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I have this DC fan that is DC 5V for a lap top to cool it down so it does not over-heat. My son never uses it, so I would like to convert it to a fan in my 55 gallon tank. Here is a picture of the fans. There are 2 5V fans mounted on a clear hard plastic stand. This will go outside of my tank as I do have a 3" by 9" screen in the top back to lay it on.



Here is the piece that plugs into my computer. Notice it has 2 sides, which are both different. Sorry it is fuzzy!!



I believe I need a AC/DC converter? And if I am right, where can I purchase one? Appreciate your help. Thank you
 

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cut the connector off. look at the amperage draw of the fans. purchase or find a wall wart which has a minimum of 10% more amperage than your fans combined. for your use you must also make sure the power supply/ wall wart has no more than 5V as using more will turn your fans at a speed higher than they were designed to do. now splice the 2 wires from the wall wart and the 2 wires from the fans and your good to go. you may need to temporarily attach the wires to ensure the polarity is correct.


you can also get variable voltage wall warts at radioshack for $20 or so which will let you select the voltage output (again dont select more than 5 as these will give you 12 if you choose)[/ ]james[/quote

Thanks James for the info. Not sure what you mean by your last paragraph. Please explain.
 

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Perfect! Thanks James. I did a search on here to find what I was looking for, but nothing came up. This will help me now, as I printed the picture out to show someone at Radio Shack.
 

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idotConnect Notebook Cooling Pad

I hope this website works. This page is where the fan pad is. It tells what specs it has. Does this help? If this doesn't highlight, I will post the specs. Thank you so much for helping out guys!!!

YES, IT WORKS!! PLEASE SEE WEBSITE AND COMMENT. THANK YOU
 

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I did take the fan cover off and JUST put it back on. There is nothing on the small tag that you are asking for. That is why I had to google and research this little contraption and finally found this website. What know:confused:
 

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Are you showing me 2 fans from the websites that would work? In other words, don't use the one I have? Thanks James.
 

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Gotcha! Had no idea how hard I made this for myself, but as you and I have found out, they don't have much info on the fan. Appreciate your help James on this. It will only cost about $10.00 including shipping for 1 fan. I may end up doing that route.
 
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