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This Worx fan keeps running when Eskom doesn’t


How do you cope when heatwaves and power failures strike at the same time? Get a rechargeable electric fan, like this one from Worx.

The world is experiencing alarmingly high temperatures and South Africa is no exception. But, while citizens of countries with reliable electricity can switch on a fan, Eskom users aren’t that fortunate. (What a cruel irony that our power utility actually contributed to global warming by being a super polluter!)

Luckily, South Africans are becoming increasingly independent of its (supposed) energy supplier. Additionally, rechargeable battery tech is constantly improving, which adds convenience and efficiency – think rechargeable lawnmowers, video drones, and electric cars.

And now, there’s the Worx WX095.9 fan. This versatile device offers convenience and portability thanks to its dual-power functionality. Therefore, when you need uninterrupted airflow, plug the fan into an outlet and charge the battery while you use it. This guarantees you’re prepared for the heat when the grid goes off line.

So, what else is there to know about this device? Let’s take a look.

Powerful airflow, multiple speeds

The fan has two adjustable speeds, reaching up to 2 500 RPM and 450 CFM (cubic feet per minute) on high. Whether you need a gentle breeze or a powerful blast, the WX095.9 should have you covered.

Unleash cordless freedom

Using the Worx fan with one of the brand’s 20V PowerShare batteries, you can cool down on construction sites, campsites, workshops, offices, or your patio. The 2Ah battery delivers over five hours of cooling on low speed (1 500 RPM and 310 CFM), ensuring comfort wherever you roam.


The Worx fan goes beyond personal cooling. Use the 360-degree vertical swivel function to ventilate an entire room, dry off a paint project, or create targeted airflow for specific tasks. The hanging hook adds further flexibility.

Durability and safety

The local agent says the fan’s robust aluminium base and soft plastic handle ensure durability while over-current, over-voltage, and over-temperature protection guarantee safe operation.

Batteries and prices

The fan uses interchangeable Worx PowerShare batteries. Customers can use the same batteries on other Worx tools.

There’s a choice between 2Ah, 4Ah, and 6Ah batteries, depending on your cooling needs and runtime preferences. You can purchase the fan by itself for R2 099. Alternatively, opt for the kit with a 2Ah battery and charger included at R3 299.

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