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Old 10-26-2010, 10:34 AM   #1
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Hi everyone, my name is Dave and I have a quick question concerning wiring. I have a few small computer fans that I want to hook together and use them in a project I'm working on. My question is what would be the safest and best way to power them? Do I just connect them all to one cord and plug it in? Any help is appreciated! Thanks!

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Old 10-26-2010, 11:00 AM   #2
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Whats the voltage? Current? Hz? Of each fan?

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You will need DC power supply the size will depending on the total current draw on all the fans itself.

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The fans are 12V 14A
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The fans are 12V 14A
Whoa. 14A? You sure that's not .14A?
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Whoops, you're right, .14A
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:09 PM   #7
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What are you making? An old computer Power Supply would probably be best to power it with. How many fans?

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I was hoping to be able to just wire them to a DC power adapter but I'm not entirely sure it's safe or if I would have to use 3 separate adapters, which I would like to avoid.
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Do you have a 12v DC adapter to try it with? It SHOULD work fine for 3 fans....

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You should be able to find a 12V 500ma adapter that should handle this.
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:35 PM   #11
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Even the smallest 12v plugpack would have no trouble running all three fans.
Use a standard plugpack 500ma will do nicely.

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