 
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Optional covers

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The RP-C controller is available in seven models that support both BACnet/IP and MS/TP communication. These seven models offer six different combinations (sets) of I/O point types and CPU types. Four of the models support 24 VAC/VDC input power and three of them support 230 VAC. One of the 230 V models has self-locking device connectors instead of screw terminals. The RP-C controller also comes in three models that only support BACnet MS/TP communication. These three models offer three different sets of the number of I/O points and types of I/O points and support 24 VAC/VDC input power.

 
action_zoom_plus_stroke RP-C model number structure

RP-C model number structure

Table: RP-C Models

Range

Model

BACnet

I/O–CPU Set

I/O Points

CPU Type

Input Power

SpaceLogic RP-C Advanced

RP-C-12A-F-24V a

IP or MS/TP b

12A

12

Single-core

24 VAC or 24-30 VDC

SpaceLogic RP-C Advanced

RP-C-12B-F-24V a

IP or MS/TP b

12B

12

Single-core

24 VAC or 24-30 VDC

SpaceLogic RP-C Advanced

RP-C-12C-F-24V a

IP or MS/TP b

12C

12

Single-core

24 VAC or 24-30 VDC

SpaceLogic RP-C Advanced

RP-C-16A-F-230V

IP or MS/TP b

16A

16

Single-core

230 VAC

SpaceLogic RP-C Pro

RP-C-16B-F-24V

IP or MS/TP b

16B

16

Dual-core

24 VAC or 24-30 VDC

SpaceLogic RP-C Pro

RP-C-16B-F-230V

IP or MS/TP b

16B

16

Dual-core

230 VAC

SpaceLogic RP-C Pro Plus

RP-C-16C-F-230V

IP or MS/TP c

16C

16

Dual-core

230 VAC

EasyLogic RP-C

RP-C-12A-M-24V

MS/TP

12A

12

Single-core

24 VAC or 24-30 VDC

EasyLogic RP-C

RP-C-12B-M-24V

MS/TP

12B

12

Single-core

24 VAC or 24-30 VDC

EasyLogic RP-C

RP-C-16A-M-24V

MS/TP

16A

16

Single-core

24 VAC or 24-30 VDC

  1. The RP-C-12A-F-24V (SXWRCF12A10002), RP-C-12B-F-24V (SXWRCF12B10002), and RP-C-12C-F-24V (SXWRCF12C10002) models are available in Trade Agreements Act (TAA) compliant variants, which have a “T” in their part numbers: SXWRCF12A10T02, SXWRCF12B10T02, and SXWRCF12C10T02. For more information, see the SpaceLogic RP-C Advanced Specification Sheet. The TAA compliant variants do not differ in terms of hardware and functionality.
  2. Adapter required: Isolated RS-485 Adapter (SXWISORS48510001), Non-isolated RS-485 Adapter (SXWNISORS48510001), or RS-485 Power Adapter (SXWNISORS485P10001).
  3. Adapter required: Non-isolated RS-485 Adapter (SXWNISORS48510001) or RS-485 Power Adapter (SXWNISORS485P10001). Not supported: Isolated RS-485 Adapter (SXWISORS48510001).

For more information, see RP-C Onboard I/O .

For more information, see RP-C Built-in Power Supply .

All RP-C models have the same small footprint, except for RP-C-16C-F-230V which has the same height and depth as the other models but is significantly wider. RP-C-16C-F-230V differs from the other RP-C models also with regards to connectors, number of communications ports, configurable I/O point types, and other features.

The EasyLogic RP-C models differ significantly from the SpaceLogic RP-C models not only in terms of the supported BACnet communication protocol, but also with regards to the set of communication ports and several other features.

Note:

The EasyLogic models have an “-M” in the product name.

Table: Differences Between SpaceLogic RP-C and EasyLogic RP-C Models

Feature

RP-C-12A-F-24V, RP-C-12B-F-24V, RP-C-12C-F-24V, RP-C-16A-F-230V

RP-C-16B-F-24V, RP-C-16B-F-230V

RP-C-16C-F-230V

RP-C-12A-M-24V, RP-C-12B-M-24V, RP-C-16A-M-24V

Built-in wireless connectivity

yes

yes

yes

no a

Ethernet ports

2

2

2

0

USB ports

2 b

2 b

1 c

0

RS-485 ports with RJ45 interface

2 (Com A, Com B) d

2 (Com A, Com B) d

3 (Com A, Com B, Com C) d

1 (Com A) d

RS-485 ports supporting Isolated RS-485 Adapter e

Com B

Com B

-

-

RS-485 ports supporting Non-isolated RS-485 Adapter or RS-485 Power Adapter f

Com A, Com B

Com A, Com B

Com A, Com B, Com C

Com A

RS-485 port with screw terminals

0

0

0

1 g

I/O and power input terminals/connectors

Fixed screw terminals

Fixed screw terminals

Wieland connectors

Fixed screw terminals

MS/TP address configuration

Software

Software

Software

DIP switch

Room bus support

yes

yes

yes

no

Sensor bus support

yes

yes

yes

yes h

Modbus support

yes i

yes i

yes

yes h

RTD sensor support

yes

yes

yes

no

LED(s)

1 j

1 j

1 j

1 j

Real-time clock

yes

yes

yes

no k

Input power

24 VAC or 24-30 VDC (24 V models)

230 VAC (230 V model)

24 VAC or 24-30 VDC (24 V model)

230 VAC (230 V model)

230 VAC

24 VAC or 24-30 VDC

Power input type

24 V models: Non-isolated

230 V model: Isolated

24 V model: Non-isolated

230 V model: Isolated

Isolated

Isolated

CPU type

Single-core

Dual-core

Dual-core

Single-core

Memory (RAM / NOR flash / FRAM)

6 MB / 48 MB / 128 kB

128 MB / 64 MB / 128 kB

128 MB / 64 MB / 128 kB

6 MB / 32 MB / 128 kB l

  1. The SpaceLogic Bluetooth Adapter (SXWBTAECXX10001) can be used to add wireless connnectivity to the controller. The adapter is connected to a SpaceLogic Sensor on the Sensor Bus.
  2. 1 USB host port and 1 USB device port.
  3. 1 USB host port.
  4. Load: max. 3 W per port.
  5. Isolated RS-485 Adapter (SXWISORS48510001) can be used for converting the RS-485 port with RJ45 interface to screw terminals. The adapter is not recommended for use in a TAA required system.
  6. Non-isolated RS-485 Adapter (SXWNISORS48510001) and RS-485 Power Adapter (SXWNISORS485P10001) can be used for converting the RS-485 port with RJ45 interface to screw terminals. RS-485 Power Adapter (SXWNISORS485P10001) can also be used for power injecton on Room Bus or Sensor Bus. The adapters are not recommended for use in a TAA required system.
  7. Dedicated for BACnet MS/TP bus. Removable 3-pole screw terminal block.
  8. The RS-485 Com A port can be configured for either Sensor Bus or Modbus.
  9. Either the RS-485 Com A port (Sensor Bus) or RS-485 Com B port (Room Bus) can be reconfigured for Modbus.
  10. Status LED.
  11. Only RP-C-16A-M-24V has a real-time clock.
  12. RP-C-12A-M-24V and RP-C-12B-M-24V with hardware version earlier than 01 and RP-C-16A-M-24V with hardware version earlier than 03 have a FRAM memory with a size of 8 kB. For these hardware versions, the use of Script programs is recommended to save FRAM memory space.

Differences Between RP-C Hardware Versions

There are a number of differences in hardware between different hardware versions of the RP-C-12A-F-24V, RP-C-12B-F-24V, RP-C-12C-F-24V, and RP-C-16A-F-230V controller models.

For more information, see Differences Between RP-C Hardware Versions .

Notice

CONTROLLER DAMAGE

Before powering up RP-C, ensure that the input power polarity is correct and that the voltage level meets the specifications of the controller.

Failure to follow these instructions can result in equipment damage.

To power up an RP-C 24 V controller model
  1. Check that all wiring is correct.

  2. Ensure that appropriate cable strain relief is provided, especially for wires that carry 30 VAC or 42.4 VDC or above.

    You can use the anchor points on the controller enclosure and cable ties to fasten and fix the cables.

  3. Ensure that the 24 VAC at 50/60 Hz or 24-30 VDC power is supplied to terminals 1 and 2.

     
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  4. Ensure that the ground cable is connected to terminal number 3.

  5. After powering up, check that the Status LED changes as follows:

    • Bluetooth interface enabled (default): Flashing blue/green light (Normal operation, Bluetooth advertising)

    • Bluetooth interface disabled (by user or initial hosting): Constant green light, after about a minute (Normal operation, No Bluetooth activity)

    For more information, see RP-C LED .

    Note:

    RP controller models with “-M” in the product name do not have Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) capability. Therefore, the description of LED patterns indicating Bluetooth-related conditions does not apply to these models.

  • RP-C Device Installation
  • RP-C Models
  • RP-C Screw Terminals
  • RP-C-12A-F-24V Screw Terminals
  • RP-C-12B-F-24V Screw Terminals
  • RP-C-12C-F-24V Screw Terminals
  • RP-C-16B-F-24V Screw Terminals
  • RP-C-12A-M-24V Screw Terminals
  • RP-C-12B-M-24V Screw Terminals
  • RP-C-16A-M-24V Screw Terminals
  • RP-C LED
  • Status LEDs