Fan alternative

Discussion in 'E3D-v6 and Lite6' started by Ralph Hilton, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. Ralph Hilton

    Ralph Hilton Well-Known Member

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    Even the 40mm fan I have fitted gets quite noisy so I have been looking at alternatives.
    http://www.dx.com/p/jtron-40210020-dc12 ... 8OwgLHDVH0
    This is very quiet. It would direct a much stronger airflow but just on the lower fins of the heatsink. Does that seem workable? I thought I'd ask first as it is a fair bit of fiddling around to mount it.
     
  2. grat

    grat Member

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    31 dB? That's not very quiet.
     
  3. Ralph Hilton

    Ralph Hilton Well-Known Member

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    The first fan that came with my first v5 was quite noisy. I just checked the one that came with the v6 and that is much quieter. Looking at specs it is rated at 30 dBA. However the centrifugal fan has approx double the airflow and that airflow is far more directed.
     
  4. elmoret

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    I would not trust a single specification from dx.com.
     

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