Home | Community | Message Board


Vaposhop
Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Invisiblemskip23
Can It All Be So Simple!
 User Gallery

Registered: 06/08/05
Posts: 1,519
Loc: Philly
Old Computer Fan
    #4651550 - 09/12/05 07:59 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

How can I power this fan?


--------------------
url=https://files.shroomery.org/files/05-26/988356075-Picture-278.gif][/url


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineBataviaVakereli
Stranger
Registered: 08/22/05
Posts: 274
Last seen: 6 years, 8 months
Re: Old Computer Fan [Re: mskip23]
    #4651573 - 09/12/05 08:03 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

I don't how safe it is, but this is my setup.

I took a couple molex power connectors (http://www.computerhope.com/pictures/power/molex.jpg) from a PC rig and I wired one to a fan, and the other to a 12V adapter. When I need to power the fan, I simply connect it to the adapter and plug it in. The cool thing about using the molex conectors is that you can then use the adapter to power other things if need be.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinefoxracinfan567
Fo-SHO!

Registered: 07/30/05
Posts: 1,111
Last seen: 8 years, 5 months
Re: Old Computer Fan [Re: mskip23]
    #4651581 - 09/12/05 08:04 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Use a 12V bat. I think that that should be adicuate. sry sp. It's a 12V but im not sure on how many amps a 12 volt puts out?? sry LOL well i hope it works, nice fan by the way!!


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinepshawny
Mycobian
Male

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 09/11/04
Posts: 1,332
Loc: Shroomery
Last seen: 7 years, 10 months
Re: Old Computer Fan [Re: mskip23]
    #4651797 - 09/12/05 08:42 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Go to a thrift store or RadioShack and get a 12v AC power supply.  Cut the end off and wire your fan to the AC adapter, plug in and enjoy.  Be safe and use electical tape or butt connectors.  I said butt connectors  :rofl:


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineBigGameHunter
Tech
Registered: 04/14/05
Posts: 81
Last seen: 4 months, 3 days
Re: Old Computer Fan [Re: mskip23]
    #4651812 - 09/12/05 08:48 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

You can use an AC/DC power adapter. 110V AC input / 12V DC output with a current rating of greater than 280ma. Plug the AC/DC adapter (input side) into a 110V AC outlet. Connect the output side (12V DC) to your fan. Make sure you know which is positive & negative on the output of your AC/DC Adapter.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinesmarties
Stranger
 User Gallery

Registered: 03/08/05
Posts: 307
Last seen: 6 years, 8 months
Re: Old Computer Fan [Re: mskip23]
    #4652556 - 09/12/05 11:36 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

you could use a old cell phone charger if you have one you dont use anymore. it doesnt have to be 12v, i have a fan on a 7v one now, it just runs a little slower. just make sure it outputs DC not AC. pretty safe to mess with considerin most kids have put a 9v battery to their tongue for fun.  :tongue:

forgot, just make sure its 12v or under


--------------------
you need supplies? clicky clicky


Edited by smarties (09/12/05 11:37 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinefungophiliac
militantpacifist
 User Gallery
Registered: 11/09/04
Posts: 190
Loc: yo mama
Last seen: 11 years, 2 months
Re: Old Computer Fan [Re: smarties]
    #4668416 - 09/16/05 03:10 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

most power supplies will have a wiring schematic involed with their design. i cant remember the two different kind of power supplies that are out there. but i succesfuly hooked mine up. there is a post by someone that Anno helped out with their thing it seems he knows his stuff in that regard. anyways the benefits of using power supplies is that you can hook up quite a few fans. i am currently building my grow room and have about 10 or 12 fans to wire and am hoping to get them all on one. GL. and try asking anno about it. he was very helpful.


--------------------
why are there so many more horses asses than there are horses?

if you can't duck it, fuck it.
-the makers of duck tape



Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineWhiteBunny
How deep doesthe rabbit hole go?
 User Gallery

Registered: 07/29/05
Posts: 1,351
Loc: Earth
Last seen: 8 years, 2 months
Re: Old Computer Fan [Re: fungophiliac]
    #4669020 - 09/16/05 11:46 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

simple power cord is all you need, splice that!


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflinePowRGnome
No Stranger toCamus
Registered: 04/01/05
Posts: 83
Last seen: 4 years, 6 months
Re: Old Computer Fan [Re: WhiteBunny]
    #4669102 - 09/16/05 12:22 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

A simple power cord would be AC, the fan needs DC. When I did this I just cut apart a 12V AC adaptor. You need the transformer in the adaptor to go from AC/DC so the wall wart is a must.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineIceCube
Stranger
Registered: 09/18/04
Posts: 60
Last seen: 7 years, 3 months
Re: Old Computer Fan [Re: WhiteBunny]
    #4669105 - 09/16/05 12:23 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

There is 2 types of common power supplys, 1 for a AT style case and one for the ATX style case. The difference means quite a bit. The ATX has to be hooked to a motherboard to be turned on. But the old AT style powersupplys have the button wired into the powersupply. I use a AT one for my drying chamber with a bunch of server fans. Works amazing, push a button and its on and its safer using those plugs then homemade wiring.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblemskip23
Can It All Be So Simple!
 User Gallery

Registered: 06/08/05
Posts: 1,519
Loc: Philly
Re: Old Computer Fan [Re: IceCube]
    #4669132 - 09/16/05 12:30 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Were can I get an AT power supply


--------------------
url=https://files.shroomery.org/files/05-26/988356075-Picture-278.gif][/url


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineIceCube
Stranger
Registered: 09/18/04
Posts: 60
Last seen: 7 years, 3 months
Re: Old Computer Fan [Re: mskip23]
    #4669207 - 09/16/05 12:48 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

I pulled mine out of an old 333mhz computer, did a google for them and they are quite cheap.

http://www.ecost.com/ecost/shop/detail.a...dcampaign=email,EWBOVERPI '230 Watt Replacement AT Power Supply' $22.94


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinesmarties
Stranger
 User Gallery

Registered: 03/08/05
Posts: 307
Last seen: 6 years, 8 months
Re: Old Computer Fan [Re: IceCube]
    #4669723 - 09/16/05 02:46 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

you dont have to hook a atx power supply to a mother board for it to turn on, you just have to connect 2 pins. connect the green wire to any one of the black wires. dont worry it wont shock you, at least it hasnt got me. you can wire a toggle switch on there if you like.


--------------------
you need supplies? clicky clicky


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineBataviaVakereli
Stranger
Registered: 08/22/05
Posts: 274
Last seen: 6 years, 8 months
Re: Old Computer Fan [Re: smarties]
    #4669909 - 09/16/05 03:23 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

smarties said:
you dont have to hook a atx power supply to a mother board for it to turn on, you just have to connect 2 pins. connect the green wire to any one of the black wires. dont worry it wont shock you, at least it hasnt got me. you can wire a toggle switch on there if you like.





Excellent information. I wasn't aware of that. I'm going to give that a try.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinefungophiliac
militantpacifist
 User Gallery
Registered: 11/09/04
Posts: 190
Loc: yo mama
Last seen: 11 years, 2 months
Re: Old Computer Fan [Re: BataviaVakereli]
    #4676378 - 09/18/05 03:10 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

thats how i did mine


--------------------
why are there so many more horses asses than there are horses?

if you can't duck it, fuck it.
-the makers of duck tape



Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineShroomArtist84
Stranger
Registered: 08/09/05
Posts: 2,414
Last seen: 10 years, 10 months
Re: Old Computer Fan [Re: fungophiliac]
    #4677456 - 09/18/05 01:50 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

2 words - radio shack.
they have ones they remove from old computers there and sell for like 5.00 becasue there pointless.


--------------------
No matter what I say and no matter what I write here.

I'm sick of always looking at this page with a blank stare.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Computer Fan Drying Help *DELETED* Xeose 767 2 10/06/04 09:54 AM
by Sam1912
* *TEK* How to hook up a computer fan!!!!
( 1 2 all )
ShroomInduced 14,108 23 02/07/09 01:12 AM
by ShroomInduced
* computer fan question MycelusWallace 1,404 12 08/30/02 05:42 AM
by kykeon
* ways of hooking up a computer fan to a power sourc
( 1 2 3 4 all )
Coma of Souls 3,286 64 12/23/02 09:09 AM
by psilocybinjunkie
* humidity and computer fan question MycelusWallace 1,936 7 01/30/03 05:17 AM
by Chills420 version2
* Question about using computer fan w/glove box? robinhood2 1,255 3 04/02/03 01:35 AM
by robinhood2
* computer fan MycelusWallace 727 5 06/19/02 12:07 AM
by groingrinder
* My FC w/ Computer fan installed. ((with pictures))
( 1 2 all )
Nuzzle 3,715 24 02/26/10 03:03 PM
by Shea25

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Magash, Shroomism, george castanza, Prisoner#1, RogerRabbit, Citric, total, FooMan, 13shrooms, stonesun, EvilMushroom666, cronicr, PussyFart
718 topic views. 25 members, 99 guests and 15 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Mycohaus
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2016 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.059 seconds spending 0.006 seconds on 14 queries.