|Operation||Crank mechanism or motor|
(optionally with solar panel or WMS wireless system)
|Fabric||Premium acrylic awning fabric in more than 120 colours (light-fast and weather-resistant). Also optionally available with water-permeable or fireproof fabrics.|
|Frame||200 RAL colours for masts and struts|
|Mast||Aluminium mast with 84 mm diameter and 5 mm wall thickness|
|Struts||Power struts 40 x 20 mm with extra long U reinforcements|
|Options||Including protective cover|
|Shapes||Size||Height open||Height closed||Headroom||Closing height||Weight*|
|200 x 300 cm**||281 cm||355 cm||225 cm||164 cm||38 kg|
|200 x 350 cm**||287 cm||369 cm||225 cm||156 cm||42 kg|
|200 x 400 cm**||292 cm||383 cm||225 cm||147 cm||46 kg|
|250 x 300 cm**||285 cm||365 cm||225 cm||158 cm||42 kg|
|250 x 350 cm**||290 cm||377 cm||225 cm||150 cm||46 kg|
|250 x 400 cm**||295 cm||391 cm||225 cm||142 cm||51 kg|
|300 x 350 cm||294 cm||387 cm||225 cm||144 cm||51 kg|
|300 x 400 cm||299 cm||400 cm||225 cm||137 cm||55 kg|
|300 x 450 cm||304 cm||413 cm||225 cm||129 cm||58 kg|
|300 x 500 cm||309 cm||426 cm||225 cm||120 cm||61 kg|
|300 x 550 cm||314 cm||438 cm||225 cm||113 cm||70 kg|
|300 x 600 cm||319 cm||452 cm||225 cm||104 cm||75 kg|
|350 x 400 cm||303 cm||409 cm||225 cm||130 cm||58 kg|
|350 x 450 cm||307 cm||422 cm||225 cm||123 cm||61 kg|
|350 x 500 cm||313 cm||435 cm||225 cm||115 cm||64 kg|
|350 x 550 cm||317 cm||446 cm||225 cm||108 cm||75 kg|
|350 x 600 cm||322 cm||460 cm||225 cm||100 cm||80 kg|
|350 x 650 cm||328 cm||474 cm||225 cm||91 cm||85 kg|
|400 x 450 cm||311 cm||432 cm||225 cm||117 cm||64 kg|
|400 x 500 cm||316 cm||444 cm||225 cm||109 cm||68 kg|
|400 x 550 cm||321 cm||455 cm||225 cm||103 cm||80 kg|
|400 x 600 cm||326 cm||468 cm||225 cm||95 cm||85 kg|
|400 x 650 cm||331 cm||481 cm||225 cm||87 cm||90 kg|
|400 x 700 cm||336 cm||495 cm||225 cm||79 cm||95 kg|
|450 x 500 cm||323 cm||458 cm||225 cm||100 cm||80 kg|
|450 x 550 cm||324 cm||465 cm||225 cm||97 cm||85 kg|
|450 x 600 cm||329 cm||477 cm||225 cm||89 cm||90 kg|
|450 x 650 cm||334 cm||490 cm||225 cm||81 cm||95 kg|
|450 x 700 cm||340 cm||504 cm||225 cm||73 cm||100 kg|
|500 x 550 cm||328 cm||475 cm||225 cm||91 cm||90 kg|
|500 x 600 cm||333 cm||487 cm||225 cm||83 cm||95 kg|
|500 x 650 cm||338 cm||500 cm||225 cm||76 cm||100 kg|
|500 x 700 cm||343 cm||513 cm||225 cm||68 cm||105 kg|
|550 x 600 cm||340 cm||505 cm||225 cm||80 cm||100 kg|
|300 x 300 cm||289 cm||375 cm||225 cm||151 cm||51 kg|
|350 x 350 cm||298 cm||398 cm||225 cm||137 cm||55 kg|
|400 x 400 cm||307 cm||420 cm||225 cm||124 cm||59 kg|
|450 x 450 cm||316 cm||443 cm||225 cm||110 cm||64 kg|
|500 x 500 cm||325 cm||466 cm||225 cm||96 cm||70 kg|
|550 x 550 cm**||333 cm||486 cm||225 cm||83 cm||100 kg|
|600 x 600 cm**||342 cm||508 cm||225 cm||69 cm||105 kg|
|Ø 300 cm||274 cm||336 cm||225 cm||176 cm||50 kg|
|Ø 350 cm||280 cm||351 cm||225 cm||166 cm||53 kg|
|Ø 400 cm||287 cm||368 cm||225 cm||156 cm||56 kg|
|Ø 450 cm||292 cm||384 cm||225 cm||147 cm||59 kg|
|Ø 500 cm||299 cm||400 cm||225 cm||137 cm||63 kg|
|Ø 550 cm||305 cm||415 cm||225 cm||127 cm||67 kg|
|Ø 600 cm||311 cm||431 cm||225 cm||117 cm||71 kg|
|Ø 650 cm***||317 cm||446 cm||225 cm||109 cm||105 kg|
|Ø 700 cm***||323 cm||462 cm||225 cm||99 cm||112 kg|
|300 cm ***||280 cm||351 cm||225 cm||167 cm||39 kg|
|350 cm ***||288 cm||370 cm||225 cm||155 cm||40 kg|
|400 cm ***||295 cm||388 cm||225 cm||144 cm||42 kg|
|450 cm||302 cm||406 cm||225 cm||133 cm||45 kg|
|500 cm||309 cm||425 cm||225 cm||121 cm||48 kg|
|550 cm||316 cm||443 cm||225 cm||110 cm||52 kg|
|600 cm||324 cm||462 cm||225 cm||99 cm||56 kg|
* Weight in kilos for a standard parasol without extras.
** These parasols have 10 struts.
*** These parasols have 12 struts and a twelve-cornered wind roof.
**** Not available with integrated wiring for radiant heaters at strut ends.
Acrylic awning fabric (standard)
The tried and tested acrylic awning fabric is manufactured from 100% spinning nozzle dyed brand acrylic fabric. That means that the colour pigments – unlike in classic yarn dyeing – are applied during the fibre production. This ensures reliable protection against damaging UV radiation and permanently guarantees brilliant colours / constant weather and light-fastness. Furthermore, the acrylic fabric is especially tear-resistant and also dirt and water-repellent thanks to its impregnation with a special protective agent. The reliable solution for long-term outdoor use.
- Water-proof up to 300-370 mm water column, EN 20811
- High colour and weather fastness (7-8) of 8
- Water and dirt-repellent
- 100% acrylic 285–300 g/m²
- Commercial printing possible on canopy and valance
Swela Sunvas Uni
This 100% polyester fabric has an innovative and effective dirt and water-repellent SNC impregnation. This makes the fabric air-permeable, weather-proof and resistant to rooting. The fabric also has a high elasticity without permanent stretching. It is therefore optimally suited for outdoor use.
- Water-proof up to 350 mm water column, EN 20811
- High light and weather fastness (7-8) of 8
- Chlorine fastness (4-5) of 5
- Polyester mesh with SNC impregnation
- Surface weight approx. 310 g/m²
- Water and dirt-repellent
- Excellent sun protection (UPF 50+)
Motor drive with remote control
The motorised Big Ben offers top-class convenience! With the press of a button on the remote control, several parasols can easily be opened or closed at the same time – and in only two minutes!An unbeatable advantage for restaurant owners – it’s never been so easy to use large parasols. The clever WMS motor can also be easily networked by radio with other sun shading products. So you have everything under control with just one hand-held transmitter.
Elegance – Integrated strut light
With the integrated Elegance LED strut light, you can make any patio shine. Designed to be elegant and unobtrusive, the modern LED strips provide pleasant light. The lights are easily switched on and off via the central switch on the mast or via remote control. The latter also allows you to dim the lights. Also available with coloured LED light strips.
With integrated heating for Big Ben, you can provide comfortable temperatures even on cold days. All wires are securely concealed inside of the frame. The detachable radiant heaters are simply plugged into the connections at the strut ends.
Lights and heating can be switched on and off individually using the central switch at the top of the mast.
Big Ben with solar
As an alternative to the WMS motor, the Big Ben is also available with a selfsufficient solar-powered drive. The solar panel uses solar energy and charges the storage battery integrated in the motor. When fully charged, it has enough power to open and close the canopy at least five times. Ideal if no mains connection or line routing is available.
New: Misting (spray mist system)
A spray mist system ensures pleasant temperatures under the parasol. The water pipes are unobtrusively integrated into the pole and frame.
Here you will find a parasol base to suit every parasol. CARAVITA offers a wide range of models for all purposes in many different colours and shapes. Learn more…
Ground sleeves and pole fittings
Ground sleeves are parasol bases to be set in concrete. Depending on the quality of the ground, ground sleeves are available in different lengths. The upper part of the ground sleeve can be removed. The part remaining in the ground is then at ground level. Learn more…
Only the best materials and extra strong aluminium profiles are used in the robust design of Big Ben. The solid mast has a diameter of 84 mm and a wall thickness of 5 mm, making it stronger than most others in its class.
Practical alignment guide
This guide greatly simplifies the erection of large parasols. Simply screw adjusting screws into ground sleeve or mobile base. Position the parasol. Thread the alignment guide into the screw and push the parasol up. Then simply screw in place and it’s all done.
Wind-stable up to 100 km/h!
Its solid design makes Big Ben extra robust. To prove this, the professional parasol was tested by structural engineers in a wind tunnel, where the 3 x 3 m version can withstand even strong winds of up to 100 km/h!
The advantage: the telescopic system extends the mast when closing! Tables and patio furniture can stay where they are.
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The Big Ben is as versatile as you need it to be.
* 5 years according to our warranty conditions