Honeywell 208414B
Honeywell Power Supply F50F Series One 20x20 16x25 Preset 1.65ma
**Obsolete** replaced by PS1202A00

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Honeywell have replaced this power supply with a new design named the PS1202A00. Visit the replacement product page.

Honeywell Power Supply 208414B for F50F Series One and 120v F50F size 16x25 and 20x20. Ionizer current is preset at 1.65mA. Includes the daughter card and 15" harness for the W8600E. This power supply works with or without the optional W8600E or W8600F (not included). Honeywell 2 year warranty.

This circuit board has an approximate size of 4½ x 6½ x 1¾ inches. Replaces Series One power supply 203101B and 208414H.

Compatible with the W8600E LED remote indicator. See below for Series 1 or 2 info. Fits the highlighted Series 1 models:

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16 x 20
16 x 25
20 x 20
20 x 25

F50F - Determining Series One or Two

Series Two

w8600f Series two remote indicator

Series One

W8600E Series One remote indicator
Choosing the replacement power box may be dependent on the series. If you do NOT have the optional wall mounted Remote Performance indicator (W8600F), the series does not matter.

If you are replacing a power box of any series and do NOT have W8600, we recommend choosing the Series 2 Power box.

F50F Series 1 was manufactured from 94 to 97. The series 2 was manufactured from 98 throught 06.

The Series 1 power box comes with a 4 connector would be used for the optional W8600E.

The Series 2 power box has a knock-out for a terminal strip. The terminal strip would be included with the optional W8600F. The F50F Series 2 power box is the same used in the current F300.

Power Box Series Two
Series two power box
Power Box Series One
Series one power box
detail photos of w8600E &w8600 f50f Power Box Series 1 and 2

Series One or Series Two

Difference between F52F power supply series one and series twoUse the Series One power supply if your current power box has the terminal strip for the W8600E. The terminal strip on power boxes made from 1994 to 1997 have pin connectors not compatible with the current power supply. Thus the Series One replacement power supply also includes the terminal strip and wire harness.

If you are replacing a power supply that has an existing W8600F, then order the Series Two power supply and reuse the existing terminal strip and harness. You also reuse the small daughter card that plugs in to the power supply. These items were originally supplied with the W8600F.

If your power box has a terminal strip with nothing connected because you are not using a W8600E or W8600F, then use the Series One power supply. Otherwise the Series Two does not have the terminal strip and the old terminal strip will be left to dangle.

The W8600F was introduced in 1998 and was originally available in white or taupe, but the taupe was discontinued mid 2006. The W8600F is now only available in white.

Though the W8600E was replaced by the W8600F in 1998, the W8600E was available as a replacement part until 2004. We no longer have any W8600E left.

Plug Versus Pin Connectors

The photo below shows the replacement power supply and a Series Two plug connection.
Honeywell f52 power supply with series two pin connection The photo below shows the same replacement power supply but a Series One pin connection. This Air Flow Sensor would be the type found in a Series One power box. Pin connectors are also used for connecting the neon lamp and terminal strip for the W8600E.
Honeywell f52 power supply with series one pin connection Only the Series One power supply includes instructions. The instructions show the wiring diagram for the Series One pin connections. The Series Two power supply does not include instructions because the plug connectors are simple.
Photos showing the compatable power supplies (110k pdf, 3 pages)

New Ground Wire on Honeywell Power Supplies

The newest 208414B replacement power has a ground wire. This wire is important, it provides a rock solid ground plane for the snubbing circuity for reducing the flyback spike.

Some previous power supplies did not have this wire. If you power box does not have this wire then you will need a 8-32 screw with 1/8" length. If the screw length is too long, the power box will not lay flush. It will push the power box contacts away from the cells.

Full photo of power box (377k pdf, 1 photo)The photo below shows where to attached this wire.

Power Supply Inspection

Power supply inspection instructionsFirst visually inspect the board. Most problems are visible such as a melted transformer winding or a burnt component such as the surge suppressors RV1 RV2.

Check the thin white ceramic resistor R3, the corner wire can break away. This can cause the collector plates to get power but not the ionizer wires.

Continuous cell sparking (for months) can burn out components or wiring. Resonant sparking causes elevated voltage swings that can break down the insulation on the high voltage wires. Check for scorching.

Often the fuse blows when the switching FET Q1 shorts, we believe from line spikes. Check the fuse continuity. A blown fuse typically reads 4.4M ohm because of circuitry in parallel.

The fuse is soldered in and not replaceable. If there is an internal short the fuse blows so to prevent any components from flaring up. Replacing a blown fuse will not fix the problem.

Honeywell does not release the circuit board schematics. Service tech's want to replace the complete board and be confident. Honeywell does not sell the discrete components. We do not do component level repair of the boards.

Replacing the complete board with a new one with a 2 year Honeywell warranty would be the most reliable repair.

Power Supply Bench Test

Here is our procedure to test the 208414B power supply. Warning high voltage shock can cause death.

Bypass the air flow sensor to force the power supply ON by grounding the jumper resistor J8, see photo and pdf below.

Connect 120 vac to terminals P1 and P2. Check the following outputs with respect to chassis ground.

Terminal P3 will output 8.2k vdc
Terminal P2 will be 4.2k vdc
Terminal P5 for the neon lamp outputs 100 vdc

Since high voltage meters are not common, Honeywell provides the neon lamp as reliable voltage indicator. If the high voltage output falls below spec the neon lamp voltage will drop out.

Shorting P3 or P4 to ground has the same effect as the test button. The short will temporarily cause the neon indicator to go out. By tapping P3 to ground you should be able to draw an arc 1/32". Tapping P3 to ground can produce a larger arc near 3/16". These tests are with out the cells connected, the arc will be twice the length with cells connected. See Spark Test pdf.
Honeywell power suply bench test
Procedure for forcing the power supply ON.Using a screw driver to create a test spark

F300A Quick Parts Swap

F300A Quick Parts Swap with F50FIf you need to replace your F50F1032 power box and would like a spare pair of cells. For the best value consider buying a new F300E1027.

All the Parts from a new F300E are fully interchangable with any prior F50F of the same size. You can swap over the power box, cells, prefilters, and door to your F50F frame. The power box mounts with two screws. The powerbox comes with 120v cord.

Photos showing the power box removal (423k pdf, 2 pages).


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16 x 25
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20 x 25

Warranty on Replacement Parts

Honeywell Two Year Replacement Part WarrantyThe Honeywell warranty for F50 Replacement Parts is 2 years. Our customers simply need to ship us the defective part. We test and confirm defective. We then ship back a brand new part at no charge.
Power supply warranty on page 7 of the power supply installation instructions (150k pdf, 8 pages)

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