Anyone know how to wire a PC Fan into a Plug for incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by brkuk, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. brkuk

    brkuk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I took a fan out of an old computer for my incubator. I need to know how to wire it into a 110 plug for the wall. do i need a converter or something? just wondering if anyone has done this. I am too cheap to buy the LG fan. Right now i am still-air incubating a dozen eggs. Any help would be great. Thanks
     
  2. Clay In Iowa

    Clay In Iowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes you need a converter. Those fans are 12v DC fans. Try an old cell phone charger. Look on the back for the output. It will most likely say 7.5v which is usually enough. Cut and strip the wires on both the converter and the fan. Connect, tape and plug in.


    I think MissPrissy has something on her page about it. Look up her home built incubator.
     
  3. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Quote:That is what we did and it works fine. The same old fan is on its 4th hatch and hasn't died yet.
     
  4. brkuk

    brkuk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey Clay, i just did it and it works great. i used a 6 volt output computer speaker plug. the little fan runs just enough. thanks for your quick help.
     
  5. Clay In Iowa

    Clay In Iowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem, glad I could help. I know some one here, MissPrissy I think, passed that nugget of knowledge to me.


    BTW we want picture of the new arrivals when they hatch. [​IMG]
     
  6. quail kid

    quail kid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,

    Could someone tell me how you cut and strip the wires form the cell phone charger?And how to connect it?
    It would be really appreciated if someone could do a vid or post pics of how to do it?

    Thanks
     

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