RVK Fan & Rhino Pro Filter Extraction Kit
The RVK Fan & Rhino Pro Filter Extraction Kit has been the stable work horse of grow room extraction for a long time, it’s tried and tested design delivers excellent performance and reliability. This complete budget extraction kit is everything you need to keep your room cool and fresh. You have a choice of fan size which comes with a perfectly matched professional level Rhino filter. For more information about how much air the fans move and suggested RVK check out the description below.
- Money-saving deal over buying the items individually
- Available in several sizes to suit your needs
- High quality RVK In-Line Duct Fan
- Rhino Pro Carbon Filter – Our go-to choice for professional carbon filters
- The fan, filter and ducting are all matched together for excellent performance
- Easy to use fast clamp makes joining the fan and filter a doddle
- 5 metres of ducting allows you to vent to a convenient outlet
Included in your RVK Sileo Fan & Rhino Pro Filter Extraction Kit
- Systemair RVK Sileo In-line Duct Fan in either 4″ (100mm), 5″ (125mm), 6″ (150mm), 8″ (200mm), 10″ (250mm) and 12″ (315mm)
- Rhino Pro Carbon Filter (to match your RVK size)
- A metre Length of Aluminum Flexi-Ducting
- 2 Metre Mains Lead (3 Core Black) With Moulded 5 Amp Plug & Stripped Ends
- 3 x Duct Clip
Which size kit do I need for my Grow Tent?
There exists a (relatively) easy formula to work out which size extraction you need for your space, find out the volume in m3 (meters cubed) of your grow space with Width x Length x Height = Volume. Then, using that figure do, Volume x 60 = Air Movement Per Hour (this will refresh the air in your grow room every minute).
If you are using a filter (which you are), Air Movement Per Hour x 1.2 = the amount of air your fan will need to move – use the figures below to match up your space to an RVK kit!
4″ (100mm) 184m3/hr (RVK A1) with 100mm/300mm Rhino Pro Filter
5″ (125mm) 220m3/hr (RVK A1) with 125mm/300mm Rhino Pro Filter
6″ (150mm) 428m3/hr (RVK A1) with 150mm/300mm Rhino Pro Filter
8″ (200mm) 796m3/hr (RVK A1) with 200mm/400mm Rhino pro Filter
10″ (250mm) 780m3/hr (RVK A1) with 250mm/600mm Rhino Pro Filter
12″ (315mm) 1800m3/hr (RVK A1) with 315mm/600mm Rhino Hobby Filter
It’s always better to over spec your fan and reduce its output with a controller, this gives you the flexibility to increase it’s output to maintain optimum conditions for your plants, for example in the middle of summer.
How does the RVK Sileo Fan & Rhino Pro Filter Extraction Kit work:
Our RVK & Rhino Pro Extraction Kit contains everything you need to remove stale air and odours from a grow space. All the parts are top quality and matched to work together perfectly. Systemair RVK fans are notoriously well made and reliable whilst Rhino Pro Filters are, quite simply, one of the best carbon filters that money can buy. 5 metres of ducting and a duct clip allow you to vent to a convenient outlet. A power cable for the extraction fan completes the set-up.
How to use the RVK Sileo Fan & Rhino Pro Filter Extraction Kit
Because warm air rises it always is a good idea to try to mount the fan and filter as high as possible in the grow space. The aluminum flexi ducting can then be fitted to the outlet side of the duct fan and secured in place using the duct clip. The ducting can then be run to your air outlet.
Do not under any circumstances put your fingers into the spinning blades of a fan, especially an in-line type. Even a small fan has enough power to cause severe injury and loss of fingers. Just don’t do it, no matter how tempted you are.
For RVK fans, follow the wiring diagram on the case moulding, do not match up the wire colours to the wires inside as they follow the European wiring code.
Keep ducting runs as short as possible as every metre of ducting reduces the flow-rate that the fan can achieve. The more ducting attached, the lower the air-flow. Bear in mind that a carbon filter will reduce the air-flow that your fan can achieve by about 25% just on it’s own. When turning a corner with ducting try to create a swept bend rather than a sharp knee as this will reduce air-flow by the least amount and also help to keep wind-noise down. To further keep wind-noise down to a minimum, stretch flexi-ducting out as much as possible or use acoustic ducting.
Moisture degrades the performance of carbon filters. High humidity makes them ineffective at eliminating smells and reduces the expected life-span by a significant amount. Try to keep humidity at a reasonable level (between 40% and 60%) and both your carbon filter and your plants will benefit.