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NICRO VENTILATIONDay/Night Plus Solar Vents

NICRO VENTILATION

Day/Night Plus Solar Vents

Solar-powered ventilation 24/7

The improved design of Day/Night Plus Vents moves up to 1000 cubic feet per hour, freshening your cabin 24/7 by running on solar power during the day, while charging a small battery to run at night. The constant flow of air produced by these vents helps to keep boat interiors dry which extends the life of upholstery, electronics and metal components. Vents easily retrofit to existing 3" or 4" Nicro vent cutouts. Direct-to-deck mounting affords greater security and protection against theft. Each includes an insect screen, below-decks shut off damper and internal on/off switch. Two blades (exhaust and intake) are provided with each vent. Install a pair of these to create efficient cross ventilation.

  • Type: Solar/battery-powered vent
  • Material: Stainless steel or plastic
  • Draw: No external power (NiMH battery/solar cell)
  • Warranty: Two years
Customer Reviews
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
3" Stainless-Steel Vent, 600 cu.ft./hour, 3-3/4" Cutout Size 10447084 N20703S
In stock online.

$184.99

3" White Plastic Vent, 600 cu.ft./hour, 3-3/4" Cutout Size 10447076 N20703W
In stock online.

$169.99

4" Stainless-Steel Vent, 1000 cu. ft./hour, 4-3/4" Cutout Size 10447100 N20704S
In stock online.

$184.99

4" White Plastic Vent, 1000 cu.ft./hour, 4-3/4" Cutout Size 10447092 N20704W
In stock online.

$169.99

Product Description

Solar-powered ventilation 24/7

The improved design of Day/Night Plus Vents moves up to 1000 cubic feet per hour, freshening your cabin 24/7 by running on solar power during the day, while charging a small battery to run at night. The constant flow of air produced by these vents helps to keep boat interiors dry which extends the life of upholstery, electronics and metal components. Vents easily retrofit to existing 3" or 4" Nicro vent cutouts. Direct-to-deck mounting affords greater security and protection against theft. Each includes an insect screen, below-decks shut off damper and internal on/off switch. Two blades (exhaust and intake) are provided with each vent. Install a pair of these to create efficient cross ventilation.

  • Type: Solar/battery-powered vent
  • Material: Stainless steel or plastic
  • Draw: No external power (NiMH battery/solar cell)
  • Warranty: Two years

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3.0

(based on 51 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (15)

51%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (27)
  • Visually pleasing (23)
  • Weather proof (19)
  • Protects well (16)

Cons

  • Not durable (21)
  • Doesn't work (6)

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (8)
  • Indoor (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (20), Casual/ recreational (19), Professional (7)

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1.0

Extended Warrenty

By MSG

from Regina SASK.

Verified Reviewer

I see some buyers have had these solar vents fail right after the warrenty runs out if they bought with a credit card check your card benifits to see if you have extended warrenty which will give them an extra year.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Another one bites the dust

By Peter

from northern California

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Day/Night Plus Solar Vents:

      I bought a Nicro 3" stainless vent to hopefully minimize mildew in my vintage Airstream trailer. The vent worked well, chugging away while the trailer was stored and most of the time when we were using it and the interior remained fresh, although occasionally I'd switch it off because the sound could become annoying. I guess I'm lucky, my vent lasted a little over four years, but for that price I still expected it to last longer or to be repairable. One other issue that for me was relatively minor: the interior flange cracked perhaps a year after it was installed- not a big deal, there were other things to address on a vintage vehicle, but I was a little surprised. I was pleased that it managed not to leak, even in gusty storms. I'd probably buy it again, fingers crossed, but I'm saying I'd not recommend it, based on all the other reviews of newer items that have not lasted well.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Manufacturer Research

      By aquaman02

      from Key West, FL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Visually Pleasing

      Cons

      • Not Durable

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor

      Comments about Day/Night Plus Solar Vents:

      I like that the Manufacturer has replied, however, almost every single complaint into this product mentions dead motor or stops right after the warranty, which is only 2 years. You would think that a quality company would offer a longer warranty. Especially for something of this price. Either that, or do some research and development to find the cause of so many failures. Just seems obvious. Eventually, no one will buy these anymore because of all the negative reviews and complaints that do not get addressed.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Keeps mildew out

      By sailormarkus

      from Gainesville, Fl.

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Protects Well

      Cons

      • Not Durable

      Best Uses

        Comments about Day/Night Plus Solar Vents:

        This is my second nicro fan. I keep my 24 ft. Hunter on a Lake in North Florida, and mildew is a big problem because of the humidity. After installing the solar fan, I got enough air flow to keep the mildew in check. Only draw back, the motor seems to give out after 2 years.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        An Improved Version Worth The Money

        By Chip

        from Chesapeake Bay

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Protects Well
        • Visually Pleasing
        • Weather Proof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoor

          Comments about Day/Night Plus Solar Vents:

          I replaced an 8-year old vent that had accumulated mold. The new vent moves more air and looks sharp. Easy to install and fits the older 4" installation.

           
          5.0

          I've owned several, always satisfied!

          By bsunshine

          from Fresno, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Day/Night Plus Solar Vents:

          Helps keep interior odor free

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Disappointed

          By Joe H

          from Lake Lanier, GA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Visually Pleasing

          Cons

          • Noisy Noisy Noisy
          • Not Durable

          Best Uses

            Comments about Day/Night Plus Solar Vents:

            I bought this to replace a non-working vent on a hatch. The installation is easy enough, and it looks good. First issue is that the accesories listed to make the installation complete are not available. I needed a trim piece to make up the depth. Nicro didn't respond to my requests for sources or help. The deal breaker is the noise. After just 4 days the fan blade started rattling like crazy. Nothing I did can fix this. If I place the other blade (for intake) it stops, so it is the blade. For an expensive vent this isn't acceptable, would not buy another Nicro fan ever.

             
            5.0

            Amazing after a slow start

            By Pat the sailor

            from Kalispell, MT

            About Me Advanced

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Protects Well
            • Visually Pleasing
            • Weather Proof

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Day/Night Plus Solar Vents:

                Bought my first one in plastic and it didn't last a year. So west marine replaced no questions asked and I installed the second one on my sailboat and it has been going almost 30 years so I am a happy camper.

                 
                5.0

                Easy to replace

                By Bob

                from Cincinnati, OH

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Protects Well
                • Visually Pleasing
                • Weather Proof

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Day/Night Plus Solar Vents:

                    Very easy to replace an older unit with this newer unit. Much better bug screen on this new model.

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Will last only a year or two

                    By Nathan

                    from Japan

                    About Me Advanced

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Visually Pleasing
                    • Weather Proof

                    Cons

                    • Not Durable

                    Best Uses

                    • Outdoor

                    Comments about Day/Night Plus Solar Vents:

                    I have been using different models of the Nicro fans for many years, and they have worked very well. However, with this perticular model (4" White Plastic Vent, 1000 cu.ft./hour, 4-3/4" Cutout Size ), it isn't the same story.
                    I bought a couple to use in my new trailer a few years ago. They stopped working after a year, so I bought a couple more to replace them, thinking they must have been defective. Now less than two years later, they have both stopped working again. Changed the batteries, which didn't help. Measured the Solar voltage output, and the switch, both seemed ok. Checked the motors and they seem to be dead. Not sure what to do about them. It is pretty expensive to have to keep replacing them every year or two.

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