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| How it Works

75F VAV profiles operate in accordance with ASHRAE GPC36. To read a full description please read GPC36 in its entirety. Below you will find a highly summarized description of how this VAV application will operate. The description below does not cover all details of GPC36 but is meant to be used as a quick and dirty field level understanding of the VAV box operation. 

Cooling Mode

If the system is supplying cool air and the zone requires cooling, the damper actuator will modulate towards its maximum cooling position until the airflow setpoint is achieved. If the system is supplying cool air but the zone requires heating, the damper will be maintaining its minimum heating airflow setpoint and will stage on the reheat to raise the DAT. As the DAT rises past the DAT setpoint then the damper actuator will begin to modulate open to its max heating airflow setpoint to mix the air back down to its DAT setpoint. 

Heating Mode

If the system is supplying warm air and the zone needs cooling then the damper actuator will modulate down to its minimum heating airflow setpoint. If the system is supplying warm air and the zone needs heating then the damper actuator will modulate open to its maximum damper position. 

Recirculate - If the zone is satisfied the damper actuator will modulate near closed to maintain its minimum airflow setpoint. 

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| Wiring

Electric Reheat

User 18gauge thermostat wire for power and actuator connections.

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I/O
VAV Reheat - No Fan - Staged Electric
Inputs/ Outputs
# DI AI DO AO Point Comments
AI1   X       0-10Vdc
AI2   X       0-10Vdc
TH1   X     Discharge Air Temp 10k Type II or DI
TH2   X     Entering Air Temp 10k Type II or DI
AO1       X Damper Actuator 0-10Vdc
AO2       X   0-10Vdc
R1     X   Reheat Stage 1 Dry contact
R2     X   Reheat Stage 2 Dry contact
Other Ports
Damper 1 8 Pin RJ45   Primary Smart Damper
Damper 2 8 Pin RJ45   Secondary Smart Damper
RTS 3 Pin Molex Sensor Bus Temperature/ Humidity/ Duct Pressure 3 pin cable connector (No local interface option) 
RS485 4 Pin Molex Sensor Bus  Temperature/ Humidity Local control 4 pin cable connector (Local Interface option)

 

Modulating Reheat

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I/O
VAV Reheat - No Fan - Modulating Reheat
Inputs/ Outputs
# DI AI DO AO Point Comments
AI1   X       0-10Vdc
AI2   X       0-10Vdc
TH1   X     Discharge Air Temp 10k Type II or DI
TH2   X     Entering Air Temp 10k Type II or DI
AO1       X Damper Actuator 0-10Vdc
AO2       X Modulating Reheat 0-10Vdc
R1     X     Dry contact
R2     X     Dry contact
Other Ports
Damper 1 8 Pin RJ45   Primary Smart Damper
Damper 2 8 Pin RJ45   Secondary Smart Damper
RTS 3 Pin Molex Sensor Bus Temperature/ Humidity/ Duct Pressure 3 pin cable connector (No local interface option) 
RS485 4 Pin Molex Sensor Bus  Temperature/ Humidity Local control 4 pin cable connector (Local Interface option)

 

| Configuration

Once you've paired the Smart Node as a VAV profile, the sequences for VAV applications in GPC36 will be followed. What you will need to do is select a few specific configuration parameters that define the physical characteristics of your box. 

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Damper Type - Select the type of damper actuator. Most common is a 2-10Vdc actuator but other types exist. For example if you are using Smart Dampers, you will select Smart Damper as the damper type. 

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SizeTells the system the size of the duct. This helps the system accurately calculate the CFM. 

ShapeAlso helps the system calculate the CFM. 

Reheat TypeTells the system which output to use as the reheat. Staged and modulating options both exist. 

Damper Min/ Max PositionsSets the hard limit for damper actuator minimum and maximum positions. 

Enable Occupancy ControlOnly used if occupancy sensor exists and is not a standard option. If you have the option and you enable this feature the occupancy sensor will set the zone to occupied during unoccupied hours if occupancy is detected. 

Enable IAQ ControlOnly used if IAQ sensor exists and is not a standard option. Will enable the trim and respond logic from this controller for IAQ. 

Enable CO2 Control - Only used if CO2 sensor exists and is not a standard option. Will enable the trim and respond logic from this controller for DCV. 

Enable CFM- To enable operation based on the Airflow in cubic feet per minute calculation. For more information refer True CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute)

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