• Why is the POWERFAN™ better and safer than any other fan descender?
The POWERFAN is the culmination of years of work by world experts in the adventure industry. It has been meticulously designed and engineered to create a rapid rate of descent with a safe landing speed. Furthermore it has been designed to work repeatedly for hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of descents with the barest minimum amount of maintenance. The majority of maintenance can be done by any competent person. It has a self contained recall system, an integrated counter to ensure maintenance is carried out at the correct intervals and in place of a cable it incorporates a material called a DROPE™ which has twice the tensile strength of wire rope of the same diameter, is 5 times more resistant to fatigue and is not susceptible to rust.
The POWERFAN has been designed, tested and examined to the very highest industrial standards. Subject to the recommended service intervals and correct operation the POWERFAN is intended to provide the owner with well in excess of 1 million descents. Furthermore the POWERFAN and all components are continually being tested on an automated simulator. This is intended to provide advanced warning of any potential problems with the device.
There is no other such device on the market that can be considered as safe, exciting, durable, reliable or efficient.
• How much does it cost?
POWERFAN PF13: £9,500
POWERFAN PF20: £27,000
POWERFAN PF30: £45,000
All prices exclude VAT
• To what standard does the POWERFAN™ conform?
The POWERFAN has been designed to meet all relevant parts of
. The PF13, PF20, and PF30 are certified by
• For how long is the POWERFAN™ guaranteed?
The POWERFAN is covered by a two-year guarantee. See the
Terms and Conditions of Sale
• Where can it be installed?
The can be installed on a variety of structures. See our
for more information.
• How high is the drop?
The POWERFAN PF13 is designed for descents of up to 13 metres. The PF20 is designed for descents up to 20 metres, and the PF30 for descents up to 30 metres.
• Are there any age limits?
There are no statutory age limits; however, a minimum age of 6 is the norm. In terms of an upper age limit common sense should prevail!
• Are there any ability restrictions?
With most POWERFAN installations a reasonable degree of physical ability and capacity to understand basic safety instructions is important.
• Do you need any qualifications to operate a POWERFAN™?
The POWERFAN must only be used under the supervision of a competent instructor. POWERFAN can provide you with a list of approved trainers who can teach your staff to operate the device safely. A comprehensive operating manual is provided with each device.
• What is the activity throughput?
The throughput will vary depending on type of installation. Where there is free and “un-belayed” access to the dispatching platform a maximum throughput of one person a minute is possible (PF13 model). The POWERFAN takes approximately 25 to 30 seconds to rewind after each descent.
• What are the participant weight limits?
The minimum weight limit is 20kg. The maximum weight limit is 120 kg.
• Is it safe?
All outdoor adventure activities have some inherent risks associated with them; however, the POWERFAN has been designed and constructed to the highest industrial standards. Furthermore the POWERFAN PF13 and PF30 have been certified by
• How does it work?
The POWERFAN has no motor of any description! It works by dissipating the potential energy created by a falling person by means of a fan. This enables users to repeatedly make a very rapid descent whilst ensuring a relatively gentle landing. It is 100% environmentally friendly.
• What should I wear?
Training shoes or walking boots are ideal but most securely fitting footwear (without high heels!) will suffice. Skirts and scarves may not be worn. At one hundred feet or more the pod is exposed to the elements, so a light windproof/waterproof and jumper may be necessary. In winter some warmer clothing may be necessary.
• How hard will I land?
Whilst the POWERFAN is designed to maximise the speed of descent, landings are intended to be as gentle as possible. For an 80kg person landing equates to jumping from a height that equates to the thickness of 2 yellow pages! Heavier people will land slightly faster and lighter people slower.
• How fast do I fall?
The speed of descent is related to the weight of the participant and the height of the jump, an 80kg person will fall at a maximum speed that equates to 87% of freefall. A heavier person will fall faster and a lighter person slower.
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