RCP2-1000-CO Compact Outdoor SSPA Remote Control Panel
The Paradise Datacom Remote Control Panel (RCP2-1000-CO) was designed to provide easy remote monitor and control of Paradise Datacom's Compact Outdoor Solid State Power Amplifier.
Control of the RCP2-1000-CO can be handled through Front Panel operation, or remotely through Parallel or Serial communication to a remote computer.
The RCP2-1000-CO front panel includes ten LEDs that indicate the internal state of the Compact Outdoor SSPA. Five fault condition LEDs on the left side of the front panel indicate any SSPA major faults, in addition to a summary fault state.
A 2 line by 40 character LCD provides an extremely user friendly interface. Virtually all of the controller's setup and adjustments are accessible from the LCD.
Four navigation buttons and a separate Enter key allow the user to navigate the firmware menu on the LCD. Separate buttons have been provided for frequently used functions.
Common feed interfaces are offered as standard and isolation is provided at all RF interfaces.
A range of RF hardware options is offered to meet specific system requirements.
RCP2-1000 Front Panel
Menu Driven LCD for user friendly monitor and control
Front panel or remote operation.
2 line x 40 character LCD
Parallel I/O; Form C Contact Closure Outputs & Opto-Isolated Inputs
RS-232/485 Serial Interface for Remote M&C
1 Rack Unit height to maximize cabinet space
Field programmable firmware
Windows based remote M&C Software
The RCP2-1000-CO includes two serial communications ports (J4 and J5). The Main Serial Port (J4) allows remote communication with a personal computer. The Local Serial Port (J5) allows a serial interface with a remote Compact Outdoor SSPA. Interface parameters are set by internal RCP hardware and cannot be reconfigured by user.
In addition, the RCP2-1000-CO features a 37-pin Parallel I/O port that contains a series of contact closures for monitoring remote SSPA faults as well as opto-isolated inputs for controlling some of the SSPA functions. Inputs react on the closure to ground.
RCP2-1000-CO; Remote Control Panel for Compact Outdoor SSPA
RS-232 / RS-485 2-wire
Form C Relay Contacts (10 sets)
Contact Closure to Ground
AC Input Power
85-265 VAC, 47-63 Hz, 1 A max, >0.93 power factor
1.75 in. H x 19 in. W x 13.3 in. D [1 RU]
45 mm H x 483 mm W x 338 mm D
5 lb. (2.3 kg)
0 - 50o C
Main Serial Port (J4) Pin Outs
RS485 TX+ (HPA Transmit +)
RS485 TX- (HPA Transmit -)/RS232 TX
RS485 RX+ (HPA Receive -)/RS 232 RX
RS485 RX- (HPA Receive +)
Service Request 1 Form C relay NC contact (Closed on HPA Summary Fault)
Service Request Common Form C relay common contact
Service Request 2 Form C relay NO contact (Opened on HPA Summary Fault)
120 Ohm termination (must be connected to pin 4 in order to enable termination)
Local Serial Port (J5) Pin Outs
Ethernet Port (J9) Pin Outs
48V Power Supply Pin Outs
J7, Parallel I/O Connector Pin-out
Closed on Power Supply Fault Form C relay NC
Open on Power Supply Fault Form C relay NO
Power Supply Fault Common
1. Standalone mode. Closed on Auxiliary Fault 2. 1:1 Redundancy Mode. Closed on Automatic switchover mode. Form C relay NC
1. Standalone Mode. Open on Auxiliary Fault 2. 1:1 Redundancy Mode. Closed on Manual switchover mode. Form C relay NO
Auxillary Fault \ Auto-Manual Common
Closed on Mute. Form C Relay NC
Open on Mute. Form C Relay NO
Mute Status Common
Closed on BUC Fault. Form C Relay NC
Open on BUC Fault. Form C Relay NO
BUC Fault Common
Closed on High Temperature Fault. Form C Relay NC
Open on High Temperature Fault. Form C Relay NO
High Temperature Fault Common
1. Standalone mode. Closed on Regulator Low Voltage Fault 2. 1:1 Redundancy Mode. Closed on HPA Standby. Form C relay NC
1. Standalone Mode. Opened on Regulator Low Voltage Fault. 2. 1:1 Redundancy Mode. Closed on HPA Online Mode. Form C relay NO
Regulator Low Voltage Fault\Standby-Online Common
Closed on DC Current Low Fault. Form C Relay NC
Open on DC Current Low Fault. Form C Relay NO
DC Current Low Fault Common
Closed on Low Output RF Fault. Form C Relay NC
Open on Low Output RF Fault Form C Relay NO
Low Output RF Fault Common
Mute/Unmute toggle input. 50mS Closure to ground to activate
SSPA Online/Standby toggle. 50mS Closure to ground to activate
RCP Local/Remote toggle. 50mS Closure to ground to activate