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Oscillating fans & controllers for extractor fans

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8 hours ago, G-Man420 said:

@FunkyPlant just dont run your oscillating fan on a controller thats the main reason they catch on fire and another reason they fail early

That's what I needed to know, thank you man! 

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3 hours ago, Joint hogger said:

Had a look at the AC fan combo & the one thing that stuck out is that the AC fans only shift half of the amount of air that a similar sized RVK or Ruck fan moves,

thats why the AC is quieter, as for the built in controller, thats just a triac with a couple of capacitors added to alter the triacs square sine wave to a more rounded

sine wave to stop any fan motor harmonics.  :nerd:

 

In my opinion I'd suggest you keep the RVK fan & keep saving for the SMS hybrid controller.

That's the plan mate. I have the Rvk now, so I'll definitely keep it.

From what I hear the Smscom hybrid Pro is worth getting. The price just seems so high though. I get that it's it's a clever bit of kit, but still, is it really worth that much!?

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its worth it if you want something off the shelf without having to do any simple wiring but if you want to get something a bit more basic & cheaper then get a 1.5A STR 5 step voltage controller,

you set it manually depending on temps & noise, last time I looked they were about £70 bt for that price yo need to wire in two 3core cables (Doddle).

 

do you know if you got the lower powered fan version or the higher powered fan version  ?

 

the reason Im asking is that (unless you know already),  you have to match your specific fan to the correct filter. ie you might have a high spec fan & a low spec filter.

 

 

 

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@QFMAC hi. The smscom hybrid is expensive. But in my humble opinion worth it if you can stretch. I just got mine a week ago and I think it is worth it. Wish I had got one a while ago. Great but of kit that hopefully will last a good few years.... 

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12 hours ago, Joint hogger said:

its worth it if you want something off the shelf without having to do any simple wiring but if you want to get something a bit more basic & cheaper then get a 1.5A STR 5 step voltage controller,

you set it manually depending on temps & noise, last time I looked they were about £70 bt for that price yo need to wire in two 3core cables (Doddle).

 

do you know if you got the lower powered fan version or the higher powered fan version  ?

 

the reason Im asking is that (unless you know already),  you have to match your specific fan to the correct filter. ie you might have a high spec fan & a low spec filter.

 

 

 

I checked on the Rhino website chart, to check my fan and filter combo. 

I have the lower spec 5" fan with the Rhino 5" Pro filter. The chart chart states that fine.

Thanks for talking the time to ask though. :yep:

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stopped using those oscillating fans after getting the diffusair attached a ruck fan

 

didnt actually buy the difuseair just the cheap version from ebay

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I have 2 clip on fans, not had a problem with them so far I have 1 that comes on when the lights do and the other is plugged straight into the wall running 24/7 

 

if they last for only one grow il buy again for 20quid a fan I guess I can’t moan but I’d expect they will last a few grows?

 

secret jardin monkey fan :D 

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On 12/21/2019 at 10:37 PM, Joint hogger said:

 

the reason Im asking is that (unless you know already),  you have to match your specific fan to the correct filter. ie you might have a high spec fan & a low spec filter.

 

 

 

I just upgraded my rvk 6inch 428m3/h to same size rvk but 720m3/h and kept the old filter... (i get the old rvk+filter as a kit)... should i need a different filter now? 

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