UK Remote Controller Fan


#1

I’m looking to upgrade my paincave, and top of the list is a new fan.

I know the Lasko ones are recommended in the US, but they don’t appear to be sold in the UK.

Ideally I’m after something with a remote to control the speed.

Alternatively I’m looking at this with a remote switch for the socket: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Oypla-Electrical-Chrome-Standing-Hydroponic/dp/B0182K76UQ/

Does anyone have any recommendations in the UK?


#2

Im in the UK, and got my remote from screwfix plus 2 big fans



#3

I’ve got the same fan, it’s a beast. Not sure I need a second one, maybe I am not working hard enough yet!! :grimacing:
Thanks for the link for the remotes, I rearranged my garage and hence require the remote control now too.


#4

I got the second fan so me and my wife could ride at same time however, 2 fans on the lower setting (one aiming a bit lower one at my head) seems far better than the 1 on full bore.


#5

Yes I got to agree with you there. First setting is ok, 2 is a bit much in winter! Haven’t been brave enough to use setting 3 yet!


#6

I have one of those fans. It lives on mode 3 as I always cook when doing the work part of the interval. I need a remote switch - I ended up putting a jacket on for the rest periods between intervals on Saturday!


#7

I have the above which is in reach while on the trainer.

Furthest left plugs (top & bottom) are the TV and Kickr.

Then I have a 20" HV floor fan with a Honeywell HT900E on either side, so I just flick them on/off as needed. Very rarely will I change the setting (1,2,3) on any of the fans.

I tend to find they they are never enough (even all three) and often I need arm warmers and gloves


#8

Glad I’m not the only one who trains in a bib rolled down, winter overshoes and thermal gloves!


#9

These remote control plugs are pretty cheap on Amazon. I warm up without the fan on when the room is cold then can switch the fan on full for the first interval without pausing and getting off the bike


#10

You can also get ones which use your phone as the remote. Saves having an extra thing.


#11

It’s quite remarkable how well the body can heat an uninsulated garage in the depth of winter with a hard 90 minute session.

Stepping outside is incredibly refreshing, stepping back in more like walking in to a sauna.

I have found a mesh summer base layer to stop the chill caught on the chest & stomach from the fan without hindering cooling.


#12

https://ebay.us/wedmQz

I have this one to control all the things!


#13

This is a fantastic idea! I boil (even in winter) so need the fan year round, but always end up extremely cold straight after. Summer mesh layer may stop this/help with this chill!


#14

DhB Mesh Base Layer also available in sleeveless & long sleeve.

It’s just enough to wick it away from the skin and stop that chill from a standing layer of moisture. You could drown in my belly button if you were unfortunate enough to fall in to it face first :rofl:

The DhB UV Arm & Knee screens are great too, I very rarely wear warmers, they’re thin enough not to retain much heat at all but shield from windchill.


#15

I just use a wifi enabled socket and use my phone to turn on the fan. Downside is I don’t get speed control but it’s always on high anyway


#16

You can get the below Lasko fan off amazon in the uk but it is a bit pricey. As mentioned above I would probably go with a remote that plugs into the socket and do it that way. The downside with that solution is that u won’t be able to adjust the fan speed on the fly.


#17

Unless you are allergic to basic wiring get a Sonoff Basic from China. The customer support is terrible, but the price is tiny (much less than a smart plug). They connect to IFTTT so you can use Stringify/Apilio etc. to set a timer. Roughly £4.

eg. I have 2 Fans. 1 turns on after 7 minutes and the second 10. As soon as a workout is sync’d with Strava their connection to IFTTT triggers turning them off, so I don’t even need to turn off. I did have it voice activated using a google home mini, but once the fans are going the noise blocks it. I yell at it to say I’ve started a session and leave it now.

And you can also pay about £8.50 and get one with a humidity sensor. You can then have a dehumidifier automatically turn on when it goes up.


#18

That’s also designed for a 120v plug so presume you would need some kind of adapter. Has anyone tried the wahoo fan? Is it similar to the lasko? Also seems very pricey however.


#19

Another vote for -

Cheap and effective.


#20

I’ve got those. They work fine.

What I was really after was a fan that you can control the speed remotely.

Not sure if such a thing exists in the UK?