Duct Booster Install on Relay

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Old 09-19-18, 09:24 PM
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Duct Booster Install on Relay

I am trying to install a duct booster that will turn on when the AC blower turns on. I know I'll have to use a relay, but I'm not sure how to wire it to my control board. I've had a little bit of experience in electrical, I've installed new breakers in my home, outlets, lighting, ect. But nothing like this. The control board is a pcbfm131 rev d. Here is the wiring diagram that was in the unit. The duct booster is a Panasonic Whisperline FV-40NLF1, I believe the amp draw is 1.1. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 
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Old 09-19-18, 10:54 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

I use a setup like in the picture. The RIB is a 24vac coil relay that is controlled from the furnace. Mounted to a standard 4" box you can use a power cord for 120vac in and put a receptacle in a 4" square plate right on the face of the box. Makes for a neat and safe job. This would be installed near the booster and the 24v wiring gets run to the furnace. If you decide to go this way I can give you further instruction in wiring.

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Old 09-20-18, 06:35 AM
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That seems easy enough. I'll need to find that relay.
 
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Old 09-20-18, 11:48 AM
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I left you a link in my post. It's a Functional Devices RIB2401B.
 
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Yep, ordered it. Should be here sat. Now I'll just have to get it wired up correctly when it comes in. I'm super pumped lol.
 
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The wiring diagram.

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I'm pretty sure I hooked it up right, but to be sure, what wire goes to c, and what wire goes to g? As of now, it's not turning on. Right now I have the white and yellow wire to c, and the whatever blue to g.
 
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Old 09-24-18, 04:12 PM
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It's AC..... so there is no polarity. The red LED will come on when the relay sees 24vAC.
The G terminal only becomes live when the blower is running.

You can move the G wire to R as a test.
 
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So just plug the g wire to r and it should turn on?
 
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Yes..... since the R is always hot.
 
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The light def comes on, but the booster does not. I double checked the wiring there and it all looks good. IllI check it out again tomorrow.
 
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You should be able to plug a light into your relay to check if it's switching correctly.
 
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Old 09-28-18, 11:27 AM
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Question, the Blu wire from the switch/ relay, you have an x on it, and the white/black.....that means they are not used?
 
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Yes.... that is correct. The white/black is for activating that relay with 120vAC and the blue wire is for normally closed switch operation. Neither you want.
 
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