I bought a new table fan, bat at its lower speed it's just too noisy and
moves too much air. Any of you electricity gurus know if I can use the
equivalent of a router speed controller on a table fan?
The borgs sell ceiling fan controllers. they're made for inductive loads.
I'm still trying to get over the $50 price of a plastic clip-on fan. I
don't care if it's got a Lee Valley sticker on it or not...
Good idea, but I've already tried something similar. No matter what I did,
the air flow through the unblocked areas was even louder than without any
blockage. The fan's just too powerful.
It's the Lee Valley gardening fan and not really geared for simple cooling
like most fans, but I thought I'd give it a try anyway. I'll probably end up
putting it at the other end of my apartment and use it as it was designed.
NO fans are almost always induction motors, and they cannot be controlled
by standard speed controls.
Someone refered to fan speed controls - those will not help. The "Fan"
rating means that it can handle inductive loads like a universal motor
unlike a lamp dimmer. A lamp dimmer may be damaged by inductive spikes, fan
controllers are protected.
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