Crestron 3-Series® Control Processor Card Interface (3 Slot) - CEN-CI3-3 (Discontinued)

Availability: Discontinued
Crestron SKU: CEN-CI3-3
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Spec Sheet


The Crestron® CEN-CI3-3 is a single-space rack-mountable device designed to provide a versatile control interface and expansion solution using up to three 3-Series® Control Cards. It is used to expand the control ports of a 3-Series Control System®, and can be installed with the control system at the central equipment cabinet, or located remotely near the device(s) under control. It can be placed on a shelf or rack-mounted using the rack ears included. It interfaces with the control system via Ethernet.

The CEN-CI3-3 accepts three 3-Series control cards (sold separately). Control cards are available to support bidirectional RS-232, 422, or 485; IR or 1-way serial; 0-10V analog inputs; digital logic inputs or outputs; and low-voltage relay outputs.[1]

  • Accepts up to three 3-Series® Control Cards
  • Provides control port expansion for any 3-Series Control System®
  • External power pack included
  • Single-space 19-inch rack-mountable
  Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps, auto-switching, auto-negotiating, auto-discovery, full/half duplex, DHCP
  USB For computer console
Connectors & Card Slots
  S1 – S3 (3) 3-Series® control card expansion slots
  CONTROL SUBNET IN (1) 8-wire RJ45 jack;
10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T Ethernet port
  CONTROL SUBNET OUT (1) 8-wire RJ45 jack;
10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T Ethernet port
  24VDC 2A MAX (1) 2.1 x 5.5 mm DC power connector;
24 Volt DC power input;
PW-2420RU power pack included
  G (1) 6-32 screw, chassis ground lug
  COMPUTER (front) (1) USB Type B female;
USB 2.0 computer console port (6 ft cable included);
For setup only
Controls & Indicators
  PWR (1) Green LED, indicates operating power supplied from power pack
  MSG (1) Red LED, indicates unit has generated an error message
  RESET (1) Recessed pushbutton for hardware reset
  SETUP (1) Recessed pushbutton with red LED for Ethernet auto-discovery
  SLOT 1 – 3 (3) Green LEDs, indicate control cards are inserted in the corresponding slots
  CONTROL SUBNET IN (rear) (2) Bi-color green/amber LEDs, left LED indicates Ethernet connection speed, right LED indicates Ethernet activity
  CONTROL SUBNET OUT (rear) (2) Bi-color green/amber LEDs, left LED indicates Ethernet connection speed, right LED indicates Ethernet activity
Power Requirements
  Power Pack 2.0 Amps @ 24 Volts DC;
100-240 Volts AC, 50/60 Hz power pack, model PW-2420RU included
  Temperature 41° to 113° F (5° to 45° C)
  Humidity 10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
  Heat Dissipation 6 BTU/Hr without cards [1]
  Chassis Metal, black finish, vented yop and sides
  Front Panel Metal, black finish, polycarbonate label overlay
  Mounting Freestanding or 1RU 19-inch rack-mountable (adhesive feet and rack ears included)
  Height 1.70 in (44 mm) without feet
  Width 17.28 in (439 mm);
19.00 in (483 mm) with rack ears
  Depth 10.06 in (256 mm)
  5.0 lb (2.3 kg) without cards

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