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Metro Vacuum Cage/Crate Cooling Fan, CCF-1


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  • Vacuum cage/crate cooling fan keeps pets cool in hot, muggy weather
  • Provides up to 100 hours of running time
  • Ultra quiet design will not frighten pets
  • 2 speeds for maximum efficiency; powerful air circulation
  • Metro's 1-year warranty
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 6.7 x 7.5 inches ; 10.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 14.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00008435E
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  • Item model number: CCF-1
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #425,956 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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Product Description

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The Metro vacuum cage/crate cooling fan keeps pets cool in hot, muggy weather. This deluxe, portable, high performance fan protects pets from uncomfortable, dangerous hot weather, keeping them cool and relaxed. Operating on two "D" batteries, it provides up to 100 hours of running time, with two speeds for maximum efficiency and powerful air circulation. Designed to be ultra quiet, the cooling fan will not frighten pets. It easily clips onto any standard cage, crate or pet carrier. This vacuum cage and crate cooling fan comes with Metro's 1-year warranty.

From the Manufacturer

Pets breath easier with the Metro Air Force Cage/Crate Cooling Fan. This deluxe, portable, high quality, high performance fan protects your pets from uncomfortable, dangerous hot weather and keeps them cool and relaxed…at home or away. It works on 2 "D" batteries to provide up to 100 hours of running time, with two speeds for maximum efficiency and powerful air circulation. Designed to be ultra quiet, it will never frighten your pets. Your pets remain cool, calm and comfortable, even on hot muggy days. The fan easily clips onto any standard cage, crate or pet carrier.

FEATURES:

  • 100 hours of running time on 2 D batteries
  • Two speeds for maximum efficiency
  • Ultra quiet operation
  • Powerful air circulation

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Easily clips onto any standard cage, crate, or pet carrier
  • Keeps pets cool in hot, muggy weather
  • Quiet operation will not frighten pets
  • Portable and runs on 2 D batteries

Customer Reviews

Lasted 1 week.
Lannea
Yeah it's cheap and is in no way an industrial strength fan, but it kept my boys cool during the latest heat wave so they could sleep peacefully.
JW
We use this fan to cool the crate when we move rescue dogs from place to place.
B. Allen

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Lerch TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 2, 2010
I purchased this crate fan locally for $13.50 plus tax. I bought it on June 5, 2010. It stopped working completely (yes, I tried new alkaline batteries, several sets, and even rechargeables, several sets) June 23, 2010. That's right, I spent $13.50 for 18 days of use!

No problem I thought, the fan is covered under a one year warranty, what could be wrong with that? Well you have to pay to ship the item to Metro and that'll be about $4. Then you have to pay for return shipping from Metro... another $4-$5. Best case my $13.50 crate fan then becomes $21.50, worst case it's $22.50... just a little more and it would be more cost effective to just buy another fan!

What Metro has done is created a product that they can get away with claiming they have a 1 year warranty on, then when you realize the price to ship it to them and back, you might as well just buy another one and save yourself the hassle of the visit to the post office!

The best part was the phone call to Metro's office. The person on the other end stated that she didn't even think the fan HAD a warranty! Guess they've never had anyone attempt to make a claim on the warranty and given the price to return it to them, I can see why.

When it worked, it worked well. It kept my dog's crate a bearable temperature with a noticeable decrease in panting (it's hot in the back of the car even with the AC on full blast).

But was it worth $.75 a day? ($13.50 divided by 18 days of use gives me $.75 a day... and I didn't even use it every day anyway) Not at all.

To be fair, I bought 2. I gave one to my parents and their fan still works flawlessly. And yes, I even tried their batteries in my fan with no success. It seems the motor on mine has seized.

I guess I begin my search for a reliable crate fan once again.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By D. Bassett on November 7, 2010
I've purchased about 6 of these, and when they DO work, they work well. But they have had a 50% failure rate after a very short amount of time. They just stop working, despite brand new batteries. They seem cheaply made. One them had to have the battery area taped shut more in order to work at all. It would be a great product if it were more reliable. I'm not sure if the more expensive models are more reliable or not, but if you buy this one, be prepared to deal with warranty issues.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dog Runner on January 18, 2011
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1. For the size and price, its OK.
2. Does not push as much air as I would prefer.
3. Does not mount easily to non-standard kennels. I have a high end kennel (Zinger Winger) and had to use zip ties to keep the fan on.
4. Eats the D batteries when on high. I usually use it on low in combination with a solar canopy.
5. The solar canopy by ProSelect (Solar Crate Canopy in Silver) is much more useful in keeping the kennel and my vehicle cool. I got the large size so I could drape it over my the cab of my truck and easily move it around as the sun moves.
6. I have seen more effective fan rigs with larger fans plugged into an auxiliary power source (cigarette lighter, or an additional battery for the serious working dog team)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By AJ on January 20, 2011
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I have had two Metro Cage/Crate cooling fans. Right now I am staring at the second one and writing this review before I dump it. The plastic connector broke, leaving me unable to attach it to the crate. The wires in the battery compartment broke on my first fan. Unless I can find something better, I will probably buy a third, since they worked reasonably well for a while.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Beth T. on October 8, 2009
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I bought this fan for a friend of mine and chose this particular one because I own two myself. The two I have had for over four years and they are still working like new. I use them on the crates mostly in the car when we travel to help move the air conditioning cooled air to where the dogs need it most. I have recommended these to people who also have a problem with a dog who gets car sick. They are a durable, economic fan and I have been very pleased with mine.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Todd Ogasawara on May 26, 2007
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The Metro Vacuum Cage/Create Cooling Fan seems to work pretty well. The two plastic hooks sit well on a standard small pet cage. However, the batteries do not seem to last anywhere near the 80 hours claimed in the product description. And, this is based on the fan being left on the low setting (there are two fan speed settings). Based on having it just two weeks, it also appears that the batteries shake lose and need to physically readjusted to touch the battery connectors correctly every other day or so. That said, it has been useful and is reasonably priced for what it does and I'm mostly satisfied with the product
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Hunter on February 28, 2012
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I have been using Metro fans for several years and have yet to have one fail (knock on wood). They get banged around and still keep going. We don't have heat issues often here in the Pacific NW but when we do, I pull out these fans, install batteries and away they go.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JW on September 30, 2014
I own two of these, and have owned four total over the last decade (couldn't find the first two after changing residence, so had to buy replacements). Overall, I'm not very impressed with this fan; but honestly, I have yet to find anything better in terms of size, convenience, price, etc. Here are the problems:

Low air flow. Now granted, I don't want a wind tunnel blowing through my dogs' crates, but I would at least like a gentle breeze flowing _all_ the way through. If I hang the fan on one end of the crate and place my hand on the other end (30" lengthwise), I don't feel any air flow, even on the "hi" setting. The effective range is probably 12-18".

My experience has been that this fan goes through batteries like crazy. Thankfully, it only uses two 'D' cells, but those can add up real fast.

Although this fan is designed to (optionally) use a 3V DC power supply, Metro Vacuum (the manufacturer of the fan) doesn't make or offer a power supply for sale, so you're left on your own to find one. As I said, this unit uses batteries quickly, so my #1 priority when buying the replacement fans was to get adapters for them also, and it would have been much simpler if the company had offered its own version, rather than having to refresh my memory about voltage & current ratings, and what's safe/compatible with the specifications. FYI - I ended up buying a couple Hosa Cable ACD477 Universal Power Supplies, and I'm real happy with those. If you go the power supply route like I did, be sure to factor that into your cost estimates before making your purchase(s).

These fans are NOISY! They can be heard over a blaring TV, for example.
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