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Can I Hook Up A 110 Volt Fan To A 350w Psu?


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Hey, I am wondering if anyone knows how I can hook up a 110volt (household current) fan to a 350 Enermax PSU? I got a fan from a friend, it is FAT! Same size as a case fan, but almost three times as thick. I am thinking of using it in my system that I am building (my first ever build) but don't know how I would do this. If I can't hook it into the PSU, I may just put it in anyhow and have it plug into the wall. Can anyone help?

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The only way to gain acess to 110V inside the case is to crack open the PSU and tap onto the power points after the filter that feed the PSU. I would not recommend this however as the fan may introduce noise onto the line and reduce the effiency of the PSU. If your PSU has an output/passthrough like that used to feed power to a monitor, that would be a better choice. However, if you dont have any experience with working around 110V+ and PSUs this is not something you should try.

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u better be careful around an open PSU...i was working on once before i knew about the capacitors, i did something and it shocked me so bad that my arm went flying backwards and i fell down. I wasnt able to feel my arm for a few hours.

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u better be careful around an open PSU...i was working on once before i knew about the capacitors, i did something and it shocked me so bad that my arm went flying backwards and i fell down. I wasnt able to feel my arm for a few hours.

rofl you probably touched something you werent supposed to. like your avatar :ph34r:

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OK, thanks guys, I thought I may end up going the "plug it into the wall" route simply because it would be easier. I will get a switch for it, so that when I am not doing any intensive stuff, it won't be making any noise. I suspect it will be loud, simply due to the size of it, but I may be wrong. Thanks again.

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