1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

overload

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Amorphus, 21 Mar 2003.

  1. Amorphus

    Amorphus What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    25 Feb 2003
    Posts:
    131
    Likes Received:
    0
    not that they've very dear to me, but I ripped two 60mm fans from an old AT case I had (one from the psu, one front intake).

    they're designed for 5v. if I stick them on 12v, how long you think they'll last? :)

    and has anyone tried hooking up a ground wire to a -12v line on their mobo connector for a 24v line on a fan? that would be interesting...
     
  2. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

    Joined:
    27 Dec 2002
    Posts:
    13,571
    Likes Received:
    1,834
    i think you may have melty smokey mess on your hands if you try either of those, if that fan is supposed to by 5v then running it at 12v will certainly get you much much higher rpms, probably about 4 times as high, although it is likely that it will just burn out in a matter of minutes if not seconds

    bad idea mate
     
  3. Amorphus

    Amorphus What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    25 Feb 2003
    Posts:
    131
    Likes Received:
    0
    *EDIT SORRY WRONG THREAD I FEEL STUPID *SMACK* *

    :blush: :wallbash:
     
  4. xen0morph

    xen0morph Bargain wine connoisseur

    Joined:
    30 Jun 2002
    Posts:
    2,925
    Likes Received:
    1
    Actually the components in a good fan can easily withstand 12 volts, but it will get quite warm. I've run a 12 volt fan at 24 volts with no problems either.

    Don't be surprised if you get lots of magic smoke though :)
     

Share This Page