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Question about some fan specs.

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joey_rjm5

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Feb 1, 2001
What does 12vdc, 24vdc, and 48vdc mean on a fan. I am gonna buy some fans to cool my caase but I want to make sure they are gonna be okay on my power supply.
 

Overload

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Dec 18, 2000
You should get 12VDC fans. most computer power supplyes have 12V and 5V leads. all computer fans ive seen use 12V.
 
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joey_rjm5

joey_rjm5

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Feb 1, 2001
okay thanks that's all I needed to know. I appreciate the really quick response that's what makes this forum great.

p.s. If the fan doesn't have the connector on it how do i put one on the wire?
 

Hoot

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Beg, borrow, steal, or purchase some of those connectors with wires left in them and splice to the wires. I've been trying to get my boss to buy a Berg System crimper for making those connectors, but the $700 Newark wants for the crimping tool is outrageous. I have seen some 3 and 4 pin IDC style connectors with "punch-down" contacts, that definitely have promise. It pays to visit your local Electronics Surplus center and browse amongst the boxes and skid racks.

Hoot