Delivers 50% power savings compared to other AC fans

By Heather Hamilton,
contributing writer

Orion
Fans launched a new family of electronically commutated (EC) fans
designed to provide cooling solutions for AC applications that prioritize low
power and energy savings. With a brushless DC motor and voltage transformation
inside the motor, the fans offer lower overall power consumption, up to 50%, according
to the company. This enables customers to meet energy-consumption requirements
for programs like Energy Star.

The
EC fans are available in 60-mm, 120-mm, 172-mm, and 250-mm sizes. Most of the
models are available with a universal voltage range. The 250-mm fans can be
purchased with dual-speed functions in 115-V and 230-V models. The series also
includes 60-mm, 120-mm, and 172-mm models with IP68-ATEX ratings, enabling them
to be used in applications that might involve flammable gas or explosive atmospheres.

The
company identifies several applications for which the fans would be
well-suited, including appliances, refrigeration, commercial and process
control, HVAC, electrical enclosures, and cabinets. The fans maintain the same
interface between fan and equipment, which allows them to be used as drop-in
replacements for the same-sized AC fans, said the company.

The
OA200EC Series of 250-mm fans can be customized to change the speed control
limits that come factory-standard for additional power savings. These fans
feature dual-speed control (1,400 RPM and 2,200 RPM) with airflow values of 300
CFM and 480 CFM.

Pricing
for the EC fans starts at $26 in small quantities.