Take a Chill Pill this Summer with the EGO 18-Inch Battery-Powered Misting Fan
Cordless fans provide a convenient way to beat the summer heat using the batteries you already have. However, many of them fall short when it comes to airflow. The EGO 18-inch battery-operated misting fan aims to revolutionize cordless fans and we had the opportunity to test it out.
Pros and Cons
- Extended battery life
- Efficient atomization with 2 selectable modes
- Portable and easy to transport
- 225° rotation for optimal airflow direction
- Powerful airflow and impressive range
- Silent operation for undisturbed cooling
- No hybrid option available
EGO conducted internal tests to determine the fan’s airflow capabilities. They found that it can move up to 5000 CFM of air at speeds exceeding 20 MPH. In fact, EGO claims that this fan provides twice the airflow of standard 20-inch box fans. With six speed settings, you can easily adjust the airflow according to your preference, ranging from 1500 CFM on the lowest setting to a maximum of 5000 CFM on Turbo mode.
To evaluate the fan’s effectiveness, we used an anemometer to measure airspeed at different distances. Here are the results:
- 5 feet:
- Low: 3.1 MPH
- Medium: 5.3 MPH
- High: 8.0 MPH
- Turbo: 10.0 MPH
To determine the fan’s effective range, we started measuring the airspeed from a greater distance and stopped when it dropped to 2.5 MPH, which still provided a reasonable cooling effect. We found that the effective range of this fan is approximately 25 feet.
The EGO 18″ Battery Operated Misting Fan incorporates four nozzles to deliver a refreshing mist akin to what you would experience at a theme park. Whether you’re at a sporting event, tailgate party, beach day, patio gathering, or even at work, this misting fan has got you covered. Setting up the misting function is simple—just place the weighted intake filter in the barrel and choose from two misting patterns. EGO claims that it can effectively cool areas up to 540 square feet.
The fan offers two operating modes. Intermittent mode turns the pump on and off at specific intervals to optimize water and battery efficiency. Continuous mode keeps the misting action going non-stop. In terms of water usage, expect 3 gallons per hour in continuous mode and 1.2 gallons per hour in intermittent mode.
One of the standout features of the EGO 18″ Battery Operated Misting Fan is its 56V battery platform. This battery is not only more powerful than what you’ll find in most cordless fans, but it also offers high-capacity options. To determine the fan’s runtime, we used the 5.0Ah battery and tested it on both high speed and turbo mode (fan only, no mist).
- High Speed: 4 hours 16 minutes 20 seconds
- Turbo: 2 hours 51 minutes 22 seconds
EGO states that with the 5.0Ah battery, you can expect up to 60 hours of continuous runtime. Unfortunately, this fan does not have a dual-power hybrid option like some other job site fans, so it’s advisable to keep a spare battery on hand for longer working hours. However, if you already have a 10Ah or 12Ah battery from an EGO riding lawn mower, you can rely solely on the battery power without the need for AC capability.
EGO proudly highlights the quiet operation of their fans, and our testing confirmed this claim. At low speeds, it’s difficult to tell if the fan is even running, even when you’re listening closely. We were able to hear the refrigerator in the office over the fan noise. Even at higher speeds, the noise level is still relatively low, reaching only 68 decibels on highway speeds and 72 decibels on Turbo mode.
- The fan features a telescoping handle, a convenient top carry handle, and rubber molded wheels for easy transport.
- With a 5.0Ah battery, the fan weighs over 28 lbs.
You can find the EGO 18″ Battery Operated Misting Fan online or at your favorite EGO retailer. It is available at Lowe’s for $249.99 and comes with EGO’s 5-year warranty. As of now, there are no kit options available.
The EGO 18″ Battery Operated Misting Fan’s impressive runtime, powerful airflow with a wide effective range, and additional misting capabilities set it apart from other options on the market. It’s evident that the product team went beyond creating a basic fan, making it the envy of your neighbors. As EGO continues to develop lifestyle products as well-designed as their lawn care equipment, they are solidifying their status as a go-to battery platform for homeowners.
EGO 18″ Battery Operated Misting Fan Specifications
- Model: Yigao FN1800
- Power supply: EGO 56V battery
- Blade Diameter: 18″
- Fan Speed Settings: 5 Standard and Turbo
- Noise Level: 67dB (High), 72dB (Turbo)
- Maximum air volume: 5000 CFM
- Maximum airspeed: 23.5
- Atomized water volume: 1.2 GPH (intermittent), 3.0 GPH (continuous)
- Maximum run time: 60 hours. (Low with 5.0Ah battery)
- Adjustable 225°
- Warranty: 5 years
- Price: $249.99 (bare metal)