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post #11 of 43
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I thought that, but then i thought airflow would sound more like a 'gush' and than a 'buzz'

Who knows
It just uses carona discharge to inonize the air. There's probably a couple tiny wires that charge the air, and the base of the device has an opposite charge, so the air moves over it at a rate related to the charge. The only issue is, this is used in air purifiers and electrostatic precipitators, both devices will clean the air of dust. So, in theory dust will collect on the surface of this new device, I wonder how or even if they've avoided that.
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I don't get it, if they are solid state and no moving parts. Why are they making buzzing sounds?
Its the electrons flowing though the electrode current where it ionizes.
post #13 of 43
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I don't get it, if they are solid state and no moving parts. Why are they making buzzing sounds?
Because it's something with ions charging, etc., like an ion engine or the air purifier/ionizer.
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post #14 of 43
It makes a high pitch squeal because it is ionizing the air. Pretty much, it just sends electric current through the air and that makes a positive side and a negative. The negative wants to join back with the positive therefore it moves to it.

tl;dr. The "fan" is sending electric current though the air. Its the sound of the electricity.
    
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post #15 of 43
Yeah, this is gonna be awesome . Buttttt, it's not gonna help any desktop users unless they can make air go through it at HIGH velocity speeds.
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post #16 of 43
it's going to be a dust collector.
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post #17 of 43
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it's going to be a dust collector.
If its not sucking in any air, then how can there be dust on it?
post #18 of 43
I posted this a long time back, you can make it with a set of wires etc.
It will be in the mod forum, seems like they took a long time to get this into top market stuff

Found it:
http://www.overclock.net/other-cooli...nless-fan.html

(PS, sorry for poor grammar etc, im revising)
Edited by Ace of Spades - 6/1/08 at 9:00am
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post #19 of 43
I am dying to get some of these fans. They would make it so easy to get good airflow to cramped and hot areas inside your PC, and big ones for radiators would own. Unfortunately, these will never be released. They will talk about them, but in the end they are just going to fade away like most all other revolutionary hardware innovations.
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post #20 of 43
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I thought that, but then i thought airflow would sound more like a 'gush' and than a 'buzz'

Who knows
Or a WOOSH.
    
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