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Converting San Ace 9G1212H101 to 9G1212H1011

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I was inspired by this thread to post pictures of my converting San Ace fans from "ribbed" (-01) to "ribless" (-011).

So, here is a San Ace 9G1212H101:





Notice that the path between the mounting holes on the two flanges is enclosed. Scythe calls this an "installation hole tunnel." -01 Sanyo Denki fans have these on opposite corners; -011 fans do not.



The other corners have these walls on each side of the mounting path. Why? Why not tubes? Why tubes instead of walls? Ask Sanyo Denki.



Here is what I will be doing to my precious San Ace fans: attacking them with a hacksaw.
Edited by ehume - 3/12/10 at 9:26pm
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Here is the only other tool I will be using: a pair of needle nosed pliers. I will use them to grasp walls.



First cut.



First cut finished.
Edited by ehume - 3/12/10 at 9:31pm
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Attacking the walls. I am cutting away their side supports. When these cuts are done, only the base will attach the walls to the fan body.



I Reach down and grasp each wall as close to the base as I can. Then I bend. The plastic is strong but fairly brittle. The walls break off easily.



And the walls came tumbling down.



Two San Ace fans, converted from -01 to -011. Arrayed in front of them are the pieces I removed. Time - aside from photography - was under ten minutes.
Edited by ehume - 3/12/10 at 9:34pm
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3-pin fan tail. The yellow wire should be red, the white should be yellow.



Make sure you sleeve before you solder. These are plastic shrink tubes picked up from Radio Shack on my way home.



A nonstandard match. The gripping device, along with the precision soldering iron in the background, I got in 1982 when a friend and I were working on our Apple 2+ machines. There were these chips . . .
Edited by ehume - 2/17/10 at 9:37pm
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How is this happening? LOL
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Wires twisted together. The mistake here is that I left the tinned end on. In later joints I snipped off the ends and twisted fresh wire.



My first solder joint in at least fifteen years. Pathetic, but it does the job. What I remembered as I approached the join with my iron: heat the join. Apply the solder to the joint, not to the iron.



Finished. The shrink tube looks charred because I had to use a butane fire starter on the shrink tubes: the 40-year-old hair drier was not old enough to lack safety devices, and did not get the shrink tubes hot enough. But the flame tip did the job without burning the plastic. Lucky I had that pair of grippers to hold the wire as I played the flame end on it.

Notice you can see the fan blades.



Plugged in and running. Now you can't see the fan blades.


If you decide to crimp your joints rather than solder them, who can blame you? When done right, they function nearly as well.
Edited by ehume - 1/24/10 at 2:53pm
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Now, why bother converting a San Ace -01 to a San Ace -011?

Hmmm . . .

Here is a kludge shroud:



It is made from a gutted 120x25mm fan, a scrap piece of 3/16 Masonite, a hole cutter and my table saw.

Here is a virgin Megahalems (has its bottom cover still on), along with two pairs of 38mm clips:



The two sets are both from Prolima, but they differ. I do not know which one they are currently shipping.



San Ace 9G1212H101(1) mounted.



San Ace on the right, Panaflo on the left, for balance (no, not a push-pull; not yet . . .). Note the differing clips. YMMV.

So, why bother getting rid of the ribs? The clips fit over the far flanges, so no need, right?
Edited by ehume - 1/24/10 at 7:54pm
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San Ace with kludge shroud:



This is why I sized the shroud as I did: it had to fit inside the reach of the 38mm clips. This is why I converted these fans from -01 to -011: the ribs had to go so I could mount the fans on the Megahalems with a shroud.

Now you can start posting. I'm done for a while.
Edited by ehume - 1/24/10 at 7:56pm
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