QwikProducts QT2730 TripleGuard Whole House UV Air Purification System
How it Works…
Industrial-Grade Air Purifier/Sanitizer by Mainstream Engineering Corporation
With proper care, this advanced purification system provides you with years of fresh, clean, odor-free air.
For safety reasons and to maximize performance of this unit, please read the manual completely and ensure you understand all safety and assembly instructions before proceeding. If any section of this manual is unclear, please resolve the issue by contacting Mainstream Engineering Corporation at 1-800-866-3550 or 1-321-631-3550 before proceeding.
All instructions and precautions MUST be adhered to while installing and operating this system.
CAUTION: NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT AN ILLUMINATED CELL. THIS DEVICE PRODUCES GERMICIDAL UV-C LIGHT AND WILL CAUSE DAMAGE TO EYES.
|120, 208 or 240 VAC single-phase||0.8A @ 120V or 0.4A @ 240V|
The industrial-grade patent-pending QwikPure TripleGuard™ Air Purifier has been engineered to help eliminate viruses, bacteria, mold, smoke, chemical odors, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the entire structure by using the air conditioner or hot-air heating system to circulate purified air within the conditioned space.
The QwikPure TripleGuard™ unit is easily installed into the ductwork of air conditioning and heat systems (HVAC systems) where most sick building problems originate.
Unlike many air purifiers, QwikPure TripleGuard™ uses three methods to clean, sanitize, and purify the air. The first stage is UV-C Light, which is lethal to many viruses and bacteria by damaging their DNA and RNA. The second stage is photocatalytic oxidation (PCO), which forms powerful hydroxyl radicals that break down organic substances by oxidation. The final stage is an activated carbon/potassium permanganate (AC/PP) purifier to ensure complete oxidation and provide an additional level of sanitization. The result is a powerful three-punch approach that reduces bacteria, viruses, and odors as well as VOCs emitted from paints, cleaners, building materials, and cooking. Safe and ozone free, the QwikPure TripleGuard™ UV-C bulbs are specially coated to avoid the production of any ozone. Furthermore, any ozone in the air would be removed by the PCO and AC/PP air cleaning stages.
Built to Last – Industrial-Grade Design
- Multiple voltage capability allows the system to operate on 120, 208, or 240 VAC single phase.
- Continuous operation is suggested, but the unit can also be activated when only the blower is operating.
- Dual lamps provide ample UV-C with individual bulb indicators to tell you when to change the lamps—typically, every year.
- UV-C bulbs are specially coated to prevent any ozone formation. (Ordinary UV-C bulbs can create harmful ozone).
- PCO surface is cleanable, allowing the catalyst to be renewed with simple cleaning (recommend cleaning when UV-C bulbs are changed).
Normally the AC/PP purifier would need to be changed frequently to treat the whole home, but the UV/PCO combination greatly reduces the load on the AC/PP purifier, allowing the purifier to clean the air for extended periods. The AC/PP purifier should be changed annually.
Step 1. Verify the contents of the package.
The QwikPure TripleGuard™ kit contains the following:
- QwikPure TripleGuard™ air sanitization unit for HVAC duct mounting
- Replaceable AC/PP purifier (packaged separately)
- Two replaceable UV-C bulbs (packaged separately)
- Mounting flange assembly (Interior flange, four wing nuts, two ¼-20 nuts and fender washers)
- Caution UV-C In Use Decal
- Next Service Date sticker` Two fuse assemblies with fuses
- One rubber grommet
- Installation and Operation Manual
- Warranty registration card
If you are missing any parts contact Mainstream Engineering Corp. for a replacement at 1-800-866-3550 or 1-321-631-3550.
Step 2. Install UV-C bulbs and purifier
Install UV-C bulbs
- Two replaceable UV-C bulbs are shipped with this unit. Carefully remove bulbs from their packaging.
- Insert one bulb into each of the two bulb sockets located behind the front facing plate.
Handle carefully, from the bulb base, and avoid touching the glass.
- Slide the socket end of each bulb, through the oval opening in the back plate. Align and insert bulb socket pins with the socket pin holes at the front plate of the unit.
- Apply firm gentle pressure to ensure full socket connection. Snap the bulb into the clear bulb retainer clip.
- This unit ships with one replaceable activated carbon/potassium permanganate purifier (AC/PP).
Locate the purifier and remove from its protective package.
- Remove six screws to permit AC/PP access plate removal, exposing the purifier opening and track.
- Insert the AC/PP purifier into the track and slide all the way to the back of the unit. (There is no preferred flow direction for the purifier)
- Replace the AC/PP access plate and six screws.
NOTE: Purifier is packaged separately to prevent exposure and damage during shipping.
Step 3. Determine the Mounting Location
Ensure the ductwork in the mounting location is deep-enough to accommodate the length of the unit.
The QwikPure TripleGuard™ purifier can be mounted horizontally, vertically, or at any angle in-between. Do not install upside down, air flow must pass thru the AC/PP purifier last.
Maximum performance is achieved when the QwikPure TripleGuard™ is located in the air plenum just after (downstream of) the air handling unit. This is the supply or post-evaporator air side of the air handler, not the return air side. This unit does not replace the traditional air filter located on the return side of the air handler whose purpose is to filter out particulate matter and dust.
Because you will be cutting into the supply duct, we recommend mounting QwikPure TripleGuard™ Air Purifier in the supply duct, not the sheet metal of the air handler to avoid any potential damage to components inside the air handler. When considering a mounting location, consider the power source location—typically the power source is the air handler itself.
The QwikPure TripleGuard™ Air Purifier can operate on any AC voltage between 120 and 240 volts. Typically, residential AC air handlers and heat pumps operate on 240 Volts AC and furnaces operate on 120 VAC. The electrical connection should be performed following the local electrical codes. If unsure about the local electrical codes, then consult a local licensed electrician. Fuses are suppled to provide over-current protection. When considering a mounting location, remember the AC/PP oxidizing purifier is to be changed annually, so ensure there is ample space to slide the purifier out of the QwikPure TripleGuard™ without any obstructions limiting the travel.
Ideally, the QwikPure TripleGuard™ Air Purifier should be located in the center of the air flow of the duct, that is midway between the sides of the duct.
The QwikPure TripleGuard™ must be installed into the ductwork in a location that cannot be viewed by anyone during routine operation of the system or during air filter changing. LOOKING DIRECTLY AT AN ILLUMINATED UNIT WILL CAUSE DAMAGE TO EYES. The GREEN LED indicates the unit is powered and operating properly and the two ORANGE LEDs indicate each UV-C bulb is operating properly. There is never a need to look at the UV-C bulbs during operation.
Step 4. Install the Mounting Bracket
If the QwikPure TripleGuard™ unit is to be installed against a sheet metal surface, skip to Step 5.
If the QwikPure TripleGuard™ is to be installed into duct board, then the mounting flange must be installed first, to provide a solid anchoring method for the QwikPure TripleGuard™ unit.
- a. Prepare to cut an opening in the duct board for insertion of the QwikPure TripleGuard™ unit.
- Position and hold the mounting flange against the duct board (studs pointing toward the duct board), and orient to preferred mounting point.
- Apply enough pressure to cause the mounting plate studs to dent/mark the duct board to allow accurate holes to be created.
- Remove the mounting flange temporarily. Locate the stud marks and use a drill, a sharp pointed object, or the threaded studs of the mounting flange to punch the holes in the duct board for the flange mounting studs.
- Align the mounting plate studs with the created holes and insert until the mounting plate is flush with the duct board.
- Cut an opening along the inside opening of the flange as shown in Figure 1. Before cutting, ensure the QwikPure TripleGuard™ will fit in the planned space.
- b. Insert the mounting flange through the opening in the duct board, locate the mounting flange on the inside of the duct board, align the mounting flange studs to holes, push studs through and bolt the mounting flange to the duct board using the center ¼-20 threaded studs, washers and ¼-20 nuts. Use a wrench to tighten both threaded fastners so the duct board is slightly compressed and the mounting flange is secure.
Step 5. Install the QwikPure TripleGuard™ Air Purifier
If mounting on a duct board surface:
Insert the QwikPure TripleGuard™ into the duct, using the four remaining mounting studs to locate the QwikPure TripleGuard™ unit. Secure the Qwik Pure Triple Guard™ to the mounting flange studs with the four wing nuts supplied.
If mounting on a metal surface:
- a. Hold the exterior mounting flange against the metal duct and cut an opening along the inside opening of the flange. Before cutting, make certain the QwikPure TripleGuard™ will fit in the planned space. (see Figure 1). Cut an opening along the inside opening of the flange.
- b. Discard the mounting bracket. Using self-tapping sheet metal screws, secure the QwikPure TripleGuard™ directly to the sheet metal surface.
Step 6. Connect to a Power Source
For optimal performance and maximum bulb life, the QwikPure TripleGuard™ should be operated continuously. However, using a relay (activated by the G and common wires), the QwikPure TripleGuard™ can also be operated only when the indoor blower is operating.
The QwikPure TripleGuard™ can be connected to any AC power source between 120 and 240 VAC. We suggest that the power be drawn from the air handler or furnace power source downstream of the air handler or furnace breaker however any AC power source from 120 to 240 VAC can be used.
The electrical connection should be performed by a licensed electrician and conform to local electrical codes.
A rubber grommet is provided. Use the grommet to seal and protect the power cord as it passes through the sheet metal of the air handler. The securing strap is used to prevent any strain on the power cord. Drill a ½” diameter hole to accept the grommet into the sheet metal.
The power source must be fused. Two fuse cases with fuses are supplied. If connecting to 120 VAC, then only one fuse assembly on the hot (black)wire is needed. However, if connecting to 240 VAC both lines are hot, so a fuse is provided for each lead. Connect these fuses between the air handler power source and the QwikPure TripleGuard™ power lead, downstream of any air handler disconnect.
Ensure the green ground wire is properly grounded.
Step 7. Verify proper operation
- After successfully completing the previous steps, turn the unit on.
- The GREEN LED should be illuminated indicating proper power to the unit.
- The two ORANGE LEDs should be illuminated indicating both UV-C bulbs are operating properly.
Step 8. Educate the Homeowner
Complete and attach the Next Service Date sticker on the access cover with a date approximately 12 months from the install date for both the UV-C bulbs and the AC/PP purifier.
Warn the homeowner to never take the unit out of the duct work without first turning the power switch off. Explain that all service must be performed by a licensed HVAC professional or the warranty will be voided.
Explain the danger of looking at the light emitted from the QwikPure TripleGuard™ unit.
Show the homeowner the GREEN LED and ORANGE LEDs, and explain that the LEDs should be checked periodically, ideally with every air filter change or at least a few times a year. Explain that they need to call for service if any of these lights are off.
Replacing the Activated Carbon/Potassium Permanganate (AC/PP) Purifier
This final stage of air purification should be changed annually.
Step 1. Check the status of the LED indicator lamps
Verify the unit is properly operating by verifying the GREEN LED and two ORANGE LEDs are illuminated.
If the GREEN LED is not illuminated, there is either no electrical power being supplied to the unit (check the fuses), or the electronics control module unit has failed and must be
replaced. No serviceable electrical components are within the QwikPure TripleGuard™ unit’s electronic control module. If power to the unit has been verified and the GREEN LED is not illuminated, contact Mainstream Engineering for replacement parts 1-800-866-3550 or 1-321-631-3550.
If one or both of the ORANGE LEDs are not illuminated and the GREEN LED is illuminated, one or both of the bulbs have failed and BOTH bulbs should be replaced. Even if only a single bulb has failed, always replace both bulbs. The life of each bulb is very similar and the remaining bulb is likely to fail soon. Replacing both bulbs at the same time helps you avoid unnecessary call-backs. Replacement bulbs are sold as a set, order part number QT2732.
Step 2. Turn power off
Using the switch on the QwikPure TripleGuard™ turn the power off. All LEDs should go off.
Remove the AC/PP access plate by removing the six machine screws with a Philips screwdriver.
Step 4. Replace the AC/PP purifier and complete the installation.
- a. Insert a new AC/PP purifier (part number QT2734) into the QwikPure TripleGuard™ by sliding the unit into the guides.
- b. Replace the AC/PP access cover.
- c. Install a new Next Service sticker with the replacement date for the AC/PP purifier appropriately 12 months from today’s date. Transfer the bulb replacement date to the sticker as well.
- d. Turn power back on and check for proper function. All three LEDs should be illuminated.
Replacing the UV-C Lights
The UV-C lights are the first stage of air purification and should be changed at least once a year.
Step 1. Check the status of the LED indicator lamps
Verify the unit is properly operating, by checking the Green LED is illuminated.
If the GREEN LED is not illuminated, there is either no electrical power being supplied to the unit (check the fuses) or the electronics control module unit has failed and
must be replaced. No serviceable electrical components are within the QwikPure
TripleGuard™ unit’s electronic control module. If power to the unit has been verified, contact Mainstream Engineering for support at 1-800-866-3550 or 1-321-631-3550.
If the Next Service sticker is indicating that it is time to replace the UV-C bulbs, change them even if they are still working as indicated by the ORANGE LEDs being illuminated. If one or both of the orange LEDs are not illuminated and the GREEN LED is illuminated, one or both of the bulbs have failed and BOTH bulbs should be replaced. Always replace both bulbs. The life of each bulb is similar and the remaining bulb is likely to fail soon. Replacing both bulbs at the same time will help you avoid unnecessary call-backs. Replacement bulbs are sold as a set, order part number QT2732.
Step 2. Turn power off and disconnect electric power
Turn power off at the breaker powering the QwikPure TripleGuard™ (not at the switch on the unit). All LEDs will go off when the power is off. Unplug the power lead from the electronics control module.
Remove the AC/PP unit from the QwikPure TripleGuard™, following the Instructions for AC/PP removal (described previously).
Step 4. Remove QwikPure TripleGuard™ unit from the ductwork.
If the QwikPure TripleGuard™ is installed directly into a sheet metal duct, remove the retaining sheet metal screws, and carefully slide the unit out of the duct.
If the QwikPure TripleGuard™ is installed onto a fiber duct board, remove the four wing nuts and carefully slide the unit out of the duct.
Step 5. Remove the UV-C Bulbs
Carefully remove the two UV-C bulbs from the QwikPure TripleGuard™ unit by sliding them out the end of the unit, through the clearance holes. Dispose of these bulbs in the same manner as any other fluorescent bulb. These bulbs contain mercury and must be disposed of properly.
Step 6. Clean the PCO surfaces
Use a clean damp cloth to clean dust and debris from all surfaces of the QwikPure TripleGuard™ unit, including the photocatalytic oxidation surfaces.
Step 7. Install new UV-C bulbs
Carefully insert two new QwikPure TripleGuard™ UV-C bulbs into the unit by sliding them in through the end of the unit, through the clearance holes. Ensure the bulbs are
properly seated into the bulb sockets. Only use QwikPure TripleGuard™ UV-C bulbs (part number QT2732), because they contain a unique anti-ozone coating and the power supply has been specially designed to soft-start these bulbs for increased life. Using the wrong bulbs damages the power electronics, the bulbs, and system performance.
Step 8. Reinstall the QwikPure TripleGuard™ Air Purifier
If the QwikPure TripleGuard™ Air Purifier was mounted on a metal surface, use the existing self-tapping screws to secure the unit directly to the sheet metal surface.
If the QwikPure TripleGuard™ Air Purifier was mounted on a duct board surface, insert the unit into the duct, using the mounting studs to locate and hold the unit. Secure with the wing nuts.
Step 9. Replace the AC/PP purifier
Always use a fresh new AC/PP purifier (part number QT2734) after replacing UV-C bulbs. Follow the instructions for replacing the AC/PP purifier.
Step 10. Reconnect power source and verify operation
Replace the power plug into the electronics control module, and turn power back on. Verify the switch on the electronics control module is on.
The green LED is illuminated when the unit has proper power, and the two orange LEDs are illuminated when both UV-C bulbs are operating properly. If the Orange LEDs are not illuminated, recheck that the bulbs are properly seated in the sockets (Step 7). If the problem cannot be resolved, contact Mainstream Engineering for support at 1-800-866-3550 or 1-321-631-3550.
Step 11. Re-educate the homeowner
Complete and attach the Next Service Date sticker on the access cover, with a date approximately 12 months from today’s date for the next UV-C bulb change and the updated date for the AC/PP purifier change.
Warn the homeowner to never take the unit out of the duct work, without first turning the power switch off. Explain that all service must be performed by a licensed HVAC professional or the warranty will be voided.
Explain the danger of looking at the light emitted from the QwikPure TripleGuard™ unit
Show the homeowner the Green LED and Orange LEDs, and explain that they should be checked ideally with every air filter change or at least a few times a year. Explain that they need to call for service if any of these lights are off.
6 Year Limited Product Warranty
Mainstream Engineering Corporation (“Company”) expressly warrants only to the original end-use purchaser; that, for a period of six (6) years from the initial start-up by the installer of the QWIKPURE TRIPLEGUARD™ UV Air Sanitizer (the “Product”) will be reasonably free of defects in materials and workmanship. This Limited Warranty only applies to Company’s Products which are used, stored, handled, and installed in the manner recommended by Company. The Company will be the sole Party to make any determination of warranty claims.
Company will, at its option, replace Product without charge within one (1) year, or refund the cost of the Product, if the Product fails or does perform as warranted solely due to a manufacturing defect within the warranty period, subject to the exclusions set forth in this Limited Warranty. Repair or replacement during this one (1) year warranty shall not include labor and any costs associated with removal, repair or replacement of any fixtures, hardware, decorative treatment, or any shipping costs to return the Product to the Company or to send either the original or new Product back to the recipient. During the entire one (1) year warranty, Company’s obligation as to repair or replacement shall further be limited to repair or replacement with the styles, models, products, and colors of the Product that are available at the time of the repair or replacement, and shall be limited to the repair or replacement of only the specific Product that fails due to a manufacturing defect. Any repaired or replaced product shall also remain subject to the original one (1) year warranty from the date of the original installation of the Product, and any repair or replacement shall not extend the original warranty period in any manner or start a new warranty period.
After the first one (1) year period of this Limited Warranty has past, for the subsequent five one (1) year periods, the Company will provide a rebate of a percentage of the original purchase price as a credit toward a new Product. For the first subsequent one (1) year period, the Company will provide the original end use purchaser a rebate credit of 85% of the original purchase price to be applied to the purchase of a new Product. For the second subsequent one (1) year period, the Company will provide the original end use purchaser a rebate credit of 66% of the original purchase price to be applied to the purchase of a new Product. For the third subsequent one (1) year period, the Company will provide the original end use purchaser a rebate credit of 50% of the original purchase price to be applied to the purchase of a new Product. For the fourth subsequent one (1) year period, the Company will provide the original end use purchaser a rebate credit of 33% of the original purchase price to be applied to the purchase of a new Product. For the fifth subsequent one (1) year period, the Company will provide the original end use purchaser a rebate credit of 15% of the original purchase price to be applied to the purchase of a new Product.
You may obtain coverage under this Limited Warranty by providing Company with proof of purchase. For service under this Limited Warranty, you must notify Mainstream Engineering Corporation Customer Service Department at 1-800-866-3550 or [email protected].
Disclaimer of Warranties
Company’s Products must be stored, handled, installed, used and maintained in accordance with instructions provided by Company, and this Limited Warranty is conditioned upon compliance with all such instructions. Additionally, this Limited Warranty is conditioned upon submission of photographs evidencing the proper installation of the Product in the ductwork away from the air handler. Copies of the Company’s use guide; care guide; instruction manual, installation or fabrication guides, are available from the dealer, distributor etc., or from the Company at the address listed below. You may also obtain this/these materials on the Company’s website at www.mainstream-engr.com.
This Limited Warranty does not cover defects caused by:
- non-compliance with Company’s use guide, care guide, instruction manual. Such failures include, but are not limited to, exposure to physical abuse, including, but not limited to impact, puncturing, dropping the Product, moving the Product once the Product has been installed, chemical abuse (e.g., harsh cleansers and solvents), thermal abuse or shock (e.g. excessive heat or cold), or misuse;
- improper storage, installation, handling, use and/or fabrication of the Product;
- damage not resulting from manufacturing defects that occur while the Product is in the customer’s possession;
- unreasonable or unintended use of Product;
- products installed with known or visible manufacturing defects at the time of installation, including, but not limited, to color variances;
- minor conditions such as stains, scratches, etc.;
- failure or dissatisfaction with appearance of styling or coloring.
Any information or suggestion by Company with respect to the Products concerning applications, specifications, or compliance with codes and standards is provided solely for your convenient reference and are made without any representation as to accuracy or suitability. You must verify and test the suitability of any information with respect to the Products for your specific application.
THE WARRANTIES SET FORTH HEREIN ARE THE ONLY WARRANTIES MADE BY COMPANY IN CONNECTION WITH THESE PRODUCTS. COMPANY CAN NOT AND DOES NOT MAKE ANY IMPLIED OR EXPRESS WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCT, AND DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. PRODUCTS SOLD BY COMPANY ARE SOLD ONLY TO THE SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH BY COMPANY IN WRITING. OTHER THAN THE LIMITED WARRANTY SET FORTH HEREIN, COMPANY MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. COMPANY’S SOLE OBLIGATION UNDER THIS WARRANTY SHALL BE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF NON-CONFORMING PRODUCTS, OR AT THE OPTION OF COMPANY, RETURN OF THE PRODUCT AND A REFUND OF THE PURCHASE PRICE. BUYER ASSUMES ALL RISK WHATSOEVER AS TO THE RESULT OF THE USE OF THE PRODUCTS PURCHASED, WHETHER USED SINGULARLY OR IN COMBINATION WITH ANY OTHER PRODUCTS OR SUBSTANCES.
Limitation of Liability
No claim by the buyer/owner of any kind, including claims for indemnification, shall be greater in amount than the purchase price of the Products in respect to which damages are claimed. IN NO EVENT SHALL COMPANY BE LIABLE TO BUYER/OWNER IN TORT, CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, RELIANCE, STATUTORY, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF TIME, LOSS OF REVENUES, INCONVENIENCE, LOSS BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES, DAMAGE TO GOOD WILL OR REPUTATION, OR LOSS OF DATA, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR SUCH DAMAGES COULD HAVE BEEN REASONABLY FORESEEN, IN CONNECTION WITH, ARISING OUT OF, OR AS A RESULT OF, THE SALE, DELIVERY, SERVICING, USE OR LOSS OF USE OF THE PRODUCTS SOLD HEREUNDER, OR FOR ANY LIABILITY OF BUYER TO ANY THIRD PARTY WITH RESPECT THERETO.
Any question concerning this warranty should be addressed to:
Mainstream Engineering Corporation, Attn: Customer Service • Address: 200 Yellow Place, Rockledge, FL 32955
Phone: 321-631-3550, Email: [email protected] • Website address: www.qwik.com
- 200 Yellow Place
- Rockledge, Florida 32955
- [email protected]
- CALL FOR SUPPORT
- 1-800-866-3550 or 1-321-631-3550
QwikProducts™, QwikPure TripleGuard™ are trademarks and Mainstream Engineering Corporation® is a registered trademark of Mainstream Engineering Corporation. Rockledge, Florida 32955, (321) 631-3550
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