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Old 07-18-2009, 07:45 PM   #1
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What wall switch for bath fan/light/heater?


What type wall switch do I need for a Panasonic FV-11VHL2 bathroom exhaust fan that includes an exhaust fan, heater, light, & night light? I'm replacing an old unit that has all the same functions except the night light & the old unit uses a 3-toggle (fan, heater, light) switch in one regular sized box. Apparently, Panasonic doesn't make the switches. I assume I'll need a 4-function switch to handle the extra night light...is that correct? If so, is there a 4-function switch out there that fits in one regular sized box? Or, do I have to add a second single sized box, or a double sized box, or what? If I have to add a second single sized box, would it be advisable to keep the fan & two light functions in one box & install a rotary-type timer switch in a second box for the heater? And who makes whatever switches you may recommend?

I really appreciate any advice.

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http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/FV11VH2.pdf

You can go with something as simple as a double gang

http://www.iaqsource.com/product.php...rce.com-171839

http://shopping.aol.com/4-function-d...hite/714122498

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Old 07-18-2009, 10:04 PM   #3
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Thanks...exactly what I needed to know!
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Will I need additional wiring? Thanks.

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Old 07-19-2009, 10:35 PM   #5
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You will need six wires from your box to your fan. A ground, neutral and 4 switched hots.
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Thanks for all the good information.

Now I have found this: Broan makes a model 77DV (& 77DW) that has all the functions in a single gang box. Shouldn't this work with the Panasonic fan I referenced?
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Thanks for all the good information.

Now I have found this: Broan makes a model 77DV (& 77DW) that has all the functions in a single gang box. Shouldn't this work with the Panasonic fan I referenced?
Yep looks like it willl work, just don't put the heater on the 3 position rocker swich. Put it on a 2 position switch as they are rated for 15 amps.
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Great! That will fit my current space & not be so big.

Thanks.

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