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Power and Control PC fans with Cigarette Lighter

nrgcreator

Jul 25, 2021
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Hello, I'm looking to make a window exhaust fan using PC fans to use when I sleep in my van. I need some advice on how to control and power the fans. I have 4 fans I will mount to ABS that will fit in the drivers window. I will power it by using a Jackery power station. The preferred power cable should have a 12v cigarette plug so I can use it in the power station or directly in the van should the need arise. Main question is regarding which PWM DC Motor Speed Controller Switch i should pick up? There are so many different options with different power ratings. The fans have a 4-pin PWM connection and 12 Volts, 2.4 watts each (x4). Can someone please advise me on what controller switch and what power supply I need to use? I know nothing about this kind of thing so I'm looking for advice before pulling the trigger. Links to the components I was considering are below in the comments. Thank you.

Fan x 4 (4-pin PWM, 12 Volts, 2.4 watts each): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016XWZ5MQ/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

PWM DC Motor Speed Controller Switch Control 7-70V 30A Fuse: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JEXJXA...9Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=

10Ft Heavy Duty 12V 15A Cigarette Lighter Adapter Charger Cord Fused Male to Male Cigarette Lighter Socket Plug for Car Tire Compressor Car Inverter:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B092HT2182/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smid=A1B5HZAY5JT7ZC&psc=1

Power station: https://www.jackery.com/products/explorer-500w-portable-power-station?variant=29227492540503
 

Audioguru

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Will the battery in the van survive being discharged all night by a fan? The next morning maybe the van engine will not start.
 

dave9

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^ I assume he's going to use the linked $500 Li-Ion power pack... at full throttle, 12V input, the fans are rated for 0.2A but depending on how they rate, it might be a peak and avg current is a fair bit lower, but using that #, x4 fans, say 8 hrs a night = 6.4Ah.
 
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