VORTEX VTX400C 220 CFM 4" Inline Fan with AC Current Switch ACS-5

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  • Regular price $220.99 USD

The Vortex Powerfans VTX400C inline blowers, for 4 in diameter duct, are ideal to solve the problems caused by long duct runs on clothes dryers. In a clothing dryer application, the VTX400C is supplied with a current sensor that detects when the dryer is turned on to automatically activate the fan. The current sensor is available either with or without a five-minute turn off time delay.

VTX400 Design features:

  • Supplied with mounting bracket for easy installation.
  • Suitable for airstream temperatures up to 140°F.
  • Aerodynamic design allowing more airflow.
  • Heavy gauge steel casing with a hammertone powdercoat finish, making it more sound absorbing, durable, impact resistant and rustproof.
  • High quality maintenance-free balanced motor, making it vibration free, quieter and longer-lasting.
  • Extended collar and lip, allowing easy duct hook-up.
  • Optional speed control easing airflow adjustment, allowing better balancing of the ventilation system.
  •  220 CFM

The ACS-5 product is a solid-state current switch with N.O. Triac outputs to control high-current line-voltage AC loads. The ACS-5 model has a factory set trip level of approximately 1 Amp and requires no field adjustment for easy installation. Internal circuits are powered by induction from the line being monitored and is cULu certified.

ACS-5 Design Features:

  • Self-powered and no insertion loss
  • True digital switching and no leakage
  • Small compact size
  • Input / Output isolation via current transformer
  • Solid-state reliability
  • Solid, reliable mounting method 


  • Direct control of AC loads, such as dryer booster fans, in response to the current of a monitored AC circuit.


  • Maximum Core Current:  50 Amps
  • Operating Temperature :  0 to 40oC  (32o to 104oF)
  • Trip Set-Point:  Approximately 1 Amp
  • Enclosure Size (H x W x D) : 49 x 87 x 25mm  (1.95” x 3.45“ x 1”)
  • AC Conductor Hole:  20mm (0.8“) Diameter
  • Switch Rating:  120 Vac @ 2.5 Amps Max.
  • Turn on time :  <200 mS
  • ACS-5 turn off time :  5 minutes (factory set)
  • Operating Humidity : 0 - 95% RH non-condensing
  • Material :  UL 94V-0 flammability rated ABS Insulation Class 600V
  • Mounting Holes :  2 x 5mm holes spaced 76mm on base (2 x 0.19” holes spaced 3” on base)
  • Switch Type :  Solid-state triac
  • Off-state Leakage :  <1 mA