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Instruction
Manual
Hitachi Air Purifier
with Humidifying Function
Model
EP-A8000
Thank you for purchasing a Hitachi air
purifier.
This air purifier is for home use only. Do
not use it for any other purposes be-
sides purifying air.
Please read this instruction manual
carefully before using this product to
ensure the unit is operated correctly.
For future reference, keep this manual
in an easily accessible place.
Read the "Safety Precautions" from page
E-4 to E-7 to ensure correct use.
Contents
Before Use
Features / Name of Each Component / Operation
Buttons and Indicators / Accessories · · · · · · · · ·
Safety Precautions · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · ·
Cautions on Use · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · ·
Preparations for Operation · · · · · · · · · · · · ·
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Setting Filter in Unit
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Inserting Batteries into Remote Controller
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Filling Water Tank
Installation · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · ·
Operating Air Purifier
Using Remote Controller · · · · · · · · · · · · · ·
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Starting Operation
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Selecting Operation Mode
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Switching Airflow Rate
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Max Operation
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Using Timer
Using the Control on Unit · · · · · · · · · · · · ·
Memory Function / Sensors / Auto Detection· · · · · ·
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Memory Function
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Air Sensor
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Humidity Sensor
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Auto Detection
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Adjusting Sensor Sensitivity Setting
Useful Feature · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · ·
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Eco Operation
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Dimmer Control
Cleaning · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · ·
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When the "Clean Humidifying Filter" Indicator Comes On
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Water Tank
Humidifying Filter
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Replacing Humidifying Filter
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Water Tray / Tray Cover
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Pre-filter
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Unit
Dust sensor
Filter Replacement · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · ·
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Replacement Interval
Precautions regarding Filter Handling
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Alert Display · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · ·
Troubleshooting Guide · · · · · · · · · · · · · · ·
Replacement Parts · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · ·
Specifications · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · ·
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   Summary of Contents for Hitachi EP-A8000

  • Page 1: Cleaning And Maintenance

    · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · Dimmer Control Thank you for purchasing a Hitachi air Cleaning and Maintenance purifier. Cleaning · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · ·...

  • Page 2

    Features / Name of Each Component / Accessories Dust sensor P.E-19 The dust sensor is capable of sensing dust in the air such as cigarette smoke, house dust, pollen, etc. Deodorizing filter (Nano power deodorizing filter) Humidity sensor P.E-19 Set this filter at the back Senses humidity.

  • Page 3: Remote Controller

    Operation Buttons and Indicators / P.* shows a page in the instruction manual with additional information. Unit Operation Buttons and Indicators Humidity Level P.E-14, 19 Operation Mode P.E-15 On/Off Button P.E-18 Indicates approximate humidity level in Shows the operation mode. Press this button to start or stop opera- the room during operation.

  • Page 4: Safety Precautions

    Safety Precautions Please read the following safety precautions carefully before using the unit. To prevent injury to the user or other people and property damage, the following instructions must be followed. Also read the precautions appearing in the text carefully to ensure correct use. Definition of each indication Incorrect operation that are carried out as a result of ignoring instructions will cause harm or damage.

  • Page 5

    WARNING Water Tank, Water Tray and Humidifying Filter Handle Do not operate the unit without first setting the water tank, water tray and humidifying filter in place. Otherwise, it may cause an injury or unit failure. Water tank Do not use any detergent (used for kitchen or laundry) when cleaning the water tank or water tray.

  • Page 6

    The inner pressure of the tank changes according to ambient temperature changes and may cause water to leak or injury due to deformation or damage. Use a genuine filter for the Hitachi Air Purifier. Other filters may cause unit failure.

  • Page 7

    CAUTION Miscellaneous Do not use near cooking utensils. Heat, oily smoke, etc. may result in component deterioration, electric shock and ignition. Do not strongly push or pull the flap. Doing so may result in injury and failure. Do not move the body by holding the flap. Damaging or dropping the unit may result in unexpected injury.

  • Page 8: Cautions On Use

    Cautions on Use Do not install in an unstable or angled Do not directly fan animals and plants. location, or near any obstacles. Air drafts may adversely affect them. Otherwise the unit may fall or drop, resulting in damage or unit failure. Do not place anything on the unit, and If the space between the unit and do not block the air inlet or...

  • Page 9

    The deodorization performance will be unaffected. Setting Filter in Unit The procedures for filter replacement are also the same. (Use a genuine filter for the Hitachi Air Purifier.) Remove the panel and pre-filter. Place the body in a horizontal and stable place.

  • Page 10

    Preparations for Operation (Continued) Install the dust filter on the purifier. Insert the filter all the way until the label (dust filter position indicator) is hidden. Dust filter Attach the pre-filter to the body. Incline the pre-filter and stably insert the latch nub into the insertion holes of the body in order from top to bottom.

  • Page 11

    Inserting Batteries into Remote Controller Remove the battery Insert batteries and close the cover. compartment cover. Insert the two provided “AAA” R03 batteries with the correct polarities as instructed. Cover Since the batteries are provided when shipped from the factory, their lives may be shorter than brand new batteries due to self discharge.

  • Page 12

    Preparations for Operation (Continued) Humidifying filter Remove the water tray, confirm the humidifying filter and tray cover are attached, and press it back in place. Water tray Water supplied from the water tank is sucked Tray cover upward by the humidifying filter for humidification. Water tray When removing the water tray, slowly pull it out by lifting it upward at a slight angle.

  • Page 13

    Installation Install the unit on a level, stable and sturdy surface. Avoid any location close to cooling or heating appliances, and select a well-ventilated area. Keep the unit at least 90 cm away from the walls on both sides. Otherwise, discharged air will mix with surrounding air and the walls may become dirty.

  • Page 14

    Using Remote Controller Here we describe how to operate the unit using the remote controller. For information about using the control on the unit, please refer to page E-18. Starting Operation Remote Controller Unit Unit indicator Section Humidity Level (Approx.) Strong Skin Ai r...

  • Page 15

    Selecting Operation Mode (Basics) 5 operation modes are available. In every operation mode, the fan will not stop during operation. (In eco operation mode, the fan may stop. P.E-21 In every operation mode, the air purifying function will work. When the operation mode is switched, airflow rate is set to “Auto”. Operation Modes and Tips for Selection Operation mode Tips for Selection...

  • Page 16

    Using Remote Controller (Continued) Airflow rate When “Auto” is lit, the following airflow rate is used according to the selected operation mode. The airflow rate indicators from “Silent” to “Max” do not light up. Mode Airflow Range Air Purify Silent Medium High Pollen...

  • Page 17

    Max Operation (Air Purify Mode) This operation is useful in an environment where many people are smoking or when you want to clean room air quickly. The airflow indicator blinks for 5 minutes. Press button. Clean Max(Blinking) Humidifying Auto Filter Blink The operation with Max airflow will continue for about 5 minutes.

  • Page 18: Odor Sensor

    Using the Control on Unit Press button. Ai r Operation starts. Sensor Every time you press the button, the operation mode switches in the following sequence so that you can choose a desired mode or stop. Skin Strong Pollen Humidify Purify Moisturize Deodorization...

  • Page 19: Dust Sensor

    Dust sensor The dust sensor is capable of sensing dust in the air such as cigarette smoke, house dust, pollen, etc. The dust sensor may fail to sense dust stirred up when you lay out or put away bed- ding, which contains significantly fewer contaminants than cigarette smoke, etc. In such a case, the displayed air contamination level may appear to be lower.

  • Page 20

    Memory Function / Sensors / Auto Detection (Continued) Adjusting Sensor Sensitivity Setting Sensor sensitivity can be adjusted in 3-step fashion. Present setting is shown by the airflow In each operation mode, indicator that blinks for 5 seconds. Strong Skin Air Purify Pollen Deodorization Humidify...

  • Page 21

    When using the unit together with the Hitachi air purifier with ionizing function Pressing the button on the remote controller in front of the Hitachi air purifier with ionizing function (model whose ionization setting / release is switched using the remote controller) sets and releases ionization. Furthermore, pressing the ionizing button on the remote controller of the model with the ionizing function sets and releases eco operation.

  • Page 22

    Cleaning Before cleaning, be sure to stop operation and unplug the power cord from the AC outlet. Do not splash water on the unit. Doing so may cause a unit failure. Do not use volatile solvents, such as gasoline, thinner, benzene, wax, kerosene, alcohol, etc. or polishing powder, or detergent (used for kitchen or laundry).

  • Page 23

    Water Tank (Guide for cleaning: Daily) Change water daily with fresh tap water. Discard any remaining water in the tank. Pour a small quantity of tap water, tighten the cap firmly and shake to wash. (Change water and repeat the steps twice or three times.) WARNING Do not use detergents (for either kitchen or laundry use) for cleaning.

  • Page 24

    Cleaning (Continued) Replacing Humidifying Filter The humidifying filter is a consumable part. Replace it using 24 months of use as a guide (cleaning is necessary on a monthly basis). Early replacement of the filter is recommended if it exhibits any of the following conditions despite periodical cleaning. Heavy dirt, adhered water scale that is too difficult to remove, bad odors, serious damage or deformation Depending on the quality of tap water used, the humidifying filter may be consumed extremely early.

  • Page 25

    Pre-filter (Guide for cleaning: Once a month) To clean the pre-filter, follow the steps below. Remove the water tank, and then pull out the water tray. P.E-9 (This is to prevent water leakage.) When you remove the tank, water may drip from the tank cap. Lay a dry cloth CAUTION before removing the water tank.

  • Page 26

    Cleaning (Continued) Unit (Guide for cleaning: Once a month) For dust, etc. attached to the back of the panel, the odor sensor part, Dust sensor the dust sensor part, the humidity sensor part and the surface of the Humidity sensor remote light receiver, suck it up with the nozzle brush of a vacuum cleaner and wipe with a soft cloth.

  • Page 27: Filter Replacement

    Filter Replacement Replacement Interval The filters are consumable items parts. The standard life of the dust filter is approximately 8 years, and that of the deodorizing filter is approximately 10 years. Testing was conducted according to JEM1467 of the Japan Electric Machine Industry Association. If 5 cigarettes are smoked per day: [Dust filter] Years until the air purifying time is double that of when the filter is new [Deodorizing filter] Years until the deodorizing rate is reduced by half compared to when the filter is new The dust filter should be replaced early if its color resembles any of the colors on the dirtiness label...

  • Page 28: Replacing The Filter

    (Continued) Replacing the Filter For the filters, use the optional EP-A6000-902 (dust filter) and EP-A6000-903 (deodorizing filter). Use a genuine filter for the Hitachi Air Purifier. CAUTION Other filters may cause unit failure. Before replacing the filter, be sure to stop the purifier and unplug the power cord from the AC outlet.

  • Page 29

    Alert Display Cause Symptom All airflow indicators are blinking. Faulty fan rotation. Stop the operation, unplug the power cord from the AC outlet and contact your dealer for service. Troubleshooting Guide Before asking for repair Check the following again Symptom Check to see Solution Is power plug securely inserted...

  • Page 30

    Troubleshooting Guide (Continued) Symptom Check to see Solution Is there anything nearby that the The Purifier may detect components of “Air Sensor” odor sensor might detect? invisible gas that cannot be cleaned by the indicator is Any appliance generating combustion gas filter and continue operation.

  • Page 31

    AC outlet. Pressing the eco button operates the ionization setting / release of the other Hitachi air purifier with ionizing function. Because the signals from the remote Pressing the ionizing button on the remote controllers are the same, both functions respond.

  • Page 32: Replacement Parts, Specifications

    No. EP-JV1000-002 when No. EP-DX40E-908 when ordering. ordering. The case is not included. Tank Cap Designate the replacement part No. EP-JV700-005 when ordering. Specifications Model EP-A8000 Power supply AC220-240V 50-60Hz Airflow switching High Medium Silent Power consumption (W) Airflow rate (m /min)

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