The FC Controller is a remote-control activation point for equipment control (such as electro-mechanical sirens) with relay outputs. Ideal for siren control applications and process’ controlled via relay contacts. The FC Controller is equipped with a FCX Controller board which can be powered from 12VDC, 48VDC, 120VAC or 220VAC. The FCX Controller board is equipped with 4 relays to control devices such as siren contractors, overhead door controls, lights, beacons, sounders or railway equipment. The FCX Controller board has 4 inputs for use with external switches or contact closures, and can be programmed to activate the onboard relays and/or the audio from the FCM Plus Control board. The FCX Controller board has built-in siren tones that interface to PA or intercom systems. The audio can be activated through physical inputs or the built-in push buttons on the FCX Controller board.  The FC is a compact NEMA 4 metal enclosure equipped with a latching and locking mechanism, removable lock not included.  The enclosure has a ground stud and three pre-drilled holes for ease of use, and is equipped with a plug for the top RF hole and an AC lightning surge arrester.

Radios models available are FCH (high-band) and FCU (UHF) which include a synthesized radio receiver. Also available is FSPWARE, a software package that enables computer connection to modify supplied timing or to create unique on/off patterns for control of external equipment. Programming options via FSPWARE include radio receiver frequency, two-tone sequential tones/DTMF decoding digits for security, custom audible signal tones and independent control of output relays and timing patterns for electro-mechanical sirens. Up to six control codes may be programmed and activated through any combination of two-tone sequential, DTMF, EAS, POCSAG, or digital AFSK. Four of the timing sequences can be initiated using local push buttons or remotely through dry contact closures. The use of SFCD Software and SS2000+ allows remote control activation of multiple FC Controllers.

The Federal Controller is an ideal choice to control Eclipse8 and Model 2 siren series, radio activation of indoor PA systems, warning lights or various warning equipment, and fire house alerting applications.


AC Input Voltage 120 or 240VAC +/- 10%, 60 Hz
DC Input Voltage 15-75VDC, 400mA max @ 48VDC or
4 Relays, contact rating: 5A @ 120/240VAC
8A @ 24VDC
Number of remote activation inputs 4
Audio Output 0-2V peak to peak, maximum load 8 ohms
Temperature -22°F to 149°F / -30°C to 65°C
Humidity 0-98% non-condensing
Dimensions x W x D 13.5" x 10" x 6"
(34.3 cm x 25.4 cm x 15.3 cm)9.250 in
Net Weight 12 lbs (5.4 kg)
Shipping Weight 13 lbs (5.9 kg)

Ordering Information

Model Types
Model Description UPC
FC* Federal Controller One-way (Control only)
FCH One-Way Controller (control only), High-Band, 150-174 MHz 782979700876
FCU One-Way Controller (control only), UHF, 450-470MHz 782979700920
Product # Description UPC
FSPWARE Federal programming software (Non-digital applications) 78297970500
FS-PL1 Tone Coded and Digital Coded Squelch Decode 78297970499
PBS-4 Outdoor NEMA 4 Push-button Panel
2001-AC 208-240VAC Transformer rectifier with 48VDC, 120VAC and contactors with enclosure 78297970009
RC2W-120 Motor starter/cabinet NEMA 3R 120VAC
RC2W-240 Motor starter/cabinet NEMA 3R 240VAC
PMS Model 2 Pole Mount
Replacement Parts
Description Part Number
Radio Receiver High-Band Q2005240K-02
Radio Receiver UHF Band Q2005240K-03
Controller board only with one-way high-band (150 - 174 MHz) radio receiver Q-FCMH
Controller board only with one-way UHF band (450 - 470MHz) radio receiver Q-FCMU