Questions tagged [fan]

A device that produces air movement by way of blades or surfaces attached to a rotating motor.

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Can I somehow control a PSU-powered fan using a 4-pin fan output on the motherboard? [duplicate]

I have a 12V 29.4W 3-wire Delta Electronics fan that I want to power using an EVGA 750 G3 PSU and control via one of the 4-pin fan terminals on an MSI MSI Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 motherboard. Not ...
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What is a good (cheap) way to slow down a fan with a thermistor?

What is a good (cheap) practice to manage a fan with a thermistor? Here is what I think to do: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab This should work as temperature ...
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How to slow down 240V AC bathroom fan

I have a small toilet fan which is quite noisy and far too powerful for what we need. I'm looking for a solution where I could reduce AC 240V to AC 110-150V with minimum amount of components. Any ...
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DC Fan Malfunction Indicator

How can I make a simple circuit to trigger a buzzer for a 3-pin 12v DC fan when its stops working using the fan Sense/TACH/Yellow wire?
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Using 2 5V pins to get 10V [duplicate]

I want to to my RaspBerry Pi 4 with an old small CPU fan. However it's a 12V fan. Is it possible to use 2 of the 5V pins on the board to total to 10V? Sorry if this is a dumb question. I haven't ...
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PWM about 4pin Fan

I use a Fan with 4 pins which are 12V, GND, PWM, FG and my circuit it FAN's PWM pin is connected ,through 100R series resistor, to MCU's PWM pin. today I check the Fan PWM without MCU.(only test for ...
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Controlling the speed of a single speed AC exhaust fan motor

I have this single speed exhaust fan: 30" Exhaust Fan with Shutter - Direct Drive - 1/4 HP - Single Speed. When it's running it's way faster and louder than I'd like it to be. So I'm trying figure ...
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“One way” level shifter for PWM 4PIN fan control

I'd like to make a 4 pin pwm fan control using 3v3 uC. Fan is 12v powered and I have a 12v to 3v3 converter to power uC (VCC gate is 3v3 uC power). I want to isolate 3v3 VCC and 12v as much as ...
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Fan control circuit not working, Fan remains ON

Goal: I am attempting to only turn on the fan when the THERM signal of the temp IC (IC2 in schematic) goes LOW. The IC works in that it triggers an active low on THERM when a temp threshold is ...
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connect 5v fan from voltage regulator

i have a 12v power supply and fan 5v 150mA and voltage regulator L7805 cv to reduce the voltage to 5volt . i need a circuit to just turn the fan on /off by switch . can i connect the fan directly to ...
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12v Fan Control with 3v3 uC

I need to control 12v Fan with 3v3 uC. I need to stop and start it using uC gpio pins. I tried to use this schematic first: But when I set uC gpio (14 in my case) to 0, fan starts to make a weird ...
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Replacing 5-Wire Fan Capacitor with a Capacitor of Different Capacitance

I have an old 3 speed ceiling fan that pretty much doesn't spin. It doesn't start by itself (if I start it by hand it will keep on spinning, but slowly). Some of the speeds don't work at all, even ...
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Is it possible to control a PWM computer fan with a resistor? If yes, how? [closed]

I have a video card that is loud while idle, because the fan curve appears to be set rather aggressively. Unfortunately, this can not be changed via software. The fan is connected with a regular 4-...
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Controlling DC fan with Mosfet PWM

I am trying to control a 12V DC fan with PWM using an IRFZ44N MOSFET. However somehow the fan is not turning on and off when the gate is pulled to either 0V or 5V (on the power supply). And it is ...
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noise/rpm/cpm values of 12V fan on 5V voltage

I am using Sunon HA40101V4-1000U-A99. This is 12V DC fan, but I am using it with 5V DC (according to specification). But I am not able to find values for audible noise, rpm, cpm, current on 5V. ...
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CPU fan connected to solar panel will run but wont start

I'm trying to run a 12V 0.09A CPU fan directly off a 5W solar panel (not ideal, I know). The panel runs the fan fine, even in morning and evening sun. However, the fan will not restart without a push ...
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12 V PWM fan and Wemos D1 Mini - ground loop?

Newbie here. I'm trying to power a 12 V 4-wire fan and a Wemos D1 Mini from the same power source. The aim is to use a Dallas DS18B20 temp sensor and increase/decrease the fan speed as per the temp ...
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How do i control the speed of exhaust fan as the same way of controlling household fan? [duplicate]

I want to control the speed of this exhaust fan the same way household fan speed regulator works (The speed is discrete, using 0,1,2,3 button. the higher the button the faster fan spin) how do i do ...
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5V 4-pin Noctua A4X10 on Raspberry Pi

I want to connect a NOCTUA NF-A4X10 5V PWM 4-pin fan to a Raspberry Pi 3B. The below is the circuit I'm planning to use. (EDIT: Flyback diode (such as a 1N4001) is not needed since Noctua already ...
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Nidec gamma32 4pin pinout

I have Nidec Gamma32 D12F-24BS4 15BH2 blowing fan cooler. It has very strange coloring for wires: red-white-black-yellow. Probably two of wires are GND and +24v ...
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Female 4 pin fan header

While male 4 pin fan headers are plentiful (e.g., here), I can't find a female version of it. I see lots of them on fan extension cables, but none that can be soldered to a PCB. Does anyone know a ...
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Can I run 24 V DC fan with on 18 V DC? [closed]

I have got a coffee machine which had its cooling fan died. The current fan is 18 V DC but the only replacement fans I can find are 24 V DC. Will that be a issue ? Thanks.
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Replacing Projector Fan - Wiring Color

An old Sony VPL-CX11 stopped working because one of the fans (the lamp's one) was so rusty that couldn't rotate. In the front of the projector there are two fans, one for the lamp and the other for ...
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12V Pump not working

I have interfaced a 12 V pump and a 12 V fan to LPC2138, there are 3 5 V sensors interfaced, according to which the fan and pump function. The whole setup is in PCB. There is a ESP8266 module ...
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Powering 5 fans with a LTC 3780 : should I protect it against induction effect?

I want to power 5 fans in parallel (12V 0.80A, each) using a adjustable power supply (DIY, made with an LTC 3780 connected to a 24V 15A PSU and mini Voltmetre). I read that a fan could destroy the ...
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PWM fan with PWM wire disconnected [closed]

What will happen when the supply and ground are connected for a CPU fan with PWM but the PWM wire is not connected? Will the fan run at its full speed?
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USB internal control to on/off a pc fan molex circuit

I am new to electronic circuits so I might not have the correct nomenclature for some items. Description: I have 3 high power 12V PC fans (NON PWM) connected to a hub that draw power from MOLEX ...
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Will it harm a PWM fan controller to be backfed full fan voltage?

I want to install a PWM controller to a small 12 volt furnace fan in a camper. I want the fan to run slowly after furnace shutdown, to quietly stir the air for more even heating. My thought is to ...
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Help understanding amperage of DC motor and heat generation

I am diagnosing an issue in an automotive HVAC system and have been testing the blower motor. I would expect somewhere approximately 8A to 15A of current draw. I have test wired the motor with 14AWG ...
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How can I check the voltage of a fan?

Is there a way I can connect 1 or 2 batteries to a CPU Fan that I dissasembled to check what voltage it is so I can use it at the highest speed?
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Trouble to find out the nominal motor current and motor type of a fan from its datasheet

Is there a way to find out what is the nominal current of this fan and what type of single phase induction motor is used?
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How to power a dc fan (4wire) [closed]

I have intel dc 12v cpu fan (removed from a computer) that has 4 wires (Black Yellow Green Blue) (Model E97379) [Photo- http://www.filetolink.com/c50ea25682 ] I want to power it by ac to dc 12v ...
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What kind of fan connector is this?

I need to change fans of my beamer but I cant find a replacement because I dont know which connector they used. Thought it would be an 3 Pin connector but it isnt. The connector in the pictures is ...
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Thermoelectric Cooler sensor

My team and I are testing our Peltier Thermo-Electric Cooler Module+Heatsink Assembly - 12V 5A from Adafruit. We are using an external power source and sensors to get readings for the current, voltage,...
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Air conditioner fan not starting

I have a problem with my air conditioner fan not starting. As seen from the schematic below, when I test for voltage between the brown and black wires, I get 0 V (this is the problem). The indoor unit ...
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How to choose the correct pc fan? [closed]

I need to replace a pc-fan 2 pin(80X80X25mm). The only details it has are:12V/0.14A.(no RPM/CFM details). Will those details(voltage/current)enough and i can pick any 80X80X25mm 2-pin pc fan which has ...
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12V PWM controller for 12V fan that gets faster with the COLD

I need a controller for a 12 V - 1A fan, blowing on the cold side of a Peltier element to keep it at constant temperature. I have the hot side under control. I have seen multiple cheap PWM ready-to-...
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Repair or reuse 4-wire pwm pc fan that I broke by swapping GND with 12v

It is a 4-wire PC PWM Fan that I broke by swapping the GND and 12v for 2-3s. I did it because I thought it could reverse the direction like in other motors. So, something is dead in the fan. I remove ...
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Why does a car cabin fan need a big resistor?

The blower motor resistor for the cabin fan in a Volvo 850/V70 is so big that it is not even part of the motor. It has its own mounting. Here is a picture: Why does the blower require such a large ...
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Ceiling fan speed controller question

I need to connect 15 ceiling fans. Each bay has 3 ceiling fans that will run of the same speed controller, so 5 controllers in total. They will be wired from a separate circuit from the DB box. Here's ...
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What if voltage is decreased for an electrical fan (DC Motor)

Will the speed of rotation decrease or increase? I have an idea of Lorentz Force and all that. Use P=VI and V=IR to explain this to me please. I can't understand what will be the outcome of decreasing/...
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What type of motor is this? (photo included)

I want to make this motor work, but I can't understand what type this is. I supplied 5V DC to the terminals, but it just kept buzzing and the coils were energized. It also had some kind of circuit, ...
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Can I use a pc case fan for a tumble dryer? [closed]

My tumble dryer is broken. I found the service manual online and according to the error number the heat pump fan is the problem. I open it up and to my surprise I found a standard sized case fan in ...
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What is the best/safest way to wire a 200V fan in the USA, using 120v or 240v? [closed]

I bought a surplus fan/HEPA filter unit for using in a clean room. The wiring diagram is here. I want to connect it to a power cord and plug it into the wall. I know basic electric, but I'm not sure ...
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4-pin PC Fan PWM control and speed monitoring

I want to control and monitor the speed of a 4-pin PC fan using an esp8266. When there is no PWM control signal sent to the fan from the esp this code reports the fan speed correctly. However, ...
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Is it safe to power a PC fan (12V 0.30A) with an adjustable power adapter (3 -12V 2A) for an extended period? (8 hrs/day, 365 days/year) [duplicate]

I bought a DIY air purifying kit that uses a PC fan to pull air through a HEPA filter. A blade broke and so the fan needs to be replaced. I want to buy a better quality fan, for example from Noctua. ...
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Control a fan motor (with PWM IC burned out) [closed]

After the IC fan controller burned out by a voltage error I pulled it out to see what the motor coils were like. They are so I think: 4 series coils, but I'm not sure if it's the 4 coils in series. ...
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Should I use constant current or constant voltage drivers for driving my PWM 24V DC Fans?

Hi everyone thanks for stopping by to lend your thoughts. I need to run 2 circuits separately and control via Arduino uno PWM. One circuit is 2x Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-24V-3000 Q100 IP67 with ...
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How to make a fan speed regulator with a pot and a voltage regulator?

I want to make a simple fan speed regulator, but my electronic skills are failing me. I want to be able to slow down two computer fans. I have in my hands a 12V/1A power suply, 2x 12V/0.2A fans, a ...
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Can a button control a 5 speed fan without a microcontroller?

Is it possible to control a fan with a single button that cycles though fan speeds without using a micro controller. Can anyone point me to some documentation on how this would work or any ideas how ...