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What are the important Electrical considerations for AWEIS Electronic Ignition System installation?

by N. Miller June 03, 2020 4 min read

What are the important Electrical considerations for AWEIS Electronic Ignition System installation

Are you planning on getting an electronic fire feature to have a hassle free experience of fire lighting? We have a solution for you which is completely hassle free and quick. You can light up your fire feature with just one click. Fire by design is the manufacturer of the AWEIS system. They have introduced the automatic ignition for the fire features to ease out the procedure of lighting fire. The AWEIS system is hassle free and completely safe if installed properly. For proper installation of AWEIS systems, fire by design recommends few considerations related to gas, electronic ignition, fire bowls, etc. Here, we will look into the automatic electronic ignition considerations to ensure safe and correct installation of the AWEIS system.

  1. Wire Gauge – It is recommended no less than 12-gauge wire (12 AWG Solid or Stranded) be used for all installations. Wire sizes greater than 12 AWG are acceptable as well.
  1. Power Requirements Tiki Torches / Vulcan Fire Module – Minimum of 35 Watts @ 24 VAC for each AWEIS – Minimum 50 Watts each (24VAC Systems). Minimum 60 Watts each (30VDC Systems)
I Fountain with Fire FBD Vulcan fire Module 4470003  Double Oblique Fire Fountain in GFRC Concrete - Electronic Ignition 
I Fire Fountain In GFRC Concrete - Electronic Ignition    Fire By Design Vulcan fire Module 4470003

  

  1. Daisy Chain Wiring of multiple features vs. Home Runs to each feature – It is not necessary to run a separate pair of wires to each fire feature. Daisy chain wiring is acceptable. When Daisy Chain wiring multiple features polarity between fire features is important as shown in the illustration below.
  1. Determining the Proper Power Supply – Refer to Tables 1 to 4 below to determine the proper power supply needed to provide enough power for the wiring method you are using, the number of features you are installing, and the length of the wire runs to each feature.

Table 1: Recommended power source when Daisy chain wiring of Fire features (30VDC)

Fire Features

Distance (feet) from power source to furthest fire feature

50

100

150

200

250

300

400

500

1

185

185

185

185

185

185

185

185

2

185

185

185

185

185

185

 

 

3

185

185

185

185

(Not enough power supplied by either power sources at these distance)

4

320

320

320

 

 

Table 2: Recommended power source when Home runs installed to each Fire features (30VDC)

Fire Features

Distance (feet) from power source to furthest fire feature

50

100

150

200

250

300

400

500

1

185

185

185

185

185

185

185

185

2

185

185

185

185

185

185

185

185

3

185

185

185

185

185

185

185

185

4

320

320

320

320

320

320

320

320

 

Table 3: Recommended power source when Daisy chain wiring of Fire features (24VAC)

Fire Features

Distance (feet) from power source to furthest fire feature

50

100

150

200

250

300

400

500

1

50

50

50

50

50

185

50

50

2

100

100

100

100

100

185

 

 

3

150

150

150

150

(Not enough power supplied by either power sources at these distance)

4

200

200

200

 

 

Table 4: Recommended power source when Home runs installed to each Fire features (24VAC)

Fire Features

Distance (feet) from power source to furthest fire feature

50

100

150

200

250

300

400

500

1

50

50

50

50

50

50

50

50

2

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

3

150

150

150

150

150

150

150

150

4

200

200

200

200

200

200

200

200

 

  1. Fire Features near a Swimming Pool or Spa (within 5 feet) –

On January 1, 2018 the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70) 2017 Edition came into effect. In this edition a paragraph was added related to “Low Voltage Gas Fired Fireplaces, Fire pits and Similar Equipment” also known as “Automated Fire Features” which states: You can install Electronic Ignition Fire Features close to the pool (within 5 feet) if you abide by the following:

  • The Electronic Ignition System must be a listed (certified) as a low voltage Ignition System
  • The power supply used to power the Ignition System must be certified for use with submersible swimming pool and spa lights and be labelled as such.
  • The power supply must not exceed 15 VAC or 30 VDC.
  • The Power Supply Junction Box AND Gas Pipe must be bonded using 8 AWG or larger Copper Bonding Conductor.
6. Options for Turning Fire Features On/Off – Here is a list of the possible devices that can be used to turn Automated Fire Features On and Off:
  • On/Off Switch – a simple wall switch that controls High Voltage (120VAC or Higher) Power going to the transformer or power supply which supplies Low Voltage Power to the fire feature.
  • Timer – Mechanical (Wind-Up) or Digital Timer is used that controls High Voltage Power going to the transformer or power supply which supplies Low Voltage Power to the fire feature.
  • Emergency Stop Switch – Emergency Stop Switches are generally used during emergencies. They are meant to be used as a Secondary method for turning the fire feature on/ off.
  • Remote Control (RC Kit) – There is a remote control kit available which is mounted in a weatherproof junction box and comes with two handheld remotes. When you buy the remote control it is configured to your specifications.
  • Smartphone / Tablet – Smart Phone Remote Control is available which looks similar to the RC Kit but it does not come with handheld remote controls as the controls are configured in your Smartphone or tablet and it functions using your Wi-Fi network.
  • Swimming Pool Controller – You can turn on/ off your fire feature with the help of a pool controller. Talk to your Swimming Pool Contractor about this option for more information.
Fire By Design AWEIS All-Weather Electronic Ignition System - Mini Capacity M44700147 Fire by Design AWEIS All-Weather Electronic Ignition System - Standard Capacity M44700021  Fire by Design AWEIS All-Weather Electronic Ignition System - High Capacity M44700022
Fire By Design AWEIS All-Weather Electronic Ignition System - Mini Capacity M44700147 Fire by Design AWEIS All-Weather Electronic Ignition System - Standard Capacity M44700021 Fire by Design AWEIS All-Weather Electronic Ignition System - High Capacity M44700022

 

Conclusion:

For proper installation of AWEIS systems, the above mentioned factors are very important to consider for Electronic ignition systems. The above information is accredited from the Fire by design, manufacturer or the AWEIS system. If you are planning to get fire features for your space with the AWEIS system, you can contact us. We are authorized dealers of the fire features and AWEIS system.



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