INSTALLATION GUIDE VENMAR AVS vänEE

INSTALLATION GUIDE VENMAR AVS vänEE
INSTALLATION GUIDE
VENMAR AVS
VB0143
Kubix™ HRV Plus
(top ports)
Model no. 44102
VB0144
Kubix™ HRV Plus
(side ports)
Model no. 44103
vänEE
VB0145
VB0147
Kubix™ ERV
(top ports)
Model no. 44112
VB0146
VB0149
Vigör™ HRV Plus
(top ports)
Model no. 44202
VB0148
Kubix™ ERV
(side ports)
Model no. 44113
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Vigör™ ERV
(top ports)
Model no. 44212
VB0150
Vigör™ HRV Plus
(side ports)
Model no. 44203
RESIDENTIAL INDOOR USE ONLY
Vigör™ ERV
(side ports)
Model no. 44213
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READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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.
09318 rev. B
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 guide 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
Denotes 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. This unit must be installed in accordance with all national and local regulations, building codes
and safety codes.
!
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
KUBIX™ HRV PLUS
VIGÖR™ ERV
MAIN CONTROL
ALTITUDE, LITE-TOUCH CONSTRUCTO,
SIMPLE-TOUCH CONSTRUCTO OR CONSTRUCTO
AUXILIARY CONTROL
20/40/60-MINUTE PUSH-BUTTON TIMER, 20-MINUTE LIGHTED PUSH BUTTON,
60-MINUTE CRANK TIMER AND DEHUMIDISTAT
PLATINUM, LITE-TOUCH BRONZE,
SIMPLE-TOUCH BRONZE OR BRONZE
20/40/60-MINUTE PUSH-BUTTON TIMER, 20-MINUTE LIGHTED PUSH BUTTON,
60-MINUTE CRANK TIMER AND HUMIDITY CONTROL
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 these units, 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
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
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 USA) 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 ducts must be insulated, and 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
2.2
2.3
2.4
3
AIR DISTRIBUTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
DEFROST CYCLES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
TOP PORTS UNITS DIMENSIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
SIDE PORTS UNITS DIMENSIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
TYPICAL INSTALLATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
3.1
3.2
3.3
4
FULLY DUCTED SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
CENTRAL DRAW POINT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
SIMPLIFIED INSTALLATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
INSTALLATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-10
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
INSPECT THE CONTENT OF THE BOX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
LOCATING THE UNIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
PLANNING OF THE DUCTWORK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
INSTALLING THE DUCTWORK AND REGISTERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-8
CONNECTING THE DUCTS TO THE UNIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
INSTALLING TWO EXTERIOR HOODS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
CONNECTING THE DRAIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
5. CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-13
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
UNITS BOOTING SEQUENCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
INTEGRATED CONTROL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
SETTING EXTENDED DEFROST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION TO MAIN CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION TO OPTIONAL AUXILIARY CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
6. ELECTRICAL CONNECTION TO THE FURNACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
7. WIRING DIAGRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
8. BALANCING THE UNIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
8.1
8.2
8.3
WHAT YOU NEED TO BALANCE THE UNIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
PRELIMINARY STAGES TO BALANCE THE UNIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
BALANCING PROCEDURE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
9. SERVICE PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
10. TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-18
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 THIS NUMBER FOR ORDERING PARTS.
FOR VENMAR UNITS: 1-800-649-0372 (TOLL FREE)
FOR VÄNEE UNITS: 1-888-908-2633 (TOLL FREE)
2. TECHNICAL DATA
2.1 AIR DISTRIBUTION
TOP PORT UNITS
SIDE PORT UNITS
FRESH AIR
STALE AIR
FRESH AIR
STALE AIR
TO BUILDING
TO OUTSIDE
TO BUILDING
TO OUTSIDE
FRESH AIR
STALE AIR
FRESH AIR
FROM OUTSIDE
FROM
FROM OUTSIDE
STALE AIR
FROM
BUILDING
BUILDING
VF0051
UNIT FRONT
UNIT FRONT
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2. TECHNICAL DATA (CONT’D)
2.2 DEFROST CYCLES
KUBIX™ ERV AND VIGÖR™ ERV UNITS
KUBIX™ HRV PLUS AND VIGÖR™ HRV PLUS UNITS
OUTSIDE
TEMPERATURE
DEFROST CYCLES
(MINUTES)
EXTENDED DEFROST
CYCLES (MINUTES)
OUTSIDE
TEMPERATURE
°C
°F
DEFROSTING
OPERATION
BETWEEN EACH
DEFROST CYCLE
DEFROSTING
OPERATION
BETWEEN EACH
DEFROST CYCLE
-5
23
4
20
6
15
-15
5
4
20
6
15
-27
-17
6
15
6
12
DEFROST CYCLES
(MINUTES)
EXTENDED DEFROST
CYCLES (MINUTES)
°C
°F
DEFROSTING
OPERATION
BETWEEN EACH
DEFROST CYCLE
DEFROSTING
OPERATION
BETWEEN EACH
DEFROST CYCLE
-5
-15
-27
23
5
-17
7
7
7
22
22
15
7
7
7
15
15
12
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”
19 13/16”
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15 1/16”
15 5/8”
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.
VH0083
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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 between 10°C (50°F)
and 50°C (122°F) (basement, furnace room, closet, etc.).
• Away from living areas (dining room, living room, bedroom), if possible.
• So as to provide easy access to the interior of the unit, for 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.
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CAUTION
Make sure the unit is level.
4.3 PLANNING OF THE DUCTWORK
• 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)
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! 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 SYSTEM (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.
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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 5 ELECTRICAL CONNECTION TO 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 Section 6 ELECTRICAL
CONNECTION TO FURNACE).
A
B
A+B = NOT LESS
THAN 10’ (3.1 M)
VJ0076
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4. INSTALLATION (CONT’D)
4.4 INSTALLING THE DUCTWORK AND REGISTERS (CONT’D)
4.4.3 SIMPLIFIED INSTALLATION (AS ILLUSTRATED IN SECTION 3.3)
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! WARNING
When performing duct connections, always use approved tools and materials. Respect all corresponding laws and/or 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
A
MINIMUM 18”
(0.5 M)
METAL DUCT
B
MINIMUM 3’
(0.9 M)
B
A+B = NOT LESS
THAN 10’ (3.1 M)
VJ0078
A
A+B = NOT LESS
THAN 10’ (3.1 M)
VJ0077
Stale air intake
• Cut an opening into the furnace/air handler 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.
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
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.
2.
3.
4.
Pull back the insulation to expose the flexible duct.
Attach the flexible duct to the port using tie wrap.
Pull the insulation over the joint and tuck in between the inner and outer rings of the double collar.
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
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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.
NOTE: For ERV units, remove drain plug
outside the unit prior to install
tubing.
± 1”
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
ONCE
TWICE
THREE TIMES
LED COLOR
AMBER
GREEN
NO LIGHT
RESULTS
UNIT IS ON LOW SPEED
UNIT IS ON HIGH SPEED
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 SETTING 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.
0
! WARNING
Always disconnect the unit before making any connections. Failure in disconnecting power could result in electrical 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 (VIGÖR™ HRV PLUS
AND ERV UNITS ONLY) MAIN WALL CONTROL
NO C NC I OC OL Y R G B
MODE
PREF
SET
SMART
VE0181
5.4.2 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
5.4.3 ELECTRICAL CONNECTION TO LITE-TOUCH BRONZE
OR SIMPLE-TOUCH BRONZE MAIN WALL CONTROLS
(VIGÖR™ 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
Y
G B
VE0101A
VE0100A
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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)
5.4.4 ELECTRICAL CONNECTION TO CONSTRUCTO
MAIN WALL CONTROL
(KUBIX™ HRV PLUS AND ERV UNITS ONLY)
5.4.5 ELECTRICAL CONNECTION TO BRONZE
MAIN WALL CONTROL
(VIGÖR™ HRV PLUS AND ERV UNITS ONLY)
%
ATIVE HUM IDI
TY
REL
20%
MF O R Z O N E
T
5°C
41°F
25%
CO
M FO R T Z ON E
-5°C
23°F
CO
XXX
XX
01/98
-
HUMIDITY
CONTROL
OFF MIN MAX
F
OF
RE HUMID
MO
5°C
41°F
-5°C
2330%
°F
70%
CO
M FORT ZONE
#
40%
LE S
S H U MI D
-20°C
-4°F
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 OR
HUMIDITY CONTROL
NOTE: If the Dehumidistat or Humidity Control is
activated and then an optional auxiliary
control is being activated, this one will
override the Dehumidistat or Humidity
Control commands.
60-MINUTE
CRANK TIMER
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
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20/40/60-MINUTE or 20-MINUTE
PUSH-BUTTON SWITCHES
(5 MAXIMUM)
6. ELECTRICAL CONNECTION TO THE FURNACE
! WARNING
0
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
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COOLING SYSTEM
7. WIRING DIAGRAM
! WARNING
• Risk of electrical 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 (follow the marking
of product for the 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
J14
5 4 3 2 1
J12
C1
5 μF
2
1
BK
M1
1
2
3
BL
BR
J9
J6
J4
4 3 2 1
3A
2
G
J13
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
R
Y
A1
5 4 3 2 1
1 2
M2
A2
NEUTRAL
K3
BLOWER MOTOR
M
J4-1
K2
3A
J6-1
J9-1
J4-2
C1 MOTOR CAPACITOR
C2 MOTOR SPEED
J9-3
J6-2
J4-3
T1
J8-5
J8-4
24 VAC
K4
9.5 VAC
LOGIC DIAGRAM
DAMPER ELECTRONIC
ASSEMBLY
120 VAC
J10-2
J8-2
A2
DAMPER MOTOR
J12-1 J2-1 J3-1
M
J12-2 J2-2 J3-2
J8-1
~
-
+
~
K2
CPU
VE0219A
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OVERRIDE SWITCH
(OPTIONAL)
2 1
J3
DAMPER MOTOR
LINE
FIELD WIRING
REMOTE CONTROL
J1
J2
BK
W
B
G
R
Y
OL
OC
I
THERMISTOR
ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY
M2S-48900
OR M2S-C1033A
J10
BK
G
FURNACE BLOWER
INTERLOCK (OPTIONAL)
S1
1
3AG TYPE
F1
120 VAC
60 Hz
ICP
1 2 3 4 5
WIRING DIAGRAM
J8
t˚
C2
K3
K4
J10-1
8. BALANCING THE UNIT
8.1 WHAT YOU NEED TO BALANCE THE UNIT
•
•
A magnehelic gauge capable of measuring 0 to 1 inch of water (0 to 249 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
•
•
•
•
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).
A
8.3 BALANCING PROCEDURE
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
VJ0033
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 Flow
Place the magnehelic gauge on a level surface and adjust it to zero.
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.
Note the CFM value from balancing chart on unit.
Repeat steps 3 and 4, but to FRESH air flow pressure taps.
Match highest CFM value to lowest by adjusting the balancing damper corresponding
to the highest value. To do so, rotate the adjusment pin.
See example below:
VP0019
PRESSURE/PRESSION
FRESH/FRAIS
EXHAUST/VICIÉ
IN. W.G./PO D’EAU
CFM/PCM
CFM/PCM
0.16
47
42
0.18
54
48
0.2
60
55
0.22
66
61
0.24
72
68
0.26
78
74
Exhaust Air Flow
EXHAUST
READING
0.28
84
81
0.3
90
88
VALUES
VJ0031
FRESH
READING
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).
SCREW
7.
8.
Secure both dampers in place with a fastening screw (included in the hardware kit).
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.
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VJ0079
9. SERVICE PARTS
1
13
12
2
5
4
3
6
10
11
7
9
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 genuine 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.
8
VL0043
ITEM PART NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
18854
19206
19207
16042
17244
19211
19208
18883
19201
19203
19199
19200
18867
18868
18881
19212
18855
19213
16416
DESCRIPTION
4” ROUND METAL PORT
ELECTRONIC BOARD (HRV)
ELECTRONIC BOARD (ERV)
CAPACITOR 5 μF
TRANSFORMER
CAPACITOR 13 µF
FILTER RETAINING WIRE (PAIR)
CORE FILTERS (PAIR)
DOOR ASSEMBLY
DOOR ASSEMBLY
HEAT RECOVERY CORE
ENERGY RECOVERY CORE
BLOWER ASSEMBLY
VERTICAL PORTS DAMPER SYSTEM
HORIZONTAL PORTS DAMPER SYSTEM
4” PORT STRAP
4” DOUBLE COLLAR PORT WITH DAMPER
HARDWARE KIT (NOT SHOWN)
PCB CONNECTOR (NOT SHOWN)
KUBIX
KUBIX
KUBIX
KUBIX
VIGÖR
VIGÖR
VIGÖR VIGÖR
HRV PLUS HRV PLUS ERV
ERV HRV PLUS HRV PLUS ERV
ERV
(44102)
(44103) (44112) (44113) (44202)
(44203) (44212) (44213)
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
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2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
10. TROUBLESHOOTING
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.
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
Problems
1 The error code E1 is
displayed on Altitude or
Platinum wall control
screen.
2 There is no outside
temperature displayed on
Altitude or Platinum wall
control screen
.
3 Altitude or Platinum wall
control screen alternates
between normal display
and E3.
4 Altitude or Platinum wall
control screen alternates
between normal display
and E4.
5 Unit does not work.
Possible causes
You should try this
• The wires may be in reverse position. • Ensure that the color coded wires have been connected to
their appropriate places.
•
Inspect every wire and replace any that are damaged.
• The wires may be broken.
•
Ensure the wires are correctly connected.
• The wires may have a bad
connection.
• The unit thermistor may
• Replace the unit thermistor.
be defective.
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.
• The Altitude or Platinum wall control • Disconnect unit for 1 minute and reconnect it. If problem still
may be defective.
occurs, replace the Altitude or Platinum wall control.
• The Altitude or Platinum wall control • Disconnect unit for 1 minute and reconnect it. If problem still
may be defective.
occurs, replace the Altitude or Platinum wall control.
• The circuit board may be defective.
• The fuse may be defective.
6 The damper actuator does • The damper actuator or the damper
not work.
mechanism may be defective.
• The circuit board or the transformer
may be defective.
7 The wall control does not
work.
• The wires may be in reverse
position.
• The wires may be broken.
• The wire in the wall OR the wall
control may be defective.
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• Unplug the unit. Disconnect the NO C NC I OC OL Y R G B
main control and the optional(s)
control(s) (if need be). Jump
G and B terminals. Plug the VE0097
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 product nameplate.
• Unplug the unit. Disconnect the main control and the
optional controls(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.
• Ensure that the color coded 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.
9. TROUBLESHOOTING (CONT’D)
Problems
Possible causes
You should try this
8 The
Dehumidistat
(or • The wires may be in reverse postion. • Ensure that the color coded wires have been connected to
Humidity control) does not
their appropriate places.
work OR other optional • The Dehumidistat (or Humidity
• Jump the OL and OC
NO C NC I OC OL Y R G B
auxiliary control does not control) or push button may be
terminals. If the unit switch to
work OR its indicator light defective.
high speed, remove the
does not stay on.
Dehumidistat or push button VE0098
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.
9 The blower motor does not • The fuse may be defective.
• Check if fuse F1 (located on PCB) is blown. In that case,
work.
replace fuse F1 as per product nameplate.
• The motor or capacitor
• Using a multimeter, check the ohms value on motor
may be defective.
connector. For BLUE and BLACK motor wires, the right
value is ± 68 ohms. For BLUE and BROWN motor wires, the
NOTE: The unit must be unplugged
right value is ± 58 ohms. For BROWN and BLACK motor
to perform this test.
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 • Ice deposits may be hindering the • Remove the ice.
work (the fresh air duct is damper operation.
frozen) OR the fresh air • The damper rod or the port damper it- • Inspect these parts and replace if necessary.
distributed is very cold.
self may be broken.
• The damper actuator or circuit board • See point 6.
may be defective.
11 The integrated control push • The 30-second boot sequence is not • See Section 5.1 Booting Sequence.
button does not work.
completed.
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