Came into possession of an electronic air cleaner unit from a small
commercial building that was being gutted and renovated. Overall size
about 24 by 18 inches and appears to have been installed directly in
the ducting of a hot air furnace/air circulating sytem etc.
It contains two slide out 'filter' units with fins on air input side
and thin wires on output. The power unit contains a Wabash transformer
(120v, 30 watt input) which presumably supplies a high DC voltage to
the filter units.
When 'found' in a dumpster it had been scrapped; the filters were
stuffed full with lint and hair (it seems the renovated building may
have housed a small hairdressing salon!). It seemed to have not been
cleaned out for 20 years!
Question:.Got 95% of the debris out without damaging the polarizing
wires/fins but OK to wash remaining dust and wisps etc. out with a
hose and then dry thoroughly?
Before testing the 'transformer' presume the output voltage will be
several thousand volts which cannot therefore be tested by an
ordinary test meter. There is a metal 'shorting' device, presumably to
safely discharge static/capacitive voltage on the filter units before
they are removed.
Intention is to convert the unit to a stand alone semi portable air
cleaner device, probably on casters, with a fan inside to move the
air. A plug in move around unit!
Any comments or advice re the electronic air cleaner unit. This house
with baseboard electric heating but not having any air circulation or
air exchanger, except to open the windows, and a workshop in the full
basement is somewhat dusty and this unit might help?