RAM Floor Air Circulator
- Designed to move air more efficiently than standard fan
- Available in 9″,12″ and 16″
- High quality motor
- Quiet running
- Finger safe mesh grill
This RAM floor air circulator has been designed to move air more efficiently than a standard fan, give improved air circulation and will help to give an even room temperature and act as an aid to plant transpiration. Its motor is quiet running but powerful and it has a long 1.8 metre power cord to enable you to put it in the most effective place. Its finished in chrome comes in 3 sizes and have a variable degree of tilt for the head. The smallest size has two speed settings and the two bigger sizes have three speed settings.
Air circulators work in a different way to fans and are better for moving air within a grow room. To maximise performance it is best to have them tilted upwards.
|Size||230mm (9″)||300mm (12″)||400mm (16″)|
|Voltage||220 – 240V AC, 50Hz||220 – 240V AC, 50Hz||220 – 240V AC, 50Hz|
|Speed||2 speed settings||3 speed settings||3 speed settings|
|Head adjustment||360 degrees||120 degrees||120 degrees|
The importance of good ventilation
Micro airflow refers to the movement of air within a growroom that functions independent of the macro air exchange system in place. Generally speaking, micro airflow in a growroom is regulated by way of wall fans. These fans ensure that air from intakes, AC systems, and CO2 devices is evenly distributed around the growroom. Moreover, they resolve issues with “dead air” pockets within indoor gardens. Dead air pockets leave portions of a garden’s canopy susceptible to pathogens due to lack of air circulation. Controlling air quality in a growing area is a carefully balanced affair. It requires a harmonious balance of equipment, infrastructure, and troubleshooting. Most importantly, these components must work in unison to address temperature and humidity levels in a garden.
An indoor garden’s ventilation system is just as important as its lighting system or nutrient regimen. The ventilation system is responsible for maintaining the atmospheric conditions (temperature, humidity, and CO2 levels) within an indoor growing space. Temperature, humidity, and CO2 levels all directly affect photosynthesis and, therefore, the way a plant grows and develops. When these variables are kept in the desired range, a plant’s ability to photosynthesize will not be compromised. Like other key contributors to a successful indoor garden, consistency of the ventilation system is important to providing the optimal conditions for accelerated plant growth.
In a hobby indoor garden, the ventilation system may consist of little more than intake fans, exhaust fans, and recirculating fans. For more advanced garden set-ups, the ventilation system could also include air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and CO2enrichment equipment. Regardless of whether a gardener implements a basic or more advanced ventilation system, the basic functions of the ventilation system remain the same: to provide uniform temperature and humidity levels within the desired range and to supply the plants with CO2 for photosynthesis.
The optimal temperature range for most indoor gardens is 72-80˚F. In grow rooms with enriched CO2 levels, the optimal temperature range is a little higher (80-85˚F) in grow rooms with enriched CO2 levels. The pieces of equipment used in the ventilation system will help a grower maintain temperatures in these ranges. The most common piece of equipment in any ventilation system is a motorized fan. For a small indoor garden with a low heat signature, a single fan could make up the garden’s entire ventilation system. An exhaust fan could remove the excess heat from the growing area while drawing fresh air into the garden space. The fresh, cooler air would help lower the temperature of the growing space and contain CO2 for the plants to “breathe.” Larger growing spaces or gardens with more grow lights would need multiple fans to regulate the temperature, humidity, and CO2levels. Using motorized fans for both the intake and the exhaust is common in medium-sized grow rooms. In this type of set-up, the fans work together to evacuate air within the grow space and replenish it with fresh air. Atmospheric controllers with built-in thermostats and humidistats allow growers to automate motorized fans within the growroom and to provide more consistent atmospheric conditions. Recirculating fans are another valuable tool for creating uniform atmospheric conditions within the growing space as they help to “mix” the temperature and humidity of the garden’s environment.
“These floor fans are easy to use and have made a massive difference to me. I’ve only needed to use on the first speed setting at the moment but it gives really good circulation. I don’t have hot spots at all any more and I can turn it up to full power through the summer if I need to”
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As hydroponic ventilation experts, RAM understands the importance of having the right balance of air movement for the growth and yield of your plants. We provide high quality, specialist ventilation equipment for grow rooms, grow tents and other hydroponic growing environments. All of our fans, carbon filters, ducting, fan speed controllers and air movement accessories have been designed by growers, for growers.