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Nicro Minivent 1000 Solar Vent
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Nicro Minivent 1000 Solar Powered Exhaust Ventilator
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Nicro Minivent 1000 Solar Vent Customer Questions and Answers

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where do I get replacement batteries?

Asked on 05/07/2016 by Bill (WM.) Ishmael

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The Nicro Minivent 1000 Solar Vent does not have batteries. It only works when the sun is shining.

Answered on 05/07/2016 by AMY REINHART
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Regarding my unit, there are no batteries, only solar. Does not work at night. Since I used it, it has operated flawless. I do recommend my model.

Answered on 05/07/2016 by KEN THIBAULT

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Solar powered no batteries

Answered on 05/08/2016 by JAMES LONG

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Vent is still running strong since my purchase. I am not sure if it is even possible to change battery.

Answered on 05/07/2016 by EARL MEADOR

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vent has no batteries, sun hits solar cell it runs no sun no fan.

Answered on 05/07/2016 by JOSHUA BAKER
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WILL IT FIT A 4"cutout ? Angelo

Asked on 04/30/2015 by Undisclosed

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yes

Answered on 04/30/2015 by ERIC BEAN
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Yes it should fit with no issues. It has an inner sleave allows a good seal. As I recall the OD of the inner sleave is 3-3/4" or 3-7/8". I had the same concern on my boat. Still working great.

Answered on 05/04/2015 by EARL MEADOR

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4" is too small.

Answered on 05/01/2015 by GARY BOWMAN

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Yes you can fit it in a 4" hole. It will obviously have a small gap that in my case I filled with silicone. They have not leaked and have been working fine for over a year now

Answered on 05/01/2015 by TIMOTHY DUBOIS

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Yes

Answered on 04/30/2015 by john hyslop
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can the solar vent withstand accidental step on.?

Asked on 09/29/2012 by paul bulkley

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Full SL: moves a good amount of air in the fwd berth. Not near as stuffy as I've experienced. Partial: still adequate. much better than without. Humidifier runs less so saves electricity too.

Answered on 10/03/2012 by CHARLES WINNEY
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Hi Charles: Thank you for your response. Presumably stepping on the edge of the unit momentarily is of no concern, but stepping centrally would probably damage the photo-voltaic cell cap. What has been your experience regarding extraction of internal air: 1. Full sunlight. 2. Partial sunlight Thank you again - greatly appreciated. Paul Bulkley

Answered on 10/03/2012 by paul bulkley

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Paul I sent this solar panel back and went with a Vetus.

Answered on 10/18/2012 by WILLIAM MCBRINE

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I haven't stepped on mine yet but I'd doubt it. Be advised that the airflow through this thing is minimal. Someone described it as not enough to disturb a mouse fart.

Answered on 10/02/2012 by NICK TULLOH

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The unit is sturdy but I would be seriously concerned about damaging the photo-voltaic cell cap.

Answered on 10/02/2012 by CHARLES WINNEY
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Is there an on/off switch? /

Asked on 05/28/2012 by Undisclosed

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no.

Answered on 07/12/2012 by Tom Barr
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no

Answered on 05/29/2012 by GARY BOWMAN

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No, when the sun shines on it, it's on...when the sun doesn't shine on it, it's off.

Answered on 05/29/2012 by ANTHONY HUEBINGER

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No Switch. No Battery. Just runs when the sun is bright enough.

Answered on 06/06/2012 by DOUGLAS ARMATO
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Is the flow is to one direction or can it be reversed. I mean heat extraction from inside as well as fresh air blow to inside ?

Asked on 11/27/2011 by Babu Abraham

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For a multitude of reasons, the flow is not reversible- 1. The axial fan blades are curved for air flow in one direction, typically up and out. 2. This is helped by the (typically) warmer interior air rising (If the fan is on, the sun is shining on the decks) 3. The solar panels are DC, they are wired internally with no reversing switch Though it is likely the DC motor could be reversed by swapping the wires or installing a reversing switch, if you did it would not work very efficiently (if at all) since the blades are optimized for air up and out, and they would soon be fighting the buoyancy of the air inside.

Answered on 11/29/2011 by RICHARD LOHEED
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One direction only. Exhaust.

Answered on 11/30/2011 by DOUGLAS ARMATO
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I was thinking of putting this in my radar arch. How thick and down to how thin of a wall can you go thru? From outside to inside May be up to 3". I'm not positive of thickness, not at the boat today.

Asked on 08/05/2014 by Undisclosed

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I have one mounted in a plexiglas hatch and just used sealant to adhere and no screws or fasteners.It comes with an inside trim ring if your surface is more than 1" This ring just trims out the inside. The instructions do say not to install if you have more than 1/2" camber in 12" I personally would not recommend this model. It does not have a battery so it only operates in bright sunlight. If doing over I would invest in the more expensive day/night model with a battery.

Answered on 08/05/2014 by J.C. MCKENZIE
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I have a very old Nicro battery powered vent with a cutout hole size of 5-1/2 inches. Will I have problems with replacing it with a 3" Nicro vent?

Asked on 06/08/2013 by Undisclosed

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You will need an adapter to convert from 5 1/2 to 3". Or you could use a pvc board and make a new 3" hole a glue it to the deck with 5,500 gloo.

Answered on 06/09/2013 by FRANCISCO MORALES
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