canopy fans

TWallace

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It will be much cheaper to buy computer case fans, cut the wires and wire them up to a 12v DC adapter. You can get the 12v DC adapter at a local Radio Shack, or probably cheaper online. Each computer fan you get will have a milliamp rating, as should the DC adapter. Just make sure your adapter puts out enough milliamps for the fans. You can wire up more than one fan to a single DC adapter, provided it has enough juice. I think DC adapters will commonly have between 800-1200 milliamps, while the fans will probably draw between 100-200 milliamps.
 

TWallace

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As a side note, you can get one of those DC adapters with variable voltage, like 3-12v. Reducing the voltage on the adapter will reduce fan speed. Pretty handy if you decide your fans are too noisy, you can turn them down.
 

turtleman9100

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i use ice cap fans with remote sensors. Not sure I would spend 40.00 on one as I traded for it but, it slows and speeds up depending on the temps in my canopy. Of course with 1000 watts of lights, it runs fast all the time.
 
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