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as for lapping, why not run tests as is first and assess the temps. If you feel its not that great then lap it.

as for the toggle switches, maybe I missed something but why did you get dpdt switches? (or at least thats what they look like) If you want to use them as simple on off you still can just connect + to one of the center commons, and the - to one of the corners thats on the same plane with the common with regards to switch travel direction (hope that made sense) A continuity tester is a good thing to have when unsure of whats what in a circuit (real cheap at radio shack or a hw store, or you can make your own)
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as for lapping, why not run tests as is first and assess the temps. If you feel its not that great then lap it.

as for the toggle switches, maybe I missed something but why did you get dpdt switches? (or at least thats what they look like) If you want to use them as simple on off you still can just connect + to one of the center commons, and the - to one of the corners thats on the same plane with the common with regards to switch travel direction (hope that made sense) A continuity tester is a good thing to have when unsure of whats what in a circuit (real cheap at radio shack or a hw store, or you can make your own)
Thanks CR.

What is dpdt lol? I just wanted to contoll the fans (on/off). I wouldnt have mind variable resistors but they didnt have any left . When i am just word processing watching a movie or brousing the internet i can turn them all off exept for two maybe but when i am gamming or editting turn them all on.

Also can you please re-discribe how you would connect it? The middle two are raised above the rest. Does this indicate something?

-Smokie
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post #263 of 343
double pole, double throw
does the switch have 2 or 3 positions? wire it like this

- + o
o o o

the center is the common for each of the 2 circuits on those poles (4 circuits total), you really only needed a SPST (single pole single throw) but you can use these anyway.
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The switch has only two positions. On and off. Thanks CR, i get ya this time. I will let you know how i go. +rep.

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post #265 of 343
as long as you dont go boom

test out the wiring and the switch using a battery and a flashlight light bulb. make a series circuit with the bulb and the battery and wire it to the switch, and see if it lights up as expected - theres your homemade continuity tester
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Thanks for your help CR. Got it all worked out. Used a torch battery (6V) and made a circuit and connected it to a fan.




First thing to do with my new parts is to paint the fan grills. Also had to paint another shield the the LED case feet connect to.


After:


Next thing to do was mark out where the hole had to be drilled for the fans.


Holes drilled:


And finally screw it all together.


Here is a close up of the result.




The paint stuck on very well with the primer and no flaking occured which is good.

-Smokie
Edited by Smokie - 2/11/09 at 11:17pm
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Those fans are looking REAL good now!
 
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Great job on the fan holes. They look really good. Do you plan on painting the rest of the case ever?
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Absolutely beautiful! Keep up the great work.
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Those fan cuts are so clean...
    
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