martFan is a self-powered, clean, silent and efficient device that greatly improves heat circulation from your solid fuel burning stove. The device is powered by a thermoelectric generation module (TEM) which uses the hot surface of the stove to generate an electric current to propel two fan blades.
Heat, instead of rising immediately to the ceiling, is propelled directly into the living space and provides an increased level of comfort and greater fuel efficiency.
The device works on a simple principle; the hotter the bottom and the colder the top, the more electricity is generated. By utilising this fan on the top section and by incorporating an aerodynamically designed front fan blade, the SmartFan can move air up to a rate of 360 Cubic Meter per hour (200 Cubic Feet per minute).
Making the most of a solid fuel or wood burning stove
Heated currents of air naturally ascend. Due to this, a solid fuel stove generally creates a small envelope of heat in it`s immediate surrounding area. This effectively means that to heat the living area of a room, it is necessary to use a quantity of solid fuel that is relative to it`s lenght, width and height. The SmartFan effectively provides direction for this heated air and allows for greater fuel economies than a solid fuel stove acting alone. The SmartFan, when placed on top of a lighted stove or hot plate automatically starts and creates two gentle convection currents. As a direct result, warm air is, without creating a draught, propelled into the living area and the room heats up much more quickly. The greater the heat output of the appliance, the greater the speed of the fan blades and consequently the greater the circulation of warm air. Conversely, as the surface temperature cools down, so too does the speed of the blades and the warm air circulation. Just as it starts automatically, it also stops automatically and in both cases, gradually. The motor themselves are very low torque, which allows the fan blades to be easily stopped and do not present a safety hazard.