The Ecofan generates its own electricity through the difference in temperature. The base must make contact with a heat source of at least 150°F (65°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. Click here for more Technical Information.
Simply place your Ecofan on the top of your stove*, away from the chimney 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
Be sure to position the Ecofan on a smooth flat surface on your stovetop near the side or back of the stove where cooler air can be drawn from behind and over the cooling fins. Do not place your Ecofan in the center of the stove, in front of the stovepipe or at the front of the stove.
The optimal running temperature of the Ecofan Original and Ecofan Airplus for woodstoves, is the same as the recommended safe operating temperatures of wood stoves between 450°F to 600°F (205°C to 345°C). Relocate your Ecofan to a cooler spot if your stovetop exceeds 650°F (345°C). The Ecofan GS's optimal running temperature is between 150°F to 300°F (65°C to 150°C). Operating above the recommended temperature may be hazardous due to excessive blade speed. The Ecofan GS should then be relocated to a cooler position.
Caframo will warranty any product bought through a recognized retailer. Products bought through individuals or on-line auctions have no warranty. The warranty does not cover abnormal wear or damages resulting from accident, misuse, abuse or, if applicable, breakage (when such breakage is not due to a manufacturing defect) and any other incidental or consequential damages. Simply put -If you overheat your fan or drop your fan your warranty will be voided.
We recommend the use of a stove top thermometer to ensure good stove saftey. For wood stove Ecofans, Ecofan Original and Ecofan Airplus; the heat sensitive spring on the base of the fan will gently tilt the fan as your stove's temperature increases to help protect it from overheating. Relocate your Ecofan to a cooler spot on your stove if the surface temperature exceeds 650°F (345°C). The Ecofan GS is specifically designed for use on gas stoves or stoves with a surface temperature between 150°F (65°C) and 300°F (150°C). If the Ecofan GS is placed on a surface hotter than 300°F (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 Ecofan GS to a cooler spot on the stove top and the overheat protector will reset automatically.
Unfortunately no, the Ecofan generates its own electricity through temperature differential. The base must make contact with a heat source of at least 150ºF and the top of the fan must remain cooler. The Ecofan needs to draw cooler air from behind in order to operate.
Yes, but placement is key. Again the fan needs to draw cooler air from behind to operate and the surface on which the Ecofan Original or Ecofan Airplus is placed should never exceed 650°F (345°C). The surface on which the Ecofan GS is placed should never exceed 300°F (150°C).
Once the Ecofan is placed properly on your woodstove there is no need to move it. We recommend leaving it in its position on top of the stove year round. If you want to remove it for any reason, please take care to store it in a location where it cannot be knocked over or dropped.
Caframo manufactures Ecofans and does not sell to consumers. Please consult the 'Where to Buy' section under 'Customer Support' to find a retailer in your area. If you are having difficulty locating a retail location near you, please feel free to call our customer service representatives at 1-800-567-3556 ext. 227 and they will guide you to the appropriate retailer in your area.
Replacement fan blades in gold or nickel are available for purchase. For a failed motor, a Motor Replacement Kit (includes motor, connecting wires and detailed replacement instructions) is available for purchase. Note: Replacement may require soldering. For other concerns, please contact our customer service representatives at 1-800-567-3556 ext. 227.