Has anyone changed the fan in their power supply?

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Has anyone changed the fan in their power supply?

Post by Farr0wn3d » Sat Sep 26, 2015 4:04 pm

I swapped the 2 40mm fans on the printer for the silent noctua ones and now I really notice the once in the PSU.

Any suggestions??

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Re: Has anyone changed the fan in their power supply?

Post by askernas » Sat Sep 26, 2015 5:51 pm

I ordered a 60mm Noctua fan and replaced the one in the power supply as well.

It is really quiet now, I LIKE it! :D

Only fan I have yet to replace is the 50mm cooling fan, any suggestions for a quiet 24V fan for this?

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Re: Has anyone changed the fan in their power supply?

Post by jsc » Sat Sep 26, 2015 6:03 pm

Why not use a 40mm 24v Noctua? Doesn't need to be 50mm.

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Post by Kulturfolger » Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:13 pm

The fan inside the power supply is powered by a separate 12V line. I replaced the stock fan with a NOCTUA NF-A6x25 FLX.

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Re: Has anyone changed the fan in their power supply?

Post by Farr0wn3d » Sun Sep 27, 2015 1:14 am

Can you post up the Noctua part number for the PSU fan please? I'll order one and then once it arrives I'll tear the PSU open :)

btw the 40mm bed fan that I got is MILES from quite but it is effective as hell! TONS of pressure and TONS of flow. I have a good duct on there thats not even aimed at the heater block but I still have to be careful with the fan on any setting over 50% because it cools so fast! haha. I'm using the Neo_Usagi fan duct with my v6 and its design is very restrictive but the fan has zero trouble overcoming it. If you're interested, its a EMB PAPST 424JH I believe

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http://www.digikey.ca/product-detail/en ... ND/5114284

and before people pipe up. Yes I realize that it might seem silly to have a bed fan thats 54db, but still make a fuss about the noise from the PSU. I only use my cooling fan when Im working on a small piece or for bridging, while the other fans are on all the time.

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Re: Has anyone changed the fan in their power supply?

Post by jdacal » Sun Sep 27, 2015 4:02 am

I changed all my fans, eerie silence now along with the stepper dampers that were recommended here.

Here's the fan links from Amazon in case someone wants to use them:

Power Supply fan (note that Noctua fan moves about 20% less air than the original if I recall correctly. I did not re-install the Makergear case on mine. Running nice and cool though AND quiet):

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009NQ ... detailpage

40mm x 10mm fans:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009NQ ... detailpage
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Post by Farr0wn3d » Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:36 pm

I think I will leave the case off mine as well. its tucked away under my desk in a place that wont be touched so I'll run it sans case, with the quiet fan. I ordered the 60mm noctua and the stepper dampers. I also ordered some hella bright natural white led tape light from superbrightleds.com so my jealousy of other printers lighting and silence should be coming to an end soon ;)

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Re: Has anyone changed the fan in their power supply?

Post by Rara » Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:10 am

Should the Noctua just drop right in? I put the same 60mm model linked above on last night and it's dead in the water. Old fan still spins up, so the power is there...
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Re: Has anyone changed the fan in their power supply?

Post by Farr0wn3d » Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:12 pm

yes it should. Did you confirm that the voltage of the noctua is the same as the original one? Also, if its more than 2 wire, just confirm that you're hooked up to the correct wires. Both my noctua fans dropped in.

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Re: Has anyone changed the fan in their power supply?

Post by 3dPrintingMD » Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:33 pm

So far I've replaced the extruder, power supply, and electronics case with Noctua fans.

I am basically sitting around dreaming and hoping that some fellow maker will make a bracket for a V2 and a 40mm fan so I can replace the bed fan as well :D
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