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How to

How to


Products: RP-C
Functionalities: Hardware
Product version: 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 2022
7/22/2021

Installing RP-C on a Flat Surface

You install RP-C on a flat surface to properly fasten the device and to allow for sufficient ventilation.

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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

The RP-C 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 .

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.

Installation orientation restrictions for RP-C 24 V controller models

Under normal operating conditions of 0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °F), the RP-C 24 V controller models 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 RP-C 24 V controller models operated in normal conditions, 0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °F)

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

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

Installation orientation restrictions for RP-C 230 V controller models

Under normal operating conditions of 0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °F), the RP-C 230 V controller models 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 RP-C 230 V controller models operated in normal conditions, 0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °F)

Installation orientation restrictions for RP-C 230 V controller models 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

Installation in a cabinet

All RP-C controller models 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.

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

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.

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

CONTROLLER DEVICE DAMAGE

Use an end clip (part number SXWDINEND10001) when you install the BACnet/IP Controller 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

Screw terminals

All RP-C controller models have fixed screw terminals.

Anchor points for cable ties

The RP-C controller has 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 can be equipped with optional covers to reduce access to the screw terminals and wires if desired.

 
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Optional covers

Caution Caution

RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) EXPOSURE

  • Install the controller and its antenna at least 20 cm (8 in.) from all persons.

  • Do not install the controller and its antenna near any other antenna or radio transmitter.

Failure to follow these instructions can result in minor or moderate injury.

To install RP-C on a flat surface
  1. Refer to the dimensional drawing before installing the RP-C.

     
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  2. Ensure that you have the proper mounting hardware and anchoring system.

  3. Check the weight-bearing load before choosing your mounting hardware.

  4. Find a suitable location and surface on which to mount the RP-C.

  5. Drill three mounting holes that fit number 8 or M4 screws (or anchors):

    • Two holes for the top two screws on which you hang the RP-C

    • One hole for the screw at the bottom that helps prevent the device from being lifted off the top two screws

    Use the following drawing to measure out the location of the three holes for the RP-C.

     
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    You can also use the 1:1 drill template in the installation sheet that comes with each controller.

  6. Install number 8 or M4 (4 mm) pan head self-tapping screws (or anchors) in the two top holes, leaving approximately 5 mm (0.2 inch) space between the head of the screw (or anchor) and the flat surface to accommodate the RP-C material thickness.

     
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  7. Fit the two keyhole slots on the back of the RP-C enclosure to the heads of the mounted screws (or anchors) and then slide the RP-C down in place on the screws (or anchors).

     
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  8. Fit the bottom screw (or anchor) to the hole at the bottom of the RP-C and tighten the screw (or anchor).

     
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  • RP-C Device Installation
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