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WhisperSense DC fan-LED Lights Motion and Humidity Sensors Delay Timer Pick-A-Flow Speed Selector 50, 80 or 110 CFM

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  • ECM motor with SmartFlow technology provides efficient CFM output
  • Pick-A-Flow selector to set customized airflow as needed
  • Flex-Z Fast bracket for easy, hassle-free installation
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WhisperSense DC fan with LED light and night light, sensors for motion and humidity, adjustable delay timer, Pick-A-Flow Speed Selector with 50, 80 or 110 CFM airflow. Quiet and powerful, this spot ventilation fan has less than 0.3 sones at 50 and 80 CFM and 0.4 sones at 110 CFM. The brushless ECM Motor is rated for continuous run and has SmartFlow Technology. The fan includes a Flex-Z Fast bracket and a 4 in. or 6 in. duct adapter. It is ideal for use in many rooms: bathroom, laundry room, sun room, media room, basement, mud room or garage.
  • Pick-a-Flow fpeed selector offers flexibility to select the needed airflow - 3 options in 1 fan - 50, 80 or 110 CFM and can be adjusted with the flip of a switch
  • Dual sensor technology provides built in sensors for both humidity and motion plus an adjustable delay time from 30 seconds to 60 minutes for automatic moisture and odor control
  • This fan has two integral sensors that constantly scan the bathroom to provide ventilation when needed. These sensors automatically trigger the fan for: motion on/motion off, motion on/humidity off, humidity on/humidity off with auto shut off feature helping with energy usage and operating costs.
  • ECM motor has smartflow technology designed to perform as rated giving optimum CFM output
  • LED lighted fan includes one 10-Watt dimmable LED chip panel with a LED night light less than 1-Watt, both are incorporated into a contemporary flush mounted grill that will compliment any room (LED night light must be wired separately)
  • LED chip panel specifications: 3000 Kelvin warm white, 90 CRI, 700 Lumens and 50,000 hours average rated life
  • Integrated dual 4 in. or 6 in. duct adapter enhances installation options and has a built in damper to reduce back drafts
  • Flex-z fast bracket provides flexible fast and easy installation options, even from below the ceiling
  • Fits in 2 in. x 8 in. construction for ceiling installation with a 7 1/2 in. D housing
  • 6 year warranty on ECM motor; 3 year warranty on all parts and 5 year warranty on LED lighting, all warranty is from original purchase date
  • UL listed for tub/shower enclosure when GFCI protected
  • Energy Star rated and certified by the Home Ventilation Institute (HVI)
  • Can be used to comply with ASHRAE 62.2, LEED, Energy Star IAP, CALGreen, EarthCraft, California Title 24 and Washington Ventilation Code
  • Click here to learn more about Eco Options and Energy Efficiency
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Q:Can this fan operate without a wall switch?
by|Apr 22, 2023
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A:  The intention of that fan is to be used without a wall switch and have the fan directly wired to the electrical panel. If power is cut to the fan via a wall switch the unit will neither sense motion and/or humidity and will not have power to force the fan on when needed.

by|Apr 24, 2023
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    Q:Anyone know if the motion sensor will detect a cat? Thinking about putting this in a cat's litterbox room.
    by|Mar 20, 2023
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    A:  Hello! We would be more than happy to assist you further! Please contact us directly at https://na.panasonic.com/us/iaqsupport with more information about your inquiry. -M

    by|Mar 21, 2023
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      Q:why the fan keeps running all the time...none stop.
      by|Aug 19, 2022
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      A:  Hello! We would be more than happy to assist you further! Please contact us directly at https://na.panasonic.com/us/iaqsupport with more information about your inquiry. -M

      by|Aug 20, 2022
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        Q:CAN I MOUNT THIS FAN SIDEWAYS (VERTICAL) IN WALL OR DOES IT HAVE TO BE HORIZONTAL (FLAT) IN CEILING. I NOTICED IT HAS A BACKDRAFT FLAP.
        by|Jul 31, 2022
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        A:  Hello! Please get in touch with us at https://na.panasonic.com/us/iaqsupport for more information with regards to the product. Our support team would be happy to assist you further. -G

        by|Aug 1, 2022

          A:  I believe you can install it vertically. Check the installation instructions. 

          by|Mar 18, 2023
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            Not cheap but works great
            Replaced an smaller existing fan with this Panasonic. First off if your doing a “old construction” installation do yourself a favor and throw away those Easy Fit brackets and just use some 1/4 x 3” wood to “frame” the sheet rock. See pics - Supports it fine. I did the original installation reusing the flexible foil duct. After it was installed it wasn’t exactly “whisper” quite so I took it down and replaced with semi rigid aluminum duct work and made it much quieter although not quite Whisper quite on 80 CFM.... All in all a good fan, only up for a week. Humidity sensor works well - will have to see how it works in the summer on warm days ( I have the fan wall switch “on” all the time, if it comes on on humid days I can just turn it off manually. A few negatives- motion sensor CANNOT be turned off. I did not use the night light so I just taped over the sensor and attached it back in the housing. You would think this could be turned off or better yet tie it to The night light which would be useful at night. Also the plastic fan cover is a little cheap looking for a $300 fan although the spring clips are handy when adjusting time or humidity levels.
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            Response from Panasonic TeamAug 30, 2021
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              8 found this review helpful
              Fan does an excellent job taking humidity out of the bathroom. However, the instructions are terr...
              Fan does an excellent job taking humidity out of the bathroom. However, the instructions are terrible. Took me twice as long to install because of the poor instruction manuel.
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              Response from Panasonic TeamJul 14, 2021
              To be able to get support for your Vent Fan, please reach out to the Panasonic Customer Service for Vent Fans during 9AM - 6PM (EST) Monday through Friday via Phone: (866) 292-7299, or via Fax: (888) 553-0723. You can also Email them at: ventfans@us.panasonic.com . Panasonic
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              Nice unit – a few things to look out for and/or be aware of. Took me about 4 hours to replace the...
              Nice unit – a few things to look out for and/or be aware of. Took me about 4 hours to replace the old upstairs bathroom fan unit that had been installed when the house was built. Luckily, I did have access through the attic, as the original fan had obviously been installed and SECURELY SECURED from the top as the house was being built, with zero thought of how it might be replaced from below the ceiling in future years. If I’d not had that access, I really don’t know how I would have got it out … The installation instructions are not the best – read them carefully once – and then again! Since I had top access, I was able to lay the Flex-Z Fast bracket on top of the ceiling sheet rock, extend it out between two joists, and then attempt to secure it to the joists using the provided tapping screws. The first two screws went in easily – the second two got half way in before the heads stripped – both ways. I should have known better when I looked at the screw heads – the recess to accommodate the screw driver was small and shallow. Basically, cheap soft screws. So – either drill a hole before using these screws, or replace them with some decent screws. I never managed to get those two screws out, but did then drive two more screws through the bracket into the joist. (You can just see one of the “extra” screws to the right of the drain pipe at the bottom right corner of the picture “Attic View”). Because of the direction that my ducting had to run in relation to the Flex-Z Fast bracket, I actually installed the fan at 90 degrees to how is detailed in the instructions (Fig 4 of “New Construction”). I don’t think this is a problem – the flanges on the unit accommodate that option. But what that does mean is that I couldn’t then install and secure the adaptor to the Flex-Z Fast bracket per the instructions (Step 6 of “New Construction”). You can see what I mean about the relative orientation in the picture “Attic View” where the closest side of the Flex-Z Fast bracket is seen running horizontally across the picture between the joists. Having installed the Flex-Z Fast bracket I then used the inside edges of the bracket to enlarge the hole in the ceiling. I actually cut a hole about 10-1/4 ins square. I then fed the adaptor up through the hole, positioning it to one side of the hole. I then had the flange of the adaptor pressed up against the bottom side of the ceiling sheetrock. i.e. adaptor flange – ceiling sheetrock – Flex-Z Fast bracket. Next, I aligned / mated the fan body into the adaptor and pushed the fan body up through the hole until it was fully seated into the adaptor, and installed the machine screw to connect the fan body to the adapter (watch those machine screws …. they soon strip the female mating threads ….). Again, I then had the fan body flange sandwiching the ceiling sheetrock with the Flex-Z Fast bracket on the top side of the ceiling sheet rock. I then used the four provided self-drilling screws. Each screw went through a hole in the fan body flange, up through the sandwiched ceiling sheetrock and secured into the Flex-Z Fast bracket. Once all four screws were secured, the flanges are pressed tightly against the bathroom side ceiling sheetrock. Looks very neat and does not need any caulking! If some-one ever needs to replace the unit in the future they will thank me for not having to remove and clean up caulking! See picture “Bathroom View”. I noted the posted question about the three operation / control modes. I think that’s a poorly written part of the manual. I presume / believe that the described three modes can be accommodated by varying the humidity and timing settings – but it’s not really very clear. How I think the unit is designed to work is as follows; the fan should be hard wired in to the mains supply. The fan will then activate whenever motion is sensed. Once it no longer senses motion then it will run for a further xx minutes as determined by your setting of the timer delay. The fan will also be activated if either the humidity threshold (that you set) is breached or the unit senses a rapid build up of humidity …. even if it is below the threshold that you have set. Now …. I am not sure if the fan run time from this trigger event is determined by the timer setting or if it simply runs until the humidity change and/or level returns to normal? Of course, you can run the power to the fan through a wall switch if you want manual control over the fan – but that would kind of defeat the purpose of the motion sensor? Unless you taped that switch …. see later …. A work of caution. Here in Houston the humidity is standardly very high - 87% as I write this. So, I’m not sure how useful the humidity sensor will be in practice. (Setting can be varied between 30% and 80%). I’d initially thought that the main LED light (which is VERY bright – see picture “Main Light”) would be controlled in parallel with the fan. In other words, you entered the bathroom and the light and the fan would both come on, triggered by the motion sensor. Unfortunately, it isn’t. So, you’ll have to connect the main light separately from the fan through a light switch on the wall. And given its brightness, you might well be advised to use a dimmer switch so that you can adjust the brightness to suit. There is also a night light feature. If you want to use that, then it would be best to wire the night light directly to the mains supply aka the fan above? (see picture “Night Light”). Given that I had only wiring from one standard wall toggle switch, I connected the fan and the Night Light, but left the Main Light unconnected - as the boys felt that the Main Light was too bright. I then used a piece of clear tape to stick the wall switch in the on position. Now, when the boys enter the bathroom the fan initiates, and after they leave, it runs for our setting of 30 minutes. The Night Light gives a nice glow, so they don’t need to use the main room light unless they are going to be showering. And whenever I need to remove the fan grill for cleaning, I can remove the tape and switch the fan off before I start. For a better understanding of the wiring don’t look at Fig 5 of “New Construction” – rather look at the “Wiring Diagram” on page 6. If anyone feels I have erred or misunderstood any of the above – please post and let me know!
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              Response from Panasonic TeamJul 15, 2021
              To be able to get support for your Vent Fan, please reach out to the Panasonic Customer Service for Vent Fans during 9AM - 6PM (EST) Monday through Friday via Phone: (866) 292-7299, or via Fax: (888) 553-0723. You can also Email them at: ventfans@us.panasonic.com . Panasonic
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              26 found this review helpful
              Quiet, but surprisingly slow to get going
              not as powerful as i had hoped. Delay start up makes you wonder if the fan will ever start. Quiet when it FINALLY gets going!
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              Works great
              This fan works really well. The flow rate is great. Humidity control and motion sensor works really well. Installation was relatively easy since the mounting bracket is well thought out. AND it is quiet even on high. I'm really pleased.
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              Response from Panasonic TeamJan 12, 2023
              We are glad to hear that you are enjoying the product, thank you for the 5 stars! -C Panasonic
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              Garbage - Don't buy a fan with Sensors
              Fan has had issues (this is the second one) ever since installation with the sensors falsely triggering the fan to stop and restart. This of course takes time for the fan speed to ramp back up and just when it hits speed...it crashes out again. Currently when powered on, it flickers 3 times rapidly and 'resets'...and keeps repeating. Total garbage, waste of money. Will now just buy a more powerful plain ol' fan and put the logic/intelligence into the switch...where it clearly belongs.
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              Response from Panasonic TeamOct 4, 2022
              We are sorry that your experience did not match your expectations. Please help us to improve by providing more information on your experience. We can be contacted at https://na.panasonic.com/us/iaqsupport. -M Panasonic
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                Air Volume (CFM)110,50,80110,50,80110100,110,120,30,50,60,70,80,90
                Fan Sound Level (Sones)0.3,0.4,0.90.3,0.40.30.3
                Housing Width (in.)10.2510.2511.37512.75
                Housing Length (in.)10.2510.2510.512.875
                Maximum Room Size (sq. ft.)100110100150
                FeaturesAdjustable Fan Speed,Light,Nightlight,Roomside InstallationAdjustable Fan Speed,Humidity Sensing,Light,Motion Sensing,Nightlight,TimerAdjustable Fan Speed,Light,Motion Sensing,Nightlight,Roomside InstallationAdjustable Fan Speed,Light,Nightlight
                Installation TypeCeiling,WallCeilingCeilingCeiling
                Grill ShapeSquareSquareRectangleSquare
                Mount TypeFlush MountFlush MountRecessedRecessed
                IncludedHardware,Light Bulb,Nightlight BulbLight Bulb,Nightlight BulbLight BulbHardware
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