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®X2.0, 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
  • 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
Fire Control Panel Integration
  • Standard, power-on shutdown fire relay included for seamless fire-control panel integration
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
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
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™3.0 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.





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
What You Get with 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
  • Extended 3-year non-prorated warranty, or a 9-year prorated warranty
  • More time to run your business while we handle the install quickly, cleanly and efficiently