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George’s CBAS Tips October 2020

How to switch between Dark and Classic themes in CBAS 20

CBAS 20, features several user interface refinements and customization options, one of which is a completely redesigned Dark Theme option.  

The CBAS 20 installer program selects Dark Theme by default, but you can easily toggle between Dark Theme and the Classic theme as desired by following the steps below.

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What’s the Value of Universal Inputs and Outputs (I/O)?

When Computrols began manufacturing in the early 90s, we made a conscious decision from day one, to always include true universal inputs and outputs on our flagship parent-level control boards. The way our founders saw it, if we chose to restrict the total number of points to a combination of binary and analog-only points, we would ham-string our technicians, distribution partners, and customers that strive to be self-performers.

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George’s CBAS Tips, July 2020

Formulas and Calculations Help Feature

Formulas and Calculations is a Help feature that can be found on the System Menu > Help.  In older versions of CBAS, this was found directly on the System Menu. Currently, there are 4 entries..

The first one is a duct area calculator for use in the Cubic Feet per Minute (CFM) Calculation on a VAV or UNI-B. The VAV-B has this built into its VAV-B Utility Program that is used when you initially set it up. All you have to know is the dimensions of the duct and whether it is round or rectangular. Just enter the size and a value for the area will appear. You can also use this value as the Duct Size on a VAV template for a UNI-B.

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Computrols Provides Peace of Mind in the “New Normal”

None of us know what the future holds for us as we return to “normal” over the coming months in the COVID-19 recovery process, but one thing we know for sure is that our lives will never be the same. People are now hyper-aware of their air space and the potential for spreading disease, particularly in highly trafficked areas. These areas include places we go every day such as office buildings, schools, and gyms. So how do we get over this and feel comfortable going back to the buildings we live, work, learn, and play in?

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George’s CBAS Tips, April 2020

What do the lights on the LX controller mean?

Most Computrols hardware products include various LEDs – these lights can be very helpful in providing visual feedback of various controller conditions and the status of communication channels.

The LX controller features several differences and improvements over the X-line with regards to LED indicator light functions.

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George’s CBAS Tips, March 2020

How to Program Software Points in CBAS

The easiest way to program Software Points is by going to Hardware View, finding the controller then going to Points. In Editor Mode or in Live Edit you will see a line at the bottom of the points that says Add A Software Point. Click that to add a point.

Note that all the standard Software Point types are there but there are also a few select System Point types. For example, Controller Run Minutes is a Point that counts the minutes that a controller has been running without a reboot. This can be helpful in determining if a controller’s power is being interrupted

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