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Products: RP-C
Functionalities: Hardware
Product version: 2023
9/21/2023

RP-C Controllers

The RP-C controller is a room-purpose, fully programmable, IP based field controller. The RP-C models offer a flexible mix of I/O point types that suit a wide range of HVAC applications. The RP-C can either be used as a standalone BACnet field controller or as part of an EcoStruxure BMS with an automation server or Enterprise Server as the parent server. The BACnet/IP enabled RP-C controller can also be reconfigured through the EcoStruxure Building Operation software to support BACnet MS/TP, instead of BACnet/IP. The RP-C features a wireless chip that allows a mobile device running the Commission mobile application to connect directly to the controller.

The RP-C allows for flexible control solutions due to the Ethernet ports, the interface to SpaceLogic Sensor devices, the interface for support of Connected Room Solution (CRS) devices, and the versatile mix of universal inputs/outputs, solid-state relay (SSR) outputs, relay outputs, and high power relay outputs.

When RP-Cs are part of an EcoStruxure BMS, you can take full advantage of the existing EcoStruxure Building Operation engineering tools.

The RP-C is available in several different models, including a category of models that differ from the other models in that they only support BACnet MS/TP communication, have a reduced set of communication ports, and do not support features such as wireless connectivity.

 
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RP-C

RP-C Models

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.

For more information, see RP-C Models .

RP-C Onboard I/O

The RP-C controller models provide 12 or 16 I/O points, consisting of four different sets of I/O point types. The versatile mix of I/O point types match a wide variety of applications. The universal inputs/outputs are highly flexible and can be configured as either inputs or outputs.

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

RP-C Built-in Power Supply

The RP-C 24 V controller models have a built-in power supply designed to accommodate a nominal operating voltage of 24 VAC at 50/60 Hz or 24 to 30 VDC input power. The RP-C 230 V controller models' power supply is designed for a nominal operating voltage of 230 VAC at 50/60 Hz.

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

Memory in RP and MP Controllers and I/O Modules

RP and MP controllers and I/O modules are devices that have three types of memory:

  • Flash memory: for boot loader, operating system, application software, and configuration storage

  • RAM: for runtime operation

  • FRAM non-volatile memory: for data retention in the case of power outage

For more information, see Memory in RP and MP Controllers and I/O Modules .

RP and MP Controller Supported Building Standards

One of the cornerstones of the EcoStruxure BMS is support for open standards. As a result, the RP and MP controllers comply with the BACnet open standard, one of the most popular standards for buildings.

For more information, see RP and MP Controller Supported Building Standards .

RP-C Wireless Connectivity

RP-C is a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) enabled product. You can use this wireless connectivity option for connecting a smartphone or tablet running the Commission mobile application to the RP-C.

For more information, see RP Controller Wireless Connectivity .

RP-C Communication Ports

The RP controller provides a combination of communication ports, such as:

  • Ethernet port(s)

  • USB port(s)

  • RS-485 port(s)

For more information, see RP-C Communication Ports .

RP-C Sensor Bus

The RP-C sensor bus allows SpaceLogic Sensor devices to be connected to the controller.

For more information, see RP-C Sensor Bus .

RP-C Room Bus

The RP controller room bus allows RP controller expansion modules to be connected to the controller for people counting, motion detection, luminosity and sound pressure level measurements, Bluetooth Low Energy based applications, and control of electric lights and window blinds.

For more information, see RP-C Room Bus .

RP-C Modbus

The RP controller Modbus RTU (RS-485) subnetwork allows standard Modbus devices and the KNX Modbus gateway (RP-C-EXT-KNX) to be connected to the controller. An adapter is required for converting the controller RS-485 Com port with RJ45 interface to screw terminals.

For more information, see RP-C Modbus .

RP-C BACnet MS/TP Support

The RP-C controllers support BACnet MS/TP communication. The BACnet MS/TP configuration differs between the RP-C models. The BACnet/IP enabled RP-C controllers can be reconfigured to communicate with automation servers based on the BACnet MS/TP protocol, instead of the BACnet/IP protocol. An adapter is required for converting the controller RS-485 Com port with RJ45 interface to screw terminals. There are also RP-C models designed for connection to a BACnet MS/TP (RS-485) network and these models can only communicate via MS/TP.

For more information, see RP-C BACnet MS/TP Support .

MS/TP DIP Switches

You must configure the DIP switches as part of the commissioning process for the RP and MP controllers and RP-IO modules that only support MS/TP communications.

For more information, see MS/TP DIP Switches .

RP-C Screw Terminals

The RP-C has fixed screw terminals for the power input, SSR outputs, relay outputs, high power relay outputs, and universal inputs/outputs. RP-C models with “-M” in the product name also have a removable screw terminal block for connection to the BACnet MS/TP (RS-485) network.

For more information, see RP-C Screw Terminals .

RP-C-16C-F-230V Pluggable Connectors

The RP-C-16C-F-230V controller model has PCB mounted connectors for the power input, the input for an external 24 VAC/VDC power supply, the SSR outputs, and the universal inputs/outputs. The PCB mounted connectors mate with pluggable connectors. The PCB mounted connectors are mechanically keyed and color-coded, which allows the matching external connectors to be plugged in on site quickly and easily.

For more information, see RP-C-16C-F-230V Pluggable Connectors .

RP-C LED

There is one LED on the front panel of the RP-C.

For more information, see RP-C LED .

RP Controller Reset Modes

You can reset and restart the RP controllers in different ways depending on how long you press the reset button. The resets and restarts can affect the retention of values after restart based on the retain levels configured for the variables.

For more information, see RP Controller Reset Modes .

RP-C Device Installation

The RP-C can be installed on a DIN rail or flat surface. In general, the RP-C must be installed in a cabinet to meet applicable safety requirements.

For more information, see RP-C Device Installation .

24 VAC Output on RP-C 230 V Controller Models

The RP-C 230 V controller models RP-C-16A-F-230V and RP-C-16B-F-230V have a 24 VAC (19 VA) Class 2 output that can be used to power external loads such as actuators, relays, or indicators. The external loads can be controlled using the controller's solid-state relay (SSR) or relay outputs.

For more information, see 24 VAC Output on RP-C 230 V Controller Models .

Wiring

The wiring recommendations provide guidance regarding wiring of the Central IO modules, automation servers, RP and MP controllers, IP-IO and RP-IO modules, RP controller expansion modules, and Operator Display.

For more information, see Wiring .

Firmware Management of MP and RP Controllers and IP-IO Modules

Using WorkStation, you can update the firmware of multiple BACnet/IP devices and their attached SpaceLogic Sensor devices and RP controller expansion modules at the same time with minimum downtime. In particular, the universal upgrade package simplifies the update process and requires minimal user involvement and coordination.

Tip:

SpaceLogic Sensor devices and RP controller expansion modules are supported by the RP controller.

For more information, see BACnet/IP Device Firmware Management .

RP-C Regulatory Compliance and Approvals

This section provides information on regulatory compliance and approvals for the RP-C controllers.

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

Specifications

AC input
RP-C-12A-F-24V, RP-C-12B-F-24V, and RP-C-12C-F-24V
Nominal voltage
24 VAC
Operating voltage range
+/-15 %
Frequency
50/60 Hz
Maximum power consumption
23 VA
Power input protection
MOV suppression and internal fuse
RP-C-16B-F-24V
Nominal voltage
24 VAC
Operating voltage range
+/-15 %
Frequency
50/60 Hz
Maximum power consumption
30 VA
Power input protection
MOV suppression and internal fuse
RP-C-12A-M-24V, RP-C-12B-M-24V, and RP-C-16A-M-24V
Nominal voltage
24 VAC
Operating voltage range
+/-15 %
Frequency
50/60 Hz
Maximum power consumption
14 VA

Base Load Including All I/O

SpaceLogic Sensors on Sensor Bus

Total

9.4 VA

4.6 VA a

14 VA

Power input protection
MOV suppression and internal fuse
RP-C-16A-F-230V
Nominal voltage
230 VAC
Operating voltage range
+/-10 %
Frequency
50/60 Hz
Maximum power consumption
65 VA
Power consumption without load
5 W
Power input protection
MOV suppression and internal fuse
  
Separate PTC thermistor used as a resettable fuse for 24 VAC Out only
Overvoltage category
III
Pollution degree
2
RP-C-16B-F-230V
Nominal voltage
230 VAC
Operating voltage range
+/-10 %
Frequency
50/60 Hz
Maximum power consumption
65 VA
Power consumption without load
5 W
Power input protection
MOV suppression and internal fuse
  
Separate PTC thermistor used as a resettable fuse for 24 VAC Out only
Overvoltage category
III
Pollution degree
2
RP-C-16C-F-230V
Nominal voltage
230 VAC
Operating voltage range
+/-10 %
Frequency
50/60 Hz
Maximum power consumption
65 VA
Power consumption without load
5 W
Power input protection
MOV suppression and internal fuse
  
Separate PTC thermistor used as a resettable fuse for the SSR outputs (DO1 to DO12) only
Overvoltage category
III
Pollution degree
2
DC input
RP-C-12A-F-24V, RP-C-12B-F-24V, and RP-C-12C-F-24V
Nominal voltage
24 to 30 VDC
Operating voltage range
23.5 to 33 VDC
Maximum power consumption
14 W
Power input protection
MOV suppression and internal fuse
RP-C-16B-F-24V
Nominal voltage
24 to 30 VDC
Operating voltage range
23.5 to 33 VDC
Maximum power consumption
16 W
Power input protection
MOV suppression and internal fuse
RP-C-12A-M-24V, RP-C-12B-M-24V, and RP-C-16A-M-24V
Nominal voltage
24 to 30 VDC
Operating voltage range
21 to 33 VDC
Maximum power consumption
8 W
Power input protection
MOV suppression and internal fuse
AC output
RP-C-16A-F-230V and RP-C-16B-F-230V
Type
Isolated Class 2 output
Nominal voltage
24 VAC
Frequency
Same frequency as the power supply (50/60 Hz)
Output power rating
19 VA
24 VAC/VDC input (EXT Input) for external power supply to SSR outputs
RP-C-16C-F-230V
AC voltage range
Maximum 30 VAC
DC voltage range
Maximum 30 VDC
EXT Input negative terminal (–), AC voltage range
0 to 30 VAC
EXT Input negative terminal (–), DC voltage range
-30 to +30 VDC
Maximum current consumption
8 A
Environment
RP-C-12A-F-24V, RP-C-12B-F-24V, and RP-C-12C-F-24V
Ambient temperature, operating
0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °F) at normal operation
  
-40 to +60 °C (-40 to +140 °F) for rooftop applications, horizontal installation only
Ambient temperature, storage
-20 to +70 °C (-4 to +158 °F)
Maximum humidity
95 % RH non-condensing
RP-C-16A-F-230V
Ambient temperature, operating
0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °F)
Ambient temperature, storage
-20 to +70 °C (-4 to +158 °F)
Maximum humidity
95 % RH non-condensing
RP-C-16B-F-24V
Ambient temperature, operating
0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °F) at normal operation
  
-40 to +60 °C (-40 to +140 °F) for rooftop applications, horizontal installation only
Ambient temperature, storage
-20 to +70 °C (-4 to +158 °F)
Maximum humidity
95 % RH non-condensing
RP-C-16B-F-230V
Ambient temperature, operating
0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °F)
Ambient temperature, storage
-20 to +70 °C (-4 to +158 °F)
Maximum humidity
95 % RH non-condensing
RP-C-16C-F-230V
Ambient temperature, operating
0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °F) at normal operation
Ambient temperature, storage
-20 to +70 °C (-4 to +158 °F)
Maximum humidity
95 % RH non-condensing
RP-C-12A-M-24V, RP-C-12B-M-24V, and RP-C-16A-M-24V
Ambient temperature, operating
0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °F)
Ambient temperature, storage
-40 to +70 °C (-40 to +158 °F)
Maximum humidity
95 % RH non-condensing
Material
Plastic flame rating
UL94-5VB
Ingress protection rating
IP 20
Mechanical
All RP-C models except RP-C-16C-F-230V
Dimensions
180 W x 110 H x 64 D mm (7.1 W x 4.3 H x 2.5 D in.)
 
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Weight, RP-C-12A-F-24V
0.370 kg (0.816 lb)
Weight, RP-C-12B-F-24V and RP-C-12C-F-24V
0.390 kg (0.860 lb)
Weight, RP-C-16B-F-24V
0.390 kg (0.860 lb)
Weight, RP-C-16A-F-230V
0.720 kg (1.587 lb)
Weight, RP-C-16B-F-230V
0.720 kg (1.587 lb)
Weight, RP-C-12A-M-24V
0.336 kg (0.741 lb)
Weight, RP-C-12B-M-24V
0.358 kg (0.789 lb)
Weight, RP-C-16A-M-24V
0.360 kg (0.794 lb)
Installation
DIN rail or flat surface in a cabinet a
Terminal blocks
Power and I/O: Fixed
  
BACnet MS/TP communications: Removable
RP-C-16C-F-230V
Dimensions
306 W x 110 H x 64 D mm (12.0 W x 4.3 H x 2.5 D in.)
 
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Weight
0.968 kg (2.134 lb)
Installation
DIN rail or flat surface
Connectors
Power input: 1 x 3-pin Wieland GST15i3 connector
  
External input, 24 VAC/VDC: 1 x 2-pin Wieland GST15i2 connector
  
SSR outputs: 4 x 2-pin Wieland GST15i2 connector
  
Universal I/Os: 4 x 2-pin Wieland GST15i2 connector
  
SSR outputs or Universal IOs: 8 x 4-pin Wieland GST15i4 connector
Optional covers
All RP-C models except RP-C-16C-F-230V
Dimensions
181 W x 164 H x 64 D mm (7.1 W x 6.5 H x 2.5 D in.)
 
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Weight, optional covers
0.070 kg (0.154 lb)
Real-time clock
All RP-C models except RP-C-12A-M-24V and RP-C-12B-M-24V
Accuracy, at 25 °C (77 °F)
+/-1 minute per month
Backup time, at 25 °C (77 °F)
7 days minimum
Communication ports
RP-C-12A-F-24V, RP-C-12B-F-24V, RP-C-12C-F-24V, and RP-C-16A-F-230V
Ethernet
Dual 10/100BASE-TX (RJ45)
USB
1 USB 2.0 device port (mini-B)
  
1 USB 2.0 host port (type-A), 5 VDC, 2.5 W
RS-485 port Com A
24 VDC, 3 W, RS-485 (RJ45)
  
Transient voltage suppressors on communication and power signals
RS-485 port Com B
24 VDC, 3 W, RS-485 (RJ45)
  
Transient voltage suppressors on communication and power signals
RP-C-16B-F-24V and RP-C-16B-F-230V
Ethernet
Dual 10/100BASE-TX (RJ45)
USB
1 USB 2.0 device port (mini-B)
  
1 USB 2.0 host port (type-A), 5 VDC, 2.5 W
RS-485 port Com A
24 VDC, 3 W, RS-485 (RJ45)
  
Transient voltage suppressors on communication and power signals
RS-485 port Com B
24 VDC, 3 W, RS-485 (RJ45)
  
Transient voltage suppressors on communication and power signals
RP-C-16C-F-230V
Ethernet
Dual 10/100BASE-TX (RJ45)
USB
1 USB 2.0 host port (type-A), 5 VDC, 2.5 W
RS-485 port Com A
24 VDC, 3 W, RS-485 (RJ45)
  
Transient voltage suppressors on communication and power signals
RS-485 port Com B
24 VDC, 3 W, RS-485 (RJ45)
  
Transient voltage suppressors on communication and power signals
RS-485 port Com C
24 VDC, 3 W, RS-485 (RJ45)
  
Transient voltage suppressors on communication and power signals
RP-C-12A-M-24V, RP-C-12B-M-24V, and RP-C-16A-M-24V
RS-485 port Com A
24 VDC, 3 W, RS-485 (RJ45)
  
Transient voltage suppressors on communication and power signals
RS-485 port
RS-485 (3-pole screw terminal block)
  
Transient voltage suppressors on communication signals
RS-485 transceiver characteristics
All device models
Transceiver type
Failsafe
  
Non-isolated
External biasing
None required
Total Unit Load (UL) per device
Maximum 0.5 UL
Communications
All RP-C models except RP-C-12A-M-24V, RP-C-12B-M-24V, and RP-C-16A-M-24V
BACnet
BACnet/IP, port configurable, default 47808
  
BACnet MS/TP, maximum bus length: 1200 m (4000 ft), maximum baud rate: 76800
  
BTL B-AAC (BACnet Advanced Application Controller) a
RP-C-12A-M-24V, RP-C-12B-M-24V, and RP-C-16A-M-24V
BACnet
BACnet MS/TP, maximum bus length: 1200 m (4000 ft), maximum baud rate: 76800
  
BTL B-AAC (BACnet Advanced Application Controller) a
Wireless connectivity
All RP-C models except RP-C-12A-M-24V, RP-C-12B-M-24V, and RP-C-16A-M-24V
Bluetooth Low Energy
Communication protocol
Bluetooth ® 5.1 Low Energy compliant
Frequency
2.402 to 2.480 GHz
Maximum output power
10 dBm
Maximum communication distance
Line-of-sight: 100 m (328 ft)
Antenna
Integrated antenna
RF connector for optional external antenna
SMA connector
External antenna (optional)
Restricted to the approved antenna type listed below (used in certification)

Manufacturer

Model (Part number)

Gain

Type

Impedance

Linx Technologies

ANT-2.4-WRT-MON-SMA

0.8 dBi

Monopole

50 ohm

CPU
RP-C-12A-F-24V, RP-C-12B-F-24V, RP-C-12C-F-24V, and RP-C-16A-F-230V
Frequency
500 MHz
Type
ARM Cortex-A7 single-core
Internal SRAM
6 MB
NOR flash memory
48 MB
Memory backup
128 kB, FRAM, non-volatile
RP-C-16B-F-24V and RP-C-16B-F-230V
Frequency
500 MHz
Type
ARM Cortex-A7 dual-core
DDR3 SDRAM
128 MB
NOR flash memory
64 MB
Memory backup
128 kB, FRAM, non-volatile
RP-C-16C-F-230V
Frequency
500 MHz
Type
ARM Cortex-A7 dual-core
DDR3 SDRAM
128 MB
NOR flash memory
64 MB
Memory backup
128 kB, FRAM, non-volatile
RP-C-12A-M-24V, RP-C-12B-M-24V, and RP-C-16A-M-24V
Frequency
500 MHz
Type
ARM Cortex-A7 single-core
Internal SRAM
6 MB
NOR flash memory
32 MB
Memory backup
128 kB a , FRAM, non-volatile

Internal Configuration

The RP-C internal configuration with regards to the signal ground is shown in the following figures.

RP-C-12A-F-24V, RP-C-12B-F-24V, RP-C-12C-F-24V and RP-C-16B-F-24V
 
action_zoom_plus_stroke RP-C 24 V controller models RP-C-12A-F-24V, -12B-F-24V, -12C-F-24V, and -16B-F-24V, internal configuration

RP-C 24 V controller models RP-C-12A-F-24V, -12B-F-24V, -12C-F-24V, and -16B-F-24V, internal configuration

RP-C-12A-M-24V, RP-C-12B-M-24V, and RP-C-16A-M-24V
 
action_zoom_plus_stroke RP-C 24 V controller models RP-C-12A-M-24V, -12B-M-24V, and -16A-M-24V, internal configuration

RP-C 24 V controller models RP-C-12A-M-24V, -12B-M-24V, and -16A-M-24V, internal configuration

RP-C-16A-F-230V and RP-C-16B-F-230V
 
action_zoom_plus_stroke RP-C 230 V controller models RP-C-16A-F-230V and -16B-F-230V, internal configuration

RP-C 230 V controller models RP-C-16A-F-230V and -16B-F-230V, internal configuration

RP-C-16C-F-230V
 
action_zoom_plus_stroke RP-C 230 V controller model RP-C-16C-F-230V, internal configuration

RP-C 230 V controller model RP-C-16C-F-230V, internal configuration

  • Hardware Overview
  • RP-C Models
  • RP-C Onboard I/O
  • RP-C Built-in Power Supply
  • Memory in RP and MP Controllers and I/O Modules
  • RP and MP Controller Supported Building Standards
  • RP Controller Wireless Connectivity
  • RP-C Communication Ports
  • RP-C Sensor Bus
  • RP-C Room Bus
  • RP-C Modbus
  • RP-C BACnet MS/TP Support
  • MS/TP DIP Switches
  • RP-C Screw Terminals
  • RP-C-16C-F-230V Pluggable Connectors
  • RP-C LED
  • RP Controller Reset Modes
  • RP-C Device Installation
  • 24 VAC Output on RP-C 230 V Controller Models
  • Wiring
  • BACnet/IP Device Firmware Management
  • RP-C Regulatory Compliance and Approvals