- Backward Compatibility - pCO5+ is Pin to Pin compatible with pCO5 and pCO3 controllers. Software is fully binary compatible using pCO3/pCO5 emulation BIOS.
- Connectivity - pCO5+ features two integrated serial interfaces, two optional expansion cards and two USB ports. A great choice of communication protocols is possible (Modbus, Carel, BACNet, LON, Konnex, HTTP, SNMP, SMTP and many others).
- Energy Savings - pCO5+ Medium model embeds two EVDEVO Expansion Valve Drivers with optional Uptracap module, for integrated energy saving management.
- Flexibility - pCO5+ features up to 10 Universal I/O pins for maximum I/O flexibility. Thanks to a proprietary ASIC these Universal pins can be independently configured as Analogue Input, Digital Input or Analogue Output.
The pCO5+ controller offers specific new functions for improving efficiency in HVAC/R systems:
- all analogue input channels can be configured as:
- digital input (voltage-free);
- analogue output (PWM or 0 to 10 V);
- wide selection of probes for different applications (NTC, PTC, PT100, PT500, PT1000, 0 to 1 V, 0 to 5 V, 0 to 10 V, 0 to 20 mA, 4 to 20 mA);
- integration of EVDEVO driver for control of electronic expansion valves with ultracap technology, guaranteeing stepper electronic expansion valves close in the event of power failures;
- connectivity, providing more demanding designers with up to 5 serial lines, 3 of which always available and configurable in terms of protocol (CAREL or Modbus®) and type (FieldBus or BMS), and 2 optional, again configurable in terms of protocol (Modbus®, BACnet™, CAREL, CANbus, Konnex, LonWorks) and physical support (RS485, Ethernet, Can, Konnex, FTT-10).
Versions are available with USB "Host" and "Device" ports for programming the pCO5+ using a standard USB pendrive, or direct connection to a PC without requiring serial converters.
The new pCO5+ also guarantees perfect compatibility with the entire range of pCO3 and pCO5 controllers, both in terms of hardware (pin to pin compatible) and software, so as to protect and guarantee CAREL customers' investments.