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.
- Bubble level
- Screwdriver drill
- Clamp for metal dowels
- Wire stripper
- Electrician's pliers
- Electrician's screwdriver
- Installation of the radiating panel
- Connection of the radiating panel
- Manual controls
Installation of the radiating panel
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
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).
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
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.
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.
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.
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
1. After turning off the power at the main breaker, unscrew the junction box cover
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.
3. Disconnect the ground wire, cut off the stripped end, and bend it with forceps into the junction box.
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.
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.
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..
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.
8. After stopping the radiator power cable in the inner clamp on the junction box cover, carefully tighten it.
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.
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
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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