Aprilaire | 500m | Specifications | Aprilaire 500m Specifications

READ COMPLETE SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS AND INSTALLATION TEMPLATE BEFORE STARTING INSTALLATION
ATTENTION INSTALLER:
This product must be installed by a qualified heating and air conditioning contractor. Failure to do so could result in serious injury from electrical shock.
This product must be installed in compliance with all local, state and federal codes.
Proper humidification and humidity control also requires that the home be constructed in accordance with local codes and good building practices.
MODEL 500 SERIES HUMIDIFIER
WARNING
CAUTION
SPECIFICATIONS
RISK OF PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT DAMAGE.
1. ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD.
Disconnect electrical power to the
furnace before starting installation.
Failure to do so could result in
serious injury from electrical shock.
1. Do not install humidifier where freezing temperatures
could occur. The water line could freeze and crack
causing water damage to the home.
2. Do not install humidifier or bypass connection on the
furnace jacket.
3. Do not install humidifier or bypass connection on a
plenum face where the blanked off ends of the cooling
coil will restrict air movement through the humidifier.
4. Do not set humidity level above recommended or to
recommended level if condensation exists on inside
windows of any unheated space, as condensation
damage may result. Excess humidity can cause
moisture accumulation which can allow the possibility
for mold growth in the home.
2. SHARP EDGES HAZARD. Sharp
edges may cause serious injury from
cuts. Use care when making plenum
openings and handling ductwork.
3. RISK OF SCALDING. Water
temperature over 125°F can cause
severe burns and scald instantly.
Shut off the hot water supply before
disconnecting or tapping into any
hot water supply line.
HUMIDIFIER DIMENSIONS
5. Do not connect Model 500 or 500M transformer
to blower motor wiring. Premature component
failure may result.
6. When installing Humidifier Control on downflow
furnace, ensure blower continues to run after a
heat call is satisfied to eliminate high temperatures
from damaging the Humidifier Control.
7. Do not install humidifier where water pressure
exceeds 125 psi, since damage to the humidifier
may result. Follow codes in effect concerning
pressure reduction.
8. Do not install humidifier on systems with
greater than 0.4 in. wg pressure differential
between supply and return plenums.
Width (including solenoid valve): 15 5⁄ 8”
Height (including drain spud): 13”
Depth: 10 1 ⁄ 4”
BYPASS DUCT OPENING
6” diameter
PLENUM OPENING
9 1 ⁄ 2”W x 9 1 ⁄ 2”H
WATER FEED RATE
3 gph
ELECTRICAL DATA
24 VAC-60 Hz, 0.5 AMP
RECOMMENDED WIRING DIAGRAMS
INSTALLATION OPTIONS
(SEE STEP 7 ON BACK AND “HUMIDIFIER CONTROL SAFETY AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS” FOR DETAILED WIRING INSTRUCTIONS)
The Model 500 and 500M Aprilaire can be
installed on either the supply or return
plenum of a forced air handling system and
is easily reversible for installation with
right hand or left hand bypass duct
connections. The humidifier dimensions
and serviceability must be considered
when selecting the best location
S for the
humidifier. Here are 2 examples of many
types of installations.
Model 500
Model 500M
DIGITAL HUMIDIFIER
CONTROL
MANUAL CONTROL
IMPORTANT
USE 120 VAC POWER SOURCE OTHER THAN FURNACE MOTOR
CIRCUIT. HOWEVER, THE TRANSFORMER CAN BE POWERED
OFF THE HOT 120 VAC LINE BEFORE IT ENTERS THE FURNACE.
• DO NOT WIRE TRANSFORMER INTO FURNACE BLOWER CIRCUIT.
ADHC TERMINAL STRIP
POWER
R
C
INPUTS
A
B
ODT
W
OUTPUTS
G
H
H
Gf
Upflow
24 VAC FURNACE
ACCESSORY TERMINALS
OR TRANSFORMER
(10VA MINIMUM)
NORTH, EAST
OR WEST SIDE
OF HOME
SUPPLY
SHUT-OFF
(SADDLE VALVE)
S
WATER SUPPLY
OUTDOOR
TEMPERATURE
SENSOR FOR
AUTOMATIC
MODE
RETURN
COMMON
YELLOW
24V SOLENOID
VALVE WIRES
HI
LO
ABOVE EXPECTED
SNOW LINE
YELLOW
WIRES
CONNECT DRAIN
CONNECT TO
LINE HERE
HOT WATER SUPPLY
R
C
G
G
Y
Y
W
THERMOSTAT
W
FURNACE
R
RETURN
MODEL 50
CURRENT
SENSING RELAY
(IF REQUIRED)
R
C
Horizontal
FURNACE
BLOWER MOTOR
110 VAC
SUPPLY
CONNECT DRAIN LINE HERE
IMPORTANT
NOTE
WHEN MODEL 50 CURRENT SENSING RELAY IS USED:
• WIRE MODEL 50 CURRENT SENSING RELAY INTO
24 VAC HUMIDIFIER CONTROL CIRCUIT ONLY!
DO NOT INSTALL IN TRANSFORMER PRIMARY CIRCUIT.
CONTINUOUSLY POWERED
24 VAC TRANSFORMER
PROVIDED WITH HUMIDIFIER
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90-1207
When installing the Aprilaire humidifier
with the Aprilaire Digital Humidifier
Control or on a heat pump system, use
hot water. The heated water supplements
the reduced supply air temperature as
added heat for evaporation.
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READ REVERSE SIDE FIRST!
READ COMPLETE SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS AND INSTALLATION TEMPLATE BEFORE STARTING INSTALLATION
Figure 1
FURNISHED ITEMS
Figure 2
Figure 3
Built-in bypass damper
24 VAC Transformer
Digital Humidifier Control (Model 500 only)
Manual Humidifier Control (Model 500M only)
Humidifier Control Installation Instructions
Saddle valve
Humidifier Installation Template
ITEMS NOT FURNISHED
Mounting screws (sheet metal screws)
Water supply line ( 1⁄ 4” copper)
Drain line ( 1⁄ 2” I.D. hose)
Low voltage wire
Bypass ductwork
Model 50 Current Sensing Relay (if required)
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1. Press top & bottom tabs to remove
cover (1). Pull feed tube (3) out of
distribution tray (4). Remove Water Panel®
Evaporator assembly. See Figure 1.
4. Place humidifier base (2) in
opening and secure with 6
screws in openings provided.
2. Humidifier is supplied with bypass
on opposite plenum to minimize
length and number of elbows in
bypass duct. Install 6” bypass
duct components. Attach duct to
humidifier collar using 2 screws
in openings provided.
duct connection on left. For right side
bypass, swap location of drain spud (9)
and cap (10). Twist to remove spud
and cap.
3. Position template on supply or return
plenum. Make sure template is level.
Allow clearance for drain line and for
servicing. Trace template outline. Cut
9-1/2” x 9-1/2” opening. Avoid injury
from sharp edges.
5. Select location for 6” collar
6. Insert Water Panel Evaporator
assembly into base. Make sure
bottom of scale control insert (6)
is in drain spud. Snap top of
evaporator assembly into base.
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Insert feed tube into distribution
tray. See Figure 2. Rotate
nameplate (11) if necessary, so it
is right side up. Place point bypass
damper handle (8) to “WINTER”
(open) for heating season and
“SUMMER” for cooling season.
7. Control installation and wiring.
Disconnect electrical power to
furnace before wiring control.
In order for humidifier to operate,
furnace must be on and RH must
be below set-point of control.
Wiring diagrams illustrate
recommended method of
detecting furnace operation.
PARTS LIST
1. Front Cover
2. Base
3. Feed Tube
4. Water Distribution Tray
5. Water Panel Evaporator
6. Scale Control Insert
7. Integral Damper
8. Damper Handle
9. Drain Spud
10. Hole Plug
11. Nameplate
12. Solenoid Valve
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MANUAL HUMIDIFIER CONTROL,
MODEL 500M:
Manual Control can be mounted in return
duct or on wall in living space. Knob and
cover must be removed to mount control.
See wiring diagram for 24V control
connections.
• For return duct mounting, position
template at least 6” upstream of bypass
duct connection or humidifier. Avoid
injury from sharp edges when cutting
opening. Make sure foam gasket is in
place and secure control to duct using
2 screws in openings provided.
• For wall-mount, select location that will
not be affected by drafts or heat
sources. Remove and discard foam
gasket and secure control to wall over
wire access opening using screws &
anchors provided.
DIGITAL HUMIDIFIER CONTROL,
MODEL 500:
10
4
2
5
3
1
7
• Select location for control on return
duct at least 6” upstream of bypass duct
connection or humidifier. Drill 3/4” hole
for sensor. Knob and cover must be
removed to mount control. Place control
on duct with RH sensor extending into
duct opening. Make sure gasket is in
place around sensor cage. Secure
control to duct using 2 screws in
openings provided.
• See wiring diagrams on template and
control instructions for 24 V control
connections.
IMPORTANT!
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8. Humidifier will function with cold, hot,
softened or unsoftened water. Hot water
(140°F max) is strongly recommended to
provide maximum evaporative capacity.
Saddle valve provided may be used to tap
into water supply. See installation
instructions on saddle valve package.
Saddle valve is designed to be fully opened
or closed. Do not use to regulate flow.
9. Run 1/4” copper tubing from saddle
valve to solenoid valve. DOUBLE-WRENCH
TO PREVENT LEAKING. See Figure 3.
10. INSTALL DRAIN IN ACCORDANCE
WITH LOCAL CODES. Run 1/2” I.D. hose
from drain spud to floor drain. Make sure
drain has constant downward slope and is
not kinked. Do not over-tighten hose clamp
onto drain spud. Do not use solvent
adhesive on drain spud.
11. Check humidifier operation. Open
saddle valve and turn control to highest
setting. Turn on furnace. Allow humidifier
to run until water flows from drain. Make
sure all electrical connections are secure
and all plumbing connections are watertight. Set control to proper setting.
NOTE: BEFORE LEAVING THE
JOB SITE, MAKE SURE:
1. Saddle valve is fully open.
2. All plumbing connections are
watertight.
3. Humidifier functions properly.
4. Bypass damper is in proper
position.
Be sure owner’s manual containing instructions for
operation and warranty information is given to owner in order to avoid
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9
unnecessary calls. Warranty is void unless humidifier is installed by qualified
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TEMPLATE MUST BE LEVEL
heating and air conditioning contractor due to possible misapplication of product.
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