Dimplex LPC Series Smart Baseboard Heater
Dimplex LPC Series Smart Baseboard Heater
When using electrical appliances, basic precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and injury to a person, including the following:
- Read all instructions before using this heater.
- The heater and controls should be installed by a qualified contractor. Wiring procedures and connections should be in accordance with the National Electric Code (CEC & NEC) and local codes.
- A heater has hot and arcing or sparking parts inside. Do not use it in areas where gasoline, paint, or flammable liquids are used or stored.
- This heater is hot when in use. To avoid burns, do not let bare skin touch hot surfaces. Keep combustible materials such as furniture, pillows, bedding, papers, clothes, and curtains away from the heater.
- To prevent a possible fire, do not block air intakes or exhaust in any manner. Do not use it on soft surfaces like a bed where openings may become blocked.
- Do not insert or allow foreign objects to enter any ventilation or exhaust opening as this may cause an electric shock or fire, or damage the heater.
- Do not install these heaters against combustible, low-density cellulose fiber surfaces or vinyl wallpaper.
- Do not locate these heaters below any electrical convenience receptacles.
- Check nameplate ratings to be sure the heater voltage is the same as the service supply. (The nameplate is located below the right side of the heating element.)
- HIGH TEMPERATURES: Keep electrical cords, furniture, draperies, or any other blocking material away from the heater. See Installation Section for specific distances.
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This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
FCC CAUTION: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
This device complies with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
Placement of the Smart Baseboard
Smart Baseboards are high-performance heaters designed to operate at higher outlet temperatures than conventional baseboard heaters. They can be directly mounted onto drywall, plaster, wood, or concrete walls. Due to the higher outlet temperature, the wall surface can reach temperatures of 160º F (71º C) or above and some materials may discolor or deform at these temperatures, e.g. vinyl or plastic. In these cases, the heater can be mounted with an offset from the wall and floor to reduce the temperature being applied to those materials. By installing the heater with the provided Installation Optimizer kit, the temperature of the wall above the heater can be reduced to 129º F (54º C).
! NOTE: If the unit is being installed on a newly constructed
wall, ensure that all products that have been applied are fully cured according to the manufacturer’s instructions, before operating the unit.
Recommendations for Locating Drapes and Furniture near Heater (Figure 1)
! NOTE: Any objects or materials that are located within the distances outlined below should not discolor, nor distort dimensionally (stretch or shrink) upon extended exposure ( up to 1000 hrs.) to temperatures of 200º F (93º C).
For the most satisfactory operation of the heaters and minimum effect on drapes, furniture, and objects in close proximity, the following recommendations should be observed:
- Full-Length Drapes: Hang drapes so there is at least 1.5″ (3.8 cm) between the top of the drapes and the ceiling, at least 1.5″ (3.8cm) between the bottom of the drapes and the finished floor covering (such as carpet, if used) AND at least 3″ (7.6 cm) between the front vertical surface of the heater and the nearest fold of the drapes (opened drape). (Figure 1A)
- Shorter Length Drapes: Hang drapes so there is at least 1.5″ (3.8 cm) between the top of the drapes and the ceiling, and at least 6″ (15.2 cm), preferably more, between the bottom of the drapes and the top horizontal surface of the heater. (Figure 1B)
- Furniture: Place furniture no closer than 3″ (7.62 cm) from the front of the Smart Baseboard. (Figure 1D)
- Overhanging Solid Objects (Except Plastic): Position Smart baseboard so there is at least 14″ (35.6 cm) between the top of the heater and any solid object that obstructs or redirects the vertical airflow out of the top of the unit. (Figure 1C)
- Overhanging Plastic Objects: All Plastic items that cannot withstand extended exposure to temperatures 60º C or higher should be kept a minimum of 20″ (50.8cm) above the unit. (Figure 1C))
! NOTE: Ensure that when 2 Smart Baseboards are installed near the same corner they are both a minimum of 6″ from the corner.
All Smart Baseboards must be connected from the right side of the heater.
! NOTE: The left-hand end of the enclosure can be used as a junction box and the space under the heater can be used as a wire way.
CAUTION: Disconnect the power supply before installation to prevent electric shock.
- Unpack and place Smart Baseboard on the floor face up, use packaging to protect the floor if required. Remove front covers.
! NOTE: Remove the center cover, by releasing the top first.
! NOTE: Heater fins can be easily bent. For optimal performance ensure that they remain vertical.
- Orient unit in desired location and mark pilot holes – top and bottom at both ends and at least one set in the middle.
- Wire unit as per diagrams (below) and National and Local Electrical Codes.
CAUTION: Connect heaters to a branch circuit used only for the permanently installed heater and protected by overcurrent devices rated or set at no more than 30 amperes. The total connected load should not be more than 80% of the rating of the over-current devices. It may cause a fire hazard if not installed and maintained in accordance with these instructions.
- Position LPC, push the cable back into the wall (or conduit), run screws through pre-selected mounting holes and spacers (if applicable), using appropriate wall anchors, if necessary.
! NOTE: Screw should be backed off 1/2 turn from snug
position to allow free expansion and contraction of housing and to ensure quiet operation.
- Replace covers on the unit. ! NOTE: Install the center cover first, by installing the top first, then the bottom.
Usage of Multiple Smart Baseboards
Multiple Smart Baseboards can be wired in parallel on a single circuit. To use/control multiple Smart Baseboards from a single source, a CONNEX™ controller can be used. By synchronizing one CONNEX™ controller to multiple LPCs, the controller can control all of the heaters from one location. Each component must be within 15m (45ft) of any other component in the system for the entire system to operate.
- This smart baseboard must be properly installed before it is used.
- Prior to energizing, remove all construction dirt (plaster, sawdust, etc.) from the interior and exterior of the smart baseboard.
Dimplex smart baseboards are designed and tested for safe and trouble-free operation. All Dimplex smart baseboards are protected against overheating by a built-in thermal cutout. Free airflow throughout the smart baseboard is very important for the most efficient operation of the smart baseboard. Restricted airflow may cause the thermal overload protector to cycle the smart baseboard “ON and OFF”. A cycling smart baseboard will not supply sufficient heat to the room.
CAUTION: Avoid direct contact of paper, fabric, or furniture with the smart baseboard, to prevent a possible fire. When power is first supplied to the LPC the Setpoint Temperature will flash in the temperature display area. At any time either the + or – button can be pressed to have the temperature setpoint displayed again.
A. Setting/Temperature Display
The LPC is designed to control the temperature of a room anywhere from 32-86°F (0-30°C). Pressing the + or – will increase or decrease the desired temperature for the room to be heated by 0.5° (in either °C or °F).
After 5 seconds the Setpoint Temperature will switch to display the intake temperature of the room.
! NOTE: Pressing the + and – at the same time will toggle between °C and °F.
B. Economy Setting
The Economy Setting can be used to change the Setpoint Temperature for a variable period of time. By pressing the V the Economy Setting will be enabled – signified by the icon flashing. After the Set Back Temperature has been set, the icon will become solid after three seconds and the Set Back Temperature will be enabled.
To return back to the Comfort Setting press the V button and the icon will disappear and the icon will appear.
C. Set Back Temperature Setting
The Set Back Temperature Setting is used during periods when the Economy setting feature is active. This temperature adjustment can be set by pressing the V followed by the + or –.
D. Comfort Setting
The Comfort Setting icon will be displayed when the heater is in normal operation based on the Setpoint Temperature for the room.
! NOTE: Either the or icon will always be visible, dependent on the setting being used.
E. Synchronized Icon
The LPC features CONNEX™, a wireless technology that works with Dimplex single and multi-zone CONNEX™ controllers to provide simple whole-home connectivity and comfort. CONNEX™ controllers are available to control one or multiple LPCs or PCHs within a 50′ (15 m) radius. In order for the controller to have this function, the LPC and the controller will need to be synchronized. To do this:
- On the LPC heater press and hold the V button for 3 seconds, both theand icons will begin to flash.
- Press the -, +, and then V, on the LPC heater.
- Within 10 seconds press any button once on the CONNEX™ controller.
! NOTE: There is a 3-second delay between pressing the last button on the CONNEX™ controller and the LPC heater.
! NOTE: To desynchronize an LPC heater from the synchronized CONNEX™controller, on the LPC heater:
- Press and hold the V for 3 seconds.
- Press the V, +, and then -.
Nothing needs to be done to the CONNEX™controller. Dimplex single and multi-zone CONNEX™ controllers are sold separately and are available for purchase from your authorized Dimplex dealer.
To find your local Dimplex dealer, visit www.dimplex.com.
F. Lock Icon
The Smart Baseboard has a Button Lock feature, to prevent settings from accidentally being changed.
- Press and hold the V for 3 seconds. Both the and Icons will begin to flash.
- To Enable: Within 5 seconds press +, then –, then +, then -. The icon will now be visible.
To Disable: Within 5 seconds press –, then +, then –, then +. The icon will not be visible.
! NOTE: The LPC can be locked in either the Comfort or Economy Setting. Ensure that the desired icons are present when locking is complete.
CAUTION: Before removing the front cover for cleaning, make certain the power has been turned off at the circuit breaker panel, to prevent electric shock.
CAUTION: To avoid burns, allow adequate time for the element and body casing to cool before attempting to work on the smart baseboard.
The LPC series contain no moving parts. Since the appliance contains no moving parts, little maintenance is required beyond vacuum cleaning. It is however essential that the smart baseboard is not operated with an accumulation of dust or dirt on the element, as this can cause a build-up of heat and eventual damage. For this reason, the smart baseboard must be inspected regularly, depending upon conditions and at least at yearly intervals. Once cleaning is complete replace the front cover and restore power.
! NOTE: The user can perform cleaning ONLY. All other servicing should be performed by qualified service personnel.
The Manufacturer warrants the Smart Baseboard and components of the enclosed product against any defect in material or workmanship for a period of one year from the date of purchase, with the exception of the elements which are warranted to be free from defect in material and workmanship for ten years. In full satisfaction of any claims under this Warranty, the Manufacturer will repair or replace without charge, in its factory or in the field as it alone may decide, any parts which in its opinion are defective.
The Manufacturer shall not be responsible for any transportation or shipping costs in relation to such repair or replacement except as specifically assumed by it. Misuse of this product or repairs by persons other than the Manufacturer’s authorized personnel without the Manufacturer’s written approval will void this Warranty.
This Warranty is in lieu of all other warranties or conditions whether expressed or implied including but not limited to those of merchantability or fitness for purpose and shall constitute the sole remedy of the Purchaser and the sole liability of the Manufacturer in respect of the sale of the product, whether in the nature of breach or breach of a fundamental term or of negligence or otherwise.
The Manufacturer shall not be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or for any damages resulting from removal or replacement of a Smart Baseboard subject to warranty claim without the Manufacturer’s authorization.
This Warranty is transferable by the original consumer purchaser of the product. Any claims under this Warranty must be submitted in writing to the Service Manager, Dimplex North America Ltd., 1367 Industrial Rd., Cambridge, Ontario N3H 4W3, Canada.
- ADDRESS: 1367 Industrial Road Cambridge ON Canada N3H 4W3
In keeping with our policy of continuous product improvement, we reserve the right to make changes without notice.
© 2016 Dimplex North America Limited.
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No, it is not. It is a baseboard heater.
Yes, you can. However, you will need to purchase an RV adapter kit.
Yes, you can. However, you will need to purchase a marine adapter kit.
Yes, you can. However, you will need to purchase a camper adapter kit.
The dimensions are as follows: Width – 5″, Depth – 6 1/4″, Height – 3 1/2″
Set the heater’s thermostat to the lowest setting, and your heater will be off. Alternatively, you can switch the thermostat off, and your unit will be off. If you’ve got an electric baseboard heater, the thermostat is on the wall, and with it, you can easily turn the heater off.
This convection-powered cycle will continue until the room is at the desired temperature, and the baseboard heater will then automatically shut off, therefore conserving energy. Since electric baseboard heaters heat the room through convection (usually without the help of a fan), this keeps them quiet.
For most of us, heating costs go up in the winter. And if you rely mostly on electric baseboard heaters, they probably make up a big part of your annual electricity bill – sometimes as much as 44%.
The Cons of Electric Baseboard Heating
Best used for supplemental heating needs, the biggest cons of electrical baseboard heating are centered on their annual heating costs. Across the US, natural gas is almost always a less expensive way to heat your home.
To state it very simply, you need to have your baseboard heating system replaced when you detect that it has started to consume too much energy/ electricity and that it takes more time than usual to heat the room than it used to do earlier
Just remember, you need to use screws not nails to attach the baseboard heater to the studs in the wall. As well, the baseboard heater must be installed horizontally at or near floor level. It can’t be installed vertically or up near the ceiling.
Wiring baseboard heaters is as simple as adding a 20-amp circuit. Simply run a 12-2 non-metallic sheathed cable from the electrical service panel to the location of the baseboard heater. Since baseboard heaters have a built-in junction box, you won’t have to cut in a junction box to feed it.
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