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Sunforce 81130 Solar Attic Vent

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  • Charged with a 12 watt amorphous solar panel
  • Aluminum fan cover powder coated black
  • 12 volt DC motor with aluminum motor housing
  • Aluminum louver ring engineered to allow maximum amount of air-flow but small enough to keep critters out
  • 3 wing aluminum fan blade and one-piece seamless flashing
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Product Information

Technical Details

Brand Sunforce
Model 81130
Item Weight 19.5 pounds
Product Dimensions 25.2 x 20.9 x 11 inches
Origin China
Item model number 81130
Manufacturer Part Number 81130

Additional Information

ASIN B005VCLLR8
Customer Reviews
2 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #485,067 in Automotive (See top 100)
#531 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Cell Phone Accessories > Chargers & Power Adapters > Solar Chargers
#685 in Automotive > RV Parts & Accessories > Power & Electrical > Solar Panels
#730 in Automotive > Tools & Equipment > Jump Starters, Battery Chargers & Portable Power > Battery Chargers
Shipping Weight 19.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available October 13, 2011

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Product Description

Product Description

Use the Sunforce Solar Attic Vent for ventilation and reduce the temperature of your attic. This vent will lower the temperature of your attic to put less strain on your cooling system and save you money. Attic ventilation is important as it cools your roof and reduces the load on your air conditioning, providing an increase in fresh air and reduction in vapor build-up and moisture. Charged with a 12 watt amorphous solar panel, the Sunforce Solar Attic Vent will pull hot air out of the attic, resulting in less heat dissipating back into living areas. The weather resistant amorphous solar panel will operate in all daylight conditions, even in cloudy or shady environments. A thermal switch is also featured and automatically shuts off the fan during cold weather. This unit will also eliminate moisture, preventing the growth of mold and mildew.

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Keep your attic clean and dry, with no running costs
11-inch fan blades and galvanized, powder-coated flashing

Reduce your electricity bills and cooling costs with the versatile Sunforce Solar Attic Vent. Using the sun's power, this unit removes vapor build-up and moisture out of the attic, resulting in less heat. With no running costs, this system will effectively prevent the growth of mold and mildew. An important addition to homes during the summer and winter months, this solar attic vent offers a lightweight, sleek design that will virtually seem invisible once installed on the roof.

12-Watt Amorphous Solar Panel

Built with an integrated, 12-watt amorphous solar panel, 3" x 11" aluminum fan blades, and a thermal switch that automatically shuts off the fan in cold weather, this system guarantees sturdy, durable construction. The fan blades maintain, on average, a 180 cfm (cubic feet per minute) output, while protection from heavy winds and hail is provided with the weather-resistant solar panel.

Operates in All Daylight Conditions

This solar panel will operate in all daylight conditions, even in cloudy environments. A stainless steel mesh rodent screen is also featured to prevent animals from disrupting the air circulation. Designed for most roof applications, this unit’s oversized steel flashing with an ABS plastic shroud prevents leaks. A high performing 12V motor operates with little noise and assures years of service. For added flexibility, the solar attic vent can ventilate up to 850 square feet.

Technical Specifications:

  • Panel Wattage: 12W
  • Panel Orientation: Integrated
  • Fan Size: 11" fan blade
  • Shroud Material: ABS plastic
  • Rodent Screen: Stainless steel mesh
  • Flashing Material: Steel
  • Flashing Size: Oversized flashing (to prevent leaks)
  • Flashing Finish: Galvanized and powder-coated metal
  • Ventilating capacity: up to 850 sq ft
  • Air flow (CFM): 180
  • Motor: 12V

Customer Reviews

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Package arrived in pristine condition. No indications of rough handling at all, but something was rattling inside. I opened the box (again, double-boxed and both sealed) and my first impression was positive, based on the weight of the mounting base- it was very sturdy, heavy-duty, and finished nicely. Then I noticed that the fan blade laying loose inside the housing. The fan blade hub was still firmly attached to the motor, but the flimsy aluminum blade was completely detached. So I pulled the entire unit out of the box and removed the foam packing blocks. I really didn't want the hassle of returning and waiting for another unit, so I started to disassemble the fan unit from the housing to see if it could be fixed. It was very easy to remove- every nut was finger-tight and one of them was already off and rolling around in the box. The fan motor, like the mounting base, seems to be high-quality: a permanent-magnet motor with the fan hub attached by both a set-screw into the shaft and a nut on the end of the shaft. I removed the hub, tapped the fan blade back onto the hub making sure that the aligning flat on the hub lined up this the corresponding flat on the fan blade, and reinstalled it by first tightening the set-screw and then using a large washer beneath the shaft nut to help hold the blade in place on the hub. I reassembled the unit and straightened the fan blade which had gotten bent rattling around in the box and tested it in the sun. It worked fine, but then I noticed the the entire fan assembly was mounted too far into the housing- so far that the entire spinning blade was above tube portion of the mounting base and entirely into the rain-shield/exhaust area.Read more ›
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I received the fan inside three separate sealed boxes. The second box was placed upside down
in the outer box, despite the arrows and "This side up" printed on the box. Parts were rattling around
inside the box, and worst of all, the glass solar panel was cracked. All of the unit's nuts were loose, missing,
or at best finger tight. Poor assembly, and obviously no quality control after manufacturing.

The packing mistake (upside down) was especially telling in that no one cares about doing something right.
Three boxes, packing paper inside the third one, and no outside damage visible.

The unit does not work at all, and I have sent it back to Amazon for a refund. "Made in China", indeed.

All the defects noted by the reviewer below were present in my unit.
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After installing, the first hot day the panel cracked all the way across. Unit was not cracked during install and I checked operation prior to installing, just to make sure. Unit stopped working. I am now buying a new 12 watt 12 volt Panel from Northern Tool and am going to mount the new panel on top of the old one since it took some effort to get the old turbine type out and this new one in. I also secured it well with some sealant, so I don't want to take out and send back or I would. It a piece of crap. Hopefully its not the motor or I'm screwed. Don't buy this one!
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I ordered 8 of these. Every one of them came with the motors and fans loose. The first one we installed fell apart and was destroyed. The fan motor fell from it's mount which tore the fan off of it's hub. We had to purchase additional screws, washers, lock washers and nuts to properly secure the motors to prevent damage upon installation. I would not recommend this item be purchased by anyone.
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