ELECTRO-BOILER
TS Series
INSTALLATION & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Model EB-S-13
EB-S-18
EB-S-23
EB-S-27
APPLICATION:
This Electro-Boiler series is factory equipped with outlet temperature sensing and
a smart controller which automatically stages the various elements to operate at
the field preset outlet temperature.
Primary application is any hydronic water heating system where reduced flow or
radiation can cause overheat conditions (example, zones). However, if it is a
mixture of large and small zones, the sudden capacity and flow changes may
cause some internal timing/overtemp conditions. With the mixture of zones the
zone controller ZTS-* option is highly recommended (see page 2).
This series is equipped for load management interrupt and can apply to standard
baseboard radiation, dual heat combinations, under floor radiant, wood boiler
supplement, etc.
ACCESSORIES:
Attached BL001 lists various accessory or option items which are not part of
basic Electro-Boiler. Also page 3 has additional information on slab stat. Page 2
gives information on a zone control update module which stages elements based
upon zone capacity.
Note: This product meets the requirements of the ASME Boiler and Pressure
Vessel Code.
Drawings:
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BX501
BX502
BH501
BS501
BL001
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Description
Page
Introduction
1
System or Water Flow
2
Multiple Zones & Radiant Temperatures
2
Zone Controller
2
Room Thermostat Placement
3
Multiple Boilers
3
Two-Temperature Operation or Feature
4
Boiler/Plumbing Kit Placement
4
Installation Requirements
4
Mechanical Installation
Under-Floor Radiant
6
Dual Heat
7
Electrical Hookup
8
Water Fill Procedure
9
Controller Setup
10
Operational Tips
10
Replacement Parts List
11
Troubleshooting/Repair Helps
12
Sequence
12
Drawings:
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Basic Mechanical
BX501
Piping, Install Kits
BX502
Hookup
BH501
Internal Wiring Schematic
BS501
Boiler Accessories
BL001
Warranty
XX017
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INTRODUCTION
With this temperature sensing controller capability, the electric heating element stages are automatically
turned on and off to establish a fixed outlet water temperature. This outlet temperature is sensed at the
outlet pipe, the controller regulates four stages, and attempts to control the water temperature at a value
determined by the setup arrangements. Field setting the outlet temperature at the design or realistic
temperature required by the radiation is more efficient.
Even though this temperature sensing series adjusts outlet temperature independent of water flow and
prevents high limiting; it is still very important that the hydronic system be correctly designed for the
building, the total heat loss requirement, and proper hydronics design and installation practices. This
boiler is the energy source for the water flow and radiation system. If the water flow and radiation
systems are not adequate for the Btuh heat loss of the building, installing the Electro-Boiler with this
temperature control feature will not necessarily supply the comfort and heating for the building.
Control and operate as a “cold boiler” concept. Do not, under any circumstances, simply jumper R and W
and allow the temperature sensing controller to operate this Electro-Boiler as a “hot boiler”. Unless there
is at least 2 GPM flow, the staging delays will cause temperature overshoot and could open up the manual
reset limits.
Standby boiler wiring arrangement is optional, order standby kit EB-S-SB.
In most dual heat installations (with standby kit EB-S-SB) this Electro-Boiler is plumbed in series with an
existing oil, gas, or wood boiler. For gas or oil, the Electro-Boiler is generally at the gas/oil outlet; but for
wood, the Electro-Boiler must be on the inlet sides. The standby boiler cannot be operated as “hot
boiler”. This will defeat the Electro-Boiler. Rewire as required, standby boiler is turned on from the
brown wires.
In the case of existing fossil fuel boiler conversions, it is assumed the expansion tank, valving, air
bleeder, and circulation pump are in place, in good operating condition, and adequate for the overall
system design.
In the case of new installation (radiant floor or baseboard), use standard hydronics water heating practices
with the necessary expansion tank, air bleeder, valving, water pump, etc., sized for the total capacity of
the system. The Electro-Boiler is turned on with an “R and W” closure from the zone system wiring.
208 Volt application – the elements within the standard product are rated a 240 volts. If operating at
208, there will be approximately 25% reduced capacity. The internal transformer may or may not
adequately operate the control system from a 208 source. Voltage measurements between “R” and “C”
must be 22VAC or greater when the system is in the complete operational mode. True 3-phase, 208-volt,
models are available in the WarmFlo series. Contact factory, models EB-WO-13-2 and EB-WO-27-2.
In the case of under floor radiant heating, the basic components for the electric energy, heating system
typically includes:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Electric boiler itself, drawing BX501 – covered by this manual.
Plumbing kit or piping material at the boiler itself – can be ordered as a kit.
 EB-BK-TS – shown on plumbing installation drawing BX502, pages 1 and 2.
 EB-PK-TS – shown on plumbing installation drawing BX502, page 3.
Circulating pump – typically sized for head pressure and system flow requirement, typical catalog
number EB-P2. Large pump maybe required for 23 or 27 kW.
The under floor circulating tubes and manifolds – provided and manufactured by others, not covered in
this manual.
APPROVED TUBING/PIPING
When plumbing this boiler and its peripheral parts to the loop system, all plumbing parts and/or tubing
must be sealed to prevent entrance of oxygen.
Use only tubing or polyethylene tubing with oxygen Diffusion Barrier.
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SYSTEM OR WATER FLOW
In order to prevent hi-limiting and assure full 20+ years parts life, the piping system/basic
plumbing/circulator pump must be arranged to provide flow greater than minimum GPM shown in Table
1. If zoned system, this applies when the smallest zone is operating.
TABLE 1 - ELECTRO-BOILER SPECIFICATION
240 volts, 60 Hz, single phase
Model
Btuh
Rating
Amp
Stages
GPM
EB-S-13
EB-S-18
EB-S-23
EB-S-27
46,000
61,400
76,800
92,150
13.5 kW
18 kW
22.5 kW
27 kW
56A
75A
94A
113A
3
4
4
4
2-6
2-8
2-12
2-18
EB-S-27 can be wired for 208, 3phase – call factory for drawing
EH013. Also note at 208 there is a
significant reduction in capacity.
Suggest using 3-phase, 208,
WarmFlo models EB-WO-13-2 or
EB-WO-27-2.
MULTIPLE ZONES AND RADIANT TEMPERATURES
Same water temperature all zones – in this case the system can be setup as one pump with the water
circulated through the boiler and directly to a manifold containing the various zone valves. Although this
model series has a built-in outlet sensing and controller mechanism for staging the elements, also consider
the next section, Zone Controller. If not using zone controller, the end switches of all of the zone valves
are paralleled and directly control R and W to turn on the boiler.
Various water temperature requirements – if this is the case, a primary loop with mixing valve for the
various zone temperature requirements is necessary. Injection pump techniques can also be used.
However, usually injection pump techniques come with a controller which is designed to protect a gas
boiler from cool water return. This is simply not needed and a duplication with the temp. sensing
controller within this Electro-boiler and the injection pump controller will be of no benefit within the
operating system. The zone valve/zone pump control strategy must be wired to provide the boiler “R and
W” contact closure and the primary pump is connected to the boiler pump contacts. This assures the
primary pump is active and running whenever the boiler is turned on via contact closure on “R and W”.
At least one zone must be open before turning on the primary pump/Electro-Boiler. Do not design a
system where the Electro-Boiler is supposed to operate as a “hot boiler” based upon its outlet sensor
without the primary pump circulating water, minimum 2 GPM is required.
New, improved feature – the EB-ZTS-1 zone controller priority zone now has the ability to
communicate with this TS Series boiler and it will automatically switch to a low mass high water
temperature (150 or 180) during zone 1, priority switch on, operation. With this feature the TS boiler can
automatically take care of two temperature requirements thus eliminating the need for the technique
described in the paragraph above.
ZONE CONTROLLER
This EB-S series boiler controls the electric elements based upon
water temperature independent of flow; therefore, in theory, a
staging zone controller is not required; however, there are three
suggestions or reasons why a zone controller can simplify the
installation and enhance overall performance.
1.
2.
Zone wiring and troubleshooting convenience – the addition of the zone board (fits within basic boiler
cabinet) allows for easy terminal block and point to point wiring for each zone thermostat and each zone
valve. Also there are LED’s associated with the thermostat action and the zone valve action. This greatly
simplifies wiring and future troubleshooting with a neat terminal block wiring arrangement and the
onboard LED’s – order EB-ZTS-1.
Prevents over control or false staging up and down when the temperature sensors are attempting to
regulate – since Electro Industries’ zone controller also has staging “smarts”, the addition of the zone
controller will provide smoother boiler temperature control. The zone board has a dial switch for each
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3.
zone and the installer selects one of four zone capacity sizes. When dialing in the size closest to the zone
Btu/h capacity, the zone controller “smarts” only allows the appropriate boiler stage which can handle that
capacity. Also this is additive if more than one zone calls at any one time – order EB-ZTS-1.
Two temperature system with unbalanced zones – if the application includes zone one requiring high
temperature (fin tube, air handler, etc.) and the remaining zones are radiant floor low temperature, this zone
controller (EB-ZTS-1) will automatically raise the output of the high temperature zone. This is a priority
arrangement, zone 1 holds off the other zones while the high temperature output is heating. If at the end of
the high temperature zone there is a call on any of the low temperature zones (up to three plus slave 4),
there will be a pump only function until the outlet temperature drops below the front panel dial setting.
Field zone controller installation – the above mentioned zone controller board is installed within the
basic cabinet. However, the zone controller board must communicate with the main TS boiler board. All
production units after approximately January 10, 2004 have a compatible control board. If the zone
controller installation is in a boiler manufactured prior to that date, call factory to review the requirements
for a main controller board upgrade.
ZONE CIRCULATORS
The EE-5051 switching relay can be used to interface line voltage pumps with the boiler R and W control
terminals, see drawing BH008. This switching relay can be combined with the above zone controller
board.
ROOM THERMOSTAT PLACEMENT
Fin tube radiation, fan coil, etc. – heat only wall t-stat, connected to operate zone valves (see previous
section) or for single zone the t-stat is connected directly to Electro-Boiler R and W.
Floor radiant – comfort and proper space heating response is a direct relationship to the thermostat type
and the placement of the thermostat sensing bulb. Typically an under floor heating system can be broken
down into three categories.
A. Energy storage, water tubing is under the concrete or within the sand base
– the controlling thermostat must have a remote bulb, and this remote bulb must
sense the concrete slab temperature (slab stat). Coordinated with the concrete
pour, install a ¾” PVC, minimum bend radius of 7 inches, and locate at
approximately center (vertical) of the concrete slab. The thermostat sensing
bulb can later be pushed down this PVC conduit. If the slab is already poured
without conduit for slab stat, use electronic remote sensing thermostat such as
Electro Industries’ ES-24-SRO or ES-24-C-RS. These devices only require a
¼” hole drilled in the floor at some convenient location (preferably off a center
wall, not within 2 feet of outside wall).
B. Floor covering, medium to high insulation – use slab stat as described in paragraph A above.
C. Quick response, hydronic tubing just under the concrete surface, no flooring material over the
concrete – in this case, heated water can directly radiate into the room, a standard wall mount room
thermostat is adequate. Mount room thermostat on an inside wall similar to most heating systems.
MULTIPLE BOILERS
This boiler series now includes a method for automatically staging
any number of parallel-plumbed boilers. Order plug-in relay EB-CSTG5.
The thermostat is connected only to the first boiler, when all stages
are on for more than 5 minutes, this new plug-in relay module turns
on the next boiler (R and W), and a second EB-C-STG5 could be
used to turn on the third, etc.
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TWO-TEMPERATURE OPERATION OR FEATURE
When using Electro’s zone controller in priority mode, the boiler
system can automatically raise the outlet temperature with zone 1
calling. This is setup for default of 150° or pulling a jumper peg the
high temperature value is 176°. See appropriate zone controller
installation manual for details.
BOILER/PLUMBING KIT PLACEMENT
This model series is wall hung and the vessel must be vertical,
drawing BX501.
The plumbing kit items are located adjacent to the boiler housing
itself as shown on drawing BX501 or BX502.
For future servicing, the unit itself must be installed 20” or more above the floor, the elements are
screwed in from the bottom.
INFORMATION/WATER FLOW CALCULATIONS
Water flow, GPM, can easily be calculated if the temperature rise across the electric boiler can be
measured.
The formula below can only be used when the temperature rise is stable and the boiler is not hi-limiting.
In other words, verify constant current draw and stable outlet temperatures for at least 15 minutes.
GPM = Volts x Amps x 3.4
500 x Temp. rise
INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS
1. All installation work must be performed by trained, qualified contractors or technicians. Electro
Industries, Inc., sponsors installation and service schools to assist the installer. Visit our web site at
electromn.com for upcoming service schools.
WARNING
ALL ELECTRICAL WIRING MUST BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE
AND LOCAL ELECTRIC CODES, ORDINANCES, AND REGULATIONS.
WARNING
OBSERVE ELECTRIC POLARITY AND WIRING COLORS. FAILURE TO OBSERVE COULD
CAUSE ELECTRIC SHOCK AND/OR DAMAGE TO THE EQUIPMENT.
CAUTION
This unit can only be used for its intended design as described in this manual. Any internal
wiring changes, modifications to the circuit board, modifications or bypass of any controls, or
installation practices not according to the details of this manual will void the product warranty,
the CSA/us certification label, and manufacturer product liability. Electro Industries, Inc.,
cannot be held responsible for field modifications, incorrect installations, and conditions which
may bypass or compromise the built-in safety features and controls.
2. This installation manual and Electro-Boiler products relate only to the addition of the Electro-Boiler
to the hydronics system. The owner/ installer assumes all responsibility and/or liability associated
with any needed installation of the gas/oil boiler, pump, plumbing, system design, hydronics systems
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or backup gas/oil boiler, etc. Any instructions or comments made within this manual (or factory
phone assistance) relating to the gas/oil furnace are provided as comments of assistance and “helps”
only.
CAUTION
Hazards or unsafe practices could result in property damage, product damage, severe personal
injury and/or death.
3. Remember, safety is the installer’s responsibility and the installer must know this product well
enough to instruct the end user on its safe use.
Safety is a matter of common sense - - a matter of thinking before acting. Professional installers have
training and experienced practices for handling electrical, sheet metal, and material handling
processes. Use them.
CLEARANCES
BACK
LEFT
RIGHT
FRONT
TOP
BOTTOM
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MINIMUM CLEARANCE FROM
SUGGESTED MINIMUM
COMBUSTIBLE SURFACES
SERVICE CLEARANCE
0 INCH
0 MM
0 INCH
0 MM
1 INCH
25 MM
12 INCHES
305 MM
1 INCH
25 MM
6 INCHES
152 MM
1 INCH
25 MM
24 INCHES
610 MM
1 INCH
25 MM
24 INCHES
610 MM
REQUIRED CLEARANCE – 16 INCHES/406 MM
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MECHANICAL INSTALLATION – UNDER-FLOOR RADIATION
CAUTION
Electro Industries Inc. requires the use of dielectric isolation between the boiler vessel supply
and return piping when the boiler is plumbed using copper or any other dissimilar metal.
Damage to the vessel caused by galvanic corrosion voids Electro Industries’ warranty.
Reference drawing BX501
1. With the typical radiant floor system, a dual heat backup boiler is uncommon. If a backup boiler is
required, please reference “Mechanical Installation – Dual Heat” section.
2. Unpack the Electro-Boiler, the safety relief and pipe fittings are packed within a small carton. The
safety relief is plumbed to the ¾” pipe as shown on BX501 (or may be part of other components
shown on BX502, page 2).
3. The Electro-Boiler must be positioned with the vessel vertical. The water IN/OUT ports must be at
the top. The unit will not function properly with the vessel in a horizontal position.
NOTE: Mount at least 20 inches above the floor to allow element removal and service at the bottom.
4. The plumbing components and plumbing layout shown on drawing BX502 have been very carefully
chosen and should be plumbed as shown. When following this diagram, the water fill procedure
becomes very simple and almost guarantees the removal of all air or prevents air locking problems.
Experienced hydronic heating installers may be able to eliminate some components but the inclusion
of these components guarantees installation and initial operating success.
5. The vessel is factory constructed with a “air trap” chamber at the top of the vessel, connected to the
¾” pipe and arrangement shown on BX502, page 2.
6. The key mechanical components required include:
 Expansion Tank – as a closed loop hydronic heating system, a minimal expansion tank is
required. This can be an air diaphragm tank as provided in the plumbing kit or a basic
“empty” tank where air is compressed at the tank top.
 Inlet Temperature Gauge – recommended to observe the operation of the system.
 Air Vent – install with the pressure relief valve as shown on drawing BX502, page 2 or part
of the air eliminator shown on BX502, page 3.
 Inline Air separator – this can be installed ahead of the pump with the expansion tank
moved to this point. However, the vessel designed air trap and the piping arrangement
leading to the air bleeder shown on BX502 page 2 works very well.
 Pressure Safety Valve – this is required and is furnished as a loose component with the
boiler unit itself. Failure to install the provided, 30 PSI, pressure relief valve as shown void
warranty and the CSA product listing. During purging there is a requirement to bleed out the
initial air within this ¾” pipe leg by manually holding open the relief valve. Add the
necessary pipe extension to the relief valve to prevent water damage on this unit or
surrounding area.
 Gate Valve/Drain Valve – these are for servicing and easy fill purposes.
 Circulating Pump – depending upon system lift and system loop resistance, the proper
circulating pump is required to guarantee the minimum GPM flow as specified in Table I,
page2.
Comment: Circulator pump can be in the outlet or inlet. Newer, higher quality pumps seem to
work better in the “supply” line, plus pumping away from the expansion tank is preferred.
7. To ensure safe boiler operation adequate system pressure must be maintained. Some expansion tanks
may have an integral regulator and “port” for water source hookup.
8. Depending upon water conditions, determine whether water additives are necessary.
9. Purge and fill water system. Do not allow the electric element to come on until the system is purged
and you have verified proper water circulation. If the pump is needed, jumper the two orange wires
in order to operate the pump directly from its own 120 volt source.
10. Purge each loop individually, one at a time.
11. Check for leaks.
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MECHANICAL INSTALLATION – DUAL HEAT
CAUTION
Electro Industries Inc. requires the use of dielectric isolation between the boiler vessel supply
and return piping when the boiler is plumbed using copper or any other dissimilar metal.
Damage to the vessel caused by galvanic corrosion voids Electro Industries’ warranty.
Reference drawings BX501 and BX502 pages 1-3
1. Unpack the Electro-Boiler. The safety relief and pipe fittings are packed within a small carton.
2. In most dual heat installations this Electro-Boiler is plumbed in series with an existing oil, gas, or
wood boiler. For gas or oil, the Electro-Boiler is at the gas/oil outlet; but for wood, the Electro-Boiler
must be on the inlet sides. The standby boiler cannot be operated as “hot boiler”. This will defeat the
Electro-Boiler. Rewire as required, standby boiler is turned on from the brown wires.
COMMENT: For this series boiler the control is part of an optional plug-in package, EB-S-SB.
3. Standard hydronic hot water heating practices apply. This procedure assumes adequate piping size to
meet the flow requirements of the specific boiler model, expansion tank, pump, zones, etc. are
properly designed and installed.
4. The Electro-Boiler must be positioned with the vessel vertical. The water IN/OUT ports must be at
the top. The unit will not function properly with the vessel in a horizontal position.
NOTE: Mount at least 20 inches above the floor to allow element removal and service at the bottom.
5. Typically this unit is wall hung next to the existing boiler.
6. Use the ¾” pipe fittings to install the safety relief valve and air vent. Add the necessary piping to the
safety relief valve so that water damages do not occur in the surrounding area.
7. Connect the “hot” water line from the fossil fuel boiler to the Electro-Boiler "inlet". Connect the
Electro-Boiler "outlet" to the main feed line. When facing the Electro-Boiler vessel, the "outlet" is on
the LEFT.
NOTE: Wood applications, plumb so electric feeds the wood boilers.
10. If piping contains any "U" bend, an air vent may be required at the top.
11. When possible, isolating ball valves are recommended for easy servicing.
12. To ensure safe boiler operation and prevent element damage, the system should contain a pressure
regulator and an automatic water fill valve. Expansion tank may have an integral regulator and “port”
for water source hookup.
13. Depending upon water conditions, determine whether water additives are necessary.
14. Purge and fill water system. Do not allow the electric element to come on until the system is purged
and you have verified proper water circulation. If the pump is needed, short out the two orange wires
in order to operate the pump directly from its own 120 volt source.
15. Check for leaks.
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ELECTRICAL HOOKUP
Reference drawing BH501
1. 240 Volt Heating Power – route and install the proper current carrying conductors from service
panel fuse or circuit breaker. See page 2 Specification Table and/or product nameplate for ratings.
These models contain built-in circuit breakers and meet the requirement for local disconnect
for appliances greater than 10 kW. Connection is at the circuit breaker terminals. If using
single feed method, single feed bus for GE Breakers EM5716 (two breakers) or EM5717 (three
breakers) and for Square D Breakers 5701 (two breakers) or 5702 (three breakers) should be used.
 Only copper wire is allowed.
 CB1 is highest priority stage.
2. Grounding – copper conductor is required, size per NEC code relating to the current of each feed.
3. Circulating Pump – the terminal block (orange wires) below the circuit breakers represents a switch
closure (10-amp maximum) to operate an external circulating pump motor. Voltage for the pump
must come from a separate source.
 The pump is controlled as a direct function of the R and W input.
 If this is connected with a standby boiler, generally the assumption is series plumbing with
the single pump. In this case, the R and W function will operate the pump whether in electric
or standby mode.
 If a standby boiler installation has parallel plumbing with two pumps, field wiring and
controls will be necessary to properly operate (and typically check valve isolate) the standby
boiler self-contained pump from the system pump controlled by these two terminal screws.
4. Operating Thermostat – two types can be used. Connection is at the control board bottom.
 Standard Mechanical – connect to “R” and “W”, bottom right. Set thermostat internal heat
anticipator to 0.2.
 Electro-Stat – (ES-24-C-RS or ES-24-SRO) 3 wire connection required.
 R to R, W to W, C to common
 The Electro-Stat remote sensor can be extended as required. This is a three wire cable,
cut and splice, up to 50 feet. Use only stranded wire, shielded cable is not required.
Comment: If zone valve or zone pumps see appropriate sections.
5. Load Management Interrupt Control – this Electro-Boiler series has been pre-wired and designed
for an external utility load management receiver connection. The control board lower left BLU and
BLU/WHT wires represent the two contact points, extend these wires to the utility load control
device.
As shipped, this unit is only equipped for off-peak = N.C. logic. If reversed logic is required, contact
the factory for modification.
 Optional – if load management is not used, simply keep the two blue wires shorted.
 Optional – if the power company disconnects 240V for load control, please reference BH029
for special wiring requirements.
6. Zone Valves or Zone Pumps – see page 2 for zone controller options.
WARNING: The end switches from the zone valves must be an isolated contact with no voltage
present on these wires or screw terminals. This is very important to make sure there isn’t any
interference or feedback between the transformer operating the zone valve system and the transformer
within this Electro-Boiler product. Once this has been determined, all end switches are simply
paralleled with the two wires going to “R” and “W”.
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7. If this is a dual heat application with standby boiler, optional kit EB-S-SB contains its own wiring
instructions.
8. Remote Display – an optional remote display (4-wire stat cable) can be added, call factory for
details. Also requires main board upgrade, @EBSTW5623.
WATER ADDITIVES
1.
Unless the source water is unusually poor and/or rust elements, additives are not required. It is
recommended the water source as shown on drawing BX502 comes through the household water
softener or use distilled water.
2.
Impurities within a closed loop hydronics boiler are considerably less damaging than the typical
domestic water heater. In a closed loop electric boiler, the water impurities “boil out” and the
system essentially makes its own pure water. As a closed system, this “pure water” becomes the
operating mode. In the case of domestic water tank, there is always new water entering with new
impurities.
3.
However, if additives are required, use the recommendations and source from your local
professional plumber, specializing in hydronics heating systems.
WATER FILL PROCEDURE
The following procedure applies to non-glycol or antifreeze and prepackaged plumbing kit and/or when
the system is plumbed exactly as shown on drawing BX502.
Caution: If the building supply pressure is connected directly to supply water ball valve without
pressure reducing regulator, user needs to make sure the pressure within the boiler loop does not
exceed 30 PSI. Careful control of the supply water ball valve opening can take care of this. Also at
steps 6 and 10, use caution to make sure the building water supply pressure does not “spike” the
system.
1. Connect the temporary household water supply source (probably hose connection) to the "water
supply connection" input.
NOTE: If water supply connection is permanent, some local building codes may
require special anti-siphon check valve, RPZ, or equivalent between the boiler fill
regulator and the domestic water source or the city water connection.
2. Connect a drain hose to hose bib, "drain valve".
3. Open "drain valve" and close "inlet gate valve" (between drain valve and boiler inlet).
4. Verify “top gate valve” is open.
5. Do not apply 240 heating power during water fill sequence.
6. Open “water supply valve” and open household water supply source.
7. Allow system to circulate, discharging through drain valve, for at least 15 minutes.
8. Put your ear against the metal pipe and listen for air bubbles. If the water flow is consistent and
quiet, the system is probably purged and water filled.
9. Close the "drain valve". Open the "inlet gate valve".
10. The cold system pressure at the gauge should be approximately 10 to 14 PSI.
11. Close “water supply valve” and disconnect water supply.
12. Optional – energize circulating pump during this fill operation. The water pressure from the
household system and as plumbed should typically flow through the circulating pump without the
pump running.
COMMENT: Purge one loop at a time.
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CONTROLLER SETUP
Temperature set point – the front red “knob” allows for field or user setting of the outlet water
temperature. The built-in sensor and controller will attempt to regulate the electric element stages around
this set temperature. The smallest staging increment is 4.5 kW; therefore, there will some fluctuation
around this set point. Field setting the outlet temperature at the design or realistic temperature required
by the radiation is more efficient.
The front panel allows selection of the operating temperature. The table below should coincide with the
decal on the front panel.
Circulator pump mode – as factory set, the circulator pump is controlled directly from the “W” input
terminal. In this setup the circulator pump continues during load control interrupt (or optional remote
standby switch). There is a provision within the controller board (inside) to allow the circulator pump to
not operate during load control interrupt.
On the inside control board, just above the two bottom
terminal blocks, is a small pin jumper arrangement. The
black “device” sets up the pump mode. Just below this pin
jumper arrangement are W and L lettering. When the two
pin shorting device is in the W position, the pump is a
direct function of R to W input. When the two pin jumper
is in the L position, the pump is interrupted during a load
control.
WARNING: This shorting device must be in one of the two positions for the circulator pump to properly
operate.
OPERATIONAL TIPS
Heating Cycle
1. External R to W contact closure.
2. Assume the load control receiver device (or remote option standby switch) is in the off-peak or
non-interrupt mode. This is verified by the front panel amber LED being illuminated.
3. Circulator pump starts.
4. 30-second plus delay before staging lights or element relays close. This delay allows the pump to
circulate the system water past the outlet water temperature sensor and allows the controller logic
to determine how many elements to energize. If the water temperature is greater than the set
point, elements will not come on.
Monitor Lights, Front Panel
 HI-LIMIT, red – this will only illuminate when the vessel hi-limit opens due to excessive high
water temperature. This hi-limit is self resetting.
 PWR ON, green – basically this is illuminated at all times. It represents 24-volt power source,
good fuse, controller logic is operational, and a good outlet sensor. If the outlet sensor is
inoperative, incorrectly wired, or malfunctioning; this green monitor LED will be in the blinking
or pulsing mode (see page 11).
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

EL MODE, amber – when illuminated the system is in the electric mode. If it is not illuminated
the utility load control receiver is in the interrupt or on-peak mode. If there is an optional or
remote standby switch, the status of the standby switch is also monitored by this amber LED.
HEAT ON, red – indicates a remote switch closure (t-stat or zoning end switch) is closed between
terminals R and W.
Inside Controller Board
 STAGES, red – these four LED’s indicate which electric element stages are on and active.
Manual Reset, Hi-Limit
At the top of the vessel there will be either two or three surface mount hi-limits preset at 205° F. There is
no light indicator associated with these safety hi-limits. Also these 205° F safety limits break the L2
current carrying 240-volt wire going to the elements. Reset involves locating a small shiny lever or metal
tab protruding on the side of the black safety limit base. This small tab is pressed inward approximately
1/8” to “snap in” the contacts.
Safety caution – the wires and screws have 240-volt potential and can be dangerous. Turn off
circuit breakers before investigating or attempting to reset the 205° F safety limits.
Internal Fuse
The fuse on the controller board protects the transformer secondary, external items connected to “R”, and
the circuit board itself. Replace with 2-amp fast blow, AGC2 or equivalent.
Stat Heat Anticipator - If it is a mechanical stat, verify heat anticipator has been set at Ø.2 (non-zone
system).
System Pressure
The side press/temp. gauge should be at approximately 10 to 16 PSI at room temperature water and
should not rise more than approximately 4 PSI at the operating or hot water temperature. If the pressure
change is more than approximately 4 PSI, the expansion tank is too small or there is a problem with the
expansion tank piping, expansion tank itself.
Cold slab, outdoor reset and temperature sensing prevent full boiler on – by adding a temporary
jumper between the lower W screw terminal and the upper left “E” tab, all temperature sensing functions
are bypassed and the control board will step in all the stages. Caution: This jumper shall not be a
permanent function, jumper needs to be removed after slab is approaching normal temperature.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
WFSB
EB5623S
UFUSE0440
5127
5535
5537
5453
5456A
5640
5639
5652
5650
EB5520
5541
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Outlet sensor, 3 ft.
Controller, temp. sensing
2-amp fuse, fast blow (AGC2)
Heating relay
Safety hi-limit, manual, 205°
First hi-limit, auto-reset, 180°
Relief valve, 30 PSIG
Gauge press/temp.
GE 60A circuit breaker
GE 30A circuit breaker
Square D 60A circuit breaker
Square D 30A circuit breaker
Electric element, 240, 4.5 kW
Transformer, 24V, 40VA
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TROUBLESHOOTING/REPAIR HELPS
1. This temp. sensing controller contains several interference suppression components, but as an
electronic logic product, unpredictable and unusual transients or interference may sometimes cause
strange results. If the temp. sensing controller is “acting strange”, one immediate step would be
power down reset. Simply turn off boiler power or breaker number 1, when the green LED goes out,
count to 10, and re-energize power supply.
2. Inoperative temperature sensor, if the internal program can detect a bad sensor (shorted, open wire,
etc. – not necessarily bad value) the front panel green LED will be pulsing. In this condition there
should be two short blinks every second.
3. The temperature sensor can be further evaluated with diagnostic program from standard PC or Palm
software. This includes the ability to “fool” the sensor or set in an offset for various troubleshooting
purposes. This software disk comes with a special cable needed for PC or Palm hookup.
- ET-SOFT-TS – PC software disk and cable
- ET-SOFT-TSP – Palm software disk and cable
4. The terminal blocks for control wire hook-up are designed for a wire insertion and screw clamp
down. If there is no wire connected and the screw is loose, the screw may not necessarily make a
good electrical contact to the inside components. Example - If you are jumpering the thermostat
terminals without thermostat wire connection or if you are attempting to measure voltage on the
screw head, you may get erroneous or unpredictable results if the screw is not tightened down.
5. Temperature sensing bypass – the inside control board, left side, contains a “E” tab which can be
used to directly step in the heating stages and in essence bypass the temperature sensing and control
functions. The “E” tab has the highest priority and overrides all temperature sensor functions. In
other words, when jumpering from W to E all four stages are hard on. Note: Verify pump is
operating prior to using the E terminal. Since activating this E terminal causes full electric element
output, this function should only be used to verify all stages or troubleshoot proper 24Ø current at
each element.
6. Use general heating system logic information and basic understanding of the terminal block wiring
functions measure various voltage points to determine proper operation.
TEMPERATURE SENSING CONTROL SEQUENCE
See “Heat Cycle”, page 9. This sequence picks up after the first stage light or element relay comes on.
1. After the 30-second delay, depending upon how close the temperature is to set point, only stages
1 and 3 may come on or all 4 stages may come on.
2. At a fixed time interval (high mass, 4 minutes or low mass, 2 minutes) the outlet temperature is
compared to the set point. If it is below or above the minimum fixed point, there is no change in
staging.
3. If it is below the minimum range (high mass, 5° or low mass, 3°), add the next lowest stage.
4. If it is above the minimum range, drop the lowest stage.
5. If it is a major temperature differential above set point, drop the two lowest stages.
6. Cycle repeats at each time interval.
7. At the start of turn on, a 30-minute SOT timer begins. If the outlet temperature equals set point at
any time, this 30-minute timer is stopped. If the 30-minute timer actually timed-out, all stages are
turned on.
8. There is also a built-in controller or electronic hi-limit (high mass, 150° or low mass, 186°).
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EB-S-** HOOKUP, TS-SERIES INSTALLATION
ELECTRO-STAT
(ES-24-BR)
LMC
5
(TB2 "C")
(TB2 "W")
(TB2 "R")
T-STAT
SLAB SENSOR
CABLE
1
2
GROUNDING AND
BONDING NOT SHOWN.
CONDUCTOR SIZE AND WIRE TYPE PER
NAMEPLATE CURRENT RATING, CAN BE ONE
FEED
RED
ST
COM OT
LO
REMOTE
V+ GND
HI
SW5
3
TB1
TEMP.
SENSOR
CALIB.
J4
LED1
LED2
T1
LED3
5
4
3SW1
LED4
2
6 7
1
BOILER
CB.
DRAWING SHOWN WITH OPTIONAL SINGLE
FEED
STG
1
STG
2
BUS APPLIED. MUST ORDER
SEPARATELY BASED ON CB
J2
E
PER
J1
TEMP. SENSOR
TB4
STG
3
STG
4
BRAND:
J5
0
GE BREAKERS: EM-5716 OR EM-5717-GE
4
3
SB
K22WS
5
4
SW3
3
1
2
6 7
2
0
1
STAGES
SQD BREAKERS: #5701 OR #5702-SD
K1
SW4
A
B
3265BCPU
K3
8DEL
SS
F1
T6
G
5DEL
G1
24VAC
T7
T10
7DEL
T8
L
TB2
W
T2
SW
BLUE
BLU/WHT
R
T9
T3
R W C
T4
4
RELAY CONTACT FOR
5
COMMON REQUIRED FOR ELECTRO-STAT.
PUMP.
UPCB5623
CS
J3
TB3
T5
COM
T11
6DEL
SB
C C
BLUE
BLUE
(TB2 "C")
(TB2 "W")
240VAC SOURCE POWER
(TB2 "R")
BREAKER
NO
COM
CIRCUIT
120VAC
CIRCUIT
BREAKER
L2
L1
60
2
1
L2
1
60
L1
2
L2
3
L2
NEUTRAL
L1
60
3
L1
L1
2
4
BOILER ENCLOSURE
(COVERS REMOVED)
PUMP
ELECTRO INDUSTRIES, INC.
MONTICELLO, MN 55362
BH501
Rev.B 03-06-07
BOILER ACCESSORIES
ZONE CONTROLLER
This will simplify your wiring and make zoning applications much easier. In addition, enhanced communicating
features have the ability to stage the electric boiler based upon the connected zone capacity.
Pumps, Actuators, Valves
Standard Features
EB-ZTA-1 - install within boiler cabinet
EB-ZEA-1 - with enclosure and 40VA transformer
EB-ZEA-2 - add additional 4, enclosure and 40VA
• Utility load control
• Terminal block wiring, visual
wiring layout
• Indicator lights showing zone
operation
Pumps
• 24-volt, 40VA transformer
120/208/240 connection
Zone Valves
EB-Z2P - two pumps with priority and dual temp.
EB-ZTS-1 - install within boiler cabinet, encl. option
EB-ZTS-2 - add additional 4, enclosure and 40VA
• Fuse protection
• Priority option
• Dual temperature operation
• Applies to digital or
standard thermostats
• Dial switch, select each zone
capacity
All Others
EB-ZXA-1 - universal, pumps or valves, non-communicating, for any boiler
EB-ZS-4 - automatic staging system for Brand X boilers or dual EB-R, -L, -E Series
EB-ZC-4 - wiring and convenience interface, isolated boiler end switch
EB-5415A - low cost, 2 or 3 zones, sheds one boiler stage (Mini-Boiler enhancement)
SLAB STAT
Sensing and controlling the system based upon radiant floor surface temperature
or the concrete mass has very positive benefits. Radiant floor air stat in the same
area as a forced air roomstat presents serious control problems. A remote sensing
slab stat for the radiant floor removes this issue.
Remote sensing slab stat is required for storage applications.
ES-24-BR
SWITCHING RELAY - EE-5051
This DPDT 24-volt switching relay provides a convenient
solution to any AC or DC application.
MULTI-BOILER - EB-C-STG5
Electrically connects between 2nd and 3rd, 3rd and 4th, etc.
OTHER OPTIONS
•
•
•
•
Ideal for zone pumps
24V coil
120V, 10A, contact sets
Easy to wire and nicely packaged
SOT-1
5701
5702
EB-S-SB
WF-ANZ*
Switchover to standby, total run time
Single feed bus for 2 CB’s (SQ-D CB)
Single feed bus for 3 CB’s (SQ-D CB)
Dual boiler option for EB-S Series
WarmFlo Analyzer, now applicable to WO and
WA Series
Specifications subject to change without notice, all rights reserved.
TWO SUPPLY WATER TEMPERATURE REQUIREMENT
•
Handled as the priority zone on multi-zone (EB-ZEA-1) or two
pump (EB-Z2P) controllers
•
Priority switch on, zone 1 active - TS boiler automatically changes
to 150° (or selection 176°) supply water setting
•
•
All other zones are held off
With zone 1 satisfied or 60-minute timeout, the boiler automatically
returns to the preset temperature and reacts to the other zones
Low Temp
High Temp
Radiant, slab
Radiant, staple up
Radiant, slab
Baseboard
Radiant, slab
Fan coil
Radiant, slab
Water heater, side arm
Radiant, slab
Hanging unit heater (garage, shop, etc.)
INSTALLATION PLUMBING KITS
These installation kits provide the critical plumbing components needed for easy installation of the Electro-Boiler. In addition to the
items shown in the matrix below, each kit includes all necessary ball valves, drain valve, tees, elbows, nipples, bushings, couplings,
etc. for direct connection to circulator pump and/or manifold.
Electro Industries’ boilers come standard equipped with outlet temperature/pressure gauge, pressure relief safety valve, and when
applicable, the WarmFloTM electronic control sensors. These kits provide the additional components for easy installation:
Model
Application
Return Gauge
EMB-BK
All EMB Series
EMB-PK
All EMB Series
EB-PK-M
EB-MS, -MA, -MO Series
EB-BK-TS
EB-S, -WA, -WO Series
EB-PK-TS
EB-S, -WA, -WO Series
Expansion Tank
Air Vent
2.1 gal. (7.9 L), 40,000 Btu/h
Basic float type
2.1 gal. (7.9 L), 40,000 Btu/h
Enhanced air separator, EAS
4.5 gal. (17 L), 135,000 Btu/h
Enhanced air separator, EAS
4.5 gal. (17 L), 135,000 Btu/h
Basic float type
4.5 gal. (17 L), 135,000 Btu/h
Enhanced air separator, EAS
CIRCULATING PUMPS
5585 - Mini-Boiler &
10 kW TS Series
•
120V, 1/25 HP, maintenance-free wet
rotor circulator
•
Pump curve example - 5 GPM (19 L)
@ 11 ft. of head (32.9 kPa)
07/24/2007
5586 - TS Series, Standard
•
120V, 1/6 HP, maintenance-free oil
lubricated circulator
•
Pump curve example - 10 GPM (37.8 L)
@ 20 ft. of head (50.8 kPa)
5578 - 3/4” Pipe
5582 - 1” Pipe
5579 - 1-1/4” Pipe
•
Two flanges, with isolation valve
BL001
Electro Industries, Inc.
Limited Product Warranty
Effective February 5, 2009
Electro Industries, Inc. warrants to the original owner, at the original installation site, for a period
of two (2) years from date of installation, that the product and product parts manufactured by
Electro Industries are free from manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship, when
used under normal conditions and when such product has not been modified or changed in any
manner after leaving the plant of Electro Industries. If any product or product parts
manufactured by Electro Industries are found to have manufacturing defects in materials or
workmanship, such will be repaired or replaced by Electro Industries. Electro Industries shall
have the opportunity to directly, or through its authorized representative, examine and inspect
the alleged defective product or product parts. Electro Industries may request that the materials
be returned to Electro Industries at the owner’s expense for factory inspection. The
determination as to whether product or product parts shall be repaired, or in the alternative
replaced, shall be made by Electro Industries or its authorized representative. Electro Industries
will cover reasonable labor costs to repair defective product or product parts for ninety (90) days
after installation.
TWENTY YEAR (20) LIMITED WARRANTY ON BOILER ELEMENTS AND VESSELS
Electro Industries, Inc. warrants that the boiler elements and vessels of its products are free
from defects in materials and workmanship through the twentieth year following date of
installation. If any boiler elements or vessels are found to have a manufacturing defect in
materials or workmanship, Electro Industries will replace them.
TWENTY YEAR (20) LIMITED WARRANTY ON SPIN FIN ELEMENTS
Electro Industries, Inc. warrants that the spin fin elements of its products are free from defects in
materials and workmanship through the twentieth year following date of installation. If any spin
fin elements are found to have a manufacturing defect in materials or workmanship, Electro
Industries will replace them.
FIVE YEAR (5) LIMITED WARRANTY ON OPEN WIRE ELEMENTS
Electro Industries, Inc. warrants that the open wire elements of its products are free from
defects in materials and workmanship through the fifth year following date of installation. If any
open wire elements are found to have a manufacturing defect in materials or workmanship,
Electro Industries will replace them.
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THESE WARRANTIES DO NOT COVER:
1. Costs for labor for removal and reinstallation of an alleged defective product or product parts,
transportation to Electro Industries, and any other materials necessary to perform the exchange,
except as stated in this warranty. Replacement material will be invoiced to the distributor in the usual
manner and will be subject to adjustment upon verification of defect.
2. Any product that has been damaged as a result of being improperly serviced or operated, including,
but not limited to, the following: operated with insufficient water or airflow, allowed to freeze,
subjected to flood conditions, subjected to improper voltages or power supplies, operated with airflow
or water conditions and/or fuels or additives which cause unusual deposits or corrosion in or on the
product, chemical or galvanic erosion, improper maintenance or subject to any other abuse or
negligence.
3. Any product that has been damaged as a result of natural disasters, including, but not limited to, the
following: lightning, fire, earthquake, hurricanes, tornadoes or floods.
4. Any product that has been damaged as a result of shipment or handling by the freight carrier. It is the
receiver’s responsibility to claim and process freight damage with the carrier.
5. Any product that has been defaced, abused, or suffered unusual wear and tear as determined by
Electro Industries or its authorized representative.
6. Workmanship of any installer of the product. This warranty does not assume any liability of any
nature for unsatisfactory performance caused by improper installation.
7. Transportation charges for any replacement part or component, service calls, normal maintenance;
replacement of fuses, filters, refrigerant, etc.
CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS:
1. If at the time of a request for service the original owner cannot provide an original sales receipt or a
warranty card registration then the warranty period for the product will have deemed to begin thirty
(30) days after the date of manufacture and NOT the date of installation.
2. The product must have been sold and installed by a licensed electrical contractor, a licensed
plumbing contractor, or a licensed heating contractor.
3. The application and installation of the product must be in compliance with Electro Industries’
specifications as stated in the installation and instruction manual, and all state and federal codes and
statutes. If not, the warranty will be null and void.
4. The purchaser shall have maintained the product in accordance with the manual that accompanies
the unit. Annually, a qualified and licensed contractor must inspect the product to assure it is in
proper working condition.
5. All related heating components must be maintained in good operating condition.
6. All lines must be checked to confirm that all condensation drains properly from the unit.
7. Replacement of a product or product part under this limited warranty does not extend the warranty
term or period.
8. Replacement product parts are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship for
ninety (90) days from the date of installation. All exclusions, conditions, and limitations expressed in
this warranty apply.
9. Before warranty claims will be honored, Electro Industries shall have the opportunity to directly, or
through its authorized representative, examine and inspect the alleged defective product or product
parts. Remedies under this warranty are limited to repairing or replacing alleged defective product or
product parts. The decision whether to repair or, in the alternative replace, products or product parts
shall be made by Electro Industries or its authorized representative.
THESE WARRANTIES DO NOT EXTEND TO ANYONE EXCEPT THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER AT RETAIL AND ONLY WHEN THE PRODUCT IS IN THE ORIGINAL
INSTALLATION SITE. THE REMEDIES SET FORTH HEREIN ARE EXCLUSIVE.
ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED WITH
RESPECT TO ALL PURCHASERS OR OWNERS. ELECTRO INDUSTRIES, INC. IS NOT BOUND BY PROMISES MADE BY OTHERS BEYOND THE TERMS OF THESE
WARRANTIES. FAILURE TO RETURN THE WARRANTY CARD SHALL HAVE NO EFFECT ON THE DISCLAIMER OF THESE IMPLIED WARRANTIES.
ALL EXPRESS WARRANTIES SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THIS EXPRESS LIMITED WARRANTIES SET FORTH HEREIN AND EXCLUDE ANY
LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE BREACH THEREOF. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR
LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY. PRODUCTS OR PARTS OF
OTHER MANUFACTURERS ATTACHED ARE SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDED FROM THE WARRANTY.
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY UNDER THE LAWS OF EACH STATE. IF ANY
PROVISION OF THIS WARRANTY IS PROHIBITED OR INVALID UNDER APPLICABLE STATE LAW, THAT PROVISION SHALL BE INEFFECTIVE TO THE EXTENT OF
THE PROHIBITION OR INVALIDITY WITHOUT INVALIDATING THE REMAINDER OF THE AFFECTED PROVISION OR THE OTHER PROVISIONS OF THIS WARRANTY.
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