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My boss has a box of these at work and I wanted to ask him for a couple if they're worth it. I'll slap em on the rad tonight if I can.

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You realize those don't use 3pin or molex...but use 120V Edison for each one?
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You realize those don't use 3pin or molex...but use 120V Edison for each one?
The ones he has just have two wires stripped at the tip...hold on...



This is how the ones we have look. I figured I could just crimp some molex connectors on there and have some fun, if usable.
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it only has 90cfm. I would say its not worth it.
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The ones he has just have two wires stripped at the tip...hold on...



This is how the ones we have look. I figured I could just crimp some molex connectors on there and have some fun, if usable.
I really doubt it. That fan needs 120V input. According to this page:

http://www.alliedelec.com/search/pro...0837#tab=Specs

That fan needs .25A@115V-no way you could create a transformer to take a motherboard header @ 12V to put out the needed amount of current to drive that sucker. I think Asus fan headers (Asus having the most powerful headers) can crank out a max of 2A, and you'd need at least 2.5A@12V to drive one of those critters.
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post #6 of 11
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I really doubt it. That fan needs 120V input. According to this page:

http://www.alliedelec.com/search/pro...0837#tab=Specs

That fan needs .25A@115V-no way you could create a transformer to take a motherboard header @ 12V to put out the needed amount of current to drive that sucker. I think Asus fan headers (Asus having the most powerful headers) can crank out a max of 2A, and you'd need at least 2.5A@12V to drive one of those critters.
lol, okay, coolio. Just saw them there so I figured I'd take a gander. Oh wait. I think there are some Delta fans around here somewhere. I gotta go look
post #7 of 11
mm.. if you need a meat grinder that's perfect
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mm.. if you need a meat grinder that's perfect
Naw, you need a motor with much more torque. You could probably stop that fan with your bare hand without breaking skin.
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Big dead zone so now.
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post #10 of 11
I thought you plug those fans directly into the wall. Rated at 115V and uses AC instead of DC power. No way you can make it work with molex.
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