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AMF Controller BE42 REAR VIEW
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The Be42 is 3-phase AMF controller. It features an high-luminosity display. The AMF controller Be42 interfaces with analogue or digital sensors. It measures Vac, Aac, Vdc, Hz, hour count, R.p.m., Oil Pressure, Engine Temperature, Battery Vdc and Fuel Level. Software for remote monitoring is also provided free of charge. The Be42 provides MODBUS via RS485. The AMF controller Be42 complies with NFPA-110 / NFPA-99. By using our TCP-IP server, you can monitor and control the Be142 via INTERNET. Option for remote control by GSM is also provided. We provide support to make your own AMF Control Panels. Be42 features 3-Phase monitoring for MAINS and 2-Phase monitoring for generator. For a full 3-phase monitoring you can use Be142.
 RS485 SERIAL INTERFACE  CONFIGURABLE DIGITAl INPUTS
 CONFIGURABLE ANALOGUE INPUTS
 POWER SUPPLY AND BELT ALTERNATOR CONNECTIONS
 CONFIGURABLE STATIC OUTPUTS  C.T. CONNECTION
 ALTERNATOR CONNECTIONS  MAINS CONNECTIONS
 RESERVED AREA FOR END USER INFORMATION
 BE42 REAR COVER FIXING SCREWS  BE42 CONTROLLER FIXING SCREWS
AMF Controller BE42 FRONT VIEW
 Manual ENGINE START Push Button
 Manual ENGINE STOP Push Button  GENERATOR PARAMETERS status indicator
 Push button to Close the GENERATOR circuit breaker
 Open circuit breaker push button  Push button to close the MAINS circuit breaker
 MAINS status LED indicator  MANUAL MODE of operation; push button + LED indicator
 OFF MODE of operation  AUTO MODE of operation; push button + LED indicator
 TEST MODE of operation; push button + LED indicator  ALARM SILENCE push button
 F9 DISPLAY navigation push button  4-DIGIT display for instruments & menus
 F8 DISPLAY navigation push button  ALARM identifiers panel  GENERATOR control panel
AMF CONTROLLER BE42 FRONT PANEL
BE42 AMF CONTROLLER DISPLAY
 GENERATOR CURRENT INDICATION
 GENERATOR & 3-PHASE MAINS VOLTAGES MENU
 MAINS & GENERATOR FREQUENCY & ROTATIONAL SPEED MENU
 ENGINE INSTRUMENTS & PARAMETERS MENU
 ADJUSTABLE SETTINGS & MISCELLANEOUS MENU
 LEFT ARROW DISPLAY NAVIGATION PUSH BUTTON
 4-DIGIT SOLID STATE LED HIGH LUMINOSITY DISPLAY
 RIGHT ARROW DISPLAY NAVIGATION PUSH BUTTON
AMF CONTROLLER BE42 ALARMS
 OVER SPEED ALARM  BELT BREAK  REMOTE LOCK  ALTERNATOR FAILURE  CURRENT OVERLOAD  GENERATOR UNDER FREQUENCY  ENGINE FAIL TO STOP  EMERGENCY ALARM 1  EMERGENCY ALARM 2
[ALARM ER10] MAINTENANCE REQUEST WARNING You are required to carry out the maintenance of the engine.
[ALARM ER11] FAIL TO START SHUTDOWN The engine failed to start after an automatic start cycle. You are required to check the engine before clearing this alarm.
[ALARM ER12] LOW FUEL ALARM This could be a warning or a shutdown. The display will provide additional information about it.
[ALARM ER13] BATTERY VOLTAGE ALARM. You are required to check the status of the battery before clearing this alarm.
[ALARM ER14] LOW OIL PRESSURE ALARM. This is a critical warning or shut down alarm. Immediate action is required before restarting the engine.
[ALARM ER15] HIGH TEMPERATURE ALARM. This is a critical warning or shut down alarm. Immediate action is required before restarting the engine.
AMF CONTROLLER BE42 BASIC OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
AMF Controller Be42 OFF mode of operation
Push the button [OFF] to enter the OFF mode. The OFF mode is a low power consumption mode. The micro controller is working in a low power mode. Despite the fact that the current is reduced to a few milli amps, we recommend that you disconnect the battery if you will not use the generator for a long period of time. Thus, in case that the panel is not able to provide a charging current for the battery. The OFF mode of operation clears the fault alarms and allows you to read or program parameters. The Display and LEDs are turned off and a dot on the display will blink slowly. Push one of the push buttons on the front panel to turn on the display.
AMF Controller Be42 MANUAL mode of operation
The MANUAL mode allows manual control of the Engine and Contactors. Push the [MAN] button to select the MANUAL mode (if in AUTO mode, push the OFF button first). Push the [START] button until engine starts; the display indicates the message [. . . .] during the starting attempts (and [! ! ! !] during the preheat). When the engine is running, the GREEN ENGINE RUNNING LED INDICATOR turns on. To stop the engine, push the [STOP] button until the [StOP] message appears on the display. If the engine has already stopped, it is possible to reset the STOP sequence by pressing the [STOP] button.
AMF Controller Be42 AUTO mode of operation
Push the [AUTO] button until the AUTO GREEN LED illuminates. The engine starts when the Be42 detects a Mains failure. The Contactor of the MAINS (KM) opens after the BREAKER timing. After the warm-up time, if the Voltage and Frequency are within the settings, the contactor of the Generator (KG) will close. If the Mains restores, the KG will open. The KM will close following a programmed changeover timing. The Engine will stop after a cooling down time. In AUTO mode, the Be42 will periodically test the engine if the scheduler is programmed. During this test, the TEST GREEN LED mode will continue to blink. In AUTO mode, the Be42 can start and stop the engine according to programmed configurable inputs.
AMF Controller Be42 TEST mode of operation
Push the [TEST] button until the green LED illuminates. The Be42 starts the engine and transfers the load to the Generator if [P.17] is [on]. To stop the engine, select the AUTO mode (if Mains is present) or select the OFF mode. If you push the [STOP] button when the Be42 is in AUTO or TEST, the [Er.09] will energize. To clear the alarm, select the OFF mode.
High voltage is present inside this AMF controller Be42. To avoid electric-shock hazard, operating personnel must not remove the protective cover. Do not disconnect the Earth connection. Any interruption of the grounding connection can create an electric shock hazard. Before making external connections, always ground the AMF controller Be42 first by connecting the control panel to ground.
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AMF CONTROLLER BE42 BERNINI DESIGN
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