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So the Akasa Apache is water proof wth.gif.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUWu3wo2xUc"]Akasa Apache[/ame]

Suppose that means its dust proof as it claims, if water can't get in then dust can't.
post #2 of 9
Looks like it.

Well the fan gone under water in the video, and did not stop0.
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Makes me so happy I bought mine smile.gif
post #4 of 9
That's definitely the best thing I've seen today
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post #5 of 9
dust proof? i highly doubt that.. perhaps highly dust RESISTANT, but micro dust is HIGHLY versitile... the little buggers will stick to anything >frown.gif *continues blowing dust out of his case * Cough cough*
post #6 of 9
You could probably put just about any computer fan in water and it will continue to work. Fresh water is not that conductive, and an electric motor is far from sensitive to shorting.

When I was a kid I was into building underwater ROVs, I cant tell you how many times I had my ghetto motor housings leak without me even knowing. They just kept on working like nothing happened, then when id tear them open later they would be filled with water.
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Originally Posted by Full_Tilt;13243592 
You could probably put just about any computer fan in water and it will continue to work. Fresh water is not that conductive, and an electric motor is far from sensitive to shorting.

When I was a kid I was into building underwater ROVs, I cant tell you how many times I had my ghetto motor housings leak without me even knowing. They just kept on working like nothing happened, then when id tear them open later they would be filled with water.

Exactly, corrosion will most likely occur over time but the motor will work for many hours while submerged I would imagine.

Op: Leave that fan running with a inch or two more water to submerge the motor and see how long it lasts.
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Well, they do advertise it as Mil Spec, IIRC. Pretty interesting. And it sounds nice.
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post #9 of 9
most motors are resistant to water
i am currently building a rov and i have 2 servos submerged in water and they still work perfectly. i just ripped out the actual control board inside each and directly connected them to a motor controller

verdict: computer fans will work under water
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