1. Member Since
    Jul 2008
    Sep 15, 2008, 8:54 PM - Fan power #1


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  3. Apollo's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2008
    Sep 15, 2008, 9:17 PM - Re: Fan power #2

    most of the fans that are good sized for helmets take 12 volts, but can run pretty well on a single 9 volt battery. Check the specs on the box when you buy them
  4. Member Since
    Jul 2008
    Sep 16, 2008, 12:50 AM - Re: Fan power #3

    Thanks for the reply, 'Pollo. That's a plus! A niner's no biggie to install in a bucket...I was worried it'd need a lantern battery, and that's a bit more conspicuous to conceal. I don't know much about resistors and whatnot, but if it runs around 9v, I'm less concerned about frying the thing before I get it installed.

    Much preesh, ner vod.
  5. TD2253's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2007
    Sep 16, 2008, 2:23 AM - Re: Fan power #4

    Hey Monk...I suggest using squirrel cage fans and soldering the wires to a nine volt battery holder with a switch. This type of fan directs the air through an air duct much more effectively than a regular, run of the mill CPU/VPU fan.

    Last edited by TD2253; Sep 16, 2008 at 2:47 AM.
  6. Member Since
    Jul 2008
    Sep 16, 2008, 3:26 AM - Re: Fan power #5

    Squirrel cage fans!? Wow, these boards fascinate even the newest posting noob! Thanks for the clue! Okay, now where might a simple man making his way procure such fans? Is this the type of thing they'd have at the local seed n tack shop, or should I consult the holonet?

    Again, thanks for the tip, I'm always out for the most efficient in anything, and a bit if and when I get to, perhaps, "no buckets off" trooping status, I want the most comfortable lid I can devise.

    Much Thanks, Monk

    Also, thanks for the pics!! A visual for the "HUD" is always efficient and welcome!
  7. sunabozu's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 2008
    Sep 21, 2008, 1:11 PM - Re: Fan power #6


    I just wonder if someone can direct me to how a CPU fan is powered after installed in the bucket? I believe I can handle procurement and installation...but what type of power source/requirements are needed for the fan

    connect one 9 volt negative to one 9 volt positive to another via the snaps
    will make the fan run faster and last longer but you will have to build custom housing for it. it should look like this

  8. Member Since
    Mar 2008
    Sep 21, 2008, 6:55 PM - Re: Fan power #7

    Some GREAT ideas here!

    Thanks folks!
  9. sunabozu's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 2008
    Sep 23, 2008, 1:45 PM - Re: Fan power #8

    blows out your fan
    i found out the hard way

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