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RE: Low Noise Fans
- To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
- Subject: RE: Low Noise Fans
- From: Bill Wichers <billw at waveform_net>
- Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2003 00:21:47 -0400
You said it!
The Panaflows are all a DC line aren't they? I haven't
seen AC models. . . But hen wall warts are cheap :-)
As far as I know all the Panaflows are DC fans. Pabst (German manufacturer)
makes some excellent low-noise AC fans (as well as DC), but they tend to be
fairly expensive. They balance each fan with small weights to reduce
vibration though which I rarely see in small fans like we're talking about
here. If you ever see one surplus they are an *excellent* fan to use. I
don't think I'd spend the money to buy one new though.
Wall warts can be had from just about any surplus place for a few bucks.
Great sources are http://www.allelectronics.com and http://www.mpja.com.
Shouldn't be more than $3-5 for a wall wart that can run any conceivable
fan. MPJA also has a fair number of surplus fans with more specs available
than most surplus places so that may be a good place to look first for
anyone looking for an inexpensive AND low-noise fan.
Digikey also carries EBM and the lesser (imo) fans from
They even have the Flatpaks ;-)
Shop till you drop! Info is what makes a choice a
considered judgement rather than just a guess.
UNIX Systems Administrator