The fpControl cooldown phase

Introduction to the topic

The »fpControl GC-S« has an integrated cooldown phase to cool the engine down before it is switched off. All generators with fpControl have this feature. The duration of the cooldown phase can be set in the service menu of the »fpControl CP-G«. So the cool down phase can be adapted to individual applications.


Software Requirements

  • »fpControl Generator Control – Servo« (fpControl GC-S): V000R11 or higher
  • »fpControl Control Panel – Generator« (fpControl CP-G): V005R02 or higher

Configuration

You can configure the cooldown phase to adapt the function to different requirements.

  • You can activate and deactivate the cooldown phase.
  • You can set the duration of the cooldown phase.
Requirement

For the configuration of the cooldown phase you must enter the service password or have admin rights while the function is being called.

Activating and deactivating the cooldown phase

Function call

service > enter service-code > cooldown phase > turn on / off

Step by step guide
  • Open menu »service«.
  • Enter the service password.
  • Select »cooldown phase«.
  • Select »turn on / off«.
  • Select »on« and confirm.
  • Select »confirm«.

Result: The cooldown phase is activated. Now you can set the Duration.

Setting the duration of the cooldown phase

Function call

service > enter service-code > cooldown phase > time

Step by step guide
  • Select »time«.
  • Set the duration of the cooldown phase using the arrow keys and confirm. The duration in [s] can be set between 0 s and 300 s in 1 s increments.
  • Select »confirm«.

Result: The duration of the cooldown phase has been set to the needed time.


Frequently asked questions

How long is the cooldown phase?

The duration of the cooldown phase can be set in the service menu of the »fpControl CP-G«.

Does the duration of the cooldown phase depend on the engine temperature?

No, the duration of the cooldown phase does not depend on the temperature. The cooldown phase always corresponds to the duration set in the service menu.

How can the cooldown phase be canceled if, for example, a dangerous situation occurs during this duration?

By pressing the start / stop button again, the cooldown phase is canceled and the generator stops.

At what rotation speed does the generator run in the cooldown phase?

During the cooldown phase, the servomotor is in its idle position, which determines the rotation speed. The idle position of the servomotor is determined by the generator type. With the AGT, the speed corresponds to the nominal battery voltage.

Can the rotation speed at which the generator runs during the cooldown phase be set?

No, the rotation speed during the cooldown phase is determined depending on the generator type. Only the duration of the cooldown phase can be set.

Do AC generators with fpControl also have a cool down phase?

Yes, this feature is available for all generators with fpControl.

NOTICE
With AC generators, the frequency and voltage are not within their limit values during the cooldown phase.
â–ş Activate the cooldown phase for AC generators only with a load contactor at the output.