January 14th, 2007, 18:21 PM
80mm LED cooling fans
Hey guys this is just a quick simple question.Today i cleaned out my PC case and rigged it with some filters to help control dust in the case.While going through some old stuff i found 2 80mm cooling fans with blue LED's but they were quite dirty from sitting.I wanted to use them but cleaning them was near impossible without using water clothe and Q-tips.So my question is should i worry about using these fans after they have been exposed to water or is it safe as long as im am positive they are completely dry?If so how long would you recommend letting them sit to be sure they are completely dry?Thanks
Last edited by bhxtyrant; January 14th, 2007 at 21:17 PM.
January 14th, 2007, 23:19 PM
Old and Cranky
Once they are completely dry they should be fine.
January 14th, 2007, 23:25 PM
Overnite near a fan would be just fine. Almost all of these fans have no open contacts. They're potted. The bigger worry is not to degrease the bearings. DRB
"Will Golf for Food"
January 15th, 2007, 00:13 AM
Thanks for the replies,yeah im not to worried about the bearings as i was sure to only get water on the fan blades and back portion as wwll as the structure which encases the fan.I've never washed a fan quite in this manner before as i havent come accross one with so much dust buildup lol.The one thing that concerned me was the area the wires enter the structure which got wet so i wanted to be sure of it before using.
Last edited by bhxtyrant; January 15th, 2007 at 00:15 AM.