Dryer booster fans DBF 4XL installation and

Dryer booster fans DBF 4XL installation and
Item #: 401315
Rev Date: 121514
Installation and Operation Manual
DBF 4XL
Dryer Booster Fans
DBF4XL Kit Includes:
Dryer Booster Fan, 1 pc
Fan Mounting Bracket and Hardware, 1 pc
Wall Label (Mount on wasll near dryer), 1 pc
Tubing & Grommet, 1 pc
United States
10048 Industrial Blvd., Lenexa, KS, 66215
Tel.: 800.747.1762 • Fax: 800.487.9915
Canada
50 Kanalflakt Way, Bouctouche, NB, E4S 3M5
Tel.: 800.565.3548 • Fax: 877.747.8116
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Warning /
Important
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Information
Technical
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Practical tip
READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
DO NOT CONNECT POWER SUPPLY UNTIL FAN IS COMPLETELY INSTALLED. The DBF4XL is provided with a 120VAC power cord.
1. WARNING! TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK, OR INJURY TO PERSONS - OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING:
a. Use this unit only in the manner intended by the manufacturer. If you have questions, contact the factory.
b. Before servicing or cleaning, unplug power cord or switch power off at service panel and lock service panel to prevent fan
from being switched on accidentally. When the service disconnecting means cannot be locked, securely fasten a prominent
warning device, such as a tag, to the service panel.
c. Installation work and electrical wiring must be done by qualified person(s) in accordance with all applicable codes and
standards, including fire-rated construction.
d. The combustion airflow needed for safe operation of fuel burning equipment may be affected by this unit's operation. Follow
the heating equipment manufacturer's guidelines and safety standards such as those published by the National Fire
Protection Association (NFPA), the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
and the local code authorities.
e. When cutting or drilling into wall or ceiling, do not damage electrical wires or other hidden utilities.
f. Ducted fans must always be vented to the outdoors.
2. WARNING! Check voltage at the fan to see if it corresponds to the motor name plate.
3. This unit has rotating parts and safety precautions should be exercised during installation, operation and maintenance.
4. CAUTION: "For General Ventilation Use Only. Do Not Use To Exhaust Hazardous Or Explosive Materials And Vapors."
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Installation Guidelines
DBF4XL fans are not explosion proof. Do not use the fans if a potentially explosive situation may exist. DO NOT USE with heated air in excess
140oF (60oC).
Do not install in an exhaust ductwork where the equivalent duct length is < 25 feet (7.62 meters). The DBF4XL is suitable to overcome an equivalent
duct length of 130 feet (40 meters) of 4 inch diameter galvanized steel duct, and to maintain a air velocity of 1200fpm (6.10 m/s).
Calculating Duct Run
To calculate the length of your planned duct run, measure from the dryer to external venting point in roof or wall. For each bend or elbow add 5-7 feet
to your total duct run calculations. The DBF4XL can be used on runs up to 130 feet.
Fan and Switch Mounting
The DBF4XL is to be mounted a minimum of 5 linear (not equivalent)
feet from the dryer outlet. A secondary lint trap can be used in
applications where excessive dryer lint generation is likely or to
increase the time interval between routine maintenance of the Dryer
Booster Fan. (See illustration on right). A mounting bracket (included)
attached to a rafter or joist should be used to stabilize the fan.
Although not recommended, a vertical rigid duct may support the fan
if the duct is securely stabilized. (Consult local codes prior to
supporting the fan in the duct alone.) It is recommended that duct
work be attached to the inlet and outlet of the fan by means of FC
vibration isolation clamps (optional) to permit periodic inspection of
the blower. Refer to maintenance instructions for inspection
recommendations. All duct connections should be properly sealed to
prevent leakage and loss of fan performance. Flex duct connections
between the dryer duct connection and exhaust duct should be
stretched as smooth as possible.
Pressure Sensor Switch
Operation
The DBF4XL contains a positive pressure sensing switch which
recognizes dryer operation and activates the booster fan from an
independent electrical circuit. This eliminates connections through the
dryer circuit which may void the manufacturers’ warranty as well as
manual systems which require the attention of the operator or costly
current/temperature sensing systems.
DBF4XL
DBK100XL
FC Mounting
Clamps (optional)
Alternate Location
Secondary Lint Trap
Power to the booster fan is connected in series through a normally
open terminal on the switch. A pressure tap is connected to a nipple
on the side of the switch. When the dryer begins operation, positive
pressure in the duct causes the switch diaphragm to expand closing
the circuit to the booster fan. An integral delay-on-break timer in the
switch will cycle the fan on for intervals of 10 minutes. Cycle will
reinitiate after a few seconds as long as the dryer is operating. This
will continue until the dryer has stopped and the timer delay period
has lapsed. Drying cycles, the booster fan, the delay timer and the
pressure switch are not adversely affected by the starting/stopping
intervals.
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Fan & Switch Installation Instructions
Fan Installation
Step 1. Selecting Fan Location
Fan must be mounted a minimum of 5 linear feet from the dryer outlet. In order to perform
recommended maintenance, fan location should allow sufficient access for service. Refer to
dimensional drawings shown below.
Step 2. Mount Bracket
Using the 3/4" long wood screws provided, attach the mounting bracket to a support beam at the
selected location. Fan mounting can be in any angle, however, vertical mounting is recommended
to reduce condensation buildup in the fan. If a horizontal installation is necessary and condensation
buildup may pose a problem, a 1/4" hole drilled in the bottom of the housing (along with an NPT
insert and drain tubing) may be installed to allow condensation to drain.
Mount Bracket
(use 3/4" long wood screws)
Step 3. Mount Fan
For proper operation, the switch diaphragm should be positioned vertically. (Illustrations below
show diaphragm position for horizontal, vertical
and ducts installed at an angle.) Wiring box should
1"
be positioned for easy access. Attach fan to the mounting bracket with the 1/2" long self tapping
screws provided. Care should be taken not to strip the housing. Although screw pilot holes are not
required, 3/32" (or smaller) pilot holes are recommended.
6 15/16"
3 7/8"
NOTE: Steps 2 & 3 may be reversed.
2"
37/8"
Dimensional Data
1"
33/4"
9 3/4"
Mount Fan
(use 1/2" long self tapping screws)
2"
1"
3"
6 15/16"
3 7/8"
2"
9 3/4"
1"
37/8"
33/4"
Mounting Bracket & Screw Locations
(using the wrong length screws will
damage the fan impeller)
2"
Dimensions in inches.
Pressure Switch Positioning
Correct Switch Positioning - Diaphragm Positioned Vertically
Angled Duct
Horizontal Duct
Correct Control
Positioning
Vertical Duct
Incorrect Control
Positioning
Correct Control Positioning
Incorrect Control Positioning
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Control Correct
in all Positions
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Installing Grommet and Tubing
Tubing
Grommet
1/2" Mark on Tubing
1/4" Max.
Duct Wall
Alternate Installations for Increased Switch Sensitivity in areas of Higher Elevation
Grommet
and Tubing
Plane of Rotation
Air Flow
90 Degree
Elbow
Pressure Tap - Located
upstream of an elbow
"Pressure Tap" Located at Elbow
Diaphragm Inverted
First, drill a 5/16 inch to 3/8 inch diameter hole in the duct wall.
Carefully insert the grommet into the hole. (Drilling a metal duct may
produce burrs. Be careful not to be cut or pricked by the burrs or the
duct.) Next, force one end of the tubing over the nipple on the switch. It
may be necessary to use a lubricant in order to slide the tubing over the
entire nipple. Make a mark a distance of 1/2 inch from the other end of
the tubing. Slide this end of the tubing through the center of the
grommet up to the mark as illustrated. Do not use a lubricant on this
end of the tubing.
In order to increase the switch sensitivity for installations in regions of
higher elevation, it may be necessary to rotate the diaphragm as
illustrated. The diaphragm should be located below the horizontal axis.
Please note that due to gravity, the switch may not release when the
diaphragm is fully inverted. The diaphragm should be rotated in
increments and cycled to be certain that the switch will release thereby
breaking power to the fan. An alternate approach may be to insert the
"pressure tap" in the upstream side of an elbow. Additional tubing may
be required. In the event that additional tubing is required, be certain
that the tubing connections at the duct wall and the switch are as airtight as possible by sealing with a caulking material.
Electrical Connection
Do not connect power supply until fan is completely installed. DBF4XL is
provided with a 120VAC power cord.
1. This unit has rotating parts and safety precautions should be exercised
during installation, operation and maintenance.
2. CAUTION: "For General Ventilation Use Only. Do Not Use To Exhaust
Hazardous Or Explosive Materials And Vapors."
3. WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury to resonsobserve the following:
• Use this unit only in the manner intended by the manufacturer. If you
have questions, contact the factory.
• Before servicing or cleaning, unplug power cord or switch power off
at service panel and lock service panel to prevent fan from being
switched on accidentally.
• When the service disconnecting means cannot be locked, securely
fasten a prominent warning device, such as a tag, to the service
panel.
• Installation work and electrical wiring must be done by qualified
person(s) in accordance with all applicable codes and standards,
including fire-rated construction.
• The combustion airflow needed for safe operation of fuel burning
equipment may be affected by this unit's operation. Follow the heating
equipment manufacturer's guidelines and safety standards such as
those published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA),
the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning
Engineers (ASHRAE) and the local code authorities.
• When cutting or drilling into wall or ceiling, do not damage electrical
wires or other hidden utilities.
• Ducted fans must always be vented to the outdoors.
4. WARNING! Check voltage at the fan to see if it corresponds to the
motor nameplate.
GUARDS MUST BE INSTALLED WHEN FAN IS WITHIN REACH OF PERSONNEL
OR WITHIN EIGHT (8) FEET OR 2.4 METERS OF WORKING LEVEL OR WHEN
DEEMED ADVISABLE FOR SAFETY.
Sensitivity Adjustment Instructions
1-o-clock
3-o-clock
5-o-clock
a. Disconnect power to the booster fan.
b. Looking from the inlet (dryer side), the switch should be at the
3-o-clock position.
c. Remove the mounting screws from the fan mounting bracket, and disconnect the fan from the duct connections.
d. Rotate the fan and switch to the 1-o-clock position for less sensitivity
or 5-o-clock position for more sensitivity then secure the fan in the
duct. While the fan is secure apply power and check the operations.
e. After checking operation, disconnect power.
f. Connect the fan to the mounting bracket.
g. Apply power to the fan and check for operation.
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Recommended Maintenance
1. Since fan bearings are sealed and provided with an internal lubricating material, no additional lubrication is necessary.
2. Fan impeller may accumulate lint. Periodic inspection, based upon dryer usage, should be performed to ensure that the fan impeller is not
obstructed or loaded with lint. Under normal conditions, fan should be inspected a minimum of every Six (6) Months. Note: Excessive booster fan
noise or vibration may be an indication of lint buildup on the impeller. To inspect and clean the impeller:
a. Disconnect the incoming power supply at the source.
b. Remove the duct from the fan inlet and remove any lint buildup on the impeller.
c. Reconnect the duct to the fan. Turn power supply on.
Troubleshooting
Prior to performing Steps 1 - 3, be certain that the electrical supply to the fan/switch is turned off.
If fan fails to start when the dryer cycle begins, please follow the procedure listed below:
1.Check the incoming supply for proper voltage.
2. Turn on the electrical supply and restart the dryer cycle. Check to be certain that fan starts.
If fan still fails to start after performing Steps 1 - 4, continue following the procedure as listed below:
3. Verify that the pressure switch diaphragm is vertical as illustrated on Page 2 of these instructions. If the diaphragm is not vertical, reposition the
pressure switch and check for fan operation against another dryer cycle.
4. Verify that the tubing is not crimped and that the tubing connector
nipples are not obstructed.
5. If switch diaphragm is vertical and fan still fails to start, with the electrical supply on:
a. Remove the tubing from the nipple on the fan and blow gently into the tubing for a period of 5 to 10 seconds.
b. The fan should start to operate within the 5 to 10 second period.
c. If fan fails to start, please consult Fantech for additional
technical support.
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WARRANTY
Five (5) Year Warranty
This warranty supersedes all prior warranties
DURING ENTIRE WARRANTY PERIOD:
Fantech will repair or replace any part which has a factory defect in
workmanship or material. Product may need to be returned to the
Fantech factory, together with a copy of the bill of sale and identified
with RMA number.
FOR FACTORY RETURN YOU MUST:
• Have a Return Materials Authorization (RMA) number. This may be
obtained by calling Fantech either in the USA at 1.800.747.1762 or
in CANADA at 1.800.565.3548. Please have bill of sale available.
• The RMA number must be clearly written on the outside of the
carton, or the carton will be refused.
• All parts and/or product will be repaired/replaced and shipped back to
buyer; no credit will be issued.
OR
The Distributor may place an order for the warranty part and/or product
and is invoiced. The Distributor will receive a credit equal to the invoice
only after product is returned prepaid and verified to be defective.
FANTECH WARRANTY TERMS DO NOT PROVIDE FOR REPLACEMENT
WITHOUT CHARGE PRIOR TO INSPECTION FOR A DEFECT.
REPLACEMENTS ISSUED IN ADVANCE OF DEFECT INSPECTION ARE
INVOICED, AND CREDIT IS PENDING INSPECTION OF RETURNED
MATERIAL. DEFECTIVE MATERIAL RETURNED BY END USERS SHOULD
NOT BE REPLACED BY THE DISTRIBUTOR WITHOUT CHARGE TO THE
END USER, AS CREDIT TO DISTRIBUTOR’S ACCOUNT WILL BE
PENDING INSPECTION AND VERIFICATION OF ACTUAL DEFECT BY
FANTECH.
THE FOLLOWING WARRANTIES DO NOT APPLY:
• Damages from shipping, either concealed or visible. Claim must be
filed with freight company.
• Damages resulting from improper wiring or installation.
• Damages or failure caused by acts of God, or resulting from improper
consumer procedures, such as:
1. Improper maintenance
2. Misuse, abuse, abnormal use, or accident, and
3. Incorrect electrical voltage or current.
• Removal or any alteration made on the Fantech label control number
or date of manufacture.
• Any other warranty, expressed, implied or written, and to any
consequential or incidental damages, loss or property, revenues, or
profit, or costs of removal, installation or reinstallation, for any breach
of warranty.
WARRANTY VALIDATION
• The user must keep a copy of the bill of sale to verify purchase date.
• These warranties give you specific legal rights, and are subject to an
applicable consumer protection legislation. You may have additional
rights which vary from state to state.
Limitation of Warranty and Liability
This warranty does not apply to any Fantech product or part which has
failed as a result of faulty installation or abuse, incorrect electrical
connections or alterations made by others, or use under abnormal
operating conditions or misapplication of the product or parts. We will
not approve for payment any repair not made by us or our authorized
agent without prior written consent. The foregoing shall constitute our
sole and exclusive warranty and our sole exclusive liability, and is in lieu
of any other warranties, whether written, oral, implied or statutory.
There are no warranties which extend beyond the description on the
page hereof. In no event, whether as a result of breach of contract, or
warranty or alleged negligence, defect incorrect advice or other causes,
shall Fantech be liable for special or consequential damages, including,
but not limited to, loss of profits or revenue, loss of use of equipment or
any other associated equipment, cost of capital, cost of substitute
equipment, facilities or services, downtime costs, or claims of
customers of purchase for such damages. Fantech neither assumes or
authorizes any person to assume for it any other liability in connection
with the sale of product(s) or part(s). Some jurisdictions do not allow the
exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages so the
above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you.
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