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The fume Fan is a powerful soldering fume extractor with carbon activated filter, LEDs, helping hands tool and a magnifier
The fume Fan is a powerful soldering fume extractor with carbon activated filter, LEDs, helping hands tool and a magnifier
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The fumeFan - Soldering Fume Extractor

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The fumeFan is a fume extractor that absorbs soldering fumes in the air by passing them through a carbon activated filter.   

Simply put the fumeFan in front of the PCB that you are working with and adjust the airflow to your preference.

It has features such as:

  • Absorbs fumes from the soldering process, removing bad smell and retaining the solid particles in the filter
  • LED light - helps you see better
  • Variable fan speed from 0% to 100% - it's not noisy or annoying when you don't need full suction power
  • 12V DC or USB powered (depends on the model) - makes it safe and easy to carry around; use it everywhere
  • Helping hands - holds your PCB with up to 4 flexible croc clips arms; quick and easy PCB height/angle adjustment as well as seamless rotation
  • Magnifier on a flexible arm for the tiny components and labels on the PCBs
  • Magnet on a flexible arm to hold your tools or components handy
Here we show you how to use the fumeFan. In the video you see the three basic models: Max, Medi and Lite.

You solder quite often. No more discomfort!

Do you sometimes get annoyed by the fumes getting in your face or straight in the nose? Feel dizzy or a slight headache? Then you are a true engineer. With the fumeFan your soldering will become a real pleasure. No more bad smell and no more irritated eyes - this is in the past! All the fumes go through the carbon activated filter and never in your face.

fumeFan Medi in action absorbing soldering fumes
fumeFan Medi in action absorbing soldering fumes

Always short on light?

You don't need to worry because you have light right on the spot! Powerful, warm, yellow, wide angle LEDs will improve your visibility and make soldering in a low-light place a blaze.

fumeFan Models

The fumeFan comes into four different models all available as kits.

Lite - USB powered, ON/OFF switch, 50mm filter size

fumeFan Lite
fumeFan Lite

 Medi - 12V DC, Variable Speed, LEDs, 80mm filter size

fumeFan Medi
fumeFan Medi

 Max - 12V DC, Variable Speed, LEDs, 120mm filter size

fumeFan Max
fumeFan Max

Max PRO - 12V DC, Variable Speed, LEDs, 120mm filter size, flexible helping hands with four clips, magnifier and a magnetic tool holder

fumeFan Max PRO
fumeFan Max PRO

KIT Contents

All you need to assemble the kits is a soldering iron and a small Phillips screw driver. Easy step by step instructions will quickly guide you. Assembly time will take you about 20 minutes. The assembly process is fun and instructive for the hobbyists and makers of any age.


- Lite

 - Medi, Max, Max PRO*

* Max PRO also includes the flexible helping hands tool with four croc clips, magnifier and a magnet

Imagine how you can use your fumeFan

  • With the fumeFan Lite you receive a standard tripod mount adapter
  • The adaptor improves the fume suction over a larger distance away from the PCB
  • You can use your tripod to position the fume extractor above the PCB for best results
fumeFan Lite on a tripod (Tripod adapter in the kit, tripod not included)
fumeFan Lite on a tripod (Tripod adapter in the kit, tripod not included)

So you wonder how powerful the fumeFan is?

The fumeFan models differ mainly by the size and the air flow power - the bigger the better. 

  • The fumeFan Lite model runs at 5 V DC so you can even power it up from your laptop or a standard gadget charger with a USB. It's perfect for that job.
  • The other models run at 12VDC and have variable speed control as well as LED light. These models come with the banana plugs cable so you can connect it to most of the power supplies out there. If you don't already have one at your bench, then use an AC-DC adapter for the job.

 Here are the tech specs:

fumeFan models technical specifications
fumeFan models technical specifications

From us to you!

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Why we need your support

This is how we started
This is how we started

We have worked hard to get to where we are now. We are in contact with leading manufacturers and materials suppliers, but in order to bring the cost down, we need to order in bulk. This is where you can help us achieve our mission and make everyone happy!

fumeFan can only help you, if you help fumeFan
fumeFan can only help you, if you help fumeFan

Production Timeline 

  • August 2013: Idea inception- first cardboard models were made, PCB with speed control and light source
  • September / October: Alpha testing – Redesign of PCB to reduce costs, improve efficiency and add features  
  • November / December: Built and tested the production prototype, finalized the plan and process for a full-scale manufacturing
  • April / May: KICKSTARTER campaign
  • May / June:Engage supply chain partners, acquire tooling for production, raw materials and components. Order packaging material.
  • June / July: Finalise compliance testing and certification  
  • July: Full production starts  
  • August: Shipping rewards to backers starts!  
  • September: fumeFan is available for purchase on-line

Risks and challenges

We want to move forward without any nasty surprises just as much as you do. Whilst there are always risks involved with delivering something new to market, we’ll be doing everything we can to minimise these uncertainties.

We've tested working samples, invested in prototype tooling, sourced great manufacturing partners, arranged thorough quality control processes and engaged our logistics providers – all to help this project go as smoothly as possible.

We’re sure there’ll be surprises along the way but we’re ready for the challenge. In the event that any challenges alter the progress of the project, we will let our backers know.

Thanks for helping us towards our goal.

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    Early birds fumeFan Lite Kit Kickstarter Limited Edition in green colour 60% transparent acrylic. You will also get a wihite USB power supply cable and assembly guide.

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    fumeFan Lite Kit in your colour of choice (Red, Blue, Orange or White). You will also get a white USB power supply cable and assembly guide.

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    Early birds fumeFan Medi Kit Kickstarter Limited Edition in green colour 60% transparent acrylic. You will also get a banana plugs power supply cable and assembly guide.

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    fumeFan Medi Kit in your colour of choice (Red, Blue, Orange or White). You will also get a banana plugs power supply cable and assembly guide.

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    Early birds fumeFan Max Kit Kickstarter Limited Edition in green colour 60% transparent acrylic. You will also get a banana plugs power supply cable and assembly guide.

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    fumeFan Max Kit in your colour of choice (Red, Blue, Orange or White). You will also get a banana plugs power supply cable and assembly guide.

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    Early birds fumeFan Max PRO Kit Kickstarter Limited Edition in green colour 60% transparent acrylic. You will also get a banana plugs power supply cable and the amazing free hands helper with 4 PCB holding clips, magnifier arm and the magnet arm plus assembly guide.

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    fumeFan Max PRO Kit in your colour of choice (Red, Blue, Orange or White). You will also get a banana plugs power supply cable and the amazing free hands helper with 4 PCB holding clips, magnifier arm and the magnet arm plus assembly guide.

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    Enthusiast Bundle - A special bundle at a special price and you get one from the Lite, Medi and Max PRO models with all accessories.

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    Lab Pack - Fancy to fully equip a school lab or get some extra fumeFans at a very special price for your own working desk? With this reward you get six fumeFan Max PRO models including all accessories with a 35% discount in your colours of choice from Red, Blue, Orange or White.

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