Vortex VTX500-ACS 227 CFM 5" Inline Fan with AC Current Switch ACS-5

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  • Regular price $236.18 USD

Manufactured in Canada, the Vortex Powerfan inline booster kit includes a 227 CFM VTX500 inline blower, for 5 in. Dia duct, and a current sensor that will automatically turn on and off the Vortex VTX500 inline blower as required. For example, In a clothing dryer application, when the dryer is turned on, the VTX500 will automatically turn on and will stay on for 5 minutes after the dryer is turned off. This will allow the dryer to perform better and more efficiently. Both, drying time and power consumption are therefore reduced. 

VTX500 design features:

  • Supplied with mounting bracket for easy installation.
  • Suitable for airstream temperatures up to 140°F.
  • Aerodynamic design allowing more air flow.
  • Heavy gage 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 air flow adjustment, allowing better balancing of the ventilation system.
  • 227 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