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Dyson Unveils New Bladeless Fans to Replace AC

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 4 years ago

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An anonymous reader writes "Sir James Dyson, of vacuum fame, has just unveiled two new bladeless fans that work upon the same principle as a jet engine, sucking air into a cyclone accelerator that amplifies it 15 to 18 times before blowing it out over an airfoil-shaped ramp. The new units significantly upgrade the diminutive scale of their previously unveiled Air Multiplier, making them "the opening salvo" in the inventor's "war on air conditioning". It's a valiant effort, considering that the average American household already uses 2,822 kWh of energy each year to cool off, spending $276 a year."
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Still has blades inside (1)

jaak (1826046) | more than 4 years ago | (#32656248)

The device is not really bladeless, it uses a mixed flow impeller to draw air into the machine. Dyson gives an explanation how it works here with a cross section model http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8he8afjQyd8 [youtube.com] .

Re:Still has blades inside (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32657408)

ok, so you're telling me that this 'fanless' is easy to clean, right? I can see the ring being easy to clean, but what about the actual fan that is enclosed in the housing of the base, and the inside of the base? How do you clean that??

I also don't quite see how this going to replace A/C. If it's blowing hot humid air, I'm still going to be hot and sweaty.

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