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Old 06-06-2015, 03:48 PM   #1
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I saw a USB powered fan and light at the Dollar Store ($3 & $2) and figured I try them in the van. USB power can be supplied via battery or grid power so it's versatile for use in a van.

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The fan might come in handy to move a bit of air around in the back section of the van.

The USB light is a quick and easy fix to solve the problem of inadequate reading light for the swiveled passenger seat. The solar controller is located near there and it has two USB outlets.

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I don't know if there is a parasitic draw associated with those two USB ports
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Alas you need usb connectors to use them.

Fantastic fan also makes a 12v portable fan unit. It's extremely quiet - more so than the roof mounted units - it uses a standard cigarette plug.
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Adaptors to covert cigarette plugs to USB are ubiquitous and cheap. Check eBay. Plus, you usually get USB connecters per cig outlet. Don't get the very cheapest ones, though--they are junk and decent ones don't cost much more.
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