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GEA Power Geko fan coil unit

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Operation manual

GEA Power Geko


Fan coil unit for an air of hospitality
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Type code
Unit code
G

1 . U

Controller package
3 . A

2 . 0

1 . B

Valve code

0 . 0

Size

Controller type

Function type

1 = Size 1
2 = Size 2
3 = Size 3

0
2
3
4

2-pipe/4-pipe
T = Thermoelectric (230 V, on/off control)
Q = Thermoelectric (24 V, on/off control)
R = Modulating actuator
(230 V, mod. control)
N = Modulating actuator
(24 V, mod. control)
S = Continuous motor drive
(24 V, 0-10 V analogue signal)
C = Modulating actuator
(230 V, mod. control) + 2 contacts
Combinations (4-pipe)
1 = Cooling = Thermoelectric
(230 V, on/off control)
Heating = Modul. actuator
(230 V, mod. control)
2 = Cooling = Modul. actuator
(230 V, mod. control)
Heating = Thermoelectric
(230 V, on/off control)
3 = Cooling = Thermoelectric
(24 V, on/off control)
Heating = Modul. actuator
(24 V, mod. control)
4 = Cooling = Modul. actuator
(24 V, mod. control)
Heating = Thermoelectric
(24 V, on/off control)
5 = Cooling = Modul. actuator
with 2 auxiliary switches
(230 V, mod. control)
Heating = Modul. actuator
(230 V, mod. control)

Capacity stage

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Terminal box
MATRIX 2000
MATRIX 3000
MATRIX 4000

1 = Capacity stage 1
2 = Capacity stage 2

Controller package no.

Air-flow function

IP20
A =
B =
C =
D =
E =
F =
IP54
G =
H =
I =
K =
L =
M =
N =
Z =

U = Recirculation air unit


Medium-flow function
Heating only
0W
= Warm water
Cooling only
W0
= Chilled water
Cooling or heating
WC = Chilled water Warm water
Cooling and heating
HW = Chilled water Warm water
Coil connection *
Ceiling
3 = Left
4 = Right
Fan speeds
Plastic terminal box with terminal strip
A = Speed 1, 2, 3
B = Speed 2, 3, 4
C = Speed 3, 4, 5
D = Speed 4, 5, 6
F = Speed 5, 6, 7
G = Speed 1, 4, 7
H = Speed 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Sheet-steel electrical control box with
terminal strip or for integrated control
K = Speed 1, 2, 3
L = Speed 2, 3, 4
M = Speed 3, 4, 5
N = Speed 4, 5, 6
P = Speed 5, 6, 7
Q = Speed 1, 4, 7
R = Speed 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Thermal contacts
0 = with integrated thermal contacts
1 = with thermal contacts with external leads
Condensate pump
0 = With condensate drain
1 = With condensate pump **
* Connection side from front with view of discharge
** Sheet-steel electrical control box required

Operator panel
MATRIX OP21C
MATRIX OP30C
MATRIX OP31C
MATRIX OP44C
MATRIX OP50C
MATRIX OP51C
MATRIX OP21I
MATRIX OP30I
MATRIX OP31I
MATRIX OP44I
MATRIX OP50I
MATRIX OP51I
MATRIX.IR
No operator panel

Unit type
Master unit, operator panel
A = Included
C = No operator panel
Slave unit
D = No operator panel
Unit with
Z = Terminal box

Water connection
2
3
8
9

2-way (cooling), 2-way (heating)


3-way (cooling), 3-way (heating)
2-way (cooling), 3-way (heating)
3-way (cooling), 2-way (heating)

Circuit 1 (2-pipe cooling/heating, 4-pipe cooling)


03
04
06
10
16
25
40

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Kvs value 0.25


Kvs value 0.40
Kvs value 0.63
Kvs value 1.0
Kvs value 1.6
Kvs value 2.5
Kvs value 4.0

(R, N, S, C)
(R, N, S, C)
(R, N, S, C)
(R, N, S, C)
(R, N, S, C, T, Q)
(R, N, S, C, T, Q)
(R, N, S, C)

Circuit 2 (4-pipe heating)


03
04
06
10
16
25
40

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=
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=

Kvs value 0.25


Kvs value 0.40
Kvs value 0.63
Kvs value 1.0
Kvs value 1.6
Kvs value 2.5
Kvs value 4.0

(R, N, S, C)
(R, N, S, C)
(R, N, S, C)
(R, N, S, C)
(R, N, S, C, T, Q)
(R, N, S, C, T, Q)
(R, N, S, C)

Shut-off valves water inlet and outlet


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Without shut-off valves


With shut-off valves

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Table of Contents
1

Safety and user information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8


1.1

Symbols used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

1.2

Safety instructions: Warning notices and danger symbols . . . . . . . . . 9

1.3

Safety-conscious working . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

1.4

Qualification of personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

1.5

Proper use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

1.6

Improper use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Technical description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
2.1

Parts of basic unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

2.2

Material specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

2.3

Range of application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

2.4

2.3.1

Inlet temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

2.3.2

Unit and heat exchanger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

2.3.3

Valves with modulating actuators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

2.3.4

Valves with thermoelectric actuators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

2.3.5

Valves with continuous actuators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
2.4.1

2.5

2.6

2.7

Basic unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Unit data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
2.5.1

Unit weight and water content of the heat exchanger . . . . 19

2.5.2

Air volume flow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

2.5.3

Electrical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Condensate pump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
2.6.1

Function of condensate drain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

2.6.2

Technical data and capacity of condensate pump . . . . . . 21

Air-side accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Transport and storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24


3.1

Transport safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

3.2

Scope of delivery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

3.3

Packaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

3.4

Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

3.5

Temporary storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

3.6

Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

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Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
4.1

Installation location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

4.2

Recommended inspection opening for maintenance work


on the basic unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

4.3

Preparing for installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

4.4

Unit installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Installation with various fixings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

4.4.2

Installation with suspension rail (accessory) . . . . . . . . . . 30

4.4.3

Assembly of modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

4.4.4

Installation of flexible discharge connector . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Hydraulic connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
5.1

General information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

5.2

Overview of valves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

5.3

Connection for heating and cooling water for units


without valves or with valves by others . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

5.4

4.4.1

5.3.1

Fitting the connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

5.3.2

Medium connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Connection for heating and cooling water for units


with valves fitted by the manufacturer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
5.4.1

Fitting the connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

5.4.2

Medium connection in a 2-pipe system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

5.4.3

Medium connection in a 4-pipe system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

5.5

Connecting the condensate drain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

5.6

Connecting the condensate pump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Electrical connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
6.1

Connection diagrams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

6.2

Terminal box or electrical control box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

6.3

Fan speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
6.3.1

6.4

Connection for a control by others . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

6.5

Overview of the GEA MATRIX control printed circuit boards . . . . 46

6.6

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7-speed motor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

6.5.1

MATRIX 2001 and MATRIX 3001 controller type . . . . . . . 46

6.5.2

MATRIX 4001 and MATRIX 4001+IO controller type . . . . 47

Fitting the operator panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

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6.7

6.8

6.7.1

Connecting the mains voltage for the controller . . . . . . . . 49

6.7.2

Connecting the control cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

6.7.3

Connecting the bus connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

6.7.4

Connecting the external sensor (optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

6.7.5

Connecting the flow sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

6.7.6

Connecting the room temperature sensor/


return air sensor (optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

6.7.7

Connecting the supply air sensor (when retrofitting) . . . . . 55

6.7.8

Connecting operation and fault messages . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

6.7.9

Connecting function inputs and function outputs . . . . . . . . 56

Network and connection shielding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57


6.8.1

Group structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

6.8.2

Network structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

6.8.3

Network topologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

6.8.4

Line structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

6.8.5

Line structure with stub line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

6.8.6

Network set-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Commissioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
7.1

7.2

Electrical connection with GEA MATRIX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Safety inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
7.1.1

Before commissioning, ensure that the following


conditions are true: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

7.1.2

The following checks should be made before


commissioning: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Check of the control and shut-off valves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67


7.2.1

Checking the control valves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

7.2.2

Adjustment of the shut-off valves (variant) . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

7.2.3

Shut-off valve for control valves to kvs value 1.6 (1/2")


on fan coil units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

7.2.4

Shut-off valve for control valves from kvs value 2.5 (3/4")
to kvs value 4.0 (3/4") on fan coil units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

7.3

Bleeding the system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

7.4

Checking the condensate drain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

7.5

Terminating resistors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

7.6

Address setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

7.7

Setting the limitation functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

7.8

Switch on unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

7.9

Checking the data connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79


7.9.1

Checking the control cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

7.9.2

Checking the data connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

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7.10 Checking the control inputs and control outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80


7.10.1

Function input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

7.10.2

Operating programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

7.11 Checking the condensate pump (cooling units with


condensate pump only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
7.12 Functionality by use of GEA MATRIX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

7.12.1

Fan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

7.12.2

Valves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

7.12.3

Condensate pump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

7.12.4

Support mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

7.12.5

Room frost protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

7.12.6

Summer / winter compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

7.12.7

Filter replacement indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

Troubleshooting and maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86


8.1

Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

8.2

Quarterly maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
8.2.1

8.3

Half-yearly maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
8.3.1

8.4

8.5

8.6

Clean or replace the filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88


Checking the fan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Annual maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
8.4.1

Cleaning the sound attenuator module (variant) . . . . . . . 90

8.4.2

Check the screw connections of the pipes . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

8.4.3

Checking the electrical connections and earthing . . . . . . 91

8.4.4

Bleeding the heat exchanger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

8.4.5

Cleaning the lateral condensate tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

8.4.6

Checking the valves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Before the cool weather period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92


8.5.1

Cleaning the humidity sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

8.5.2

Checking the functioning of the condensate pump . . . . . 93

Breakdowns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

Declaration of conformity

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Safety and user information


Power Geko fan coil units are developed and manufactured in accordance with
current technological standards and recognised safety standards and guidelines
and conform with the EC machine directive.
Power Geko fan coil units are reliable and conform to a high quality standard. This
product range combines progressive technology with a high level of user
friendliness and ease of maintenance.
However, a risk of injury to the user or third parties or the possibility of damage to
the unit or other objects is inevitably present in all fan coil units. For this reason,
you should take note of and follow all safety instructions. Ignoring the safety
instructions can cause risks to personal health and safety, environmental damage
and/or extensive material damage.
Observing the safety instructions in the operation manual will help you to avoid
risks, run the unit economically and obtain the full benefit of the product.
The safety aspects dealt with in this chapter are valid for the entire operating
manual.

1.1

Symbols used
The following symbols are used for particular text sections in this operation
manual:
This symbol indicates a list.
Instructions for action are identified with this symbol.
9 The results of an action are identified with this symbol.

USER INFORMATION
User information enables optimum, economical and environmentally friendly
use and handling of the technology.

RECYCLING
This symbol refers to the appropriate recycling of packaging materials and
expired components (separated according to metals, plastics etc.).

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Safety and user information

Safety instructions: Warning notices and danger symbols


All information in this chapter is important and relevant for safety. For this reason,
not all information in this chapter is indicated with special danger symbols.
In subsequent chapters of this manual, warning notices are indicated by a
pictograph. General safety instructions regarding actions are listed at the
beginning of the respective chapter and special safety instructions on specific
steps are listed along with the respective steps. The following warning notices are
used:
DANGER FROM ELECTRICAL CURRENT!
Indicates a danger of electric shock that can cause personal injury or death and
can also cause material damage.
DANGER OF SCALDING!
Indicates a danger of scalding by escaping hot liquids that can cause personal
injury or death and can also cause material damage.
DANGER FROM ROTATING UNIT PARTS!
Indicates a danger that can cause personal injury or death and can also cause
material damage.
DANGER DUE TO OVERHEAD LOADS!
Indicates a danger that can cause personal injury or death and can also cause
material damage.
PERSONAL INJURY!
Indicates a danger (other than the types of danger listed above) that can cause
personal injury or death and can also cause material damage.
DAMAGE TO THE UNIT!
Indicates a danger that can cause mainly material damage, which may also
lead to personal injury.
ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE!
This symbol warns you against damage to the environment.

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Safety-conscious working
Take the following safety precautions for your own safety:
DANGER FROM ELECTRICAL CURRENT!
Before undertaking any work on the unit, power the unit down to avoid injury
from electrical current. Check that the unit is switched off and ensure that the
unit is secured against being switched back on at an appropriate point of the
on-site power supply.
DANGER OF SCALDING!
Before performing work on the valves or the inlet or outlet pipes, seal off the
heating medium or cooling medium inlet to prevent scalding. Do not begin work
until the heating medium has cooled down.
DANGER FROM ROTATING UNIT PARTS!
Rotating fan wheels can cause injury! Before performing any work on the unit,
ensure that it is powered down. Ensure that the unit is secured against being
switched back on at an appropriate point of the on-site power supply.
DANGER DUE TO OVERHEAD LOADS!
Wear a helmet and safety boots to prevent injury from falling components,
especially when fitting the unit to the ceiling. Ceiling installations should always
be performed by two people.
PERSONAL INJURY!
Always wear protective gloves when moving or fitting the unit to avoid injury
from sharp edges.

The accident prevention regulations apply (VBG1, BGV A2 (formerly: VBG4),


VBG7w, VBG9a) and the generally acknowledged technical regulations,
particularly DIN VDE 0100, DIN VDE 0105.

1.4

Qualification of personnel
The unit must be installed, operated and maintained only by qualified, specially
trained and authorised persons. The following tasks described in the operating
and maintenance instructions may only be performed by qualified personnel:

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Transport/storage
Installation
Hydraulic connection
Electrical connection
Commissioning
Maintenance

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1.5

Safety and user information

Proper use
Power Geko series fan coil units are designed exclusively for heating, filtering and
cooling purposes. Water or water/glycol (max. 50 %) can be used as the medium.
The following limit values apply to the medium for operating Cu/Al heat
exchangers:
Parameter

Unit

pH value (at 20 C)

7.5 - 9

Conductivity (at 20 C)
Oxygen content

Value

O2

Total hardness

S/cm

< 700

mg/l

< 0.1

dH

1 - 15

Dissolved sulphur

Sodium

Na+

not detectable
mg/l

< 100

Iron

Fe2+, Fe3+

mg/l

< 0.1

Manganese

Mn2+

mg/l

< 0.05

Ammonium content

NH4+

mg/l

< 0.1

Chloride

Cl-

mg/l

< 100

Sulphate

SO42-

mg/l

< 50

Nitrite

NO2

mg/l

< 50

Nitrate

NO3-

mg/l

< 50

Tab. 1-1: Limit values for the medium in closed heating and cooling circuits

DAMAGE TO THE UNIT!


On open systems (e.g. when using well water), the water used should
additionally be cleansed of suspended matter by means of a filter which should
be located in the inlet. Otherwise there is a risk of erosion due to suspended
matter (observe limit values in Tab. 1-1).
You must also ensure that the unit is protected from dust and other substances
that cause an acidic or alkali reaction when combined with water (aluminium
corrosion).
The Power Geko must only be used in closed rooms.
The Power Geko can be fitted in the false ceiling.
If the unit is used for any other purpose or a purpose that exceeds the scope of
these instructions, then this is regarded as improper use. The manufacturer or
supplier is not liable for any resulting damage: the user bears the full risk.
The user is responsible for proper use.
Proper use also includes observance of the operation manual and the
inspection and maintenance conditions stipulated by GEA.

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Improper use
The Power Geko must not be operated:
to treat fresh air,
in locations where there is a risk of explosion
in wet areas or
in locations with high dust levels or aggressive air

PERSONAL INJURY AND MATERIAL DAMAGE!


Improper use can cause personal injury and material damage.

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Technical description

Technical description

2.1

Parts of basic unit

10
11
3

Fig. 2-1:
Pos. 1:
Pos. 2:
Pos. 3:
Pos. 4:
Pos. 5:
Pos. 6:

Parts of basic unit


Retaining bracket
Heat exchanger
Basic casing with insulation
Filter element
Main condensate tray
Fan with housing

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Pos. 8:
Pos. 9:
Pos. 10:
Pos. 11:

Sheet-steel electrical control box


Quick-release locks for inspection cover
Inspection cover
Condensate pump
Lateral condensate tray

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Various unit parts from Fig. 2-1 are described in more detail below.
Retaining bracket (Pos. 1)
The retaining brackets are used to mount the unit on the ceiling as well as for the
assembly of air-side accessories.
Heat exchanger (Pos. 2)
The heat exchanger for chilled and warm water has connecting spigots with 1/2"
internal thread and air vents and drain valves. Depending on how it is used, the
heat exchanger is equipped with two connecting spigots (water inlet and outlet in
the 2-pipe system) or with four connecting spigots (water inlet and outlet in the
4-pipe system).
Basic casing with insulation (Pos. 3)
The basic casing is made of galvanised sheet steel and is insulated internally.
Filter element (Pos. 4)
The filter element consists of a filter hose with a changing frame and plastic
retaining strips.
Main condensate tray (Pos. 5)
The main condensate tray both collects the condensate that gathers in the Power
Geko and also acts as a holding plate for the fan(s).
Fan with housing (Pos. 6)
The fan consists of one or several centrifugal fans and is designed as a single fan.
The centrifugal fans are equipped with low-noise, maintenance-free sleeve
bearings. The motor has a motor protection via integrated thermal contacts
(optionally with external leads). It has IP20 protection class and is of insulation
class F.
Sheet-steel electrical control box (Pos. 7)
Depending on the unit application, the galvanised steel-sheet electrical control
box contains the following:
One or more printed circuit board(s)
Contactors/relays
Terminal strip(s).

NOTE:
Depending on the model, the unit may also be equipped with a plastic terminal
box.

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Quick-release locks for inspection cover (Pos. 8)


The inspection cover can be opened by turning the quick-release locks
anticlockwise through 90.
Inspection cover (Pos. 9)
The inspection cover facilitates convenient access to the interior of the unit.
Condensate pump (Pos. 10)
The condensate pump (optional) transports the condensate that collects in the
lateral condensate tray into collection or drainage systems located higher up.
Lateral condensate tray (Pos. 11)
The lateral condensate tray collects the condensate from the valves and
connection fittings, gathers the condensate from the main tray and transports the
condensate to the external condensate pipe.

2.2

Material specification

Unit part

Material

Retaining bracket

Galvanised sheet steel

Basic casing with


insulation

Galvanised sheet steel, insulated with glass wool ribs, lined on one side, including
aluminium foil with layered mesh reinforcement,

Heat exchanger

Copper/aluminium (copper/copper, copper/aludyne)

Variable-speed motor
with capacitor

Various materials

Connecting cable

Various materials

Fan with housing

Galvanised sheet steel; plastic

Main condensate tray

Galvanised sheet steel with polyethylene thermal insulation on the underside

Filter element

Filter fleece, synthetic

Lateral condensate tray

Galvanised sheet steel with polyethylene thermal insulation on the underside

Tab. 2-1: Material specification of the unit parts

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Range of application

2.3.1 Inlet temperature

Medium inlet temperature or evaporation temperature in C

To prevent condensate from forming on non-insulated casing parts when the


temperature falls below the dew point during cooling operation, certain minimum
inlet temperatures apply. These are dependent on the temperature and the
relative humidity of the room air surrounding the unit. Refer to the following
diagram for details.

Fig. 2-2:

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Room temperature in C
Minimum permissible medium inlet temperature as a function of the room air state;
air pressure = 1013 hPa; = relative humidity

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2.3.2 Unit and heat exchanger


Unit and heat exchanger

Values

Max. operating pressure/temperature

1.6 MPa (16 bar)/110 C

Max. permissible ambient temperature

40 C

Min. permissible ambient temperature

2 C

Operating voltage

230 V AC, 50/60 Hz

Power consumption/protection class

See plate

Max. discharge temperature

75 C (risk of burning)

Tab. 2-2: Range of application for unit and heat exchanger


Size

Capacity
stage

1
2
3

Maximum water flow rate [l/h]


2-pipe
cooling or heating
circuit

4-pipe
cooling circuit
heating circuit

489

245

489

489

978

489

1467

1467

1467

489

1467

1956

Tab. 2-3: Maximum permissible medium volume flows


2.3.3 Valves with modulating actuators
Valves with modulating actuators
230 V / 24 V
Max. operating pressure/inlet temperature

Values
230 V

24 V

1.6 MPa (16 bar)/120 C

Max. permissible ambient temperature

60 C

Operating voltage

230 V AC
50/60 Hz

24 V AC
50/60 Hz

Power consumption/protection class

7 VA/IP43

0.7 VA/IP43

Running time
Water

120 s (50 Hz)


100 s (60 Hz)
Max. 50 % glycol content
permissible

Tab. 2-4: Range of application for valves with modulating actuators

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Valves with 230 V modulating actuators


and two potential-free auxiliary switches

Values

Max. operating pressure/inlet temperature

1.6 MPa (16 bar)/120 C

Max. permissible ambient temperature

60 C

Operating voltage

230 V AC, 50/60 Hz

Power consumption/protection class

7 VA/IP 43

Running time

150 s (50 Hz); 125 s (60 Hz)

Load capacity of auxiliary switches

max. 5 (1) A/250 V


max. 100 mA/24 V

Water

Max. 50 % glycol content


permissible

Tab. 2-5: Range of application for valves with modulating actuators and auxiliary
switches
2.3.4 Valves with thermoelectric actuators
Valves with thermoelectric actuators
230 V / 24 V
Max. operating pressure/inlet temperature

Values
230 V

24 V

1.6 MPa (16 bar)/120 C

Max. permissible ambient temperature


Operating voltage

50 C
230 V AC
50/60 Hz

Power consumption/protection class

3 VA/IP43

Running time
Water

24 V AC
50/60 Hz

Approx. 180 s
Max. 50 % glycol content
permissible

Tab. 2-6: Range of application for valves with thermoelectric actuators


2.3.5 Valves with continuous actuators
Valves with continuous actuators

Values

Max. operating pressure/inlet temperature

1.6 MPa (16 bar)/120 C

Max. permissible ambient temperature

55 C

Operating voltage

24 VAC, 50/60 Hz

Analogue control signal

0 ... 10 (2 ... 10) V

Power consumption/protection class

1.4 VA/IP40

Running time

150 s (50 Hz); 125 s (60 Hz)

Water

Max. 50 % glycol content


permissible

Tab. 2-7: Range of application for valves with continuous actuators

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Technical description

Dimensions

2.4.1 Basic unit


Pos. 1: Basic unit
Pos. 2: Sheet-steel electrical control box
Pos. 3: Lateral condensate tray

3
b+40

2
Fig. 2-3:

Dimensions of the basic unit

Size
b [mm]

610

1210

1660

Tab. 2-8: Size-dependent width dimensions of basic unit

2.5

Unit data

2.5.1 Unit weight and water content of the heat exchanger


Size

Weight1)
[kg]

Water content
[l]
2-pipe

1)

4-pipe

LG2) 1

LG2) 2

Cooling circuit

Heating circuit

45

1.1

1.4

1.1

0.3

65

2.2

2.9

2.2

0.8

80

3.0

4.0

3.0

1.1

Basic unit weight excluding accessories 2) LG = capacity stage

Tab. 2-9: Unit weight and water content of the heat exchanger

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2.5.2 Air volume flow


Size

Air volume flow [m/h]


Fan speeds
1

535

655

735

795

880

940

985

1040

1245

1410

1580

1690

1815

1900

1530

1810

2050

2255

2410

2550

2695

Tab. 2-10: Air volume flow (unrestricted air intake and discharge)
2.5.3 Electrical data
Electrical data of the fan motors
Size

Current consumption (max.)


[A]

Power consumption (max.)


[W]

0.93

208

1.91

402

2.55

589

Tab. 2-11: Electrical data of the fan motors at 230 V, 50 Hz


Electrical data of the valve actuators
2- and 3-way valves
On/off control mode
(thermoelectric actuator)
Starting
current
[A]

Operating
current
[A]

2- and 3-way valves


Modulating control mode
(modulating actuator)

Power
consumption
[W]

Current
consumption
[A]

Power
consumption
[W]

2- and 3-way valves


Continuous mode
(continuous actuator)
Current
consumption
[A]

Power
consumption
[W]

230 V

24 V

230 V

24 V

230 V

24 V

230 V

24 V

230 V

24 V

24 V

24 V

0.3

0.6

0.013

0.09

0.03

0.03

0.7

0.06

1.4

Tab. 2-12: Electrical data of the valve actuators at 230 V, 50 Hz and 24 V, 50 Hz (and 0-10 V actuating signal)
NOTE:
Observe the fusing values provided in the connection diagrams
(see Chapter 6, Tab. 6-1).

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2.6

Technical description

Condensate pump
Condensate which forms on cooling devices is collected in the lateral condensate
tray. If no natural drainage fall exists, a condensate pump needs to be installed.
This transports the condensate into collection or drainage systems located higher up.

2.6.1 Function of condensate drain


In addition to the condensate pump, two separate humidity sensors with the
following functions are installed on the lateral condensate tray:
1st sensor:

Activation of pump when specified fill level of lateral condensate tray is


exceeded.
Deactivation of pump when fill level of lateral condensate tray falls below
minimum.

2nd sensor:

Triggers alarm if the maximum permissible fill level is exceeded.

2.6.2 Technical data and capacity of condensate pump


The maximum operating pressure of the pump is 0.1 MPa (1 bar); the maximum
flow rate is 10 l/h. In Fig. 2-5, the pump's capacity is specified in l/h in relation to
the head.

Fig. 2-4:
Pos. 1:
Pos. 2:
Pos. 3:
Pos. 4:

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Condensate pump
Condensate pump
Suction hose with strainer
Pressure hose for on-site condensate connection (1.5 m long)
Fill level sensors with protective cover

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Technical data of the condensate pump


Technical data

Values

Operating voltage

230 V AC / 50 Hz

Starting current

Max 0.63 A

Operating current

0.08 A

Power consumption

18 W

Protection class

IP64

Max. head

10 m

Max. water volume flow

10 l/h

Sound power level

at H = 0m
at H = 4m

39 dB(A)
41 dB(A)

Tab. 2-13: Condensate pump technical data

Capacity of condensate pump

Fig. 2-5:

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Capacity of condensate pump (head/discharge volume)

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Technical description

Air-side accessories
The following accessories can be supplied for the Power Geko fan coil unit:

Designation

Order no.

Design

Flexible discharge connector

ZGP#204 discharge
ZGP#105 intake

Fire classification B1

Air-intake plenum with


circular spigot, insulated

ZGP#107

Plenum with DN 200 circular spigot, galvanised sheet


steel with sound and thermal insulation on inner face.

Air discharge plenum with


circular spigot, insulated

ZGP#206

Plenum with DN 200 circular spigot, galvanised sheet


steel with sound and thermal insulation on inner face.

Cap

ZGP0301

Galvanised sheet steel, for capping DN 200 circular


spigot.

Sound attenuator for


installation on suction side

ZGP#114

Module made of galvanised sheet steel with soundinsulating panels

Sound attenuator for


installation on discharge side

ZGP#215

Module made of galvanised sheet steel with soundinsulating panels

Suspended rail

ZGP0075
ZGP0135
ZGP0195

For quick installation of the basic unit and accessories


with M8 threaded rods and fixings

750 mm
1350 mm
1950 mm

Tab. 2-14: Power Geko air-side accessories


NOTE:
The # symbol is a place holder for the respective unit size.

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Transport and storage

3.1

Transport safety
DANGER DUE TO OVERHEAD LOADS!
It is extremely dangerous to stand under overhead loads.
Make sure that no-one is standing under an overhead load!
DAMAGE TO THE UNIT!
Improper transport can cause damage to the fan coil unit.
If damage has been caused by impacts to the unit or by dropping it, carefully
check that the fan coil unit is working correctly.
Take care when transporting the fan coil unit!

3.2

Scope of delivery
As soon as the unit has been delivered, remove the packaging and check the unit
for any damage caused in transit (if so, submit a complaint to the carrier), and
check that the shipment is complete and correct. To do so, compare the details
of the unit nameplate with the details on the delivery note.
This also applies to all accessories. Missing parts or damage in transit can only
be claimed against the transport insurance if the damage has been confirmed by
the carrier.

3.3

Packaging
The unit is shipped on pallets and packaged in shrink wrap The protective cap
on the unit discharge port should only be removed when the unit is commissioned
or if accessories are to be mounted on the discharge side.

3.4

Transport
DAMAGE TO UNIT AND PERSONAL INJURY!
Use protective gloves to avoid injury due to sharp edges.
Ensure that at least two people carry the Power Geko to avoid injury.
In the case of palletised deliveries, use only lifting and transport vehicles
with sufficient carrying capacity.
Secure the load during transit to prevent it from tipping or falling.

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Transport and storage

Horizontal transport
Only lift and carry the Power Geko on both sides by the suspension fixtures or by
holding on to the lower edge of the unit (see Fig. 3-1).

Fig. 3-1:

3.5

Transport

Temporary storage
When storing the unit for a temporary period, the following points must be noted:
Store the fan coil unit in its original packaging.
The storage location must be protected from the elements, dry and free of
dust. Humidity must be between 50 and 85 % r.h. The storage temperature
must be between -10 to +50 C.

DAMAGE TO THE UNIT!


Any residual water must be removed from the heat exchanger!
Frost risk!

3.6

The fan coil unit must be protected from impacts, vibrations etc.

Disposal
RECYCLING!
Ensure that operating supplies, packaging and replacement parts are disposed
of in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. Use any available local
recycling facilities and observe recycling regulations.
During disposal, the parts of the units should be separated as far is possible and
sorted by material type (see also Material specification on page 15).

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Installation
DANGER FROM ELECTRICAL CURRENT!
Ensure that the intended drilling area is free from electrical cables or pipes
before drilling.
PERSONAL INJURY!
There is a risk of accidents due to parts dropping down and sharp edges.
When installing the unit, wear a helmet, safety footwear and protective gloves.
Ceiling installations should always be performed by two people.
NOTE:
You must ensure that no mechanical deformation or twisting occurs during
installation of all models in all installation locations.

4.1

Installation location
The type, condition and ambient temperature of the installation location must be
suitable for the fan coil unit in question (see Chapter 1.5 and Chapter 1.6).
Observe the following points:
Only install the unit in enclosed spaces.
Ceiling or mounting systems must be capable of bearing the weight of the unit,
including any accessories.
Ensure that suitable fixings (screws, plugs, etc.) are used which correspond
with the overall weight of the unit and nature of the suspension points.

NOTE:
Discuss and create any wall and ceiling openings together with an architect or
structural engineer and the building contractor.

NOTE:
Please note that the protective cover on the air outlet of the Power Geko should
not be removed until the unit has been commissioned or accessories on the
discharge side have been mounted.

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Installation

Recommended inspection opening for maintenance work on the basic unit


It is recommended for all inspection and maintenance work on the basic unit that
an inspection opening with minimum dimensions of B x 685 mm (see Fig. 4-1) is
provided in the false ceiling.

302

685

585

b + 40
b max
B

Fig. 4-1:

Inspection opening (B x 685 mm)

Pos. 1: Lateral condensate tray


Pos. 2: Sheet-steel electrical control box
Pos. 3: Filter behind inspection cover

Size

b [mm]

610

1210

1660

bmax [mm]

924

1524

1974

B [mm]

1124

1724

2174

Tab. 4-1: Dimensions of basic unit and inspection opening


NOTE:
Please note that if accessories have been mounted, additional or larger
openings may need to be provided.

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Preparing for installation


Depending on the model, the pipes may be connected from the left or the right.
The following fitting distances must be observed:
Position no.,
see Fig. 4-2

Reason

Fitting distance
[mm]

For unobstructed inflow of


air from the rear

200
at rear

For installation tasks, e.g.


for opening the terminal
box from the side

200
at the side

Tab. 4-2: Fitting distances

Fig. 4-2:

Fitting distances

NOTE:
The minimum distance between the top edge of the unit and the ceiling of the
room should be 80 mm.

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Installation

Unit installation

4.4.1 Installation with various fixings


Retaining brackets are provided for securing the units (two on each side, see
Fig. 4-4). You will require fixings which correspond with the fixing method used
(see Fig. 4-3).
For the installation, at least 4 holes are required (2 on each side).
For the position of the retaining bracket, see Chapter 4.4.3.
DAMAGE TO THE UNIT!
The installation must provide for an unobstructed flow of air to and from the unit
during subsequent operation.
The distance between the top edge of the unit and the ceiling of the room
should be at least 80mm.

Ceiling

Z-type mounting
rail (on-site)

U-profile rail
with sliding block (on-site)

Threaded rod
M8 (on-site)

Spring elements
(on-site)

Fig. 4-3:

Spring elements
(on-site)

Make sure that there is sufficient room for


the valve installation.
Provide a suitable means of connecting the
fixing angle (for examples, see Fig. 4-3).
Attach the Power Geko with screw
connections.
Use a spirit level for precise vertical and
horizontal alignment of the Power Geko
(see Fig. 4-4).
Tighten the screws.

Examples of fixing methods


NOTE:
To minimise the transmission of residual structure-borne sound, the use of
standard spring elements is recommended.

Pos. 1: Retaining bracket

Fig. 4-4:

Installing the Power Geko


NOTE:
Trouble-free condensate drainage or a trouble-free functionality of the
condensate pump can on be insured if the unit is installed horizontally.

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4.4.2 Installation with suspension rail (accessory)


To enable simple and fast installation, suspension rails are available as
accessories.
Retaining brackets are provided for securing the units. The fixings for the unit
including threaded rods and screws are included in the accessory package.
For the position of the retaining bracket, see Chapter 4.4.3.
DAMAGE TO THE UNIT!
The installation must provide for an unobstructed flow of air to and from the unit
during subsequent operation.
The distance between the top edge of the unit and the ceiling of the room
should be at least 80 mm.

Fig. 4-5:

Make sure that there is sufficient room for


the valve installation.
Fix the suspension rail to the underside of
the room ceiling using suitable materials.
Fix the threaded rod(s) to the underside of
the room ceiling using suitable materials.
Place the Power Geko with 2 retaining
brackets in the suspension rail.
Raise the opposite side of the Power Geko
until the threaded rods project through the
holes in the retaining bracket.
Attach the Power Geko with the fixings
provided.

Installation with suspension rail

Use a spirit level for precise vertical and horizontal alignment of the Power
Geko (see Fig. 4-4).
Tighten the fixings.

NOTE:
Trouble-free condensate drainage can only be ensured if the cooler is installed
horizontally.

NOTE:
To minimise the transmission of residual structure-borne sound, the use of
standard spring elements is recommended.

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4.4.3 Assembly of modules


The Power Geko, which has been designed as a basic unit with optional air-side
accessories, has a modular construction. (See Air-side accessories on page 23.)
The connections between the individual modules may be carried out before or
after the unit is installed on the ceiling.
The modules are centred and also connected using M8 hexagon socket screws.

Fig. 4-6:

Module connection with M8 screws; side view

1, 2, 3

Fig. 4-7:
Pos. 1:
Pos. 2:
Pos. 3:
Pos. 4:

Size
b [mm]

Ceiling installation dimensions; front view


Basic unit
Sound attenuator
Air intake/discharge plenum
Flexible discharge connector
1

610

1210

1660

Tab. 4-3: Size-dependent width dimensions of basic unit

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4.4.4 Installation of flexible discharge connector


NOTE:
If flexible discharge connectors are delivered separately, foam-backed sealing
tape is always included for use as the seal between the frame (flexible
discharge connector) and the module (basic unit or sound attenuator).
Mounting holes on basic unit
If a basic unit has been ordered with flexible discharge connectors, the unit is
delivered with flexible discharge connector already mounted on the discharge
side. The flexible discharge connector on the suction side must be installed onsite. The holes required for this (on the suction side of the basic unit) are not
provided by the manufacturer and must therefore be created. For the position of
the holes, see Fig. 4-8.
Pos. 1: 4 mm holes for mounting of

10,5

b + 21

flexible discharge connector

234

Fig. 4-8:

Use a suitable tool to drill the holes.


Alternatively, self-tapping screws (selfdrilling) can be used (see Fig. 4-9).

Mounting holes on basic unit/sound attenuator


If sound attenuators are included in the delivery, the flexible discharge connector
on the discharge side is also delivered separately. The flexible discharge
connectors on the sound attenuators must also be installed on-site. The holes
must also be drilled on-site as described above.
Size
b [mm]

610

1210

1660

Tab. 4-4: Mounting dimensions


Installation of the flexible discharge connector
3

Pos. 1: Flexible discharge connector


Pos. 2: Basic unit
Pos. 3: Tapping screw 4.0 x 13 mm

1
3
Fig. 4-9:

or: self-tapping screw


Position the foam sealing strip
Attach the flexible discharge connector
using the holes provided on the basic unit
and suitable screws.

Installation of the flexible discharge connector


NOTE:
The mounting holes on the flexible discharge connector and the basic unit may
not be aligned. To correct this, the mounting frame for the flexible discharge
connector can be pulled apart or pushed together.

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Hydraulic connection

Hydraulic connection

5.1

General information
DANGER OF SCALDING BY ESCAPING HEATING MEDIUM!
Before the on-site piping and the Power Gekos hydraulic connection is set up,
the heating/cooling medium should be shut off and secured against being
opened unintentionally.
Fan coil units that are used for cooling are fitted with a lateral condensate tray.
The tray collects the condensate from the unit (from valves, screw connections
and the pipes).
All on-site pipes for the cooling medium must be insulated against condensate
formation.
When all connections have been completed, all screw connections should be
tightened and checked that they are free of mechanical stress.

5.2

Overview of valves
The various circuit types apply to supply with both heating medium and cooling
medium.
NOTE:
The permissible medium flow direction is marked on the valves by means of an
arrow and/or a letter.

Valves with modulating actuator


These valves enable continuous upstream control (modulating control mode). In
the case of valve equipment fitted by the manufacturer on a 3-way valve, control
is achieved via a distributor circuit (see Fig. 5-1).

Fig. 5-1:

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Motor-driven 3-way valve

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In the case of the 2-way valve, control is achieved by throttling the water outlet of
the medium (see Fig. 5-2).

Fig. 5-2:

Motor-driven 2-way valve

Valves with thermoelectric actuator


On/off control mode (ON/OFF) is possible with these valves. In the case of valve
equipment fitted by the manufacturer on a 3-way valve, control is achieved via a
distributor circuit (see Fig. 5-1).

Fig. 5-3:

3-way valve with thermoelectric actuator

In the case of the 2-way valve, control is achieved by throttling the water outlet of
the medium (see Fig. 5-4).

Fig. 5-4:

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2-way valve with thermoelectric actuator

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5.3

Hydraulic connection

Connection for heating and cooling water for units without valves or with valves
by others
In the case of units without valves or with valves by others, the installation of the
water inlet and outlet is dependent on the location of the medium connection and/
or the valve on site.

5.3.1 Fitting the connections


DAMAGE TO THE UNIT!
During fitting, the connection nut on the heat exchanger should be countered
using a suitable tool.

At the beginning of the fitting procedure, remove the covers of the water inlet
and outlet pipes.
Fit the connections, ensuring they are free of mechanical stress.

5.3.2 Medium connection


In a 2- or 4-pipe system, pipes and any valves must be fitted directly above the
lateral condensate tray to drain the condensate that forms on the pipes during
cooling operation into the condensate tray.

2-pipe system

Make sure that there is sufficient room for the valve installation.
Note the specifications in chapter Fitting the connections on page 35.
Lead the pipes off at a right angle to the side or to the rear.
Seal the connections.
Screw on the connections.
4-pipe system

3
1

2
3
2

Fig. 5-5:

Heat exchanger connections in 2/4-pipe system


Pos. 1: Heat exchanger connections (1/2" internal thread, flat-sealing)
Pos. 2: Heat exchanger connections, cooling (1/2" internal thread, flat-sealing)
Pos. 3: Heat exchanger connections, heating (1/2" internal thread, flat-sealing)

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Connection for heating and cooling water for units with valves fitted by the
manufacturer

5.4.1 Fitting the connections

At the beginning of the fitting procedure, remove the covers of the water inlet
and outlet pipes.
Fit the connections, ensuring they are free of mechanical stress.
DAMAGE TO THE UNIT!
During fitting, the connection nut on the heat exchanger should be countered
using a suitable tool.

Valve equipment

Connections
Water inlet

Model

Shut-off
valves

with

2-way

without

with

3-way

without

Water outlet

kvs value

Thread,
flat-sealing

Soldered fitting
for Cu pipe

Thread,
flat-sealing

Soldered fitting
for Cu pipe

0.25

Outer thread R3/4"

15 mm

Outer thread R3/4"

15 mm

0.40

Outer thread R3/4"

15 mm

Outer thread R3/4"

15 mm

0.63

Outer thread R3/4"

15 mm

Outer thread R3/4"

15 mm

1.00

Outer thread R3/4"

15 mm

Outer thread R3/4"

15 mm

1.60

Outer thread R3/4"

15 mm

Outer thread R3/4"

15 mm

2.50

Outer thread R3/4"

15(18) mm *

Outer thread R3/4"

15(18) mm *

4.00

Outer thread R3/4"

15(18) mm *

Outer thread R3/4"

15(18) mm *

0.25

Inner thread R1/2"

Outer thread R1/2"

12mm

0.40

Inner thread R1/2"

Outer thread R1/2"

12mm

0.63

Inner thread R1/2"

Outer thread R1/2"

12mm

1.00

Inner thread R1/2"

Outer thread R1/2"

12mm

1.60

Inner thread R1/2"

Outer thread R1/2"

12mm

2.50

Inner thread R1/2"

Outer thread R3/4"

15(18) mm *

4.00

Inner thread R1/2"

Outer thread R3/4"

15(18) mm *

0.25

Outer thread R3/4"

15 mm

Outer thread R3/4"

15 mm

0.40

Outer thread R3/4"

15 mm

Outer thread R3/4"

15 mm

0.63

Outer thread R3/4"

15 mm

Outer thread R3/4"

15 mm

1.00

Outer thread R3/4"

15 mm

Outer thread R3/4"

15 mm

1.60

Outer thread R3/4"

15 mm

Outer thread R3/4"

15 mm

2.50

Outer thread R3/4"

15(18) mm *

Outer thread R3/4"

15(18) mm *

4.00

Outer thread R3/4"

15(18) mm *

Outer thread R3/4"

15(18) mm *

0.25

Outer thread R1/2"

12 mm

Outer thread R1/2"

12 mm

0.40

Outer thread R1/2"

12 mm

Outer thread R1/2"

12 mm

0.63

Outer thread R1/2"

12 mm

Outer thread R1/2"

12 mm

1.00

Outer thread R1/2"

12 mm

Outer thread R1/2"

12 mm

1.60

Outer thread R1/2"

12 mm

Outer thread R1/2"

12 mm

2.50

Outer thread R3/4"

15(18) mm *

Outer thread R3/4"

15(18) mm *

4.00

Outer thread R3/4"

15(18) mm *

Outer thread R3/4"

15(18) mm *

* = Soldered fitting 18 mm, applies only for size 3, 2-pipe system cooling/heating or 4-pipe system, cooling circuit

Tab. 5-1: Overview of valve connections

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Hydraulic connection

5.4.2 Medium connection in a 2-pipe system


2-way valve
Valve actuator
Water inlet
Water outlet
Pipes by others (after valve or
shut-off valve)
Pos. 5: Lateral condensate tray
Pos. 6: Shut-off valves (optional)
Pos. 1:
Pos. 2:
Pos. 3:
Pos. 4:

3
5

4
2
Fig. 5-6:

Pipe connection in a 2-pipe system


NOTE:
The water inlet piping is only supplied with the unit if the shut-off valves are also
fitted by the manufacturer.

3-way valve
Valve actuator
Water inlet
Water outlet
Pipes by others (after valve or
shut-off valve)
Pos. 5: Lateral condensate tray
Pos. 6: Shut-off valves (optional)
Pos. 1:
Pos. 2:
Pos. 3:
Pos. 4:

3
5

4
2
Fig. 5-7:

Pipe connection in a 2-pipe system

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5.4.3 Medium connection in a 4-pipe system


2-way valve
Valve actuator cooling
Valve actuator heating
Water inlet cooling
Water outlet cooling
Water inlet heating
Water outlet heating
Pipes by others (after valve or
shut-off valve)
Pos. 8: Lateral condensate tray
Pos. 9: Shut-off valves (optional)
Pos. 1:
Pos. 2:
Pos. 3:
Pos. 4:
Pos. 5:
Pos. 6:
Pos. 7:

1
2

Fig. 5-8:

Pipe connection in a 4-pipe system


NOTE:
The water inlet piping is only supplied with the unit if the shut-off valves are also
fitted by the manufacturer.

3-way valve
Valve actuator cooling
Valve actuator heating
Water inlet cooling
Water outlet cooling
Water inlet heating
Water outlet heating
Pipes by others (after valve or
shut-off valve)
Pos. 8: Lateral condensate tray
Pos. 9: Shut-off valves (optional)
Pos. 1:
Pos. 2:
Pos. 3:
Pos. 4:
Pos. 5:
Pos. 6:
Pos. 7:

1
2

6
7
5
Fig. 5-9:

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3

Pipe connection in a 4-pipe system

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5.5

Hydraulic connection

Connecting the condensate drain


In order for the condensate to be drained off properly, the condensate drain by
others must be connected to the lateral condensate tray.

Push a plastic hose or a copper pipe on to the appropriate condensate tray


connector and seal it, see Fig. 5-10 below, Pos. 4:
When connecting the condensate drain to the wastewater system, observe the
wastewater regulations (stench trap).
NOTE:
Condensate drains must always be positioned at a sufficiently steep angle!
When laying pressureless pipes or draining outdoors, no stench trap is
required.

3
1
2

20 mm
25 mm

Fig. 5-10: Condensate drain


Pos. 1:
Pos. 2:
Pos. 3:
Pos. 4:

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Condensate drain from the lateral condensate tray


Condensate drain by others
Lateral condensate tray
Condensate drain connectors
(diameter d = 20 mm, length l = 25 mm)

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5.6

GEA Power Geko fan coil unit

Connecting the condensate pump

Pos. 1: Condensate pump


Pos. 2: Suction hose with strainer
Pos. 3: Pressure hose for condensate

connection by others
(1.5 m long)
Pos. 4: Fill level sensors with protective
cover

4
Fig. 5-11:

Condensate pump

The end of the condensate pump pressure hose must be connected to the
condensate draining device by others. If the extended pipe is not supported by
additional counterpressure, e.g. by means of an extension of the manufacturer's
pressure hose, the actual discharge volume is reduced by the additional
resistance (see Tab. 5-2 and Fig. 5-12).
NOTE:
When laying the pressure hose, be sure not to bend or kink it excessively.
To prevent the transmission of structure-borne sound, the hose should be
insulated against all surfaces with which it could come into contact.
Actual discharge volume of the condensate pump [l/h]
Horizontal discharge
distance [m]

Tab. 5-2:

Vertical discharge distance [m]


10

20

30

9.0

8.0

7.0

6.0

7.0

6.0

5.0

5.0

6.0

5.0

4.0

4.0

4.5

4.0

3.5

3.0

3.0

2.5

2.0

1.5

2.5

1.5

0.5

0.0

Actual discharge volume of the condensate pump depending on the horizontal


and vertical discharge distance

Horizontal
Horizontale
discharge
distance
Frderstrecke

Actual
Tatschliches
Frdervolumenvolume
discharge

Vertical

Vertikale
discharge
Frderstrecke
distance
Pumpe
Pump
Condensate draining device by others

Fig. 5-12:

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Horizontal and vertical discharge distances

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Electrical connection

Electrical connection
DANGER FROM ELECTRICAL CURRENT!
The electrical installation of the fan coil unit must only be carried out by qualified
electricians in observance of these operation manual and the regulations in
force:
VDE regulations, including safety regulations
Accident prevention regulations
Installation instructions

6.1

Connection diagrams
The electrical connection of fan coil units must be performed in accordance with
the valid connection diagrams. The connection diagram is located on the inside
of the cover of the unit connection box or is enclosed separately.
DANGER FROM ELECTRICAL CURRENT!
The connection diagrams do not contain any protective measures. During
connection, the standards and regulations currently in force must be observed
and cleared with the local electricity company.

Control/ power electronics

Fusing

MATRIX 2001

B 10 A

MATRIX 3001

B 10 A

MATRIX 4001

B 10 A

Tab. 6-1: Fusing

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6.2

GEA Power Geko fan coil unit

Terminal box or electrical control box


Depending on the model version, the Power Geko is supplied with a
Plastic terminal box or
Sheet-steel electrical control box.

Sheet-steel electrical control box

Plastic terminal box

Fig. 6-1:

Opening the terminal box/electrical control box


Plastic terminal box
The plastic terminal box contains a terminal strip and, depending on the model,
may also contain additional electrical parts.
Sheet-steel electrical control box
The sheet-steel electrical control box contains (depending on the model):

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A terminal strip and possibly also other electrical parts.


Control/ power electronics (MATRIX 2001/3001/4001).

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6.3

Electrical connection

Fan speed

6.3.1 7-speed motor


The fan motor has seven controllable windings (speed stages). The manufacturer
can supply three or five speed stages as required (see unit-specific wiring
diagram). The remaining cores are connected to undocumented terminals. This
enables different speed combinations to be assigned to the switch positions (see
Tab. 6-2).
NOTE:
The assignment of the terminals by the manufacturer is dependent on the
speed combination for the unit which has been ordered.

Motor cable, wire colour


Red

Orange

Green

Blue

Yellow

Grey

Black

Motor speed stage


1

Available fan speed


combinations

Terminal assignment (switch position)

A, K

B, L

C, M

D, N

F, P

G, Q

H, R

Free choice (example)

* = Motor cable wire on intermediate terminal.


Tab. 6-2: Fan speed combinations
Changing the fan speed

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Connect the motor cable in accordance with Tab. 6-2 or as required. Higher
switch positions should correspond to higher motor speeds.

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6.4

GEA Power Geko fan coil unit

Connection for a control by others


The components are connected via a terminal strip. Depending on the particular
model, this is located in a plastic terminal box or in a sheet-steel electrical control
box, which is fitted on the left or right side of the basic casing, depending which
way the coil connections are mounted.
Sheet-steel electrical control box

Plastic terminal box

Connection diagram attached


to inside cover or enclosed as
separate information
Connection diagram attached
to inside cover or enclosed as
separate information

Fig. 6-2:

Plastic terminal box and sheet-steel electrical control box

NOTE:
Refer to the wiring diagram supplied for the specific unit for precise details on
how to connect the individual components (fan, valves, etc.).
Before you start the connection procedure, check that the order code of the
unit's electrical equipment complies with the wiring diagram.
Only one fan speed stage may be activated at once!
DANGER FROM ELECTRICAL CURRENT!
Controllers may only be fitted in units with unit casing installed with its back to
the wall or ceiling. It should not be possible to reach into the connection cavity
of the controllers or to touch the basic insulation of the wiring.

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Connect only in accordance with the unit-specific wiring diagram.

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Connecting multiple Power Gekos


DANGER FROM ELECTRICAL CURRENT!
When combining multiple Power Gekos with a control by others, the speed
stages of the fan motors must not be switched or activated in parallel.
NOTE:
Multiple Power Gekos should only be connected with a control by others in
accordance with the following functional diagram.
Cut-off relays should be fitted on site (K1-K3).

Pos. 1: Input 230 V AC / 50 Hz,

On-site fusing of max. B 6 A

Pos. 2: Speed switch


Pos. 3: Geko no 1, 3-speed fan
Pos. 4: Geko no 2, 3-speed fan

Connect multiple Power Gekos in


accordance with the wiring diagram.

Speed 1

Fig. 6-3:

Speed 2

Speed 3

Other slave units

Connecting multiple Power Gekos

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6.5

GEA Power Geko fan coil unit

Overview of the GEA MATRIX control electronics


The GEA MATRIX control electronics are built into the electrical control box. The
following overview illustrates the different control electronics. In order for you to
be able to make the necessary connections, the following printed circuit board
layouts illustrate the controller type installed in each case. You can also check the
controller type (e.g. MATRIX 3001) on the connection diagram on the inside of the
control box lid or on the label on the printed circuit boards.
Each of the components to be connected contains a table stating whether this
component can be connected to the supplied controller equipment.

6.5.1 MATRIX 2001 and MATRIX 3001 controller type


MATRIX
3001
4001

2001

2001

4001+IO

STP
STP
STP
110
111
112

STP
STP

104
105

STV
STV
STV

102
103

STV
STV
STV

L
L

48
47
46
45
44
43
42
41
40
38
37
36
35
34
33
32
31
30

73
72
07
06

Mains connection
Valves (if not wired by manufacturer)
Operator panel connection
Connection of further units with MATRIX 2001
Flow sensor
External room temperature sensor

Fig. 6-4:

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4001+IO

9
N
N
N
N
N

MATRIX
3001
4001

Mains connection
Valves (if not wired by manufacturer)
Operator panel connection
Connection of further units with MATRIX 2001/3001
Flow sensor
External room temperature sensor
Operation and fault outputs
External controller input

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6.5.2 MATRIX 4001 and MATRIX 4001+IO controller type

2001

MATRIX
3001
4001

MATRIX
3001
4001

2001

4001+IO

4001+IO

75
74
73
72
71
70
05
04
25
24
19
18
07
06
15
14
13
12
11
10

104
105

110
111
112
120
121
122
123
124
125

123
124
125
130
131
132
133
134

140
141

140
141

Mains connection
Valves (if not wired by manufacturer)
Operator panel connection
Connection of further units with
MATRIX 3001/4001
Flow sensor
External room temperature sensor
External sensor
Operation and fault outputs
External controller input
External exhaust ventilator
Mains connection for electrical heating

Fig. 6-5:

N
N
N
113
114
100
150
151

75
74
73
72
71
70
05
04
25
24
19
18
07
06
15
14
13
12
11
10

03
02
01

100
152
153

144
143
142

120
121
122

69
68
67
66
65
64
63
62

L
N

STP
STP

110
111
112

144
143
142

104
105

133
134

STP
STP

102
103

03
02
01

130
131
132

99
98
97
96
95

L
L
L
L

102
103

ON

L
L
L
L

STV
STV
STV

ON
99
98
97
96
95

STV
STV
STV

STV
STV
STV

N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N

STP
STP
STP
STP
STP
STP

STV
STV
STV

STP
STP
STP
STP
STP
STP

N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N

Mains connection
Valves (if not wired by manufacturer)
Operator panel connection
Connection of further units with MATRIX 3001/4001
Flow sensor
External room temperature sensor
External sensor
Operation and fault outputs
External controller input
External control inputs for IO board
Controller request for heating or cooling mode
External exhaust ventilator
Mains connection for electrical heating

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6.6

GEA Power Geko fan coil unit

Fitting the operator panel


All IP20 operator panels have an integrated room temperature sensor. This can
be used when the operator panel is mounted at an optimum location in the room
for regulating the temperature. All IP54 operator panels come with a separate
external room temperature sensor.
NOTE:
The location where the room temperature sensor is fitted is crucial for the
temperature in the room to be regulated precisely. Sensors should therefore
(see Fig. 6-6):
not be fitted next to doors, windows, hatches etc., as intense movements of
air can cause incorrect measurements.
not be fitted on hot or cold walls (e.g. chimney, outside wall), as the wall
temperature can cause incorrect measurements.
not be fitted behind curtains and net curtains as the insulating layers of air
can cause incorrect measurements.
not be fitted in the direct vicinity of the units' discharge grille as the discharge
temperature can cause incorrect measurements.
If no optimum fitting location for an IP20 operator panel is available, or you have
an IP54 operator panel, a separate room temperature sensor or return air
sensor must be fitted.
This automatically disables any temperature sensor fitted in the operator panel.

1.5 m
1,5m

Fig. 6-6:

Fitting the room temperature sensor/operator panel


* recommended installation height

For on-wall or in-wall installation of the operator panel, follow the operation
manual for the operator panel. These contain the correct drilling template.

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6.7

Electrical connection

Electrical connection with GEA MATRIX

6.7.1 Connecting the mains voltage for the controller


2001

MATRIX
3001
4001

4001+IO

Pos. 1: Input 230 V AC / 50 Hz,

On-site fusing of max. B 10 A

PE
PE

PE

L
L

L
1

N
N

PE
PE

Pos. 2: Connection to 1st unit


Pos. 3: Connection to 2nd unit
Pos. 4: To further units

L
L

On units without a condensate pump, the mains


voltage is connected directly to the controller (Pos. 2
and Pos. 3).
On units with a condensate pump, connection is done
via the separate strip terminal in the switch box (e.g.
with 3x1.5 mm2 NYM).

N
N

Connect the mains voltage in accordance with the


wiring diagram.

Fig. 6-7:

Connecting the mains voltage for the controller


NOTE:
Further units can be supplied from the first unit (see Fig. 6-7, Pos. 3 and
Pos. 4). The total power consumption of the devices must not exceed 7.5 A.
You may have to connect a second input.

6.7.2 Connecting the control cables

NOTE:
Use the following control cables for connection:
Short cable lengths and/or location not prone to interference:
multi-core control cable, 0.5 mm2, shielded with aluminium-clad plastic
sleeve e.g. J-Y(ST)Y 1x2x0.8 / 3x2x0.8 / 4x2x0.8
Longer cable lengths and/or location prone to interference:
multi-core control cable, 0.5 mm2 with copper-weave shielding

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2001

MATRIX
3001
4001

4001+IO

Unit
with
 

MATRIX 2000


  
MATRIX
OP21
operator panel


9
Connecting the operator panel air treatment unit
without valve equipment
External room temperature sensor or return air
sensor (optional) or flow sensor
















Only units fitted with a MATRIX 2000 controller can be


operated on a MATRIX OP21 operator panel.










*)
*)
*)
*)
#$%&'!  ( 
)(!#$%%&'! 

Unit
with
 

MATRIX 2000


  
MATRIX
OP21
operator panel


Connecting the operator panel air treatment unit without valve equipment
Connecting the operator panel air treatment unit
with valve equipment
External room temperature sensor or return air
sensor (optional) or flow sensor
















Only units fitted with a MATRIX 2000 controller can be


operated on a MATRIX OP21 operator panel.










Control cable: see reference to page 49 below.


If the unit is fitted with a return air sensor or flow
sensor, two additional cores need to be run to
terminals 12 and 13 of the operator panel. In this
model version, no external room temperature sensor
can be connected. The wiring of the sensor is through
the intermediate terminals STV1/STV2.
A external room sensor can be connected directly to
the terminals 12 and 13 of the operator panel or
through the intermediate terminals STV1/STV2.

*)
*)
*)
*)
#$%&'!  ( 
)(!#$%%&'! 

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Connect the control cables in accordance with the


wiring diagram.

! "  
possible
external sensor

Fig. 6-9:

Control cable: see reference to page 49 below.


If the unit is fitted with a return air sensor or flow
sensor, two additional cores need to be run to
terminals 12 and 13 of the operator panel. In this
model version, no external room temperature sensor
can be connected. The wiring of the sensor is through
the intermediate terminals STV1/STV2.
A external room sensor can be connected directly to
the terminals 12 and 13 of the operator panel or
through the intermediate terminals STV1/STV2.

!external
"  sensor
possible

Fig. 6-8:

Connect the control cables in accordance with the


wiring diagram.

Connecting the operator panel air treatment unit with valve equipment

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MATRIX
3001
4001

4001+IO

Fhrungsgert
First unit
mit
with
MATRIX.2000
MATRIX 2000

30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38

Further unit
Folgegert
with
mit
MATRIX 2000
MATRIX.2000

40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38

Connecting the first unit further units


without valve equipment
Only further units fitted with a MATRIX 2000 controller can
be connected.

Connect the control cables in accordance with the


wiring diagram.

Control cable: see reference to page 49 below.

Further units

Fhrungsgert
First unit
mit
with
MATRIX.2000
MATRIX 2000

30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38

Folgegert
Further unit
mit
with
MATRIX.2000
MATRIX 2000

Fig. 6-10: Connecting the first unit further units without valve equipment

40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38

Connecting the first unit further units


with valve equipment
Only further units fitted with a MATRIX 2000 controller can
be connected.

Connect the control cables in accordance with the


wiring diagram.

Control cable: see reference to page 49 below.

Further units

Fig. 6-11: Connecting the first unit further units with valve equipment

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3001
4001

4001+IO

40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38

MATRIX 2000

Fhrungsgert
First unit
mit
with
MATRIX.3000
MATRIX 3000

30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38

Further unit
Folgegert
mit
with
MATRIX.2000

9
Connecting the first unit MATRIX 3000
further units MATRIX 2000
Units fitted with a MATRIX 2000 controller can be
operated on units fitted with a MATRIX 3000 controller.

Connect the control cables in accordance with the


wiring diagram.

Control cable: see reference to page 49 below.

Further units

Fig. 6-12: Connecting the first unit further units


6.7.3 Connecting the bus connection
2001

MATRIX
3001
4001

4001+IO

Network
user

MATRIX OP21
operator panel

9

!
'#
'$
'%
'&
''
!
!!
!"
!#
!$
!%
!&
'#
'$
'%
'&
''

Connecting the operator panel network user


A dual-core bus cable should be used to connect the
MATRIX OP21 operator panel to the MATRIX.Net
network.

Connect the bus cable in accordance with the wiring


diagram.

The following cable is recommended as a bus cable:


Manufacturer: HELUKABEL
Type: CAN-BUS flexible 2 x 2 x ... mm2
Note: For the connection, only use data transfer
cables that comply with DIN 19245 T3 and EN 50170,
with twisted pair cores and twisted pair shielding.

Fig. 6-13: Connecting the operator panel network user

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MATRIX
3001
4001

Unit
with
! 
MATRIX

3000/4000
" 

 
MATRIX
OP3X/44/5X
operator panel

  

4001+IO

Connecting the operator panel air treatment unit
















Only units fitted with MATRIX 3000/4000 controllers can


be operated with MATRIX OP3X/44/5X operator panels.

Connect the bus cable in accordance with the wiring


diagram.

The following cable is recommended as a bus cable:


Manufacturer: HELUKABEL
Type: CAN-BUS flexible 2 x 2 x ... mm2
Note: For the connection, only use data transfer
cables that comply with DIN 19245 T3 and EN 50170,
with twisted pair cores and twisted pair shielding.







Folgegert
Further unit
mit
with
MATRIX.
MATRIX
3000/4000
3000/4000

Fhrungsgert
First unit
mit
with
MATRIX.
MATRIX
3000/4000
3000/4000

Fig. 6-14: Connecting the operator panel air treatment unit


Connecting the first unit further units

95
96
97
98
99

A dual-core bus cable should be used to connect units


with a MATRIX 3000/4000 controller.

Connect the bus cable in accordance with the wiring


diagram.

The individual units can be fitted with MATRIX 4000 or


MATRIX 3000.
The following cable is recommended as a bus cable:
Manufacturer: HELUKABEL
Type: CAN-BUS flexible 2 x 2 x ... mm2
Note: For the connection, only use data transfer
cables that comply with DIN 19245 T3 and EN 50170,
with twisted pair cores and twisted pair shielding.

95
96
97
98
99

Further units

Fig. 6-15: Connecting the first unit further units

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6.7.4 Connecting the external sensor (optional)


2001

MATRIX
3001
4001

4001+IO

Pos. 1: Connection cable

(see reference to page 49 below)


&

'

Connect the external sensor in accordance with the


wiring diagram.

Fig. 6-16: Connecting the external sensor


6.7.5 Connecting the flow sensor
2001

MATRIX
3001
4001

4001+IO

9
Pos. 1: Connection cable

(see reference to page 49 below)


1
12

13

Connect the flow sensor in accordance with the wiring


diagram (also see Fig. 6-8 on page 50).

Fig. 6-17: Connecting the flow sensor

2001

MATRIX
3001
4001

4001+IO

Pos. 1: Connection cable

(see reference to page 49 below)


"

#

Connect the flow sensor in accordance with the wiring


diagram.

Fig. 6-18: Connecting the flow sensor

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6.7.6 Connecting the room temperature sensor/


return air sensor (optional)

2001

MATRIX
3001
4001

4001+IO

Pos. 1: Connecting cable

(see reference to page 49 below)




Connect the room temperature sensor/return air


sensor in accordance with the wiring diagram.
On 2-pipe changeover units with MATRIX 2000, an
additional room temperature sensor/return air sensor
can only be connected via an AI module.

!

Fig. 6-19: Connecting the room temperature sensor/return air sensor


6.7.7 Connecting the supply air sensor (when retrofitting)
2001

MATRIX
3001
4001

4001+IO

Pos. 1: Connecting cable

(see reference to page 49 below)






Connect the supply air sensor in accordance with the


wiring diagram.

Fig. 6-20: Connecting the supply air sensor


6.7.8 Connecting operation and fault messages
2001

MATRIX
3001
4001

4001+IO

NO
C
NC

123
124
125

NO
C
NC

Operation

120
121
122

Malfunction

Luftbehandlungsgert
Air treatment unit
mit
with
MATRIX.3000/4000
MATRIX 3000/4000

The controllers provide the option of picking up the


operation and fault messages via potential-free contacts.
The maximum load on the contacts at 230 V AC is 4 A
ohmic / 2 A inductive.

Connect in accordance with the wiring diagram.

Operation:
Contact at terminal 120-121 closed

Malfunction:
Contact at terminal 124-125 closed
Fig. 6-21: Connecting operation and fault messages

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6.7.9 Connecting function inputs and function outputs


2001

MATRIX
3001
4001

4001+IO

The function input can be assigned various functions


depending on the control equipment supplied.
The contact at:

Air treatment unit


with
MATRIX 3000/4000

Energy saving mode must be closed


Unit OFF with frost protection must be open

in order to activate the function.

70
71
Function input
as on-site
potential-free contact

The function can be modified using the MATRIX.PDA


service tool or the MATRIX.PC service software.

Connect in accordance with the wiring diagram.

The loop resistance must not exceed 500 .


Fig. 6-22: Connecting the function input

2001

MATRIX
3001
4001

4001+IO

9
Function inputs
The function inputs can be assigned various functions.
Normal mode
Energy saving mode
Free operating mode
(The functions of these modes can be programmed via
the MATRIX.PC service software)
Switching the unit off
(without frost protection for the room)

Air treatment unit


with MATRIX 4000
and additional IO card

4A

N
151
150
100
N
153
152
100

Heating
Bridge on-site
Cooling
Bridge on-site

Function outputs
The control system contains two function outputs:

62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69

Free operating mode


Unit OFF
Standby
Energy saving mode
Normal mode

Heating request (max. 230 V / 4 A ohmic /


2A inductive)
Cooling request (max. 230 V / 4 A ohmic /
2A inductive)

If no bridges are set at 100-150 and 100-152, outputs


150-151 and 152-153 can be used as potential-free
outputs (max. 2 A).

Connect in accordance with the wiring diagram.

The loop resistance must not exceed 500 .


Fig. 6-23: Connecting function inputs and function outputs

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6.8

Electrical connection

Network and connection shielding


This chapter contains information about the MATRIX.Net and the correct network
set-up.
The MATRIX.Net is a network by means of which the various components of the
GEA control system (network users) are connected via a data bus.
This bus enables all information required for control and regulation to be
exchanged between the users.
The following can be network users:
Controllers
Operator panels
Global modules
Central clock timer
LON interfaces
WEB interface
Service software

6.8.1 Group structure


A group consists of a minimum of two and a maximum of 20 users (operator
panel, 16 air treatment units, valve module, DV module, LON module).
For instance, a group may consist of an operator panel and a controller/unit.
But a LON module and a controller/unit can also form a group.
On units with MATRIX 3000 and MATRIX 4000, the operator panel can be
replaced by a global module such as MATRIX.LON so that these also form a
group.

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Group structure on system MATRIX 2000


A group can be formed with system MATRIX 2000, as illustrated in Fig. 6-24.
Network

Group

max. 1 operator panel

Unit 1

4-10 cores

Unit 2

4-7 cores

Unit 16

4-7 cores

Fig. 6-24: Group structure with controller type MATRIX 2000


The group address is assigned via the group address switch on the operator
panel refer to the Commissioning and test chapter in the GEA MATRIX
operator panels operation manual.
On MATRIX.V, the modules (MATRIX.V, MATRIX.LON) are assigned via the
group address switch or, on MATRIX.LON, via software refer to the
Commissioning and test chapter in this operation manual or in the operation
manual for GEA MATRIX.LON. The MATRIX.Net network is connected via the
operator panel.

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Group structure on the MATRIX 3000 system in combination with MATRIX 2000
The MATRIX 2000 and MATRIX 3000 systems can form a group. See Fig. 6-25
for a sample network consisting of operator panel, MATRIX 2000, MATRIX 3000
and various global modules.
Network

Group
Unit 16

Unit 2

Unit 16

max.
1 operator panel

4-7 cores

Unit 1

4-7 cores

Unit 2

4-7 cores

Unit 16

4-7 cores

Fig. 6-25: Group structure with a combination of MATRIX 2000 and


MATRIX 3000 controller types
The group address is assigned:
via the group address switch on the operator panel refer to the chapter
Commissioning and test in the GEA MATRIX operator panels operation
manual.
on the control printed circuit boards of the MATRIX 3000 refer to the units
operation manual.
On MATRIX.V, the modules (MATRIX.V, MATRIX.LON) are assigned via the
group address switch or, on MATRIX.LON, via software refer to the
Commissioning and test chapter in this operation manual or in the operation
manual for GEA MATRIX.LON.
Any assignment of units 2-16 is possible.
The operator panel must be connected to a MATRIX 3000 controller type.
The MATRIX 3000 system enables a group to be set up that also uses
components from the MATRIX 2000 system.
Further, the operator panel is not required if global modules such as
MATRIX.LON, DI, DO, AI are available and the required operating parameters
and set points are transmitted via these group components.

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Group structure on the MATRIX 3000 and/or MATRIX 4000 system


The MATRIX 3000 and MATRIX 4000 systems can form a group. See Fig. 6-26
for a sample network consisting of operator panel, MATRIX 3000, MATRIX 4000
and various global modules.
Group

Unit 1

Unit 2

Network

Unit 16

Fig. 6-26: Group structure with a combination of MATRIX 3000 and


MATRIX 4000 controller types
Any assignment and combination of the controllers/units at all is possible.
However, only MATRIX 3000 or only MATRIX 4000 controllers can be used.
We recommend that the operator panel is assigned as the first component of a
group.
The group address is assigned:
via the group address switch on the operator panel refer to the chapter
Commissioning and test in the GEA MATRIX operator panels operation
manual.
On the control printed circuit boards of the MATRIX 3000/4000 refer to the
units operation manual.
On MATRIX.V and MATRIX.RF, the modules (e.g. MATRIX.V, MATRIX.LON,
MATRIX.RF) are assigned via the group address switch or, on MATRIX.LON, via
software refer to the Commissioning and test chapter in this operation manual
or in the operation manual for GEA MATRIX.LON.
NOTE:
The combination of units with MATRIX 3000 and units with MATRIX 2000 is
permitted in this group set-up See Group structure on the MATRIX 3000
system in combination with MATRIX 2000 on page 59.
A combination of units with MATRIX 4000 and units with MATRIX 2000 is not
possible.

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6.8.2 Network structure


A network can consist of one or several groups (up to 16). Global modules can
also be integrated into the network. Network structure/network topology of
MATRIX.Net should be linear See Network topologies on page 62.
The maximum extent of the MATRIX.Net network is illustrated in Fig. 6-27.

Group 2

Group 4

Group 3

Group 16

Group 1

Fig. 6-27: Illustration of maximum extent of a network


The maximum extent of a network can consist of:
a maximum of 16 unit groups See Network topologies on page 62.
two digital input modules (MATRIX.DI)
two analogue input modules (MATRIX.AI)
two digital output modules (MATRIX.DO)
a central clock timer (MATRIX.CLOCK)
an exhaust manager (MATRIX.EM)
up to 16 LON modules (MATRIX.LON).
Any assignment of the unit groups and the global modules in the network is
possible. The following is crucial for the assignment of the units and the global
modules to a group:
the setting of the group address switch (refer to the chapter Commissioning
and test in this operation manual)
or the assignment of a module input and output to a unit group via the
MATRIX.PC service software (refer to the online help on the MATRIX.PC
service software)
and not the physical assignment.

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6.8.3 Network topologies


The MATRIX.Net can be set up in a linear structure and a line structure with
stub line. All units fitted with the MATRIX system can access this data bus.
The data bus must be terminated at both physical ends to prevent reflections,
which can interfere with data transfer. Switchable bus terminating resistors
guaranteeing a safe termination are integrated on the relevant printed circuit
boards See Terminating resistors on page 72.
6.8.4

Line structure
1

The illustration shows the structure of a MATRIX.Net with line structure.


For demonstration purposes, two groups, each consisting of an operator panel
and a global module, are networked.
Additionally, the electricity supply of the operator panel via the controller
(terminals 95/99) is shown.
Group 1

4-core

2-core

Group 2

2-core

4-core

Fig. 6-28: Set-up of a MATRIX.Net with line structure


NOTE:
The data transfer cable must be laid as shown in Fig. 6-28, such that only one
side of the respective cable shielding is applied See Shielding/earthing on
page 64.

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6.8.5
1

Electrical connection

Line structure with stub line


2

The illustration shows the structure of a MATRIX.Net with linear structure and
stub line. A sample connection of an operator panel via a stub line in multiple
groups is illustrated. The maximum permissible stub line length is 25 m.

Group 1

2-core

Group 2

4-core

Group X

2-core

Fig. 6-29: Set-up of a MATRIX.Net in line structure with stub line

* As it is not permissible to connect three cores together, a joining

terminal must be provided! To do so, the intermediate terminals (STV)


mounted on the board (if not already assigned) or terminals fitted on
site can be used.

NOTE:
The data transfer cable must be laid as shown in Fig. 6-29, such that only one
side of the respective cable shielding is applied See Shielding/earthing on
page 64.

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6.8.6 Network set-up


Data transfer cable
For setting up MATRIX.NET, only use data transfer cables that comply with
DIN 19245 T3 and EN 50170, with twisted pair cores and twisted pair shielding.
RECOMMENDATION
We recommend the following data transfer cables:
Manufacturer: HELUKABEL
Type: CAN-BUS flexible 2 x 2 x ... mm

Cable lengths
Independent of the cross-section and number of users, the absolute maximum
cable length, including stub lines, is 600 m.
The length of a stub line must not exceed 25 m. The maximum total length of all
stub lines is 150 m.
RECOMMENDATION
Repeaters should be used in the network if there are more than 110 users and
the cable lengths are long.

The cross-section of the bus cable needs to be changed depending on the cable
length of the MATRIX.Net!
Cable length

Cable type

up to 50 m

2 x 2 x 0.22 mm *
1 x 2 x 0.22 mm

up to 600 m

2 x 2 x 0.5 mm *
1 x 2 x 0.5 mm

*Contains 2 cores for supplying electricity for operator panels and modules.

Shielding/earthing

64

Mount the data transfer cable (MATRIX.Net) on one side in the GEA climate
control and air treatment units using shielding clips to ensure the best possible
electrical contact.
Connect the shielding with the shielding clip to a large earth surface area!
In systems with a large network scope, or if large-scale EMC impairment is
likely, both sides of the shielding should be applied. Before doing so, you
should ensure that no potential differentials occur.

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Commissioning

Commissioning
DANGER FROM ELECTRICAL CURRENT!
Before performing any work on the unit, ensure that it is powered down. Ensure
that the unit is secured against being switched back on at an appropriate point
of the on-site power supply.
DANGER OF SCALDING!
Before performing any work on fan coil units:
Seal off the heating medium inlet before performing work on the valves or the
inlet or outlet pipes and secure the seal from being opened unintentionally.
Do not begin work until the heating medium has cooled down.
DANGER FROM ROTATING UNIT PARTS!
Rotating fan wheels can cause injury! Before performing any work on the unit,
ensure that it is powered down. Ensure that the unit is secured against being
switched back on at an appropriate point of the on-site power supply.

7.1

Safety inspection

7.1.1 Before commissioning, ensure that the following conditions are true:
The entire system of which this Power Geko is part has been installed both
mechanically and electrically.
The system, and thus this Power Geko, is powered down.
All medium pipes have been rinsed and are free from residues and foreign
bodies.
The system is properly filled with medium (see Proper use on page 11).
NOTE:
Before commissioning, ensure that
the unit discharge (heat exchanger)
the condensate trays and the condensate pump strainer (variant)
and the filter medium are clean.
These components may have to be cleaned or the filter medium changed.

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7.1.2 The following checks should be made before commissioning:


Check that the Power Geko has been properly mounted (ceiling fixings).
Check the mounting of the servo actuators by hand (Fig. 7-1, Pos. 1).
Tighten all screw connections of the coil connections
(Fig. 7-1, Pos. 2).
Check all electrical connections in accordance with the supplied wiring
diagrams and check the terminal strip screws for tightness.
Remove the protective cover (Fig. 7-1, Pos. 3) from the air outlet of the Power
Geko (already possibly removed during fitting of accessories).
Perform the rest of the commissioning procedure (see Chapter 7.2).
2

3
Fig. 7-1:

Checks before commissioning

Pos. 1: Servo actuators


Pos. 2: Coil connections
Pos. 3: Protective cover

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7.2

Commissioning

Check of the control and shut-off valves


Any valves fitted on site should be checked in accordance with the manufacturer's
guidelines.

7.2.1 Checking the control valves


2- or 3-way valves with modulating actuators or 2- and 3-way valves with
thermoelectric actuators.
The servo actuators of the 2- and 3-way valves have a position indicator in the
form of red marker noses that are inserted into corresponding slots.
Depending whether the unit has a 2- or 3-way valve, the valve is open or closed
when the red marker noses are in one of the two possible final positions (see
Tab. 7-1).
Position indicator of the actuator spindle

2-way valve

3-way valve

AB

A
Red marker noses

Position 1

Valve OPEN

Valve CLOSED

AB

A
A

Red marker noses

Position 2

Valve CLOSED

Valve OPEN

Tab. 7-1: Position indicator on 2- and 3-way valves

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7.2.2 Adjustment of the shut-off valves (variant)


Check whether the shut-off valves are open:

Unscrew the cover (Fig. 7-2, Pos. 2).


Close the valve by tightening the inner flow control screw (Fig. 7-2, Pos. 3)
with a 4 mm Allen key as far as it will go to the right.
Tighten the pre-setting screw (Fig. 7-2, Pos. 4) as far as it will go to the right.
Make the pre-setting in accordance with the turns specified in the diagrams
(see Fig. 7-3 with Tab. 7-2 and Fig. 7-4 with Tab. 7-3). To do so, turn the presetting screw in a counter-clockwise direction (max. 8 turns).
Using an Allen key, open the flow control screw (Fig. 7-2, Pos. 3) as far as it
will go.
Screw the cover back on.

1
4
2
Fig. 7-2:
Pos. 1:
Pos. 2:
Pos. 3:
Pos. 4:

Setting the shut-off valves


Shut-off valve
Cover
Flow control screw
Pre-setting screw

NOTE:
Opening the shut-off valve by precise amounts can limit the flow of medium
through the unit.

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7.2.3 Shut-off valve for control valves to kvs value 1.6 (1/2") on fan coil units

Pressure drop

Pre-setting

Flow
Fig. 7-3:

V9400 flow diagram


Pre-setting

1/4

1/2

1 1/2

kv values

0.07

0.13

0.22

0.32

0.43

0.65

0.85

1.10

1.25

1.40

1.45

Tab. 7-2: Pre-setting = turns of the pre-setting screw from the right stop position

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7.2.4 Shut-off valve for control valves from kvs value 2.5 (3/4") to kvs value 4.0 (3/4") on fan coil units

Pressure drop

Pre-setting

Flow
Fig. 7-4:

V9441 flow diagram


Pre-setting

1/2

1 1/2

2 1/2

kv values

0.2

0.4

0.6

1.0

1.5

1.7

2.0

2.2

Tab. 7-3: Pre-setting = turns of the pre-setting screw from the right stop position

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Commissioning

Bleeding the system


To ensure that the heat exchanger is filled with heating/cooling medium, the heat
exchanger needs to be bled.
NOTE:
Protect electrical devices and furniture from escaping water spray.

Open all seals and control valves.


Using an air bleed key, open the first vent
screw (see Fig. 7-5).
Close the vent screw when only heating
or cooling medium escapes.
Proceed in the same manner with all the
other vent screws. There may be two to
five of these depending on the unit
application.

Pos. 1: Vent screw

1
Fig. 7-5:

7.4

Bleeding the heat exchanger

Checking the condensate drain


This check point only applies to cooling units without a condensate pump.
Condensate water forms during cooling operation, even on non-insulated pipes.
Check that

the connection of the lateral condensate tray (Fig. 7-6, Pos. 1) is laid such that
the condensate water can drain away without obstruction. You should ensure
that the pipe is laid at a suitable incline.
Pos. 1: Check the connection
Pos. 2: Lateral condensate tray

2
1

Fig. 7-6:

Drainage of condensate water

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Terminating resistors
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3001
4001

4001+IO

9
The unit PCBs of the MATRIX 2000 control system do not contain any terminating
resistors.
The terminating resistors should only be turned on or off at the MATRIX OP21
operator panel if a network connection is being established via the MATRIX.Net
to other unit groups or additional modules, such as a timer module or input/output
modules.
Switching on the terminating resistors at the beginning and end of the row (Fig. 7-7):

Turn the DIP switch on both users (e.g. operator panels, unit PCBs or
modules) to ON.

The row beginning and row end correspond to the start and end of the bus cable.
The terminating resistors should also be switched on for stand-alone units.

O
N

O
N

Module

Module

Module

Operator panel

Row
beginning

Fig. 7-7:

Row end

Setting the terminating resistors

DIP switch

Function

OFF

OFF

Terminating resistor switched off

ON

ON

Terminating resistor switched on (default state)

NOTE:
In the default state, the DIP switches are set to ON/ON and should be
switched off if used as an intermediate unit.

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MATRIX
3001
4001

2001

4001+IO

The unit PCBs of the MATRIX 3000/4000 control systems and the MATRIX
OP3X/44/5X operator panels contain terminating resistors.
Switching on the terminating resistors at the beginning and end of the row (Fig. 7-8):

Turn the DIP switch on both users (e.g. operator panels, unit PCBs or
modules) to ON.

The row beginning and row end correspond to the start and end of the bus cable.
The terminating resistors should also be switched on for stand-alone units.
Unit PCBs

Operator panel

STV
STV
STV

STV
STV
STV
ON

N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N

99
98
97
96
95

L
L
L
L

L
L
L
L
75
74
73
72
71
70
05
04
25
24
19
18
07
06
15
14
13
12
11
10

102
103
104
105

110
111
112
120
121
122
123
124
125

03
02
01

130
131
132

102
103
104
105

110
111
112
120
121
122
123
124
125
130
131
132

N
N
N
113
114
100
150
151

75
74
73
72
71
70
05
04
25
24
19
18
07
06
15
14
13
12
11
10

03
02
01

100
152
153

STP
STP

140
141

69
68
67
66
65
64
63
62

L
N

144
143
142

133
134

140
141

STP
STP

133
134

144
143
142

123
124
125

73
72
71
70
07
06
15
14
13
12
11
10

99
98
97
96
95

STP
STP
STP
STP
STP
STP

120
121
122

ON

STP
STP
STP
110
111
112

38
37
36
35
34
33
32
31
30

STV
STV
STV

104
105

ON

102
103

N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N

STV
STV
STV

STV
STV
STV

L
L

99
98
97
96
95

STP
STP
STP
STP
STP
STP

STP
STP

STV
STV
STV

N
N
N
N
N

ON

O
N

Unit

Unit

Module

Row
beginning

Fig. 7-8:

Operator panel
Row end

Setting the terminating resistors

DIP switch

Function

OFF

OFF

No terminating resistor

ON

ON

Terminating resistor switched on (default state)

NOTE:
In the default state, the DIP switches are set to ON/ON and should be
switched off if used as an intermediate unit.

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Address setting
2001

MATRIX
3001
4001

4001+IO

9
The unit PCBs of the MATRIX 2000 control system do not contain any address
selection switches.
The appropriate group address must be assigned on the operator panel.
Single group (without networking multiple unit groups)

On the operator panel, set the address 0 (manufacturer's default setting). A


connected MATRIX.V module must also be set to address 0.

Networking multiple groups

On the operator panel, set the addresses 0-15. Each group is given its own
address. The labels A to F correspond to the addresses 10 to 15.
NOTE:
Assigning duplicate addresses causes malfunctions.
The default setting for the group address switch is 0 and it may need to be
changed.
Group addresses:

O
N

1
Fig. 7-9:

Group 0

Group 8

Group 1

Group 9

Group 2

Group 10

Group 3

Group 11

Group 4

Group 12

Group 5

Group 13

Group 6

Group 14

Group 7

Group 15

Setting the address on the operator panel

Pos. 1: Operator panel group 0 (address 0)


Pos. 2: Operator panel group 1 (address 1)
Pos. 3: Operator panel group 2 (address 2) etc.

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MATRIX
3001
4001

4001+IO

The appropriate group address must be assigned on the operator panel and the
units of a group.
Single group (without networking multiple unit groups)

On the operator panel, set the address 0 (manufacturer's default setting).


On the unit PCB(s), set the address 0 (manufacturer's default setting).

Networking multiple groups

On the operator panels and any unit PCBs belonging to the individual groups,
set the addresses 0-15. Each group is given its own address. The labels A to
F correspond to the addresses 10 to 15.
NOTE:
Assigning duplicate addresses causes malfunctions.
The default setting for the group address switch is 0 and it may need to be
changed.
Unit PCBs

Operator panel

O
N

Group addresses:
0

Group 0

Group 8

Group 1

Group 9

Group 2

Group 10

Group 3

Group 11

Group 4

Group 12

Group 5

Group 13

Group 6

Group 14

Group 7

Group 15

Fig. 7-10: Setting the address on the operator panel


Pos. 1: Operator panel, Power Geko(s) group 0 (address 0)
Pos. 2: Operator panel, Power Geko(s) group 1 (address 1)
Pos. 3: Operator panel, Power Geko(s) group 2 (address 2) etc.

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Setting the limitation functions


2001

MATRIX
3001
4001

4001+IO

Limitation values of the supply air temperature can be set for heating and cooling
operation.
Heating operation:
Minimum and maximum limitation (limitation type rigid or sliding)
Cooling operation:
Minimum limitation

These limitation values and the limitation type can be set via the MATRIX.PDA
service tool and MATRIX.PC service software (see operation manual of this
service tool or the online help of the service software for procedure).
When using an operator panel with display (MATRIX OP50 or OP51), the
limitation values can also be set here (see MATRIX OP50/OP51 operation
manual).
General functions of the supply air temperature limitation
If the temperature falls short of or exceeds a supply air temperature limitation, the
controller automatically switches to supply air control mode. This regulates the
supply air temperature with the corresponding control parameters for the supply
air temperature to this limit value.
With the room temperature and cascade control types, this temporary supply air
regulation remains active until the main control objective, i.e. a particular room
temperature, is reached. The unit then switches back to the main control type.
Minimum heating temperature
If this function is activated and a temperature sensor is present in the supply air,
a temperature value may be entered here below which the supply air must not
(rigid limitation), or only partly (sliding limitation), fall.
Factory setting and input limit values:
Default value:
Minimum input value:
Maximum input value:

18.0 C
10.0 C
35.0 C

With room temperature control, you can also select whether the minimum
limitation should be rigid or sliding.
Minimum heating limitation (rigid):
The temperature does not fall below the minimum limitation temperature value
that is set.
Advantage: This largely prevents draughts from forming.
Disadvantage: The room can become slightly overheated, particularly if the
set values are too high, as the controller is not able to prevent overheating by
means of cooler air.

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Minimum heating limitation (sliding):


The temperature can fall below the minimum limitation temperature value that is
set if the actual room temperature value lies above the set point, and this must be
by an amount that is the result of the room temperature deviation multiplied by the
influence coefficient.
Advantage: Overheating of the room can be prevented or minimised by means
of the minimum limitation.
Disadvantage: The supply air temperature can fall below the minimum
limitation temperature value.

Factory setting and input limit values of the influence coefficient:


Default value
Minimum input value
Maximum input value

1.0
0.4
4.0

Maximum heating temperature


If this function is activated and a temperature sensor is present in the supply air,
a temperature value can be entered here that the supply air must not exceed.
Factory setting and input limit values:
Default value
Minimum input value
Maximum input value

60.0 C
25.0 C
60.0 C

Minimum cooling temperature


If this function is activated and a temperature sensor is present in the supply air,
a temperature value may be entered here below which the supply air must not fall.
Factory setting and input limit values:
Default value
Minimum input value
Maximum input value

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10.0 C
20.0 C

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GEA Power Geko fan coil unit

Switch on unit
DANGER FROM ELECTRICAL CURRENT!
The electrical control box (terminal box) is open.
Direct interventions in the electrical control box (terminal box) are not permitted!
Before finishing with the unit, ensure that the electrical control box (terminal
box) is properly closed (see Terminal box or electrical control box on
page 42).

Switch the supply voltage on.


The unit is switched on via a MATRIX series operator panel or a control by
others.
For operation instructions, refer to the manual of the particular operator panel
connected.
Switch the unit on at the operator panel.
Test the fan speeds.

R E 14:08

100

21 .5

Fig. 7-11: Switching the unit on at the operator panel


Pos. 1: MATRIX OP44C operator panel
Pos. 2: MATRIX OP51C operator panel

NOTE:
The setting of the speed selection switch (OP21/OP3X/OP44 only) can be
limited mechanically.
The limitation should be set such that the maximum adjustable fan speed
corresponds to that of the unit.
For details on the limitation, refer to the operator panel manual.

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Checking the data connection


DANGER FROM ELECTRICAL CURRENT!
Before remedying an error in the data connection, power the whole system
down. Ensure that the unit is secured against being switched back on at an
appropriate point of the on-site power supply.

7.9.1 Checking the control cables


2001

MATRIX
3001
4001

4001+IO

The data/commands are transported via control cables. Depending on the unit
equipment, these should be connected or checked in accordance with the wiring
diagram affixed to the unit connection box (see Connecting the control cables
on page 49).
The yellow LED on the unit PCB signals an active supply voltage to the
electronics.

If the LED is off, check the 230 V supply voltage on the unit.

7.9.2 Checking the data connection


2001

MATRIX
3001
4001

4001+IO

Data are transported via a 2/4-core data cable. This should be connected or
checked in accordance with the wiring diagram affixed to the unit connection box
(see Connecting the bus connection on page 52).
Three LEDs on the unit PCB signal the operating status of the unit.
LED

Yellow

Green

Red

LED
status

Operating status

Action/remedy

On

Supply voltage to electronics OK

Off

Supply voltage to electronics not OK

On

Operating system and control


software have been started and are
working properly

Off

Software or processor defective

Replace PCB

Error in electronics

Power PCB down and wait for a short time.


Power the PCB back up. If the error message is
still present, replace the PCB.

Data bus interruption

Check the connection of the data cables and the


setting of the terminating resistor on all units.

Continuously
On
Flashes

Check 230 V supply voltage on unit

Tab.: 7-4: Operating status and remedies in the event of errors in the data connections (MATRIX 3000/4000)

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7.10 Checking the control inputs and control outputs


The MATRIX 3000/4000 control systems have control inputs and control outputs.
When checking the control inputs and control outputs, the factory-set configuration
should be assumed.
Refer to the unit connection diagram for details of the functions the controller is
equipped with (affixed to the inside of the unit connection box cover).
Any modifications to the configuration that may have been made on site (via
MATRIX.PDA service tool or MATRIX.PC service software) have to be
considered separately.
7.10.1 Function input
2001

MATRIX
3001
4001

4001+IO

The input can be assigned the following functions as required:


Window contact (unit OFF with frost protection)

Bridge the input terminals.


Turn the unit on and adjust the set point as required until the fan is running.
Open the bridge.
The fan must switch off, the valves close
(unit remains in frost protection monitoring mode)

Energy saving mode

80

Turn the unit on and adjust the set point as required until the fan is running.
Bridge the input terminals.
The fan must switch off, the valves close,
Requirement: Energy saving mode set point set accordingly
(unit remains in frost protection monitoring mode)

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7.10.2 Operating programmes


2001

MATRIX
3001
4001

4001+IO

9
The operating programmes described below can be activated via the additional
four inputs and two outputs.
Procedure for activating the normal mode operating programme:

Switch the unit on.


Switch the unit to energy saving mode (see operator panel operation manual).
Bridge the input terminals.
The unit switches to normal mode.

Procedure for activating the free operating mode or energy saving


mode operating programme:
Switch the unit on.
Bridge the input terminals.
9 The unit switches to free operating mode or energy saving mode.
Procedure for activating the unit off operating
programme:
Switch the unit on.
Bridge the input terminals.
9 The unit switches off (caution: no frost protection function).
Procedure for activating the heating request operating
programme:
Turn the unit on and increase the set point until the unit starts to heat.
9 Heating request contact closes.
Procedure for activating the cooling request operating
programme:
Turn the unit on and decrease the set point until the unit starts to cool.
9 Cooling request contact closes.

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7.11 Checking the condensate pump (cooling units with condensate pump only)
NOTE:
To prevent the case from amplifying noise, the suction and pressure pipes
should be laid such that they do not touch the basic unit and the pipes.
Before commissioning, ensure that
the unit discharge (heat exchanger)
the condensate trays and the condensate pump strainer
and the filter medium are clean.
These components may have to be cleaned or the filter medium changed.
To guarantee the functioning of the condensate pump the basic unit has to be
installed in a horizontal position.
Condensate water forms during cooling operation, even on non-insulated pipes.

Check that
the condensate tray is clean and firmly secured.
the strainer (Fig. 7-12, Pos. 1) is clean and tightly
secured.
If not yet switched on, switch the supply voltage on.
Check the function of the condensate pump:
To do this, carefully pour water into the
condensate tray (Fig. 7-12, Pos. 2) until the pump
switches on.
The pump should switch off again after a short
time when most of the water has been pumped
away.

Fig. 7-12: Checking the condensate pump


Pos. 1: Strainer
Pos. 2: Condensate tray

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7.12 Functionality by use of GEA MATRIX


7.12.1 Fan
The behaviour of the fan control is dependent on the configured control type and
operating mode on the operator panel which has been selected. The following fan
modes can be set:
Manual fan control
Automatic fan control
Automatic fan control in mute mode

The fan switches off regardless of the selected mode if one of the following error
statuses has occurred:
Thermal motor monitoring triggered
Insufficient operating data due to sensor error
Hardware defective

Manual
The fan is operated at the pre-set fan speed. The pre-setting can be done via the
operator panel, the management system or via external modules (e.g.
MATRIX.DI digital input module).
Automatic
Switching difference

Fan speeds

The fan is activated dependent on the set point deviation (temperature). In mute
mode, the highest fan speed is blocked.
The fan speeds are controlled dependent on the deviation between actual and set
point values. Both the size and the time of the existing deviation has an influence
on the control behaviour.

2
1

The number of available fan speeds is dependent on the unit type.

Off
100 [%]

Parameter:

Speed no.: 0..3-speed fan


Speed no.: 0..5-speed fan (MATRIX 4000 with additional IO card only)

Flush function
This function enables the unit fan to operate independently of the control mode
selected and remain switched on even once the set point temperature has been
reached. The fan speed must be selected by hand (no automatic operation). This
is intended to provide an optimum flushing of air in the room. This function can
only be selected using the MATRIX OP50 and MATRIX OP51 operator panel or
the MATRIX.PC service software.

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7.12.2 Valves
Depending on the controller equipment selected, the integrated valve controller
supports valves with on/off control or modulating behaviour.
The valves can be controlled in the following modes:
Heating
Cooling
Heating or cooling
Heating and cooling

The factory-set synchronisation moves all connected valves (modulating control


mode only) every 24 hours to an OPEN or CLOSED position to achieve a
common starting position.
7.12.3 Condensate pump
The condensate pump drains the condensate that forms on cooling units. The
condensate pump is switched on when required via a sensor built into the
condensate tray.
When a limit value is exceeded, the fan is switched off, the cooling valve is closed
and a fault message is displayed on the operator panel.
7.12.4 Support mode
Support mode is only available in room temperature control mode. This does not
regulate the temperature to a fixed set point, but instead to a pre-set set-point
range. This set-point range can only be changed via the MATRIX.PC service
software.
Support mode is active if a room temperature sensor is connected but no room
temperature set point, i.e. no operator panel, is available (e.g. during the
construction phase to dry out the building).
The Support mode function is terminated as soon as a fixed room temperature
set point is defined.
7.12.5 Room frost protection
This function ensures that a regulated room remains free of frost when the unit is
switched off.
At room temperatures < 4 C, the valve is fully opened and the fan is switched to
the lowest fan speed, regardless of the inlet temperature.
If room temperature reaches > 6 C, the valve is closed and the fan switched off.
The unit reverts to its normal control mode.
NOTE:
This item is only relevant for air treatment units which also incorporate a heating
function.

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7.12.6 Summer / winter compensation


This function requires a connected external sensor.
End temperature

End temperature

Temp.
offset

This function achieves a shift of the room temperature set point depending on the
external temperature.
Example of use:

Start temperature

Above an external temperature of 26 C, you want to increase the room


temperature set point by 0.5 C per 1 C increase in the external temperature.
The set point should not be increased any further above an external temperature
of 32 C.
So you should enter 26 C as the start temperature and 32 C as the end
temperature.
The set point offset is calculated as follows:
(End temperature - start temperature) * 0.5 C (the increase per C external
temperature increase)
(32 - 26) * 0.5 = 6 * 0.5 = 3
The factory-set parameters can only be changed via the MATRIX.PC service
software.

7.12.7 Filter replacement indicator


This function calculates the degree of filter soiling from the running times of the
various fan speeds. The required filter replacement is displayed as a warning
message on the MATRIX OP50 or MATRIX OP51 display operator panel and can
be acknowledged.
A filter replacement message occurs after expiry of the remaining service life,
minimum service interval exceeded or via contact made by a connected
differential pressure switch.
When you have acknowledged the warning message, the remaining service life
is recalculated.
When the filter has been replaced, the internal running time counter is reset via a
menu option on the operator panel.
The Change filter message sent via contact by a connected differential pressure
switch (MATRIX 4000 only) also appears in the form of a flashing Error LED on
operator panels without a display.

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Troubleshooting and maintenance


NOTE:
Maintenance must only be performed by trained technical personnel in
observance of this operation manual and the regulations in force.

DANGER FROM ROTATING UNIT PARTS!


The rotating fan wheel poses a risk of injury!
Before performing any work on the unit, ensure that it is powered down. Ensure
that the unit is secured against being switched back on at an appropriate point
of the on-site power supply.
DANGER OF SCALDING!
Before performing any work on fan coil units:
Seal off the heating medium inlet before performing work on the valves or the
inlet or outlet pipes and secure the seal from being opened unintentionally.
Do not begin work until the heating medium has cooled down.
DANGER FROM ELECTRICAL CURRENT!
Power the unit down before undertaking any work that involves the unscrewing
of covers. Ensure that the unit is secured against being switched back on at an
appropriate point of the on-site power supply.

8.1

Maintenance
The Power Geko is a high-quality and reliable unit. However, to guarantee the
permanent functioning and performance of the Power Geko, regular maintenance
and inspection by technical experts is necessary.
NOTE:
The manufacturers warranty will be invalidated by damage which is attributable
to the failure to perform the regular essential inspections.

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Overview of the regular maintenance tasks


The following maintenance tasks must be performed at the indicated time
intervals.

Checking the filter

Annually

Half-yearly

Quarterly

Components

Before the cool


weather period

Maintenance interval

Checking the fan or the fan cavity *

Fan cavity: cleaning and checking the fan

Variant: checking the air-intake and/or discharge


sound attenuator *

Checking the screw connections of the pipes **

Checking the electrical connections

Checking the earthing

Bleeding the heat exchanger **

Cleaning the lateral condensate tray **

Checking the condensate drain, or checking the


siphon by others **

Checking the setting and functioning of all valves **

Cleaning the humidity sensors **

Checking the functioning of the condensate pump **

* If necessary, clean and remove foreign objects


** Depending on the variant
Tab. 8-1: Regular maintenance tasks

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Quarterly maintenance

8.2.1 Clean or replace the filter


To clean or replace the filter in accordance with Fig. 8-1, proceed as follows:

Release the quick-release locks on the inspection flap by turning them


anticlockwise through 90 (see Fig. 8-1; Pos. 2) and open the flap.
Unhitch the flap from the casing guide rail downwards.
Press the filter from the outside into the interior of the casing until it can be
evenly withdrawn (see Fig. 8-1; Pos. 3).
Remove the retaining strips on the left and right from the filter frame (see
Fig. 8-1; Pos. 4)
Remove the filter material from the filter frame (see Fig. 8-1; Pos. 4).
Clean the filter material in lukewarm water with a mild detergent or replace it.
NOTE:
Do not use any solvents to clean the filter element!
For best results, use a new filter element. A spare filter set (containing 5 filters)
can be ordered from GEA via order number ZGP#111. The # symbol is a
place holder for the respective unit size.

Replace the filter with the cleaned or new filter element by repeating the above
sequence in reverse.

Fig. 8-1:
Pos. 1:
Pos. 2:
Pos. 3:
Pos. 4:

88

Removing the filter, cleaning or replacing the filter element


Inspection flap
Quick-release locks
Filter
Filter material

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Troubleshooting and maintenance

Half-yearly maintenance

8.3.1 Checking the fan


Open the inspection flap as described in Chapter 8.2.1.

Check the fan wheel(s) for ease of movement (Fig. 8-2, Pos. 1).
Remove dirt from the interior of the casing by vacuuming.
Close the inspection flap.

Fig. 8-2:

Checking the fan cavity

Pos. 1: Fan wheel

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GEA Power Geko fan coil unit

Annual maintenance

8.4.1 Cleaning the sound attenuator module (variant)


DAMAGE TO UNIT AND PERSONAL INJURY!
Danger of injury due to falling unit parts!
Consider the weight of the unit!
Before removing a module, make sure that the remaining modules below the
room ceiling are still mounted securely.
Appropriate safety measures are to be taken if required.
PERSONAL INJURY!
Accident risk due to falling parts and sharp edges!
When removing the unit, wear a helmet, safety footwear and protective gloves.
Units should always be removed by two people.

2
1

Fig. 8-3:

Unscrew and remove the centering and


connecting screws (Fig. 8-3, Pos. 1) for
the sound attenuator module.
Unscrew the nuts (M8) on the threaded
rods which secure the module until it can
be taken off (Fig. 8-3, Pos. 2).
Take the module off. Before doing so, the
weight of the module should be
considered.
Clean the sound attenuator module and
the casing from the inside by means of
vacuuming and dry-cleaning.
Hang the module in the ceiling mount
again and secure it by following the same
steps which were required to remove it in
reverse.
Check that the module is correctly
fastened to the ceiling and unit.

Cleaning the sound attenuator module


Pos. 1: Screw connections for modules
Pos. 2: Mountings for modules

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8.4.2 Check the screw connections of the pipes


Check that all of the screw connections of the pipes are securely fixed (see
Fig. 8-4, Pos. 1 for an example).
Check the mounting of the servo actuators by hand (see Fig. 8-4, Pos. 2 for
an example).

2
1

Fig. 8-4:

Checking the screw connections

Pos. 1: Screw connections of the coil connections


Pos. 2: Mountings of the servo actuators

8.4.3 Checking the electrical connections and earthing


DANGER FROM ELECTRICAL CURRENT!
Before performing the following work, you must ensure that the unit is powered
down and that the mains voltage is secured against being switched back on.
Before finishing with the unit, ensure that the electrical control box (terminal
box) is properly closed (see Chapter 6.2).

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Open the terminal box or the electrical control box (see Chapter 6.2).
Check that all of the electrical connections are securely seated in the terminal
strips.
Check the correct earthing of the unit with an appropriate measuring device.
Close the terminal box or the electrical control box again.

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8.4.4 Bleeding the heat exchanger


Bleed the heat exchanger as described in Chapter 7.3
8.4.5 Cleaning the lateral condensate tray
Clean the lateral condensate tray (Fig. 8-5, Pos. 1).
Not relevant for units with condensate pump.
Check that the condensate is draining properly from the condensate tray and
the siphon that may be fitted on site.
Pos. 1: Lateral condensate tray

Fig. 8-5:

Lateral condensate tray

8.4.6 Checking the valves

8.5

Check the functioning of the valves as described in Chapter 7.2.

Before the cool weather period

8.5.1 Cleaning the humidity sensors


Only applicable for units with an integrated condensate pump.
NOTE:
Keep the humidity sensors away from dust and corrosive fluids.

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Unscrew the screw connection for the sensor cover (see Fig. 8-6, Pos. 1).
Both sensors positioned behind the cover are now visible
(see Fig. 8-6, Pos. 2). The sensor surfaces are located behind the green
marker noses.
Clean the sensor foils behind the green marker noses with a damp cloth
(see Fig. 8-6 and Pos. 3).
Assemble the unit in the reverse sequence.

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NOTE:
Never clean the contact surfaces with aggressive cleaning fluids or hard
objects.
Use only a small amount of soap and water for cleaning.
Pos. 1: Screw connection of the

sensor cover
2
2

Pos. 2: Humidity sensors


Pos. 3: Sensor foils (behind the green

marker noses)

Fig. 8-6:

Condensate tray

8.5.2 Checking the functioning of the condensate pump


Only applicable for units with an integrated condensate pump.
NOTE:
In the event of a fault in one sensor, both sensors need to be replaced.
Both sensors are mounted together on a stainless-steel console and are
positioned at the factory in such a way that the pre-set switching positions are
ensured if the main unit is aligned correctly.
To guarantee the functioning of the condensate pump the basic unit has to be
installed in a horizontal position

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Check the functioning of the condensate pump as described in Chapter 7.11.

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8.6

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Breakdowns
Deviations from normal operating states of the fan coil units are evidence of
malfunctions and must be investigated by maintenance personnel.
The following table should serve as a starting point for maintenance personnel
regarding possible causes of trouble and their correction:

Fault

Possible cause of fault

Remedy

Fan does not work

Unit not switched on

Switch on unit

No electrical voltage

Check fuse/power supply


(technical personnel only)

Electrical cables not connected

Connect electrical cables


(technical personnel only)

Unit fuses defective

Replace fuses
(technical personnel only)

Controller switched off fan on reaching


room temperature

See operation manual for


MATRIX operator panels

Too high RPM level switched on

Set a lower RPM level

Air intake or discharge areas blocked

Clear discharge/air intake of


obstructions and kinks

Noisy fan bearings

Replace the faulty fan


(technical personnel only)

Filter dirty

Clean/replace the filter

Fan not switched on

Switch on the fan

Air volume flow of the unit


too low

Select a higher RPM level

Air intake or discharge area blocked

Unobstruct or clean airways

Fan blocked/faulty

Check fan, replace if necessary


(technical personnel only); see also
page 94 Fan does not work

Filter dirty

Clean/replace the filter

Heating medium is not hot

Switch on the heating system (boiler)

Unit too noisy

Unit does not heat/


heats insufficiently
(Hot water)

Switch on the circulating pump


Bleed the system
Water flow rate too low

Check pump performance


(technical personnel only)
Check pipe run balance and adjust
using calculated pressure loss
(technical personnel only)

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Fault

Possible cause of fault

Remedy

Unit does not heat/


heats insufficiently
(Hot water)

Set point temperature at control panel


too low

Raise the set point temperature at the


controller

Operator panel is located above a heat


source or exposed to direct sunshine

Place operator panel in an appropriate


position
(technical personnel only)

Control valve does not open

Replace the faulty control valve


(technical personnel only)

Fan not switched on

Switch on the fan

Air volume flow of the unit


too low

Select a higher RPM level

Air intake or discharge area blocked

Unobstruct or clean airways

Fan blocked/faulty

Check fan, replace if necessary


(technical personnel only);
see also page 94 Fan does not work

Filter dirty

Clean/replace the filter

Cooling medium is not cold

Switch on chilled water set

Unit does not cool/


cools insufficiently
(chilled water)

Switch on the circulating pump


Bleed the system
Water flow rate too low

Check pump performance


(technical personnel only)
Check pipe run balance and adjust
using calculated pressure loss
(technical personnel only)

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Set point temperature at control panel


too high

Lower the set point temperature at the


control panel

Control panel is located in cold air, e.g.


at the door

Place operator panel in an appropriate


position (technical personnel only)

Control valve does not open

Replace the faulty control valve


(technical personnel only)

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Fault

Possible cause of fault

Remedy

Water leakage in unit


area

Main condensate tray drain blocked

Clean the main condensate tray and the


condensate drain

Side condensate tray drain blocked

Clean condensate drain and check for


sufficient gradient, clean and fill the
siphon if necessary
(performed by technical personal, if
required)

Chilled water pipes not (correctly)


insulated

Insulate the chilled water pipes


(performed by technical personal, if
required)

Unit not suspended horizontally

Align the unit and hang it it horizontally


(technical personnel only)

Heat exchanger or hydraulic


connections leaking

Check the heat exchanger, bleeding


and valve connections for leaks
If necessary, retighten connections,
clean screw insert or reseal the
connections
On valves, check the screw
connections for ease of movement,
clean sealing surfaces and replace seal
if necessary
(technical personnel only)
Check the soldered joints between the
collector and heat exchanger tubes and
on the heat exchanger deflection bends
for leaks; if leaking, replace the heat
exchanger
(technical personnel only)

Controller switches on
continuously

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Operator panel located in the wrong


measuring location (e.g. at an open
door or in the vicinity of the Power Geko
discharge grille)

Position the operator panel at an


appropriate place where the room
temperature can be recorded
representatively
(technical personnel only)

Heating medium temperature too


high/low

Correct the external temperature curve


on the controller of the boiler system.
Check the control concept and adjust
accordingly
(technical personnel only)

Cooling medium temperature


too high/too low

Correct the inlet temperature on the


controller of the cooling system. Check
the control concept and adjust
accordingly
(technical personnel only)

Other heating elements with individual


control are on the same pipe run (e.g.
radiators with thermostat valves)

Separate medium duct if necessary.


Check control concept and adjust
accordingly
(technical personnel only)

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Fault

Troubleshooting and maintenance

Possible cause of fault

Remedy

Thermal contact (TC) of the ventilator


motor and/or the alarm contact of the
humidity sensor of the condensate
pump has been triggered

Check the thermal contact of the fan


motor (through connection).
Replace the power electronics/
controller and/or fan motor
(technical personnel only)

Condensate pump
Fan does not run
Red LED on the operator
panel is flashing:
Flashing code:

= TC fault

= Condensate pump fault

Water leakage in the


vicinity of the unit; no
malfunction exists.

Water leakage in the


vicinity of the unit; pump
running (almost) all the
time

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The fan was switched off


Power electronics/controller and/or fan
faulty
T630 mA fuse is faulty

Replace the fuse


(technical personnel only)

Condensate pump coil is faulty

Replace the condensate pump


(technical personnel only)

Diode of the pump overheating


protection is damaged

Renew the overheating protection


(technical personnel only)

Strainer blocked

Clean the strainer.

Pump humidity sensor(s) dirty or faulty

Clean or replace humidity sensors


(technical personnel only)

T630 mA fuse is faulty

Replace the fuse


(technical personnel only)

Diode of the pump overheating


protection is damaged

Renew the overheating protection


(technical personnel only)

Strainer blocked

Clean the strainer

Pump resistances on discharge side too


large

Reduce resistances

Pressure-side pump tube blocked

Clean or replace the tube

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Fault

GEA Power Geko fan coil unit

Possible cause of fault

Remedy

Pump fuse is faulty

Replace the fuse


(technical personnel only)

Pump humidity sensor is faulty

Replace the humidity sensor


(technical personnel only)

Pump thermal contact is faulty

Replace the pump


(technical personnel only)

Pump coil is faulty

Replace the pump


(technical personnel only)

Wiring has become loose

Reconnect the wiring


(technical personnel only)

Pump is not sucking in any condensate

Replace the pump


(technical personnel only)

Strainer blocked or heavily soiled

Clean the strainer

Suction tube or pressure tube not


properly attached (possible structureborne noise)

Install the connection and tubes


properly; prevent structure-borne noise

Pump attachment has loosened

Retighten pump attachment

Pump insulation faulty or loose

Replace or reattach pump insulation

Pump running time is


too short; too little
condensate is sucked in

Thermal contact switches off pump due


to overheating

Replace the pump


(technical personnel only)

Humidity sensors have


no voltage

T630 mA fuses are faulty

Replace the fuses


(technical personnel only)

Wiring is loose or detached

Connect the wiring properly


(technical personnel only)

Pump attachment has loosened

Retighten pump attachment

Pump insulation is faulty or loose

Replace or reattach pump insulation

Pump sucks in air

Position suction tube or intake of the


pump correctly; clean if necessary

The unit is not mounted horizontally

Reposition the unit

Condensate pump
Condensate pump does
not run

Unusually loud noises


from the pump

Unit and pump unit emit


excessive noise
(vibration).

Tab. 8-2: Causes of malfunctions and remedies


If the malfunction cannot be remedied by the maintenance personnel, please
consult our authorised service department.

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EG-Konformittserklrung
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im Sinne der EG-Maschinenrichtlinie 98/37EG,
of conformity for machinery Directive 98/37/EEC
Anhang II A
Annex II, sub A
Hiermit erklren wir, dass die Gerte der GEA Geblsekonvektoren Power-Geko aufgrund der Konzipierung und
Bauart, sowie in den von uns in Verkehr gebrachten Ausfhrungen den einschlgigen grundlegenden Sicherheitsund Gesundheitsanforderungen der EG-Richtlinie entsprechen. Bei einer nicht mit uns abgestimmten nderung
an Gerten dieser Gerteserie verliert diese Erklrung die Gltigkeit.
We herewith declare, that our product part of the GEA fan coil units Power Geko, are in conformity with the
following standards or standardising documents required by the EEC Directive. This declaration becomes invalid,
should the product be changed without our knowledge.

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Einschlgige EG-Richtlinien / Relevant EEC-Directives


EG-Maschinenrichtlinie 98/37/EG
EEC-Machinery Directive 98/37/EEC
EG-Niederspannungsrichtlinie (73/23/EWG), i.d.F. 93/68/EWG
EEC-Low Voltage Directive (73/23/EEC), as issued in 93/68/EEC
EG-Richtlinie Elektromagnetische Vertrglichkeit (89/336/EWG), i.d.F. 93/97/EWG
EEC Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (89/336/EEC), as issued in 93/97/EEC

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Date / Manufacturers signature:

March 2004,

Dr. Fremerey

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