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IP68-Rated DC Fans for Harsh Environments

May 16, 2019 by Scott McMahan

Orion Fans expanded its dc axial fan product family with the addition of IP68-rated versions. With protection from dust and water, Orion Fans designed the IP68-rated dc fans for harsh outdoor and demanding washdown applications including commercial refrigeration, food & beverage processing, alternative energy, outdoor machinery, outdoor telecom systems, marine, transportation, and more.

The launch of nine new IP68-rated dc fans series comes in a total of 90 different models and gives the flexibility to meet most any application requirement. Air flows range from 14CFM to 300CFM. These dc fans maximize air movement and heat dissipation to extend electronic component and system operating life.

The fan frames are PBT, UL94V-0 plastic, and the fan features two 24AWG lead wires.

The fans use polarity-protected, brushless dc motors with auto restart. The fan motors are also IP68 rated.

Fan sizes from 60mm to 172mm are available. Special functions are also offered to meet application demands such as temperature sensor, alarm, tachometer, thermistor speed control, and more.

"The additions of these IP68-rated dc fans expand our existing family of solutions for harsh environment applications," said David Luna, VP of Marketing at Orion Fans. "The IP68-rated versions give customers additional protection especially when combined with louvered fan guards and specialty filters.

Orion designed all of its dc fans to meet CE, UL, cUL, TUV, and VDE standards.