enAct™ IO Controller
The new series of enLight® enAct™ controllers have been designed to add control to the existing sensor and network capability of the enLight® platform. Each enAct™ device can be connected to a DOLFin® Pro for Enterprise either individually or as a cluster of devices and use the mesh network to communicate with the rest of the system as well as the BMS being used. The enAct™ range is all DIN rail mountable and includes devices for IO control, high power asset monitoring, circuit monitoring, relay switching and appliance monitoring and control.
The enAct™ IO Controller enables multiple types of existing sensors to be integrated into your Smart FM platform. Having 8 input and 8 output channels means that one single device can take input from a range of different contact switches, float switches, reed switches or buttons and trigger actions such as sounders, beacons, solenoids or low power circuits. Existing in-built sensors or actuators that may have been part of a single use capability, such as window sensors as part of a security system, can now be part of a smarter FM platform and that contact sensor can now dynamically control HVAC if a window was to be left open.
All devices in the enAct™ range come in a standard 105mm x 90mm x 60mm DIN rail mountable package for easy mounting in plant rooms or distribution cabinets and they fit most types of enclosure for both indoor and outdoor use. The enAct devices are wired into the enLight® enTalk™ network by connecting to a DOLfin® Pro for Enterprise radio node in a loop-in/loop-out configuration to support additional sensors or actuators in the same location.
The IO Controller features:
- 8 inputs at 10-24V and 8 outputs at up 8 inputs at 10-24V and 8 outputs at up to 12V
- Output power limited to 10A but can be shared across all output channels
- Pluggable terminals for easy wiring
- Internal fuse protection
- Mains filtering and surge protected
- Universal mains power supply at 85-265V AC (47-60Hz) or DC
- Supported Inputs – contact, reed switch, float switch, PIR, break beam, diffused beam, break glass detector, push buttons, pulse output flow meter, microwave presence detector, panic alarm
- Supported Outputs – relay, contractors, sounders, beacons, gates, alarm, small motors, pumps, entry/exit, simple on/off lighting, solenoids
- 5 year guarantee
enAct™ IO Controller Technical Specifications:
- Mountable in standard enclosures
- Mains power supply
85-265V AC or DC (47-60Hz)
- Temperature range
-20° to 50°
- Power filtering and surge protection
- Output Power limit
- UV tolerant housing
- DIN rail mounting
- Wired or Wireless
105W x 90L x 60D mm
Seamless integration with enLight® lighting platform
All enAct™ devices are designed to work seamlessly with the enLight® platform. Most of the devices can be mounted in any DIN rail enclosure using a GST mini connector for mains input. Devices providing high power output use the same GST Mini connector. All devices include two RS485 connectors for connecting to an enLight® DOLFin® Pro, leaving one socket free to connect a single or a daisy chain of other sensors or actuators – subject to total power draw. Away from the vicinity of the mains powered enAct™ device, wireless enLight® enSense™ devices (coming late 2017) can connect to the network via the DOLFin® Pro for their data feed to be sent on to the enLight® enGauge™ API.
Cost effective smart FM deployment
By deploying the enLight® platform to light fittings and extending into plant rooms using powered enAct devices, throughout the building or campus, a whole host of smart applications can be realised by utilising the network created by the lights. Multiple wireless technologies do not need to be funded and the inherent value of the lighting estate increases as it allows resource reduction or increased efficiency projects to be deployed, without the major capital cost of their own networks. The enAct devices and enSense sensors are fully compatible with the enLight® enCore™ Management System or via other BMS platforms through the enGauge™ API.
We would be happy to talk to those interested in taking this technology to scale so please contact us on +44 (0) 1508 521227.