Basic 6

Basic 6® is the plain and simple fan for plain, simple air movement. If you’re on a modest budget, don’t need a 15-year warranty and don’t want the bells and whistles that make up the Powerfoil®8 and Powerfoil®X3.0, Basic 6 is the fan for you.


Industrial-Grade Motor and Gearbox

  • Inline helical-cut gears for efficient, reliable and durable operation
  • Ball bearings designed to accommodate hanging and thrust loads of Basic 6
  • Double lip seals to prevent any potential oil leakage
  • Vented and lubricated for life with synthetic oil

Patented Airfoil System

  • Patented airfoil system includes six airfoils and winglets for maximum airflow and efficiency
  • Unique aerodynamic design enhances both energy efficiency and airflow by eliminating vortex formation at the airfoil tips
  • Cuffed winglet design eliminates wind noise

VFD and Optional Wall Control

  • NEMA 4X-rated controller employs an easy-to-read LED display in a compact, wall-mounted package
  • EMI/RFI filter limits interference with other electronic equipment
  • Rotary switch disconnect for lock-out/tag-out requirements
  • Easy integration into building automation systems
  • Wall controller (shown) with on-board VFD allows floor level control of all fan functions and troubleshooting.

Hub System

  • Patent-pending system includes hub, airfoil retainers and hub clips that offer tough and reliable performance
  • Machine-cut precision components give uniform load distribution that promotes overall longevity and durability

Fire Control Panel Integration

Standard, power-on shutdown fire relay included for seamless fire-control panel integration

Control Options

Be the master of your domain. Basic 6™ has several control options available—check them out!

  • Easily control Basic 6 with the digital keypad, touch control and LED display of the wall controller.
  • Integrate Basic 6 into your facility’s fire suppression system and keep employees safer.
  • Add SmartSense™ to automatically adjust your fan’s speed based on temperature changes and seasonal conditions.
  • Use BAFWorks™ to control multiple fans from a single easy-to-use touch display.
  • Integrate Basic 6 into your building automation system for automatic centralized control of all your building’s systems.

Unrivaled Warranties

  • A full 7-year mechanical and 3-year electrical warranty comes standard with Basic 6.
  • Big Ass Fans handles all warranties without redirecting you to component manufacturers. We make it, we sell it, we install it and we guarantee it.



SmartSense is an automated system with three user modes: Winter, Summer and Manual.

  • Winter Mode: Automatically adjusts speed to minimize temperature differential between the floor and ceiling
  • Summer Mode: Increases fan speed as the floor-level temperature rises
  • Manual Mode: Takes the system off autopilot and gives the user full control of fan operation

Factory-Certified Installation

  • A dedicated Big Ass Fans project manager to handle your project start to finish and forever after
  • Assurance that your fan will be installed 100% correctly, by factory-trained and certified installers who know Big Ass Fans inside and out
  • More time to run your business while we handle the install quickly, cleanly and efficiently
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Color Customization

The standard colors for Basic 6 are silver and yellow. Want something different? You can individualize your fan with one of our 11 classic color upgrades, or work with our design consultants to create a shade that’s all your own.

Explore the Colors

Color Customization

We like to think every one of our fans is an eye-catching centerpiece. But if you’d like your Basic 6 to be something other than the standard silver and yellow, upgrade with any of our 11 classic colors, or specify one of your own. We can paint your fan any color in, over and beyond the rainbow.

Check out the diagram to see which parts of Basic 6 can be painted. Then call today for a quote!

a. Winglets
b. Aluminum Foils
c. Mounting Frame/Post
e. Extension Tube

Featured Case Study: Cavanaugh Flight Museum

Our mechanics are much happier because Texas summers are quite hot, and the fans help keep them cool and comfortable. Everyone is impressed with the fans when they come on. Leslie Shaw, Finance Manager, Addison, TX


Shaw turned to Big Ass Fans to combat the heat-related problems. The museum installed two 24-ft. Basic 6™ fans to circulate air and create a comfortable environment for both mechanics in the hangar and patrons renting the space. Although the fans don’t change the temperatures, they do create a pleasant breeze that makes workers and museum visitors feel up to 10°F (6°C) cooler. Shaw expects to see an effect on the bottom line, too. “With the fans, we can use the event hangar year round, which will improve our revenue.”

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