Phoenix has turned up the HEAT with its new FireBird. If you have a drying job in a cold, freezing basement, you need a lot of heat to get things dry. The FireBird gives you portable BTUs wherever you need them!
The FireBird features a built-in, 50 amp twist lock receptacle and is designed to work with standard 30 or 50 amp power sources – select the setting simply by flipping a switch. At the 50-amp setting, the FireBird produces 31,000 BTUs – that’s 360 CFM with an 80°F temperature rise. Imagine placing the FireBird in an area with below freezing temperatures and instantly producing 360 CFM of air over 100°F! Using the 30 amp setting, the FireBird produces 18,000 BTUs – giving a 46°F temperature rise. Internal temperature cutouts prevent the FireBird from overheating an area while the FireBird’s externally located thermostat terminals provide the flexibility you need to control the heat from anywhere in the drying space. The Phoenix
FireBird offers multiple heating, ducting and electrical options for on-demand heating from inside or outside the drying space. The FireBird will operate freestanding or with 12-inch flex duct on the inlet and/or outlet to distribute the heat precisely where you need it.
The Phoenix FireBird Compact 20 can provide up to 20,000 BTUs of instant heat and, with its 13″ x 12.5″ x 26″ durable stainless steel cabinet, can operate virtually anywhere on the job site that heat is needed to speed up the drying process.
Featuring multiple power receptacles for connection to common 15A/120VAC outlets and can output up to 20,000 BTUs at 250 CFM and a 70°F temperature rise.
Internal temperature cutouts prevent the FireBird from overheating an area, while the remote thermostat kit provides a means to control the heat from anywhere in the drying space.
The Phoenix FireBIRD is equipped with a pleated fabric air filter that must be checked regularly. The standard filter
is a MERV-11 high efficiency filter. Operating the FireBIRD with a dirty or obstructed filter will reduce airflow eventually causing the heating element to shut off. Installing a clean filter or removing the obstruction to restore airflow will allow the heating element to operate again.
The filter can generally be vacuumed clean several times before needing replacement. Replacement filters can be ordered from the factory or purchased locally if available.
WARNING: DO NOT operate the unit without the filter or with a less effective filter as the heating coils inside the unit could become clogged and require disassembly to clean.
WARNING: Servicing the Phoenix FireBIRD with its high voltage circuitry presents a health hazard which could result in death, serious bodily injury, and/or property damage. Only qualified service people should service this unit.
Do not operate the unit without the front panel in place. High voltage is present, heater burnout may result.
The Phoenix FireBIRD uses a two stage wound nichrome heating element to provide two heat settings depending on application requirements or available power. One element provides low power operation and both elements together provide high power operation. The heating elements and the blower are operated by a 24VAC control circuit and a number of relays and contactors. For safety, there is an air pressure switch that will shut the heating elements off or prevent the heating elements from coming on if airflow is restricted at either the inlet or the outlet. An additional safety switch limits the incoming air temperature to 140°F. This switch shuts off the heating elements and automatically resets when the temperature falls to 130°F.
The FireBIRD portable, heavy duty electric heater features a built-in 50-amp twist lock receptacle designed to work with standard 30 or 50 amp power sources—select the setting using the HIGH/LOW switch.
At the 50-amp setting, the FirebBird produces 31,000 BTU’s—thats 360 CFM with a 80°F temperature rise. In an area with below freezing temperatures the FireBIRD can produce 360 CFM of air over 100 degrees. Using the 30-amp setting the FireBIRD produces 18,000 BTU’s—giving a 46°F temperature rise. Internal temperature cutouts prevent the FireBIRD from overheating an area, while the FireBIRD’s included remote thermostat provides a means to control the heat from anywhere in the drying space.
Part No. 4027300
Power User selectable 30/50 A operation 220/240 VAC
30 Amp = 46°F temperature rise; 18,000 BTUs
50 Amp = 80°F temperature rise; 31,000 BTUs
Blower 360 CFM
Filters Pleated Media MERV-11 Duct Options Intake – 12” Flex-Duct
The Phoenix FireBIRD must always be upright when transported by vehicle. It may be tipped onto its handle and back for loading and moving by hand. The Phoenix FireBIRD features a high-impact plastic skid plate which protects the unit while navigating obstacles such as curbs, stairways, and while loading into vehicles.
The Phoenix FireBIRD requires 220/240VAC. The FireBIRD outlet is 240VAC with ground. When properly installed,
it provides a ground connection through the cord to the heater to protect the operator from electric shock. The Phoenix FireBIRD comes equipped with two 8’ long cords for connection to grounded residential range and dryer receptacles. An accessory extension cord is also available (see Accessories).
The Phoenix FireBIRD can be ducted at the inlet, the outlet or both using the included round outlet adapter. The FireBIRD lid and outlet adapter are designed to accommodate 12” flexible duct. When selecting flexible ducting keep in mind anticipated outlet temperatures. Air temperature increase is typically 50 to 80 degrees F for low and high power settings respectively. Adding ducting
decreases airflow which can increase outlet temperatures by up to 20 additional degrees F.
Install the 12” duct adapter by lining up the notch of the adapter with the rivet on the cabinet, then push in the directions shown to engage fasteners.
Master POWER Switch: The master power switch located on the back of the FireBIRD can be used to turn the unit ON, OFF, or set the unit to be controlled by an external thermostat.
When set to ON, the FireBIRD will energize the blower relay and heater elements(s) continuously. In this mode, the heaters are thermostatically limited to 140 degree F incoming air temperature with an automatic switch.
When set to THERMOSTAT, the blower and heater will run when the thermostat terminals (located under the lid) are connected by a switch, remote thermostat, timer, etc.
HIGH/LOW POWER Switch: This switch selects either high or low power operation. If this switch is set to HIGH POWER operation, the FireBIRD MUST be connected to a minimum 50 Amp source.
The digital hour meter measures the cumulative time that the unit is turned on to tenths of an hour. It stores and displays the total when the unit is unplugged. It resets to zero after 99,999.9 hours of operation.
To connect the included remote thermostat, first locate the thermostat terminals under the lid of the FireBIRD. There are 2 spring loaded terminals for connecting the thermostat wiring. Connect one wire to each terminal. If the FireBIRD is placed inside the space to be heated, place the thermostat on top of the unit. For applications where the FireBIRD is placed outside the space to be heated (e.g. ducting heat into a chamber), the 25’ cord allows you to place the thermostat inside the heated space.
In addition to the included thermostat, any dry-contact switch or other type of control that connects the terminals together will cause the heater to run. The thermostat circuit is low voltage (24VAC). DO NOT CONNECT POWER TO THE
THERMOSTAT TERMINALS. Always press terminal levers to release spring pressure before disconnecting thermostat wiring. Failure to do so will lead to excessive wear on spring loaded terminal connector.
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