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Model #FV-30VQ3

WhisperCeiling 290 CFM Ceiling Surface Mount Bathroom Exhaust Fan, ENERGY STAR

  • Easy installation
  • Features a rust-proof galvanized housing
  • Motor is fully enclosed for optimal protection
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Room Size
Sones Level
CFM
duct size
energy star
housing width
Housing length
The FV-30VQ3 Panasonic Whisper Ceiling ventilation fan is ultra quiet, energy efficient and easy to nstall. This single speed 290 CFM fan is designed for large volume areas up to 300 sq. ft in residential and light commercial applications. It is ENERGY STAR rated and can be used to comply with ASHRAE 62.2, LEED, IAP, EarthCraft, California Title 24 and the WA. Ventilation Code.
  • 6 in. ducts adapter and 9-9/32 in. housing depth for ceiling installation
  • Superior performance with 2.0 sone sound level
  • Totally enclosed condenser motor with thermal fuse protection
  • Expandable extension bracket up to 26 in.
  • UL listed for tub/shower enclosure when used with a GFCI branch circuit wire
  • 3-year (36 month) warranty from date of original purchase
  • Built-in damper to prevent backdraft
  • Click here to learn more about Eco Options and Energy Efficiency

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Specifications

Dimensions

Housing Length (in.)
12.28
Housing Width (in.)
12.28
Product Height (in.)
10.16
Product Length (in.)
15 in
Product Width (in.)
15 in

Details

Air Volume (CFM)
290
Amperage (amps)
0.53
Color/Finish
White
Duct Compatible Sizes
6 in
Fan Sound Level (Sones)
2.0
Features
No Additional Features
Grill Shape
Square
Housing Material
Galvanized Steel
Included
No Additional Items Included
Installation Type
Ceiling
Maximum Room Size (sq. ft.)
300
Mount Type
Surface Mount
Product Weight (lb.)
17.00 lb
Returnable
180-Day
Room Size
Large Room Fan
Voltage (volts)
120/60
Wattage (watts)
63

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
3 year warranty

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Ratings
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Air Volume (CFM)110,50,80290110110,50,80
Fan Sound Level (Sones)0.32.00.60.3,0.4
Housing Width (in.)10.2512.2811.2510.25
Housing Length (in.)10.2512.281610.25
Maximum Room Size (sq. ft.)110300110110
FeaturesAdjustable Fan Speed,Roomside InstallationNo Additional FeaturesHeaterAdjustable Fan Speed,Light,Nightlight
Installation TypeCeilingCeilingCeilingCeiling
Grill ShapeSquareSquareRectangleSquare
Mount TypeFlush MountSurface MountSurface MountFlush Mount
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Questions & Answers

28Questions43Answers

what is the noise level in decibels

Asked by JB August 10, 2020
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Not sure what is the noise level but it's sure not whisper quite.

What would it cost to have someone from Home Depot install this for me?

Asked by HelpPlease May 23, 2020
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I would call the store and follow the menu prompt for installations and see if they will do this for you. It will depend upon a few factors proper amperage / wire size, duct size, the depth of the bay it's going, the hole size and proper support for the fan.

Can the exhaust hose diameter be reduced to 3 1/2 inches?

Asked by Papagrump January 7, 2020
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Yes but you will get less flow. Also the more turns, particularly righ angle turns, the lower the flow.

Can this be installed on a wall?

Asked by Tsnow August 22, 2019
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If the wall is deep and new construction then possibly but I do no recommend this model fan at all.

Can this fan be installed in a bathroom where it cannot vent outside?

Asked by Sam June 20, 2019
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It needs to vent outside. you don't want to dump moist air into an enclosed space

Can this be installed in a ceiling with 8” joists?

Asked by John May 11, 2019
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Only on new construction.

Can you you replace the on/off switch with a 3 speed fan switch?

Asked by Flyguyid December 5, 2018
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Set up for on off dont think 3 speed will work

Can you reduce the speed of the fan and does that affect noise level? - Skip

Asked by Skip October 31, 2018
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No, obvious way to reduce the spped or noise - unless you ask an electrical engineer to add a voltage regulator - but not worth the effort. Overall the fan works great for a large bathroom. many times it left on all night and still runs fine - its a good fan!

Can this fan be mounted in a wall or does it only work in a ceiling??

Asked by Jstone January 28, 2018
5
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Pretty sure it should only be in the ceiling. The drum that spins seems like it would eventually become unbalanced by gravity after sitting sideways in a wall. I wouldn’t do it. But, it’s a great fan in the ceiling. :)

How far can’ the 6” duct be run ?

Asked by MikeLiebrand January 3, 2018
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Running the duct is more of a question for your installer. My 6" duct runs about 8 feet until it gets to a roof outlet T-pipe. The duct on the fan is several inches long, as shown in picture, and then connects with your existing duct. As you know the longer it runs, the more it can lose some suction. It's a powerful, quiet fan and I love it and would buy again. I do find upon reading threads online that exhaust fans are hard to install in existing fan replacement. Every thing is different, it seems. Lots of frustration, cutting drywall, squeezing this into that, etc., even if you buy the same size opening in the specs. Having said that, I will be getting another of these for my laundry room.

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Wow, this fan is powerful! And super quiet too!! Definitely did the trick on our 15'x12' with 12'...
Wow, this fan is powerful! And super quiet too!! Definitely did the trick on our 15'x12' with 12' ceilings in the master bath. I was looking for the one of the biggest quietest fans. Original owners had a small fan. My husband installed without a problem. He did have to cut the drywall ceiling bigger to fit. We installed a timer for it to stay on 5, 15, 30, 60, etc.. minutes. (The timer is hooked up to the fan and shower light). Works great, no moisture left on mirror after long hot showers!!
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We bought two of these ceiling fans to help vent air out of our 3-car garage. The instructions for mounting within an existing ceiling (not a commercial drop-panel ceiling) were not clear and referred back to a new construction installation. I had to build the header frames around the fans, then mount those (with the fan unit) in the attic space between the ceiling joists. That would not have been bad, except the exhaust duct attachment ends up being too close to the header and required cutting out a semi-circle to allow for a duct adapter. In addition, the electrical junction box attached to the unit is made to be wired from below; however, that doesn't work with a retrofit installation. Also, the screws holding the electrical cover plate were machine tight and extremely difficult to remove with a hand screwdriver. If I had to do it over again - and for anyone else thinking of using these as a retrofit - I would still build the header frame around the fan housing, with the cut-out for the ducting, and I would open up the electric junction box before mounting the unit in the attic space. HOWEVER, now that they are installed (wired serially into one switch), the fans are very, very quiet, considering they are 290 CFM capacity. We are very happy with the finished product and how they operate.
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Whisper quiet and very efficient!...
Whisper quiet and very efficient!
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This fan is more quiet than I expected and the...
This fan is more quiet than I expected and the 6” ducting is a factor in that. The description isn’t clear but it is 6”, and without reducing it, it’s quieter.
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Application to vent a windowless 2 car garage being used...
Application to vent a windowless 2 car garage being used as a hobby room. Fan is quiet, provides excellent ventilation and air circulation. Installation was easy since the ceiling was being newly drywalled.
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This unit is very strong but it's definitely not whisper quiet.
This unit is very strong but it's definitely not whisper quiet.
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