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Old 04-12-2009, 07:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys,
I'm new here and got a quick question.

I have a laptop that gets really hot behind it and decided to put a PC fan I got to cool it off.
I got a Arctic Cooling Fan12L

I wanted to put this through my USB port, but it's a 12V fan and I think usb's only support 5V.
I also have a USB hub which I think also supports 5V max and I think won't work.

Now I'd hate to strip this Fan and a USB cable, and then find out that it really doesn't work afterall, so could someone please give me an alternative solution to how I can make this work..


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Old 04-12-2009, 11:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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you could allways buy a cooling pad

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Old 04-12-2009, 12:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Heres a guide: Usb Powered Fan - Video

It should work as most fans have a minimum voltage of 5 it will spin slower then plugging into a standard molex or 3 pin though
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