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 Post subject: My simple fan controller
PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:23 pm 
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After fiddling with many PWM and voltage controllers based on a timer circuit and potentiometer input, I decided to go back to basics to control my AC PWM CPU and Exhaust fans in my Solo.

I simply used a 3 position toggle switch and some 1N4002 diodes in series to reduce the fan's voltage. An RPM header allows me to route the yellow wire back to the motherboard for speed monitoring.

Fan controller
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Toggle switch mounted out back (The second toggle switch controls diode 6(CPU Fan); optional)
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Simple Schematic:
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Nicely done!


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Nice :)

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 Post subject: very nice
PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:13 am 
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great writeup and documentation.
Should become a sticky here.
Lots of people get hung up on resistors and power dissapation in fan control, but diodes and switches make a lot of sense.

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