New Products

EC Fans Offer Spark Proof IP68-ATEX Protection for Harsh AC Applications

August 30, 2020 by Orion Fans

Electronically commutated (EC) fans combine rugged performance with significant cost savings.

Orion Fans has expanded its family of  Electronically Commutated (EC) fans to include spark-proof IP68-ATEX rated versions for applications involving explosive atmospheres or flammable gases. Developed for Zone 2 equipment, the implementation of IP68-ATEX fans into a design eliminates the possibility of an explosion or fire.



Available in a range of sizes including 60mm, 120mm, 172mm, the EC IP68-ATEX fans are ideal for a broad range of applications including appliances, commercial and process control, refrigeration, HVAC, electronic enclosures, and cabinets. Most models are available with a universal voltage range. By maintaining the same interface between the fan and equipment, EC fans can be used as drop-in replacements for equivalent-sized AC fans.

The AC input fans utilize a brushless DC motor and incorporate voltage transformation within the motor for significantly lower power consumption. This equates to power savings of up to 50%, enabling customers to meet energy-consumption requirements from agencies like ENERGY STAR.

“The IP68-ATEX rated EC Series combines energy conservation with maximum protection. These EC fans are ideal for power-hungry applications that require a spark-proof fan design to thwart potentially dangerous and harmful situations,” said David Luna, VP of Marketing for Orion Fans.

The IP68-ATEX rated EC Fans start at $31.00 in small quantities.