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Any car mounts with active cooling?

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By frigidazzi, Senior Member on 22nd June 2014, 08:05 PM
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Has anyone seen a car mount with a built in fan or something? I have been using waze a lot more lately and with that and the streaming it's causing the phone to overheat and discharge after a while of being very hot (plugged in of course). I'm not a big fan of the vent mounts for the location in my car. Anything else?
 
 
23rd June 2014, 04:15 AM |#2  
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I would be interested in something like this as well. I've actually been using the official wireless charger as a mount/charger in the car. I'm sure this won't be a huge issue when it gets colder but during the summer it gets fairly hot if charging+streaming music. I don't think it's a good idea to use a GPS app around this time. I've been trying to direct the A.C on the phone if I'm using it but that's about it.
23rd June 2014, 06:38 PM |#3  
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sounds way more complicated than vent mount with AC on
sorry that won't work for you
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24th June 2014, 10:00 AM |#4  
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I don't think a manufactured solution exists, but I have an idea for you.

Buy this: htt p:/ /www .amazon. co m/Dual-Micro-Splitter-Charge-Cable/dp/B004IMEN7C

and then follow this instructable: h ttp: //w ww. instructa bles.com/id/USB-Fan-Out-Of-Old-Computer-Fan/

Do what the instructable says on 1 of the 2 micro-usb leads and use the other to charge. It probably wouldn't be hard to fit it on a mount.

Sorry for the spaces, I can't post links yet.
24th June 2014, 10:36 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by pyryoer

I don't think a manufactured solution exists, but I have an idea for you.

Buy this: http://www.amazon.com/Dual-Micro-Spl.../dp/B004IMEN7C

and then follow this instructable: http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-...-Computer-Fan/

Do what the instructable says on 1 of the 2 micro-usb leads and use the other to charge. It probably wouldn't be hard to fit it on a mount.

Sorry for the spaces, I can't post links yet.

I can

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24th June 2014, 10:46 AM |#6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pyryoer

I don't think a manufactured solution exists, but I have an idea for you.

Buy this: htt p:/ /www .amazon. co m/Dual-Micro-Splitter-Charge-Cable/dp/B004IMEN7C

and then follow this instructable: h ttp: //w ww. instructa bles.com/id/USB-Fan-Out-Of-Old-Computer-Fan/

Do what the instructable says on 1 of the 2 micro-usb leads and use the other to charge. It probably wouldn't be hard to fit it on a mount.

Sorry for the spaces, I can't post links yet.

this is actually what I've been working on, but the fan takes up so much room. But I like the idea. keep 'em coming [emoji2]
25th June 2014, 04:19 AM |#7  
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I looked up some USB fans on ebay/amazon and found one that is 9.2 cm. so around 3.6 inches. I feel like it still might be a bit too big, and not sure how well it works but I ordered it. I can do a brief review on my setup and if it works well.
25th June 2014, 02:29 PM |#8  
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Well, the Kenu Airframe is the best car mount I've ever used and since it sits in your air vent, you have really good passive cooling. Just throwing that out there.
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