Helmet Fan help

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    Helmet Fan help

    I have a small fan....... it said its a 12v 0.9w any hints on how to get good battery feed into it

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    mrgr8ness's Avatar
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    Re: Helmet Fan help

    Should be able to run it right off a standard 9V

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    Lucksy31's Avatar
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    Re: Helmet Fan help

    I have 2 (12V)micro fans running off of (1) 9VDC battery, with 1 toggle switch for both.

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    Re: Helmet Fan help

    k just ordered a pack of 9v adaptors hope it works....thanx for the help

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    Scott Kaufmann's Avatar
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    Re: Helmet Fan help

    If not, you know who to blame . Nah you should be fine.

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    Re: Helmet Fan help

    can ya get these at radio shack? need a good source for fans I will be putting 2 in my clone and scratchbuilding 2 buckets soon so there are 4 more?

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    Re: Helmet Fan help

    ya, radio shack should have them...there called computer case fans there i believe..or u can go to any pc related store like microcenter etc.....they might be a touch cheaper there.

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    Re: Helmet Fan help

    This question is for the masses.

    Do you find that the sound of the fan(s) is very loud? Between the bucket muffling sound, and the fan, can you hear anyone?

    I am trying to decide if I would want fans in my RG bucket, or attach the fans under the robes somewhere and pipe air up.

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    I helped at SDCC '08 MandalorFett's Avatar
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    Re: Helmet Fan help

    I run 2 fans, one at the back of the helmet for my neck and another by my brow. Both keep the air moving, and I've never had a problem hearing people.

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    Re: Helmet Fan help

    Im looking into maybe selling fan kits that i can get (battery adaptor fan and switch) would anyone be interested if i get that running???

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    Re: Helmet Fan help

    Do you have an idea of how much they would run and how big they are?

    I am going to need two at some point

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    Re: Helmet Fan help

    well it depends on if my friend (works in a car stereo store) can get more of the ones i found there about 1 1/2 inches (square shape) and stick out about 1/2 and inch very quiet to i will try to post pics in a bit of how it looks

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    Re: Helmet Fan help

    I keep keep an eye on this thread. Sounds good to me

    I saw someone with fans and they were under the costume, not in the helmet and they were pretty loud. I would like to try to stick my fans in the helmet somehow, there is room at the dome of the RG helmet, but I have heard it is next to impossible to get them to stick.

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    Re: Helmet Fan help

    this is how it looks resting in my DP helmet right now im waiting on the 9v adaptors i ordered and will test how it works then i hope to get more fans this size if now i will post what other sizes i got





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    Re: Helmet Fan help

    I run 2 9 volt in series with these 2 from radio shack. They are the same size but half the thickness. The push button switch, and battery adapters are from radio shack too. They have run about 12 hrs total so far, and still work great.

    I have no noise problem with these. I can heary everything just fine.


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    Re: Helmet Fan help

    Hey instead of computer fans could you use ps2 fans?
    Cause i was in my garage and found my old old ps2 and it has a fan so how could i get that to work?

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