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Series ECM Blowers

Does anyone know what will happen if you series two air handlers with ECM blowers?

Will they behave or become disoriented?

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  • EmpireEmpire Posts: 2,343
    TWIN

    If I'm not mistaken, there is a setting to twin the 2 units to act as one.  Check your local manufacturers manual.  Others will chime in to check my opinion.  Make sure there is a common plenum so feed back can affect both units.  My .02





    Mike T.
  • HousedocHousedoc Posts: 62
    edited October 2012
    Series

    Empire, Thanks for your reply.



    I do know there are twinning kits for parallel configurations. But I want to push the air from one blower into the inlet of another. So the blowers are in series. It would seem they would act the same way as circulators. But I am not sure.
  • SWEISWEI Posts: 7,356
    blowers in series

    Given that these are EC motors, the question is really about controls.
  • TechmanTechman Posts: 2,143
    ECM

    I think the motors in series will drive each other crazy
  • Seems so

    ECM,

    That seems to be the concesus. Apparently theses motors are slow learners. I've been told they will hunt for their programmed operating point and neither one may hit it because the target is constantly moving. But everyone has said they don't know for sure.
  • TechmanTechman Posts: 2,143
    ECM

    They work off of Back EMF and will not work in series
  • Huh?

    Series would be one blowing into the next one. That what you mean?



    Twinning would be 2 units side by side sharing the same ducts. Usually you can do this with a fixed speed ECM like an X13. Doing it with variable speed won't work, they will fight each other. Only exception I know of is the Trane/A-S units with a switch to make them fixed speed.
  • Yes

    Yes. Supply air from first ahu dumps into return of second.
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