cooling fan power source

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Josh Matthews, Jul 15, 2002.

  1. Josh Matthews

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    I'd like to place a cooling fan in the back of my receiver. I'm electronically illiterate so I couldn't really understand the threads I found regarding this. The fans I've seen all have a little three prong thingee or just two wires coming out. I don't have a three prong thingee in the back of my receiver but I do have two regular AC outlets. Past threads refer to "power sources" which seems to make sense. So what do I need to buy to hook one of these fans up, or does anyone know where I can get a small, cheap fan with a regular AC power cord? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Darren Mortensen

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    Josh,

    Fans you can buy at RadioShack are not prewired with electrical plugs...as they are sold so a buyer can use it to wire specifically to their application. If you buy a 120V fan from them you can easily add a plug so you can plug it into your "switched" outlet on the back fo your reciever. If that is a problem for you, you can always purchase a tiny desktop/dormroom fan at WalMart and plug it into the reciever. When the reciever is switch on the fan will come on as well.
     
  3. Doug Drake

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    Also, be certain you are buying at least a 110v AC fan. Many of them are low voltage, to be used in PCs or other applications.

    Sometimes people will buy a 220v fan so that it runs slower (read quieter) when plugged into 110v.

    Doug
     

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