Direct current fans, or DC fans, employee a brushless DC motor that uses an internal array of magnets of opposing polarity. The resulting magnetic field creates the torque required to rotate the motor’s rotor. DC motors consume approximately 70% less energy than standard AC motors, meaning DC fans are ideal for commercial settings, such as restaurants or warehouses, where running inefficient fans continuously would result in high electric bills. But, the benefits of DC fans don’t stop with energy savings alone. With less energy consumption, the motors stay cool and the life of the fan is extended. DC fans are acoustically quieter offering additional benefits to spaces where acoustic solutions are a concern.
Benefits of Modern Forms DC Fans
- WET LOCATION RATED: All Modern Forms fans exceed the requirements of ETL Wet Location ratings and the 42” and 52” Wynd models are offered in 316 marine grade stainless steel; perfect for use in coastal areas.
- SLOPED CEILING MOUNTING OPTIONS: Downrod fans use a hanger bracket mounting system which will allow for up to a 30° angle. A sloped ceiling kit for ceilings up to 45° is offered as an accessory.
- WALL CONTROLS INCLUDED: All fans include a wall control in the box, an instant savings over purchasing separately. You can control up to 2 DC fans on a circuit with the supplied wall control.
- SMART FANS: In addition to a handy wall-mounted Touch Panel Wall Control Panel, it’s easy to control the fans via a free Modern Forms app available for Android and Apple.
Additional Considerations for Commercial Projects
Beyond benefits and aesthetics, calculating airflow to determine the ideal number of fans, placement and mounting height is a consideration for commercial projects. We’re here to help. If you’d like assistance determining which fans will meet your requirements, contact project services with your project details for help.