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Owner’s Manual

Quantum Energy Technologies

OWNER'S MANUAL

Including Installation Instructions And Warranty Information

TO SUIT HEAT PUMP STORAGE WATER HEATER

MODELS

Compact: 150-08ACW-134

270-11AC3-134

340-11AC3-134

340-17ACW-134

Titan Split: 340TIH-134

FOR ADVICE, REPAIRS AND SERVICE

1800 644 705

Document Number: QDC0030PD-11

Date Of Revision: 01 Mar. 2008

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Contents

Section 1: APPLIANCE DETAILS .................................................................................................

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1a: Owner’s Details ......................................................................................................................

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1b: Installer’s Details ....................................................................................................................

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1c: Service History .......................................................................................................................

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Section 2: INTRODUCTION ..........................................................................................................

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2a: One Of The Worlds Most Energy Efficient Methods Of Water Heating ...............................

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2b: Time Delay On Start ...............................................................................................................

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2c: Features Of Your Quantum Water Heater ..............................................................................

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Section 3: INSTALLATION DETAILS ..........................................................................................

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3a: General Installation Requirements .........................................................................................

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3a.1: Location ............................................................................................................................

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3a.2: Corrosion Protection.........................................................................................................

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3b: Air Flow..................................................................................................................................

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3c: Evaporator Drain.....................................................................................................................

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3d: Pressure & Temperature Relief Valve (PTR).........................................................................

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3e: Expansion Control Valve (ECV) ............................................................................................

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3f: Cold Water Connection ...........................................................................................................

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3g: Pressure Reducing Valve........................................................................................................

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3h: Caution Regarding Glass Lining Of Tank ..............................................................................

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3i: Suitability For Installation In Frost Areas ...............................................................................

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3j: Draining Of Tank ....................................................................................................................

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3k: Hot Water Connection ............................................................................................................

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3l: Tempering Valves ...................................................................................................................

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3m: Electrical Connection ..........................................................................................................

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3m.1: Safety Notes ..................................................................................................................

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3n: Refrigeration Connections (Split Models Only)...................................................................

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3n.1: Refrigeration Tube Sizes ................................................................................................

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3o: Caution Regarding Drilling Metal Jacket .............................................................................

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Section 4: OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS ..................................................................................

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4a: Filling The Water Heater ......................................................................................................

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4b: Water Quality .......................................................................................................................

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4c: Caution When Left Operating But Unused...........................................................................

 

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Section 5: SAFETY INFORMATION ..........................................................................................

 

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5a: Safety Devices ......................................................................................................................

 

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5b: Important Note Regarding PTR Valve .................................................................................

 

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Section 6: MAINTAINANCE & SERVICE INFORMATION......................................................

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6a: The Water Tank ....................................................................................................................

 

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6b: Air Evaporator Coils.............................................................................................................

 

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6c: Sacrificial Anode ..................................................................................................................

 

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6d: Service Caution – Before Any Work Is Carried Out............................................................

 

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6e: Thermal Overload (Incorporated in Digital Controller) .......................................................

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6f: Routine Service .....................................................................................................................

 

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6f.1: Six Month Service (By Owner).......................................................................................

 

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6f.2: Five Year Service (By Authorized Personnel Only) .......................................................

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6f.3: Access & Removal Of Sacrificial Anode .......................................................................

 

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6f.4: Flushing Of Water Tank .................................................................................................

 

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6f.5: Refrigeration & Thermostat Servicing ...........................................................................

 

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Section 7: RECOGNITION OF ABNORMAL OPERATION......................................................

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7a: Pressure & Temperature Relief Valve Running ...................................................................

 

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7a.1: Continuous Trickle .........................................................................................................

 

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7a.2: Steady Flow ....................................................................................................................

 

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7b: No Hot Water........................................................................................................................

 

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7c: High Electricity Bills ............................................................................................................

 

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Section 8: WARRANTY CERTIFICATE ......................................................................................

 

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8a: Terms Of Warranty ...............................................................................................................

 

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8b: Items Not Covered By Warranty ..........................................................................................

 

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8c: Before Phoning For Service..................................................................................................

 

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Section 9: SPECIFICATIONS .......................................................................................................

 

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Section 10: OPERATION & ADJUSTMENT OF THE DIGITAL CONTROLLER ....................

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10a: The Buttons .........................................................................................................................

 

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10a.1: SET BUTTON..............................................................................................................

 

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10a.2: UP BUTTON................................................................................................................

 

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10a.3: DOWN BUTTON ........................................................................................................

 

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10b: Restore Factory Programming ............................................................................................

 

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10b.1: First Level: Press SET+UP for 6 seconds.......................................................................

 

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10b.2: Second Level: Press SET+DOWN for 6 seconds..........................................................

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10b.3: Third Level: Press UP+DOWN for 6 seconds...........................................

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10c: Error Codes .........................................................................................................................

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10d: De-Icing........................................................................................................................

 

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10e: Operating

Principle............................................................................................................

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10f: Adjusting

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Appendix A: TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE ON QUANTUM WATER HEATERS ..............

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A.1: No Hot Water; Compressor Not Running ..........................................................................

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A.2: Thermal Cut Out Trips Off Repeatedly ..............................................................................

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A.3: No Hot Water; Compressor Running .................................................................................

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A.4: Shortage Of Hot Water .......................................................................................................

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A.5: Testing Undercharge Or Overcharge Of Refrigerant .........................................................

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A.6: Water Temperature, Condensing Pressure & Amperage – R134a Units............................

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A.7: Suction Pressure – R134a Units .........................................................................................

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A.8: Signs Of Correct Charge.....................................................................................................

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A.9: Signs Of Undercharge.........................................................................................................

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A.10: Signs Of Overcharge.........................................................................................................

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A.11: Technical Data For Service Personnel – SIAM Compressors – R134a ...........................

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WARRANTY CARD ..................................................................................................................

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NOTES (Owner’s Use) ..................................................................................................................

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List of Figures

 

Figure 1: Installation Diagram (Compact Systems).......................................................................

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Figure 2: Installation Diagram (Split Systems) .............................................................................

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Figure 3: Specifications & Dimensions .........................................................................................

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Figure 4: Split Fin Coil Evaporator – 340 TIH-134 .......................................................................

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Figure 5: Layout Of Digital Controller Programming Buttons .....................................................

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Figure 6: Wiring Diagram –150-08ACW-134270/340-11AC3-134&340-17ACW-134..........

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Figure 7: Wiring

Diagram – 340 TIH-134……............................................................................30

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Section 1: APPLIANCE DETAILS

For future convenience, please fill in the following details and retain with your original invoice.

1a: Owner’s Details

Surname: …………………………………… Given Name(s): ….……………………….... Address: ……………………………………………………………………………...…………

Town/Suburb: ……………………………………………………………………..……………

State/Territory:……………………………… Postcode: ……………………………………

Date of Purchase: .….……….………………

Purchased From: ………………………………………..………………………………….……

Model: ..…………………………………….. Serial Number: ………………..…………….

Date of Manufacture: .……………………………………………………………….………….

(Details on Data Plate on water heater)

1b: Installer’s Details

Date of Installation: ………………………… Installer’s Name: ……………………………

Address:…………………………………….……………………………….…………….…… Installer’s Signature: …………………………………….………………….……………….….

1c: Service History

Date of Service: ............................................. Serviced By: …………….………………….

Work Carried Out: …………………….………………………………………………….…….

Signature of Service Agent: .……………………………….…………………………………..

Date of Service: ............................................. Serviced By: ……………….……………….

Work Carried Out: …………………………………………………………….……………….

Signature of Service Agent: .……………………………...……….………….………………..

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Section 2: INTRODUCTION

 

 

Quantum Energy Technologies

2a:One Of The Worlds Most Energy Efficient Methods Of Water Heating Production

We thank you for your decision to purchase a Quantum Energy Technologies Heat Pump Water Heater, which will reward you with many years of low energy hot water production.

QUANTUM ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES Pty Ltd designs and manufactures energy efficient Heat Pump water heaters. The simple way to explain the advantage of this heater is that it saves energy in any weather, even at night.

The Compact models use 1kW of electrical energy, however, they are able to put up to 3.6kW of heat energy into the water @ 20°C ambient. The system can save up to 75% of conventional hot water energy utilization; greatly assisting in the worldwide greenhouse gas reduction campaign.

As the name indicates, a Heat Pump is a machine that pumps heat from a low temperature source to a high temperature reservoir. It has a cold side to absorb heat at low temperatures and a hot side to deliver heat at high temperatures.

The Quantum compact model has an air conditioning coil as the cold side of the refrigeration circuit. This coil absorbs the heat from air that is forced through it by means of the fan. The Compact design is installed like a conventional electric water heater i.e. the electrical and plumbing is completed in the same manner.

There is also a Split Air Sourced design, which can be used to recover heat from the roof space or a warm area like a kitchen. The remote fan coil (energy collector) operates like a passive solar collector, for instance, absorbing the heat energy from the warm air in the roof space (which has been heated by the sun). Alternatively, the waste heat from the building can be used as the heat source.

QUANTUM water heaters are designed and manufactured in Australia and can save energy in countries all around the world. They are used in all weather conditions for domestic, commercial and industrial applications, and are regarded as one of the most energy efficient water heaters available.

This is your assurance that you have purchased one of the highest quality water heaters on the market, one that will provide continuous hot water for all your needs – safely, economically, and for many years to come.

2b: Time Delay On Start

NOTE: The system has a 10-minutetime delay on start or restart. When the power is first connected or after a disconnection then re connection, the time delay on start will commence. The compressor and fan will not operate until the completion of this delay period.

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2c: Features Of Your Quantum Water Heater

1.Fully welded steel tank with class X vitreous enamel lining for superior corrosion resistance and longer life.

2.Indirect heat transfer eliminates tank hot spots.

3.One of the most energy efficient Heat Pump systems in the world.

4.Able to save more money, especially in cold weather, than any other solar system on the market.

Warranty Return Card

Enclosed you will find a warranty card – please fill in the details and return immediately. This will ensure prompt service under warranty, if required (see Section 8 for terms of warranty).

Section 3: INSTALLATION DETAILS

3a: General Installation Requirements

This water heater must be installed by a licensed tradesperson, and in accordance with

1.AS 3500.4, National Plumbing And Drainage Code, Part 4: Hot Water Supply Systems.

2.AS 3500.4.2, National Plumbing And Drainage Code, Part 4.2: Hot Water Supply Systems

– Acceptable Solutions.

3.Other relevant Australian Standard, Industry or Local Water Supply regulations or codes for mains pressure storage tanks.

Note: This water heater is not suitable for pool heating or building heating.

3a.1: Location

The water heater should be located as close as possible to the most frequently used hot water outlets. Adequate access must be made for service to the evaporator, water temperature thermostat, relief valve and anode. Ensure that the specification label is clearly visible. The front service cover of the heat pump section (on top of tank) must be accessible from the front of the heater; this must NOT face the wall. The fanMUST NOT be up against a wall (minimum clearance 500mm).

The Compact model has a noise level similar to an air conditioner (52dBA @ 1.5 metre); therefore locating the unit away from bedrooms or living areas is recommended (both the owners & any neighbours). Obviously installing near a bedroom window may be annoying to the occupants.

Note: All models are equipped with a sacrificial anode, accessible through the top cover. We recommend allowing 400mm above the top of the water heater (if possible) for clearance to replace the anode.

The water heater should be placed on a 650mm x 650mm plinth if installed on a floor subject to wet conditions or outdoors. A properly drained overflow tray should be used where property damage could occur from water spillage. (See AS3500.4 for further details.)

Note: The warranty does not cover damage due to leakage of the water heater

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3a.2: Corrosion Protection

Fittings and the Shell Surface in contact with the water are to be galvanically compatible. Sealants and / or Teflon plumbing tape should be used on potentially galvanically incompatible fittings. This is to protect against possible electrolytic corrosion between the metals (where moisture penetration could occur due to incorrectly or poorly sealed fittings).

3b: Air Flow

The Compact and Split Air models extract the required heat from air being drawn through their Fin Coil Evaporator. This produces cold exhaust air as a by-product.In order for the heaters to operate efficiently, good ventilation of the proposed location for the Compact model or the Titan models separate evaporator is required. This is to provide warm air as a heat source and to remove the cold air being produced. The Compact therefore is best located externally, however a large double garage (minimum of 120 cubic meters) may also be suitable. The Titans separate evaporator could be located externally or in a largewell-ventilatedceiling space or garage, however being a more powerful system, more ventilation is required.

3c: Evaporator Drain

During operation considerable amounts of condensate water will flow from the evaporator drain. If allowed to simply flow out of the outlet, this water may pool below the unit and can cause problems to both the water heater and area around it. The evaporator drain on both the Compact and Split Air units should be drained to a suitable location. This can be accomplished with a length of hose or pipe but must not be connected directly to the PTR valve or expansion valve drain.

3d: Pressure & Temperature Relief Valve (PTR)

The Pressure and Temperature relief valve (see tank data plate for rating), which is supplied with the unit, must be fitted and made accessible so that the release mechanism can be operated and, if required, the valve replaced. The outlet of the PTR valve must be suitably drained to remove the water discharged during the normal heating cycle. The valve thread is RP ½” / 15mm and must be installed into the top front socket.

Warning: A separate drain line must be run for this relief valve. It is not permitted to couple the drain lines from the relief valve and evaporator into a single common line. The use of a tundish under the evaporator drain with this then connected to the drain of the PTR valve is acceptable.

3e: Expansion Control Valve (ECV)

Where an Expansion Control Valve is fitted to the cold water supply, the ECV should be rated at 150kPa lower than the Pressure & Temperature Relief valve (PTR). It is a State requirement for SA & QLD that an ECV be fitted on the cold water supply line between the nonreturn valve and the water heater.

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3f: Cold Water Connection

An approved isolating valve, approved non-returnvalve, line strainer (optional but recommended), and union must be fitted between the supply main and the RP ¾ / 20mm socket in the water heater. All fittings must be approved by the relevant Authority (refer to Figures 1 & 2).

3g: Pressure Reducing Valve

This water heater is designed for direct connection to a maximum water supply pressure of 500 kPa. Where the mains pressure can exceed or fluctuate beyond this pressure, a pressure-limitingdevice (complying with AS1357) must be fitted in thecold-watersupply line. This device must be installed after the isolating valve and set at or below 500 kPa (350 kPa if ECV fitted). With a water supply pressure of 700 kPa, as the tank temperature reaches 55°C, the internal pressure climbs to 1100 kPa (well above the PTR valve rating). Given this 400 kPa rise, even with a 500 kPa supply, the internal pressure could still reach 900 kPa.

3h: Caution Regarding Glass Lining Of Tank

When making the hot and cold water connections to the tank care should be taken not to apply excessive strain as damage to the tank spigots or glass lining may occur.

3i: Suitability For Installation In Frost Areas

The R134a refrigerant used has a boiling point of –26°Cso there is no risk of damage to the heat pump from frost. Performance may be reduced in very low temperatures but the system will not be damaged by such climatic conditions.

3j: Draining Of Tank

Consideration should be given to the possible necessity of draining the tank at some point. Draining of the tank can be accomplished by the connection of a hose to the cold water inlet and running to a suitable drain. It will be necessary to disconnect the hot water outlet or PTR valve to relieve any partial vacuum created as the water flows out.

3k: Hot Water Connection

The hot water pipe should be connected to the RP ¾ / 20mm socket as shown in the Installation Diagram (Figures 1 & 2). If desired a thermo siphon trap can be installed at the hot water outlet to further reduce heat loss (a “U” shaped loop will form such a trap– see Figures 1 & 2). For the most economical operation of the water heater, it is recommended that all hot water lines be insulated. NOTE: Plugs are supplied with the water heater to plug off the inlet / outlet entries that are not required. Ensure that adequate sealing tape is applied to the plugs for a tight, leak proof seal.

3l: Tempering Valves

Where a tempering valve is fitted on the hot temperature to 50°C as per the plumbing code) “Solar” type water heaters are recommended to function correctly.

water outlet of a Quantum (to reduce water ONLY high performance valves suitable for be used. Standard tempering valves may not

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3m: Electrical Connection

Quantum water heaters are designed for single-phase220/240V A.C supply only. A certified electrician must carry out all electrical work according to the local supply authority regulations and AS3000. A15-ampcircuit breaker must be installed at the power supply for the hot water unit.

A separate circuit breaker is recommended for each unit in the case of multiple installations. The power connection rating for all Quantum water heaters up to 1.7kW is 220-240VAC50Hz 15A.

It is not recommended to wire the system to an earth leakage circuit breaker. There is lot of moisture present while in operation and this can lead to nuisance tripping.

The connection will require an approved, standard 240V 15A On / Off switch or Junction Box in close proximity to the heater. The unit should be connected to Standard Domestic tariff. Off Peak connection is NOT recommended for Quantum heat pump units. If the unit is connected to an “Off Peak” connection, the minimum power availability must be at least 18 hours per day.

The fitted power cord is not to be removed; this cord should be connected with the building wiring in an On / Off switch enclosure or Junction Box. Faulty wiring may void the warranty if damage has been sustained to the compressor or heat pump from such faulty or sub-standardwiring.

3m.1: Safety Notes

Note.1: This water heater is fitted with a thermostat andover-temperatureenergycut-out(both incorporated into the digital controller). Under no circumstances should the water heater be operated without both of these devices being in the circuit. Only a qualified electrician or the manufacturer should carry out replacement.

Note.2: If the supply cord is damaged, the manufacturer or its service agent or other similarly qualified person must replace it in order to avoid hazard.

Caution: The water heater must be filled with water before turning on the electricity

3n: Refrigeration Connections (Split Models Only)

Refrigeration pipe work is very specialized and should only be completed by a licensed tradesperson.

Maximum refrigeration pipe length from the tank connections to the evaporator is 10m.

If the evaporator is mounted below the tank connection point, then a suitable oil trap needs to be installed on the suction line between the evaporator and the heat pump.

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3n.1: Refrigeration Tube Sizes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quantum Model

 

Copper Tube Size - Inlet

Copper Tube Size - Outlet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

340 TIH-134

 

3/8 Inch (9.5mm)

5/8 Inch (15.9mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* When the evaporator is below the tank level on the Titan model use 12.7mm(1/2”) outlet tube.

3o: Caution Regarding Drilling Metal Jacket

This is extremely important and MUST be adhered to without exception!

DO NOT DRILL ANY HOLES IN OUTER METAL JACKET DAMAGE TO REFRIGERATION LINES MAY RESULT

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Figure 1: Installation Diagram (Compact Systems)

Orientation if multiple

Compact units are being installed.

i.e. fan to face out.

 

100 mm Min

Wall

Condensation

 

Drain

 

500 mm

 

 

Power Cord

 

Min

Water

15°

 

Connections

32°

 

 

 

200 mm Min

 

PTR Valve

 

Front Access

NOTE

If installing multiple Compact units, the orientation of the tank will need to be at 90° to the normal arrangement so that the fan points out from the wall rather than along it. This is so that cold air being discharged from one unit is not drawn in by the one next to it. The space between multiple units should be a minimum of 200mm.

Tank Orientation Diagram for Compact Units

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Figure 2: Installation Diagram (Split Systems)

100 mm Min

Wall

 

Power

 

Connection

 

 

200 mm

iM n

Water

35°

 

 

 

Connections

32°

 

 

 

PTR Valve

 

 

Front Access

 

Tank Orientation Diagram For Split Units

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Section 4: OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

4a: Filling The Water Heater

Open all hot water taps. Open isolating valve at the cold-waterinlet and allow the water heater to fill until water flows through the system. Close each hot water tap after the air is expelled from its line.

4b: Water Quality

Your Quantum water heater has been manufactured to suit the water conditions of most Australian metropolitan supplies. Please note that harsh water supplies can have a detrimental effect on the water heater and its life expectancy. If you are unsure about your water quality you can obtain information from your local water supply authority.

By using the correct anode this water heater can be used in areas where the Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) content of the water supply is up to 2500 mg/L. In areas where the TDS exceeds 750mg/L it is possible that the magnesium alloy anode (supplied in the heater) may become over reactive. To alleviate this, the magnesium alloy anode should be replaced with an aluminum alloy anode (Note: Quantum does not supply this).

4c: Caution When Left Operating But Unused

If the water heater is left in an operating condition but unused for two weeks or more, a quantity of hydrogen gas (which is highly flammable) may accumulate in the top of the water cylinder. To dissipate this gas safely it is recommended that a hot tap be turned on for several minutes at a sink, basin or bath, but not a dishwasher, clothes washer or other appliance. During this procedure there must be no smoking, open flame or any other electrical appliance operating nearby. If hydrogen gas is discharged through the tap it will probably make an unusual sound similar to air escaping.

Section 5: SAFETY INFORMATION

DO NOT TURN ON POWER UNLESS THE TANK IS FULL OF WATER

5a: Safety Devices

WARNING: For safe performance this water heater is fitted with:

1.Digital Controller.

2.A thermostat (connected to the digital controller) to manage water temperature.

3.A thermostat (connected to the digital controller) to manage compressor temperature.

4.A non self-settingthermal cut out (incorporated into the digital controller).

5.Combination Pressure & Temperature relief valve.

These devices must not be tampered with or removed.

The water heater must not be operated unless each of these devices is fitted and in working order.

This appliance is not intended for use by young children or the infirm without supervision – young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.

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5b: Important Note Regarding PTR Valve

The Pressure & Temperature relief valve should be checked for adequate performance or replaced at intervals not exceeding 5 years, or less in areas where there is a high incidence of water deposits. Providing there is some discharge from the relief valve during each heating cycle there is no requirement to manually activate the release mechanism on the relief valve. There is a possibility that manually opening the relief valve may allow contamination / grit etc to settle in the valve seat causing continuous leakage. If the relief valve is operated manually it should be done with care.

The Pressure & Temperature relief valve and the drain outlet pipe must not be sealed or blocked. It is normal for small amounts of water to leak from the valve during each heating cycle.

Section 6: MAINTAINANCE & SERVICE INFORMATION

Your Quantum water heater is a completely sealed refrigeration system, similar to a household refrigerator. The maintenance program to be employed on your Quantum is not much different to that required for the maintenance of a standard electric water heater. However, Quantum warranty may be void if any of the following conditions are not met or if the refrigeration lines or components are damaged or altered in any unauthorized way.

6a: The Water Tank

The water tank must not be drilled or punctured. Drilled holes or punctures may damage the refrigeration pipes located on the skin of the water tank. The Quantum tank is a patented design and in fact forms the condenser of the unit; i.e. it is the hot side of the refrigeration circuit. The coils wound around the outside wall of the tank heat the tank more efficiently than any other water heater design. The coils are not in contact with the water so they never corrode or suffer from scaling, meaning the efficiency of the tank will not diminish.

6b: Air Evaporator Coils

Quantum water heaters use evaporator coils to extract heat from the air. The coil is extremely efficient in warm humid weather; however, as temperatures drop to ten degrees or less the coil will begin to collect ice. The coil has been designed with "heat injection" to defrost the coil under such conditions. The heat injection cycle is automatic and is managed by the digital controller. It is important that the air inlet vents are kept clean. Restriction of air-inlet or outlet vents may void warranty if the system has been damaged because of insufficient airflow.

6c: Sacrificial Anode

A sacrificial anode is fitted inside the vitreous enamel lined cylinder. Its purpose is to help protect the cylinder from the corrosive effects of water. Normally, the sacrificial anode should be inspected every fifth year and replaced if necessary. In areas where “hard water” or poor quality water conditions exist, the sacrificial anode must be inspected every second year. Replacement anodes must meet Quantum quality specifications and must be appropriate for local water conditions. The anode socket in the top of the tank is an RP3/4 / 20 thread, an 11/16” socket wrench is required to unscrew it.

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6d: Service Caution – Before Any Work Is Carried Out

Before any electrical components are inspected the System MUST be turned off at the power switch / hot water circuit breaker. Do not touch wiring or any electrical components without supervision or training to Australian (or equivalent) standards.

6e: Thermal Overload (Incorporated in Digital Controller)

All models are fitted with a digital controller for heat pump management. One function of the digital controller is to initiate a shut down and lockout if the compressor reaches a temperature of 105°C. The system will not automatically restart from this. To reset the system the “SET” button on the digital controller must be pressed (hold for 6 seconds). Turning the power off then back on will also perform a reset.

6f: Routine Service

Serving requirements and timing for Quantum heat pump hot water systems.

MAINTENANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YEAR AND MONTH FOR SERVICE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

 

3

 

4

 

 

5

6

 

7

 

8

 

9

 

10

 

REQUIRED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

12

6

12

6

12

6

12

6

 

12

6

12

6

12

6

12

6

12

6

12

 

 

 

Check PTR Valve

x

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Replace PTR Valve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

Replace Anode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

Flush Water Tank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

Check Of Electrical

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Check Of Refrigeration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Check Of Thermostats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Check For Any Corrosion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Check of Plumbing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6f.1: Six Month Service (By Owner)

To be carried out every six months. Operate the Pressure & Temperature relief valve for approximately 10 seconds by activating the release mechanism on the valve to ensure water is released to waste through the relief drainpipe.

It is very important that the mechanism is operated gently. Check to ensure the valve closes correctly.

Note: providing some hot water discharge has been observed from the relief valve during normal heating cycles, manually activating the valve is not necessary and could cause contamination / grit to lodge in the relief valve seat causing constant leakage.

An inspection for any obvious signs of corrosion of the outer case or air intake grills should also be conducted.

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6f.2: Five Year Service (By Authorized Personnel Only)

The five-yearservice should be carried out by a licensed tradesperson every five years. It is recommended that your local Quantum distributor carry out this service. The service should include the following: -

1.Replace the Pressure & Temperature Relief valve.

2.Replace the anode.

3.Flush the water heater.

4.Checking of the refrigeration system.

5.Checking of thermostats, digital controller and electrical components.

If in doubt, contact Quantum Energy Technologies for your nearest distributor or service contractor. Our website www.quantumenergy.com.au also provides an up to date list of Quantum distributors.

6f.3: Access & Removal Of Sacrificial Anode

The anode can be accessed via the heat pump section, to remove.

1.Turn off power to the unit.

2.Remove the screws around the top cover of the heat pump & remove the heat pump top cover.

3.For easier access the front inspection panel on the heat pump section should also be removed.

4.Locate and remove the plastic plug through the centre of the heat pump chassis.

5.The anode head is now accessible and can be unscrewed with a suitable 11/16” socket wrench.

6.Once unscrewed the anode can be drawn out through the top of the tank / heat pump section.

7.The new anode can then be fitted and the heater reassembled.

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6f.4: Flushing Of Water Tank

As with other hot water heater tanks, dissolved solids in the water or scale may accumulate in the bottom of the water tank forming sludge. This is generally less of a problem with Quantum units as no internal elements or burners are used.

If such sludge build-updoes occur the following procedure can be followed to clean out the tank.

1.Turn Off power to the unit.

2.Turn Off water supply to the unit.

3.Remove the blanking plug (brass fitting) from the unused inlet (normally on the right hand side for left hand connected tanks) – the inlets are at the bottom of the tank about 70mm up from the base.

4.Remove the blanking plug from the unused hot water outlet (normally on the right hand side for left hand connected tanks) – the outlets are at the top of the tank.

5.Allow the water to drain from tank, while the water is draining a non-metallicrod may be inserted through the opencold-waterinlet and used to break up any sludge and assist in its removal.

6.Care should be exercised during this procedure so as not to damage the glass lining of the tank. The use of metal rods should be avoided and plastic or wooden rods used instead.

7.Turning the cold water supply back on while the tank is emptying or after the tank has drained and continuing with the mechanical agitation will further assist with the removal of the sludge.

8.Once tank has been cleaned, as much as possible, the cold water should be turned off again and the blanking plugs refitted. Care should be taken to ensure good a hydraulic seal is maintained – the use of plumbing tape will be required.

9.When unit is fully reassembled the cold water supply and power supply can be turned on and the unit allowed to reheat.

6f.5: Refrigeration & Thermostat Servicing

Qualified refrigeration technicians only should service the heat pump. The information provided in Appendix A: Trouble Shooting Guide will provide the necessary information for qualified personnel to service this part of the unit.

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Section 7: RECOGNITION OF ABNORMAL OPERATION

7a: Pressure & Temperature Relief Valve Running

It is not unusual for the Pressure & Temperature Relief valve to allow a small quantity of water to escape during the heating cycle. The amount of discharge will depend on hot water usage. As a guide, if it discharges more than 20 litres of water in 24 hours then there may be a problem.

7a.1: Continuous Trickle

Likely build up of foreign matter. Try gently operating the release mechanism on the Pressure & Temperature Relief valve for a few seconds. This may dislodge any small particles of foreign matter and rectify the fault.

7a.2: Steady Flow

Likely causes are excessive water supply pressure (500kPa Pressure Limiting valve should be fitted), a faulty Pressure & Temperature Relief valve, a faulty or non existent pressure limiting valve or a faulty Thermostat / Digital Controller. Turn off the electricity supply and contact your Quantum distributor or service agent.

7b: No Hot Water

1.Is the Electricity switched on? Check that the isolating switch, to which the Quantum is connected, is on. Check that the switch marked “Water Heater” in the switchboard is on. Are all circuit breakers on? If on Off Peak, is the meter switching on when it should? Note if the system is connected to any form of Off Peak, running out of hot water can be quite common – Off Peak tariffs are not recommended for Quantum water heaters.

2.Check that the thermal overload (on the digital controller) has not been tripped. If so press the “Set” button (hold for 6 seconds) to reset it.

3.Is the Pressure & Temperature Relief valve discharging too much water? See "Pressure & Temperature Relief Valve Running".

4.Do you have the correct size water heater for your requirements? Sizing details are available from your Quantum supplier.

5.Is one outlet (such as the shower) using more hot water than you think? Carefully review the family's hot water usage and if necessary check the shower flow rates with a bucket and a watch. If it is not possible to adjust water usage patterns, an inexpensive flow control valve can easily be fitted to the shower outlet.

7c: High Electricity Bills

1.Is the Pressure & Temperature Relief valve discharging too much water? See "Pressure & Temperature Relief Valve Running”.

2.Is one outlet (such as the shower) using more hot water than you think? See "No Hot Water”.

3.Is there a leaking hot water pipe or dripping hot water tap? A small leak can waste a large quantity of hot water.

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4.Replace faulty tap washers and have your plumber rectify any leaking pipe work.

5.Have any new appliances been installed that might be using the extra power?

6.If there are no water leakages around the building and no excessive usage of hot water, yet electricity bills are higher than normal (without any other appliance being responsible) then it may indicate a problem with the water heater. Contact your nearest Quantum distributor or service agent.

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