Fans

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Capricorn, Dec 19, 2002.

  1. Capricorn

    Capricorn OSNN Senior Addict

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    Is it easy to tell the difference between an intake fan and an exhaust fan?
     
  2. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    If you look at the side of the fan it will show you which direction the air flow goes... :D
     
  3. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    The difference it the way you mount them. Flip the fan and it changes direction. :)
     
  4. Capricorn

    Capricorn OSNN Senior Addict

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    Thanks for the info Guys
     
  5. Capricorn

    Capricorn OSNN Senior Addict

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    Just one other Fan question, If a case only has one fan fitted, is it an intake fan, or an exhaust fan?
     
  6. Burpster

    Burpster Guest

    its real easy ....intakes will be sucking ....and exhausts will be blowing :) couldnt resist
     
  7. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    If the fan is blowing air out of the case, it is an outake or an exaust fan, if the fan is blowing air in, it indeed is an intake fan :)

    You can see what they are by feeling where the air is going. :happy:
     
  8. usually if its on the front you want it sucking(intake) and on back pushing (exhaust) this is the direction you would want airflow through case normally
     
  9. Capricorn

    Capricorn OSNN Senior Addict

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  10. TechSupport

    TechSupport Guest

    cant we have it the other way around to save us having to buy a desk fan for in the summer?? :p
     
  11. R@GE

    R@GE Guest

    This is right but it is marked with an arrow on the side which isn't always easy to see. Or you can just plug it in (unmounted) and put your hand over it to feel the air flow.