MEGA SAUNA TRC70EE Electric Sauna Heater Instruction Manual

MEGA SAUNA TRC70EE Electric Sauna Heater Instruction Manual & troubleshooting

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

Piling of the Sauna Stones
The piling of the sauna stones has a great effect on both the safety and the heating capability of the heater.
Important information on sauna stones:

  • The stones should be 5–10 cm in diameter.
  • Use solely angular split-face sauna stones that are intended for use in a heater. Peridotite, olivine-dolerite and olivine are suitable stone types.
  • Neither light, porous ceramic “stones“ nor soft soapstones should be used in the heater. They do not absorb enough heat when warmed up. This can result in damage in heating elements.
  • Wash off dust from the stones before piling them into the heater.

Please note when placing the stones:

  • The aim is to pile a dense layer of stones against the steel grid and pile the rest of the stones loosely. The dense layer prevents direct heat radiation from overheating materials around the heater. Be especially careful with the corners where the heating elements are near the grid. The loose piling of stones in the middle lets the airflow through the heater, resulting in good heating of the sauna and sauna stones.
  • Do not drop stones into the heater.
  • Do not wedge stones between the heating elements.
  • Pile the stones so that they support each other instead of lying their weight on the heating elements.
  • Support the heating elements with stones so that the elements stay vertically straight.
  • Do not form a high pile of stones on top of the heater.
  • No such objects or devices should be placed inside the heater stone space or near the heater that could change the amount or direction of the air flowing through the heater.MEGA SAUNA TRC70EE Electric Sauna Heater Instruction Manual  & troubleshooting 3

NOTE: A bare heating element can endanger combustible materials even outside the safety distances. Check that no heating elements can be seen behind the stones.

Maintenance
Due to large variations in temperature, the sauna stones disintegrate in use.
Rearrange the stones at least once a year or even more often if the sauna is infrequent use. At the same time, remove any pieces of stones from the bottom of the heater and replace any disintegrated stones with new ones. By doing this, the heating capability of the heater stays optimal and the risk of overheating is avoided.

Pay attention especially to the gradual settling of the stones. Be sure that the heating elements do not appear with time. The stones settle most rapidly within two months of piling.

Heating of the Sauna
When operating the heater for the first time, both the heater and the stones emit smell. To remove the smell, the sauna room needs to be efficiently ventilated.
If the heater output is suitable for the sauna room, it will take about an hour for a properly insulated sauna to reach the required bathing temperature ( 2.3.). The sauna stones normally reach the bathing temperature at the same time as the sauna room. A suitable temperature for the sauna room is about 65–75 °C.

Using the Heater
Before switching the heater on always check that there isn’t anything on top of the heater or inside the given safety distance.

  • When operating the heater for the first time, both the heater and the stones emit a smell. To remove the smell, the sauna room needs to be efficiently ventilated.
  • If the heater output is suitable for the sauna room, it will take about an hour for a properly insulated sauna to reach the required bathing temperature ( 2.3.). The sauna stones normally reach the bathing temperature at the same time as the sauna room.
  • A suitable temperature for the sauna room is about 60–80 °C.

Heater Models TRC70EE, TRC90EE
The heater is equipped with a separate control panel. The heater is in standby mode, when the Harvia logo on the panel is lit.

  • If the logo is not lit, check that power is switched on from the main switch (located under the power unit).
  • The touch panel is calibrated when power is switched on from the main switch. The messa-ge ”calb” is displayed. Do not touch the panel during calibration.

Control panelMEGA SAUNA TRC70EE Electric Sauna Heater Instruction Manual  & troubleshooting 4

  1. Heater on/off
  2.  Heater on with delay
  3.  Optional function (e.g. lighting) on/off
  4. Mode change
  5. Value increase
  6. Value decrease
  7.  Indicator light: Temperature
  8.  Indicator light: Remaining delay time
  9. Indicator light: Remaining on-time
  10.  Indicator light: Dehumidifying interval
  11.  Indicator light: Panel locked

Heater on

POWER BUTTON Press button 1 (long press).
80C 20 C: The set temperature is displayed first, after which the display switches to current sauna room temperature. The heater starts heating immediately.|

Settings

(M)Press button 4.
80C Temperature. The adjustment range is 40–110 °C.
(M) Press button 4.
4:00 Remaining on-time. The minimum value is 10 minutes. The maximum value can be set from additional settings (1–12 h).
(M) Press button 4 to exit.

Heater on with delay
POWER BUTTON: Press button 2 (long press).
0:10: The decrease of remaining delay time is shown until zero appears, after which the heater is switched on.

Settings
(M) Press button 4.
0:10 Delay time. The adjustment range is 0:10–18:00 h.
(M) Press button 4.
80 C Temperature. The adjustment range is 40–110 °C.
(M) Press button 4 to exit.

Additional settings

M+- Open the additional settings menu by pressing the buttons 4, 5 and 6. (Tip: press the right hand side of the panel with your palm.) Hold for 5 seconds.

4:00 Maximum on-time. Adjustment range: family saunas 1–6 h, public saunas in apartment buildings 1–12 h. For longer operating times consult the importer/manufacturer.

(M)  Press button 4.

OFF Sauna dehumidifying interval. Options: 10/20/30 minutes and OFF. The interval will begin when the heater is switched off or when the set on-time runs out. During the interval the heater is on and the sauna room temperature is set at 40 °C. When the time runs out, the heater turns off automatically. The interval can also be stopped manually at any time by pressing the button 1. Dehumidifying helps to keep your sauna in a good condition.

(M) Press button 4.

0 Sensor reading adjustment. The reading can be corrected by +/-10 units. The adjustment does not affect the measured temperature value directly, but changes the measuring curve.

(M) Press button 4.

ON The background light of button 3 can be switched ON or OFF.

(M) Press button 4 To exit.

Heater off

POWER BUTTON: The heater will turn off when the button 1 is pressed, the on-time runs out or an error occurs.

Lock on/off
M+-  The touch panel can be locked and unlocked when in standby mode. Press the right-hand side of the panel with your palm. Hold for 3 seconds.

Water property  Effect  Recommendation 
Humus concentration Colour, taste, precipitates <12 mg/l
Iron concentration Colour, odour, taste, precipitates

 

<0,2 mg/l
Hardness: most important substances are manganese Precipitates Mn: <0,05 mg/l

Ca: <100 mg/l

Chlorinated water Gechlortes Wasser Health risk Forbidden to use
Seawater Rapid corrosion Forbidden to use

Throwing Water on Heated Stones
The air in the sauna room becomes dry when warmed up. Therefore, it is necessary to throw water on the heated stones to reach a suitable level of humidity in the sauna. The effect of heat and steam on people varies – by experimenting, you can find the levels of temperature and humidity that suit you best.
You can adjust the nature of the heat from soft to sharp by throwing water either to the front of the heater or straight on top of the stones. The maximum volume of the ladle is 0.2 litres.
If an excessive amount of water is poured on the stones, only part of it will evaporate and the rest may splash as boiling hot water on the bathers. Never throw water on the stones when there are people near the heater, because hot steam may burn their skin.
The water to be thrown on the heated stones should meet the requirements of clean household water (table 1). Only special aromas designed for sauna water may be used. Follow the instructions given on the package.

Instructions for Bathing

  • Begin by washing yourself.
  • Stay in the sauna for as long as you feel comfortable.
  • Forget all your troubles and relax.
  • According to established sauna conventions, you must not disturb other bathers by speaking in a loud voice.
  • Do not force other bathers from the sauna by throwing excessive amounts of water on the stones.
  • Cool your skin down as necessary. If you are in good health, you can have a swim if a swimming place or pool is available.
  • Wash yourself after bathing.
  • Rest for a while and let your pulse go back to normal. Have a drink of freshwater or a soft drink to bring your fluid balance back to normal.

Warnings

  • Staying in the hot sauna for long periods of time makes the body temperature rise, which may be dangerous.
  • Keep away from the heater when it is hot. The stones and outer surface of the heater may burn your skin.
  • Keep children away from the heater.
  • Do not let young, handicapped or ill people bathe in the sauna on their own.
  • Consult your doctor about any health-related limitations to bathing.
  • Consult your child welfare clinic about taking little babies to the sauna.
  • Be very careful when moving in the sauna, as the platform and floors may be slippery.
  • Never go to a hot sauna if you have taken alcohol, strong medicines or narcotics.
  • Never sleep in a hot sauna.
  • Sea air and a humid climate may corrode the metal surfaces of the heater.
  • Do not hang clothes to dry in the sauna, as this may cause a risk of fire. Excessive moisture content may also cause damage to the electrical equipment.

Symbols descriptions
Read operators manual. Do not cover.

Troubleshooting

All service operations must be done by profes-sional maintenance personnel.

  • The temperature sensor’s measuring circuit broken. Check the red and yellow wires to the temperature sensor and their connections (see figure 5) for faulties.
  • Temperature sensor’s measuring circuit short-circuited. Check the red and yellow wires to the temperature sensor and their connections (see figure 5) for faulties.
  • Overheat protector’s measuring circuit broken. Press the overheat protector’s reset button ( 3.5.). Check the blue and white wires to the temperature sensor and their connections (see figure 5) for faulties.
  • Connection failure in the system. Switch the power off from the main switch. Check the data cable, sensor cable and their connections. Switch the power on.
  • The heater does not heat.
    • Check that the fuses to the heater are in good condition.
    • Check that the connection cable is connected.
    • Check that the control panel shows a higher figure than the temperature of the sauna.
  • Check that the overheat protector has not gone off.
    The sauna room heats slowly. The water thrown on the sauna stones cools down the stones quickly.
  • Check that the fuses to the heater are in good condition.
  • Check that all heating elements glow when the heater is on.
  • Turn the temperature to a higher setting.
  • Check that the heater output is sufficient ( 2.3.).
  • Check the sauna stones
  • Check that the sauna room ventilation has been arranged correctly

The sauna room heats quickly, but the temperature of the stones remains insufficient. Water thrown on the stones runs through.

  • Turn the temperature to a lower setting.
  • Check that the heater output is not too high
  • Check that the sauna room ventilation has been arranged correctly

Panel or other material near the heater blackens quickly.

  • Check that the requirements for safety distances are fulfilled ( 3.2.).
  • Check that no heating elements can be seen behind the stones. If heating elements can be seen, rearrange the stones so that the heating elements are covered completely ( 1.1.).
  • Also see section 2.1.1.

The heater emits smell.

  • See section 1.2.
  • The hot heater may emphasize odours mixed in the air that are not, however, caused by the sauna or the heater. Examples: paint, glue, oil, seasoning.

The heater makes noise.

  • Occasional bangs are most likely caused by stones cracking due to heat.
  • The thermal expansion of heater parts can cause noises when the heater warms up.

SAUNA ROOM

Sauna Room StructureMEGA SAUNA TRC70EE Electric Sauna Heater Instruction Manual  & troubleshooting 5

  1. Insulation wool, thickness 50–100 mm. The sauna room must be insulated carefully so that the heater output can be kept moderately low.
  2. Moisture protection, e.g. aluminium paper. Place the glossy side of the paper towards the sauna. Tape the seams with aluminium tape.
  3. Vent gap of about 10 mm between the moisture protection and panel (recommendation).
  4. Low mass 12–16 mm thick panel board. Before starting the panelling, check the electric wiring and the reinforcements in the walls required by the heater and benches.
  5. Vent gap of about 3 mm between the wall and ceiling panel.
  6. The height of the sauna is usually 2100–2300 mm. The minimum height depends on the heater (see table 2). The space between the upper bench and ceiling should not exceed 1200 mm.
  7. Use floor coverings made of ceramic materials and dark joint grouts. Particles disintegrating from the sauna stones and impurities in the sauna water may stain and/or damage sensitive floor coverings.

NOTE! Check from the fire authorities which parts of the firewall can be insulated. Flues which are in use must not be insulated.
NOTE! Light protective covers which are installed directly to the wall or ceiling may be a fire risk.

Blackening of the Sauna Walls
It is perfectly normal for the wooden surfaces of the sauna room to blacken in time. The blackening may be accelerated by

  • sunlight
  • the heat from the heater
  • protective agents on the walls (protective agents have a poor heat resistance level)
  • fine particles disintegrating from the sauna stones which rise with the airflow.

Sauna Room Ventilation
The air in the sauna room should change six times per hour. Figure 3 illustrates different sauna room ventilation options.MEGA SAUNA TRC70EE Electric Sauna Heater Instruction Manual  & troubleshooting 6

  1. Supply air vent location. If mechanical exhaust ventilation is used, place the supply air vent above the heater. If gravity exhaust ventilation is used, place the supply air vent below or next to the heater. The diameter of the supply air pipe must be 50–100 mm. Do not place the supply air vent so that the airflow cools the temperature sensor (see the temperature sensor installation instructions in the control unit installation instructions)!
  2. Exhaust air vent. Place the exhaust air vent near the floor, as far away from the heater as possible. The diameter of the exhaust air pipe should be twice the diameter of the supply air pipe.
  3. Optional vent for drying (closed during heating and bathing). The sauna can also be dried by leaving the door open after bathing.
  4. If the exhaust air vent is in the washroom, the gap underneath the sauna door must be at least 100 mm. Mechanical exhaust ventilation is mandatory.

Heater Output

When the walls and ceiling are covered with panels and insulation behind the panels is adequate, the heater output is defined according to the volume of the sauna. Non-insulated walls (brick, glass block, glass, concrete, tile, etc.) increase the need for heater output. Add 1,2 m³ to the volume of the sauna for each non-insulated wall square meter. For example, a 10 m³ sauna room with a glass door equals the output requirement of about a 12 m³ sauna room. If the sauna room has log walls, multiply the sauna’s volume by 1,5. Choose the correct heater output from Table 2.

Sauna Room Hygiene
Bench towels should be used during bathing to prevent sweat from getting onto the benches.
The benches, walls and floor of the sauna should be washed thoroughly at least every six months. Use a scrubbing brush and sauna detergent.
Wipe dust and dirt from the heater with a damp cloth. Remove lime stains from the heater using a 10% citric acid solution and rinse.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLATION

Before Installation
Before installing the heater, study the instructions for installation. Check the following points:

  • Is the output and type of the heater suitable for the sauna room? The cubic volumes given in table 2 should be followed.
  • Is the supply voltage suitable for the heater?
  • The location is suitable for the heater ( 3.2.).
    Note! Only one electrical heater may be installed in the sauna room.
    Heater Output Dimensions Stones room
    Width/Depth/Height Weight vol. Height
    kW mm  

    kg

     

    max. kg

    2.3.!  

    min. mm

    min. m³ max. m³
    TRC70EE 6,8 330/330/1100 15,3 50 6 10 1900
    TRC90EE 9,0 330/330/1100 16,3 50 8 14 1900

    TABLE 2: Installation details of the heater

Place and Safety Distances

The minimum safety distances are described in figure 4.

  • It is absolutely necessary to install the heater according to these values. Neglecting them causes a risk of fire.
  • Hot pieces of stone can damage floor coverings and cause a risk of fire. The floor coverings of the installation place should be heat-resistant.

Electrical Connections
The heater may only be connected to the electrical network in accordance with the current regulations by an authorised, professional electrician.

  • The heater is semi-stationarily connected to the junction box (figure 5: B) on the sauna wall. The junction box must be splash-proof, and its maximum height from the floor must not exceed 500 mm.
  • The connecting cable (figure 5: A) must be of rubber cable type H07RN-F or its equivalent. NOTE! Due to thermal embrittlement, the use of PVC-insulated wire as the connecting cable of the heater is forbidden.
  • If the connecting and installation cables are higher than 1 000 mm from the floor in the sauna or inside the sauna room walls, they must be able to endure a minimum temperature of 170 °C when loaded (for example, SSJ). Electrical equipment installed higher than 1 000 mm from the sauna floor must be approved for use in a temperature of 125 °C (marking T125).MEGA SAUNA TRC70EE Electric Sauna Heater Instruction Manual  & troubleshooting 7Figure 4. Safety distances (all dimensions in millimeters)MEGA SAUNA TRC70EE Electric Sauna Heater Instruction Manual  & troubleshooting 8Figure 5. Electrical connections
  • In addition to supply connectors, the TRC70EE and TRC90EE heaters are equipped with a connector (P), which makes the control of the electric heating possible (figure 5). Voltage control is transmitted from the heater when it is switched on. The control cable for electrical heating is brought directly into the junction box of the heater, and from there to the terminal block of the heater along a rubber cable with the same cross-section area as that of the connecting cable.

Installing the Temperature Sensor

Install the sensor as shown in figure 6. Connect the sensor cable to the connector in the heater on a colour-to-colour principle.
The supply air vent of the sauna room must not
be located near the temperature sensor. The air flow near an air vent cools down the sensor, which gives inaccurate temperature readings to the control unit. As a result, the heater might overheat. The air vent’s minimum distance from the sensor (figure 3):

  • omnidirectional air vent: 1 000 mm
  • air vent directed away from the sensor: 500 mm The sensor must be installed to the place defined in these instructions (figure 6). If the minimum dis-tance is not fulfilled, ventilation must be changed.MEGA SAUNA TRC70EE Electric Sauna Heater Instruction Manual  & troubleshooting 9
    Figure 6. Installing the sensor (all dimensions in millimeters)

Installing the Control Panel
The control panel is splashproof and has a small operating voltage. The panel can be installed in the washing or dressing room, or in the living quarters. If the panel is installed in the sauna room, it must be at the minimum safety distance from the heater and at a maximum height of one metre from the floor. Figure 7.
Conductor tubing (ø 30 mm) inside the wall struc-ture allows you to thread the data cable hidden within the wall – otherwise the installation will have to be on the wall surface.MEGA SAUNA TRC70EE Electric Sauna Heater Instruction Manual  & troubleshooting 10
Figure 7. Installing the control panel (all dimensions in millimeters)

Electric Heater Insulation Resistance
When performing the final inspection of the electrical installations, a “leakage” may be detected when measuring the heater’s insulation resistance. The reason for this is that the insulating material of the heating elements has absorbed moisture from the air (storage, transport). After operating the heater for a few times, the moisture will be removed from the heating elements.
NOTE: Do not connect the power feed for the heair flow cools the temperature sensor.

Installing the Heater See figure 8.

  1. Connect cables to the heater
  2. Place the heater and adjust the heater vertically straight using the adjustable legs.
  3. Fix the heater to wall with fixing screws (2 pcs).

Resetting the Overheat Protector
The sensor box contains a temperature sensor and an overheat protector. If the temperature in the sensor’s environment rises too high, the overheat protector cuts off the heater power. Resetting the overheat protector is shown in figure 9.

NOTE: The reason for the going off must be determined before the button is pressed.MEGA SAUNA TRC70EE Electric Sauna Heater Instruction Manual  & troubleshooting 11
Figure 8. Installing the heaterMEGA SAUNA TRC70EE Electric Sauna Heater Instruction Manual  & troubleshooting 12

SPARE PARTSMEGA SAUNA TRC70EE Electric Sauna Heater Instruction Manual  & troubleshooting 13

1 Heating element 2260 W x 3 TRC70EE ZRH-720
2 Heating element 3000 W x 3 TRC90EE ZSE-259
3 Temperature sensor (125 °C) WX248
4 Circuit board WX600
5 Control panel WX601
6 Installation flange ZVR-653
7 Data cable extension 10 m (optional) Data cable 5 m (optional)

Data cable 1,5 m (optional)

Data cable 10 m (optional)

WX313 WX311 WX312 WX315
8 Main switch ZSK-684

We recommend using only the manufacturer’s spare parts.

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