Functions

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Stop
FPC100 continuously measures the pump motor current and voltage to calculate the power. When the pit is emptied and the pump starts drawing air ('snoring') the power consumption decreases. This is detected by the control unit and the pump is stopped.
 
Start
FPC100 uses an elaborate algorithm to adjust the pause time to the rate of inflow. Immediately after stop, the inflow is calculated from the running and pause time prior to stop. A large proportion of pumping due to a high inflow, results in a short pause time. A low inflow consequently leads to long pause.
By adapting the length of the pause time to the actual inflow, FPC100 aims to start the pump each time at the same level.
 
Monitoring
 
  • Stator winding temperaure with thermal switches or thermistors
 
  • Phase asymmetry
 
  • Phase sequence
 
Display and indication
Each view of the display is called window and there are 27 windows for indication and parameter setting. To change window the 'Next' key is pressed.
Check the 'Installation and user manual for FPC100' for a complete view of the windows (pdf-version of the manual below).
 
Setting
FPC100 can be set into operation with a single press of a button. It will then use a default setting of parameters to run the pump. However FPC100 also offers the possibility for optimisation.
 
Running modes
The controller is made to start and stop the pump without the use of level sensors. However it is still possible to connect a high level switch (i.e. ENM10) as an extra safety measure. Just connect it to the "DIG IN" input and the pump will start after the calculated pause OR in case the high level switch is activated.

If the inflow is extremely low at times or erratic, the control unit can be set to start only when the level switch is activated. Regardless of way to start the pump, normal stop always occurs at snoring.