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#84085 - 03/09/03 12:32 PM electronic air cleaner
hvacguy Offline
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Registered: 03/09/03
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Loc: nj
want to install an electronic air cleaner on my central ac in attic. the EAC has a 6 ft cord now do i call an electrician and put in a reciptical in my attic, or cut the cord and tie into airhandler power

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#84086 - 03/09/03 01:31 PM Re: electronic air cleaner
WebSparky Offline

Registered: 02/21/03
Posts: 144
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio

Hi and welcome!

Typically the eac is powered only when the blower is powered. Usually on the newer air handlers with a circuit board, there is a screw terminal designated for the eac. To wire your new eac, usually wires are run from this to a surface mounted metal box on the side of your unit containing a single recpticle to plug the eac into.

If it is an older style, then you would need to install a "sail switch" in the duct work before the recepticle.

Either way, do not cut the plug off!

If this is beyond your range of experience, please hire a licenced hvac or electrical contractor to do the install.

Hope this helps!


#84087 - 03/09/03 09:03 PM Re: electronic air cleaner
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Registered: 04/14/02
Posts: 557
Loc: San Jose, CA
All of the EAC units I have seen the past few years have air flow switches built in and are designed to be connected to a constant hot power source. Have an electrician install a receptacle in the attic near the unit. Do not cut the power cord! If you do you will void the warrantee and UL listing of the unit.

Curt Swartz


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