Bought A 12v Fan - Need To Make A Bracket. Ideas?

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  1. wingman

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    Have bought a 12v Fan. (Wanted the clip-on type really!) You watch the heatwave disappear now!

    It's the type that has a 'shoe' fixing. Don't want to screw the bracket permanently - need to make something that I can either use a hand clamp with, or dangle it (say) from locker or wardrobe at night.

    Seem to remember a few photos recently posted, but no making destructions!

    Ideas anyone?
    Taa
    James
     
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    Can you post a photo?
     
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  4. wingman

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    Here y'go Stealaway. Here's a pic

    Thanks @TheBig1
     

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    Talk to your local barman and see if he's got any old \ unused optic clamps kicking about. They've got pre-drilled holes in them that you might be able to bolt your fan to?
     
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    That is what I have done, works well. I have a couple of the big clips from one of the shows.

    Mike
     
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    any mini 12v I have tried (years ago) were hopeless.. not much torque and hardly moved any air. Whereas a 230 v desk fan even in heatwaves worked so well you would turn it of at night as to cold.....can always be run off an inverter
     
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    Some time ago I bought a couple of similar fans (y) however found when plugged in and turned on they both seriously effected the TV picture :(
     
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    Thanks all.
    Might look into that Bleedin' Q one Jim. Not bad for a Tenner.

    Haven't got a USB point in the hab area though, only in the cab (and have air-con in the cab anyway). Really just wanted 12v cigar type for when off-grid. I have a convenient 12v socket near the bed. Could get yet another adaptor to take USB I suppose, but don't really want that. Also, I've got more house fans than Justin Bieber!
     
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    You could buy a glass sucker, the industrial type, then fix the fan to it

    The sucker should fix to any flat surface
     
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    actually not a bad idea, as you could hang it off a top locker door frame
     
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    We have 2 fans the same as in wingmans photo. I bought a lampwire with a large clamp on ot for 1.99, threw the wire away and just used the clamp.
     
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    Like one of these? [​IMG]
     
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    It is supplied with both 12v plug and USB
     
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    Well, thanks again all for the ideas.

    The fan arrived yesterday and as patience isn't my virtue (Lord give me patience - but I want it right now!!) I couldn't wait to give it a whirl.

    Pro-tem, I've screwed the 'shoe' to a piece of timber and have then used a clamp to fix it to any convenient surface. Works fine, but not aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Will eventually do the job properly and try some of your suggestions.

    I think that with a metal bracket/hanger, there would be resonance from the fan, transferred to the fixing point. Would need some way of damping the vibration. The LAST thing I need in the dead of night is wonderment from others about vibrating sounds coming from my van! :giggler:

    Thanks again
    James
    PS. Note to one's self; ask Funsters, THEN buy the product - in that order!
     
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    sorry.. bum steer:rolleyes:

    it has a 23o mains adapter for the USB supply..
     
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    velcro maybe?
     
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