Due to the epileptic power supply and situation in this part of this country and elsewhere, the popularity, adoption, sales, and patronage of rechargeable fans are snowballing. Nigeria and some other part of the West (and Africa at large) is known to be a hot zone — climate-wise. The need to stay “cool” and refreshed in the harsh weather conditions is one of the many reason why a good number of people have resorted to equipping their households, and workplace, with rechargeable fans – since the power supply dilemma shows no sign of coming to an end anytime soon.
While some individuals already have rechargeable fans running in their homes, a large number are considering buying one. However, due to the “not so satisfied” complaints of some users in the comment and reviews section, we decided to concoct this guide to help those seeking to buy the best recharge fans for their needs make the right buying decision.
Rechargeable Fan Buy Guide
Find below: some factors you should take into consideration before buying a new (or your next) recharge fan.
Lets face it; there are hundreds and thousands and tonnes of rechargeable fan out there you can choose from. While some perform the basic funtion required of them: cooling a room,alsome also have some additional features to further entice you to buying them. However, while the add-ons and extra features are juicy, and will definitely attract you, you should consider their prices.
This is why it is advised you have a budget and search extensively for rechargeable fans that fit perfectly (or slightly) into your budget before jumping to buy one. You can check out some of the best rechargeable fans that your money can get you in this guide we earlier posted.
However, if you do not mind breaking the bank for a rechargeable fan of top quality, proceed below to see some other factors to consider before you make a purchase.
2. Size and Dimension of Room
Another important consideration to take into note before purchasing a rechargeable fan is the size and dimension of the room the fan is to be used. This helps you decide the type of fan to purchase and where it is to be placed in the room – as there are majorly 2 types of rechargeable fans: standing and ceiling rechargeable fans.
Thingz Contemporary suggests that “For optimal air flow, the ceiling fan ideally should be installed in the middle of the room at a safe 8 to 9 feet from the floor, with its blades at least 18 inches from the walls.” Therefore, it is almost always recommended that if the room a fan is to be placed isn’t as high as 9 to 10 feet from the floor, you should purchase a standing fan instead.
3. Accessories or No Accessories
There are certain brands that “accessorize” their rechargeable fans. Some embedded lights to their fans, while some other brands come with micro USB port(s) that makes the fan double as a powerbank to charge your gadgets: mobile phones; tablets; mp3 players etc.
Mind you, some of this included additions may reduce the life span of the fan. So it is advised you purchase a rechargeable fan for the sole purpose of cooling a room when there’s is power outage. You can get a rechargeable lamp or a powerbank for their individual purposes.
4. Battery, Charge Time & Operational Duration
These three factors are also important parameter to look out for in your next search of a long lasting rechargeable fan. If you can’t se this information yourself, you can speak to a customer care representative of the store you are buying from. The importance of doing this cannot be overstressed as you do not want to charge your fan all day only to get just 2 hours of usage only.
In lieu of speaking to a representative, you can meticulously go through the product details page of your choices before purchasing — whole paying more attention on operating duration.
5. Brand Name and Reputation
Manufacturer’s name and reputation is another parameter to buying a rechargeable fan of top quality. In the country, the popular brands in the rechargeable fan industry include QASA, OX, Lontor, Universal, Generic, Sonitec etc. Check out some of their top products here.
Other noteworthy factors include Size of fan; Design; mode of charging (electricity or Solar).