Fumey The Fume Extrator

Here’s how to turn a PC fan into a solder fume extractor using a 3D printed retainer. Use an activated carbon filter to catch that pesky solder smoke and eliminate the smell of fumes. This 12VDC desktop PC fan is already in a nice enclosure and it's doesn't take much space on your desk.

Air Clean Friendly

The air suction from the fan is pretty decent and allows you to work at a minimal distance. I find it catches most of the solder smoke which is great for working indoors with other people.

1 x Miniature Desktop Fan
12V Desktop Fan (145.0mm x 116.0mm x 43.0mm)
1 x Activated Carbon Filter (Amazon)
130 mm x 130 mm x 10 mm (5 1/8” x 5 1/8” x 3/8”)
1 x Power Supply
9 VDC 1000mA regulated switching power adapter
This guide was first published on Apr 17, 2018. It was last updated on Apr 17, 2018. This page (Overview) was last updated on May 23, 2019.