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365 CFM Mill Finish 5-Watt Solar Powered Roof Mounted Exhaust Attic Fan

  • Rust-resistant aluminum construction ensures durability
  • Built-in louver design helps efficiently maximize airflow
  • Backed by a 5-year warranty
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Active Ventilation Products solar powered attic fan product line, the Round Back Solar Fan, is excellent at exhausting attic spaces for shingled roofs. The solar panel provides energy to the fan on sunny days to increase the vent's CFM over and beyond a standard non-motorized static vent. The Round Back Solar Fan is made of rust free aluminum, 8 in. Dia exhaust fan with a 2 in. collar height and 13 in. x 13 in. square flange. Its low profile design looks pleasing on shingled roofs. The Round Back Solar Fan has a solid vent cap with an inner vertical louver cylinder to keep out insects, birds, and animals. The inner vertical louver allows air to exhaust without resistance.
  • Excellent choice to removing radiant heat from attic spaces
  • Mill finish aluminum will continually have a long lasting clean appearance
  • Solar panel: 5-Watt, 12-Volt
  • Ventilation rule 1:300, application per sq. ft.: 200 sq. ft.
  • Net free air space: 50 sq. in.
  • 2 in. clearance between bottom of vent cap and flange
  • Built-in inner vertical louver cylinder has a 1/8 in. opening between louver blades that will keep out insects, birds, and animals while allowing air to move through the vent without resistance
  • 1/8th in. opening between the louver blades and all aluminum ("noncombustible") material meets the requirements of California building code 706A.2 Vents to resist the intrusion of burning embers and flame through ventilation openings
  • 365 CFM at 0.1 SP
  • Helps to reduce energy costs
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Name365 CFM Green Powder Coated 5-Watt Solar Powered Roof Mounted Exhaust Attic Fan365 CFM Mill Finish 5-Watt Solar Powered Roof Mounted Exhaust Attic Fan1000 CFM Mill Power Roof Mount Attic Fan
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Power TypeSolar PoweredSolar PoweredElectric Powered
FeaturesCorrosion Resistant,Weather Resistant,Wildlife GuardCorrosion Resistant,Weather Resistant,Wildlife GuardBuilt-in Screen,Thermostat Controlled
Rough Opening Width (In.)8815
Ventilation TypeExhaustExhaustRoof
Wattage (watts)55160
Intake/ExhaustExhaustExhaustExhaust
Rough Opening Height (In.)8815
MaterialAluminumAluminumGalvanized Steel
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Specifications

Dimensions

Coverage Area (Sq.Ft)
200
Cut-Out Diameter (in.)
8
Net-Free Area (Sq. In.)
50
Product Depth (in.)
13
Product Height (in.)
6
Product Width (in.)
13
Rough Opening Height (In.)
8
Rough Opening Width (In.)
8

Details

Airflow (CFM)
365
Color/Finish
Aluminum
Color/Finish Family
Aluminum
Features
Corrosion Resistant,Weather Resistant,Wildlife Guard
Horsepower (hp)
0 hp
Intake/Exhaust
Exhaust
Material
Aluminum
Mounting Position
Roof Mount
Power Type
Solar Powered
Product Weight (lb.)
4
Recommended Sq. Ft.
200
Returnable
90-Day
Ventilation Type
Exhaust
Voltage (volts)
12
Voltage (volts)
12
Wattage (watts)
5

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
5 years

Questions & Answers

99Questions19Answers

Can this be set to run overnight when the sun is down, or just when the sun is out? Thank u

Asked by May 9, 2021
2
Answers

No, it will only work when the solar panel is getting bright direct sunlight

Can this be installed on a tile roof or does it have to be a shingle roof?

Asked by John April 26, 2021
1
Answer

It cannot be installed on a tile roof

Can this product be installed on a mostly flat roof that only slopes for drainage? 1920 Spanish b...

Asked by drewfromsocal April 20, 2021
4
Answers

Yes it can be in stalled on relatively pitched roofs. Well made, and is designed to remove attic air! A+

Where is the on and off switch??

Asked by Putter December 19, 2020
2
Answers

There is no power switch, as long as the sun is out the vent fan will operate and run.

Can it be used in an RV as a roof vent?

Asked by Elle November 7, 2020
1
Answer

yes

Do we need access to the attic to install this item? 

Asked by arrow September 30, 2020
3
Answers

No you do not, just be careful not to cut into any of your roof rafters. The installation instructions are available on the page on HomeDepot.com, here: https://images.homedepot-static.com/catalog/pdfImages/6a/6aa94525-a559-44fb-9647-046935f4a648.pdf

Do you have a hybrid connection to run on A/C as well? Is there a way to install thermostat?

Asked by Rory September 27, 2020
1
Answer

No we do not

Can you mount this vertically, on the side of a shed wall, instead of the roof? Is it ok if it gets rained on this way?

Asked by Candice September 7, 2020
2
Answers

No, this cannot be mounted vertically. Our vents are made to be mounted on the roof deck only

Can it be installed on metal roof ?

Asked by Nickie August 5, 2020
2
Answers

Maybe, but just like any other vent on a metal roof - you will have to do a good job of sealing it.

Where can I find the orange adapter that connects the solar panel to the fan?

Asked by Dragonbal8 July 25, 2020
1
Answer

We buy them online, they are used for fluorescent lights https://www.homedepot.com/p/Ideal-PowerPlug-Orange-Ballast-Disconnect-Discs-5-Pack-30-1302S/202935637

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Customer Reviews

  • 3.7
    out of 271 reviews
  • 72% recommend this product
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We had it installed on a shed to keep it cool and it works great keeps it nice and cool.
We had it installed on a shed to keep it cool and it works great keeps it nice and cool.
by sunflower
4 people found this helpful
Works as advertised and does that very well. Well packaged in box. Instructions clear and easy to...
Works as advertised and does that very well. Well packaged in box. Instructions clear and easy to follow!
by MRD
1 person found this helpful
Put this in my 9' x 4' tool shed a couple weeks ago. Seems to work very well & keeps the temp down.
Put this in my 9' x 4' tool shed a couple weeks ago. Seems to work very well & keeps the temp down.
by Craig
3 people found this helpful
Great product so far. Perfect for my 10x20 Shed to vent out some hot air. In the summer (in Las...
Great product so far. Perfect for my 10x20 Shed to vent out some hot air. In the summer (in Las Vegas) I temps inside my shed would get to 140+ degrees F. We'll see this summer, but so far it feels much cooler in there. Be aware of how large this is, it's not really going to cool your whole attic (maybe if you buy like 4 of them), But it works great for my 200 sq ft shed!
by CR
4 people found this helpful
The metal assembly is nice but the solar panels is a joke it’s barely powers the tiny little fan ...
The metal assembly is nice but the solar panels is a joke it’s barely powers the tiny little fan that is in it
by Guy
2 people found this helpful
Bought two, but 1 of 2 stopped working after a few months. I did some troubleshooting and it turn...
Bought two, but 1 of 2 stopped working after a few months. I did some troubleshooting and it turns out the solar panel was defective. It would stop working when it got hot. The company did not honor the five year warranty. They only sent a new motor (which I didn't need), after I had extensively explained that it was the panel that wasn't working correctly.
by defectivePRODUCT
28 people found this helpful
Easy to install does a great job cooling the attic and a great price
Easy to install does a great job cooling the attic and a great price
by edhab0918
Product was defective right out of the box. Fan would not turn under its own power. Unable to use...
Product was defective right out of the box. Fan would not turn under its own power. Unable to use product. Had to return. Left hole in roof with makeshift cover. Won’t be ordering from this company again.
by DisappointedinDenver
4 people found this helpful
not as good as i had hoped, mounted on the side of my chicken house and only runs in direct, full...
not as good as i had hoped, mounted 2 on the sides of my chicken house and only runs in direct, full sun. when less than full sun the motor wines and can be heard all over the farm. would probally work good on the rooftop
by Mainefarmer
3 people found this helpful
Quality, quiet, sized for regular small hole openings for easy...
Quality, quiet, sized for regular small hole openings for easy diy roof swaps. Did it myself with long thin crow bar, tube of Henry's roof caulk, hammer and nails. This device is essential for mitigating hot air pressure imbalance, now air moves again. 2 for 1200 agla, 1 for 400 sf grg. Worked!
by JeremyHallAppraisalsCO
3 people found this helpful
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