Powering a 120v cooling fan


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Old 01-19-15, 01:21 PM
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Powering a 120v cooling fan

first post here, not sure if this is the right place. I salvaged a cooling fan (looks like a computer cooling fan but much bigger, its a papst typ6300s, made in germany), the label says 115v, has two wires, am i correct in assuming that it needs 110v AC power (thats what comes out of my socket)? if so whats the safest way to power it? im thinking of making a diy air filter out of it.

it also has a metal casing which i can ground as well.

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Old 01-19-15, 01:41 PM
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As far as I know nominal voltage in Canada is 120 volts not 110 so it should be fine. Any device like that will run on any voltage 10% of the listed voltage.
 
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you are right its 120v. so i can just grab a power cord and solder the wires to the fan and plug it in? is that what they do with the fans we use in the summer?
 
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Old 01-19-15, 02:26 PM
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More or less, yes.

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