General information working with the fan, Installing the controller – Xpelair FR22-30 User Manual

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A double pole isolating switch with a minimum contact
gap of 3mm (Wall or Ceiling mounted).

Suitably rated 5-core cable to connect the controller to
the fan. If the fan is window mounted, use flexible cable
(Available from Xpelair).

Suitably rated 3-core cable to connect the controller to
the Main Electrical Supply.

If using flexible cable, suitable glands
incorporating cable clamps must be fitted
to the knockouts in the Controller Box.
(Refer to Fig. 1).

These Instructions are for the Installation and Operation of the FR22/30 Fan Controller only. For Fan

Installation and Operating Instructions refer to literature provided with the appropriate fan.

Not where ambient temperatures are likely to exceed

If installed in a kitchen the Controller must not be
mounted immediately above a cooker hood or eye
level grill.

When intended for use in possible chemical corrosive
atmospheres, consult our Technical Service
Department (Outside the UK contact your local Xpelair

If installed in a shower room or bathroom the
controller and isolating switch must be situated so
that they cannot be touched by persons making use
of the bath or shower.

This appliance is designed to control the operation of Xpelair
fans of the GX9, GX12, WX9, WX12, RX9 & RX12 ranges
(wall & window mounted). The controller may be either surface
mounted, or recess mounted within it’s own patress box. You
may only wire one fan to each controller.

For the purpose of these instructions current and previous
versions of the fans are identified into Type A & Type B, as

If wiring to Type A fans
A link is fitted between terminals 2 and 3 in the fan socket,
this must be removed before connecting the Controller.
If you do not remove it, the Controller will be permanently

If wiring to Type B fans
There is no wire link to be removed.
If the fan is already installed
1 Ensure the power supply is isolated.
2 Disconnect the mains connections from the fan’s

terminal socket or from the terminal block.

3 Remove the existing wiring and make it safe.

1 Route the 5-core cable from the Fan to the Controller


2 Wire one end of the cable into the fan connections as

shown thus:

3 Leave the other end ready to be connected to the


Type A1

Type A2

Type B1

Type B2

Location of the Controller

Wire the fan electrical connections


What the installer will need

Identifying Fan Type

Preparing the Fan

General Information

Working with the Fan

If the fan is not yet installed.
1 Check that the fan electrical rating matches the power





Type A1
Type A2
Type B

Table 1.

If wiring to an existing installation
isolate mains supply and remove applicable
fuses prior to any electrical procedure.

FR22/30 Fan Controller Installation and

Operating Instructions

These installation instructions are for the installation of the
controller when used in combination with Xpelair supplied fans.

The controller must be installed to fixed
wiring. Ensure the Main Electrical Supply
matches the rating shown on the controller
casing. This appliance must be earthed.

All installation must be supervised by a qualified electrician.
Installation and wiring must conform to current IEE wiring
regulations (UK), or local appropriate regulations (other

If you have any queries either before, during and after
the installation of the controller, please do not hesitate
to contact the UK Xpelair hotline (number on back page).
Customers outside the UK: contact your local Xpelair

Installing the Controller