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Running power supply with just fans

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by [email protected], Apr 21, 2006.

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  1. Guest

    Would it be safe to run a 500W ATX computer power supply with the only
    load being 4 12V fans (and a few LED lights) or would this not be
    sufficient load to operate safely?
     
  2. John Fields

    John Fields Guest

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    Google Groups, huh?

    Well, let's see...

    You haven't specified what minimum load the particular supply you're
    talking about is specified to be able to handle, nor have you said
    anything about what kind of current the fans will need when they're
    running, so who knows?

    Nobody here, for sure, unless they also post to alt.psychics...
     
  3. Tom Biasi

    Tom Biasi Guest

    I heard that you have crystal balls John.
     
  4. John Fields

    John Fields Guest

    Where'd you hear that?
     
  5. To be safe connect an automotive light to it. It will draw about 1 amp for
    a turn signal lamp. That should keep your power supply running up to
    voltage.
     
  6. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    From Phil, of course. ;-D

    Cheers!
    Rich
     
  7. John Fields

    John Fields Guest

     
  8. Because he's too damn cheap to buy some Exlax?


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