Control Panel Quick Setup
Tutorial of the Quick Setup for a microFUSION SCR power controller using the Control Concepts Control Panel Software.
To get started, we need to first wire our controller according to the wiring diagram found in the quick setup guide that came with your controller.
Next, we need to download the control panel software found at ccipower.com. Click Support. Then click software. Then click the red download link. When your download is finished, go ahead and install that software.
Next, connect your MicroFusion to the computer using a micro USB cable. For our demo today, we have a 32 amp MicroFusion with a 120 volt light bulb.
Next, launch the control panel software. When it starts, you should see the MicroFusion in the upper left hand corner. It should automatically connect, but if it doesn’t, go ahead and click connect.
Now that we’re connected, we can use the quick setup guide to quickly configure your MicroFusion Controller. Click Action, then Quick Setup. The first menu allows you to set the feedback type for the controller. It can be RMS or average, and it can be voltage, current or power. For today, we’ll just pick RMS Voltage.
Next, we’re going to set our full scale settings for the controller. For voltage, we want the nominal line voltage, which, in this case, is 120 volts. For current, we want the full load current when nominal line voltage is applied. In this case, we’ll use 32 amps. And for power, we want the nominal voltage times the current. In this case, that’s 3.8 kW.
Next, we’ll set the voltage and current limits. For the voltage limit, we’ll leave it at 630 volts. For the current limit, we’ll set it to 105% of the frame rating. This can also be adjusted lower, to be 105% of your load, but no more than 105% of the frame.
This screen allows us to choose the firing mode of the power controller. For precision loads or for transformer-coupled loads, we recommend phase angle. For straight, resistive loads, we recommend zero cross. Additional firing modes can be found in the manual.
Next, we’ll set the control setpoint for the controller. This can be either an analog input, such as 0-5 volts or 4-20 milliamps, or it can be a fieldbus setpoint, such as ethernet ip, or profinet. You can also set a keypad setpoint that is either volatile or nonvolatile. For our demo today, we’re going to select Analog Input 1 and we’re going to select 0-5 volts D.C.
The summary page allows us to review all of our settings. Here we can click finish and we are ready to test our controller.
In order to operate the controller, we need to put it in a Run state. To put the controller in a Run state, we need to jumper pins 8 and 9 on the P1 connector. Next, apply 24 volts and your line voltage. Finally, select the Run/Stop slider and your power controller should now be operational.
Congratulations, you’ve set up your first power controller.
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