Advanced Setup Part 1


Welcome. This video series will provide an overview of advanced settings on your FUSION and Compact FUSION controller. We will start with the System tab and cover the Zone tabs in a second video.

Before we begin, you will need to install the Control Panel software, which is provided free with your controller. Then connect to your powered controller with a USB cable.

Open the Control Panel and click the Connect button. Now we'll go over the different advanced options under the System tab.

The run logic option controls polarity of pin 7 and 9. By default, the logic is set to closed for run. Toggling this option is the equivalent of opening and closing the run/reset.

This next option is specifically for 3-phase controllers with 4-wire wye or inside delta loads. Otherwise it will not appear on your Control Panel. This option is specified at order time as it requires a specific internal wire harness. Contact Control Concepts if you would like this option.

When Hero Mode is enabled, the controller will continue running in the event of an over-temp condition. By default, this feature is disabled, but you may enable it with SP-84 or with this field on the control panel. You will receive a warning that doing so will void controller warranty. Click OK if you wish to continue.

Now, from the Zone tabs, you can set different relay alarms. We'll go over this in detail in our next video. With regards to Hero Mode, just know that if a relay mask has "Heatsink Over Temp" selected, the relay will energize. Inhibit alarms will still indicate the over-temp condition. But your controller will stay in a run state, and the display and the indicator LEDs will register a warning alarm instead of an inhibit alarm.

Hero Mode is not available on all firmware versions. Contact Control Concepts with questions about this feature and new firmware releases.

If you are using Sync Guard, you may enable the sync guard resistor to do load balancing across multiple zero-cross controllers. Typically, customers with networks of controllers have this setting enabled on the master and disabled on the others.

We've covered analog setpoints in an earlier video. Let's move on to these relay alarms. These are processor or system level alarms, and you can map to either relay one or relay two.

For example, if we mark the checkbox for "PLL Lock Loss," an alarm is output to relay 1 if the controller is unable to synchronize with the mains line frequency.

"In Run State" indicates the controller is in a true run state as opposed to a Stop or Fault state. And "Run Enable" is a pass through for pin 9 - it mirrors its input. So if pin 9 is open, the relay is open, and vice versa.

Here in the corner, you'll find our contact information and a link to the Control Concepts website. And this icon opens WebEx, which is the tool we use for troubleshooting a controller online with a laptop connected to a controller in the field.

For more information, check out our other video tutorials, download the Control Panel manual from our website at, or contact the experts directly at Control Concepts Inc.