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UL listed for tub/shower enclosure when used with a GFCI branch circuit wire
Totally enclosed condenser motor for long lifeârated for 30,000 hours continuous run
ASHRAE 62.2, LEED for homes, ENERGY STAR IAP, CA Title24, EarthCraft and WA ventilation code compliant
Rustproof paint treatment on galvanized housing
Superior performance and quiet operation at 1/4-Inch of water gauge
Built-in damper to prevent backdraft, Thermal fuse protection
Dimensions (H x W x D) -10.83” x 14.17” x 16.73”
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From the Manufacturer
The Panasonic FV-15VQ5 WhisperCeiling 150 CFM fan features a totally enclosed condenser motor and a double-tapered, dolphin shaped bladed blower wheel to quietly move air. Panasonic fans use a wide blower wheel that move a large amount of air at reduced RPMs, so they are quiet enough that you might not even know they’re on. Since a .1-Inch water gauge is an unrealistic amount of static pressure when installed, our fans have been rated at 0.25-Inch water gauge, the industry standard for performance measurement for ASHRAE, Energy Star, LEED for homes, and HVI. With a .3 sone level and rated 150 cubic feet per minute, this fan is designed to give you continuous, trouble-free operation for many years due to its high-quality components and permanently lubricated motors which wear at a slower pace. Also, since heat is always detrimental to motor life (the cooler the environment, the longer the motor will last), we designed the electrical configuration of this model’s condenser motor to allow it to operate at lower temperatures, increasing the life of the motor and bearings. And, the fan housing is made of heavy-gauge zinc galvanized steel and painted to protect it from rust. This Energy Star qualified fan has a built-in damper to prevent back draft, which helps to prevent outside air from coming through the fan. The Panasonic FV-15VQ5 WhisperCeiling 150 CFM Ceiling Mounted Fan is covered by a manufacturer warranty for period of three years from the date of the original purchase and is sold one item per package.
|Item Weight||13.35 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||16.7 x 14.2 x 10.8 inches|
|Item model number||FV-15VQ5|
|Style||Compliments all styles.|
|Finish||White Or Cream|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Air Flow Capacity||150 CFM|
|Special Features||Energy Star RatedEnergy Star Rated|
|Usage||Bathroom exhaust vent fan with grill.|
|Warranty Description||ALL Parts: For period of 3 years (36 months) from the date of the original purchase. DC Motor: For period of 6 years (72 months) from the date of the original purchase. Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL): 10,000 hours Night Light Lamp: No warranty|
2,337 customer reviews
4.7 out of 5 stars
|Best Sellers Rank||
#34,169 in Tools & Home Improvement (See top 100)
|Shipping Weight||13.35 pounds|
|Domestic Shipping||Item can be shipped within U.S.|
|International Shipping||This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More|
|Date First Available||March 21, 2010|
Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
April 4, 2015
September 29, 2012
We had three of these fans installed by a contractor. The team working our project reported the units went in easily from above the room, but likely would be difficult to installed from within the room due to the 6-inch ducting called for on the 150-CFM model. In most homes, 3-inch or 4-inch ducting is found. As a personal observation, the smaller ducting likely is why other Panasonic units that share common parts are louder – the fans are working against more resistance and therefore move less air with slightly more noise.
As another reviewer noted – there is a significant difference in quality and performance between these units and the “best” available at the various big-box stores. The noise factor is more significant than I thought it would be, these units run at 0.3 sones versus 1.0 sones for the big-box “best” units. Additionally, the Panasonic units have no stamped parts with flanges to bend, and, no cheap fans with rotor play and broad clearances – all indicating sloppy design and construction. Even the packaging is superior, and in my opinion that says a lot about the manufacturing.
The units are so quiet we have accidentally left them running overnight. Some of those count-down timer switches may be my next purchase.
I am confident in recommending these high-capacity, very low-noise fans for new construction and major remodels where ceilings are open from below or attic space is open for work from above. I am less confident for homeowners doing like-for-like replacement due to the duct-size issue with the 150-CFM model I noted above. For that application and would recommend looking at the 110-CFM or 80-CFM models that use the more common duct sizes.
The price differential between these units on Amazon.com and the “best” units at the big-box stores is only about $30 apiece. The quality and workmanship on these units greatly exceeds those “best” ones.