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Installation of a radiant panel: installation

The so-called radiant panel radiator is a heating mode that has many advantages. Its action is immediate since it heats the occupants of the room directly, by radiation, as the sun does. Like any electrical appliance, it generates no flames, no ash, no direct pollution, no odors and no fuel storage. The progress made in the search for energy savings has also greatly benefited both in the choice of its components and in the automated management of its regulation according to increasingly refined criteria. The device concerned here, which can benefit from the control and regulation mode by pilot wire or power line, consumes up to 25% less than a standard device, with equal rendering. It allows you to enjoy the maximum comfort and security provided by its automated electronic management.

Necessary material

  • Pencil
  • Hammer
  • Forest
  • Bubble level
  • Screwdriver
  • Screwdriver drill
  • Clamp for metal dowels
  • Wire stripper
  • Electrician's pliers
  • Electrician's screwdriver

Steps

  1. Installation of the radiating panel
  2. Connection of the radiating panel
  3. Manual controls

Installation of the radiating panel

Unclipping the support to put on the wall

Unclipping the support to put on the wall

1. Unlock the radiator back bracket by lifting the tab on the left with the blade of a screwdriver. Please do not distort it. Raising the stand and removing it from the back of the device is a breeze

Pre-positioning of the radiator

Pre-positioning of the radiator

2. Pre-position the radiator vertically at the bottom of the wall at the location you have determined relative to a flush-mounted junction box. It should not be less than 25 cm from the ground in rooms called "wet" (bathroom, bathroom, laundry, all rooms where the rules of electrical safety of wet rooms will be respected).

Locating catch of the lower fixing holes

Locating catch of the lower fixing holes

3. Use the radiator support as a template, place it on the floor and mark on the wall the two drilling points given by the two horizontal holes on the vertical uprights of the bracket, just above the spacer. Check their level horizontality

Locating fixture of high mounting bracket holes

Locating fixture of high mounting bracket holes

4. Reassemble the bracket along the wall so that its bottom mounting holes match the holes you just marked with a pencil. Now locate the two high attachment points parallel to the horizontal spacer on the two vertical uprights. You can also use the top hole of the left vertical upright, but its offset does not allow horizontal direct level control between the two marks.

Pre-drilling holes for the installation of metal anchors

Pre-drilling holes for the installation of metal anchors

5. As the wall is made of plasterboard, pre-drill just the diameter of the special dowels you will need to use for this type of support.

Tightening the ankle with the special pliers

Tightening the ankle with the special pliers

6. Push in the hollow wall plugs with a hammer and tighten them with the special pliers. Disassemble the inner screws and position the radiator support.

Screwing the support

Screwing the support

7. Refit the fixing screws in the metal dowels either with the manual screwdriver or with a screwdriver, faster on long screws.

Connection of the radiating panel

Unscrewing the connection box cover

Unscrewing the connection box cover

1. After turning off the power at the main breaker, unscrew the junction box cover

Output of a 3-wire power line

Output of a 3-wire power line

2. Remove the wires (brown phase, blue neutral and green and yellow two-tone earth) from the recessed line, protected and joined by a triple domino.

Folding the ground wire inside the junction box

Folding the ground wire inside the junction box

3. Disconnect the ground wire, cut off the stripped end, and bend it with forceps into the junction box.

Connection for radiator with non-programmed setting

Connection for radiator with non-programmed setting

4. Connect the wires of the same color of the radiator to the brown and blue wires of the power supply line. On a standard electrical circuit and in case of simple manual use of the convector, the black wire of the radiator (pilot wire, inert) will be connected alone on the 3rd fixation of the domino to simply protect it.

4-wire power supply line (recent standards)

4-wire power supply line (recent standards)

5. In the case of a recently installed line meeting the NFC 15 1 00 standards, the heating supply line recovered in the junction box includes the original 3 standard wires + a black wire (pilot wire) connected and protected by a domino with four connections.

Disconnecting the earth wire

Disconnecting the earth wire

6. As for the standard power supply line, disconnect the ground wire (bi-colored green and yellow) from the recessed power supply line, cut off its stripped portion and fold it inside the connection box..

Connecting the pilot wires (black)

Connecting the pilot wires (black)

7. Then connect the blue and brown wires from the recessed power line to the same colored wires of the radiator cable. Then connect the two black pilot wires (power line and radiator cable) to the same terminal of the domino and close the cover of the junction box.

Replacing the cover of the connection box

Replacing the cover of the connection box

8. After stopping the radiator power cable in the inner clamp on the junction box cover, carefully tighten it.

Hanging the radiator on the base of its support

Hanging the radiator on the base of its support

9. Position the angled radiator to hook its base to the bottom notches of the wall-mounted bracket. Then, lifting it up, bring it to the upright position. Then lower it on the hanging tab. A click indicates that the radiator is in place and locked.

Manual controls

Installation and connection of the radiator completed

Installation and connection of the radiator completed

1. This type of radiator says radiant panel heats by infrared emission, as does the sun mainly. This radiation is absorbed by the occupants of the room, generating a sensation of natural heat, close to the sun's radiation hence its name. Thanks to new technologies, you can operate this radiant panel in several modes, whatever the type of control you have chosen:
- Comfort mode: it allows to obtain the right ambient temperature
- Eco mode: it allows to lower the temperature of the room during a prolonged absence

Details of the manual control box

Details of the manual control box

2. Restore power to the board. By lifting the lid, you discover two serrated knobs. The one on the right is for setting the comfort temperature (marks from 1 to 8). In front of this wheel is the indicator light of this operating mode. The left knob controls the setting of the Eco (-3.5° C) lowering temperature compared to the Comfort temperature with the operation indicator light on the front. The left of the box is occupied by a slider that can move to fill 5 functions that are, from right to left: Comfort mode, Eco mode, Programming mode, Frost protection mode and Stop mode.

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