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Mini fans mounted at corners of windshield
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I have seen these little 12v fans mounted at the top corners of the windshield.

I found little 12v fans at the auto store...BUT..they are for plugging into the ciggy lighter.   I could just cut the plug off and wire them in...but, then I lose the on/off switch which is incorporated into the ciggy light plug

I have no place to mount an additional switch on each side.   I do not want to pay someone to wiring a couple of switches into the dashboard and the route the wiring all the way around.   I have access to the wiring above the cab...just cannot find the fan with a switch on the face of the fan


Anyone seen these anywhere?   Got a source?
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(05-19-2017, 07:25 AM)RoamingKat Wrote: ....just cannot find the fan with a switch on the face of the fan


Anyone seen these anywhere?   Got a source?

The one I use by my bed has a two speed switch built into it and it is hardwired in.  Its only drawback is once mounted, it does not swivel so I had to be careful mounting it so the breeze went where I wanted it.  I think it was about $14 but it was a couple of years ago.  My memory ain't what it used to be. Confused

I bought it from Camping World.

Amazon has a lot of different ones.  I searched "oscillating fan 12v".
Brian

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I saw those...but they are quite large. These little fan are about 2 1/2" across. 12v
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I am assuming these are for when driving rather than when parked and sitting?  As these brushed motor fans are not designed around low amperage consumption.


I do not know of a fan with the switches on the front of the fan base itself.  If that were my goal I would install a switch myself.  Drilling a hole for a switch is easier than cutting a rectangle for a toggle switch.

Something like this could simply be glued to an easily reachable location and wired inline on either power wire, though switching the + is standard

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Apparently called a push button canopy switch

While looking for fans I came across these extremely overpriced possible options and disregarded them, but while I have the window open here is the link anyway.

http://www.defender.com/category.jsp?nam...id=2290148

Always check what is made for the marine world when looking for RV stuff, just to see what options the boaters have come up with. Lots of crossover
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RoamingKat (05-20-2017)
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Thank you sternwake.

I did a search and found an inline surface mount switch.   Not very pretty, but maybe I can hide it somewhat.    So, I just cut the ciggy plug off and wire it.

Is it me...or does it seem like all the answers to electrical issue require inventing a solution?   Are diy RV project really so.."out there" on the leading edge?
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(05-19-2017, 12:08 PM)SternWake Wrote: Drilling a hole for a switch is easier than cutting a rectangle for a toggle switch.

There are vert common toggle switches that mount through a round hole.

https://www.google.com/search?q=toggle+s...89&bih=731
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