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Nice fan, but can be easily improved.
on August 22, 2016
Overall, nice fan. Operates quietly from the AC plug-in adapter. Haven't tried with D-cell batteries, so can't verify that. However, I did power it with a 12.6V Li-Ion battery and it runs a little faster (as expected) than with the supplied AC adapter. Don't know if it will last long using the hotter 12.6VDC vs. the 9VDC from the AC adapter, but I'll be testing it this weekend on a camping trip.
Now some tips for the manufacturer, or home DIY person to make this item more useful and portable. I'll be using the fan with a small Li-Ion battery pack, lighter and more power than (6) D-cell batteries. I also want to keep the AC plug-in adapter packed with the fan, as I don't want to lose track of it. Being that this is the 6-cell, not the 8-cell version of this fan, I found that the AC plug-in adapter will stow in the battery compartment, even when it has 6 D-cell batteries loaded in it. A couple of small holes were made in the battery case that allow the AC adapter plug to poke through (see photos). Now the adapter can be stored with the fan.
When manufacturer responds to my question about 12 VDC vs. 9VDC, I'll update if any issues.