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Old 04-08-2014, 07:54 AM   #1
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Wiring 80mm Fan

Hello everyone, I ordered a ebmpapst 8500vw (80mm). I ordered this one because it was 'all' metal and we use them A LOT (80mm-120mm) at work for cooling our VHO lights. This is going to be for my new T5 HO fixture (4 bulb, 2x actinic and 2x 10k).

However, when I got this, it has no plug on it! When we get them at work, they are already plugged and ready to go. So is it safe to say that I can just grab a regular plugin like this from lowes and wire it up? http://www.lowes.com/pd_70307-66906-UT005608_4294722440__?productId=3427798&Ntt=cords& pl=1¤tURL=%3FNtt%3Dcords&facetInfo=

Any help is appreciated. And if I can do it like this, or not.. can I wire say 4 fans to out 'plug' and have them all running off of the one?
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I'm assuming its a two wire fan if so you can wire it using that plug. I don't think I would wire all the fans into one I'd go with two and two.Although if you really wanted to I guess you could since its rated for 1600 watts and 13 amps.
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Is it a dc fan or an ac fan? If it's a dc fan don't add a plug to it.
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Is it a dc fan or an ac fan? If it's a dc fan don't add a plug to it.

Description:
FAN 80 X 38MM 115VAC
Family: AC Fans
Voltage: Rated115VAC
Air Flow: 36.0 CFM (1.02m³/min)
Noise: 34 dB(A) **very quiet**
Termination: 2 Wire Leads
Nominal Speed: 3200RPM

I plan on using noise reducer pads to cut down on any vibration. Possibly make a small heat sink for the middle fan (120mm) and use 2 80mm fans on the ends with the fixture designed to pull the heat from the end sockets. If they still are extremely hot, I will add 2 more 80mm fans on the ends. The 120mm should take care of the middle area, but adding another fan or two up there won't be a problem either. I don't want to over kill it, so I will start out vaguely small and upgrade as needed.

I'm a fabricator by trade, but not an electrician So this wiring is a new thing to me, and I will thoroughly test it before every equipping it to my aquarium.
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You should be good to go then.
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Old 04-09-2014, 05:30 PM   #6
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I hooked it up today and it worked great. Nice flow output, not too much, not too little. Very quiet and still sturdy.

Thanks everyone!

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