This little desktop fan is simple but super handy. It’s a ~12VDC fan in a nice enclosure, you can sit it on your desk and power it off of any 9V or 12VDC power supply (even a USB booster cable if you want). We’ve used this fan pointing out to cool off hot projects or PCBs after reworking, or turn it around to make it an exhaust fan during soldering.
It has a magnet in its base, making it easy to be fixed upon an iron or metal surface (maybe a good match for the Mag Hand workstation?). It’s nice and quiet while operating and will fit in quite nicely with any workstation. There’s an on/off switch when you’re done working. It’s hard not to be a fan of this fan!
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