Wanted - Fans for my orchid cabinet

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  1. Dec 20, 2019 #1

    silence882

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    Hi All,

    This is a rather obscure question, but does anyone have a brand of small fan they can recommend for a humid environment? I've currently got these in my orchid cabinet:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PM4R8G3/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    They'd be perfect but for the fact that they're of awful quality and I don't want to risk burning my house down. The transformers are running way too hot and one of the fan units just broke on me.

    Here's the cabinet I'm in need of fans for. I'd like the new fans to go in the same place as the current ones:
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    And here's the thread with more details on the cabinet if you're interested:
    https://www.slippertalk.com/threads/new-orchid-cabinet.48281/

    Thanks!

    --Stephen
     
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    Thanks! I'll give those a shot.
     
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    I'm a big fan of Nocuta fans.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KFCRF1A/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    It isn't the cheapest, but it is water proof, quiet (at lower rpm), and lasts for a long time inside of my grow tents. Some of them can be submerged under water, so I don't have to worry about splashing water. They have smaller fans, but bigger fans ran at a lower voltage than 12V is quieter. Since they don't break, I'm not quite up to date with their models now, and they might have something better.
     
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    Thanks! I'll take a look at this brand too.
     
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    I would guess the waterproof one is a better idea, but I don't want to mess with a transformer...
     
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    My fans aren't really in danger of getting water on them. For my seedling aquarium, I wired up a computer case fan to a small transformer. It's worked great so far.
     
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    To avoid the hassle of a transformer, there are also great USB fans now. You can easily find cheap usb plugs and chargers. These ones can be daisy chained up to 6 together. I have been using those for a few months in my orchid room and greenhouse (humidity up to 99%) and they get occasional spray from watering (but wouldn't try to really shower them entirely!)
     
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    Those look great, but you actually still have a transformer (the AC/USB adapter).
     
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    duct the fan and you avoid all those issues.
     

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