Panasonic FV-08VKS3 Bathroom Fan, 80 CFM WhisperGreen Continuous & Spot Ventilation - for 4" Duct
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The Panasonic FV-08VKS3 ventilation fan features a SmartFlow Optimum CFM technology that utilzes a unique electronic brain. This allows for the fan to maintain a constant CFM level regardless of any factors that may hinder its performance. Equipped with the CustomVent Variable Speed Control, the fan can run continuously at various preset levels. The presets feature the lower level of 0, 30-70 CFM and is maximized at 80CFM when the switch is turned on.
The Panasonic FV-08VKS3 also features a high/ligh delay timer adjustable from 30 seconds to 60 minutes purely set by the user for the user. Panasonic is the first ventilation manufacturer to feature a DC brushless motor that creates unparalleled energy efficiency while maintaining the quietest performance. The DC motor is rated for 60,000 hours of life on continuous run. The fan can be set to be virtually silent for constant usage, or at maximum capacity, 0.4 sones. The Panasonic FV-08VKS3's motor also features a permanently lubricated ball bearing that ensures performance for the span of a lifetime. This creates a virtually maintenance-free bathroom fan that condenses heat to operate at lower temperatures, thus increasing the lifespan of the product.
Panasonic offers leading innovation for bathroom fans and has been optimizing the performance of air ventilation in homes for many years. With the Panasonic FV-08VKS3 WhisperGreen series, you have the power of constant Smart-Flow technology at your hands. Panasonic allows you an easy installation with a detachable adaptors, firmly secured duct ends, and adjustable mounting brackets that are suitable to up to 24".
The fan and motor units themselves detach easily from the housing. For increased ease of installation, a double hanger bar system allows for easy and ideal positioning. With color-coated wire circuits, electrical wiring is also made easy and simple. With its galvanized steel body and rust-proof paint, the construction of the Panasonic WhisperGreen FV-08VKS3 is built to last.
Panasonic ensures quality and efficiency with its 6-year warranty on the DC motor and a 3-year warranty on parts. The Panasonic FV-08VKS3 is certified for efficiency by the CA title 24, WA VIAQ Code, LEED and Energy Star.
• Features adjustable delay timer set from 30 seconds to 60 minutes
• Easy installation with double hanger bar system
• Rust proof paint treatment on galvanized housing
• Built-In Damper to prevent back draft
• Detachable duct adaptor included
• Energy Star Qualified
• 6-Year Warranty on DC Motor, 3-year Warranty on Parts
• Air Volume: 80 CFM
• Noise (sones): Less than 0.3-0.4
• Power Consumption (Watts): 7 Watts @ 80 CFM
• Energy Efficiency (CFM’s/Watt): 12.1 CFM/Watt
• Current (Amps): 0.14
• Power Rating (V/Hz): 120/60
• Motor Type: DC
• Type of Motor Bearing: Ball
• Thermal Fuse Protection: Yes
• Blower Wheel Type: Sirocco
• Duct Diameter (inches): 4”
• Mounting Opening (inches sq.): 10 1/4”
• Grille Size (inches sq.) : 13”
• Dimensions: 10-1/4” x 10-1/4” x 7-2/5”
• UL Listed for Tub/ Shower Enclosure: Yes, when used with a GFCI branch circuit wire
• Washington State VIAQ Code: Yes
• Mfg in ISO 9001 Certified Facility: Yes
• Energy Star Qualified: Yes
• Rust Proof Paint Treatment: Yes, on galvanized housing
• Built-in Damper: Yes, to prevent back draft
• Galvanized Steel for Long Life: Yes
• Double Hanger Bar : Yes
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Questions & Answers
I have a fan serial #FV08VKS2 is it the same as #FV08VKS3
Yes, the Pansonic FV-08VKS2 has been discontinued by the manufacturer and has been replaced with model FV-08VKS3 with the latest upgraded features from Panasonic. (This unit is a direct replacement)
Can I use this fan on the wall to replace an old fan. And what does it mean by continuous run....does that mean it never shuts off at the lowest level? What wall switch is needed and does it come with the fan?
The Panasonic FV-08VKS3 is designed as a continuously running fan for ventilation in large buildings such as commercial buildings, offices, etc. For residential use, or use with a control switch, a fan model suitable for "spot" ventilation is recomended. This fan will run continuously even at the lowest level.
For a comparable 80 CFM WhisperGreen model fan with "spot" ventilation control, refer to the Panasonic FV-08VKM2 (click here to view)
The Panasonic FV-08VKS3 has built-in controls (including an adjustable delay timer set from 30 seconds to 60 minutes) on the side of the fan junction box to accurately control the speed of the fan. For a visual representation, please refer to the additional images above.
For applications where an off-time is needed, this fan can be wired to a timer box, or to a 120V electrical switch.
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