Remote balancing dampers
Greenheck's remote balancing dampers
Greenheck’s remote balancing dampers are ideal for applications where tight spaces make it difficult to access and manually adjust the damper and balance airflow. Instead of using a traditional mechanical cable, which is prone to binding, Greenheck remote balancing dampers use a RJ11 cable that is run to a phone jack-style plug. Greenheck’s EZ Balance smart controller can then be plugged into the jack to regulate the damper’s blade position and balance the system. Two models of Greenheck remote balancing dampers can be specified. Model RDB-10 is a single-blade rectangular balancing damper with a 9 V actuator kit; Model RBDR-50 is a round balancing damper with a factory mounted 9 V actuator. Accessories including cable and mounting plates also are available.
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