This manual provides
information for installation, operation and maintenance of
your Trion SE400E & SE800E. Before installing and using the
air purifier, carefully
read these instructions to ensure maximum benefits from the
unit, and to avoid
needless service costs that may result from improper
The Trion Eliminator SE400E & SE800E are
commercial air purifiers that have been specifically designed to
remove airborne pollutants - including tobacco smoke, dust, pollen
and mold spores - in rooms and areas where people work or relax.
They are designed to be mounted onto a solid ceiling, semi-recessed
for into a suspended ceiling, or wall mounted (SE400E only). Where
appropriate they can also draw in additional fresh air.
features make them the ideal air purifier for installations into
areas such as offices, conference rooms, restaurants, designated
smoking areas, institutions and waiting rooms or any other place
where people gather.
HOW THEY WORK
The Trion SE400E &
SE800E utilize the principle of Electrostatic Precipitation. Air is
drawn into the intake, through the metal prefilter, which traps lint
and large dust particles. The remaining particles, some as small as
0.01 microns*, pass into a strong electrical field (ionizing
section) where the particles receive an electrical charge. The
charged particles pass onto a series of equally spaced parallel
plates (collector section). Each alternate plate is charged with the
same polarity as the particles, which are repelled, while the
interleaving plates are grounded, and therefore attract and collect
the particles. * The diameter of a human hair is about 100 micron!
2. The Filter System
There are two filters in your air
cleaner - THE PRE-FILTER: This is the mechanical filter that lies
behind the inlet grill. It is designed to remove large particles and
can be washed many times before replacement.
FILTER: This is the deep aluminum assembly (Collector Cell) located
immediately behind the pre-filter and is the heart of your air
cleaner. It uses an electrostatic charge to remove particles so
small that it would take a pile of many millions to cover a pinhead.
When dirty it can be washed and reused indefinitely.
Turn the control switch off before removing cell. Press the two cell
access latches and the hinged door will swing down. Remove
pre-filter by turning pre-filter clip 90 degrees (fig 2). While
supporting the weight of the Collector Cell, loosen the filter
retaining screw (fig 3). The filter retaining plate will now open
allowing the filter to be removed (fig 4). To reinstall the filter,
simply reverse above procedure.
TRION SE800E The two hinged access doors are secured with retaining
screws (fig 3). Release screws to allow the doors to swing down.
Remove the Collector Cells as described above.
The most effective location for the air purifier is
the center of the area to be cleaned because
the dirty air is pulled into the center of the unit
and discharged equally out the four sides. If
more than one unit is required, space them
evenly over the area to be cleaned.
CAUTION: ELECTRONIC AIR CLEANERS CANNOT BE USED IN AREAS WHERE
COMBUSTIBLE GASES OR VAPORS ARE PRESENT.
MECHANICAL The unit has been designed so that it can fit either surface
mounted onto the ceiling, semi-recessed into a T-Bar suspended
ceiling or wall mounted (SE400E only). When installed with a T-Bar
suspended ceiling NEVER support the unit from the TBars, the unit
must be supported from the permanent ceiling.
SUSPENDED CEILING INSTALLATION
To hang the unit into a suspended ceiling, proceed as follows:
Unpack the unit, open filter access door and remove
prefilter and cell (see filter removal in section 2).
Install ¼-20 eyebolts into mounting slots with large
diameter washers and lock-nuts as shown in sketch A.
Alternatively, use drop rods.
Install trim as shown in sketch A.
Select and remove a ceiling tile near the center of the area
to be cleaned by the unit.
Attach a length of safety chain to each of the four eyebolts
or fit threaded rod. Fasten securely.
Lift unit into place and support unit while securing to
permanent ceiling, ceiling joists, etc. See sketch A.
CAUTION: IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE INSTALLER TO ENSURE
ADEQUATE MOUNTING COMPONENTS ARE USED.
DO NOT ALLOW
WEIGHT OF UNIT TO REST ON SUSPENDED CEILING SUPPORT
Make electrical connections as detailed in next section.
Re-install cell and prefilter.
Close access door and unit is ready for operation.
SOLID CEILING MOUNTING To mount the unit to a solid ceiling, proceed as follows:
Unpack the unit, open filter access door and remove prefilter and
cell (see filter removal in section 2).
Select a location near the center of the area to be cleaned. lf
you are fitting to wooden ceiling joists, locate the position of
Using the template provided, drill four holes into the ceiling
and fit four 5/16 lag screws in the joists. Hex-headed screws will
give easier access for final tightening. Do not tighten fully home.
Lift the unit to where the large end of the keyhole slots in the
top of the cabinet fit over the screw heads. Slide the unit so that
the narrow ends of the mounting slots are located under the screw
heads. Tighten the screws fully home.
Install the lockdown location screw as
shown on template.
Make electrical connections as detailed in
Re-install cell and pre-filter.
Close access door and unit is ready for
WALL MOUNTED (SE400E Only)
Filter removal will be simpler if the unit is
positioned with the access door hinge in a
vertical plane. Locate the wall studs and
follow the mounting instructions for SOLID
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
NOTE: This unit is designed to be
permanently connected to fixed
wiring. Installation must comply with
all applicable electrical codes.
Hard wired remote control
Two sets of wiring are required to connect the unit. Main power
to the unit is 120V, 60Hz, 1Ph, rated 5 Amp - Live, Neutral and
Ground. A 5-conductor 5 Amp rated cable is required from the
unit to remote control. Run the 5-conductor cable and the main
power connection through the cable entry knockouts (see Fig. 5)
in the cabinet and connect to the input terminal block (Fig. 6)
as shown in the wiring diagram on page 10 and 11. Mount the
remote control in the desired position and connect the
5-conductor cable leads to the numbered terminals as shown in
the wiring diagram.
Beyond an occasional
wipe down with a damp cloth, the units need little in the way of
However, the units are
designed to collect airborne dirt and from time to time will
require routine servicing to remove the accumulation.
The service interval
varies considerably between applications, but typically will
range from six weeks in a busy bar up to several months in a
operation, the unit will make an occasional snapping noise. This
is caused by large pieces of dirt accumulating on the electronic
filter and is not dangerous. The Trion SE400E & SE800E units
have anti-arcing circuitry to eliminate the nuisance of constant
arcing. If, however, the arcing occurs every minute or two, it
is an indication that the unit needs cleaning.
When a service is due
proceed as follows:
Remove pre-filter and either vacuum clean it or wash as described below.
To clean the electronic filter, soak it in a hot (not boiling), a strong
non-caustic detergent solution cleaner. Trion can supply an excellent detergent-
TriDex obtainable through your Dealer. Alternatively, a dishwasher detergent does
an excellent job. Soak the collector cell for several hours, then rinse with
clean water. Do not physically try to rub the dirt off since this can cause damage to the filter.
Allow the filter to dry thoroughly - preferably overnight- and replace into the
unit or alternatively use force air dry setting on the unit.
Trion has a policy of
continuous product improvement, and reserves the right to make
changes in design and specification without notice.