Fanimation The Big Island (DC Motor) MAD3252OB in Oil-Rubbed Bronze

MAD3252OB-B6830WA

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Description

Shown in Picture: Fanimation The Big Island (DC Motor) Ceiling Fan Model MAD3252OB-B6830WA in Oil-Rubbed Bronze. The fan is pictured with B6830WA Blades. Blades are sold separately, so you can choose from various blade options to customize your The Big Island (DC Motor) fan to better match your decor. You can order this fan without a light or choose from various light fixture options to change the look of the fan. The The Big Island (DC Motor) is a Tropical-African Extra Large Fans style Ceiling Fan Designed for use indoors or outdoors in either damp or dry locations. This fan features a Super Efficient DC 165L Motor with a 20 Degree Blade Pitch producing an AirFlow rating of 5 (where 5 is best). It is operated by a 6 Speed Remote Control. Other types of controls are also available. Energy Star Qualified for Greater Efficiency.

The Fanimation Big Island is the first island style ceiling fan to feature a large powerful super efficient DC motor designed specifically to handle large blades. This fan is an excellent choice for those with large rooms where both energy efficiency and aesthetic are a concern.

Included Control: 6-Speed full function remote with light dimmer and reverse for DC motor fans.

Ceiling Fan Comparison Graph

Eco Friendly Ceiling Fan

  • 5
  • 2.71
  • 10082
  • 315
  • 32
  • Quality
  • MPH
  • CFM
  • Efficiency
  • Watts
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
Breeze rating Info Tooltip text
60
Wind Speed Factor Info Wind Speed Factor Tooltip text 2.71 MPH

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Features

Features & Specifications

Motor Size Super Efficient DC Motor 165L Motor
Quality Rating 5 out of 5 (5 is best)
Blade Pitch 20 degree blade pitch
Blade Span 60" to 80" blade span
Blade Qty 5 blades
Blades Color N/A (blades are sold separately)
RPMs 31 to 109 RPM
Speeds 6 Speed
Reverse Function Yes
Indoor Rating UL Listed for use indoors
Outdoor Rating UL Listed for outdoor DAMP locations in covered areas only. Cannot be directly exposed to rain.
Includes Uplight No
Includes Downlight No
Can Lights be Added? Yes
Accepts Universal Light Kits Yes
Voltage Uses 110 Volt electricity
ENERGY STAR Qualified No
Style Group Tropical
Approx. Weight 35 lb.
Warranty Lifetime Limited Motor Warranty
Included Downrod(s) 6"
Flushmount Capability Cannot Be Flush Mounted
Leadwire Length 80"
Dimensions
Finishes
Installation
Owners Manual (PDF download)
Spec Sheet (PDF download)
Where can this fan be installed?
Indoors
Dry Locations

Yes
Outdoor Damp Locations
(covered areas)

Yes
Outdoor Wet Locations
(exposed to rain)

No

UL Listed for Damp Applications: The Fanimation The Big Island (DC Motor) is UL Listed for Outdoor Damp Locations, which means the fan is rated for indoor or outoor use in covered areas where there is excessive moisture, but not direct exposure to rain or sprinklers. It's great for fully covered patios and porches or screened enclosures. All outdoor ceiling fans can also be installed inside your house, so they are also great for bathrooms and laundry rooms or any other room inside your home. NOTE: Certain blade options may not be suitable for use in outdoor damp locations. Make sure the blades you choose are suitable for your location.

Downrods

Minimum Ceiling Height Requirement: Building codes require residential ceiling fans to be installed with the blades at least 7 feet from the floor. In order to meet this requirement, this fan requires a minimum ceiling height of at least 99.07". If your ceiling is lower than 99.07" then you may need to add a flushmount adapter or close to ceiling downrod if one is available for the fan (see below). Any light fixture you choose to add to this fan is allowed to be less than 7 feet from the floor, so just make sure you have enough headroom to walk under it if need be. If you cannot find what you need to make this fan work in your room, please give us a call 1-800-201-1193 so we can check to see if there are any further alternatives.

Note: This fan includes 6" downrods(s)

How long of a downrod do I need?

The downrod included with the Fanimation The Big Island (DC Motor) ceiling fan is 6", which puts the blades 15" from the ceiling. Here are the Minimum Ceiling Heights required for each downrod available for this fan. Each length will put the fan blades 7 feet from the floor, so if you want your fan blades higher than 7 feet, choose a shorter downrod to fit your needs.

Downrod Model Length Floor to Blades Ceiling Height Blades to Ceiling Price Add To Fan Order Separately
Included 6 inch downrod 7 feet 8.26 feet 15.07 inches -- Included Included
DR1-6OB 6 inch downrod 7 feet 8.26 feet 15.07 inches $14.38
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DR1-12OB 12 inch downrod 7 feet 8.76 feet 21.07 inches $12.78
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DR1-18OB 18 inch downrod 7 feet 9.26 feet 27.07 inches $17.58
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DR1-24OB 24 inch downrod 7 feet 9.76 feet 33.07 inches $25.58
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DR1-36OB 36 inch downrod 7 feet 10.76 feet 45.07 inches $27.18
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DR1-48OB 48 inch downrod 7 feet 11.76 feet 57.07 inches $42.38
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DR1-60OB 60 inch downrod 7 feet 12.76 feet 69.07 inches $51.18
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DR1-72OB 72 inch downrod 7 feet 13.76 feet 81.07 inches $59.98
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How the above calculations are performed

To calculate the length of downrod that you need to get as close to 7 feet from the floor as possible (but not lower), first you must look at the dimensions of the fan to determine how far from the ceiling the blades will hang using the standard mounting hardware. In most cases, the hardware that a ceiling fan ships with is all you need for an 8 or 9 foot high ceiling...but be sure to double check the distance a fan hangs from the ceiling because some fans hang down more than 18" and will require at least a 9 or 10 foot ceiling.

Once you know how far the fan hangs with the standard mounting hardware you can calculate how far it will hang with a longer downrod by subtracting the length of the standard downrod from the length of a longer downrod. Add that length to the distance the fan normally hangs from the ceiling to determine how far down your fan will hang with any particular downrod length. If you do not know the length of the downrod that is included with you can figure that 4" is about average.

For assistance choosing a downrod please call us at: 1-800-201-1193

Performance

How does the Fanimation The Big Island (DC Motor) Compare to the Average Ceiling Fan?

Note The Editor's Review is based on the latest product specifications and performance data we have in our database directly from the manufacturer. We take this information and convert it into laymans terms to give you an idea of what you can expect from the fan. Actual performance may vary depending on the circumstances of your application such as room size, ceiling height, blade selection and climate.

Quality Rating = 5 (average is 3)
With a Quality Rating of 5, the Fanimation The Big Island (DC Motor) is among the finest quality ceiling fans made. It will run smooth and quiet without wobbling or making noise and you can let it run 24 hours a day for years on end without any worries of the motor burning out.

Note: CFM and Wind Speed are calculated using standard shaped 80" blades. The size and shape of the blades will alter the performance dramatically. For example: Palm style and carved wood leaf shaped blades can reduce performance by as much as 50%!

Wind Speed Factor: 2.71 MPH (average is about 3)
A Wind Speed Factor of 2.71 MPH gives this fan a Breeze Rating of 3 out of 5. This is rather average when it comes to ceiling fans, so you will feel some cooling breeze, but don't expect the The Big Island (DC Motor) to blow your socks off. Keep in mind that fans with a large blade span like this one may move lots of air when it comes to CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), but the airflow is spread over a larger area, so the actual concentration of the airflow (wind speed) is usually less than that of normal size fans. For the best wind-chill effect in larger rooms you may want to consider two or more smaller fans (50" to 56") that have a significantly higher wind speed factor. However, if you can only install a single fan, a larger fan like this may be a reasonable compromise. Just don't expect to feel as much breeze as the abnormally high CFM rating leads you to believe. Aside from Quality, which accounts for smooth quiet operation and durability, the amount of wind-chill a fan can provide to cool you off is the most important consideration.

Airflow = 10082 CFM (average is about 5,000)
WOW...the Fanimation The Big Island (DC Motor) moves a whopping 10082 CFM of air with a Wind Speed of 2.71 MPH. This is a huge amount of air considering the airflow of an average ceiling fan is just 5755 CFM! The 2.71 MPH wind speed is a little lower than you might expect with such a high airflow. The wind speed tells you how much breeze you can expect to feel when you are beneath the fan. Due to the blade span of this fan, the actual concentration of airflow is spread over a larger area, so the ultimate cooling effect is a little less than some fans with smaller blade spans. This is a compromise that you may be willing to accept if the actual area where you spend your time is further away from the center of the fan, which is why you may consider a larger fan such as this one. In this case the Fanimation The Big Island (DC Motor) will allow you to raise your thermostat by 1 or 2 degrees, which will still help you save additional money on your cooling bills (if you have AC).

Efficiency Rating = 315 CFM/Watt (average is about 86)
An Efficiency Rating of 315 is in the "WOW" range of super efficient making the Fanimation The Big Island (DC Motor) one of the most environmentally friendly ceiling fans ever made. Efficiency is defined by the EPA as the amount of airflow a fan produces (CFM) divided by the amount of electricity (Watts) it uses on high speed without any lights on. Efficiency is less important than Airflow because more CFMs allow you to raise your thermostat higher...which is where you will save the most energy. Efficiency becomes more important if you expect to operate several ceiling fans at the same time. (see calculator below)

Electrical Usage = 32 Watts (average is about 76)
32 Watts per hour is "Extremely Low", which is fantastic because the Fanimation The Big Island (DC Motor) will cost almost nothing to operate compared to other ceiling fans. Use the calculator below to estimate just how much it will cost to operate this fan in "Your home".

Wind Speed Factor -vs- Efficiency: Wind Speed is KING! Ceiling fans can save you a lot on your energy bills if you use them properly to reduce your use of central air. Ceiling fans cool you off by creating a wind-chill effect, so the more wind speed a fan generates, the cooler it will make you feel. The cooler your ceiling fan can make you feel, the higher you can raise your AC thermostat to conserve energy without sacrificing your level of comfort. Raising your thermostat by 10 degrees can save you up to 40% on your cooling bills, but you cannot raise your thermostat by 10 degrees if you focus only on ceiling fans that use less energy rather than ones that generate higher wind speed. To put this in perspective: A typical central air system uses about 3500 Watts when it is running, so if a ceiling fan that uses 100 watts allows you to raise your thermostat a couple degrees higher than a more "efficient" fan that uses only 50 watts, the savings you will get by raising your AC therestat a couple degrees higher is far more than the difference of 50 watts between the two fans. With that said, a ceiling fan that uses less watts yet produces higher wind speed is a win-win.

Ceiling Fan Comparison Graph

Eco Friendly Ceiling Fan

  • 5
  • 2.71
  • 10082
  • 315
  • 32
  • Quality
  • MPH
  • CFM
  • Efficiency
  • Watts
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
Breeze rating Info Tooltip text
60
Wind Speed Factor Info Wind Speed Factor Tooltip text 2.71 MPH

Performance Data

Speed RPMs CFMs Amps Watts EPA Efficiency
(CFMs/Watt)
High 109 10082 0.45 32 315
Med 76 7045 0.16 10 705
Low 31 2567 0.05 3 856

"-" means that the data was not available at the time this information was published or the manufacturer simply does not test for the data that is missing.

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ENERGY INFORMATION
at High Speed

Airflow
10082
Cubic Feet
Per Minute
Airflow
32
Watts
(excludes lights)
Airflow Efficiency
315
Cubic Feet Per
Minute Per Watt

Compare: 49" to 60" ceiling fans have airflow efficiencies
ranging from approximately 51 to 176 cubic feet per
minute per watt at high speed.

Money-Saving Tip: turn off fan when leaving room

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