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Old 20-08-2012, 11:20   #16
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Re: Hella Fans Caframo fans Brushless fans

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I second what belizesailor says about Caframos. The West Marine by me has most of the fans they sell set up in the store so you can actually see for yourself how much air each model fan moves. Caframos are far better the Hella's, and the Caframo fan that moves the most air is the 747.

Some folks don't like the fact that the 747's don't have a cage, but when it's a hot, calm night, give me the fan that moves the most air. I bought six.

The lack of cage is of course one reason they move more air. Once you get used to the no cage design its no big deal. I sometimes stick my finger in them just to watch people flinch!

Oh, and just doing a quick price search -- it looks like the 747 are pretty commonly available at around $50US +/- each.
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Old 20-08-2012, 11:36   #17
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Re: Hella Fans Caframo fans Brushless fans

Yeah, the price of the Hellas etc is ridiculous... Hellas are good fans but what a rip off....
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Old 20-08-2012, 11:40   #18
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When our hella fans die we're going with the cage less caframo fans. The amount of lint collected by the fans is amazing and the cage is a pain to take apart to clean the fan
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Old 20-08-2012, 12:05   #19
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When our hella fans die we're going with the cage less caframo fans. The amount of lint collected by the fans is amazing and the cage is a pain to take apart to clean the fan
The Camframo blades will accumulate a little gunk, but you just pull them off, rinse them, and push them back on. Makes them easy to replace too.
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Old 20-08-2012, 12:24   #20
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The Camframo blades will accumulate a little gunk, but you just pull them off, rinse them, and push them back on. Makes them easy to replace too.

Just leaving them in place and giving them a quick swipe with a damp rag does the trick too.
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Old 20-08-2012, 15:10   #21
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Re: Hella Fans Caframo fans Brushless fans

FWIW

In the years of reading here and elsewhere (sorry) to try to decide what boat and all the equipment I wanted on it, the best fan seems to be the Caframo.

I do wonder if the big computer fan would be a competiter though. I never saw any that big before.
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where did you se them for $12? Ebay has them at $30. I am about to embark on a project of putting fans in Dilligara
I didnt go through to see how much freight

Amazon.com: NZXT 200mm Performance Case Fan FN 200RB (Black/White): Electronics

Maybe umart has them?
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Old 20-08-2012, 16:46   #23
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Maybe umart has them?
And they do

$22.50

NZXT 20CM LED Silent Rifle Fan

Order online and pick up from shop front at 8 Mile Plains or Milton
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fwiw, according to what I'm reading, the Hella draws .1A, and the Caframo .55A. Wonder what the computer fans draw?
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Old 20-08-2012, 18:00   #25
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The NZXT FN 200RB (The UMart link is to a 200CM which only does 89.5CFM):

• Size: 200x200x30mm
• Connection type: 3pin and 4pin molex
• Current: .70A
• Input: 8.4W
• Speed: 1300 RPM +/-10%
• Air flow: 166.2 CFM / 282 m^3/h
• Air Pressure: 1.82 mm H2O
• Bearing: Rifle Bearing
• Noise: 37.25 dBA
• Life: 40,000 hours

Caframo 747:

Model Number 747DC-WCS white 747DC-BCS black
Colors Available White or Black
Product Size 7''(w) x 9''(h) x 5.5''(d)
Single Package Dimensions 8.75''(w) x 10''(h) x 3.5''(d)
Warranty 1 year
Current Draw on High Speed 0.5 Amps

Hella Two Speed Turbo:

Material Description Impact resistant plastic
Switch Integrated 2 stage rotary
Output / Speed 1 70 litre / sec.
Output / Speed 2 95 litre / sec. (=201SCFM)
Power Consumption 6.5W (=~0.55A @ 12 VDC)

The computer fan doesn't have the low speed option unless you add more stuff to it.
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(The UMart link is to a 200CM which only does 89.5CFM):
Good pickup

umart weaker model
NZFS200RB

Vs the stronger model
NZFN 200RB
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The lack of cage is of course one reason they move more air. Once you get used to the no cage design its no big deal. I sometimes stick my finger in them just to watch people flinch!

Oh, and just doing a quick price search -- it looks like the 747 are pretty commonly available at around $50US +/- each.
Wish they were that cheap here! $100, another reason to shop overseas!
https://www.whitworths.com.au/main_i...AbsolutePage=1
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Re: Hella Fans Caframo Fans Brushless Fans

We have fitted and removed most including the cage less caframo fans ...

Tried out some with no moving parts ...

No type of fan is 'doing it for us' and we are finally going the full air con route.

However and sadly (due to price) the Hella fans are simply the best ... a bit noisy but air beats noise on those hot sticky nights!

Today I was in the marine shop at Tortola ... yeah ... US$99 for a Hella ... crazy, but definitely the best air we get from a fan! I'm one of those guys who will curse myself on an unbearably, hot and wind free night at anchor for not having spent the extra bucks ... I suffer from heat which is why I bought and tossed the fans mentioned in previous posts on cruisers forum!
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we bought four oscillating car fans in the automotive department at walmart - paid 8 bucks apiece - and after four years i still have three of them....
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