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HELLA MARINE12V & 24V Turbo Fans

HELLA MARINE

12V & 24V Turbo Fans

Multi-directional for custom cooling aboard

These fans are just right for circulating air on the bridge or inside the steering station because you can point them in almost any direction. Plastic blades are protected by a high-impact plastic guard. 5,000-hour motors. Easy to install, with 4 1/2' cable, included.

  • Capacity: 125cu. ft./min.
  • Blade: Soft plastic (3)
  • Safety Features: Protective grille
  • Dimensions: 7-5/16"W x 7-5/8"H x 3-3/4"D
  • Power Lead: Hard wire to house battery
  • Material: Impact-resistant plastic
  • Warranty: One year
Customer Reviews
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
12V DC Turbo Fan, 0.1A Draw, Black 373993 003361002
In stock online.

$72.99

24V DC Turbo Fan, 0.1A Draw, Black 401190 003361012
In stock online.

$87.99

12V DC Turbo Fan, 0.1A Draw, White 260482 003361022
In stock online.

$72.99

Product Description

Multi-directional for custom cooling aboard

These fans are just right for circulating air on the bridge or inside the steering station because you can point them in almost any direction. Plastic blades are protected by a high-impact plastic guard. 5,000-hour motors. Easy to install, with 4 1/2' cable, included.

  • Capacity: 125cu. ft./min.
  • Blade: Soft plastic (3)
  • Safety Features: Protective grille
  • Dimensions: 7-5/16"W x 7-5/8"H x 3-3/4"D
  • Power Lead: Hard wire to house battery
  • Material: Impact-resistant plastic
  • Warranty: One year

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Hella Marine12V & 24V Turbo Fans
 
3.5

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Adjustable (7)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Quiet (5)
  • Stable base (5)
  • Compact (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small rooms (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
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      • Primary use:
      • Personal (7)

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    3.0

    Flimsy wiring

    By Tanny

    from Guatemala

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Compact Design
    • Stable Base

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about 12V & 24V Turbo Fans:

        I have two older Hellas and 3 newer ones. Just installed one of the newer ones and noticed that the wires are cheap thin lamp wire. For a product marketed to the marine environment and priced accordingly, one would expect proper heavier gauge marine wire...

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Rattles new out of box.

        By dont have one

        from florida

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Compact Design
        • Lightweight
        • Stable Base

        Cons

        • Loud

        Best Uses

        • Small Rooms

        Comments about 12V & 24V Turbo Fans:

        Just installed two brand new, out of box. Both defective. Smooth operation with blades set horizontally, instant blades turned to vertical (only useful position), fan begins to rattle and occasionally squeals. Have had two for 4 years, one finally began to squeal. Other still great. Thought I would replace both at on-line sale price. Wonder why West sold me these two at an on-line discount from catalog price?

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        How to keep them going

        By Learner63

        from Panama

        About Me Value Oriented

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about 12V & 24V Turbo Fans:

              We run about 20 of these fans since about 20 years on a liveaboard charter boat. And they are all still running !We find them high quality fans with no outside metal parts what easily rust. It's easier to keep the black ones clean and good looking.If the carbon brushes wear out after a couple of thousand hours one can replace the motors what are made by Buehler/Germany.A similiar motor is Buehler # 1.13.022.232.00., available at [@] CAT# DCM-445 what sells for 6 USD per piece.The motor is more powerfull than the original one and slighlty longer so the on/off 2 speed switch needs to get replaced by an external one or better by an adjustable resistor.Also two short M3 screws are needed to properly fix the motor in the front of the housing.If the fan blades develop cracks and the brass center piece get's loose it's easy to fix with some epoxy putty.If the fan get's noisy it can be due to a lack of lubrication. One drop of engine oil on each bearing will solve this.Another common cause for noise is an inbalance of the fan blades. They can easily be removed with an 8 mm socket from the motor shaft and get balancedon an old shaft, put between two glasses, with epoxy added on the side what is always on top.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Short Life

              By Stephreg

              from Bellingham, WA

              About Me Value Oriented

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Adjustable
              • Capacity is 130 CFM
              • Quiet

              Cons

              • Short life

              Best Uses

              • Boats that are used occas

              Comments about 12V & 24V Turbo Fans:

              I have burned out six or seven of these fans all due to wearing between brushes and armature. The evidence of failure is a rattling, but if you disassemble the fan and break open the motor case, you will see the root cause.

              These fans are designed to a 5,000 hour life. If you run the fan between 5 and 10 hours a day, 200 days a year (reasonable for full-time cruising in warm to hot climates) then this is a 2 to 4 year fan.

              Contrast this with the design life of brushless fans of the type used to cool electronic gear. For between $15 and $30 you can buy a fan of similar capacity (100 to 130 CFM) with a design life in excess of 50,000 hours, which would be a 20 to 40 year fan under the same use conditions.

              Service and delivery comments:

              I called the factory that makes the motors for these fans and they would not sell replacement motors. In short, after 5,000 hours, you throw the fans away.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              I have bought this product twice!

              By Dogstar

              from NC

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable
              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Powerful
              • Quiet
              • Stable Base

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Small Rooms

                Comments about 12V & 24V Turbo Fans:

                Mounted 2 Hella fans in our aft cabin in 2005. One is still going every day! The other is starting to make noise. Now we have purchased 6 more for the V-Berth and salon areas and to replace the unit that is failing.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                3.0

                I used to love tthem

                By Serenity

                from Republic of Panama, Central America

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Lightweight
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about 12V & 24V Turbo Fans:

                    Have found that after a few years, the hub for the blades breaks apart making the blade rattle on its shaft. It creates a great racket. If there was a replacement blade kit then I would go back to loving my Hella fan. But the cost is too high if it is going to become unusable in just a few years. I have 10 Hella Turbo fans on the boat (live in the tropics) and now am faced with the issue of broken blade hubs on each of them.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great fans

                    By Dogstar

                    from Raleigh NC

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Large Rooms
                      • Small Rooms

                      Comments about 12V & 24V Turbo Fans:

                      We installed 2 of these in the aft cabin 5 years ago and one is still running, mostly 24 hours a day!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                       
                      5.0

                      The best choice to move air.

                      By Destiny Dave

                      from East Coast - Maine to Florida

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable
                      • Compact Design
                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Low amp draw
                      • Powerful
                      • Quiet
                      • Stable Base

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Any living area
                        • Large Rooms
                        • Small Rooms

                        Comments about 12V & 24V Turbo Fans:

                        We have two in the aft cabin and two in the forward cabin. All four came with the boat in 1998. Just replaced the two aft. Have been full time cruising for eleven years in August. Fans get a lot of use.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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