Installation and Operating
Instructions Ventilating Fan

Panasonic FV 0510VSC1 Ventilating Fan
Model No. FV-0510VSC1
FV-0810VSS1

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Please read these instructions carefully before attempting to install, operate or service the Panasonic product. Please carefully read the “GENERAL SAFETY INFORMATION” (P.2-4) of this manual before use. Failure to comply with instructions could result in personal injury or property damage. Please explain to users how to operate and maintain the product after installation, and this booklet should be presented to users. Please retain this booklet for future reference.

GENERAL SAFETY INFORMATION

For Your Safety 
To reduce the risk of injury, loss of life, electric shock, fire, malfunction, and damage to equipment or property, always observe the following safety precautions.
Explanation of symbol word panels
The following symbol word panels are used to classify and describe the level of hazard, injury, and property damage caused when the denotation is disregarded and improper
use is performed.

Warning WARNING Denotes a potential hazard that could result in serious injury or death.
Warning CAUTION Denotes a hazard that could result in minor injury.
NOTICE Denotes a hazard that could result in property damage.
The following symbols are used to classify and describe the type of instructions to be observed.

IMPORTANT ICONThis symbol is used to alert users to a specific operating procedure that must be followed in order to operate the unit safely.
Thermometers PC868. Infrared Thermometer - Warning 2This symbol is used to alert users to a specific operating procedure that must not be performed.
WARNING 2This symbol is used to alert users not to disassemble the equipment.
This symbol is used to alert users to make sure of grounding when using the equipment with the grounding terminal.
Warning WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK, OR INJURY TO PERSONS, OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING:
IMPORTANT ICONUse this unit only in the manner intended by the manufacturer. If you have any questions, contact the manufacturer.
IMPORTANT ICONBefore servicing or cleaning the unit, switch power off at the service panel and lock the service disconnecting means to prevent power from being switched on accidentally.  When the service disconnecting means cannot be locked, securely fasten a prominent warning device, such as a tag, to the service panel.
IMPORTANT ICONInstallation work and electrical wiring must be done by a qualified person(s) in accordance with all applicable codes and standards, including fire-rated construction.
IMPORTANT ICONSufficient air is needed for proper combustion and exhausting of gases through the flue (chimney) of fuel-burning equipment to prevent back drafting. Follow the heating equipment manufacturer’s guidelines and safety standards such as those published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the American Society for Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and the local code authorities.
IMPORTANT ICONWhen cutting or drilling into a wall or ceiling, do not damage metal objects, electrical wiring, and other hidden utilities.
IMPORTANT ICONDucted fans must always be vented to the outdoors.

GENERAL SAFETY INFORMATION

Warning WARNING
IMPORTANT ICONThese models are UL listed for tub and shower enclosures.
IMPORTANT ICONA statement to the effect that when the product is to no longer be used, it must not be left in place but removed, to prevent it from possibly falling.
IMPORTANT ICONThe ceiling joist or wall stud must be subjected to static load more than five times the weight of the product.
IMPORTANT ICONInstall the fan at least 1.5 m (5 feet) above the floor, and the fan must be installed above a counter or major appliances that serve as a barrier.
IMPORTANT ICONIf this unit is to be installed over a tub or shower, it must be marked as appropriate for the application and be connected to a GM (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) -protected branch circuit.
The product must be properly grounded.
Thermometers PC868. Infrared Thermometer - Warning 2Do not install with a method that is not approved in the instructions.
Thermometers PC868. Infrared Thermometer - Warning 2Do not use this fan with any solid-state speed control device. Solid-state controls may cause harmonic distortion which can cause motor humming noise.
Thermometers PC868. Infrared Thermometer - Warning 2Do not disassemble the unit for reconstruction. It may cause fire or electric shock.

Warning CAUTION
IMPORTANT ICONFollow all local electrical and safety codes, as well as the National Electrical Code (NEC) and the Occupation Safety and Health Act (OSHA).
IMPORTANT ICONMake sure that the electric service supply voltage is AC 120 V, 60 Hz.
IMPORTANT ICONAlways disconnect the power source before working on or near the fan, motor or junction box.
IMPORTANT ICONProtect the supply wiring from sharp edges, oil, grease, hot surfaces, chemicals or other objects.
IMPORTANT ICONThe special-purpose or dedicated parts, such as mounting fixtures, must be used if such parts are provided.
IMPORTANT ICONPlease wear gloves to protect your hands during installation.
Thermometers PC868. Infrared Thermometer - Warning 2Do not install this ventilating fan where interior room temperature may exceed 104 °F (40 °C).
Thermometers PC868. Infrared Thermometer - Warning 2For general ventilating use only. Do not use to exhaust hazardous or explosive materials and vapors.
Thermometers PC868. Infrared Thermometer - Warning 2Do not kink the supply wiring.
Thermometers PC868. Infrared Thermometer - Warning 2Not for use in the cooking area. (Fig. A)

Panasonic FV 0510VSC1 Ventilating Fan - fig1

GENERAL SAFETY INFORMATION
NOTICE
IMPORTANT ICONProvide make-up air for proper ventilation.
Thermometers PC868. Infrared Thermometer - Warning 2When one switch is connected with two or more products in parallel, the unit may not function. Therefore, the parallel connection must not be allowed.
Thermometers PC868. Infrared Thermometer - Warning 2Do not install the product where ducts are configured as shown in below.

Panasonic FV 0510VSC1 Ventilating Fan - fig2

DESCRIPTION

These products are listed by UL under UL file No. E78414. These products use a sirocco fan driven by a DC motor powered by an integral transformer. The motor is designed to have long operating life, high dynamic response, higher speed ranges with saving energy. The grille covering the fan body is a spring-loaded, quick remove type. A damper for preventing air counterflow is provided. The blower uses a high-capacity sirocco fan developed to reduce the noise level.

UNPACKING

Unpack and carefully remove the product from the carton. Refer to the supplied accessories list to verify that all parts are present.

SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES

Part name  Appearance Quantity
Grille Panasonic FV 0510VSC1 Ventilating Fan - grille 1
 Long screw (ST4.2X30) Panasonic FV 0510VSC1 Ventilating Fan - screw  5 (1 for spare)
Installation and operating instructions Panasonic FV 0510VSC1 Ventilating Fan - fig3 2
Limited warranty Panasonic FV 0510VSC1 Ventilating Fan - fig4 1

DIMENSIONS
Panasonic FV 0510VSC1 Ventilating Fan - fig5

No. Part name
1 PCB box
2 Blower assy
3 Blade
4 Pick-A-Flow switch
5 Multi-Speed switch (FV-0810VSS1 only)
Induction humidity setting switch (FV-0510VSC1 only)
6 Condensation sensor (FV-0510VSC1 only)
7 Grille
8 Adaptor
9 Junction box
10 Connector plate
11 Damper
12 © Suspension
13 Fan body

WIRING DIAGRAM

Panasonic FV 0510VSC1 Ventilating Fan - fig6FEATURE

These products employ innovative, state-of-the-art technologies that provide a number of customizable unique features that lead to improved indoor air quality. Please read this manual first in order to realize the benefits of this customizable, modular fan.
Optimum ventilation performance:
Duct length, elbows, and other factors increase static pressure which can hinder the performance of most ventilation fans. These products utilize SmartFlow microchip technology that monitors the static pressure in the system and speeds up or slows down the rpm of the fan depending upon the amount of resistance within the ducts. This feature allows the fan to perform as rated and avoid potential installation issues.
Outstanding energy savings:
These products are built using DC motor technology. The DC motor is 30 %-70 % more energy efficient than the minimum ENERGY STAR requirements. [For model: FV-0810VSS1] This product can set the high air volume by Pick-A-Flow switch, and set the low air volume by Multi-speed switch, and operate as below.
Panasonic FV 0510VSC1 Ventilating Fan - fig7*1 When the low air volume is set at 0 CFM, the product will stop running. [For model: FV-0510VSC1] This product can set air volume by Pick-A-Flow switch, and set humidity by Induction humidity setting switch, and operate as below.

Panasonic FV 0510VSC1 Ventilating Fan - fig8*2 The product will continue running for about 20 minutes when detects the environment humidity is about 5 %RH lower than the humidity setting, then stop running.
Note:

  1. The product will also run when the environment’s humidity rise rapidly but does not reach the humidity setting, and stop after delayed operation.
  2. Induction humidity setting switch is stepless change between 30 %RH-80 %RH.
  3. The humidity detected by the sensor may differ from the value on your hygrometer.
  4. The product may be on and off caused by the unstable environment humidity, you can improve it by adjusting the Induction humidity setting switch.

PLEASE READ PRIOR TO INSTALLATION

[For model: FV-0810VSS1]
Spot and continuous ventilation: This product is designed to run continuously ensuring a the healthy environment at low airflow levels 24 hours a day. By utilizing the CustomVent Multi-speed module the product is built to run continuously at a pre-set lower level (0, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 CFM). The setting is dependent on the size of the house and the individual wishes of the homeowner. It is crucial that the installer pre-set the lower setting during the installation. Please refer to the chart below and the switch indication on page 6. CustomVent Multi-speed module (Lower setting). ASHRAE 62.2-2010

(sq.feet) Two Bedrooms Three Bedrooms Four Bedrooms Five Bedrooms
<1,000 33 40 48 55
1,500 38 45 53 60
2,000 43 50 58 65
2,500 48 55 63 70
3,000 53 60 68 75
3,500 58 65 73 80
4,000 63 70 78 85
4,500 68 75 83 90
5,000 73 80 88 95
5,500 78 85 93 100
6,000 83 90 98 105
6,500 88 95 103 110
7,000 93 100 108

This product is also built to take care of the homeowner’s spot ventilation needs when the room is occupied and kicks up to a maximum level of 100 CFM when the control switch is turned on.

INSTALLATION I (JOIST MOUNTING)

  1. Before installation, please remove the tape which protects the damper during shipping and accessory screws from the duct adaptor and the tape which fixes the condensation sensor (FV-0510VSC1 only), then check that the damper can open and close smoothly. (Fig.1)
    Panasonic FV 0510VSC1 Ventilating Fan - fig9Note: Please remove the tape on the damper according to the direction of the arrow in Fig.1, otherwise the damper may be pulled out.
  2. Open one knock-out hole on the junction box. (Fig.2) Note: There are two knock-out holes, please open one which is convenient for wiring.
    Panasonic FV 0510VSC1 Ventilating Fan - fig10
  3. Fix the flange of the frame to the joist with 2 long screws (ST4.2X30), and fix the suspension bracket to the joist with 2 long screws (ST4.2X30). (Fig.3)
    Panasonic FV 0510VSC1 Ventilating Fan - fig14WarningCAUTION,
    IMPORTANT ICONThe screws for fixing the suspension bracket should not be replaced by other screws, otherwise, the cord in the PCB box may be damaged and cause a fire.
    Panasonic FV 0510VSC1 Ventilating Fan - fig11
  4. A 4-inch circular dud is needed to con to the relevant part of the adaptor. Squeeze a circular exhaust dud to fit the adaptor, then slip it onto the adaptor and secure it with clamps, or ties and seal it with mastic or approved foil tape. (Fig.4)
    Panasonic FV 0510VSC1 Ventilating Fan - fig13Note: If using 3 inch round dud, please purchase the 26 gauge steel Panasonic 4″ Oval – 3″ Round reducer from our representative.
  5. Remove junction box cover and secure conduit or stress relief to the opened knock-out hole. (Fig.4)
    Panasonic FV 0510VSC1 Ventilating Fan - fig15
  6. efer to the wiring diagram (P.5), follow all the local electrical safety codes as well as the National Electrical Code (NEC). Using UL-approved wire nuts, connect house power wires to ventilating fan wires. (Fig 5)
    Panasonic FV 0510VSC1 Ventilating Fan - fig16Warning CAUTION
    IMPORTANT ICONMount junction box cover carefully so that lead wires are not Winched.
  7. Finish ceiling work. The ceiling hole should be aligned with the inside edge of the flange. (Fig.6)
    Panasonic FV 0510VSC1 Ventilating Fan - fig17
  8. Take out the mounting springs from clips. (Fig.7)
    Panasonic FV 0510VSC1 Ventilating Fan - fig18
  9. Insert one mounting spring into the slot as shown in Fig.8 O. (If not, the grille may not be installed.)
  10. Fix the condensation sensor (FV-0510VSC1 only) into the grille as shown in Fig.8 0.
    Note: Make sure the condensation sensor is fixed completely.
    Panasonic FV 0510VSC1 Ventilating Fan - fig19
  11. Adjust Pick-A-Flow switch, Multi-speed switch (FV-0810VSS1 only), Induction humidity setting switch (FV-0510VSC1 only) as you want. (Refer to indication on P.6)
  12. Insert the other mounting spring into the slot as shown and mount the grille to the fan body. (Fig.9)
    Panasonic FV 0510VSC1 Ventilating Fan - fig20

INSTALLATION II (WALL MOUNTING)

  1. Before installation, please refer to steps 1 to 2 of INSTALLATION I . (P.7)
  2. Fix the flange of the frame to stud with 2 long screws (ST4.2X30), and fix the suspension bracket to stud with 2 long screws (ST4.2X30). (Fig.10)
    Panasonic FV 0510VSC1 Ventilating Fan - fig22Warning CAUTION
    IMPORTANT ICONThe adaptor of the product must be installed upward. (Fig.10)
    IMPORTANT ICON  The screws for fixing the suspension bracket should not be replaced by other screws, otherwise, the cord in the PCB box may be damaged and cause a fire.
    Panasonic FV 0510VSC1 Ventilating Fan - fig21
  3. Complete the wiring and ductwork, please refer to steps 4 to 6 of INSTALLATION I . (P.8)
  4. Finish the wall work. The Wall hole should be aligned with the inside edge of the flange. (Fig.11)
    Panasonic FV 0510VSC1 Ventilating Fan - fig23
  5. Install the grille, please refer to steps 8 to 12 of INSTALLATION I . (P.9)

MAINTENANCE (CLEANING)

Warning WARNING
IMPORTANT ICONDisconnect the power source before working on the unit.
Warning CAUTION
IMPORTANT ICONRoutine maintenance must be done every year. Please wear gloves during the cleaning work.
Thermometers PC868. Infrared Thermometer - Warning 2Do not immerse motor, condensation sensor in water when cleaning.
NOTICE
Thermometers PC868. Infrared Thermometer - Warning 2Do not soak resin parts in water over 140 °F (60 °C).
Thermometers PC868. Infrared Thermometer - Warning 2Never use gasoline, benzene, thinner or any other such chemicals for cleaning the product.

  1. For model FV-0810VSS1 please remove the grille. (Squeeze mounting spring and pull down carefully) (Fig.12)
    Panasonic FV 0510VSC1 Ventilating Fan - fig24For model FV-0510VSC1 please remove one mounting spring from the grille on the condensation sensor side, then remove the condensation sensor and the other mounting spring as shown in Fig.13C)0C) in P.10.
  2. Wash and clean grille. (Don’t put into hot water. Use non-abrasive kitchen detergent. Wipe dry with a clean cloth.) (Fig.14)
    Panasonic FV 0510VSC1 Ventilating Fan - fig25
  3. Remove dust and dirt from the fan body using a vacuum cleaner. (Fig.15)
    Panasonic FV 0510VSC1 Ventilating Fan - fig26
  4. Using a cloth dampened with kitchen detergent remove any dirt from the fan body. Wipe dry with a clean cloth. (Fig.15)
    Panasonic FV 0510VSC1 Ventilating Fan - fig27
  5. For model FV-0810VSS1 please reinstall the grille. (Fig.16) For model FV-0510VSC1 please install one mounting spring first, then install the condensation sensor and the other grille mounting spring. (Refer to Fig.8-9 in P.9)

TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE

Check according to the following table and correct the problem. If the fan still does not work correctly, please disconnect the power source and contact the dealer.

PROBLEM CAUSE ACTION
1. The product can not stop. (FV-0510VSC1 only) Is the humidity setting nearly the environment humidity? Please adjust the humidity setting higher than the environment humidity. (P.6)
Are the two red wires wrong connected? If the two red wires are short connected, the fan will keep running at Pick-A-Flow. Disconnect the power source, remove the connector plate to check the wire connection. (If the connector plate (P.5) can not be removed, please remove the blower assy, then the connector plate can be removed.)
2. The product can not operate. Are the lead wires connection get loosened that resulting in the open circuit?
Is the Multi-speed switch setting 0 CFM?(FV-0810VSS1 only) If the product controls by a Multi-speed switch, it will not operate at the 0 CFM setting. (P.6)
3. There is an unusual sound. Is the shutter opening normally? Please check the shutter can open normally i
before the installation. (P.7)
Is the grille-mounted rightly on the ceiling? Please check the grille and ceiling surface, make sure that no foreign matter on the mounting surface.
Is the installed screw get loose? Please check all installed screws in the product, tight the loosen one.
If the above measures do not solve the problem. Please disconnect the power source and contact the dealer for service.
4. The humidity is lower than the setting, why does the fan also run? (FV-0510VSC1 only) CAUSE
The product will continue to run for about 20 minutes when detects the environment humidity • s about out  5 %RH lower than the humidity setting, then stop running.
The humidity detected by the sensor may differ from the value on your hygrometer.

PRACTICAL GUIDE TO INSTALLATION

Properly insulate the area around the fan to minimize building heat loss and gain. (Fig.17)
Panasonic FV 0510VSC1 Ventilating Fan - fig28 Loose-fill or batt insulation can be placed directly over the fan housing in the attic. Our fans and fan/light combination units do not create excessive heat which is a common problem with recessed light fixtures or some competitor’s fan/light combinations. Our efficient, cool-running motors and our LED lighting unit do not create enough ambient heat to be subjected to these limitations. The ducting from this fan to the outside of the building has a strong effect on the airflow, noise, and energy use of the fan. Use the shortest, straightest duct routing possible for best performance, and avoid installing the fan with smaller ducts than recommended. Insulation around the ducts can reduce energy loss and inhibit mold growth. Fans installed with existing ducts may not achieve their rated airflow.

SPECIFICATIONS

Model No. Air
direction
Voltage
(V)
Frequency
(Hz)
Duct
diameter
(inches)
Air volume
at 0.1″ WG
(CFM)
Noise
(cones)
Speed
(rpm)
Power
(W)
Weight lb.(kg)
FV-0510VSC1 Exhaust 120 60 4 50 <0.3 733 5. /7.0,
k3.2)
80 0.4 856 9.
100 0.9 970 13.
FV-0810VSS1 Exhaust 120 60 4 30 <0.3 711 3.
40 <0.3 723 4.
50 <0.3 733 5.
60 <0.3 770 5.
70 <0.3 805 7.
80 0.4 856 9.
100 0.9 970 13.

HVI Certified performance based on HVI Procedures 915, 916, and 920.

PRODUCT SERVICE

Warning Concerning Removal of Covers. The unit should be serviced by qualified technicians only. Your product is designed and manufactured to ensure a minimum of maintenance. Should your unit require service or parts, call Panasonic Call Center at 1-866-292-7299 (USA) or 1-800-669-5165 (Canada).

Panasonic Corporation of North America
Two Riverfront Plaza, Newark, NJ 07102
www.panasonic.com
© Panasonic Corporation 2018-2019
Panasonic Canada Inc.
5770 Ambler Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 2T3
www.panasonic.com
Printed in China
Issue date: 12/2019 P0517-2129 510SC1422B

Documents / Resources

Panasonic FV-0510VSC1 Ventilating Fan [pdf] Instruction Manual
FV-0510VSC1, FV-0810VSS1, Ventilating Fan

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