ECOR PRO DDH3500 DryFan 45 Litre Desiccant Dehumidifier Instruction Manual

June 5, 2024
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ECOR PRO DDH3500 DryFan 45 Litre Desiccant Dehumidifier

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THANK YOU
Thank you for choosing this innovative DDH3500 dehumidifier. This instruction manual describes the many benefits and advanced features that this unique product has to offer. This dehumidifier is a tough, industrial unit designed to be used almost anywhere that dry air is required. Desiccant/Absorption dehumidifiers are especially suited to applications where low relative humidities are needed and work well over a wide temperature range. We specialize in complete indoor humidity control. Our world-class products incorporate the latest technological developments and are designed to create a quality environment.
It is important that you read these instructions carefully before installing and using your new dehumidifier. Please keep them in a safe place for future reference.

SAFETY

For safety reasons, read this information carefully before operating. Persons who are not familiar with this type of product must not use it. This appliance must be earthed and should only be connected to an earthed 120 V/60 Hz mains supply. The installation must be in accordance with the regulations of the country where the unit is used. The unit is designated for indoor operation. The unit is designated for indoor operation.

  • The dehumidifier is safe, however, as with other electrical appliances, use it with care.
  • This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning the use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety
  • Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
  • Do not clean the dehumidifier by spraying it or immersing it in water.
  • Do not insert any object into the opening of the dehumidifier.
  • Disconnect from the mains before cleaning the unit or any of its components.
  • Never connect to an electrical outlet using an extension cord. If an outlet is not available, one should be installed by a licensed electrician.
  • Any service other than a regular cleaning or filter replacement should be performed by an authorized service representative. Failure to do so could result in a loss of warranty. Your dehumidifier is supplied with an electrical cable and an earthed plug. Should it be necessary to replace this plug at any time, you must use an earthed electrical plug.

Warning! Never operate this appliance if it has a damaged cord or plug. If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by an approved service representative or a similarly qualified person in order to avoid any hazards. There should be direct access to the electrical plug after connecting the power!
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HOW IT WORKS

Your DDH3500 Desiccant dehumidifier removes moisture using a continuously rotating moisture absorbing wheel/rotor (This ‘Desiccant Rotor’ is literally a ‘honeycomb’ of extremely hygroscopic membranes). A highly efficient yet low- noise fan draws air into the unit (Process Air) and forces it through a portion of the absorbent rotor. As the air passes through the rotor, the honeycomb, of hygroscopic membranes absorbs almost all of the moisture creating an extremely dry airstream, this airstream is discharged directly through the ‘Dry Air Outlet’. A second fan pushes a separate air stream (Regen Air) through a heater bank (Regen Heater) where its temperature is raised. This air is then channeled back through a section of the rotor. As this air passes back through the membranes, its higher temperature drives out the previously absorbed moisture and discharges it as warm wet air through the ‘Wet Air Out’ duct. As the wheel rotates, this process of collecting and discharging moisture is continuous. ECOR-PRO-DDH3500-DryFan-45-Litre-
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DESICCANT ROTOR

The Desiccant Rotor is the heart of the DDH3500 dehumidifier. It is an array of especially absorbent membranes arranged as a series of corrugations (as shown in the cut-away image below) to give a vast surface area making it an extremely efficient moisture collector. It is encased in a galvanized steel ring and turns on high-quality sealed ball-bearing units.

REGEN HEATER BANK

The DDH3500 uses a ceramic PTC-type regen heater. PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient) heaters are based on a semi-conductor that changes resist-ance as it becomes hotter. The semi-conductor is designed so that its resistance rises rapidly at a predesignated temperature, thus it maintains this temperature across a wide range of operational conditions. This characteristic means that the heating element can never overheat to hazardous temperatures, even if the regen airflow is completely blocked.

POSITIONING

The DDH3500 is designed only for indoor use however, it can be placed inside or outside the room to be dried.
Internal Positioning
When positioning the unit inside the room, place it centrally, ensuring inlet and outlet ducts are clear of obstruction.
If required, ducts can be connected to the outlet and/or inlet to direct the drying to specific areas.
The Wet-Air-Out and Regen-Air-In MUST be ducted to and from outside the room.
External Positioning
When positioning the unit outside the room, connect ducting to the outlet to direct the dry air stream into the room to be dried. The Process-Air-Inlet inlet should also be ducted to the room to give a re-circulation effect.
Note:
As the Wet-Air-Out discharge is warm and very humid ensure it is directed where it will have no adverse effect on the immediate environment. All ducting lengths should be kept to a minimum – longer lengths will reduce performance. The Wet-Air-Out is warm and humid, when a duct is attached, condensation may form on the inside of the duct. This duct should slope downwards away from the unit to prevent ant condensation from running back into the unit.

CONTROLS

The controls are positioned on the front of the unit next to the air outlet duct, they are:

  • Power Switch
  • Ammeter
  • Hour Meter
  • Remote Humidistat Switch
  • Remote Humidistat Connector

OPERATION

Stand-Alone Operation:
Connect the unit to suitable mains supply Ensure ‘Remote Humidistat’ switch is set to ‘OFF’ position Switch ‘Power’ switch to ‘ON’ ( I ) position. The fan will start and the Ammeter reading will rise. (The ammeter indicates the current taken by the PTC heater bank. Its reading will depend on the ‘Pro- cess’ air temperature and the ‘Regen’ airflow. Typically, it will indicate between 4 and 6 amps – this will reduce if the airflow is low or the Process air temperature is high.
Remote Operation:
For remote operation it is necessary to connect a switch or humidistat via the ‘Remote Humidistat Connector’ – this can be accessed by removing the dust cap. A connection plug is available on request.
ATTENTION – The remote connector is mains voltage!
The remote switch/humidistat should be connected between pins 1 and 3. The Earth pin is connected to the ground and can be used if required. (see wiring diagram)
The ‘Remote Humidistat’ switch should be set to the ‘ON’ position.
The unit will now operate according to the state of the remote switch.
Air Filter:
The DDH3500 has an inlet air filter, this should be checked periodically and if necessary cleaned. It can be cleaned with a vacuum cleaner or washed in mild detergent.
ATTENTION: Do not run the unit without a filter fitted as dust will impair the performance of the Desiccant Rotor.

TECHNICAL DATA

Specifications DDH3500
Typical Extraction @ 270C 60%rh 35 l /day
Air Flow (Process) 400m3/hr
Air Flow (Regen) 125 m3/hr
Voltage 120 V
Current @ 270C/60%rh 12.5 A
Frequency 60 Hz
Power @ 270C/60%rh 1.5kW
Phase 1ph
Dimensions (mm) 560 x 352 x 345
Weight (NET) 19.8kg
Weight (GROSS) 23kg
Operating Temperature -200C – +400C

Disposal
This marking indicates that this product should not be disposed of with other household wastes throughout the EU. To prevent possible harm to the environment or human health from uncontrolled waste disposal, recycle it responsibly to promote the sustainable reuse of material resources. To return your used device, please use the return and collection systems or contact the retailer where the product was purchased. They can take this product for environmentally safe recycling.

Illustration

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MAINTENANCE

ATTENTION:

  • Maintenance should only be carried out by qualified personnel
  • The unit should be disconnected from the mains before removing the covers
  • If the unit has just been running, the heater bank may still be hot

Desiccant Rotor:
The desiccant rotor is maintenance-free, however, if it becomes blocked with dust (e.g. if it has been running without an inlet air filter) it can be cleaned by a vacuum cleaner or low-pressure compressed air.
Heater Bank:
The PTC heater bank is maintenance free however if it becomes blocked with dust (e.g. if it has been running without an inlet air filter) it can be cleaned by a vacuum cleaner or low-pressure compressed air.
Over-Heat Protector:
In the event of total airflow loss, the over-heat protector will operate. If this happens it will need to be manually reset after the airflow is restored. To reset, push the red button (R) down. Desiccant Rotor Drive:
The desiccant rotor is driven by a geared motor via a toothed belt. The rotation speed is approximately 48RPH. It can be seen turning during operation through the air outlet duct,

TROUBLESHOOTING

If the dehumidifier does not operate:

  • Make sure the unit is plugged in.
  • Check the fuse
  • Check the remote humidistat setting
  • Ensure the humidistat (if fitted) is turned on.

Low Airfow:

  • Check inlet air filter
  • Check inlet/outlets not obstructed
  • Check ductwork (if fitted) is not obstructed
  • Check voltage level
  • Check fan is working

If the unit is noisy:

  • Check fan operation
  • Check rotor drive
  • Check for loose screws

Low Dehumidifying Effect:

  • Check airflows
  • Check Amps reading
  • Check rotor is turning

Low Amps Reading:

  • Check Regen airflow
  • Check Over-Heat Protector
  • Check Heater bank

Rotor Not Turning

  • Check belt tension
  • Check drive-motor operation
  • Check rotor alignment

SPARE PARTS

Description Part No.
Inlet Air Filter DH01-C024
Inlet Filter Grille DH01-A008
Fan Motor DH01-P010
Fan Motor Capacitor DH01-P014
Regen Fan DH06-P003
Regen Fan Capacitor DH06-P006
Desiccant Rotor DH01-P009
Rotor Drive Belt DH01-P005
Rotor Drive Pulley DH01-P007
Rotor Drive Motor/Gearbox DH01-P006
Heater Bank DH01-A010
Over-Heat Protector DH01-P015
Mains Cable (UL) WR-001-UL
 
Mains Cable Gland DH01-P017
Mains Switch DH01-P003
Remote Humidistat Switch DH01-P003
Ammeter DH01-P001
Hour Meter DH01-P002
Remote Humidistat Connector DH01-P013
Remote Humidistat Plug DH01-P022

WIRING DIAGRAM

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SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM

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