Installation & Operating Manual
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EFC 211 Fan Control
USA
CAN
Product Information ........................ Chapter 1 + 2
Mechanical Installation ......................... Chapter 3
Electrical Installation ............................. Chapter 4
Start Up and Configuration .................. Chapter 5
Maintenance and Troubleshooting ...... Chapter 6
Job Name:
Installer:
ERTEK
INT
Installation Date:
CM
C
LISTED
US
EXHAUSTO Inc.
1200 Northmeadow Pkwy.
Suite 180
Roswell, GA 30076
P: 770.587.3238
F: 770.587.4731
T: 800.255.2923
info@exhausto.com
us.exhausto.com
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1. Product Information
1.1 Product Information...............................................................................3
1.2 Shipping................................................................................................3
1.3 Warranty................................................................................................3
2. Specifications
3.1 Dimensions & Capacities......................................................................5
3. Mechanical Installation
4.1 Location.................................................................................................6
4. Electrical Installation
5.1 Terminal Connections............................................................................7
5. Startup and Configuration
6.1 Pre-Operation Inspection......................................................................8
6.2 Setting the Control................................................................................8
6.3 Surveillance...........................................................................................8
6.4 Alarm Functions....................................................................................8
Symbol Legend:
The following terms are used throughout this manual to bring attention
to the presence of potential hazards or to important information
concerning the product.
Danger: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, will result in death, serious injury or
substantial property damage.
Caution: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, may result in personal injury or
property damage.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRICAL SHOCK OR INJURY TO PERSONS,
OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING:
1. Use this unit in the manner intended by the manufacturer. If you have questions, contact the manufacturer at the address or telephone number listed on the front of the manual.
2. Before servicing or cleaning the unit, switch off at service panel and lock service panel to prevent power from being switched on accidentally.
3. Installation work and electrical wiring must be done by a qualified person(s) in accordance with applicable codes and standards.
4. Follow the appliance manufacturer’s guidelines and safety standards such as those published by the National Fire Protection Associations (NFPA), and the American Society for Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and the local code authorities.
5. This unit must be grounded.
How to use this manual
This installation manual does not contain any system design
documentation. System design documentation is available from any
authorized EXHAUSTO representative.
Accessories, fans and variable frequency drives are not covered by
this manual. Please refer to these component’s individual manuals.
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1. Product Information
1.1Function
Use
The EXHAUSTO EFC211 Fan Control is used with wood-fired heating appliances to monitor and maintain proper draft. This is achieved by maintaining the proper speed of a chimney fan. The EFC 211 is designed for use with EXHAUSTO Models RS or GSV.
The intended use of the control includes, but is not limited to:
• Controlling the speed of a chimney fan used with a wood-fired fireplace or stove
• Controlling the speed of a chimney fan used with a wood-fired pizza oven in a restaurant kitchen
For indoor installation only.
Function
The EFC211 consists of a control box and a speed control unit. The control box is installed on the outside of the chimney or inside an attic. The speed control unit is installed in the room where the heating appliance is located.
The fan control should be set to produce the desired fan speed or draft. The chimney fan starts with a 15 second boost to assure proper fan operation. At the same time, the green LED on the control panel will flash. After the 15 seconds, the chimney fan will continue to operate at the set speed.
During operation the fan speed can be adjusted using the dial, which is also used to turn the fan on and off. The control constantly monitors the draft in the chimney and, measures the fan speed every minute. If the speed is too low, the control will send a signal to briefly increase the fan speed. If the draft remains inadequate, the fan speed will increase to maximum speed for 15 seconds. During this
time the green LED will flash - as it does during start up. If the draft is adequate the chimney fan will continue to operate at the set speed.
A green LED flashing during normal operation (after start up) is an indication that the minimum current in the power supply is set too low for the fan to operate. The factory setting for the motor power supply is 65 VAC.
If the red LED flashes and the buzzer sounds, it can be caused by:
• Defective chimney fan
• Disconnected power supply
The control can be reset, and the alarm turned off, by pressing the reset button for 1-2 seconds.
When used with a solid-fuel fired appliance a smoke detector shall be installed and maintained in accordance with NFPA72, National Fire Alarm Code.
Listings
Listed to UL378, Standard for Draft Equipment, when used with an EXHAUSTO Chimney Fan, Model RS 009-016. Approved for and meets the requirements of NFPA 211 Standard for Solid-Fuel Chimneys and Fireplaces. Intertek ETL Semko is not endorsing the connection of this controller to any draft fan, exhaust fan that is not of the models mentioned above. This controller model: EFC 211 is only recognized for connection to the above models that are manufactured by Exhausto Inc. as mentioned in the above paragraph and bearing the ETL mark for Canada and the USA. Use with a fan installed in a Solid Fuel Burning Appliance has not been proven to meet safety compliance.
1.2Shipping
The EFC 211 contains the following:
• Control box
• Speed Control Unit
• User manual
1.3Warranty
Complete warranty conditions are available from EXHAUSTO, Inc.
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EFC 211 Control Components
The EFC 211 control is built up around a main control units that controls all basic functions.
The main control units controls the draft or exhaust function. It is connected directly to the power supply and feeds power to the chimney fan.
The main control unit is shown below in Fig. 1:
Front
Back
Terminals
Fuse
Terminals
Fig. 1
The front panel serves as a cover for a 4x4 junction, while the control unit is mounted on the back of the
cover. The board contains the wiring terminals as well as the triac used to control the speed of the chimney fan. The board is protected by a fuse.
The speed control unit is connected to the main control unit . The speed control unit is shown below in Fig. 2:
Front
On/Off
indicator
Warning light
Back
Terminals
Dial
Battery
Reset button
Fig. 2
The speed control unit is used to turn the chimney fan on and off, set the fan speed and monitor the operation. It has indicator lights to confirm operation and to warn in case of malfunctions. The control has an audible alarm that sounds in case of power failure or other failure involving the chimney fan.
The control unit has a rechargeable battery back-up used to operate the control’s safety functions.
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2. Specifications
2.1
Dimensions & Capacities
Specifications
Main Control Unit
EFC 211 Main Control Unit
Power supply
V
Amperage
A
Operating temperature
Dimensions
°F/°C
1x120VAC
5.8
-4 to 122/-20 to 50
A in/mm
4.56/116
B in/mm
4.56/116
C in/mm
1.00/25
Weight
lbs/kg
1.3/0.6
Power supply
V
1x120VAC
Amperage
A
5.8
Operating temperature
°F/°C
-4 to 122/-20 to 50
Output
VAC
10-120
Dimensions
D in/mm
2.73/69
EFC 211 Speed Control Unit
E in/mm
4.44/113
F in/mm
0.50/13
G in/mm
1.00/25
lbs/kg
1.3/0.6
Weight
Speed Control Unit
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3. Mechanical Installation
3.1
Location
The main control unit can be installed indoors as well as outdoors. It fits a standard 4x4 weatherproof junc-
tion box, like the one that is supplied with the chimney fan. An extension ring must be used as shown on
fig. 3:
Fig. 3
Show the control taken apart
on the side of the chimney
Show the control mounted on side of chimney
The speed control unit can only be installed indoors. It fits a standard 2x4 wall box. See fig. 4
Fig. 4
Show the control taken apart
outside the wall box
Show the control mounted on a wall
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4. Electrical Installation
4.1
Terminal Connections
Danger: Turn off electrical power before servicing. Contact with live electric components can
cause shock or death.
EFC 211 is designed for 1x120VAC power supply only.
The terminals are connected as shown on Fig. 9:
SPEED
CONTROL UNIT
MAIN CONTROL UNIT
Legend:
Field Wiring
Factory Wiring
Fig. 9
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5. Startup and Configuration
5.1
Pre-Operation Inspection
After mounting and wiring has been completed, check the control for the following items before applying power:
• Check for wiring errors.
• Verify that there are no wiring chips, screws, etc. remaining inside the junction boxes.
• Check that all screws and terminal connections are tight.
• Verify that no exposed wire ends are touching other terminals.
Apply power to the control. Let the control be turned on for 12 hours to allow the battery to be charged.
Warning: Make sure the battery is fully charged before using the solid-fuel appliance. Failure to
charge the battery will prevent the control from provide safe operation.
5.2
Setting the Control
Turn the control on by turning the knob clockwise. A “click” is heard when know is turned which indicates the control is turned on. Adjust the knob to the desired speed. The speed must be set so no smoke escapes the solid fuel heating appliances (fireplace, stove, wood-fired oven etc.) through the opening into a room. The smoke should safely be exhausted through the chimney.
The chimney fan will start with a 15 seconds boost to assure proper fan operation. The green LED on the speed control unit cover will flash
After the 15 seconds the chimney fan will continue to operate at the desired speed.
During appliance operation the speed setting can be adjusted.
5.3
Surveillance
The control constantly monitors the chimney fan operation. It automatically measures the fan speed every minute and if necessary, it will increase the speed which can be heard as quiet “hick-up” from the fan.
If necessary, the control will increase the speed to full speed for 15 seconds (green LED flashes), after which, if possible, it will slow the fan speed down to the desired speed.
5.4
Alarm Functions
If the green LED flashes during operation (after the 15 seconds initiation) the fan speed is set too low or the fan wheel is somehow obstructed.
If the red LED flashes and the buzzer sounds, it can be caused by:
• Defective chimney fan
• Disconnected power supply
The control can be reset, and the alarm turned off, by pressing the RESET button for 1-2 seconds.
EXHAUSTO Inc.
1200 Northmeadow Pkwy.
Suite 180
Roswell, GA 30076
P: 770.587.3238
F: 770.587.4731
T: 800.255.2923
info@exhausto.com
us.exhausto.com