Carrier EACB1614 Instruction manual

EACB
0014, 0020, 1614, & 2020
Electronic Air Cleaner
Installation Instructions
NOTE: Read the entire instruction manual before starting the
installation.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
DESCRIPTION AND USAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
INSTALLATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
MAINTENANCE OF CELLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
PARTS LIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS
Installation and servicing of this equipment can be hazardous due
to mechanical and electrical components. Only trained and
qualified personnel should install, repair, or service this equipment.
Untrained personnel can perform basic maintenance functions such
as cleaning and replacing air filters. All other operations must be
performed by trained service personnel. When working on this
equipment, observe precautions in the literature, on tags, and on
labels attached to or shipped with the unit and other safety
precautions that may apply. Follow all safety codes. Installation
must be in compliance with local and national building codes.
Wear safety glasses, protective clothing, and work gloves. Have
fire extinguisher available. Read these instructions thoroughly and
follow all warnings or cautions included in literature and attached
to the unit.
.
Recognize safety information. This is the safety--alert symbol
When you see this symbol on the unit and in instructions or
manuals, be alert to the potential for personal injury.
Understand these signal words; DANGER, WARNING, and
CAUTION. These words are used with the safety--alert symbol.
DANGER identifies the most serious hazards which will result in
severe personal injury or death. WARNING signifies hazards
which could result in personal injury or death. CAUTION is used
to identify unsafe practices which may result in minor personal
injury or product and property damage. NOTE is used to highlight
suggestions which will result in enhanced installation, reliability, or
operation.
INTRODUCTION
These instructions cover the installation, operation
maintenance of an EACB Electronic Air Cleaner.
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This electronic air cleaner is technically known as a two--stage
electrostatic precipitator. The air cleaner is designed to remove
airborne particulates, including dust, dirt, smoke, pollen, virus,
spores, bacteria and mold, from indoor air. Air movement through
the unit is provided by the heating, air conditioning or ventilating
system blower. As dirty air enters the air cleaner, the air passes
through a metal mesh prefilter. The prefilter prevents lint, pet hair
and other large particulates from entering the air cleaner. It is
important that these filters be in place to prevent excessive dirt
loading of the air cleaner collector cells. These filters extend the
time between maintenance of the air cleaner collector cells. This
allows the ionizing--collector cells to provide clean air for a longer
period between washings. The prefiltered air then passes through a
two--stage Electronic Air Cleaner. In the first stage, all airborne
particulate, even submicron size, are electronically charged
(positive) as they pass through the ionizer. The ionizer field is set
up by a corona discharge emanating from the fine, tightly strung
wires suspended between two adjacent flat plates. In the second
stage, the charged particulate passes through an intense electrical
field established between alternately charged and grounded parallel
collector plates. Here, the positively charged particulate is attracted
to the negatively ground plates and removed from the air stream.
DESCRIPTION AND USAGE
Unit Specifications
This air cleaner is easy to install, operate, and maintain. See Fig. 1
for EACB assembly. See Table 1 and Fig. 2 for unit specifications.
POWER TRAY ASSEMBLY
COVER
ON-OFF SWITCH
INDICATING
LIGHTS
CELL
CONTACT
POWER TRAY
ASSEMBLY
CABINET
PRE-FILTERS(S)
FRONT PANEL
ASSEMBLY
COLLECTING CELL(S)
C04006
Fig. 1 -- Unit Assembly
Table 1 – Unit Specifications
MODEL NO.
EACBA --- --- ---0014
EACBA --- --- ---0020
EACBA --- --- ---1614
EACBA --- --- ---2020
EACBB--- --- ---2020
Airflow Sensor
Factory Installed
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
Electrical Input
120v, 60Hz, 1 PH
120v, 60Hz, 1 PH
120v, 60Hz, 1 PH
120v, 60Hz, 1 PH
240v, 60Hz, 1 PH
Electrical Power Cord
6’ / 1.8 m Length
6’ / 1.8 m Length
6’ / 1.8 m Length
6’ / 1.8 m Length
6’ / 1.8 m Length
Maximum Rated Airflow
1400 CFM
(2380 m3/hr)
2000 CFM
(3400 m3/hr)
1350 CFM
(2282 m3/hr)
Maximum Pressure Drop
.11 in. w.g.
@
1400 CFM
.14 in. w.g.
@
2000 CFM
.14 in. w.g.
@
1350 CFM
.11--- .22 in. w.g.
@
1600--- 2000 CFM*
.11--- .22 in. w.g.
@
1600--- 2000 CFM*
Cell Weight (2 per unit)
10 lbs each
(4.54 kg)
12 lbs each
(5.45 kg)
7 lbs each
(3.2 kg)
9 lbs each
(4.08 kg)
9 lbs each
(4.08 kg)
Unit Weight
32 lbs
(14.6 kg)
36 lbs
(16.4 kg)
29 lbs
(13.2 kg)
30 lbs
(13.6 kg)
30 lbs
(13.6 kg)
1600--- 2000 CFM*
1600--- 2000 CFM*
(2720--- 3400 m3/hr) (2720--- 3400 m3/hr)
40 Watts
48 Watts
40 Watts
40 Watts
40 Watts
Electrical output
2.5 mADC
6200 kVDC
3.2 mADC
6200 kVDC
2.5 mADC
6200 kVDC
2.5 mADC
6200 kVDC
2.5 mADC
6200 kVDC
Approvals/Certifications
c UL us
c UL us
c UL us
c UL us
c UL us
Dimensions
20 x 7--- 1/4 x 25
24--- 1/2 x 7--- 1/4 x
21--- 3/8
24--- 1/2 x 7--- 1/4 x
21--- 3/8
EACB
Maximum Power Consumption
*
24--- 1/2 x 7--- 1/4 x 25 20 x 7--- 1/4 x 21--- 1/4
Pressure drop at 2000 CFM. Filter efficiency is less than peak at this higher airflow. Refer to the Efficiency and Pressure Drop Performance chart below for
different applications.
100%
90
80
70
C
D
B
60
50
A
CFM
600
1000
A
0.02
0.56
0.07
B
C
PRESSURE DROP
IN WC
D
1200
0.02
0.11
1400
1600
2000
.144
0.224
0.15
0.06
0.11
0.04
0.07
A
EACB-2020
B
EACB-1614
0.14
C EACB-0014
D EACB-0020
A06014
The EACB basic components are:
Cabinet
Fig. 2 -- Efficiency and Pressure Drop Performance
contact with the contact board assemblies on the bottom of the
power tray assembly.
Mounts to existing ductwork; houses the ionizing--collecting cells
and prefilters.
Prefilters
Ionizing-- Collector Cells
Power Tray Assembly
Collect the dust, dirt, and other particulates in the air. They contain
the ionizing and collecting sections. The cells must be installed
with ionizing wires on the air intake side. A spring contact is
located on the top of each cell and must be in position to make
Contains the indicating light, solid state power supply, contact
boards and electrical controls including ON/OFF switch, airflow
sensor and safety interlock switch. A power cord at the rear of the
tray allows the unit to be connected to a standard 120--v or 240--v
outlet (see voltage of your EACB unit). A wiring compartment is
Trap large particulates before it enters the ionizing--collector cells.
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provided at the rear of the tray allowing the option to permanently
wire the unit directly to a furnace control.
AirFlow Sensor (AFS)
this cooling down effect allows the electronic AFS to understand
that the furnace blower is moving air and the Electronic Air
Cleaner must turn on to provide air cleaning.
This part controls the operation of the unit by sensing the
movement of air within the duct. This helps to reduce power usage.
How to Identify Which Air Cleaner Model You Own
The model number and serial number for your Electronic Air
Cleaner can be found on the data label located on the inside of the
access door.
Facts You Should Know About Your New
Electronic Air Cleaner
If the air cleaner is installed in a location that is dusty and dirty, the
sensor on the AFS can become coated with dirt and lint. This
coating can insulate the AFS and keep it from operating properly.
To clean the thermistor, turn unit off and allow thermistor to cool,
then take a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol and carefully
insert it into the hole located on the right hand side of the power
pack assembly (when facing the unit). The hole is 3/16” (5 mm) in
diameter and is located on the front of the power tray assembly.
Carefully twirl the cotton swab between your fingers, making sure
the tip is lightly in contact with the coated bead, cleaning this
coating from the thermistor. If airflow sensor is bypassed on the
circuit board, the Air Cleaner will run at all times when power is
applied (see Fig. 4).
JUMPER AS INSTALLED
AT FACTORY
A05030
Fig. 4 -- JP9 Prongs
Outdoor Air
When outdoor air is added to the return air duct, sufficient heat
should be added to maintain the return air temperature at 55_F
(13_C) intermittent or 60_F (16_C) continuous. Lower air
temperatures can cause premature heat exchanger or ionizer wire
failures.
Sheet Metal Installations
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CAUTION
CUT HAZARD
Failure to follow this caution may result in personal injury.
Sheet metal parts may have sharp edges or burrs. Use care and
wear appropriate protective clothing and gloves when
handling these parts.
How the AirFlow Sensor (AFS) Works
Electronic AFS (see Fig. 3) was designed to provide an efficient
and reliable method of controlling the operation of the air cleaner
when the dealer is unable to wire the unit directly into the furnace
blower. The electronic AFS is now integrated into the power
supply circuitry and utilizes a thermistor that heats up to
approximately 130_F (54_C). The AFS then stabilizes at this
temperature and when the furnace blower turns on and air flows
through the ductwork, the same vacuum effect pulls cooler air over
the hot surface. This air movement cools down the thermistor and
AIRFLOW SENSOR
BYPASSED
The Electronic Air Cleaner is adaptable to all new or existing
residential forced air furnace and cooling systems.
Transitions
If the air duct does not fit the air cleaner cabinet opening, gradual
transitions (see Fig. 5) are recommended to reduce air turbulence
through the air cleaner and maximize efficiency. Not more than
20_ (about 4” / 102 mm per running foot / 305 mm) of expansion
should be used on each side of the transition fitting.
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EACB
Dusting and “White Dust”
Your new Electronic Air Cleaner will efficiently clean and filter
your household air. Unfortunately, it will not eliminate the need for
regular dusting of your furniture and belongings. Due to the design
of all duct--mounted air cleaners, they can only clean the air that
reaches the air cleaner. Therefore, if the particulates are not being
carried to the air cleaner in the air stream, the air cleaner cannot
remove them from your home. Occasionally a “white dust” may be
noticed in bedrooms or newly furnished rooms. This is mainly
composed of lint which, because it is heavier than other
particulates, settles before it reaches your unit. This “white dust” is
not mixed with airborne dirt particles, therefore, it is clean and has
no staining or soiling properties. However, running the furnace
blower continuously, day and night, will help reduce this from
occurring.
Ozone
Under normal operating conditions all Electronic Air Cleaners
produce minute quantities of ozone as an incidental by--product. In
fact, all electronic products, such as televisions, cordless phones
and refrigerators, produce some amount of ozone. The average
homeowner can detect the smell of ozone concentrations as low as
25 to 100 ppb (parts per billion). The design of this unit has been
tested and ozone production is approximately half of the published
permissible limits established by the Environmental Protection
Agency. These limits recommend that the concentration of indoor
ozone not exceed 50 ppb. Ozone is not harmful in these
concentrations. In fact, the ozone level in major cities can
sometimes reach as high as 100 ppb on a summer day. The
addition of optional charcoal after--filters can help reduce this.
Normally, a new unit will produce more ozone than one that has
been in operation for several weeks. This is due to sharp corners or
manufacturing burrs on the ionizing--collecting cell(s) and is
normal. As the Electronic Air Cleaner arcs and zaps, the voltage is
vaporizing these areas and tends to round them off. This is part of
the breaking--in period of ownership and the issue is
self--correcting. Also, high--altitude locations can be more
susceptible to noticing the presence of ozone. An
ionizing--collecting cell that has been damaged or bent (the
designed spacing between electrically charged and ground
components has been decreased) may also produce an abnormal
amount of ozone.
A05029
Fig. 3 -- Airflow Sensor
24” (610 mm) clearance in front and 12” (305 mm) clearance
above the air cleaner for component removal and service space.
MAX 4"/102 mm DROP
PER LINEAL 12"/305mm
Planning the Installation
Application
AIR FLOW
Air cleaners are used in forced air heating cooling and ventilating
systems. The air cleaner should be installed in the system so that all
the system air is circulated through the air cleaner. The air cleaner
will only remove the airborne contaminants delivered to it.
Maximum performance is obtained when the system blower is set
for continuous operation.
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AIR FLOW
Installation Requirements
FURNACE
OPENING
AIR
CLEANER
OPENING
The best location for the air cleaner is in the return air duct next to
the blower compartment. In this location, the blower motor and
cooling coils will be kept clean.
TRANSITION SECTION
EACB
CAUTION
!
FURNACE
AIR CLEANER
UNIT OPERATION AND SAFETY HAZARD
Failure to follow this caution may result in reduced airflow
and potential operating problems.
A07682
Fig. 5 -- Transition to Unit
Do not install the air cleaner in the discharge air duct.
Turning Vanes
If the air cleaner is installed adjacent to a 90_ duct elbow, add
turning vanes (see Fig. 6) inside the duct to improve air
distribution across the face of the air cleaner. Failure to follow this
recommendation can reduce the efficiency of the Electronic Air
Cleaner.
Before installing the air cleaner, consider the application and type
of HVAC system present. See Fig. 7 for the most common types. If
a transition between the ductwork and air cleaner is required, refer
to section entitled Transitions and Fig. 5. The unit must be readily
accessible for periodic inspection and cleaning of the prefilters and
electronic cells to maintain maximum efficiency and trouble--free
operation.
Air Conditioning
The air cleaner should be installed upstream of the cooling coil.
This will keep the coil clean and reduce air conditioning coil
maintenance. Improved cooling efficiency is the result and directly
affects energy costs. A clean coil will reduce utility costs.
Humidifiers
TURNING VANES
C02038
Fig. 6 -- Turning Vanes
Select Location for Air Cleaner
An evaporative humidifier can be mounted upstream of the air
cleaner. It is best to install an atomizing humidifier downstream of
the air cleaner because hard water salt deposits and water droplets
may damage the air cleaner.
Remember to select a location that is readily accessible for periodic
inspection and cleaning of this air cleaner. Allow a minimum of
AIR FLOW
AIR FLOW
UPFLOW FURNACE
WITH TRANSITION
AIR FLOW
UPFLOW FURNACE
WITH TURNING VANES
UPFLOW FURNACE
NO TRANSITION
AIR FLOW
AIR FLOW
HORIZONTAL
DOWNFLOW
A98179
Fig. 7 -- Typical Installations
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If an atomizing humidifier must be mounted upstream of this air
cleaner:
1. Mount it as far upstream as possible (recommended 6’/2m
minimum).
2. Install a standard disposable furnace filter between the
humidifier and the air cleaner to trap water droplets and
hard water salts.
3. Clean the air cleaner more frequently to prevent a hard
water salt buildup.
!
WARNING
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD
Failure to follow this warning could result in personal injury
or death.
The following procedures could expose hazardous live
components. Only a trained, experienced service person
should install this electronic air cleaner. Before performing
installation, service or maintenance operations on unit, turn off
all power to unit. TAG DISCONNECT SWITCH WITH
LOCKOUT TAG.
Direction of Airflow Through the Air Cleaner
This air cleaner is set up for left to right airflow when you are
facing the access door. For right to left airflow, follow these
directions:
1. Remove the prefilter(s) and cells from the cabinet. A plastic
positioning spacer is located inside the bottom of the
cabinet. This spacer (see Fig. 8) is secured to the cabinet
using a #6--32 round head Phillips drive thread cutting
screw to assure installation of the cells in the proper position
with respect to airflow.
2. Remove the screw and reposition the spacer in the alternate
hole at the bottom of the cabinet.
!
WARNING
Failure to follow this warning could result in personal injury
or death.
The power supply should be removed before installation. To
remove the power supply, remove the two (2) screws in the top
front of the cabinet. Remember to keep this hardware for
reinstallation of the power supply when the air cleaner
installation is complete.
Prior to installing this product:
SCREW
SPACER
(PLASTIC)
A05298
Fig. 8 -- Plastic Positioning Spacer
3. Replace the screw to insure the plastic spacer is not
accidentally knocked out of place during normal
maintenance. It must be installed in the hole provided
closest to the air leaving side of the cabinet. Seal the unused
hole with duct tape.
4. Remove the cell handle and reattach to the opposite end of
the cell. Turn cells around, replace in cabinet and replace
prefilters on the air entering side. The directional arrows on
the cell end plates must point in the direction of airflow.
1. Read rules and instructions carefully for safe operation.
Failure to follow them could damage the product or cause a
hazardous condition.
2. Check the ratings given on the product to make sure it is
suitable for your application.
3. Select a location for the air cleaner.
4. Remove the old furnace filter and discard.
5. The air cleaner cannot remove existing dirt from the blower
and ducts. Clean the area thoroughly before you begin.
6. Remove unit access panel, and slide the prefilters and
ionizing--collecting cells out of the cabinet. Place them
safely aside for later use.
NOTE: The following is a typical installation of the air cleaner on
a upflow furnace. You may have to alter the installation to fit your
particular application.
Installation of the EAC
!
WARNING
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD
Failure to follow this warning could result in personal injury
or death.
The following procedures could expose hazardous live
components. Only a trained, experienced service person
should install this electronic air cleaner. Before performing
installation, service or maintenance operations on unit, turn off
all power to unit. TAG DISCONNECT SWITCH WITH
LOCKOUT TAG.
INSTALLATION
This Electronic Air Cleaner can be installed in any position, except
with the access door facing down. Fig. 7 shows examples of proper
air cleaner mounting with a variety of furnace installations.
1. Locate the cabinet in the cold air return duct so that all of
the return air flows through the unit. If the furnace and air
cleaner openings are different, use a transition.
2. Mounting holes are provided for ductwork attachment. The
.140” holes (see Fig. 9) are sized for #8 sheet metal screws,
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EACB
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD
or 1/8” rivets. If the adjoining ductwork is flanged, install
the screws so that the screw heads are inside the cabinet.
This will prevent damage to the prefilters and optional
charcoal after--filter during removal and installation after
cleaning.
Wiring Procedure
This air cleaner is powered by plugging the power cord into an
acceptable receptacle (see Fig. 10).
BL 1. Safety Interlock Switch
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2. ON/OFF Rocker Switch
3. 50 VA Stopdown Transformer
4. High Frequency Power Supply
5. Electronic Air Flow Sensor
6. Ionizing-Collector Cells
7. Contact Board Assembly
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SCREW(S)
2
1
R
4
7
7
5
BLOWER
COMPARTMENT
6
6
A07814
Fig. 10 -- Typical Wiring Diagram
EACB
1. Turn air cleaner OFF using ON/OFF rocker switch located
on front panel.
2. Plug power cord into acceptable receptacle.
3. Replace the unit door to the front of the air cleaner.
4. Air cleaner will now operate when door is in place,
ON/OFF rocker switch is in the ON position and input
voltage is present to unit.
Furnace Application
MOUNTING HOLES
A07683
Fig. 9 -- Mounting Hole Location
3. After the unit has been secured, seal seams air tight with foil
tape or caulking.
4. Determine direction of airflow and make any changes
necessary.
5. Install prefilters and ionizer--collector cells.
6. Reinstall power tray assembly into the cabinet.
7. Reinstall unit access panel.
AFS will turn unit on when airflow is sensed. Air cleaner should
only operate when blower motor is running. The unit will also
operate normally if the air cleaner is hard wired directly to the
furnace control board. To bypass the airflow sensor, install the
jumper on the JP9 prongs as shown in Fig. 4. Now the air cleaner
will run at all times when power is applied.
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UNIT DAMAGE HAZARD
Failure to follow this caution may result in damage to this
unit.
This unit cannot be powered directly from blower motor
leads. Back EMF (electromagnetic field) voltages can exceed
190 volts for 120v motors or possibly double with 240v fan
coil motors.
ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION
!
WARNING
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD
Failure to follow this warning could result in personal injury
or death.
The following procedures could expose hazardous live
components. Only a trained, experienced service person
should install this electronic air cleaner. Before performing
installation, service or maintenance operations on unit, turn off
all power to unit. TAG DISCONNECT SWITCH WITH
LOCKOUT TAG.
CAUTION
Fan Coil Application of 2020 Model (240v)
One Model 2020 is a 240v power supply model designed to match
your fan coil. AFS will turn unit on when airflow is sensed. Air
cleaner should only operate when blower motor is running.
!
CAUTION
UNIT DAMAGE HAZARD
Failure to follow this caution may result in damage to this
unit.
The Electronic Air Cleaner is designed to take advantage of the
AFS (AirFlow Sensor) integrated into the power supply. This
airflow sensor will sense the air movement within the duct and turn
the Electronic Air Cleaner on and off accordingly.
This unit cannot be powered directly from blower motor
leads. Back EMF (electromagnetic field) voltages can exceed
190 volts for 120v motors or possibly double with 240v fan
coil motors.
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System Checkout
!
WARNING
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD
Failure to follow this warning could result in personal injury
or death.
The following procedures could expose hazardous live
components. Only a trained, experienced service person
should install this electronic air cleaner. Before performing
installation, service or maintenance operations on unit, turn off
all power to unit. TAG DISCONNECT SWITCH WITH
LOCKOUT TAG.
1. The HVAC system blower should be turned OFF.
2. Switch the ON/OFF rocker switch to the ON position. The
bright red segment of the rocker switch should be visible.
3. Inspect both the Green INPUT POWER light and the Red
CELL ENERGIZED light:
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With the AFS installed, the Red CELL ENERGIZED
light should go out in approximately 20 to 60 seconds.
This is the normal time for the electronic airflow sensor
to complete its stabilization period. Both lights will come
back on when the HVAC system blower begins to
operate. See the section entitled HOW THE AIRFLOW
SENSOR WORKS for more information.
4. Wait approximately one (1) minute and turn the HVAC system blower ON. Most thermostats have a setting that will
allow you to run the fan manually. If not, then set the thermostat so that either hot or cold air begins to flow through
the ductwork.
5. The Green INPUT POWER light and Red CELL ENERGIZED light should come on.
6. Check to make sure that the Red CELL ENERGIZED light
goes out when the following conditions occur:
S
Cell access panel is removed
S
Rocker switch is switched to the OFF position
S
HVAC system blower is not running
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. Why isn’t my air cleaner cleaning my air?
A. The air cleaner is most likely working just like it was designed.
However, many factors can affect the performance of the unit. Are
cold air registers located in the ceiling? If so, it will be difficult for
the airflow to carry heavier particulates to the air cleaner. If the dirt
doesn’t get to the air cleaner, it can’t be removed from the air. Are
both the Red and Green lights illuminated? If not, then the unit
may be in need of servicing. Contact your local HVAC dealer for
assistance.
Q. It still isn’t cleaning my air the way I want it to. What can I
do?
A. We recommend that you run the blower continuously so that
the air movement will carry the dirt to the air cleaner.
Unfortunately, there will always be some dirt that is left behind on
the appliances, furniture, etc. Regular dusting is recommended to
stir up these pockets of dust so that they can enter the airstream and
be removed by the Electronic Air Cleaner.
Q. When I turn on my Electronic Air Cleaner, the lights come
on for a couple of seconds and then turn off. The air cleaner
isn’t working!
A. The air cleaner is fine as long as both the Red and Green lights
are coming on. Try turning the HVAC blower OFF and then
turning the Electronic Air Cleaner on. This should solve the
problem.
Q. What is the zapping noise I am hearing from my unit?
Should I be concerned?
A. The zapping or popping noise that you are hearing is the sound
of larger particles being vaporized by the ionizing--collector cell.
This is normal and is no cause for alarm. As your HVAC system
blower moves the air through the ductwork and allows the
Electronic Air Cleaner to clean the air, the noise will diminish.
However, there will always be instances when larger particles enter
the ionizing--collector cell.
Q. Should I hear this zapping noise all the time?
A. All Electronic Air Cleaners will occasionally zap or pop as
larger particles pass through the ionizing--collector cells. However,
if the sound is constant or is repetitive in nature, then a large
particle may have become lodged in the ionizing--collector cells
and they may require cleaning. If cleaning the ionizing--collector
cells does not stop the noise and there are no large particles trapped
in the ionizing--collector cells, then the cause could be a
broken/loose ionizing wire, bent collector plate or other mechanical
reason. Please contact your local HVAC dealer for assistance.
Q. What if I no longer hear any popping or zapping noises
coming from my unit? Is it still cleaning the air?
A. If the zapping noises stop and the air cleaner is not in need of
servicing, then one of two situations has occurred. First, the
Electronic Air Cleaner has successfully removed all larger particles
from the air and is cleaning microscopic particles which do not
cause the zapping noise. Second, the blower and/or HVAC system
is not running and air is not flowing through the ductwork. The
Electronic Air Cleaner cannot remove particles if the air stream is
not moving.
Q. I lost power to my home during a storm. Should I worry
about the Electronic Air Cleaner?
A. The most common problem associated with power outages is
the unit will not turn on properly after power is restored. If the Red
and Green light come on for a couple of seconds and then go off,
the unit is OK. Just turn the HVAC blower off, turn the unit ON
and then turn the blower back on. If the Red and/or Green light
does NOT come on after a storm, the power supply in the
Electronic Air Cleaner may be short circuited. Contact a local
HVAC contractor for further information.
Q. My installer told me to keep the HVAC system blower
running all the time, but I don’t want to increase my power
bill. What should I do?
A. It is recommended that you keep your HVAC system blower
running all the time to achieve the maximum air cleaning
efficiency. This will allow the Electronic Air Cleaner to do what it
is designed to do, which is clean the air. Remember that if the air
does not reach the air cleaner, it cannot be cleaned. On average,
your Electronic Air Cleaner will use the same amount of electricity
as a 55 watt light bulb. The energy usage of the HVAC system
blower will depend on the age of your system, energy costs in your
regional location and other variables. The best solution is to try
running the HVAC system blower in continuous mode for a month
or two to estimate your annual energy costs and base your final
decision on what you feel most comfortable with.
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To install this model with a 240v fan coil:
1. Turn air cleaner OFF using ON/OFF rocker switch located
on front panel.
2. Plug power cord into acceptable receptacle.
3. Replace the unit door to the front of the air cleaner.
4. Air cleaner will now operate when door is in place,
ON/OFF rocker switch is in the ON position and input
voltage is present to unit.
Note Air Flow
Direction Arrow
Remove
Soak
Drip Dry
Rinse
Replace
C02035
Fig. 11 -- Typical Call and Prefilter Cleaning
MAINTENANCE OF CELLS
TROUBLESHOOTING
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Washing Cells and Prefilters
!
Regular washing is necessary to ensure proper performance (see
Fig. 11). A thorough washing once every two months will be
adequate for most installations. More frequent washing (once a
month) may be necessary on some installations (new homes for
example) where there is new carpeting, plaster dust, or excessive
cigarette smoke.
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD
Failure to follow this warning could result in personal injury
or death.
The following procedures could expose hazardous live
components. Only a trained, experienced service person
should install this electronic air cleaner. When the circuit has
been de--energized, always discharge any residual current in
the secondary with an insulated handle screwdriver. Always
ground power supply and ionizing--collecting cell when bench
testing. Before performing installation, service or maintenance
operations on unit, turn off all power to unit. TAG
DISCONNECT SWITCH WITH LOCKOUT TAG.
To remove cells and prefilter
1. Push air cleaner switch to the OFF position. Wait 15
seconds. Open door access panel.
2. Carefully remove cells and prefilter(s) and set aside in a safe
place.
3. Do not drop the ionizing--collector cell. This could cause
damage to the cell plates or ionizing wires and cause
excessive arcing and noise.
To wash cells and prefilter(s)
To wash cells and prefilter(s) We suggest that you follow the
instructions below to properly and thoroughly clean your collector
cells.
1. Place enough hot water in a utility tub to cover the first cell.
Dissolve 2 to 4 oz. of granulated automatic dishwasher
detergent (not laundry detergent) in the water.
2. Allow the cell to soak for 30 minutes. Agitate it up and
down in the solution until it appears clean and remove.
3. Repeat with second cell.
4. Agitate the prefilters up and down in the solution until they
appear clean.
5. With a hose, rinse the cells and prefilters. The hose should
be held about 10” (254 mm) from the cell plates and at a
slight angle for better cleaning results. Be careful not to
spray the ionizing wires directly with the hose. The water
pressure can cause the wire to snap and break. The cell
frame should be thoroughly rinsed along the edges to
dislodge any trapped lint or dirt. Carefully wipe a damp
cloth or sandpaper (not emery cloth) along the ionizing
wires.
6. Stand cells and prefilters up to drain. Let dry two hours.
You may experience a slight discoloration of the aluminum
collector cells after washing. This is a normal chemical
reaction and will not harm your unit or affect its
performance.
To replace cells in air cleaner
1. Replace prefilter and cells in cabinet. Check that arrow on
cells points in same direction as air flows through the duct
(If you have to force it past the positioning screw on
bottom, it is probably in the wrong position).
2. Replace access door (engage tabs on lower edge of door
into slots in cabinet). Carefully close door.
3. Turn air cleaner switch to ON.
WARNING
Recommended Service Tools
1. Screwdriver, 8” common with insulated handle (plastic)
2. Screwdrivers Phillips #1 and #2 with plastic insulated
handles
3. Needle nose pliers
4. Multimeter
5. High voltage probe
Indication of Electrical Trouble
The air cleaner is equipped with a Red CELL ENERGIZED light
for indicating proper unit operation. When the unit is in normal
operation (with the HVAC system fan running, access door in place
and rocker switch in the ON position) and the Red CELL
ENERGIZED light is not lit, the problem is a shorted secondary.
Although failure of the indicating light itself should not be
overlooked, this condition is unusual and rather remote.
Primary Circuit with Blower Operating
If there is supply line voltage at the connections and no input
voltage to the power supply, the outage can be located by checking
operation of the safety switch and the interconnecting wiring with a
multimeter. Refer to Circuit Diagram, to check operation of the
switches. Following these steps to test for proper operation of the
circuit board and power supply assembly:
1. Ensure that the circuit breaker controlling the furnace
blower is in the ON position and the main fuse is not open.
2. The power supply board has a built--in internal fuse to
protect the 24V transformer. It can be checked visually by
inspecting the fuse. If the fine wire inside the fuse is broken,
this indicates a problem in the 24V circuit of the power
supply board. Do NOT replace this fuse. The entire power
supply board must be replaced. The purpose of the fuse is
not to protect the power supply board, but to function as a
troubleshooting feature of the product and to protect the
transformer from damage.
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Ionizing--Collecting Cell
Secondary Circuit
The cell is electrically energized through a contact terminal located
at the top center of the cell. The ionizing wires and alternating
collector plates are electrically charged while the interleaving plates
are grounded. If the space between the charged and grounded
plates is bridged with conductive or semi--conductive material, a
short circuit develops. The bridging or short may be caused by
damaged plates, or foreign material lodged between/on the
components.
Since the cell should be periodically removed from the unit to
wash away collected dirt, it is susceptible to physical damage. The
cell also contains the ionizing wires which, due to their function,
have been designed with minimal structural support and are
susceptible to breakage. However, trouble related to a shorted
collector cell is readily shown by the Red CELL ENERGIZED
light and can be quickly isolated by a simple procedure.
To determine if a short exists in one or both of the collector cells,
turn the Electronic Air Cleaner OFF and remove both electronic
cells from the cabinet. Shut the door and repower the unit. If the
Red CELL ENERGIZED light comes on, an electrical short exists
in one or both of the electronic cells. Replace the cells in the unit,
one at a time, to determine which cell is shorted. Most troubles in
the cell can be visually detected and corrected.
NOTE: The ionizer collector cells are not designed for field repair.
Ionizing wires and insulators can be field replaced. It is not
recommended that you attempt to replace other cell components
(i.e. Collector plates, end plates, ionizer supports).
Wires are supplied in a coiled spring configuration, with a clinch
nut on each end of the wire. Replacement requires a pair of needle
nose pliers. Exercise caution in removing any broken wires in the
collector cell. This will prevent accidental shorting of the cell and
reduce the need for further maintenance. Use the following
procedure when replacing an ionizing wire.
1. Ensure that all power to the Electronic Air Cleaner is OFF,
remove the access door and remove the ionizing--collector
cells from the unit.
2. Carefully remove all remains of the broken wire.
3. Grip the new wire at each end of the wire with your thumb
and index finger. While stretching the wire to approximately
6” (152 mm) allow one end of the wire to uncoil between
your thumb and index finger.
4. Place one end of the wire in the slot of the stainless steel
support on the collector cell from the front of the cell. This
support is partially covered by the cell brace in front of the
support.
5. Grip the other end of the ionizing wire with needle nose
pliers and insert the terminated end of the wire into the slot
on the support bar of the opposite end of the collector cell.
6. The wire should be tight enough to be self supporting and
remain suspended between the two support slots in the
support bar.
!
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD
Failure to follow this warning could result in personal injury
or death.
The following procedures could expose hazardous live
components. Only a trained, experienced service person
should install this electronic air cleaner. Before performing
installation, service or maintenance operations on unit, turn off
all power to unit. TAG DISCONNECT SWITCH WITH
LOCKOUT TAG.
AFS Troubleshooting
1. Make sure the furnace blower is not operting, the rocker
switch is OFF, and the circuit breaker is turned OFF or the
cord is disconnected.
2. Remove the access door.
3. Remover power tray assembly.
4. Locate the AFS. It is the circuit board with a small gray disc
connected to the circuit board by two (2) silver wires.
Carfully bend the thermistor so that it is located in the center
of the opening and approximately 1/8” (3 mm) from the
inside edge of the power pack assembly.
5. Reinstall the power tray assembly and access door.
Replacing the Ionizing Wires
Ionizing wire breakage is minimal because of the constant tension
design and fixed location of the ionizing wire supports. When an
ionizing wire breaks, the efficiency of the Electronic Air Cleaner
will decrease slightly. However, the unit will continue to operate
with broken ionizing wires as long as the broken wires have not
caused a short circuit of the unit. Remove all loose and broken
wires as soon as they are identified. Although the replacement of
the ionizing wires can be attempted by a homeowner, it is
recommend that you should contact a qualified HVAC contractor
for replacement parts and/or servicing.
WARNING
High Altitude Operation
Because the air is less dense at higher altitudes, there is a possibility
of nuisance arcing. The homeowner can quickly and easily correct
this condition.
1. Turn the unit OFF. Turn off circuit breaker or disconnect the
power cord.
2. Remove the two screws that secure the cover to the power
tray and remove it from the unit. (The entire power supply
tray may be removed from the cabinet by removing two
screws from inside cabinet.) Do not lose these screws.
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3. If the fuse is NOT blown, check the ON/OFF switches and
safety interlock switch for proper engagement and
operation. This can be completed using a volt ohm
millimeter on a scale that will measure ohms as low as 1.0.
If you are using the recommended meter previously
mentioned in this manual, set the meter to read 200 ohm
and proceed with Steps 4 through 6.
4. Remove the fuse. Connect one lead to the test pin located
directly beside the wire that connects the ON/OFF switch to
the power supply board. Connect the other lead to the fuse
connection closest to the front panel.
5. Turn the ON/OFF switch to the ON position and depress
the safety interlock switch. The meter should have the
capability of reading levels as low as 1.0 ohm.
6. If there is no reading on the meter, begin the process of
elimination by disconnecting the wire from the test point
and connecting it to the terminal with the blue wire located
on the safety interlock switch. Depress the safety interlock
switch. If the reading on the meter is greater than 1.0 ohm,
the safety interlock switch is defective and must be replaced.
If the reading on the meter is less than 1.0 ohm, the
ON/OFF switch is defective and must be replaced.
3. Locate the jumper terminal (see 12).
LOW
MED
LMH
wire support bar with end of the high voltage probe. The
meter reading should be 6.2 kVDC ± .2 kVDC.
!
HI
LMH
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD
LMH
Failure to follow this warning could result in personal injury
or death.
The following procedures could expose hazardous live
components. Only a trained, experienced service person
should install this electronic air cleaner. Before performing
installation, service or maintenance operations on unit, turn off
all power to unit. TAG DISCONNECT SWITCH WITH
LOCKOUT TAG.
C02036
Fig. 12 -- Jumper Terminal Adjustment
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WARNING
4. With a pair of needle nose pliers, carfully adjust the jumper
settings from HIGH to MED. Ensure that the jumper is
firmly seated in the terminal.
5. Replace the power tray cover and secure it with the two
screws.
6. Replace the access door and turn the unit ON.
This procedure will slightly reduce the output voltage, minimize
arcing, and reduce ozone production. If the condition does not
improve, repeat the above procedure and move the jumper setting
from MED to LOW. If this does not correct the situation, contact
your local HVAC dealer. All Electronic Air Cleaners are produced
at the factory with the jumpers set in the HIGH position. However,
the output voltage may be lowered in any situation where the unit
is arcing excessively or there is excessive ozone production.
7. If no voltage is measured, remove the first cell and check
the second cell. The meter should read 6.2 kVDC ± .2
kVDC.
8. If proper voltage is measured, the first cell is shorted.
9. If no voltage is present, remove the second cell. Install cell
number one and measure voltage as described above. If
voltage is present, the second cell, which is now out of the
cabinet, is shorted.
10. If no voltage is present, remove both cells and measure the
power supply output. While drpressing the safety switch,
touch the end of the high voltage probe (see Fig. 13) to
either the front or rear contact board assembly. The meter
should read 6.2 kVDC or higher.
11. If no voltage is present, check the power supply. Set the
multimeter for reading AC voltage at 200 volt full scale and
attach meter test leads.
12. While depressing the safety lever, touch the two transformer
output lead junctions to the power supply board with the
meter leads and read the meter.
13. If there is no oputput voltage from 24 volt transformer,
replace the 24 volt tranformer and power supply board.
Checking the Power Supply
If the output light remains out with the collector cells removed
from the cabinet, the power supply is defective. Specific problems
on the power tray assembly can be isolated by using a multimeter
and high voltage probe to check the output voltages. To check the
secondary circuit, a high voltage meter is required. See the section
entitled Recommended Service Tools. To check for proper
operation, it is imperative that the procedure be followed as
outlined below:
1. Make sure the furnace blower is operating, the control
switch is on, and input voltage is correct.
2. Remove front door assembly panel.
3. Remove power pack access cover.
4. Check the high voltage contact board assembly(s) for
damage or carbon tracking.
NOTE: The cell contacts should be visually checked for
corrosion, excessive dirt build up, and electrical arc tracking
(carbon path from stainless steel spring to grounded metal). Clean
or replace as required.
5. Make connections from the high voltage probe to the
multimeter in accordance with the operator’s manual. The
meter should be set for reading DC voltage on the 20 volt
full scale.
6. Attach the high voltage probe ground lead to the cabinet.
While depressing the safety switch lever, touch the ionizer
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Fig. 13 -- High Voltage Operation Check
(Ionizer Wire Support Bar)
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PARTS LIST
16
3
5
1
4
8
CELL
CONTACT
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6
ON
OFF
7
1
11
2
9
10
14
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PARTS LIST
Reference Number
Description
1
Power Tray Assembly
2
High Frequency Power Supply
3
ON/OFF Switch
4
Interlock Switch
5
Cabinet Assembly
6
Prefilter (2 required)
7
Cell, Ionizing --- Collecting
8
Ionizing Wire Assembly
9
Front Panel Assembly
10
Contact Board Assembly (2 required)
11
Charcoal Filter (optional, not shown)
12 (120v model)
Stepdown Transformer 120v to 24v
12 (240v model)
Stepdown Transformer 240v to 24v
13
Insulator
14
Cell Key (not shown)
15
Power Tray Cover
Fig. 14 -- Unit Parts Description
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12
Is cell sizzling?
No
Is cell crackling and snapping?
Yes
Is red light on?
Yes
Is green light on?
START HERE
Yes
No
No
No
No
Is transformer defective?
No
Is power supply defective?
Yes
Is power supply wiring OK?
Yes
Are contact boards OK?
No
Is cell dirty or defective?
Is ON/OFF switch working?
Yes
Is the safety interlock system OK?
Yes
Is input AC power available?
Is unit operating?
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Remove any objects between adjacent collector plates.
Replace corroded or carbonized insulators.
Replace any broken ionizing wires.
Wash dirty cell.
1. Assure good contact between cell, and contact
boards. Replace defective contact boards.
2. Assure good contact between cells and ground
contact.
1. Wash dirty cell including any powder build-up on
ionizing wires.
2. Straighten any bent plates.
3. Replace any broken or loose ionizing wires.
1. Replace power supply.
2. Replace transformer.
1. Replace defective high frequency power supply.
1. Repair or replace any loose wires or bad connections.
1. Replace contact board if contacts are corroded or
carbonized.
2. Replace any defective wires.
3. Clean dirt build-up on contacts with alcohol and let dry
thoroughly.
1.
2.
3.
4.
1. Assure that ON/OFF switch is turned "ON".
2. Repair or replace any loose wires or bad connections.
3. Replace defective ON/OFF switch.
1. Check that access door is not open or ajar.
2. Repair or replace any loose wires or bad connections.
3. Replace any defective momentary contact switch.
1. Replace any blown fuses and reset any tripped
breakers.
2. Repair or replace any loose wires or bad connections.
1. Repair or replace any loose wires or bad connections
to green light.
2. Replace defective green indicating light.
TROUBLESHOOTING THE DUCT MOUNT ELECTRONIC AIR CLEANER
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A97176
Repeat these
steps until all
problems are
eliminated
CAC / BDP
FOR SERVICE OR REPAIR, FOLLOW THESE STEPS IN ORDER:
FIRST: Contact the installer. You may find their name on the product or in your Homeowner’s Packet. If the installer’s name is not known, call your
builder or home retailer if yours is a new residence.
SECOND: Contact the nearest distributor. (See telephone yellow pages.)
THIRD: Contact:
CAC / BDP
Consumer Relations
P.O. Box 4808
Syracuse, New York 13221
Phone: 1-800-227-7437
Model No. ____________________________________________
Unit Serial No. ________________________________________
Date of Installation _____________________________________
Installed by ___________________________________________
Name of Owner _______________________________________
Address of Installation __________________________________
FIVE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY--- CAC / BDP (hereinafter also referred to as “COMPANY”) warrants this cabinet/product to be free from defects in
material and workmanship. If a defect is found within five years from date of original installation of product (whether or not actual use begins on that
date) Company will provide a new or remanufactured part, at Company’s sole option, to replace any defective part, without charge for the part itself.
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT INCLUDE LABOR OR OTHER COSTS incurred for diagnosing, repairing, removing, installing, shipping, servicing, or
handling of either defective parts or replacement parts.
WARRANTY CONDITIONS:
1. Warranties apply only to products in their original installation location.
2. Installation, use, care, and maintenance must be normal and in accordance with instructions contained in the Owner’s Manual
and Company’s service information.
3. Defective parts must be returned to the distributor through a registered servicing dealer for credit.
4. All work shall be performed during normal working hours.
LIMITATIONS OF WARRANTIES – ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES (INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) ARE HEREBY LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE PERIOD FOR WHICH THE LIMITED WARRANTY IS GIVEN AND
APPLIES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY
TO YOU. THE EXPRESSED WARRANTIES MADE IN THIS WARRANTY ARE EXCLUSIVE AND MAY NOT BE ALTERED, ENLARGED, OR
CHANGED BY ANY DISTRIBUTOR, DEALER, OR OTHER PERSON WHATSOEVER.
COMPANY WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR:
1. Normal maintenance as outlined in the installation and servicing instructions or owner’s manual, including filter cleaning and/or
replacement and lubrication.
2. Damage or repairs required as a consequence of faulty installation, misapplication, abuse, improper servicing, unauthorized
alteration or improper operation.
3. Failure to start due to voltage conditions, blown fuses, open circuit breakers, or damages due to the inadequacy or interruption
of electrical service.
4. Damage as a result of floods, winds, fires, lightning, accidents, corrosive environments or other conditions beyond the control
of Company.
5. Parts not supplied or designated by Company, or damages resulting from their use.
6. Company products installed outside the continental U.S.A., Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada.
7. Electricity or fuel costs, or increases in electricity or fuel costs from any reason whatsoever, including additional or unusual use
of supplemental electric heat.
8. ANY SPECIAL INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL PROPERTY OR COMMERCIAL DAMAGE OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER.
Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Catalog 63EA-CA0
05-03
39004DP290
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EAC- Limited Warranty
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Copyright 2007 CAC / BDP D 7310 W. Morris St. D Indianapolis, IN 46231
Printed in China
Edition Date: 09/07
Manufacturer reserves the right to change, at any time, specifications and designs without notice and without obligations.
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Catalog No: IM---EACB---03
Replaces: IM--- EACB--- 02