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OfflineComa of Souls
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ways of hooking up a computer fan to a power sourc
    #1162294 - 12/22/02 02:28 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

any good ideas??


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Re: ways of hooking up a computer fan to a power sourc [Re: Coma of Souls]
    #1162395 - 12/22/02 03:05 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

tHIS WOULD SOLVE AN UN MUSHROOM RELATED PROBLEM FOR ME TOO, SO FAR i HAVE ONE HOOKED UP TO A BATTERY PACK WITH 2 aa BATTERIES RUNNING IT.


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InvisibleStainItBlue

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Re: ways of hooking up a computer fan to a power sourc [Re: moorhsum]
    #1162435 - 12/22/02 03:21 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

gotto radio shack and get a 12 volt adapter....one that goes from ac current to dc current...cut the end off and connect the wires...positive to positive and negative to negavite......if you were to get an adapter with different settings ie. 6v 9v 12v you could control the rate of air transfer even more


Edited by StainItBlue (12/22/02 03:22 PM)


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OfflineDrJoseph
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Re: ways of hooking up a computer fan to a power s [Re: StainItBlue]
    #1162449 - 12/22/02 03:26 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

regular nintendo adapter works. cut off end, attach wires as said above.


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Re: ways of hooking up a computer fan to a power s [Re: DrJoseph]
    #1162476 - 12/22/02 03:36 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Buy a computer power supply, plug that into the wall, and plug in the fans to the power supply.


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OfflineComa of Souls
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Re: ways of hooking up a computer fan to a power s [Re: DrJoseph]
    #1162482 - 12/22/02 03:37 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

12 volt the max you should use??


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InvisibleStainItBlue

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Re: ways of hooking up a computer fan to a power s [Re: Coma of Souls]
    #1162489 - 12/22/02 03:39 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

yeah you dont need any more than 12v ....dont get a computer power supply it costs too damn much..an adapter is like 10 bucks at the most


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Re: ways of hooking up a computer fan to a power s [Re: Coma of Souls]
    #1162492 - 12/22/02 03:40 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

They don't come in less thatn 250W, because they're used to power a computer. Depending on what kind of power supply you get, You should be able to hook up at least 10 computer fans.


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InvisibleStainItBlue

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Re: ways of hooking up a computer fan to a power s [Re: daussaulit]
    #1162507 - 12/22/02 03:45 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

if a computer fan is rated at 12v and you hook it up to 250w do you think it will still work after you burn it out in 3 seconds....


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Re: ways of hooking up a computer fan to a power s [Re: StainItBlue]
    #1162526 - 12/22/02 03:52 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

go to radio shack and get the computer fans 12.99 to 19.99 each here I don't know what they would cost where your at. They run off 120V outlet I use them in my Incubator then get a cheap cord put it together and plug it in and your done.



here a picture of the bigger fan they have the smaller ones run off 120V too.


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InvisibleStainItBlue

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Re: ways of hooking up a computer fan to a power s [Re: StainItBlue]
    #1162533 - 12/22/02 03:55 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

and even if you had 10 or 20 fans hooked up to it....which is just rediculous....each fan would be getting an equal amount of energy which would be 250 watts...which would blow every fan out and end up costing you more money...its just not practical


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Re: ways of hooking up a computer fan to a power s [Re: StainItBlue]
    #1162548 - 12/22/02 03:59 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

In reply to:

if a computer fan is rated at 12v and you hook it up to 250w do you think it will still work after you burn it out in 3 seconds....



That isn't how it works. lets say you have a computer, and it had a 250w power supply. If you switch in a 550w power supply will the computer burn out? No. Each of the power outputs only have so much it can supply. The higher the wattage the more the outputs.


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Re: ways of hooking up a computer fan to a power sourc [Re: Coma of Souls]
    #1162604 - 12/22/02 04:20 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

cut the plug of an extension cord and conect the to wires onto the to wires fromthe plug.


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InvisibleStainItBlue

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Re: ways of hooking up a computer fan to a power s [Re: daussaulit]
    #1162605 - 12/22/02 04:21 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

why make something more difficult than it has to be..sorry dude but computer power supplies are for computers...first off you wouldnt hook up a 550w power supply to your computer if its recomended to have a 250w one..the extra power will actually increase the processor speed causing the computer to generate more heat which the computer fan cant get rid of which will burn out your mother board eventually...thats like substituting alcohol for gasoline in your car...in time something will go wrong.....and a 250w power supply will most definatley burn out a tiny 12v fan....it just isnt practical...its kinda like unhooking your car battery and connecting it to a 9 v enegizer


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Re: ways of hooking up a computer fan to a power s [Re: StainItBlue]
    #1162639 - 12/22/02 04:30 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

and even if you had 10 or 20 fans hooked up to it....which is just rediculous....each fan would be getting an equal amount of energy which would be 250 watts...which would blow every fan out and end up costing you more money...its just not practical




Heh, afraid this statement doesn't quite add up. Imagine volts as being little fishies swimming by in single file, and amperes as being how fast these fish can swim. Now imagine your computer fan as being a fishing net. Say your "net" can hold 20 little fishies and there are 60 little fishies swimming past in a stream. Now if these fish are very slow swimmers you could simply net them 20 by 20 until you have all 60, but if they happen to be lightning-fast swimmers there's no way you'll be able to catch them all. By the time you dump the first netful into your bucket 20 more will already be long gone.

Wattage is calculated by multiplying your volts by amperes (fishies X speed) and therefore as it is being used, available wattage drops. If you catch all 60 fish (watts) and you have a family of 5 to feed you can't very well give each of them 60 fish (unless you're Jesus Christ!), and therefore there would be only 12 fish available to each family member (unless some eat more than others).

:laugh: Anyway, just wanted to clear this up and have a little fun while I was at it.


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Re: ways of hooking up a computer fan to a power s [Re: Nirvhead]
    #1162652 - 12/22/02 04:35 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Get a 12v. power converter, i.e. power adaptor, preferably one you don't need anymore and hook it up as long as the output is less mA than the fan can take.


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Re: ways of hooking up a computer fan to a power s [Re: StainItBlue]
    #1162657 - 12/22/02 04:36 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

In reply to:

first off you wouldnt hook up a 550w power supply to your computer if its recomended to have a 250w one..the extra power will actually increase the processor speed causing the computer to generate more heat which the computer fan cant get rid of which will burn out your mother board eventually...thats like substituting alcohol for gasoline in your car...in time something will go wrong.....and a 250w power supply will most definatley burn out a tiny 12v fan....it just isnt practical...its kinda like unhooking your car battery and connecting it to a 9 v enegizer




Sorry, can't let you get away with that either. Ever checked the voltage of a car battery? It's only 12 volts, but it can supply a hell of a lot more power than the aforementioned common 9-volt battery because the amperes are something like 300 times higher. You most definitely can use a 550W power supply with a motherboard which recommends a 250W power supply. Any power supply recommendations for computers are minimums, and for most users a higher-wattage supply is definitely better as it allows for more hard drives, floppy disk drives, and any other sort of powered peripherals.


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Re: ways of hooking up a computer fan to a power s [Re: Nirvhead]
    #1162663 - 12/22/02 04:38 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

that doesnt make sense because i cant follow you ..but the point to my argument is that it isnt practical...which it isnt...and which is why most people if not all of them use an extention cord or a 12v power supply which both cost less than 10 dollars ....if you like making you life more difficult and have alot of money to waste on something you dont need than thats fine too


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Re: ways of hooking up a computer fan to a power s [Re: StainItBlue]
    #1162684 - 12/22/02 04:46 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

first off i said it wasnt practical about the car battery thing it was an example...but you know that because you know everything...it was a joke get it..its something you wouldnt do..number 2 this is the dumbest thing you said because a computer only has 1 and i reapeat 1 hard drive....number 3 you dont need any more floppy drives because 1 no one uses floppys anymore 2 people use 3.5's or cd's and you can only use one at a time anyway...you cant run a 3.5 drive with a floppy drive at the same time ....and youll see the only way to do it is with a music cd already running.....and you dont need any more power than what is recomended because exces drivers such as printers and scanners have their own powersupply .....but you knew that didnt you


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Re: ways of hooking up a computer fan to a power s [Re: StainItBlue]
    #1162705 - 12/22/02 04:55 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

In reply to:

but the point to my argument is that it isnt practical...which it isnt...and which is why most people if not all of them use an extention cord or a 12v power supply which both cost less than 10 dollars ....if you like making you life more difficult and have alot of money to waste on something you dont need than thats fine too




My point wasn't that any of the set-ups mentioned by anyone else were practical - the reason for my posts were to point out that your assumptions about the way electricity works are not correct. This may be a mushroom site, but I see no reason to let misinformation dealing with other fields to slide by any more than mycological misinformation.


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