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Post by RAZMATIC » Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:28 am

How much power does a gc fan need to run.

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Post by lifeisbetterwithketchup » Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:35 am

First of all, this is the SNES forum.

Anyway, most fans don't really care what voltage you give them, they will just run faster or slower than normal (and make more or less noise).
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Post by RAZMATIC » Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:05 am

i know what forum this is. im useing it with a snes

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Post by ShockSlayer » Mon Sep 18, 2006 7:39 am

12v

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Post by gannon » Mon Sep 18, 2006 7:42 am

I'm sure when he asks for power he either means the volts + amps or just watts. IIRC it draws ~60mA @ 12V

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Post by totokan » Mon Sep 18, 2006 7:43 am

RAZMATIC wrote:How much power does a gc fan need to run.
They NEED no power, you can provide as little or as much as you want. It will just go faster or slower.
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Post by MM007 » Mon Sep 18, 2006 8:07 am

You decline to mention that too much can blow the fan. Fans are rated for optimal settings, a compromise between function and life of the fan.
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Post by totokan » Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:50 am

Yeah, well I guess you learn through experience. Me, I just put fans into cases. + to + and - to -. Can never fail with that logic ;)
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Post by SNESguy » Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:43 pm

I estimate that the gamecube fan uses about 150-250mA at maximum. You can lower the current consumption by just running it at something like 7-10 volts instead of 12.

As a rule of thumb, with these square brushless fans, the power consumption is always very low, usually below .5 amps. There are a few exceptions, but those kinds are so powerful you won't be using them in portables unless you've got a fan fetish. :P :P :P

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