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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
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.

45% Off  - Ends 07/04/16

$99.99

Regular $184.99

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

45% Off  - Ends 07/04/16

$99.99

Regular $184.99

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

45% Off  - Ends 07/04/16

$99.99

Regular $184.99

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

45% Off  - Ends 07/04/16

$99.99

Regular $184.99

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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

Specs

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Nicro VentilationDay/Night Plus Solar Vents
 
2.9

(based on 69 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (21)

47%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (35)
  • Visually pleasing (31)
  • Weather proof (26)
  • Protects well (20)
  • Easy installation (3)

Cons

  • Not durable (31)
  • Doesn't work (9)

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (13)
  • Indoor (10)
  • Quick fix (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (30), Casual/ recreational (26), Professional (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nicro Ventilation - solar vents

I used two of these on an outdoor bomb shelter remodel. They went on the 2 outside stand up metal ventilation pipes and needed no fitting for the 3" size pipe. They...Read complete review

I used two of these on an outdoor bomb shelter remodel. They went on the 2 outside stand up metal ventilation pipes and needed no fitting for the 3" size pipe. They did need a larger battery though. They come with a standard C-size nimh type rechargeable battery which is about 2,800 mah. I bought some 6,000 mah nimh and used those and it seems to last through the 3-4 cloudy days of no sun we see in south Louisiana each week. For the price it should come with the strongest and best rechargeable battery available, not a middle of the road battery. It does not move a whole lot of air, but it does seem to keep fresh air in the 150 sq ft underground space. These replace an earlier solar vent model from Nicro that lasted me for over 15 years and still worked, though not as well as the newer ones (larger solar panel on the newer ones as well as batteries to run them 24 hours a day).
Oh yes, and be VERY careful changing the battery -the solar cell is held on by only 2 small wires which will pull loose and need to be re-soldered if you let the solar panel hang loose or fall after it is unscrewed (like I did). There really should be a strong safety cord to prevent this from happening as the batteries will probably need to be changed every 2-3 years since they do wear out over time.
The instructions were detailed, in english, and all correct and easy to follow.
All in all a good product, though quite costly, but price was in line with similar solar vents.
I got the stainless steel ones and painted them - the steel is pretty thin and just covers plastic behind it. Product would be much better with a much thicker, all stainless steel shroud.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not the quality of previous designs

I have an old boat with a couple of vents of the previous design, that are still going over a decade of use with only battery changes. But of the 3 new design vents...Read complete review

I have an old boat with a couple of vents of the previous design, that are still going over a decade of use with only battery changes. But of the 3 new design vents I bought, I swapped one out once, and another out twice, as they were failing within a couple to a few months. The 3rd one worked fine and is still working after a few years.

But one of the swap-outs is now failing. Failure begins with the motor becoming increasingly noisy, running speed slows, then is intermittent, running less and less. That's 6 fans I went through, 3 of which failed within months, and a 4th now failing after 3 yrs.

The old version fans... still going strong. And having taken both old and new vents apart it is clear that the new designs are nowhere near as rugged as the old ones. Motors cheaper, wiring more fragile, plastic is thinner. They should cost a whole lot less than they do.

Given the allowable return time time, shorter than it used to be, I am reluctant to recommend them.

Reviewed by 69 customers

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2.0

Be sure to buy the W.M. Insurance on these vents

By Gansett

from Rhode Island

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Not Durable

Best Uses

  • Outdoor

Comments about Day/Night Plus Solar Vents:

I have two of these on my boat. They do a good job of circulating air. I purchased the 2 year W.M. insurance and they both failed before the insurance policy expired. One would no longer charge the battery and the other developed noise in the motor. They were readily replaced by W.M.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Absolute Garbage!

By Chris

from Islamorada, FL

About Me Advanced

Pros

    Cons

    • Not Durable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Day/Night Plus Solar Vents:

      Same problem as others. This fans are garbage quality and just don't last for more than about 2 years. I got a warranty replacement on the first one after a little over 2 years, and now just a few years later the replacement has failed.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Day/Night Solar Vent

      By N/A

      from Northport New York

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoor

        Comments about Day/Night Plus Solar Vents:

        Need a 4- 3/4" hole saw to install the 4" vent

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Great product

        By Mike

        from Raleigh, NC

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to install
        • Visually Pleasing
        • Weather Proof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoor

          Comments about Day/Night Plus Solar Vents:

          I bought this product to replace an old unit that was shattered by large hail at the marina. The staff at the store were helpful in terms of making sure that the replacement unit was of the right size

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Useless in shade or after sunset

          By Cap'n B

          from Merritt Islan, Fl

          About Me Advanced

          Pros

          • Weather Proof

          Cons

          • Ineffective

          Best Uses

            Comments about Day/Night Plus Solar Vents:

            Even after they sent me replacement batteries my new fans don't run once the sun is gone....very disappointing....plus new 4" fans are bigger than original fans so you must enlarge the existing holes....waste of time and money

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Second One Failed!

            By Andy

            from Charleston, SC

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Not Durable

              Best Uses

                Comments about Day/Night Plus Solar Vents:

                Both failed after about 2 years -- motor started to whine, then the bearings froze up, so fan could not turn. Terrible product!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great place to get what I need

                By Bob

                from Shepherd Michigan

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Indoor
                • Outdoor

                Comments about Day/Night Plus Solar Vents:

                It's all good. Just what I needed.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Much more effective than passive vents

                By Rick

                from Washington, NC

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • 24 hour ventilation
                • Easy installation

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Day/Night Plus Solar Vents:

                    I have three of these solar vents installed on the boat. One is mounted in a hatch lens, and two are mounted on the top of dorade boxes. One set to bring air into the boat, and two set for exhaust. Provides airflow 24 hours (even with short winter days) to keep down mildew and smells. Much more effective than the cowl vents I replaced. Suspect the stainless vents are more durable than the plastic ones. Nicro no longer provides the rubber collars used on installations through the lens of a hatch, so you will need to improvise.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Disappointed

                    By Joe Henderson

                    from Pacific Washington

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Visually Pleasing

                    Cons

                    • Not Durable

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Day/Night Plus Solar Vents:

                      When it worked I was pleased with how it kept the inside of my boat smelling fresh.

                      But it did not work very long. It quit working just under a year. For it price it should last a lot longer. Of course it stopped working in the fall when ya really need it to work.

                      I wish that I had read reviews before I bought this. It appears I'm not the only person that has had durability issues with this product.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Second time is not a charm

                      By Pirate booty

                      from Mountain View, CA

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                      • Not Durable

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Day/Night Plus Solar Vents:

                        Been through two of these. Not reliable. And the price has at least doubled. The first one lasted way longer than the second one. Frustrated at the least. Not even using these in a marine/corrosive environment. Double fail.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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