How to configure a binary switch in a VFC controller


  • How do I configure a binary switch in a VFC controller?


  • VFC (Vanguard Field Controller)

    • Digital I/O Input (J2 on back of VFC)

  • Vanguard​ Professional Software


  1. Log into Sign 1
  2. Select Configuration
  3. Select Peripheral Configuration
  4. Select Add Peripherals
  5. Select Advanced Setup
  6. Select Add Switch
  7. Select Binary
  8. Select VIP 1
  9. Enter 1 for Control Pin, then press Enter.
  10. Select the Number of Inputs, then press Enter.  The number of inputs is equal to the number of messages that will be used at each site.
  11. Select No Activation Input.
  12. Select No, Momentary Activation.
  13. Shorting Input 1 (pins 1 & 2) on J2 Digital I/O port on the back of the VFC will activate Message Slot 2.
  14. Shorting Input 2 (Pins 3 & 4) will activate Message Slot 3, etc.
  15. Messages will have to be created in Vanguard and stored in the corresponding controller message slots for activation.

KB ID: DD3530575

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