1. Turn both the fan and power
supply switches OFF and wait 15 seconds for high voltage to dissipate.
2. Open the cell access door and
remove the collecting cells, ionizers, prefilters and after filters
3. If the cell plates are heavily
coated it may be necessary to spray the cells with hot water to
remove the excess contaminate before applying detergent. Allow excess
water to drain off the cell before applying detergent.
4. Place the cell and ionizer in
a tub and spray completely with DAX Detergent, allowing detergent
to run down both sides of the plates and ionizing fins. Let sit
for 5 minutes.
5. Rinse the cell well with hot
water (140°F / 60°Cmaximum).
6. If dirt remains on plates, let
the cell soak in hot soapy water for 30 minutes, then repeat the
washing instructions listed above. Never use any instrument to clean
the cell, as this may damage the ionizing wires or cell plates.
7. An alternate method to clean
the cell and ionizer is to soak them in a tub of Dax for 10-15 minutes.
8. Spray the pre-filter and after
filter with DAX Detergent and rinse well, applying water pressure
against the air flow direction. This pushes contaminate out of the
filter instead of forcing it through the filter.
9. To dry the cell and ionizer,
tilt on a 45°
angle against wall with the direction arrow pointing sideways.
Allowto dry completely for at least 8 - 10 hours.
10. When the cells, ionizers, pre-filters
and after filters are dry, install them back into the cabinet.
The arrow on the cell and ionizing section should point toward the
blower. The spring contact should line up with the fibreboard on
the back wall of the cabinet. Close the door. If the cells arc when
the fan and power supply switches are turned on or if the performance
indicator light does not come on, then the cells may still be wet.
Allow more time for drying.
You can leave the cell and ionizer in the unit, turn
the fan switch ON and leave the power supply switch
The cell plates are sharp. Handle with care. Take
care not to damage the cell by hitting the cell plates. The cell
plate spacing is critical for proper operation of the unit.
Avoid washing the cell or ionizer with a high pressure cleaner as
this may cause damage to the cell plates.
Common Parts Ordered for Electronic Air Cleaners
Electronic air cleaners have two
metal collector cells inside and two-thin aluminum mesh screens
The model number on an identification plate is either mounted on
the outside of the cabinet or found on the back of the air cleaner
Typical Maintenance Kits/Replacement Parts
Pre-filters (2 required)
Carbon filters (optional)
DAX Detergent (1 litre/32 ox bottle)
Combo kits (carbon plus DAX)
Converting from an Electronic Air Cleaner
to Passive Media
If the power supply fails, in most cases the metal cells and pre-filters
of the electronic air cleaner can be replaced with one single 4”
or 5” inch thick media filter of the appropriate dimensions.
If you are unsure of the cabinet dimensions, align
the cells on the floor as if they were installed in system and measure
the height, depth, and thickness
If the old cells are missing, measure the inside openings of the
air cleaner cabinet
If you still have pre-filters, measure them.
Important: To prevent serious injury, always
turn the furnace or air handler off before attempting the above.