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Old 05-23-2005, 09:08 PM   #1
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pc fans

anybody know how to set up pc fans in a canopy. the fans I looked at all say 12vdc and are wired for a pc.or where I can get one to plug into 110v outlet.
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Old 05-23-2005, 09:10 PM   #2
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pc is personal computer.
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Old 05-23-2005, 09:14 PM   #3
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I have not done it yet, but I think that all you have to do is cut of the end of a 12 vdc power converter and wire it directly to the fan. They sell them at Radio Shack. I think that they are about $15.00 or so. This is what I did when I made a cold cathode (pc lights) moonlight before.
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Old 05-23-2005, 09:20 PM   #4
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thought I could but not sure. thanks
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Old 05-23-2005, 11:36 PM   #5
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You can get a AC/DC converter online for a few bucks. Partsexpress sells them. I use 2 80mm Panaflo L1's(outflow) and a 120mm Parts Express special(blow in) in my canopy. The 120mm is on 1 converter and and the Panaflos are on another. The nice thing about the variable converters is that you can undervolt them. I run the Panaflows on 6 or 9 volts and they are virtually silent. It will depend on how much of a heat issue you have though.

If you have any old cell chargers or old cordless phones plugs, these will normally work too. I am using a cordless phone plug for one of mine. It was a 9v converter.
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