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on video How does an Oscillating Fan work?

 


On a hot day, a bit of moving air can greatly improve the atmosphere of any environment. If an air conditioner is out, a fan is a welcome appliance.
More air can be distributed to a larger crowd if the fan happens to be an oscillating fan--meaning that it turns from side to side, changing the direction of its air current. The fan can switch easily between a standard mode and oscillation with the push of a knob.
From the ground up, the fan consists of a base, controls, motor, propeller and, in this case, gears. The fan head, which includes the motor gears and propeller, must be on a joint to allow the whole head to pivot. A dual pivot device is required, one pivot for the head and the other for the lever to turn the whole assembly.

The head contains all of the workings in the fan. The motor's rotating rod sticks out both ends, with the propeller directly attached to one end of the rod. On the other end of the rod is a gearbox which controls the oscillation. The end of the motor rod that enters the gearbox is threaded, which then makes contact with a gear. This gearbox allows the fan to oscillate without using a separate motor, making for an efficient design.

The core of this gear is enlarged, and allows for an insert to slide up and down in it. The insert has a hole through it that houses a spring with ball bearings on either side. When the ball bearings are pushed outward, they behave like a gear when pressed against the core of the larger gear. This is used to prevent the fan from rotating against resistance, which may damage the fan or injure someone.


 


On a hot day, a bit of moving air can greatly improve the atmosphere of any environment. If an air conditioner is out, a fan is a welcome appliance.
More air can be distributed to a larger crowd if the fan happens to be an oscillating fan--meaning that it turns from side to side, changing the direction of its air current. The fan can switch easily between a standard mode and oscillation with the push of a knob.
From the ground up, the fan consists of a base, controls, motor, propeller and, in this case, gears. The fan head, which includes the motor gears and propeller, must be on a joint to allow the whole head to pivot. A dual pivot device is required, one pivot for the head and the other for the lever to turn the whole assembly.

The head contains all of the workings in the fan. The motor's rotating rod sticks out both ends, with the propeller directly attached to one end of the rod. On the other end of the rod is a gearbox which controls the oscillation. The end of the motor rod that enters the gearbox is threaded, which then makes contact with a gear. This gearbox allows the fan to oscillate without using a separate motor, making for an efficient design.

The core of this gear is enlarged, and allows for an insert to slide up and down in it. The insert has a hole through it that houses a spring with ball bearings on either side. When the ball bearings are pushed outward, they behave like a gear when pressed against the core of the larger gear. This is used to prevent the fan from rotating against resistance, which may damage the fan or injure someone.


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