How does an Oscillating Fan work? -

How does an Oscillating Fan work?

Jared Owen
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That table top fan you have next to you is more interesting than you think! I took mine apart so I could show you how it works. The “four speed mechanism” releases any other button that was previously pressed down. Once a button is pressed a signal (voltage) is sent to the motor at the top of the fan. The oscillation motion is produced through the 4 bar mechanism. The last part of the video covers the gears that turn the 4 bar mechanism. The pin is part of the gears – when it is lifted the gears don’t connect and the fan will no longer oscillate back and forth.

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0:20 – Fan Intro
1:20 – Button Mechanism
2:26 – Signal to the top
3:03 – Four Bar Mechanism
4:03 – Fan Oscillation
4:35 – Gear Box
5:57 – Ball Bearings Again
6:32 – Speed of the Fan

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  1. i can't believe your videos still have under 10M views. i watched these long ago and i knew these are the best videos and as i came to watch again i was like yo this has to have above 20M
    when i saw 5.2m i double check my eyes thinking may be it's 52M

  2. Great video! The explanation of how an electric fan works was clear and engaging. I learned a lot about the mechanisms inside the fan. Thank you for such informative content!

  3. If fan speed is increases the rotation also increases

  4. Do you have PayPal?
    U are magnificent ❤️

  5. You just explain how the gear box of the fan works you not actually explained how the fan works like how the fan spin when you press the button, I still heard the engine on but the fan didn't spin

  6. Request: How does a Dyson bladless fan work?

  7. This helped me fix 3 of my fans, im a cillector of fans

  8. It is 5am
    I have not slept in 28h
    And i cannot wait to learn how oscillating fans work

  9. aun hizo falta mas asuntos por explicar

  10. Теперь я не могу уснуть? Кто озвучивал это видео на русском языке нейросеть или человек? Не может человек сделать столько ошибок в произношении простых слов, но и я не верю что этот голос может быть не настоящим, он даже картавит не много!

  11. My curiosity how oscillations fan work fulfilled✅

  12. КакойЕблан это озвучивал?

  13. First vid I watch this channel it's amazing, as an electrical engineer I would've loved some insight on the motor control wire that causes the speed change.

  14. Video nya bagus mudah dipahami cuma bahasa Indonesia sudah cukup bagus 😅

  15. I was asking myself this question and then the video boomed in my face 😂

  16. Thank god for YouTube tutorials (I just broke a part of my fan and couldn’t take the fan net off)

  17. Awesome video! I do have one question though. If the worm gear is directly connected to the fan why doesn’t the oscillation speed change with the fan speed?

    ПЕРЕВОД НА РУССКИЙ ЛЮТЫЙ ПРЯМ, нейронка хорошо сделала, но ударение неправильное

  19. 1.24 dakika gereksiz yere uzatmışsın. Direk konuya gir

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  21. КолесИИИко, шестЁЁЁЁрни., 3 проводААА… кто озвучивал, ты откуда вообще? Из какой деревни?

  22. Thanks but I'm obsessed in mechanisms and I knew this since I was 8 years old 😂😅

  23. 这个视频没有讲到,什么样的机械机构限制两个以上的档位按钮同时按下这种情况

  24. 2:31 这个位置讲的可能存在问题,理论上普通的AC电机的转速是通过电机内部不懂长度的三组线圈来实现的,三个按钮的变速实际上就是调整交流电从不同的线圈抽头输入

  25. В переводе на Русский язык есть ошибки в ударениях

  26. You can't press the fan buttons at once. But you can press all the buttons in the video at the same time. I think there's a mistake there.

  27. Terimakasih atas penjelasannya tentang cara kerja kipas angin

  28. Русский перевод не самый качественный, впрочем, всё понятно

  29. меня зовут Джаред, и я даже слово "Шестерни" не могу правильно прочитать…

  30. КолесИко, ахахахах, три проводА!!! Ухахахааааа! ЭлектродвигАтель!!! Прекрати, хватит!

  31. How simple things can be made with a smartness! Lovely video.

  32. на слове шестёрни выключил отписался поставил диз лайк и ударил крота

  33. Die Lüftertaste sendet keine Signale, ändert aber den Anschluss der Motorspule.

  34. Is it okay for oscillator button to spin?

  35. This video is fascinating for so many reasons. Thank you for this 🙏🏻

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    This video was fun to make! Hopefully now you're officially a "fan" of fans.
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