02 hintswen [Running fan from battery]
St Patricks March 2006
By the way hintswen Welcome to [Geeks to Go] Glad to have you join us What country are you Posting from - [Australia] or [New Zealand]
I'll need to solder stuff won't I I don't have a soldering iron, might know someone that has 1... I hope.
Yes Soldering would be good to learn It is not hard But it is more of [Trade/Art] to do it correctly There is [No Value] in a Poor/Sloppy Soldering You can use [Solder-less Terminals] But that also requires Training & Proper tools and technique -
I was just looking at the switches and some say stuff like 'Rated 3 amps at 125VAC' should i be looking for something in particular? i never knew switches had stats
All components have [Specifications/Ratings] for Voltage/Current Wattage Thermal Size Type The criteria used in selecting the proper specifications is called [Engineering] I gave you a [Basic Schematic] but did not give any [Engineering Data] But I did give you the information for you to select from The fact that you [Noticed the existence] of these ratings and asked about them is a [Positive Indication] that you are interested in obtaining more knowledge -
oh and Jack123, thanks for the diagram
You are welcome Thanks for the acknowledgement It is a very basic schematic and does not contain nearly enough information to actually build from I am impressed by your questions and comments and the mere fact that you acknowledged receiving it -
What are S1 and B1 though? and is the dotted line around the outside just the enclosure?
These are good questions & indicates to me about your observance ability [S1] is the terminology for the Electric Symbol for the Switch which is called [Switch 1] and is abbreviated [S1] B1 is for [Blower Motor/Fan #1] and is abbreviated [B1]
Yes the dotted lines is the [Standard] for showing an Enclosure -
nice... just thinking... if i could be bothered... how hard/easy would it be to attack it to different types of batteries, and have a ifferent switch for each. then dependsing on which switches are on it gets a different voltage, different speed, different sound etc. or am i just overdoing it now lol
I am impressed with the [Increased Interest] that you developed from 1st Post to your last Post You can go as far as you can imagine In fact by using the [Yellow Wire] you can make the Fan [Automatically Increase/Decrease RPM] directly proportional to temperature increase/decrease See Link http://www.national..../AN/AN-1262.pdf
Of course it is extremely more complex than the simple schematic that I supplied You can visit your [Local Library] - & - Look at some of the books on
(1)-Electric Motors & Control Circuits
(3)-Electronic Circuit Guidebook
Jack123, thanks for all the information. Now I'm a bit more confused than before.
No not more confused Just obtaining a greater thirst for knowledge
I'm no electricition, just a 15(16 next month) year old kid wanting to do something new
Looks like we might have the beginning of a [New Inventor] Good Luck
Edited by Jack123, 17 March 2006 - 10:48 PM.