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Power cord is too short, but love the fan other than that
on August 22, 2013
This is an awesome fan, with one exception: the wall-plug-in cord is way too short (5 ft). I don't always want to run it on the D batteries (they're expensive and bad for the environment), but to put the fan in the doorway or window, you have to have a plug close by or use an extension cord. There is not a longer AC adapter available at this time.
I brought it to the beach condo since the room runs hot. It worked great to place it in the doorway and bring in cool air. It has 2 speed settings (high and low) and runs pretty quite even on high. It's small and durable enough that I can throw it in the car for travel or even camping. The footing folds up and also makes the vertical angle of the fan adjustable. It is completely plastic and no metal parts.
You can run it with the D batteries (8 of them) which makes the unit bottom heavy and nice and sturdy. You can run it without the batteries and just use the plug in and it's pretty light weight. You will gets days of fan use on one set of batteries...so a great way to go in power outages, camping, etc.
There is also a car adapter available, but it's not included in the box and not currently available on Amazon or on O2Cool's web site, but you can order directly from the company by calling 800-200-2665. The car adapter is only $9.99 and free shipping. It has a 6 foot cord. (Note: you can also purchase a replacement wall adapter (AC) for $14.99, again with free shipping.
It has built in handle that you don't really notice, but handy for picking it up and adjusting. There are no "instructions" included, but not really necessary since you can pretty much figure out how to open the battery compartment, adjust the angle, and use the high/low/off switch.
Cleaning. You can wipe down the outside, but there's no easy way to clean the fan blades. There are some screws on the back, but I haven't attempted to take it apart to clean as of yet.
FYI: Product is Made in China, but their customer service and warehouse is located in Illinois. I called customer service to inquire about the car adapter and the young lady who answered was very friendly, helpful, and knowledgable.