Question about wiring a computer fan for carbon scrubber

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself' started by Hearshotkid2620, May 7, 2011.

  1. If the output of the charger is not 12 volts, the fan may spin partial speed or not spin at all.

    Your best bet is to buy a 12v charger, they are cheap and available everywhere you can buy cell phones and electronics. See if you can find a 12v cell phone charger.
  2. alright thats what i was thinking. thanks for the fast reply
  3. #4 Smoke4MS, May 7, 2011
    Last edited: May 7, 2011
    I got my 12v adapters on amazon for around $8. Remember that the voltage is what you're most worried about. Amperage is less important, but if you're running a higher end fan that moves a lot of air, you're going to want at least 1 amp on the 12v adapter. The rocketfish fan should probably do ok with about 500mA (half an amp), but remember: you can push multiple fans with one power supply given that your amperage is high enough.

  4. Yea youll need a 12 output
  5. I used an old cell phone charger I had layin around

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