Can be mounted flush mounted 10” below the ceiling to 48” from ceiling (16” down rod included, custom rod lengths are available)
The solid white body and blades are paintable
Body parts are made from injection molded, glass filled ABS plastic
Blade arms are stamped steel with a white enamel finish
The Gossamer Wind Blades are injection molded white ABS plastic
Maximum ambient operating temperature of 104°F or 40°C
Can be mounted indoors or outdoors
Can be operated directly from a solar panel during daylight hours
The Vari-Cyclone can be used in a variety of indoor and outdoor applications including porches, gazebos, pergolas, greenhouses, warehouses and cabins.
Blade swing: 60 inches (1.52 m) diameter
Weight of fan: 14 pounds (6.35 kg)
Shipping weight: 17 pounds (7.7 kg)
Amps: 0.5 @ 12 VDC 0.78 @ 24 VDC
Watts: 2 @ 9 VDC 4 @ 12 VDC 13 @ 24 VDC
RPM: 75 @ 9 VDC 102 @ 12 VDC 138 @ 24 VDC
CFM: 852 @ 9 VDC 1,476 @12 VDC 3,925 @ 24 VDC
If you are looking for the world's most energy efficient ceiling fans, look no further. The Vari-Cyclone’s 60 inch diameter blades, designed by the Florida Solar Energy Center in cooperation with a major fan manufacturer, use “Gossamer Wind Technology”.
Vari-Cyclone is the only low voltage DC fan allowed to use these revolutionary new fan blades. The Gossamer Wind Technology blades allow the fan to produce up to 40% more air flow with no increase in power consumption, making the Vari-Cyclone the most energy efficient DC powered ceiling fans available.
Besides the Gossamer Wind Technology blades, the energy efficiency of the Vari-Cyclone fan results from a permanent magnet, TENV (totally enclosed non-ventilated) motor with long life brushes.
The Vari-Cyclone draws 0.5 amps @ 12 VDC (only 6 watts!) and 0.78 amps at 24 VDC. At 12 VDC the 3-blade fan will turn at approximately 102 rpm moving 1,476 cubic feet of air per minute when mounted at least 8 feet above the floor in an open room. At 24 VDC the 3-blade fan will turn at approximately 138 rpm moving 3,925 cubic feet of air per minute when mounted at least 8 feet above the floor in an open room. If you are looking for a more conventional look in a ceiling fan, look at our Vari-Fan page.