pCO5 (I/O board)
- Backward Compatibility - pCO5 is Pin to Pin compatible with pCO3. Software is fully binary compatible using pCO3 emulation BIOS.
- Connectivity - pCO5 features two integrated serial interfaces, two optional expansion cards and two USB ports.
- USB - Simple service and monitoring using the standard USB ports. USB Host port available to connect standard USB dongle and USB Device port to connect to a PC without external converters.
- Energy Saving - pCO5 Medium model embeds two EVDEVO Expansion Valve Drivers with optional Uptracap module, for integrated energy saving management.
The new proposal from CAREL in its range of programmable controllers is the result of continual improvements in more than 25 years' experience in the development of controllers for the HVAC/R market. Compared to the current family of pCO controllers (pCO3), the pCO5 has been enhanced with specific new functions to improve the efficiency of HVAC/R systems, such as integration of the electronic expansion valve driver, with ultra cap technology that guarantees the valve is closed in the event of power failures. In addition, the pCO5 offers more demanding designers up to five serial lines, three of which are always available and allow the protocol to be configured, plus two optional lines that can be configured in terms of both the protocol (Modbus®, BACnet™, CAREL, CANbus, Konnex LON) and the physical support (RS485, Ethernet, CAN, Konnex, Echelon®). Versions are available with both "Host" and "Device" USB ports for connecting a standard USB pendrive and connecting directly to a PC without needing serial coverters.
Integration of these functions brings various benefi ts to manufacturers and designers of HVAC/R systems, including:
- less wiring, as the EXV driver modules, battery charger modules and backup battery modules have been replaced in the pCO5 by the built-in EXV driver with ultra cap technology
- guaranteed closing of the valve in the event of power failures, thanks to ultra cap technology. This eliminates the need for the solenoid valve that was previously required to guarantee closing of the circuit if no battery module was available more powerful and distributed control thanks to the fi ve serial lines, allowing management of smart actuators such as drivers for compressors with DC inverter technology, brushless fans (EC Fans), centrifugal compressors, variable flow-rate pumps, serial sensors, wireless probes, heat meters, etc.
- lower overall cost than the pCO3 thanks to integration of the functions described here
Naturally, the pCO5 guarantees perfect compatibility with the entire range of pCO3 controllers, in both HW and SW terms, so as to protect and guarantee the investments of CAREL customers
- Technical Leaflets
Code Description Language Date Release Code +0500040RU Description pCO5: электронный контроллер/ electronic controller Language RUS Date 07/06/2011 Release 1.2 Code +0500040ML Description pCO5: controllo elettronico/ electronic controller/ Elektronische Steuerung Language ENG GER ITA Date 07/06/2011 Release 1.2 Code +0500041IE Description PCOS00UC20: ULTRACAPacitor MODULE per pCO SISTEMA con driver valvola EVDEVO EMBEDDED / ULTRACAPacitor MODULE for pCO sistema with valve driver EMBEDDED EVDEVO Language ENG ITA Date 15/12/2010 Release 1.0
Code Description Language Date Release Code +0300009EN Description pCO5: programmable controller Language ENG Date 24/04/2014 Release 1.2 Code +0300009IT Description pCO5: controllo programmabile Language ITA Date 24/04/2014 Release 1.2 Code +030221945 Description Protocollo Modbus® sui controlli pCO/ Modbus® protocol for pCO controllers Language ENG ITA Date 18/07/2012 Release 1.1
- Success Story
Code Description Language Date Release Code +4000017IT Description La tecnologia della piattaforma servizi tERA e la professionalità ed esperienza del service Blue Box al servizio del cliente. Language ITA Date 20/03/2012 Release 1.0 Code +4000015DE Description Integrieren heißt Energie sparen Language GER Date 03/08/2011 Release 1.0 Code +4000015EN Description Integration means energy saving Language ENG Date 03/08/2011 Release 1.0 Code +4000015ES Description Integración es sinónimo de ahorro energético Language SPA Date 03/08/2011 Release 1.0 Code +4000015FR Description Intégration est synonyme d’économie d’énergie Language FRE Date 03/08/2011 Release 1.0 Code +4000015IT Description Integrazione è sinonimo di risparmio energetico Language ITA Date 03/08/2011 Release 1.0 Code +4000015PT Description Integração é sinônimo de economia energética Language POR Date 03/08/2011 Release 1.0
Code Description Language Date Release Code +3000054EN Description Energy saving solutions for data centers Language ENG Date 11/10/2016 Release 2.0 Code +3000036EN Description Solution for screw chiller and heat pump units Language ENG Date 15/03/2011 Release 1.0 Code +3000036ZH Description 螺杆冷水机组/热泵 集成解决方案 Language CHI Date 15/03/2011 Release 1.0 Code +3000021DE Description PCO SISTEMA+ Language GER Date 01/03/2010 Release 1.0 Code +3000021EN Description PCO SISTEMA+ Language ENG Date 01/03/2010 Release 1.0 Code +3000021IT Description PCO SISTEMA+ Language ITA Date 01/03/2010 Release 1.0 Code +3000021SV Description integrerade lösningar för högpresterande enheter Language SWE Date 01/03/2010 Release 1.0