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matts 06-24-2011 03:30 PM

Building a stir plate, check out this USB adjustable computer fan
 
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I know there are tons of stir plate build threads on here, but just wanted to share this fan I found on Amazon and see if anyone has tried using it. It is USB, so you could just use any of the myriad of USB equipped phone chargers to power it. It already has a speed control, so no wiring needed at all! Just would need to make a case that would leave the speed control knob accessible.

It's only $11.50 on Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-Mo...8928565&sr=1-1

milldoggy 06-24-2011 03:57 PM

I use that fan in my ferm box for air circ, great little fan

matts 06-24-2011 05:13 PM

Just saw this one that is 120mm. Might be better for more power?

http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-Mo...d_bxgy_e_img_b

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA300_.jpg

Xalwine 06-25-2011 05:07 PM

To poorly paraphrase Revvy,

"Don't ask what we think, Do it and show us how well it works!"

Honestly though, looks pretty badass with the retractable cable.....

Catt22 06-25-2011 05:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Xalwine (Post 3036144)
To poorly paraphrase Revvy,

"Don't ask what we think, Do it and show us how well it works!"

Honestly though, looks pretty badass with the retractable cable.....

lol...acquiring a suitable fan is the easiest part of the project. Those fans do look promising and at a reasonable price as well.

emjay 06-25-2011 05:35 PM

I actually have a couple of those to cool a hard drive dock, actually.

Xalwine 06-25-2011 06:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Catt22 (Post 3036160)
lol...acquiring a suitable fan is the easiest part of the project. Those fans do look promising and at a reasonable price as well.

looks like with a bit of basic soldering you could move that adjustable knob to the outside of a box. If my other stir plate opportunity doesn't work I'll try this as well. :rockin:

Flomaster 06-25-2011 06:59 PM

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ZOMG..... yes...

I think this is the answer to my overly powered 18V power supply and fan.

I have extra usb wallworts so this would be a simple plug in play.

now do I want to stay with a 80mm fan or step up to a 120.

I already have a hole cut in my box for a 80MM fan so I think I 120MM would need a new hole cut or new lid made.


which fan to get ?


-=Jason=-

matts 06-25-2011 08:41 PM

The 120mm is on the way! I'll let you all know how it goes :)

Flomaster 07-14-2011 11:41 PM

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Originally Posted by matts (Post 3036527)
The 120mm is on the way! I'll let you all know how it goes :)

so what was the verdict did that fan work fantastic or what?


-=Jason=-


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