Control Solutions’ Model VP4-2370 ValuPoint® Programmable I/O for BACnet IP is a BACnet Application Specific Controller (B-ASC) with 23 I/O points and programmable control. The ValuPoint® platform features 14 universal context sensitive inputs. When configured as an analog input, the continuously self-calibrating sigma-delta converter produces 15-bit resolution with high noise immunity. When configured as a discrete input, the converter switches to 10-bit resolution at 1,000 samples per second for fast response. ValuPoint VP4-2370 also includes 3 analog outputs, 6 Form A relay outputs, and pulse counting capability on all inputs.

The VP4-2370 is designed to be a building block in a distributed control system where controllers communicate peer to peer via BACnet IP. Each ValuPoint controller can access BACnet objects in other BACnet devices, both ValuPoint controllers and other manufacturer’s devices. Remote objects are mapped to local objects that mirror the value of the remote object.

Feature Highlights
• 14 Analog/Universal Inputs, 16-bit, Configurable as 0-10VDC, Thermistor, Dry • Contact, or Pulse
• 3 Analog Outputs, 8-bit, 0-20mA (or 4-20mA)
• 6 Discrete Outputs, Form A Dry Contact Relay, 2A @ 120VAC
• BACnet IP via 10/100BaseT Ethernet
• Graphical Programming with i.CanDrawIt®

VP4-2370 Programmable I/O for BACnet IP

ValuPoint® VP4-2370 Programmable I/O for BACnet IP

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Control Solutions’ Model VP4-2370 ValuPoint® Programmable I/O for BACnet IP is a BACnet Application Specific Controller (B-ASC) that includes programmable control. The 4th generation ValuPoint® platform is designed to be a building block in a distributed control system where controllers communicate peer to peer via BACnet IP.

The ValuPoint® Model VP4-2370 features 14 universal context sensitive inputs. When configured as an analog input, the continuously self-calibrating sigma-delta converter produces 15-bit resolution with high noise immunity. When configured as a discrete input, the converter switches to 10-bit resolution at 1,000 samples per second for fast response.

Analog Input objects provide data from the analog I/O points. Linearization tables are provided for 10K and 20K type II, III, and IV thermistors. Input type and scaling is configured by writing to object properties. Analog and Binary Output objects provide BACnet access to the outputs.

Pulse input at up to 1kHz is available on 2 channels in all modes. If analog inputs are sampled in fast 10-bit mode, pulse input to 10Hz is available on all channels. Pulse counts are totalizing, and saved to non-volatile memory every 15 minutes.

ValuPoint Model VP4-2370 also includes 3 analog 4-20mA outputs, and 6 Form A relay outputs. All I/O points are accessed as BACnet objects.

The user has the ability to assign object allocation as part of setup of the controller. Resources are allocated from a common pool, and the user has the ability to decrease the number of one type of object in order to increase the number of another type. Total object count will range from approximately 100 commandable objects (with full priority array) to 200 read/write objects. Object types include analog, binary, and multi-state variations of input, commandable output, and writeable value.

ValuPoint® support software, available for download at no cost, includes the VP4-2370 configuration tool, i.CanDrawIt graphical programming tool, and the pliWrite line programming tool. Both programming tools support both simulated execution and live debug. The tools connect to BACnet IP directly via your Ethernet network.

Screen shot of configuration tool for VP4-2370 Programmable I/O for BACnet IP

The ValuPoint VP4-2370 Configuration Tool is a user friendly configuration tool that provides simple templates for assigning the BACnet object properties that configure the device.

Screen shot of i.CanDrawIt graphical programming tool used to create control programs for the VP4-2370 Programmable I/O for BACnet IP.

i.CanDrawIt® is included at no additional cost with every ValuPoint® controller from Control Solutions. i.CanDrawIt® works just like an electrical schematic CAD program, except you draw control programs that look like circuits. The resulting software will function like the circuit you draw. i.CanDrawIt® includes visual program simulation as well as visual live debugging where supported by the target device. Set breakpoints or step through the program one visual function block at a time. Update variables and I/O objects in simulation or live.

 

VP4-2370 Hardware Features

• 14 Analog/universal inputs
    • 0-10VDC, thermistor, discrete, dry contact, pulse
    • 0.1% reference, up to 16-bit resolution
    • Software selectable input types
    • Continuously self-calibrating sigma-delta A/D
    • Non-volatile totalizing count inputs
    • Fast scan mode with 10-bit resolution
• 3 Analog outputs
    • 4-20mA (0-20mA), 8-bit resolution,
    • 500 ohm load max.
• 6 Discrete outputs
    • Form A relay, 2A @ 120VAC, 2A @ 30VDC
• Battery backed real time clock/calendar
• BACnet IP via 10/100BaseT Ethernet
• 128KB non-volatile EEPROM configuration file capacity
• 64K Flash for user program
• ARM 32-bit processor, 512K Flash, 56K RAM
• Powered by 18-30VDC or 24VAC 50/60 Hz
    • 0.3A @ 24VDC max.
• DIN rail mounting, 100mm H x 105mm W x 60mm D
• LED indicators for power, IP request & replyr
• Pluggable screw terminal blocks
• -40C to +70C, 5%-95% RH non-condensing
• Certifications: FCC, CE, UL 916

VP4-2370 Software Features

• Implements B-ASC BACnet Standard Profile
• Freely programmable BACnet controller
• i.CanDrawIt® graphical programming
• COV Subscription support
• BACnet client for interface to other slave devices
• I/O points and undedicated BACnet objects
    • Input objects: AI, BI, MSI
    • Commandable output objects: AO, BO, MSO
    • Writeable value objects: AV, BV, MSV
• Configurable object allocation, up to 200 objects

 

VP4-23xx Video Library

Watch these videos for an introduction to configuring the ValuPoint. It's easier than reading!

NOTE: These videos were recorded using a VP3-2330, the MS/TP version of the same controller. All aspects of configuration are the same, except that MS/TP baud rate will be replaced by IP address setting.

Introduction to VP4-23xx Configuration Tool

Device Configuration and Object Allocation

Assigning Physical I/O Points

Mapping Objects - Local and BACnet Client

Viewing Data and Reading/Writing Objects

Programming Tools

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