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Old 24th October 2011, 10:01   #1
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Dear All

I need to fit a fan inside the cabin of my Gypsy. I dont want to buy some cheap make that will start getting noisy after a while with poor airflow.

Looking for suggestions about brand/specs/features. For example what kind of bearings are noise free? What design of blades is recommended etc. I know its easy to simply go out and buy one, but what use being on a forum if we cant make it technical with an informed decision?

If not on JC road, I can buy online or import if a recommendation is worth it. Suggestion for noiseless blower are also welcome. Willing to spend $$$ if it can help me postpone fitting an A/C.

Currently I need to keep the windows rolled down and the wind hitting my ear drums all day makes me feel ever so slightly feverish by night. The purpose will be solved if I can keep the windows rolled up and drive in summer.

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Old 24th October 2011, 18:45   #2
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Tetrosyl? Well known brand. Look their fans up on ebay. There's also Johan (link) amongst the Indian guys.
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I think what you need is to retrofit an a/c in your Gypsy and not a fan. I just can't imagine rolling up the windows and driving in summer with just a fan or blower for company. I think it must be a hard top so better to get an a/c retrofit and also alternate fuel like LPG to off set the increased fuel consumption.
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Ragul,

If you do get a fan installed, take special care with the wiring. I once had this fan in my old Non AC M800. It was connected to the lighter for its power supply.
Once the wire got stuck in the hand brake. I was at a signal with my mom. Engaged the handbrake. The car filled up with smoke.
Luckily managed to pull the wire out of the lighter holder.

Also, note that the fan blades will have a lot of dust accumulating on them. That messes up with their balancing. This in-turn disrupts the air flow. Making them noisy and less efficient.
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Old 31st October 2011, 17:01   #5
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Thanks for the tip guys. My Jeep-Si is a soft top, but I plan to add an A/C anyways - I don't expect climate control, just to prevent sweating and wet shirt back.

How is the LIMI brand fan? Better than Chinese ?

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