EZ wrote:This fan is supposed to run for 24 hours on 8 D cell alkaline batteries. I think I will load it up with batteries but stick a cardboard tab on one end of the battery and run off 12 volts. Then if my deep cycle dies on a really hot night I can remove the cardboard tab and run on D cell back up. This thing is made for teardrops!
How do you run it off of 12 volts? Well first you need a 12 volt plug with a cord. I had one laying around that is 10 feet long but they are about $4 at Walmart. Drill a small hole in the battery compartment and feed the wire through it. Solder the wires to the + (red) and - (black) terminals in the case and viola: 12 volt fan. Really simple
I plan on going to Radio Shack and getting a plug and socket and mounting the socket in the side of the battery compartment so that I can disconnect the cord for storage.
I think MadJack is right, if this thing turns out to work OK horizontally I will try to modify one to go in my roof vent.
Per the instructions
Product note: To extend the life of the product, please turn off the fan when not in use.
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