AK Series Warm Start Option Installation & Owners Manual
WARNING
Electric Shock Hazard - High voltage exists
within this equipment. There are no user
serviceable parts in this equipment. All
installation and service to this equipment
should be performed by qualified licensed
personnel.
Do not exceed 30 minutes in a steambath.
Excessive exposure can be harmful to your
health. Excessive exposure can produce a
rapid pulse, light-headedness, weakness
or fainting. If you become uncomfortable
or experience any of the above conditions
exit the steambath immediately.
AMEREC STEAMBATH GENERATORS
(AK Series Warm Start Option)
CAUTION: THIS OPTION KEEPS WATER IN THE STEAM TANK JUST
BELOW THE BOILING POINT FOR AS LONG AS THE CONTROL IS LEFT
"ON". IF YOU ARE PLANNING NOT TO USE YOUR STEAM GENERATOR
OR LEAVE YOUR HOME FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME IT IS
RECOMMENDED THAT THE WARM START CONTROL BE TURNED OFF.
FOR THE SAFETY OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY PLEASE READ THE
WARNINGS TO THE RIGHT AND ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING
YOUR STEAMBATH.
POST "STEAMBATH INSTRUCTIONS" LABEL OUTSIDE STEAMBATH
FOR SAFETY WARNINGS.
Steambaths can put stress on the body.
Therefore a steambath should be used
only under a doctor's direction if you:
Are pregnant
Have a heart condition
Have high blood pressure
Have circulatory problems
Are under the influence of alcohol
Are under the influence of drugs
Have diabetes
Are under the care of a physician
Are in generally poor health
Children should only use the steambath
under close adult supervision.
Scald Hazard: Do Not Touch the steam
head or trim during operation as they are
HOT. Stay at least 12 inches away from the
hot steam escaping from the steam head.
Be careful when entering a steambath.
Escaping steam from an overheated steam
room may cause injury.
SAVE THIS MANUAL
Thank you for purchasing your new AMEREC steam generator. If we can be of any assistance
do not hesitate to call our Service Department at 1-800-331-0349.
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DIAGRAM 1
DIAGRAM
THIS LOW VOLTAGE CONTROL CAN BE LOCATED
INSIDE OR OUTSIDE THE STEAM ENCLOSURE
page 2
2
(OPTIONAL NUT INSTALLATION IF
BACK OF WALL IS ACCESSIBLE)
APPLY SEALANT
(100% SILICONE
CAULK)
WARMSTART
ON/OFF
WARMSTART
ON/OFF
1-3/4" DIAMETER HOLE
IN FINISHED WALL
DIAGRAM
3
BUSHING B
1 23
GREEN (3)
RED (2)
WHITE (1)
(3) GREEN
(2) RED
(1) WHITE
HOLE A
18 TO 22 AWG WIRE
(SOLID REQUIRED) RATED
300V 75°C FROM
GENERATOR TO CONTROL.
STRIP LENGTH = 1/4"
TB1
SK1
WARM START
CONTROL
SK3
SK4
PRESS ON
ORANGE TAB
INSERT WIRE
TB2
LOW VOLTAGE CONTROL WIRE (25') IS PROVIDED FOR 5 VOLT DC SWITCH CONNECTION TO
STEAM GENERATOR. NO ADDITIONAL ELECTRICAL SUPPLY OR WIRING REQUIRED.
DIAGRAM
4
PLACE SHUNT TO THIS SIDE FOR
LOWER WATER TEMPERATURE
OR HIGHER ALTITUDES
PLACE SHUNT TO THIS SIDE FOR
HIGHER WATER TEMPERATURE
OR LOWER ALTITUDES
JP2
J5
JP2
TB1
1
2
3
C50
CR61
D50
R62
C5
C61
+
R4
C51
R51
R52
R42
R41
R61
CR71
R71
D40
X1
C4
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SECTION 1: INSTALLATION
1. Control Cable Rough-in (25 feet provided):
The low voltage control can be mounted up to 75 feet from the generator either inside or outside the steam room. String (3) 18 to 22
AWG 300V 75° solid wires from the control location through 1/2" holes in the wall studs or ceiling joists to the generator.
Note: 1) Do not staple through or damage wires,
2) Label or color code wires for proper TB1 to Warm Start Control orientation. See diagram 3.
2. Control Cable at the Generator:
To prepare steam generator:
A. Make certain that power is disconnected. Remove cover.
B. Feed wire through hole A and connect to TB1 on the circuit board.
C. Locate strain relief bushing 6" from stripped end of cable jacket. Snap strain relief bushing B into hole A.
D. Replace cover.
3. Install Warm Start Control:
The low voltage control can be mounted directly to a finished wall either inside or outside the steam room. Using a 1-3/4" hole saw, drill
a hole in the finished wall where the control is to be mounted (the control wires should already be roughed-in to this location). Locate
the control wires, pull them out through the 1-3/4" hole and plug the 3 wires into the connector on the back of the control, as shown in
diagram 3. Run a bead of 100% silicone caulk around the perimeter on the back of the control housing. See diagram 2. Insert the control
into the wall cavity.
SECTION 2: OPERATION
1. Assure that both the power circuit and water supply to the generator are on.
2. To activate "Warm Start" press the Warm Start control "ON" and the LED should light up. As long as the led is lit the water in the steam
generator tank will be heating to just below the boiling point.
3. To turn the "Warm Start" off press the Warm Start control a second time and the LED on the control should now turn off.
SECTION
TEMPERATURE
SETTING
SECTION3: 4:
MAINTENANCE
OFADJUSTMENT
YOUR AK
STEAM GENERATOR
1. Two temperature settings for the water temperature are available, selected using a shunt on JP2. In the left position, the water is heated
to about 180°F, which should provide preheat without boiling the water in installations up to 2500 feet above sea level. In the right position,
the water is held at about 170°F which is good to over 5000 feet. These temperatures should prevent the generator from creating steam
while in Warm Start operation.
2. As shown in diagram 4, the shunt on JP2 is placed on the left pin and the center pin as the default factory position. If higher altitude
settings are required, the installer will need to change the position as needed.
SECTION
SERVICE
SECTION4: 4:
MAINTENANCE
OF YOUR AK STEAM GENERATOR
If the LED on the Warm Start Control or Digital Control is flashing or an "E" error code message is displayed on the Digital Control, call
AMEREC Service Department at 1-800-331-0349. The symptoms described above indicate a fault condition has occurred.
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P.O. Box 2258, Woodinville WA 98072
425-951-1120 Fax: 425-951-1130
email address: amerec @ amerec .com
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