Wiring a Panasonic WhisperValue Bath Fan – same or diff than WhisperGreen series?
I have Panasonic’s FV-0510VS1 WhisperValue DC Fans as the exhaust fans in the bathrooms and am trying to determine the best setup for these in a “Pretty Good House.”
1. These function as bath exhaust fans only; the house also has 2 Panasonic ERV’s that are totally separate.
2. These are ducted with short runs to the exterior with Panasonic EZ vent at exterior.
3. If you remove the grill, these exhaust fans have 2 items in addition to the fan – a condensation sensor – a dial to set RH that also has a switch to set the fan at 50/80 or 100 cfm
In googling around it appears the Panasonic WhisperGreen series has a wiring scenario whereby the sensor is always “on” to allow the fan to turn on when the humidity gets past the setpoint, and a wall switch can override when the fan is off, and turn on the fan at low humidity for smells, but cannot override when the sensor turns the fan on for high humidity. 1. Can I apply the same Whisper Green series wiring method 3 directions described at the link below to my WhisperValue fans?
If the above will work, does anyone have a link to a specific decora wall switch that will further “simplify” this so that when the wall switch is manually turned on, the fan only runs for 10 mins, then automatically turns off if the condensate sensor does not call for it to run? I know I could get switches with optional 5/10/15/20 min buttons, but these all also have a continuously on button or press & hold override. I’m trying to take away the ability for someone to intentionally turn it on to run continuously and forgetting to turn it off, as well as simplify the switches…
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