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    Looking for a free standing , oscillating fan , running off 12v to cover a small lounge ?
    Any suggestions, thanks.
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    Default Re: 12 V fan ?

    Quote Originally Posted by duncang View Post
    Looking for a free standing , oscillating fan , running off 12v to cover a small lounge ?
    Any suggestions, thanks.
    You can use a 230v fan with a dc to ac inverter as well... Just saying it's an option...

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    I have a Liesurequip 12V fan.
    Look here - I think this is what you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PRA View Post
    I have a Liesurequip 12V fan.
    Look here - I think this is what you want.
    Thanks, little fancy and pricy but well worth looking at if needs be
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    Quote Originally Posted by John.oosthuizen95 View Post
    You can use a 230v fan with a dc to ac inverter as well... Just saying it's an option...
    Thanks, I have 2 perfect 220v fans so this idea could well work if the converter idea pans out. What should I look for?
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    Default Re: 12 V fan ?

    What is the intended application?

    Camping?
    Load Shedding?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KobusDJ View Post
    What is the intended application?

    Camping?
    Load Shedding?
    Morning Kobus. I have a 12 volt setup in house lounge running off solar. Very hot in Summer. Have various 220 fans but thinking of saving money by using the battery as well as keeping it busy as it only powers led lights at night .
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    Morning Duncan.

    I'm running a cheap 30cm 35Watt 220V Desk fan off a Mecer inverter. Slight hum when on the inverter but it can go on for hours without a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KobusDJ View Post
    Morning Duncan.

    I'm running a cheap 30cm 35Watt 220V Desk fan off a Mecer inverter. Slight hum when on the inverter but it can go on for hours without a problem.
    Yes, I have the inverter setup all working great but my Mecer inverter from 10 years ago has a very noisy fan. Only use it when load shedded. Wife sits nearby to watch tv during the day so a pain in the bum.
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    Default Re: 12 V fan ?

    220V fans do not like modified sinewave inverters a lot. The fans run noisily and at reduced speed. (induction motors)

    12V fans are the way to go IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PRA View Post
    I have a Liesurequip 12V fan.
    Look here - I think this is what you want.

    how big is that unit ?( ah i see 16 inch ), I am thinking use in a rooftop tent but the size might be an issue .

    I have a usb driven fan that is small enough but i doubt it will be strong enough in serious heat.

    Boat shops for yachts might have some options but they will be pricier than the Leisurequip i'm sure
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    Default Re: 12 V fan ?

    I am yet to find a 12v fan that is not noisy, and that is efficient.
    For camping purposes that may work, but in the lounge?



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    I have this for camping and it works great. Think I paid R400 for it at Montana Traders. It runs fine off a 30watt solar panel.

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    Cash Crusaders sell some nice USB fans that are quiet and will run all day off a USB battery bank. They are pretty small but move a decent volume of air, they don't oscillate but maybe just get 2 or 3 of them.

    Edit. They have 3 sizes if I remember correctly, one small one with an integrated battery, medium sized and then slightly bigger, all around a R100 each give or take.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinClem View Post
    how big is that unit ?( ah i see 16 inch ), I am thinking use in a rooftop tent but the size might be an issue .

    I have a usb driven fan that is small enough but i doubt it will be strong enough in serious heat.

    Boat shops for yachts might have some options but they will be pricier than the Leisurequip i'm sure
    Wife saw the fans in that yacht on tv show, SV Nandji
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    Default Re: 12 V fan ?

    We use one of these in our caravan, not to noisy and does a good job.

    https://www.midas.co.za/pebble.asp?relid=143715
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iggi View Post
    We use one of these in our caravan, not to noisy and does a good job.

    https://www.midas.co.za/pebble.asp?relid=143715
    Thanks, worth a look and only 5 minutes from here.
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    Silent 12V fans are not cheap. A few years back I bought quite a few in a quest to find a silent one which moved "enough" air. The pedestal fans above were not on the market at the time, so don't know how they compare? I ended up importing a few Caframo Ultimate fans at about R1k each. They move decent amounts of air at the least noise levels of all tested. Not oscillating though.

    For your application I would invest in a small pure sinewave inverter. You will still spend more than the first pedetsal fan above though.
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