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Fostoria VHC-32 Variable 208/240 Volt Controller

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Fostoria Infrared Heaters

We are an authorized distributor for Fostoria Industries, a manufacturer of infrared heating systems.

The Fostoria VHC-32 Variable Heat Controller is a solid-state power control designed to provide a convenient way to adjust heat output on electric infrared heating elements. The faceplate includes an ON/OFF switch that glows red when the controller is in use. It also includes the heat intensity control knob. Use the VHC-32 to control heaters on patios, in shelter houses or other protected outdoor environments. It is designed for use with 208 or 240 volt Fostoria Mul-T-Mount 3200 watt heaters. (222 MUL-T-MOUNT INFRARED HEATERS). It can operate quartz lamps or quartz tubes up to a maximum of 3200 watts.

The VHC-32 can be used with the following Fostoria heaters:


To install the VHC-32:

1. Carefully remove cover from controller (internal wiring is attached from inside of cover to rear of controller box) and mount box in wall. View below shows mounting-hole options. Note: If wires are accidentally pulled off the heat sink during installation, reference Wiring Diagram for correct reattachment.

2. Wire control to power source and heater as shown in wiring diagram using (4) wire nuts provided. Note that wires marked “L1” or “L2” can be attached to either incoming power lead. Also, the wire marked “H1” and the red wire coming from the heat sink can be wired to either lead going out to the heater.

3. Attach bonding (ground) wires under green screw in back of box.

4. Reattach cover to box being careful not to damage internal wiring.

• Serious injury or death may occur.
• Disconnect from electrical supply before installing or servicing this product.
• Make certain the power source conforms to specifications on heater label.
• Always securely connect green wire from heater to bonding (ground) wire from electrical supply, not to a live or “hot” conductor.
• Use 12 AWG, 90° C rated copper wire only. Maximum 50 ft. run.
• Follow state, local and national electric codes (NEC).

• Serious injury or death may occur.
• Not for residential use.
• Do not use in locations containing hazardous or explosive atmospheres.
• Do not use outdoors in wet conditions and in unprotected locations.

For field wiring, refer to the Installation manual included with your heater. All wiring must be performed by a licensed electrician.

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Replacement parts for VHC-32 shown below:

Rocker Switch
Part No.: 3111700

Part No.: 3183800

Part No.: 8052500

Installation Instructions/Parts Manual in .pdf format (You must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader plug-in.)

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Item ID Catalog # Volts Click "Select" below to see price and actual real-time quantity in stock
FOST485357 VHC-32 208/240


Other Fostoria products are also available.  © Copyright Fostoria Industries Inc., (a wholly owned subsidiary of TPI Corporation)

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