265 5 us~v~Installation Manual

265 5 us~v~Installation Manual
INSTALLATION GUIDE
VENMAR AVS
VB0179
VÄNEE
VB0180
VB0177
Kubix™ ERV
(side ports)
Model no. 44113
VB0178
Kubix™ ERV
(top ports)
Model no. 44112
VB0144
Vïgor™ ERV
(side ports)
Model no. 44213
Vïgor™ ERV
(top ports)
Model no. 44212
VB0148
VB0143
Kubix™ HRV Plus*
(side ports)
Model no. 44103
VB0147
Kubix™ HRV Plus*
(top ports)
Model no. 44102
Vïgor™ HRV Plus*
(side ports)
Model no. 44203
Vïgor™ HRV Plus*
(top ports)
Model no. 44222
* These products earned the ENERGY STAR® by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by Natural Resources
Canada and the US EPA. They meet ENERGY STAR requirements only when used in Canada.
!
RESIDENTIAL INDOOR USE ONLY !
READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
09318 rev. 05
ABOUT THIS GUIDE
Because of the large amount of models covered in this publication, the illustrations are typical ones. Some details of your unit may be
slightly different than the ones shown.
Please take note that this manual uses the following symbols to emphasize particular information:
! WARNING
Identifies an instruction which, if not followed, might cause serious personal injuries including possibility of death.
CAUTION
Identifies an instruction which, if not followed, may severely damage the unit and/or its components.
NOTE: Indicates supplementary information needed to fully complete an instruction.
ABOUT THESE UNITS
LIMITATION
For residential (domestic) installation only. Installation work and electrical wiring must be done by a qualified person(s) in accordance with
all applicable codes and standards, including fire-rated construction codes and standards.
!
WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK, OR INJURY TO PERSON(S) OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING:
1. Use this unit only in the manner intended by the manufacturer. If you have questions, contact the manufacturer at the address or
telephone number listed in the warranty.
2. We recommend that your unit be inspected by a specialized technician once a year.
3. Before servicing or cleaning the unit, disconnect power cord from electrical outlet.
4. This unit is not designed to provide combustion and/or dilution air for fuel-burning appliances.
5. When cutting or drilling into wall or ceiling, do not damage electrical wiring and other hidden utilities.
6. Do not use the units with any solid-state speed control device other than the corresponding ones listed below:
UNIT
MAIN CONTROL
KUBIX™ HRV PLUS
KUBIX™ ERV
ALTITUDE, DECO-TOUCH, LITE-TOUCH CONSTRUCTO,
SIMPLE TOUCH CONSTRUCTO OR CONSTRUCTO
VÏGOR™ HRV PLUS
VÏGOR™ ERV
PLATINUM, DECO-TOUCH, LITE-TOUCH BRONZE,
SIMPLE TOUCH BRONZE OR BRONZE
AUXILIARY CONTROL
20/40/60-MINUTE PUSH-BUTTON TIMER,
60-MINUTE CRANK TIMER, 20-MINUTE LIGHTED PUSH
BUTTON AND DEHUMIDISTAT
7. This unit must be grounded. The power supply cord has a 3-prong grounding plug for your personal safety. It must be plugged into a
mating 3-prong grounding receptacle, grounded in accordance with the national electrical code and local codes and ordinances.
Do not remove the ground prong. Do not use an extension cord.
8. Do not install in a cooking area or connect directly to any appliances.
9. Do not use to exhaust hazardous or explosive materials and vapors.
10. When performing installation, servicing or cleaning the unit, it is recommended to wear safety glasses and gloves.
11. Due to the weight of the unit, two installers are recommended to perform installation.
12. When applicable local regulations comprise more restrictive installation and/or certification requirements, the aforementioned requirements
prevail on those of this document and the installer agrees to conform to these at his own expenses.
CAUTION
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To avoid prematurate clogged filters, turn OFF the unit during construction or renovation.
Please read specification label on product for further information and requirements.
Be sure to duct air outside – Do not intake/exhaust air into spaces within walls or ceiling or into attics, crawl spaces, or garage.
Intended for residential installation only in accordance with the requirements of NFPA 90B (for a unit installed in U.S.A.) or Part 9 of the
National Building Code of Canada (for a unit installed in Canada).
Do not run any air ducts directly above or closer than 2 ft (0.61 m) to any furnace or its supply plenum, boiler, or other heat producing
appliance. If a duct has to be connected to the furnace return plenum, it must be connected not closer than 9’ 10” (3 m) from this plenum
connection to the furnace.
The ductwork is intended to be installed in compliance with all applicable codes.
When leaving the house for a long period of time (more than two weeks), a responsible person should regularly check if the unit
operates adequately.
If the ductwork passes through an unconditioned space (e.g.: attic), the unit must operate continuously except when performing
maintenance and/or repair. Also, the ambient temperature of the house should never drop below 18°C (65°F).
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. TECHNICAL SUPPORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
2. TECHNICAL DATA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
2.1 AIR DISTRIBUTION . . . . . . .
2.2 DEFROST CYCLES . . . . . . .
2.3 TOP PORTS UNITS DIMENSIONS .
2.4 SIDE PORTS UNITS DIMENSIONS .
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3. TYPICAL INSTALLATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
3.1 FULLY DUCTED SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
3.2 CENTRAL DRAW POINT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
3.3 SIMPLIFIED INSTALLATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
4. INSTALLATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10
4.1 INSPECT THE CONTENT OF THE BOX . . . .
4.2 LOCATING THE UNIT . . . . . . . . . . .
4.3 PLANNING OF THE DUCTWORK . . . . . . .
4.4 INSTALLING THE DUCTWORK AND REGISTERS
4.5 CONNECTING THE DUCTS TO THE UNIT . . .
4.6 INSTALLING TWO EXTERIOR HOODS . . . .
4.7 CONNECTING THE DRAIN . . . . . . . . .
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. .6
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. .6
. 6-8
. .9
. 10
. 10
5. CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-13
5.1 UNITS BOOTING SEQUENCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.2 INTEGRATED CONTROL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.3 SETTING EXTENDED DEFROST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.4 ELECTRICAL CONNECTION TO MAIN CONTROLS . . . . . . .
5.5 ELECTRICAL CONNECTION TO OPTIONAL AUXILIARY CONTROLS
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.12-13
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6. ELECTRICAL CONNECTION TO THE FURNACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
7. WIRING DIAGRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
8. BALANCING THE UNIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
8.1 WHAT YOU NEED TO BALANCE THE UNIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
8.2 PRELIMINARY STAGES TO BALANCE THE UNIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
8.3 BALANCING PROCEDURE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
9. SERVICE PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
10. TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19
1. TECHNICAL SUPPORT (FOR ASSISTANCE)
FOR ASSISTANCE, CALL ON WEEKDAYS, 8:30 AM TO 5:00 PM (EASTERN STANDARD TIME).
NOTE: THESE PHONE NUMBERS ARE STRICTLY RESERVED FOR INSTALLERS USE ONLY. DO NOT CALL THESE NUMBERS FOR ORDERING PARTS.
FOR VENMAR UNITS: 1-800-649-0372 (TOOL FREE)
FOR VÄNEE UNITS: 1-888-908-2633 (TOLL FREE)
2. TECHNICAL DATA
2.1 AIR DISTRIBUTION
TOP PORTS UNITS
FRESH AIR
TO BUILDING
STALE AIR
SIDE PORTS UNITS
FRESH AIR
TO BUILDING
TO OUTSIDE
STALE AIR
FRESH AIR
FRESH AIR
FROM
FROM OUTSIDE
BUILDING
VF0051
UNIT FRONT
STALE AIR
STALE AIR
TO OUTSIDE
FROM
FROM
BUILDING
OUTSIDE
UNIT FRONT
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2. TECHNICAL DATA (CONT’D)
2.2 DEFROST CYCLES
KUBIX™ HRV PLUS AND VÏGOR™ HRV PLUS UNITS
OUTSIDE
TEMPERATURE
DEFROST CYCLES
(MINUTES)
EXTENDED DEFROST*
CYCLES (MINUTES)
OPERATION
°C
°F
DEFROSTING
KUBIX™ ERV AND VÏGOR™ ERV UNITS
BETWEEN EACH
OUTSIDE
TEMPERATURE
DEFROST CYCLES
(MINUTES)
OPERATION
DEFROSTING
DEFROST CYCLE
EXTENDED DEFROST*
CYCLES (MINUTES)
OPERATION
°C
BETWEEN EACH
°F
DEFROSTING
DEFROST CYCLE
BETWEEN EACH
OPERATION
DEFROSTING
DEFROST CYCLE
BETWEEN EACH
DEFROST CYCLE
-5
23
4
20
6
15
-5
23
7
22
7
15
-15
5
4
20
6
15
-15
5
7
22
7
15
-27
-17
6
15
6
12
-27
-17
7
15
7
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* In a cold region (outside temperature -27°C [-17°F] and lower), it may be necessary to setup EXTENDED DEFROST. See Section 5.3.
2.3 TOP PORTS UNITS DIMENSIONS
3 FT.
POWER CORD
Ø
4” TYP.
2 ³/8”
18 5/8”
16 5/16”
15 7/16”
16”
15 5/8”
VK0075A
2.4 SIDE PORTS UNITS DIMENSIONS
3 FT.
POWER CORD
Ø
4” TYP.
16 5/16”
15 7/16”
VK0072A
2 ³/8”
15 1/16”
15 5/8”
19 13/16”
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3. TYPICAL INSTALLATIONS
Use the following illustrations as guidelines to help you decide on how the unit will be installed.
All the units should be hung from the joists.
If required, bathroom fans and a range hood may be used to exhaust stale air. Also, for homes with more than one level, we recommend
one exhaust register at the highest level.
There are 3 installation methods: Fully ducted, Central Draw Point and Simplified Installation.
NOTE: An electrical outlet has to be available within 3 feet of the unit.
3.1 FULLY DUCTED SYSTEM (PRIMARILY FOR HOMES WITH RADIANT HOT WATER OR ELECTRIC BASEBOARD HEATING)
Stale air coming from the registers located at the highest level of the
house is exhausted to the outside. Fresh air from outside is filtered and
supplied by the register located in the lowest liveable level.
Homes with more than one level require at least one exhaust register at
the highest level.
See figure at right.
VH0081
3.2 CENTRAL DRAW POINT (CONNECTION TO A FORCED AIR SYSTEM)
Stale air coming from the registers located at the highest level of the
house is exhausted to the outside. Fresh air from outside is filtered and
supplied to the return (plenum) or the supply duct of the forced air unit.
See figure at right.
For this type of installation, it is not essential that the forced air system
blower runs when the unit is in operation, but we recommend it.
NOTE: Home with multiple forced air systems should have one unit on
each system.
VH0082
3.3 SIMPLIFIED INSTALLATION (CONNECTION TO A FORCED AIR SYSTEM)
Stale air is exhausted to the outside. Fresh air from outside is filtered and
supplied to the return (plenum) or the supply duct of the forced air unit.
See figure at right.
To avoid cross-contamination and achieve the highest efficiencies, the
forced air system blower must always be ON.
NOTE: Home with multiple forced air systems should have one unit on
each system.
VH0082
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4. INSTALLATION
4.1 INSPECT THE CONTENT OF THE BOX
Inspect the exterior of the unit for shipping damage. Ensure that there is no damage to the door, ports, power cord, etc.
4.2 LOCATING THE UNIT
Choose an appropriate location for the unit.
• Within an area of the house where the ambient temperature is kept between
10°C (50°F) and 40°C (104 °F).
• Away from living areas (dining room, living room, bedroom), if possible.
• So as to provide easy access to the interior of the unit, for quarterly and annual
maintenance.
• Close to an exterior wall, so as to limit the length of the insulated flexible duct to
and from the unit.
• Away from hot chimneys and other fire hazards.
• Allow for a power source (standard 3-prong grounding outlet).
• Close to a drain (HRV units only). If no drain is close by, use a pail to collect run-off.
Hang the unit with the four chains and springs provided. See illustration beside.
VD0242
CAUTION
Make sure the unit is level.
4.3 PLANNING OF THE DUCTWORK
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Keep it simple. Plan for a minimum of bends and joints.
Keep the length of insulated ducts to a minimum.
Do not ventilate crawl spaces or cold rooms. Do not attempt to recover the exhaust air from a dryer or a range hood. This
would cause clogging of the filters and recovery module.
If the house has two floors or more, be sure to plan for at least one exhaust register on the highest lived-in level.
4.4 INSTALLING THE DUCTWORK AND REGISTERS
4.4.1 FULLY DUCTED SYSTEM (AS ILLUSTRATED IN SECTION 3.1)
! WARNING
Never install a stale air exhaust register in a closed room where a combustion device operates, such as a
gas furnace, a gas water heater or a fireplace.
Stale air exhaust ductwork
• Install the stale air exhaust registers where the contaminants are produced: kitchen, living room, etc. Position the registers as
far from the stairway as possible and in such a way that the air circulates in all the lived-in spaces in the house.
• If a register is installed in the kitchen, it must be located at least 4 feet (1.2 m) from the range.
• Install the registers 6 to 12 inches (152 to 305 mm) from the ceiling on an interior wall OR install them in the ceiling.
Fresh air distribution ductwork
• Install the fresh air distribution registers in bedrooms, dining rooms, living room and basement.
• Keep in mind that the fresh air registers must be located as far as possible from the stale air registers.
• Install the registers either in the ceiling or high on the walls with air flow directed towards the ceiling. (The cooler air will then
cross the upper part of the room and mix with room air, before descending to occupant’s level.)
• If a register must be floor installed, direct the airflow up the wall.
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4. INSTALLATION (CONT’D)
4.4 INSTALLING THE DUCTWORK AND REGISTERS (CONT’D)
4.4.2 CENTRAL DRAW POINT (AS ILLUSTRATED IN SECTION 3.2)
Stale air exhaust ductwork
Same as for Fully Ducted System, described on point 4.4.1
! WARNING
When performing duct connections, always use approved tools and materials. Respect all corresponding
laws and safety regulations. Please refer to your local building code.
CAUTION
When performing duct connections to the furnace supply duct, this duct must be sized to support the
additional airflow produced by the unit. Also, the use of metal duct is highly recommended.
Fresh air distribution ductwork
There are 2 methods for connecting the unit to the furnace/air handler:
Method 1: Supply side connection
• Cut an opening into the furnace supply duct at least 18 inches (0.5 m) from the
furnace/air handler.
• Connect this opening to the Fresh air distribution port of the unit (use metal
duct, see figure beside).
• Make sure the unit duct forms an elbow inside the furnace/air handler ductwork.
• If desired, interlock (synchronize) the furnace/air handler blower operation (see
Section 6 Electrical Connection to the Furnace).
MINIMUM 18”
(0.5 M)
METAL DUCT
VJ0075
Method 2: Return side connection
• Cut an opening into the furnace return duct not less than 10 feet (3.1 m) from
the furnace/air handler (A+B).
• Connect this opening to the Fresh air distribution port of the unit (see figure
beside).
NOTE: For Method 2, it is not essential that the furnace/air handler runs when the
unit is operation, but we recommend it. If desired, interlock (synchronize)
the furnace/air handler blower operation (see Section6 Electrical Connection
to the Furnace).
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A
B
A+B = NOT LESS
THAN 10’ (3.1 M)
VJ0076
4. INSTALLATION (CONT’D)
4.4 INSTALLING THE DUCTWORK AND REGISTERS (CONT’D)
4.4.3 SIMPLIFIED INSTALLATION (AS ILLUSTRATED IN SECTION 3.3)
! WARNING
When performing duct connections, always use approved tools and materials. Respect all corresponding
laws and safety regulations. Please refer to your local building code.
CAUTION
When performing duct connections to the furnace supply duct (Method 1), this duct must be sized to
support the additional airflow produced by the unit. Also, the use of metal duct is highly recommended.
For a Return-Return installation, the furnace blower must be in operation when the unit is in operation.
There are 2 methods for connecting the unit to the furnace/air handler:
Method 1: Supply-Return Connection
Method 2: Return-Return Connection
MINIMUM 18”
(0.5 M)
METAL DUCT
A
B
MINIMUM 3’
(0.9 M)
B
VJ0078
A
A+B = NOT LESS
THAN 10’ (3.1 M)
A+B = NOT LESS
THAN 10’ (3.1 M)
VJ0077
Stale air intake
• Cut an opening into the furnace return duct not less than 10 feet (3.1 m) from the furnace/air handler (A+B).
• Connect this opening to the Exhaust air from building port of the unit.
Fresh air distribution
• Same instructions as for Method 1 or Method 2, Section 4.4.2.
For Method 2 (Return-Return), make sure there is a distance of at least 3 feet (0.9 m) between the 2 connections to the furnace/air
handler.
CAUTION
If using Method 2, make sure the furnace/air handler blower operation is synchronized with the unit
operation! See Section 6 Electrical Connection to the Furnace.
NOTE: For Method 1, it is not essential to synchronize the furnace blower operation with the unit operation, but we recommend it.
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4. INSTALLATION (CONT’D)
4.5 CONNECTING THE DUCTS TO THE UNIT
NOTE: All units ports were created to be connected to ducts having a minimum of 4” diameter, but if need be, they can be connected
to bigger sized ducts by using an appropriate transition (e.g.: 4” diameter to 5” diameter transition).
Insulated flexible ducts
Use the following procedure to connect the insulated flexible ducts to the ports of the unit (Exhaust air to outside and Fresh air from
outside ports).
A
All units have those 2 ports equipped with integrated balancing damper. Prior to install the
insulated flexible ducts, ensure these both ports have their damper entirely open (their
adjusment pin (A) must be set vertical, as shown beside).
VJ0033
CAUTION
If ducts have to go through an unconditioned space (e.g.: attic), always use insulated ducts.
1. Pull back the insulation to expose the flexible duct.
2. Attach the flexible duct to the port using tie wrap.
3. Pull the insulation over the joint and tuck in between the inner and outer rings of the double collar.
4. Pull down the vapor barrier (shaded part in illustrations below) over the outer ring to cover it completely. Fasten in place the vapor
barrier using the port strap included in unit parts bag). To do so, insert one collar pin through vapor barrier and first strap hole, then insert
the other collar pin through vapor barrier and center strap hole and close the loop by inserting the first collar pin in the last strap hole.
CAUTION
Make sure the vapor barrier on the insulated ducts does not tear during installation to avoid condensation
within the ducts.
1
2
COLLAR PIN
4
3
COLLAR PIN
VJ0074
Non-insulated rigid ducts
Use metal screws and duct tape
to connect the rigid ducts to the
unit ports.
Non-insulated flexible ducts
Use tie wraps to connect the flexible
ducts to the unit ports.
VJ0073
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4. INSTALLATION (CONT’D)
4.6 INSTALLING TWO EXTERIOR HOODS
Choose an appropriate location to install the exterior
hoods:
• There must be a minimum distance of 6 feet (1.8 m)
between the hoods to avoid cross-contamination
• There must be a minimum distance of 18 inches (457 mm)
from the ground
!
4” Ø
(102 MM)
EXHAUST HOOD
INTAKE HOOD
18”
(457 MM)
WARNING
18”
(457 MM)
6’
(1.8 M)
Make sure the intake hood is at least 6 feet (1.8 m)
away from any of the following:
• Dryer exhaust, high efficiency furnace vent,
central vacuum vent
• Gas meter exhaust, gas barbecue-grill
• Any exhaust from a combustion source
• Garbage bin and any other source of contamination
6’
(1.8 M)
OPTIONAL
DUCT LOCATION
18”
(457 MM)
TAPE AND DUCT TIE
Refer to figure beside for connecting insulated ducts to the
exterior hoods. An “Anti-gust intake hood’’ should be installed
in regions where a lot of snow is expected to fall.
VD0028
4.7 CONNECTING THE DRAIN
CAUTION
A drain tubing (included) must be installed for all HRV units. For ERV units, it is not required, however, it
is recommended for climates where the outside temperature typically remains below -25°C (-13°F), (over a
24-hour period) for several days in a row, combined with an indoor humidity of 40% or higher.
TIE-WRAP
VO0190
Connect the plastic tube to the inner drain fitting
located under the unit as shown.
± 1”
NOTE: For ERV units, remove drain plug outside
the unit prior to install tubing.
VD0240A
Make a water trap loop in the tube to prevent the
unit from drawing unpleasant odors from the drain
source. Run the tube to the floor drain or to an
alternative drain pipe or pail.
IMPORTANT
If using a pail to collect water, locate the tube end
approximately 1” from the top of the pail in order to
prevent water from being drawn back up into the unit.
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5. CONTROLS
All units are equipped with an integrated control located on upper left side of the unit. Plug the unit.
5.1 BOOTING SEQUENCE
The unit booting sequence is similar to a personnal computer boot sequence. Each time the unit is plugged after being unplugged, or
after a power failure, the unit will perform a 30-second booting sequence before starting to operate.
During the booting sequence, the integrated control LED will light GREEN for 5 seconds, and then will turn RED. During this RED light
phase, the unit is checking and resetting the motorized damper position. Once the motorized damper position completely set, the RED
light turns off and the booting sequence is done.
NOTE: No command will be taken until the unit is fully booted.
5.2 INTEGRATED CONTROL
1
2
Use the push button (1) to control the unit. The LED (2) will then show on which mode the unit is in.
Refer to table below to see how to operate the unit using its integrated control.
PRESS ON PUSH BUTTON
LED COLOR
RESULTS
ONCE
AMBER
UNIT IS ON LOW SPEED
TWICE
GREEN
UNIT IS ON HIGH SPEED
THREE TIMES
NO LIGHT
UNIT IS OFF
VE0220
If a problem occurs during the unit operation, its integrated control LED (2) will blink. The color of the blinking light depends on the
type of error detected. Refer to Section 10 Troubleshooting on page 18 for further details.
NOTE: WHEN USING MAIN CONTROL, THE INTEGRATED CONTROL MUST BE TURNED OFF.
5.3 SETTNG EXTENDED DEFROST
These units are factory set to normal defrost. In cold region (outside temperature -27°C [-17°F] and lower), it may be necessary to
setup extended defrost. During the first 2 seconds of booting sequence, while the integrated control LED is GREEN, press on push
button for 3 seconds to set the unit in extended defrost; the LED will blink AMBER to show the unit is in extended defrost mode. After
that, the LED will shut off, then light RED (the unit returns in its booting sequence).
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5. CONTROLS (CONT’D)
5.4 ELECTRICAL CONNECTION TO MAIN CONTROLS
For more convenience, these units can also be controlled using an optional main wall control.
NOTES: 1. The integrated control must be turned OFF to use an optional main control.
2. If an optional auxiliary control is used, if activated, this auxiliary control will override the optional main control.
! WARNING
Always disconnect the unit before making any connections. Failure in disconnecting power could result in
electric shock or damage of the wall control or electronic module inside the unit.
CAUTION
Never install more than one optional main wall control per unit. Make sure that the wires do not short-circuit
between themselves or by touching any other components on the wall control. Avoid poor wiring connections.To
reduce electrical interference (noise) potential, do not run wall control wiring next to control contactors or near
light dimming circuits, electrical motors, dwelling/building power or lighting wiring, or power distribution panel.
Use the terminal connector included in the installation kit to perform the electrical
connection for main and optional wall controls. Check if all wires are correctly inserted
in their corresponding holes in the terminal block. (A wire is correctly inserted when its
orange receptacle is lower than another one without wire. On picture beside, wire A is
correctly inserted, but wire B is not.)
A
B
VE0106
5.4.1 ELECTRICAL CONNECTION TO ALTITUDE (KUBIX™ HRV PLUS
AND ERV UNITS ONLY) OR PLATINUM (VÏGOR™ HRV PLUS AND
ERV UNITS ONLY) MAIN WALL CONTROL
5.4.2 ELECTRICAL CONNECTION TO DECO-TOUCH MAIN WALL CONTROL
(ALL UNITS)
NO C NC I OC OL Y R G B
NO C NC I OC OL Y R G B
MODE
PREF
SET
SMART
VE0250
VE0181
5.4.3 ELECTRICAL CONNECTION TO LITE-TOUCH CONSTRUCTO OR
SIMPLE-TOUCH CONSTRUCTO MAIN WALL CONTROLS
(KUBIX™ HRV PLUS AND ERV UNITS ONLY)
NO C NC I OC OL Y R G B
Y
G B
5.4.4 ELECTRICAL CONNECTION TO LITE-TOUCH BRONZE OR
SIMPLE-TOUCH BRONZE MAIN WALL CONTROLS
(VÏGOR™ HRV PLUS AND ERV UNITS ONLY)
MAIN WALL CONTROL
LITE-TOUCH CONSTRUCTO
and
SIMPLE-TOUCH CONSTRUCTO
REAR VIEW
OC
NO C NC I OC OL Y R G B
G B
Y
VE0100A
VE0101A
12
G B
MAIN WALL CONTROL
LITE-TOUCH BRONZE
and
SIMPLE TOUCH BRONZE
REAR VIEW
OC
G B
5. CONTROLS (CONT’D)
5.4 ELECTRICAL CONNECTION TO MAIN CONTROLS (CONT’D)
5.4.5 ELECTRICAL CONNECTION TO CONSTRUCTO MAIN WALL CONTROL 5.4.6 ELECTRICAL CONNECTION TO BRONZE MAIN WALL CONTROL
(KUBIX™ HRV PLUS AND ERV UNITS ONLY)
(VÏGOR™ HRV PLUS AND ERV UNITS ONLY)
%
-5°C
23°F
ATIVE HUM IDI
TY
REL
20%
5°C
41°F
MF O R Z O N E
T
M FO R T Z ON E
HUMIDITY
CONTROL
25%
CO
CO
XXX
XX
01/98
-
OFF MIN MAX
F
OF
RE HUMID
MO
5°C
41°F
-5°C
2330%
°F
70%
CO
M FORT ZONE
40%
#
-20°C
-4°F
LE S
S H U MI D
60%
50%
-20°C
-4°F
-30°C
-22°F
NO C NC I OC OL Y R G B
NO C NC I OC OL Y R G B
MAX.
OFF
MIN.
CONSTRUCTO
VE0103
VE0102
5.5 ELECTRICAL CONNECTION TO OPTIONAL AUXILIARY CONTROLS
DEHUMIDISTAT
60-MINUTE
CRANK TIMER
NOTE: If the Dehumidistat is activated
and then an optional auxiliary
control is being activated, this
one will override the Dehumidistat
commands.
NO C NC I OC OL Y R G B
VE0089A
TERMINAL
CONNECTOR
Once the control(s) connections have been made, insert the terminal connector in the
electrical compartment interface.
NOTE: For information about the operation of the wall controls, refer to the user guide.
VE0221
13
20/40/60-MINUTE or 20-MINUTE
PUSH-BUTTON SWITCHES
(5 MAXIMUM)
6. ELECTRICAL CONNECTION TO THE FURNACE
! WARNING
Never connect a 120-volt AC circuit to the terminals of the furnace interlock (standard wiring). Only use the low
voltage class 2 circuit of the furnace blower control.
For a furnace connected to a cooling system:
On some older thermostats, energizing the “R” and “G” terminals at the furnace has the effect of energizing “Y” at the thermostat and
thereby turning on the cooling system. If you identify this type of thermostat, you must use the ALTERNATE FURNACE INTERLOCK WIRING.
STANDARD FURNACE INTERLOCK WIRING
THERMOSTAT
TERMINALS
FOUR
WIRES
TWO WIRES
heating only
W
R
G
W
4 WIRES
G
Y
THERMOSTAT
TERMINAL
2 WIRES
heating only
wiring
nuts
W
RR
NO
NC
G
C
C
C
YY
Y
FURNACE
24-VOLT
TERMINAL BLOCK
R
UNIT TERMINAL CONNECTOR
Y
NO C NC I OC OL Y R G B
G
UNIT TERMINAL CONNECTOR
R
NO C NC I OC OL Y R G B
W
ALTERNATE FURNACE INTERLOCK WIRING
FURNACE
24-VOLT
TERMINAL BLOCK
TWO WIRES
2 WIRES
COOLING SYSTEM
VE0108A
14
COOLING SYSTEM
7. WIRING DIAGRAM
! WARNING
• Risk of electric shocks. Before performing any maintenance or servicing, always disconnect the unit from its power source.
• This product is equipped with an overload protection (fuse). A blown fuse indicates an overload or a short-circuit
situation. If the fuse blows, unplug the product from the outlet. Replace the fuse as per the servicing instructions
(refer to wiring diagram for proper fuse rating) and verify the product. If the replaced fuse blows, it may be a short-circuit
and the product must be discarded or returned to an authorized service center for examination and/or repair.
24V Class 2
COLOR CODE
BK BLACK
BL BLUE
BR BROWN
G GREEN
R RED
W WHITE
YELLOW
Y
T1
LINE VOLTAGE
CLASS 2 LOW VOLTAGE FACTORY WIRING
CLASS 2 LOW VOLTAGE FIELD WIRING
9.5V
Class 2
13 μF
C2
J14
J13
J12
5 μF
2
1
BK
1
2
3
BL
M1
BR
J9
J6
2
Y
FIELD WIRING
REMOTE CONTROL
OVERRIDE SWITCH
(OPTIONAL)
THERMISTOR
ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY
M2S-48900
OR M2S-C1033A
J10
A1
J1
J2
BK
G
B
G
R
Y
OL
OC
I
FURNACE BLOWER
INTERLOCK (OPTIONAL)
S1
1
3AG TYPE
F1
120 VAC
60 Hz
G
R
4 3 2 1
3A
J4
BK
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
t˚
C1
ICP
1 2 3 4 5
WIRING DIAGRAM
J8
5 4 3 2 1
W
5 4 3 2 1
1 2
M2
2 1
A2
J3
DAMPER MOTOR
DAMPER ELECTRONIC
ASSEMBLY
NEUTRAL
120 VAC
LINE
K3
BLOWER MOTOR
J10-2
K2
3A
J10-1
M
J4-1
J4-2
C1 MOTOR CAPACITOR
C2 MOTOR SPEED
J6-1
J9-1
J6-2
J4-3
T1
A2
J8-5
J8-4
24 VAC
K4
9.5 VAC
LOGIC DIAGRAM
J9-3
DAMPER MOTOR
J12-1 J2-1 J3-1
J8-2
M
J12-2 J2-2 J3-2
J8-1
~
-
+
~
CPU
VE0219A
15
K2
K3
K4
8. BALANCING THE UNIT
8.1 WHAT YOU NEED TO BALANCE THE UNIT
• A magnehelic gauge capable of measuring 0 to 0.5 inch of water (0 to 125 Pa) and
2 plastic tubes.
• The balancing chart of the unit, located on the unit door.
VP0009
8.2 PRELIMINARY STAGES TO BALANCE THE UNIT
A
• Seal all the unit ductwork with tape. Close all windows and doors.
• Turn off all exhaust devices such as range hood, dryer and bathroom fans.
• Make sure the balancing dampers are fully open (their adjusment pin (A) must be set
vertical, see illustration beside).
• Make sure all filters are clean (if it is not the first time the unit is balanced).
VJ0033
8.3 BALANCING PROCEDURE
1. Set the unit to high speed.
NOTE: Make sure that the furnace/air handler blower is ON if the installation is in any way connected to the ductwork of the
cold air return. If not, leave furnace/air handler blower OFF. If the outside temperature is below 0°C/32°F, make sure
the unit is not running in defrost while balancing. (By waiting 10 minutes after plugging the unit in, you are assured that
the unit is not in a defrost cycle.)
FRESH AIR
2. Place the magnehelic gauge on a level surface and adjust it to zero.
FLOW
3. Connect tubing from gauge to EXHAUST air flow pressure taps (see diagram on unit
door).
Be sure to connect the tubes to their appropriate high/low fittings. If the gauge drops
below zero, reverse the tubing connections.
4. Note the CFM value from balancing chart on unit.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4, but to FRESH air flow pressure taps.
6. Match highest CFM value to lowest by adjusting the balancing damper corresponding
to the highest value. To do so, rotate the adjusment pin.
VP0019
See example below:
EXHAUST AIR FLOW
PRESSURE
FRESH
EXHAUST
IN. W.G.
CFM
CFM
0.16
47
42
0.18
54
48
0.2
60
55
0.22
66
61
0.24
72
68
0.26
78
74
0.28
84
81
EXHAUST
READING
VALUES
VJ0031
FRESH
READING
0.3
90
88
VALUES
In that case, there is 78 CFM in FRESH air and 61 CFM in EXHAUST air. Then, using the adjusment pin, adjust (close) the
FRESH air balancing damper until the FRESH air flow matchs the EXHAUST air flow: 60 CFM (0.2 in. w.g.) with magnehelic
gauge connected to FRESH air flow pressure taps).
7. Secure both dampers in place with a fastening screw (included in the hardware kit).
8. Write the required air flow information on a label and stick it near the unit for future
reference (date, maximum speed air flows, your name, phone number and business
address).
NOTES: 1. Use conversion chart provided with the unit to convert magnehelic gauge
readings to equivalent cfm values.
2. The unit is considered balanced even if there is a difference of ±10 cfm
(or ± 5 l/s or 17 m³/h) between the two air flows.
SCREW
VJ0031
16
9. SERVICE PARTS
1
13
12
2
5
4
3
6
10
11
7
9
8
REPLACEMENT PARTS AND REPAIR:
In order to ensure your ventilation unit remains in good working condition,
you must use the manufacturer genuine replacement parts only. The
manufacturer replacement parts are specially designed for each unit and
are manufactured to comply with all the applicable certification standards
and maintain a high standard of safety. Any third party replacement part
used may cause serious damage and drastically reduce the performance
level of your unit, which will result in premature failing. The manufacturer
recommends to contact a certified service depot for all replacement parts
and repair.
VL0043
Kubix™
Kubix™ Kubix™ Kubix™ Vïgor™
Vïgor™ Vïgor™ Vïgor™
HRV Plus HRV Plus
ERV
ERV
HRV Plus HRV Plus
ERV
ERV
(44102)
(44103)
(44112) (44113)
(44202)
(44203)
(44212) (44213)
ITEM
PART
NO.
1
18854
4” ROUND METAL PORT
2
2
19206
ELECTRONIC BOARD (HRV)
1
1
2
DESCRIPTION
2
2
2
2
1
1
2
2
19207
ELECTRONIC BOARD (ERV)
1
1
1
1
3
16042
CAPACITOR 5 μF
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
4
17244
TRANSFORMER
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
5
19211
CAPACITOR 13 μF
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
6
19208
FILTER RETAINING WIRES (PAIR)
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
7
18883
CORE FILTERS (PAIR)
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
19201
DOOR ASSEMBLY
1
1
1
1
19203
DOOR ASSEMBLY
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
8
9
10
11
19199
HEAT RECOVERY CORE
19200
ENERGY RECOVERY CORE
18867
BLOWER ASSEMBLY
1
18868
VERTICAL PORTS DAMPER SYSTEM
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
18881
HORIZ. PORTS DAMPER SYSTEM*
12
19212
4” PORTS STRAPS
13
18855
4” DOUBLE COLLAR PORT WITH DAMPER
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
14
19213
HARDWARE KIT*
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
15
16416
PCB CONNECTOR*
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
2
2
* PART NOT SHOWN.
17
2
1
2
2
1
2
2
10. TROUBLESHOOTING
If the unit does not work properly, reset the unit by unplugging it for one minute and then replug it. If it still not working properly,
refer to table below.
If the integrated control LED of the unit is flashing, this means the unit sensors detected a problem. See the table below to know where
the problem occurs on the unit.
LED Signal
Error Type
Action
Unit Status
LED flashes GREEN
Thermistor error
Replace thermistor
Unit works but will defrost frequently
LED flashes AMBER
Damper error
Go to point 6
Unit does not work
1
2
Problems
Possible causes
You should try this
The error code E1 is
displayed on Altitude,
Platinum or Deco-Touch
wall control screen.
• The wires may be in reverse position.
• Ensure that the color wires have been connected to
their appropriate places.
• Inspect every wire and replace any that are damaged.
• Ensure the wires are correctly connected.
• The wires may be broken.
• The wires may have a bad connection.
There is no outside
temperature displayed on
Altitude or Platinum wall
.
control screen
__
• The unit thermistor is defective (the
integrated control LED of the unit must
flash GREEN).
NOTE: At its very start-up or after a power failure, it takes
some minutes before the outside temperature
appears on screen.The delay duration depends on
which operation mode the wall control is set.
The shortest delay is obtained when the wall
control is set on MIN or MAX in VENT Mode.
• Replace the unit thermistor.
3
Altitude, Platinum or
Deco-Touch wall control
screen alternates between
normal display and E3.
• The Altitude, Platinum or Deco-Touch
wall control may be defective.
• Replace the Altitude, Platinum or Deco-Touch wall
control.
4
On Altitude or Platinum wall • The unit thermistor is defective.
control, there is an important • The unit damper has been blocked or
broken.
difference between
temperature displayed and
real temperature.
• Replace the unit thermistor.
• Check for the proper operation of the unit damper;
replace if necessary.
5
Unit does not work.
• Unplug the unit.Disconnect NO C NC I OC OL Y R G B
the main control and the
optional(s) control(s) (if
need be). Jump G and B VE0097
terminals. Plug the unit back and wait about 10 seconds.
If the motors run on high speed and the damper
opens, the circuit board is not defective.
• Check if fuse F1 (located on PCB) is blown. In that case,
replace fuse F1 as per wiring diagram specifications.
• The circuit board may be defective.
• The fuse may be defective.
6
The damper actuator does
not work.
• The damper actuator or the damper
mechanism may be defective.
• The circuit board or the transformer
may be defective.
18
• Unplug the unit. Disconnect the main control and the
optional control(s) (if need be). Wait 10 seconds and
plug the unit back. Check if the damper opens. If not,
use a multimeter and check for 24 V AC on J12-1 and
J12-2 (in electrical compartment). If there is 24 V AC,
replace the entire damper assembly.
NOTE: It is normal to experience a small delay
(7-8 seconds) before detecting the 24 V AC
signal at starting-up. This signal will stay during
17-18 seconds before disappearing.
• If there is no 24 V AC, check for 24V AC between J8-1
and J8-2. If there is 24 V AC, replace the circuit board,
and if there is no 24 V AC, change the transformer.
10. TROUBLESHOOTING (CONT’D)
7
Problems
Possible causes
You should try this
The wall control does not
work.
• The wires may be in reverse position.
• Ensure that the color wires have been connected to
their appropriate places.
• Inspect every wire and replace any that are damaged.
• Remove the wall control and test it right beside the
unit using another shorter wire. If the wall control
works there, change the wire. If it does not, change
the wall control.
• The wires may be broken.
• The wire in the wall OR the wall control
may be defective.
8
9
The Dehumidistat does not
work OR other optional
auxiliary control does not
work OR its indicator light
does not stay on.
• The wires may be in reverse position.
The blower motor does not
work.
• The fuse may be defective.
• The Dehumidistat or push button may
be defective.
• Ensure that the color wires have been connected to
their appropriate places.
• Jump the OL and OC
NO C NC I OC OL Y R G B
terminals. If the unit
switches to high speed,
remove the Dehumidistat VE0098
or push button and test
it right beside the unit using another shorter wire. If it
works here, change the wire. If it doesn’t, change the
Dehumidistat or the push button..
• Check if fuse F1 (located on PCB) is blown. In that case,
replace fuse F1 as per wiring diagram specifications.
• The motor or capacitor may be defective. • Using a multimeter, check the ohms value on motor
connector. For BLUE and BLACK motor wires, the right
NOTE: The unit must be unplugged to
perform this test.
value is ± 68 ohms. For BLUE and BROWN motor
wires, the right value is ± 58 ohms. For BROWN and
BLACK motor wires, the right value is ± 126 ohms. If
the ohms values are the same, the motor is not defective.
Replace the motor capacitor.
10 The defrost cycle does not
work (the fresh air duct is
frozen) OR the fresh air
distributed is very cold.
• Ice deposits may be hindering the
• Remove the ice.
damper operation.
• The damper mechanism may be broken. • Inspect this part and replace if necessary.
• The damper actuator or circuit board • See point 6.
may be defective.
11 The integrated control push
button does not work.
• The 30-second boot sequence is not
completed.
19
• See Section 5.1 Booting Sequence.
NOTES
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