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RockfordWhite

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So i got my stir plate wired up correctly i believe. i go from power into switch into rheostat and then fan...

For some reason though the fan only works when the rheostat is on max power...any ideas?
 

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which prongs on the rheostat did you connect the wires to?
The 2 on the left make speed increase when the knob is turned to the right
The 2 on the right make the speed increase when the knob is turned to the left
 
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I have it on the two on the left, but that is not the issue, the rheostat when turned to decrease the speed shuts the fan off completly
 
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So i figured it out, my old cell phone charger was only 4 volts and the fan needed at least 6, right now i have it hooked up to a 9 volt, but i heard that might be too much... Should i hook up another rheostat or something or is it ok you think...

And for whatever reason my light on the switch isn't working, but thats not a big deal at all
 

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