Endless breeze fan

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  1. Feltwell

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    Well, I forked out for the horrifically overpriced Endless Breeze fan, due to the lack of any decent alternatives, all the other 12volt fans I've seen have been very weak.

    It moves a good volume of air - that cannot be denied - and I'm grateful for it as I sit here now in 30 degree heat.

    I'm not too impressed with the build quality though - the casing moulding isn't great, I wouldn't care usually but at this price it should be perfect! However the main problem is the fan isn't balanced very well - it's okay on setting 1 but put it on 2 and it shakes a bit, put it on 3 and it really shakes, you certainly can't use it sat on a table without it making the whole table shake.

    There's a clear gap in the market for someone to make a competing product, I'm just not sure the gap is big enough to warrant the initial investment.​
     
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    I bought mine second hand from a Funster last year....

    Not impressed with it either.. and agree with your findings on quality ... however, it doesn't shake badly, but do find it noisy on speed 3 .. so it's hardly been used.. other problem was finding a suitable place to sit it..

    on offer for £50 .. what I paid for it.. PM me


    NOW SOLD
     
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    We're looking for an endless breeze fan so PM sent :)
     
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  5. sdc77

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    We were sort of looking for one ...
    We currently have a Vornado which pushes great amounts of air around but it's a little bulky.
     
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    I think the issue is that this is isn't really an expensive fan - in the USA! The problem is the price here. I took ours apart last week to give it a clean after over two year's use. What I noticed was the fan had clearly been balanced as there were a couple of fillets of silicon sealer stuck at the ends of two fan blades on one side. So it shouldn't shake but we rarely use ours above speed 1 and find that effective and quiet enough.
     
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    US price + shipping costs + 20% import duty + UK seller's margin + 20% VAT = Expensive item in the UK.

    If you can figure a way around all that let please let me know. I'm trying to get the numbers to work on a product currently only available in the US that I know would sell well here and at the moment the bloody taxman is killing the whole idea.
     
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    I'm quite happy with mine. It does exactly what I bought it to do.

    It doesn't shake at all. Yes, I suppose it's a little noisy on speed 3 but I wouldn't say excessively so.

    One of my to do projects is to work on phase 2 of fitting it to the roof light in the bedroom (see other thread from a few weeks ago)
     
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    I find the Endless Breeze too noisy so hardly used ours. It does shift the air about though so I'll keep it in case there comes a time when I'm hot enough to bother digging it out .....with the ear plugs :LOL:
     
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    The dog loves it!
     
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  11. sdc77

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    Hmm sounds like we need a new trade deal with the USA
     
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    Fitted the fiamma turbo fan in my small rooflight .does the job and a lot cheaper than the yank one . Haha.
     
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    Could you get it made in China?
     
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    Probably as long as it wasn't a direct rip off. I might have a look at that route if I get time.
     
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    Expensive, yes - but we've been grateful for ours in the 30 degree heat in France. The only problem is that the dog is really selfish, and keeps hogging it!
     
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    Your right Haha

    Sadly the Fiamma one is like a kittens fart by comparison :LOL:

    Shouldn't vibrate though, I have two, one for humans and one for the dogs and to be fair they can be very effective and the price of about $70 the build quality is adequate.

    Unfortunately you can't buy them in the UK for $70 :cry:
     
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    We've got 2 going in our van on the Ile D'Oleron at the moment, and do all night, no problem sleeping with them on at all, in fact once you tune into them they cut out all the noise from the neighbours so we actually get a good lay in.(y)
     
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    I wasn't overly impressed with the build quality of the Endless Breeze when we got ours about three years ago, given the cost. It feels like something made in the 1950s or 60s. But it works and does the job, so won't complain too much - but they are expensive for what they are...
     
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    Be careful with that piece of kit. I certainly wouldn't recommend the endless breeze for use in your average European motorhome. Thing is, you just can't get far enough away from it so the noise will be an issue and top speed might even damage your van. ;)
     
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