Model # VCS 4646 2004

Internet #204463799

VELUX 46-1/2 in. x 46-1/2 in. Solar Powered Fresh Air Venting Curb-Mount Skylight with Laminated Low-E3 Glass

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46-1/2 in. x 46-1/2 in. Solar Powered Fresh Air Venting Curb-Mount Skylight with Laminated Low-E3 Glass

  • Glass stays cleaner longer with Neat glass coating
  • Laminated glass meets building codes in out of reach applications
  • Eligible for a 30% federal tax credit
$1,480.31 /each

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The new solar powered Fresh Air skylight lights up your home and provides proper ventilation using only the power of the sun. It features a solar panel that captures any available daylight, and uses it to recharge a highly efficient battery powered operator and control system. The solar panel does not have to be exposed to direct sunlight to function, so it will work on cloudy days and with indirect light.

  • Inside curb dimensions for VELUX VCS 4646 models are 46-1/2 in. x 46-1/2 in. and outside curb dimensions are 49-1/2 in. x 49-1/2 in.
  • Eligible for up to a 30% federal tax credit on both product and installation costs, making this product very affordable
  • Qualifies for a 10-year "No Leak" installation warranty when installed with VELUX ECL flashing on a shingle roof with a pitch between 10° and 60° or VELUX ECW flashing on a tile roof with a pitch between 14° and 60° (flashing kits are sold separately)
  • Features laminated Clean, Quiet & Safe glass with a Neat glass coating that keeps your skylight cleaner, reduces unwanted outside noise, is energy efficient, and has an extra glass pane for added safety
  • Operated by a VELUX INTEGRA control pad (included) with easy touch screen control
  • An integrated rain sensor will close the skylight automatically, in case of inclement weather
  • Consider adding a VELUX solar powered blind (sold and shipped separately) which is eligible for up to a 30% federal tax credit and allows you to control the light
  • Click below to view and purchase compatible VELUX flashing models
  • Click here to view/purchase VELUX shingle, shake, and slate roof flashing model ECL 4646 0000
  • Click here to view/purchase VELUX tile roof flashing model ECW 4646 0000



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Is is possible to make a VCM solar-powered?

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I have a 4646 VCM skylight, and I was wondering if it would be possible to retro-fit a solar panel to the existing skylight. Any thoughts? Also, what is the long term hassle with the VCS, such as the life expectancy of the battery unit? I'm considering getting another VCM just to avoid the eventual wear-out of the solar components.
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August 29, 2016
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We do not carry a "retro-fit" kit to convert your skylights to the solar panel model. The Solar powered skylights offer a 30% Federal Tax credit program for materials and installation costs on those type units. The skylights carry a 10 year No Leak Warranty. The Solar Panel, and drive motor/ battery assembly have a 5 year warranty. We fully expect these systems to operate 10-12 years before any parts Read More
We do not carry a "retro-fit" kit to convert your skylights to the solar panel model. The Solar powered skylights offer a 30% Federal Tax credit program for materials and installation costs on those type units. The skylights carry a 10 year No Leak Warranty. The Solar Panel, and drive motor/ battery assembly have a 5 year warranty. We fully expect these systems to operate 10-12 years before any parts need replacing. Read Less
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August 29, 2016
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No, it is not possible to convert a VCM Manual unit to a Solar Powered unit. You must purchase the VCS Solar Powered Curb Mount Skylight. Thank you for choosing VELUX!
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Open past the venting position

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If the powered actuator arm is disconnected, can the skylight be manually opened past the venting position to allow a person to climb through? Does the hinge open that far?
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September 13, 2016
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Thank you for the replies! The roof is fairly flat So I am not worried about it sliding off. I think 45 degrees is enough to get through if needed. Just curious, is there terminology for an "accessible skylight" that is designed to allow someone to climb through. I think this product will work for me
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September 13, 2016
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Yes, if you disengage the chain from the frame, you can open the skylight out to approximately 45 degrees. Thank you for choosing VELUX!
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Yes the drive chain can be removed from the sash of the skylight and you could crawl out onto the roof. The skylight will open a few inches further than the length of that chain...but due to the hinge being a "Piano style Hinge"...it will come loose and could literally slide down the roof to the ground.
So yes you can do it...do you really want to take the risk? I would say NO!
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Can the skylight be opened without power

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Can the skylight be opened manually in case of battery failure?
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August 15, 2016
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No, our Solar Powered Skylight cannot be opened manually. It must be opened with the remote control. Thank you for choosing VELUX!
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August 11, 2016
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Yes, this can be opened manually.
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touch screen panel

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can you put more then just one skylight on the touch screen panel? we have a 16' by 25 covered porch and would like to add four of these, but we don't want 4 touch screens on our wall; or is there a different unit that will connect with the other touch screen panel. thanks.
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August 4, 2016
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You can program multiple skylights on the remote. For information on how to do so, you can contact our Technical Team direct at 1-800-888-0361. Thank you for choosing VELUX!
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Customer Reviews

Rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very well made product---so far I rated the 'installation' as "excellent" based only on the unit itself. For a DIY homeowner, if the opening for the skylight has yet to be cut and/or the 'curb' has not been built onto which the skylight is mounted, then this becomes a much more involved, and complicated project. That being said, Velux has made a very good product which looks very weather proof. Because it is a solar system there is no wiring to run, and the solar panel mounts very easily with only two screws and a simple snap electrical connector. The remote, touchsreen, control module is very easy to operate and the rain sensor worked flawlessly. Because I have only had the unit installed for about 2 weeks, I have no way to rate the quality beyond that time frame. May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by superb design and construction These newest skylights from Velux are amazing: they can be operated without an electrical supply, instead being powered from their own solar panels. A built-in rain sensor will close the window automatically. The quality of the construction and design is first rate, and they are easy to install (caveat: well built in this case means heavy). The remote is easy to program and can control many skylights with tons of options. One worry, which I hope isn't a problem in the long run: there's an internal battery charged from the solar panel, but I don't see any way to replace it if it goes bad. October 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Thought I made a mistake, but.... Thought I made a mistake, but....We love the solar powered skylight!!!!! I had buyers remorse at first, but after was installed, and we started using it, couldn't be more happy. It lets so much air threw, I cant believe it myself. Plus the quality is there! You wont regret it. September 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WOW this skylight is amazing I have 4 of the older ones that are hard wired and was a little apprehensive ordering this one but was certainly impressed. It's been installeda couple months now and it's spectacular. The operation in smooth and quiet, the controller is easy and impressive. October 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by good product I brought this product last week and it works more than what I expected. Worth for paid money November 12, 2013
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