Frequently Asked Questions for Ecofan Fans: (UK Version)
The Ecofan generates its own electricity through the difference in temperature. The base must make contact with a heat source of at least 85°C and the top of the fan must remain cool.
The Ecofan needs to draw cooler air from behind in order to operate. The actual rotation of the blade as well as the cooler air and the heat source are the essential elements needed for the Ecofan to operate. See Technical Information for more detailed information.
In 2018 the 815 Original Mini was introduced to provide a small space option.
There is no formula to say which Ecofan is required in a particular situation. The 812 AirMax will move more air and be more efficient so this is the ultimate choice. The 810 UltrAir will provide slightly less air movement and start working at a slightly higher temperature but still provide excellent results.
For minimal outlay opt for the basic 800 Original or, if space is an issue, the basic 815 Original Mini which will provide reduced performance but still improve your comfort.
All Ecofans give you the re-assurance of a 2 year warranty. Download the latest UK Ecofan Leaflet here. This clearly shows the benefits of each type of Wood-stove Ecofan.
- The Caframo Ecofan is a heat-powered fan designed to circulate the warm air created by a wood or speciality stove. Improved warm air circulation results in greater comfort and less fuel consumption.
- Costs nothing to run… Using the heat from the stove, the Ecofan is the most economical way to effectively circulate warm air. No cables, plugs or batteries are required.
- Test results using AMCA testing standards prove that most air flow claims made by other stove top fan manufacturers are much lower than publicised, some by as much as 45%.
- Ecofans are made in Canada, last longer and utilise a superior design that operates more efficiently and effectively than 4 or 5 blade models.
- More Ecofans have been sold than all other stove top fans combined. Caframo have two decades of experience perfecting the Ecofan. This means low failures and high customer satisfaction.
- All Ecofans are sold with the reassurance of a 2 year warranty.
- Fully CE compliant for Immunity Emissions and Product Safety.
Check your fan for proper placement. For optimum performance, placement on the stove’s surface is critical. Be sure to position the Ecofan on the stovetop so that cool air will be drawn over the cooling fins. The Ecofan should not be used directly in front of the stove pipe or at the front of the stove. Place the Ecofan on one side at the back edge of the stove as shown in the diagram. Should the gap between the rear of your stove and your wall be less than 150mm (6”) then move the Ecofan forward, along the side of the stove and turn it in slightly. This should ensure your fan can draw the necessary cooler air from the rear/side of your stove.
NOTE: Overheating will reduce the Ecofan’s effectiveness and may damage the thermoelectric module and void the warranty. Remove the Ecofan from the stove if the temperature exceeds 345°C for the 800, 810 or 812; 150°C for the 806GS Gas or 200°C for the low-stovetop temperature Ecofan 806 BelAir.
Check the normal temperature of your stove with a stovetop thermometer:
- Ecofan 800 Original 110°C - 345°C
- Ecofan 815 Original Mini 110°C - 345°C
- Ecofan 810 UltrAir 100°C - 345°C
- Ecofan 812 AirMax 85°C - 345°C
- Ecofan 806GS 65°C - 150°C
- Ecofan 806 BelAir 75°C - 200°C
If the above measures do not resolve your problem please read the UK Warranty Terms and follow the process.
Prior to 2017 serial numbers were found on a label affixed to the underside of the top casting (see the diagrams). From 2017 serial numbers are more easily visible on the top face of the top casting.
Simply place your Ecofan on the top of your stove*, away from the flue pipe, allowing the back of your fan to have access to cooler, room temperature air. The thermoelectric modules require a temperature difference to create the electricity needed to operate the fan’s motor.*Not recommended for wood or gas stove inserts.
- For woodstoves the acceptable running temperature for the Ecofan AirMax is between 85°C and 345°C; for the Ecofan UltrAir it’s between 100°C and 345°C while for the Original or Original Mini, it's between 110°C and 345°C. Relocate your woodstove Ecofan to a cooler spot if your stovetop exceeds 345°C.
- For gas-stoves the optimal running temperature for the Ecofan 806GS is between 65°C and 150°C. Operating above the recommended temperature may be hazardous due to excessive blade speed. Never use an Ecofan 806GS on a wood-stove.
- For low-temperature stoves the optimal running temperature of the Ecofan 806 BelAir is between 75°C and 200°C. Operating above the recommended temperature may be hazardous due to excessive blade speed. Never use an Ecofan BelAir on a wood-stove.
- Remove or reposition woodstove Ecofans if the stovetop temperature exceeds 340°C.
- If the 806GS Ecofan is placed on a surface hotter than 150°C, the built-in overheat protector will activate. This will cause the unit to slow down to protect itself. If this happens, simply move the 806GS Ecofan to a cooler spot on the stovetop and the overheat protector will reset automatically.
- Remove or reposition the 806 BelAir Ecofan if the stovetop temperature exceeds 200°C.