I like computers, they allow me to do lots of things that I wouldn't otherwise
be able to do. What I dislike about computers is the baggage associated with
them. I'm talking about large CRT monitors, miles of cables and noise. Oh the
noise, how it drives me mad. I can think of very few things more annoying than
trying to leave a download going over night and to be kept awake by the incessant
whining of the computer.
This is where the Acoustifan comes in. It features infinitely variable temperature
control, via a thermistor. The fan comes from Quiet
PC and is packaged well. The box contains:
- 80mm clear plastic fan, with a 3 pin power connector, and a thermistor on
- A set of rubber washers and screws to attach the fan to a case.
- A resistor to reduce the voltage to the fan (and therefore make it quieter).
The specifications are as follows..
Dimensions: 80mm x 80mm x 25mm
Power consumption: 1.44 Watts
Airflow: 15.6 - 25.4 CFM (cubic feet per minutes)
Noise level: 14.2 - 21.0 dBA
Connector wire length: 46 cm
I was immediately puzzled by the lack of instructions with the
fan. I assumed that if it were temperature controlled, it would have some
documents detailing what speeds the fan spins at what temperatures. Since
none were in the box I went researching on the net. A quick bit of googling
on the word "acoustifan" and I found the technical specifications
of the fan on this
page detailing the RPM to temperature relationship.
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