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CAFRAMO Sirocco Cabin Fans

Designed for use in compact spaces, this fan’s clever foldaway gimbal mechanism directs its output in any direction, and permits it to fold away flat against the bulkhead when not in use. Three-speed gimbaled design allows the controls to be positioned where you need them. Battery-saving timer feature can be set at 2, 4, 6 and 8 hours. Corrosion-resistant parts and FingerSafe™ blades that stop when touched.

  • Capacity: 240cu. ft./min.
  • Blade: Flexible
  • Safety Features: FingerSafe™ blades
  • Dimensions: 10.5"H x 12"W x 3.5"D
  • Power Lead: Hard wire to house battery
  • Material: Plastic
  • Warranty: Two years
Customer Reviews
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
24V DC Sirocco Fan, 0.15A High Draw, 0.1A Medium Draw, 0.05A Low Draw, Black 9387549 807CA24BBX
In stock online.

$129.99

24V DC Sirocco Fan, 0.15A High Draw, 0.1A Medium Draw, 0.05A Low Draw, White 8634560 807CA24WBX
In stock online.

$129.99

12V DC Sirocco Fan, 0.25A High Draw, 0.20A Medium Draw, 0.1A Low Draw, Black 8634552 807CABBX
In stock online.

$99.99

12V DC Sirocco Fan, 0.25A High Draw, 0.20A Medium Draw, 0.1A Low Draw, White 6817175 807CAWBX
In stock online.

$99.99

Product Description

Designed for use in compact spaces, this fan’s clever foldaway gimbal mechanism directs its output in any direction, and permits it to fold away flat against the bulkhead when not in use. Three-speed gimbaled design allows the controls to be positioned where you need them. Battery-saving timer feature can be set at 2, 4, 6 and 8 hours. Corrosion-resistant parts and FingerSafe™ blades that stop when touched.

  • Capacity: 240cu. ft./min.
  • Blade: Flexible
  • Safety Features: FingerSafe™ blades
  • Dimensions: 10.5"H x 12"W x 3.5"D
  • Power Lead: Hard wire to house battery
  • Material: Plastic
  • Warranty: Two years

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3.1

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Adjustable (25)
  • Quiet (25)
  • Compact (15)
  • Good power output (14)
  • Stable base (11)

Cons

  • Flimsy (5)

Best Uses

  • Small rooms (12)
  • Travel (4)
  • Large rooms (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (26)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (30)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Fan Out There - Period!

We now have two of these fans and love them. They are about as quiet as a fan can get, and still do the job. Only notice them at all on a completely...Read complete review

We now have two of these fans and love them. They are about as quiet as a fan can get, and still do the job. Only notice them at all on a completely still night. If they were loud, my wife couldn't sleep with them on - and at this point she can't sleep with them off! We are totally solar powered so current draw was initial in going to the budget to include these jewels. They don't use anything! The designers were genious when they engineered the power factors. They will point in absolutely ANY direction we want, and then they will fold up out of the way. Unless you are standing them up vertically from the base, do not use the adhesive tape for install. Hanging will need screw mounting.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Avoid. Not reliable. Failed

I bought 5 or 6 of these and installed one in my camper, and the rest were intended to go in my boat.

I have to hand it to the French for...Read complete review

I bought 5 or 6 of these and installed one in my camper, and the rest were intended to go in my boat.

I have to hand it to the French for designing a built in timer that shuts this off after a period of time--2, 4, or 6 hours. This is perfect for the Carbibbean where nights start hot and get cooler.

It is on a gimballed mount--this is where it fails. Using it pointed it one direction causes damage to the contacts inside the housing, or perhaps the wires break at this point--I did not take it apart to see which of these is the case.

So after a while you have to point it away from where you want it pointed to work. At some point I expect it will fail completely.

After only minimal use, it would not spin the fan blade in certain poitions. At first I could give it a little push to get started, then today, it will not spin at all umless I point it 90 degree from where I want the breeze. So those contacts have either worn out, shorted, or arced and built up carbon deposits. Clearly the weak point is the lack of conductivity on the contacts inside the housing. Or else if wires are used, these cannot tolerate the fan being adjusted and the wires are breaking.

The fan I am using now failed in 3 months of use, neaarly all of it on the lowest setting. This setting is quiet and still moves a lot of air. Since it automatically shuts itself off after 2 hours, the number of hours is minimal. I rarely set it to operate more than two hours at a time.

The photo's show, it has power because the little blue light is on, but will no longer push any air unless you fiddle with the adjustyments for direction.

If someone knows of a reliable fan that will last for years please let me know.

I will be returning all of them, including the others which are unboxed because I don't want them to be out of warranty from sitting in a box waiting to be installed.

The attached photos show it energised and spinning and also not working with a slight change in angle. The range in angles were it does not work is fairly wide. The opivot point at the top and bottom of the fan is the problem area.

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1.0

Avoid. Not reliable. Failed

By Captain Conrad

from Easton, CT

About Me Professional

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Install
  • Quiet

Cons

  • Poor Design
  • Unreliable

Best Uses

  • None
  • Unboxed

I bought 5 or 6 of these and installed one in my camper, and the rest were intended to go in my boat.

I have to hand it to the French for designing a built in timer that shuts this off after a period of time--2, 4, or 6 hours. This is perfect for the Carbibbean where nights start hot and get cooler.

It is on a gimballed mount--this is where it fails. Using it pointed it one direction causes damage to the contacts inside the housing, or perhaps the wires break at this point--I did not take it apart to see which of these is the case.

So after a while you have to point it away from where you want it pointed to work. At some point I expect it will fail completely.

After only minimal use, it would not spin the fan blade in certain poitions. At first I could give it a little push to get started, then today, it will not spin at all umless I point it 90 degree from where I want the breeze. So those contacts have either worn out, shorted, or arced and built up carbon deposits. Clearly the weak point is the lack of conductivity on the contacts inside the housing. Or else if wires are used, these cannot tolerate the fan being adjusted and the wires are breaking.

The fan I am using now failed in 3 months of use, neaarly all of it on the lowest setting. This setting is quiet and still moves a lot of air. Since it automatically shuts itself off after 2 hours, the number of hours is minimal. I rarely set it to operate more than two hours at a time.

The photo's show, it has power because the little blue light is on, but will no longer push any air unless you fiddle with the adjustyments for direction.

If someone knows of a reliable fan that will last for years please let me know.

I will be returning all of them, including the others which are unboxed because I don't want them to be out of warranty from sitting in a box waiting to be installed.

The attached photos show it energised and spinning and also not working with a slight change in angle. The range in angles were it does not work is fairly wide. The opivot point at the top and bottom of the fan is the problem area.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Quality issues

By sv Valkyr

from Little River, SC

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Adjustable
  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

      I have 6 of these in our boat. We purchased the first ones about 3 or four years ago. We absolutely love everything about these fans other than the fact that they keep dieing. We have had to replace at least 4 of the 6. A fan is something I expect to last for 10 years even in a marine environment like our boat. Very protected environment inside. I have a fan on my old boat that is probably 20 years old and it still works. Seriously not happy with the quality but I do love the design.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Best and Worst Fans

      By Windward

      from US / Bahamas

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Compact Design
      • Lightweight
      • Low Power Draw
      • Powerful
      • Quiet

      Cons

      • Switches Fail

      Best Uses

        These fans in my opinion could be the best on the market...they have everything going for them EXCEPT they just don't last. I thought we would have had problems with the articulating bracket but that has turned out to be well designed it seems. We have had 6 of these fans and everyone of them WITHOUT exception and in less than 1 year has had problems with the on/off and or the timer/delay switches. THey either won't turn on or won't turn off and or the 2/4/6 hr timer switches stop working. The good news is they have all been replaced under warranty but I am tired of the work involved in swapping them out with new ones..I have done it 6 times so far and until I hear that they have fixed this problem... will not do it again.

         
        1.0

        Marina Fan must be more durable!

        By Ender Yuce

        from Fort Lauderdale

        About Me Value Oriented

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Small Rooms

        We bought four fans in four years. Only one of them is still working.. 5000 hour life time is not true. If we have to buy a fan each year, why spend this much money! Buy a cheap car fan instead.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Good idea---BUT

        By Ocean Sailor

        from Chesapeake Bay

        Pros

        • Compact Design

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

        • Small Rooms

        Purchased as it is a good idea. It worked for a while, but the contacts failed after an ocean crossing and the unit stopped working. I have tried to fix and got reworking, but when it wants. Not a good value, great idea.

         
        4.0

        Great after 3 months

        By Kloudkckr

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Rooms
          • Travel

          Love the timer so we can fall asleep with it on and have it turn off in 2-4-6-8 hours. Don't need to worry about the battery. All seems great, but I can't believe they couldn't include 4 s/s screws to mount it.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          4.0

          I love these fans but they broke!

          By McFurseal

          from Auckland, New Zealand.

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Powerful
          • Quiet
          • Stable Base

          Cons

          • Flimsy

          Best Uses

          • Large Rooms
          • Small Rooms

          Comments about Caframo 12v Dc Sirocco Fan, 0.25a High Draw, 0.20a Medium 0.1a Low White:

          These fans have a great many desirable features BUT they (my first purchase of two) were not sturdy enough. Both broke when just out of warranty.
          I have heard they have been beefed up since so I have re-ordered two to replace my old ones and to retain the same "footprint."

          IF they are now more durable as reported, I will certainly be very happy with them. They will in my opinion be the best on the market considering their convenient features. ... Here's hoping!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Great Product

          By Bill

          from Alice Springs, Central Australia

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Compact Design
          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Powerful
          • Quiet
          • Reliable
          • Stable Base

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Caframo 12v Dc Sirocco Fan, 0.25a High Draw, 0.20a Medium 0.1a Low White:

              I have now fitted 7 of these Fans to my motorhome because they simply do the trick and they are easy to clean .. they just work

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              3.0

              Potentially a good fan

              By Mak Jeng

              from Tropical Australia

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Adjustable
              • Quiet

              Cons

              • Poor Reliability

              Best Uses

              • Yacht

              Comments about Caframo 24v Dc Sirocco Fan, 0.15a High Draw, 0.1a Medium 0.05a Low Black:

              The Caframo fans have attractive designs and the Sirocco is quiet compared to the smaller ones.
              When they are working they are great but when they fail, which is far too often, it is impossible to fix them. 1/3 of the Siroccos I have installed have failed after about a year of intermittant operation.
              On examination the electronics is not user repairable and the quality is 'consumer' level. e.g. there is no conformal coating to protect circuit boards from marine atmosphere.
              Better internal build quality is required so that the quality compares to the price.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              BOTH FAILED. AFTER warranty had lapsed.

              By MacFURSEAL

              from Auckland, New Zealand

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Pros

              • Adjustable
              • Great Design - Not Robust
              • Powerful
              • Quiet
              • Stable Base

              Cons

              • Flimsy

              Best Uses

              • Small Rooms

              Comments about Caframo 24v Dc Sirocco Fan, 0.15a High Draw, 0.1a Medium 0.05a Low Black:

              Used in saloon and also in Master Cabin of 40' Sloop.
              LOVE the design and features. Great air flow and multi positions. The auto selectable timer is brilliant.
              These units BOTH failed due to poor quality of manufacture.
              When I buy something I expect it to outlast the warranty 10:1. These didn't!I am ordering NEW ones because I understand the quality has been ramped up and because I don't wish to alter the "footprint".
              Trust is a wonderful thing. DON'T LET ME DOWN you good things!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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