Firetrol FTA1300 Electric Fire Pump Controllers

Firetrol® FTA1300 Wye-Delta, Open Transition Starting Fire Pump Controllers are used with delta-wound squirrel cage motors.


Firetrol® FTA1300 Wye-Delta, Open Transition Starting Fire Pump Controllers are used with delta-wound squirrel cage motors. FTA1300 controllers are of the open circuit transition type in which the motor circuit is opened during the transition from start to run.

The controller monitors, displays and records fire pump system information.Actuating the controller by the pressure switch, START push-button or deluge valve contact closes the start contactor connecting the mo-tor to the line in the wye connection. The motor will draw approximately 33% of its normal inrush current and develop approximately 33% of its normal starting torque. After a time delay, the motor is automatically reconnected in delta, applying full voltage to the motor windings. These controllers are recommended especially for use with generator sets




Firetrol, was founded in the early 1970’s and incorporated in Erie, Pennsylvania by an entrepreneur who saw an opportunity in a unique marketplace; the fire pump control industry. The business grew steadily between 1971 and 1980 as the company developed the first fire pump controller with molded case circuit breakers which drastically reduced their size, the first manual wound rotor controller for the New York City high-rise marketplace, the first medium voltage controller, and the first UL Listed controller with an automatic power transfer switch.


  • Voltage surge protector
  • Main Disconnect Switch sized for connected motor horsepower and voltage
  • Fire pump Circuit Breaker
  • Single Handle Isolating Disconnect Switch/Circuit Breaker mechanism
  • Motor contactor
  • Single Handle Emergency Manual Run Mechanism to mechanically close motor contactor contacts in an emergency condition
  • Built-in Start and Stop push-buttons to bypass automatic start circuits
  • Daylight Savings Time Option
  • Elapsed Time Meter
  • 7.0” LCD capacitive type color touch screen (HMI technology) software upgradeable operator interface powered by an embedded microcomputer with software PLC logic.
  • 500 PSI Pressure Transducer (calibrated for 300 PSI (20.7 Bar))and Test Solenoid for fresh water applications, externally mounted with protective cover
  • Audible alarm buzzer embedded in the MarkIII+
  • Pump Room Ambient Temperature Switch, Display and Alarms
  • Pressure and Event Recording with
  • Date Stamp to System Memory Accessible
  • VIA The User Interface and
  • Downloadable to a USB Flash Drive
  • Modbus Communications with TCP/IP frame format and a shielded female RJ45 connector
  • NEMA Type 2 (IEC IP22) enclosure with bottom entry gland plate and lifting lugs
  • Suitable for use as Service Equipment
  • The controller supplies visual indication of the following: Power Available
  • Motor Run
  • Periodic Test
  • Manual Start
  • Deluge Valve Start
  • Remote
  • Automatic Start
  • Remote Manual Start
  • Emergency Start
  • Pump On Demand (Automatic Start)
  • Pump Room Temp.
  • Lockout
  • The controller displays visual indication for the following alarm conditions:
    • Control Voltage Not Healthy
    • Invalid Cut-In
    • Lock Rotor Current
    • Loss of Power
    • Low Ambient Temp.
    • Low Water Level
    • Motor Trouble
    • Phase Reversal
    • Overcurrent
    • Overvoltage
    • Phase Loss L1 / L2 / L3
    • Phase Unbalanced
    • Pressure Transducer Fault Detected
    • Pump On Demand
    • Pump Room Alarm
    • Service Required
    • Undercurrent
    • Undervoltage
    • Check Test Solenoid
    • Weekly Test Cut-In Reached
    • Audible and Visible Indication for Fail To Start.


  • Disconnect Switch / Circuit Breaker
  • Motor Starter
  • 7″ Capacitive Color Touchscreen
  • Weekly Test Timer
  • Data Logging
  • True RMS Metering

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