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Old 05-18-2008, 03:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Arrow Can't tell which way the fan is blowing.

On the side of my case, I cannot tell if the fan is for intake or if it is blowing air out... thats how weak it is. Is there a way I can tell? Here are pics.

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Default Re: Can't tell which way the fan is blowing.

Which way is the fan blades curved? The direction the fan blades curve from the center is the way the air is moving. It's most likely blowing air into the case.
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Default Re: Can't tell which way the fan is blowing.

hmm I think u are right, it is blowing air in. I have to put my hand about a half inch away from it to feel it...
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Default Re: Can't tell which way the fan is blowing.

lol... or you can use a tissue...
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Default Re: Can't tell which way the fan is blowing.

Or your hair, if you have hippie hair like me.
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LOL spiko
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Default Re: Can't tell which way the fan is blowing.

IT IS blowing air out! I used a tissue like u said and from the inside it is getting sucked to the fan. hmm since I only have 1 intake I think ill flip it around.
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Default Re: Can't tell which way the fan is blowing.

Easiest way to tell.

The side with the crossmembers that hold the motor is the direction the air blows from.

The side where all you see are blades is where it pulls the air in.
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Easiest way to tell.

The side with the crossmembers that hold the motor is the direction the air blows from.

The side where all you see are blades is where it pulls the air in.
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Easiest way to tell.

The side with the crossmembers that hold the motor is the direction the air blows from.

The side where all you see are blades is where it pulls the air in.
I just found this out with those yate loons and all my old fans I've been messing around with. I thought it might be different for different fans but it seems to be true for all.
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