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Old 05-28-2015, 02:54 PM   #15
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I use a Ryobi portable fan with an 18v rechargeable battery and a 18v charger that plugs into a 12v cig outlet. It will run for about 8 hours on a charge.

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Old 05-28-2015, 05:38 PM   #16
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As mentioned once before, there is no reason not to use your generator in a WM lot--always a lot of noise anyway, and usually truckers with their engines idling to run the ACs or heaters. If you end up wanting a battery inside, there are sealed units that would be just fine in the cabin. Lots of other options mentioned, one of them will work.

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We have one of those walmart 12" fans. It does use the 8 D batteries, but it also has a port for a 12V cord. I just plug ours into our jump pack for the night. (has a power port). It will last all night on low. In the morning i plug the jump pack in while we drive and its all charged up by the time we stop again.
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Old 07-09-2015, 05:31 PM   #18
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Small agm battery, portable charger, endless breeze, cig lighter to battery adapter. Zoila. The endless breeze does draw a bit of power 1.8 amps on low, up to about 3.5 on high...

Or put a GOOD vent fan in and just use that on the house battery.
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Old 07-09-2015, 07:53 PM   #19
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Agree with a number of comments.

A 12 V fan that clips into a 12 V receptacle only draws 12 W (1 amp at 12 V). 35 amp-hour batter (18 amp-hr usable) is good for quite a few hours

Fantastic Fan is extremely good but it uses a lot of watts.

A small 100 W (12 volt) portable solar panel might be a good thing to look into to recharge batteries.
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You can buy an AC inverter that you can hook to any automotive type battery. Stop by flying J they have a wide array of power inverters to choose from. I usually always keep an extra inverter handy for emergencies. They have come in handy more than once. With a 300watt inverter you could probably run your fan for about 6 to 8 hours off of a fully charge deep cycle battery. I prefer Flying J over Walmart. The inverters on stock are better built and more heavy duty.

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