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Old 06-24-2011, 03:30 PM   #1
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Default Building a stir plate, check out this USB adjustable computer fan

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-Mobile-Fan-External-Cooling/dp/B00080G0BK/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1308928565&sr=1-1

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Old 06-24-2011, 03:57 PM   #2
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I use that fan in my ferm box for air circ, great little fan

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Old 06-24-2011, 05:13 PM   #3
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Just saw this one that is 120mm. Might be better for more power?

http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-Mobile-External-Cooling-AF0007/dp/B002OJN250/ref=pd_bxgy_e_img_b

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Old 06-25-2011, 05:07 PM   #4
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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.....

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Old 06-25-2011, 05:12 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 06-25-2011, 05:35 PM   #6
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I actually have a couple of those to cool a hard drive dock, actually.

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Old 06-25-2011, 06:48 PM   #7
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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.
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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 ?


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

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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?


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