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Instructions for "F95B" portable rechargeable fan
This fan can be sold in different configurations, and doesn't usually come with an instruction book. We found the following by experimenting with two different items from two separate sellers, both marked "F95B". One, bought in Hong Kong in 2014, was labelled in Chinese and with a feather logo in the centre and on the battery (an 18mm×65mm "18650"-size Li
-ion, rated at 2200mAh
); the other, bought online in 2017, was labelled in English, with a snowflake logo in the centre and no logo on the battery. The fans otherwise looked identical, but the particulars of their operation were different. I don't know if one manufacturer sells it in different configurations or if others have copied the product.
- Short-pressing the right-hand (green) button:
- From the 'off' state, starts the fan at speed 1
- On the Chinese model we tried, speed 1 is the fastest speed. On the English model, speed 1 is the slowest speed.
- From speed 1, switches to speed 2 (a medium speed)
- From speed 2, switches to speed 3 (the slowest speed on the Chinese model, or the fastest speed on the English model)
- Faster speeds are useful when it's hotter, but slower speeds run quieter and make the battery last longer. The hum frequency of the medium and slow speeds is about 85% and 70%, but I'm not sure how this translates to air speed or battery life.
- From speed 3,
- on the Chinese model, switches the fan off and switches on the torch (the torch can then be switched off by pressing either button);
- on the English model, just switches off the fan.
- Long-pressing the right-hand (green) button:
- on the English model, switches the torch on or off. This model allows both fan and torch to be running at the same time and switched independently. Long-press to switch on the torch, then short-press to select a fan speed.
- Short-pressing the left-hand (red) button:
- on the Chinese model, switches everything off,
- on the English model, queries the battery level: either 1, 2 or 3 LEDs will briefly light up to indicate how much charge is left in the battery (3 LEDs being highest).
- Long-pressing the left-hand (red) button:
- on the English model, switches everything off.
- Charge light:
- Lights up red when it's charging; changes colour when charged:
- on the Chinese model we tried, it changes to green;
- on the English model we tried, it changes to blue.
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