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Controlling Device for Rotational Speed of Fans with PWM Control

September 27th, 2016

Sanyo Denki has released the “San Ace PWM Controller”, a device for controlling the rotational speed of fans that have PWM control function. The controller’s main features include: reduced system power consumption and fan noise,…read more

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Book Review of Electronics Cooling (2016)

September 6th, 2016

by MP Divakar, PhD, Stack Design Automation Technical Editor, Electronics Cooling Online Electronics cooling engineers and designers are used to one constant in their professional lives: change. Most of it (as far as problem solving…read more

New Power Supply Units Introduced

August 4th, 2016

SilverStone’s Strider Platinum series has two new additions, the ST1000-PT and ST1200-PT units. Along with being the world’s smallest 80 PLUS Platinum, fully-modular ATX power supplies, the ST1000-PT and ST1200-PT units are two of six,…read more

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New Internal PWM Signal Control Fans

July 26th, 2016

Delta’s new PWM (pulse-width modulation) regulates the voltage signal between fully on and fully off, controlling the speed of a fan. The PWM function is commonly used in OEM cases. Delta also provides standard PWM…read more

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Google Uses AI to Control Cooling in Data Centers

July 26th, 2016

(July 20, 2016) Google has been using its newly acquired AI technology from DeepMind to reduce the amount of energy its data centers have been consuming. “The AI technology is applied to the management of…read more

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3D Printed Smartphone Case to Include Cooling Fans for Sustained Pokemon Go Play

July 19th, 2016

(July 18, 2016) A 3D printed smartphone case that may better support and cool smartphones has recently been designed and prototype printed. Made to look like a real life Pokédex, SparkFun user NPOOLE created the…read more

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Calculation Corner: Estimating The Effect Of Flow Bypass On Parallel Plate-Fin Heat Sink Performance

July 8th, 2016

by Bob Simons – Reprinted from ElectronicsCooling, Feb., 2004 [Formatted by B. Guenin, 4/4/16] In past issues of ElectronicsCooling, methodologies were presented for estimating parallel plate-fin heat sink thermal resistance [1] and pressure drop [2].…read more

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Cooling Fans Used for Computer Hacking

July 5th, 2016

(June 24, 2016) Researchers in Israel have recently created malware call Fansmitter and hijacked computer fans to transmit data. According to PCWorld.com, “The research from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev shows how data could be…read more

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Portable Air Conditioning Are Temporary Saviors for Data Centers

June 28th, 2016

(June 27, 2016) In case of a loss of power, mechanical failure, or planned maintenance, portable air conditioning might be an efficient solution to cool data centers’ electronics. According to ACHRNews.com, contractors and data center…read more

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New Cooling Fan Blade Design

June 8th, 2016

Cradle has released their new simpler, faster solution for fan design, SmartBlades. SmartBlades simplifies axial cooling fan design by automating generation of blade geometry CAD data. Engineers adjust parameters for blade number, profile, and twist.…read more

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New PWM Controller for Fans Released

June 8th, 2016

SANYO DENKI has recently released their “San Ace PWM controller”, which controls fan speed through PWM. This contributes to reduced system power consumption and the fan noise. Up to four PWM-input fans can be connected…read more

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How to Choose the Right Solution for Effective Heat Management

June 7th, 2016

(June 3, 2016) Because electronics have shrunk significantly in recent years, the solutions to cool them must be adjusted. Electropages.com suggests “a case-specific analysis must be performed as each application is subject to different circumstances,”…read more

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New Speed Controllers for Fans to Reduce Energy Consumption

May 23rd, 2016

Orion Fans has recently developed a low-cost dual channel phase control unit to control fan speed for single or multiple fan assemblies, series OA11/22. It is field adjustable, with the ability to precisely control fan noise,…read more

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Thin “Super-Flow Micro” Fan Offers 0.60cfm

May 18th, 2016

JARO has recently released their newest Micro-Fan available with 0.60cfm. The fan measures 17x17x4 mm (at 15,000rpm), and offers a static pressure  of 2.413 mm H2O, according to JARO. With operating voltages from 2.8 to…read more

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