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Quiet fan recomendations for the R2

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by jscottb, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. jscottb

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    I really would like to replace the fans, especially the 20mm hotend cooler fan. It howls like the wind in an old horror movie. I have other printers that I have done fan replacements on, but all are lager fans. Does anyone have any good recommendations? I also really wish the HE fan would cutoff after it cools.

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    Scott
     
  2. WheresWaldo

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    There is no such thing as a 25 mm fan that is quiet unless it is stopped. By the way, the hotend fan is 25 mm not 20 mm.
     
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    The Heat Break fan ( HE fan ) is hard wired to +12 Volts supply which is why it "howls" like it does. Perhaps a 24 V fan of the same dimensions would be quieter. The HE fan is a 12 Volt fan.
     
  4. jscottb

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    Yeah, I saw that it was hard-wired poking around a little at it. I have 24v fans on my other two printers. I will do some research.

    Thanks.
     
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    You CAN print an adapter that will let you use something larger (say a 40mm fan) in place of the 25mm fan :)
    At least you can buy a 40mm Noctua ;)
     
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    Yeah, I have those on my Tevo Tornado now for part cooling.
     

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