These are basic but important items when it is desired to add automated control to our cooling and venting products. These units turn the fans on and off based on temperature and have fixed set points of 80F/27C, 88F/32C, 100F/38C, or 110F/43C. They are very easy to install as they simply plug inline between the power supply and fan units. Their small size allows them to be placed most anywhere. Please note that all set points are +/- 4 degrees
Use the TC-BSC-80 controller for rooms or closets since the ambient temperature is generally lower than cabinets and enclosures.
Use the TC-BSC-88 controller in cabinets or racks due to the fact that cabinets and enclosures can normally be 80oF / 27oC or more. Using the TC-BSC-80 is not appropriate in a small enclosure since this may cause the fans to never turn off.
Use the TC-BSC-100 & TC-BSC-110 in cabinets, racks, and enclosures for applications with either extreme circumstances where the ambient temperatures can rise quickly to temperatures between 100 and 115 degrees or more, or where placement of the controller is in close proximity to heat generating components with average operating temperatures of 100 to 115 degrees Fahrenheit or more.
Product Usage Tips - While there are specifications that indicate a setpoint and degrees of variance, several factors and challenges exist when measuring ambient air temperature in an uncontrolled environment. Adding cooling and ventilation products add in a degree of control, but unless working with a sealed enclosure, it is still difficult to regulate and control the amount of pathways of airflow. For this reason, the temperature controllers may not seemingly operate in the range specified. If encountering an issue, the best course of action is to simply consider the placement of the controller. Very generally speaking, if the controller activates too early or does not turn off, back it away from components and put in a known airflow pathway. In other words, do not leave it resting on a component. If it is delayed in activating fans, then do the opposite, move it closer to the component and area where heat will accumulate.
Please note: The controller sensors/switches are rated for higher voltage but the controller cables are only rated for up to 60 Volts.
Home Theater Recommended Practice: Equipment cooling and ventilation
Ambient Room Conditions
• Temperature: 20◦ - 23◦C
• Operating Temperature:≤ 29◦C
• Fresh Air Inlet to Rack/Cabinet: 24◦C
Note A; 99.6% of all power (electricity) going into a rack is converted to heat
Note B; for approximately every 5◦C above 29◦C, reliability of equipment drops 50%
Dimensions (Sensor): ~2 (50mm) in Length & (7mm) in Diameter
Temperature Set Point: TC-BSC-80: 80F/27C (+/-4) TC-BSC-88: 88F/32C (+/-4)
TC-BSC-100: 100F/38C (+/-4)
TC-BSC-110: 110F/43C (+/-4)
Compatibility: All CCI Low Voltage Cooling & Venting Products
Connection: 2-Pin FastWire Power System
Voltage 5-12V DC