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Quick Question about fan wiring please

Discussion in 'Modding Forum' started by the_sly_dog, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. the_sly_dog

    the_sly_dog Network Guru Member

    hello all

    i have a linksys-wrt54GS v1.1

    i bought a delta 60x60x10mm fan to fit inside the router

    my question is :


    in this picture one of the posters has wired it like this above picture

    but i have also afew posts down someone else wired uptheres up like this


    i was just wondering what one is correct way to wire up the fan please

    i wasnt sure if the black wire had to be the top eg: picture 1 or like the second picture :shock: :shock:

    any help would be really great please indeed

    thank you very much

    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
  2. anectine17

    anectine17 Network Guru Member

    The bottom picture is mine and I can assure you it works. The black wire is a ground, and although I can't really tell where the black wire goes in the top picture, I would assume it is just a different ground. The red wire goes to 12 volts, so the fan will run at full speed. It will be loud. I have a potentiometer on mine so I can control the fan speed. Back to your original question, if you're in doubt, pull your board out of the housing, power it up and test the lugs with a volt meter. Choose the 2 that give you a positive 12 volts. Hope that helps.

  3. spiderx1016

    spiderx1016 Network Guru Member

    I did mine yesterday, I did exactly what the first picture looks like and it worked but my fan is loud
  4. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    i have mine set like the top one as well, i put a on/off switch on mine but you could make it variable
  5. the_sly_dog

    the_sly_dog Network Guru Member

    hello jgutz20 & spiderx1016

    have you got any pictures of the on/off switch please
    or help how to wire it up //

    as i would love too have a on/off switch for my fan

    have you got your fan pulling air in or out of the router please..

    i have mine set to pull air in to the router

    many thanks

  6. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    i actually used 2 fans, one in and one out. just run the black cable directly from fan to board and toss the switch between the 2 on the red wire. i attached 2 pictures, dunno if it will work tho. I took my fans off of a 5.25 hard drive cooler

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  7. the_sly_dog

    the_sly_dog Network Guru Member

    thank you very very much jgutz20

    i will try that mod switch and add another fan tomorrow :)

    many thanks buddy

  8. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    goood luck
  9. spiderx1016

    spiderx1016 Network Guru Member

    I need help... How do I control the fan?

    I have a 4 way comp fan controller but I dunno would that work
  10. spiderx1016

    spiderx1016 Network Guru Member

    Can I use this?

    Do something with the black and red from the fan to the fanmate and then solder the black and red from the fanmate to the router

    What ways are you guys using?
  11. anectine17

    anectine17 Network Guru Member

    I don't mean to be an ass, but if these guys have to ask elementary questions like "how do I hook up the fan" or "how do I find positive and negative" or "how do I control the fan", then maybe they shouldn't be opening their routers and soldering on the PCB! I mean, this isn't rocket science, but one needs to have a basic idea of positive and negative, voltage/amperage and how to control them, etc. Google works wonders. Use it to find articles and pics on the subjects you want to learn about. Read, research, figure out what you're doing BEFORE you tear into the router and start adding stuff. It's kinda like asking a doctor how to perform surgery. There are a million answers and just as many places to get those answers!! LOOK for them!! Just my 2 cents worth.
  12. SteelersFANinMA

    SteelersFANinMA Network Guru Member

    Google may have brought them here...and is there a better place to find the pics, info. and personal feedback about this subject? I don't think so. Some may know the difference between positive and negative or have done some solder work, but would like some pics or encouragement/feedback to give them the confidence that it can be done before they actually try it. They might even get some helpful hints from those who've already done the task. Either way, it's their router and they're not very expensive. If they want to try to modify it, it's their right. I would never have thought to modify my router or even add a 3rd party firmware without finding this site.

    Hopefully, I don't come of sounding like an @$$ either, but I'd encourage people to ask questions in a forum like this, even if they seem elementary. Let's not forget that some who visit this site may be new to computers, the internet and forum etiquette. For all we know, someone's mother, father or grandparents might join a site like this and want to learn. We can't expect everyone to be on the same level, and we shouldn't want to turn new members off from posting or away from the site.

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