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can a 12v dc pc fan use a 16v dc adapter? Answered

can a 12v dc pc fan use a 16v dc adapter?

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klee27x (author)2009-07-29

Yes. I suggest a 5-10 ohm resistor, maybe. I use 30 ohms to run a PSU fan from a 20V supply. 100 ohm would be wayyy to much.

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lemonie (author)2009-07-29

Yes, but you'd need to pop a resistor in there (easiest way). 100 ohm maybe? L

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annurro (author)2009-07-29

have you try LM78xx voltage regulator ?? . in your case that would be LM7812. make sure total power does not reach 1 Watt,coz the IC will shut down for protection.

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steveastrouk (author)2009-07-29

Not for long. It'll overheat at the very least.

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