wiring a fan

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Postby SkweezMyCheez » Mon Nov 27, 2006 11:21 am

so i have made a clear combustion, and i dont want to dril alot of holes. in the chamber. So, what do I do for my chamber fan? I need a way to send the wires out of the chamber. Keep in mind i will also have bolts for my ignition (hopefully a stun gun). Can I run the wires to the electrode bolts? Will this effect the fan or batteries when i press the button for the stun gun (<1 sec)?
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Postby SpudMonster » Mon Nov 27, 2006 12:43 pm

<img src="http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-9/398596/NTBCFAN2.JPG">

Just do like DR did. One ozark trail fan from walmart, and you're good to go.
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Postby TurboSuper » Mon Nov 27, 2006 5:39 pm

If you've got a clear chamber, I would definitely go for an LED fan. If you're gonna buy a fancy chamber you may as well have a kickass fan to go with it. 8)

Unfortunately, that brings you back to the original problem- I don't know how well the fan would hold up against the voltage from a stungun, but you could just drill a very small hole next to one of the electrodes. Using 24 gauge wire, it is hardly noticeable.
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Postby Mr.Plow » Mon Nov 27, 2006 5:56 pm

Do NOT connect the fan to the high voltage ignition source! Tap two small machine screws through the double-thickness portion of the cannon where the rear cleanout overlaps the clear pipe. You can connect the battery/switch on the outside of the gun, and the fan's wires on the inside. If you really want the gun to look clean, you can even secure the project box in place with those same screws like I did with my <a href="http://www.neospud.com/cannonpages/banjocannon.html">BanjoCannon</a>. Take a look at <a href="http://www.neospud.com/images/rearchamber.jpg">this picture</a> especially.
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Postby SkweezMyCheez » Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:01 pm

yeah, i was thinking about a project box made from scratch using some Lexan.i dont know now whether to put the stunner in the box or the batteries and switches. Thanks for pics of the banjocannon, good ideas. Clean construction is a must for this cannon.
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Postby SpudBlaster15 » Mon Nov 27, 2006 11:26 pm

Why drill holes for fan mounts AND fan wires when you can do it all in one?

<img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v627/Savage_26/IMG_1011.jpg">

Why mount a project box on your gun when you can conceal the battery, wires, and switch in an integral part of your gun? (If you dont have an over/under gun then you obviously dont have a barrel support, but I am sure everyone has an ignition handle)

<img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v627/Savage_26/IMG_1013.jpg">
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Postby sgort87 » Tue Nov 28, 2006 1:24 am

You wont need mounts for a 80mm fan.

I'd suggest as plow said and use bolts and nuts.

I would urge you to make an ignition handle with fan control like on my Blue Flame. There are no wires or screws exposed on the chamber and no ugly project box.
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Postby SkweezMyCheez » Sun Dec 03, 2006 4:23 pm

how did you attach that handle mr plow?, im liking it i may have to use that design
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Postby Spudman07 » Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:13 am

I know this is not my topic, but I am having a fan wiring problem. My fan has stopped working. It used to work, but now when I hook the batteries up to the fa, it turns about 1/4" (if that) and then stops. Then when I unhook the power source, the fan reterns to it's initial position. I have tried fresh battteries straight out of the box and it still won't work. Any insight on this would be great. Thanks.
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Postby GalFisk » Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:42 am

If it's a PC fan, the control circuit is most likly fried (unless the fan is jammed).
Does it start to spin if you help it along?
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