Introduction: Powerful & Quiet USB Fan

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You ever wanted to have a nice fan on your desk but you don't have money to spend in this and you have nothing to do in a boring raining day. I have something for you. Find a old PSU who dosen't work anymore, take the fan inside and follow my instructions. That cost me nothing, just a little bit of my time

Step 1: Item You Need

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First thing you need some tools and parts.

- A fan (I take mind in a old PSU) (Try to get a 5V fan for better air)
- Usb Cable
- Soldering Gun
- Alligator clamps
- Clamps
- Solder Alloy
- Electric Tape (I had more)

Step 2: Skin the Wires

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With the clamp cut the USB Mini port. Skin the big wire to find 4 Wires in. locate the red and the black wire and skin it. Cut the green and white wire. Don't forget to skin the fan wire.

Step 3: Twist the Wire

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Take both black wires ans twist it, repeat for the red.

Step 4: Slodering

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Solder the wires. Black with black, red with red

Step 5: Add Electric Tape

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At this step add some electric tape on each wires. DON'T PASTE THE TWO WIRE SETS.

Step 6: Finaly. Test It Out

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Plug the USB into a computer to power the fan.

Super Quiet!!!


Thank to visiting me!!!

Comments

jackandjill (author)2009-07-15

My fan is out of an old PS2, i was wondering does this work, and the fan out of the ps2 the wires are coloured they are just black, thanks

nodnodwinkwink (author)2009-06-19

in case anyones interested, on this particular ps2 cable the power was coming through the blue and white wires...

nodnodwinkwink (author)2009-06-17

Hey, i like your instructable, heres a tip that will let you get rit of step two.

Instead of a usb cable, find a broken usb mouse, or possibly even an old ps2 mouse.
The reason for this is that the usb cable for a mouse is already split for you once you open the casing. (usually only one screw)
I had two broken mice in the bin here and decided to take them apart, see pic.

https://www.instructables.com/files/orig/F2R/TPCD/FVW1Z7NV/F2RTPCDFVW1Z7NV.jpg

Until i test them myself im not sure what wires do what on the ps2 but thats easily done but as you can see, the wires are all ready to use.

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