Subject: Re: FW: Multia FAQ... heating problem...
To: None <>
From: Carl Lowenstein <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 04/14/2000 12:01:51
> > ----------
> > From: 	David Woyciesjes
> > Sent: 	Thursday, April 13, 2000 2:01 PM
> > Subject: 	Multia FAQ... heating problem...
> > 
> > Tim Rightnour---
> > 	You mention replacing the fan in the Multia, with a stronger one.
> > ( ) Has anyone
> > tried cutting off the little resistor that's connected to it?
> > 	I replaced the fan in one of mine. I'm starting to get the other
> > Multia going, which made me curious as to what the little red thing on the
> > fan did. So I clipped it off of the extra OEM fan, while it was connected
> > to the power supply.  When I did, the fan output must have at least double
> > or tripled in flow! I'm gonna let it sit and keep running for now (the
> > mother board is disconnected) to see what happens next. Apparently that
> > little red thing is a resistor which slows down the fan for some odd
> > reason... Do you know anything more about this?

The little red thing is a thermistor.  It is supposed to make the fan
run faster when the temperature gets higher and more air flow is needed.
Possibly there was some error in the circuit design.


        carl lowenstein         marine physical lab     u.c. san diego
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