DIESEL ENGINE PROTECTION MODULE

The BE172 engine protection module includes the basic safeguards to protect a diesel engine. It features a 4-digit super bright white display, 3 static outputs, 7 digital inputs, and a 30A-rated key switch. The BE172 monitors an Oil Pressure-switch, Temperature-switch, Fuel Level-switch, Charger Alternator Voltage, Emergency-switch, and Auxiliary alarm. It provides a MANUAL mode of operation via a 30A Key- switch.

The display indicates battery voltage & h-counter. You can adjust, on-site, PRE-GLOW timing, several timing options for STOP SOLENOID,  Fuel Alarm Shut-Down options, Auxiliary Alarm Options, and other miscellaneous functions. The tropicalized electronic boards are hosted in a rustproof rugged steel box. A gasket made of a special polymer protects against the elements. You have to provide a standard cut-out through-hole suitable for DIN 72 panel instruments. Two fixing clips made of steel feature a high degree of mechanical safety in case of shock and vibrations.


Be172

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ONE SAMPLE

119.00€/each

 

Diesel Engine Key Start Module


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WHAT IS BE172 SUITABLE FOR?

USE BE172 ENGINE PROTECTION MODULE ANYTIME YOU NEED A LOCAL START-STOP FOR DIESEL ENGINES AND RELIABLE SAFEGUARDS TO PROTECT THE MACHINERY. THE BE172 IS THE IDEAL SOLUTION WHEN YOU RETROFIT ANY DIESEL-DRIVEN MACHINERY FOR PRIVATE OR COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAL USE.

AGRICULTURE ENGINES

MARINE ENGINES

HEAVY MACHINERY

COMPRESSORS AND GENERATORS

ALARM MONITORING

THE FOLLOWING PICTURES SHOW HOW THE DISPLAY REACTS IN CASE OF ALARMS. IN THE CASE OF PRE-ALARM THE MESSAGES BLINK ON AND OFF. ONCE THE ENGINE STOPS THE FIRST CAUSE OF SHUTDOWN FREEZES THE MESSAGE ON THE DISPLAY UNTIL YOU TURN THE KEY TO OFF. IN CASE OF SIMULTANEOUS MULTIPLE ALARMS, THE DISPLAY FEATURES A BUFFER AND 'ROTATES' THE MESSAGES ACCORDINGLY. THE DISPLAY ALLOWS SPECIAL TEXT INDICATIONS FOR TAILOR-MADE APPLICATIONS

LOW OIL PRESSURE

TYPICAL WIRING DIAGRAM

BE172 INSTRUCTION MANUAL

The BE172 engine protection module connections are carried out via 0,8mmx6,3mm blade terminals. You are required to connect the inputs to switches [5]. The other side of the switches must be connected to battery minus, You can set up the controllers by connecting the PRG [7] terminal to battery minus. To drive Fuel or Stop solenoid you have to use external relays.

The output 'FUEL' drives a relay suitable for an 'ENERGIZED to RUN' solenoid. This output energizes all the time you need to run the engine. This output automatically shuts down when you stop the engine or an alarm occurs. If you need an 'ENERGIZED to STOP' output, you can program timing for the parameter [P2].

ENGINE PROTECTION WIRING DIAGRAM

This way, the output 'ALR' will no longer work as 'ALARM OUTPUT', but as 'STOP SOLENOID'. In other words, when you use the BE172 in ENERGIZED TO STOP mode, you can not benefit from the ALARM output.

We recommend using relays to drive all outputs. The BE172 features short circuit-proof outputs [6] capable to supply 200mA in normal conditions. You can use a 12 or 24-V battery [2]. Use 12V or 24V relays according to the type of battery. The connection of the D+ [1] is not mandatory but recommended.  We recommend that you use flywheel diodes to suppress the electric noise of the relays.

The KEY-SWITCH [4] is capable of directly driving the starter motor via the terminal [50]. You must connect the terminal [30] of the KEY-SWITCH [4] to the battery plus.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

The Be172 includes the basic safeguards to protect a diesel engine. It features a 4-digit military-grade 7-segment display, 3 static outputs, 7 digital inputs, and a 30Adc-rated key switch. The Be172  monitors an oil pressure switch, a temperature switch, a fuel level switch, a charger alternator voltage and auxiliary alarms. The Be172 provides a MANUAL mode of operation via a key switch. Finally, the Be172 offers 4 adjustable settings about pre-glow, fuel solenoid, fuel alarm and auxiliary alarm. The Be172 is an upgrade of the most popular Be72 engine protection module. The display indicates ENGINE HOUR COUNT, BATTERY VOLTAGE, ALARMS & MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION about internal settings.

!!  W A R N I N G !!   

Relays and solenoids connected to Be172 must be wired to flywheel diodes or noise-suppression devices as indicated in the wiring diagram.


1.0 MANUAL START & STOP

A) - When the KEY is in position ‘OFF’, a white dot blinks on the right side of the display. This indicates the standby mode. All the time you turn the KEY to ‘OFF’ the display indicates the [HOUR COUNT] for about 10 seconds (for example [h 278]). Then, the display turns off. The ‘OFF’ mode clears all alarms.
B) - Turn the KEY to ‘ON’. The display indicates the battery voltage for 3 seconds (for example [b 12.6]).
C) - When the display indicates the prompt [StA-] (it stands for START) you are required to turn the KEY to ignition in the same way you start your car. When the Be172 detects oil pressure from the switch or the Be172 detects voltage on the charger alternator, the display indicates for a few seconds the status of the HOUR COUNTER and then a rotating animation will be continuously displayed. In case you programmed a pre-glow, the message [ПППП] will immediately appear as you turn the key on. You can turn the key to ignition as soon as the prompt [StA-] appears on the display.
If you leave the KEY in the on position without starting the engine, the Be172 shuts down the fuel after 20 seconds. The display will indicate the message [FAIL] (it stands for starting failure shutdown).
Note1 In normal conditions, when the engine is not running, the Be172 expects an oil pressure switch closed and no voltage on D+ terminals. If the Be172 finds a different logic condition, it will warn you by indicating for a few seconds the messages [oil.] or [cHAr.] or both in sequence. You can anyway start the engine without problems. The Be172 reminds you to investigate the issue. It could be an open connection problem that prevents the full protection of the engine,
D) - Turn the KEY to ‘OFF to stop the engine. The display will indicate for 10 seconds the [HOUR COUNT]. Then, it will shut down the display. A white dot on the right side will blink slowly indicating a standby status. The Be172 absorbs as lower as 8mA of current. Consider removing the battery supply if you do not use the engine for a long time (e.g. weeks or months).

2.0 ALARMS LIST

DISPLAY
ALARM DESCRIPTION
NOTES
[bELt]
Engine Belt break or Charger failure shutdown. The Be172 triggers this alarm and shuts down the engine if the input (D+/W.L) is continuously missing for at least 20 seconds. This alarm is ignored during the first 8 seconds after starting the engine.
Check for the belt or the charger alternator.
[°C]
Engine High-Temperature alarm. The Be172 triggers this alarm and shuts down the engine if the switch input (°C) is closed for at least one second. This alarm is ignored during the first 8 seconds after starting the engine.
Check the engine cooling system.
[ALAr]
 Emergency alarm. The Be172 triggers this alarm and shuts down the engine if the switch input (ALR) is closed for at least one second.
Check the emergency button status.
[FuEL]
Fuel level alarm. The Be172 triggers this alarm if the switch input (FUEL) is closed for at least one second. Based on the settings of the parameter [P3], the BE172 triggers a warning (it features auto-reset) or shuts down the engine after a programmable time.
Refuel the tank
[ALr1]
Alarm 1. The Be172 triggers this alarm if the switch input (SPARE) is closed for at least one second. Based on the settings of the parameter (P4), the Be172 triggers a warning (it features auto-reset) or shuts down the engine after a programmable time.
Check the Alarm 1 source.
[oiLP]
Low oil pressure. The Be172 triggers this alarm and shuts down the engine if the oil pressure switch connected to the (OIL) input is closed for at least one second. This alarm is ignored during the first 8 seconds after starting the engine.
Check the oil level.
[FAIL]
Fail to start alarm. The Be172 triggers this alarm and shuts down the (FUEL) output if it does not detect, within 20 seconds, a valid source of engine running from terminal (D+/WL) or a valid transition of the (OIL) input (closed-to-open).
Check the engine or check if have forgotten the KEY in the ON position.
[bXX.X]
This message  blinks to indicate a low/high battery voltage (11.8/15,6V & 23.6/31.0V)
Check the battery
[Err1]
[Err-]
Failure of the memory. Check the supply and retry programming. If the error persists, replace the Be172.
[Err2]
The supply is lower than 10V. The Be172 denies access to the memory.
Check the dc supply.
[EE.Er]
The Be172 failed the memory initialization routine during the power-on. Remove the supply for a few seconds. If the error persists, replace the Be172.

3.0 FUEL SOLENOID & STOP SOLENOID

    In order to stop the engine, we recommend that you use a FUEL SOLENOID (energized to run). This solenoid must be connected to the output [FUEL] via a pilot relay. In the case of STOP SOLENOID (energized to stop), you are required to set up the adjustable parameter [P2] as indicated in the programming instructions. You are required to connect the STOP SOLENOID to output [ALARM] via a pilot relay as indicated in the wiring diagram. The Be172 will energize the output for the programmed STOP time. When you use the output [ALARM] to drive a STOP SOLENOID, the ALARM function output will no be longer available. In other words, the STOP SOLENOID output shares the same output used for ALARM. The factory setting for the [ALARM] output is ALARM MODE

4.0 PROGRAMMING INSTRUCTIONS

    There are four adjustable parameters: [P1], [P2], [P3], and [P4]. Follow the instructions.
1) Make sure the battery supply is over 10Vdc; 12Vdc is the optimal supply.
2) Remove the DC supply, turn the key to OFF and connect to the battery minus the terminal [PRG].
3) Connect to the battery minus the “[TERMINAL]” associated with the parameter you want to program. The following table shows the allowed combinations. Disallowed connections display an error code.
DISPLAY
TERMINAL
DESCRIPTION
DEFAULT
OPTIONS
[P1]
(AUX1)
Pre-glow settings
OFF=No preglow
 6” 15” 30” 45” 1’
[P2]
(ALR)
Alarm/Stop solenoid
OFF=Alarm mode
5” 15” 30” 45” 1’ 2’
[P3]
(FUEL)
Fuel alarm modes
OFF=Warning only
5’ 10’ 20’ 30’ 60’
[P4]
(SPARE)
Alarm 1 modes
OFF=Warning only
5” 15” 30” 45” 1’ 5’
[Err-]
The Be172 detected a not-valid combination of inputs. For example (PRG) + (OIL) or (PRG) + [°C]
4) Connect the supply. The display will indicate the message [Prog], and for a second, the name of the parameter ([P1] for example). Finally, the display indicates the active setting (usually the factory default).
5) Turn the key ON. The Be172 will automatically scan, in sequence, each option for two seconds (if you have selected [P1], the Be172 displays OFF-6”-15”-30”-45”-1’).
6) When you see display the desired option, immediately turn the key to OFF. The display will blink twice in order to confirm your option: the Be172 immediately stores and activates the new setting.
7) Remove the supply, remove the (PRG) connection, and remove the “(TERMINAL)”.
8) Apply the supply. After the indication of the internal firmware on four digits form, the Be172 displays the parameter you modified ([P1] for example) and the setting ([6”] for example). In this way, all the time you supply the controller, you will be aware of the status of the parameters. If you modify all parameters, the display will indicate all parameters in sequence.

BE172 INSTALLATION MANUAL


DIMENSIONS & SPECIFICATIONS

BE172 REAR VIEW

BE172 KEY FEATURES

30A dc Key-switch for manual start

Short circuit-proof solid-state outputs

Din size 72, shock-proof

Ingress Protection IP54

Full 3-year warranty 4-digit display

Battery V-meter

Hour- Meter 

Adjustable Settings

Pluggable into Be72 wiring

-30°C up to +70°C operating temperature

5,5 to 30Vdc operating voltage range

8mA standby current

Battery Monitoirng

Rugged steel enclosure

Fully tropicalized electronic boards

Side view and dimensions

WHAT IS AN ENGINE PROTECTION MODULE?

The Bernini Design Be172 operates reliably in a range of environments, from minus 30 up to 70 degrees Celsius. In some situations, LCD displays (Liquid Crystal displays) are not recommended at the extremes of this range. As a matter of fact, it is quite difficult to obtain good readings below 5 degrees Celsius on an LCD Display. To avoid problems at low temperatures, the BE172 features a -40/+85 degrees Celsius rated solid-state, LED display. The majority of the applications for an Engine Protection Module find a convenient mounting place directly on the frame of a Diesel Generator. In this case, the Be172 Engine Protection Module is both rugged and vibration-proof.


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