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Keep the fan going without killing off the batteries


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What is the issue?
Sailing in tropical waters can at times get very hot. This is especially the case in equatorial regions with high humidity when the breeze dies. Moving a breath of cooling air becomes an imperative but fans typically consume enormous amounts of battery power.

Why address this?
Reaching a balance where fans may be operated without sacrificing power is a situation that could make life bearable in oppressive environments.

How to address this?
Specially select fans that use lower power as in the exampled figure 1 a 0.8 AMP fan (protective grill removed to enhance airflow.) Typically yacht fans are purchased from automobiles suppliers that have limited or no power reduction consideration factored into their design. By focusing on low power consumption fans a lot of power savings can be derived whilst also shifting that air.

With thanks to:
Michael Harpur, Yacht Obsession.



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