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Nicro solar fan vents have a push button switch to turn it off? I knew it.. just forgot to use it.
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But why would you WANT to turn it off?
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We turn ours off at night sometimes. John can't sleep with the whirring unless he had a couple of beers first. Otherwise it runs all the time.
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If I had only know about the switch . . . I would have upgraded the one I put in my pool shed
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The older units(and better quality IMO) do not have the switch. I could easily wire in a switch but choose not to. Ours runs 24/7/365. Sure, a little heat loss in the colder months but hopefully gives us a drier cabin.
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We turn ours off at night sometimes. John can't sleep with the whirring unless he had a couple of beers first. Otherwise it runs all the time.
Why I turned it off.. prior to that never considered the "off switch"
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The older units(and better quality IMO).
Could not agree more. The new ones do not last anywhere near as long as the old ones did...
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The older units(and better quality IMO) do not have the switch. I could easily wire in a switch but choose not to. Ours runs 24/7/365. Sure, a little heat loss in the colder months but hopefully gives us a drier cabin.
With the older units you can just push up on the bottom of the fan and it will close the vent - but the fan keeps running.

My old one will still run but won't charge the batteries anymore so she shuts off once the sun goes down.
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With the older units you can just push up on the bottom of the fan and it will close the vent - but the fan keeps running.

My old one will still run but won't charge the batteries anymore so she shuts off once the sun goes down.
Jim, neither of mine have that feature. They are each OEM models about 15 years old. Day/Night 2000 model. I upgraded the batteries to NiMh.
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