- BEP Marine
• Why has my solar vent stopped working?
Most likely it is the battery. When the battery goes bad, it acts as a short circuit, causing the vent to stop working, even in strong sunlight. If you remove the battery, and hold the vents solar array in the sun, the fan should start spinning right away which is a sign that a replacement battery from a local electronics dealer should solve the problem. The battery required is a 1.2 volt C-cell nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) 2800 milliampere-hour (mAh) and above.
If it does not, be sure to hit the switch to verify that the vent is on. The switch is located above the fan blades. If still not then there must be something else wrong such as a defective motor or switch, or a bad connection from the solar array.
We offer a 2 year warranty on these products. If applicable, please contact our Technical Support Department for warranty information. Otherwise, we suggest contacting a marine dealer for information on ordering a new vent.