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Aprilaire 500M

24v Bypass Model with Manual Control

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For those rare occurances where an automatic control is not practical, Aprilaire offers a manual control to meet your needs. The Aprilaire Model 500M is the economy version of the 600M intended for use in smaller homes. It takes humidifier innovation to the next level and performs as good as it looks! The Aprilaire 500M is easier than ever to install because it includes a built-in bypass damper, which means fewer parts to install. Plus, the damper is conveniently labeled for summer and winter settings, allowing you to set it for the entire season with no guesswork involved. This humidifier can be installed on the supply or return air ductwork. It is also left or right side reversible. Includes manual control humidistat, water pad, 110v to 24v transformer, and manufacturer's special instructional DVD.

Other items needed for the installation that are not included: 1/4" copper tubing for water line, 1/2" ID plastic tubing for drain, 6" round ducting & elbow for bypass air, 2-conductor 18 to 22 gauge wire. These items are available in our easy installation kit.

 

Type

The two main types of standard humidifiers are the bypass and power fan.

Bypass humidifiers can be installed on either the supply or return plenum and you run a bypass duct to the plenum the unit isn't installed on.

Power-Fan humidifiers can be installed on a vertical run of either the supply or return plenum and uses a fan to distribute humidity into the air stream.

Type
Bypass
Maximum Coverage Area

Maximum coverage area means this humidifier will perform well for home sizes up to the square footage indicated, provided that the home is “tight." A "tight" home is typically one that is sealed well around windows and doors and does not leak air to/from the outdoors.

Maximum Coverage Area
3,000 Square Feet
Water Capacity (GPD)

The amount of water vapor that can be delivered into the home, measured in gallons per day (GPD), that the humidifier can deliver into the space.

Water Capacity (GPD)
16 Gallons/Day
Water Feed Rate
3 Gallons/Hour
Evap. Capacity
.50 Gallons/Hour
Electrical Requirements

The electrical requirements either 24 volts (bypass humidifiers) or 120 volts (power fan humidifiers) that needs to be supplied to the unit.

Electrical Requirements
24 Volts
Remote Sensing Bulb

A remote sensing bulb is a small (about ¼” round) sensor that mounts outside the home and connects by light gauge wire (18 to 22 gauge, 2-conductor) to the humidifier controller. This sensor provides temperature readings to the computerized controller which allows the humidifier to automatically adjust humidity levels in the home based on outside air temperature.

Remote Sensing Bulb
Optional
Bypass Duct Diameter
6 inches
Plenum Opening Size
9.5W x 9.5H inches
Width
15 31/50 Inches
Height
13 Inches
Limited Warranty
5 Years

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