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Evening all,

I have built a 2 DOF VR Roller Coaster simulator.

I am now adding additional realism, specifically wind.

This is the specification of the inline air pump that I am going to use,

Inline Blower | 270 CFM 4″ In-Line Bilge Blower Fan - http://www.seaflo.com/en-us/product/detail/663.html

Model
SFIB1-270-02
Voltage
12V DC
Air Flow (cfm/cmh)
270/456
Max Draw (A)
6.0A
Fuse (A)
10.0A

I need to source a 240v (i.e plug in uk socket) device that will power this, I do not need a battery that stores, but one that runs off mains and isn't to bulky.

I have no real idea where to start, I am also concerned with how to wire it up as I will need a quick release system as the unit is transported all the time from event to event.

I may add further blowers moving forward so something that can handle more than 1 would be great! Or multiple outputs for different things moving forward.

Thanks for any help!
 

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Interesting project how are you going to control the fan speed to replicate the roller coaster variable speed for wind also may I ask if this is a dead end project as you do not need the environmental factors for your brain to feel the immersion.
 
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Interesting project how are you going to control the fan speed to replicate the roller coaster variable speed for wind also may I ask if this is a dead end project as you do not need the environmental factors for your brain to feel the immersion.
I am going to use a MonsterMoto and ArduinoUno, the output from the simulation software I use and a little bit of code. This side is documented at another forum I use.

Its the first time I have DIY powered, anything, so thought I call in the big guns to assist me!
 
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Now this post is off the beaton tracks .:D
LOL it is indeed! This is the magic of the www!
 

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