Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Electricians help please.

  1. #1

    Electricians help please.

    I have built myself a 'biltong box' and have it all setup apart from getting the computer fan to work.

    This is the fan I have - 80mm x 25mm PC Computer Case Cooling Sleeve Bearing Fan 220V AC: Amazon.co.uk: Computers Accessories

    I have tried connecting it to old phone charger with an output of 12V 1A. However, it isnt powering the fan.

    Any advice on how to get this thing turning?

    Cheers,

    Tom

  2. #2
    It's 220v fan Tom. Just needs a normal 3pin plug on it and in the wall socket!

  3. #3
    It sounds like you are trying to power a fan that runs on 220V AC with 12 V DC - It ain't goin to turn!
    If you don't know what you are doing, do not meddle or you could hurt yourself or others around you.
    Get a fan that runs on 12 volts DC & drive it from the 12V DC power supply (appropriately fused of course).

    Ian

  4. #4


    12V DC fan ordered.
    Last edited by shotguntom; 06-05-2015 at 18:58.

  5. #5
    You could use the 240v one with a light type dimmer switch as well.
    That would allow you to control the ventilation speed/amount.

    Note...make sure the plug you fit has a 3a fuse fitted as that's all you need.
    As above mentioned, if you're not sure on anything get a pal to help/check it out.
    Atb
    "Don't say I didnae warn ye !"

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by shotguntom View Post
    I have built myself a 'biltong box' and have it all setup apart from getting the computer fan to work.

    This is the fan I have - 80mm x 25mm PC Computer Case Cooling Sleeve Bearing Fan 220V AC: Amazon.co.uk: Computers Accessories

    I have tried connecting it to old phone charger with an output of 12V 1A. However, it isnt powering the fan.

    Any advice on how to get this thing turning?

    Cheers,

    Tom
    good job it wasnt other way around
    DONT START

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by AN DU RU FOX View Post
    good job it wasnt other way around
    Certainly shift some air ........................ for a very short while

Similar Threads

  1. Any electricians on the site advice needed
    By Cyres in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-06-2014, 09:37
  2. Any Quad mechanics or auto electricians ?
    By macberran in forum Equipment & Accessories
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-01-2014, 20:28
  3. any auto electricians on here or folk in the know?
    By sauer in forum Deer Stalking General
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-09-2013, 21:35
  4. auto electricians advice req,d
    By sauer in forum Deer Stalking General
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-12-2011, 18:52

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •