Toppy Fans

SAFETY WARNING. While the Toppy is connected to the mains, even in standby, there is 300 Volts on one of the exposed metal heatsinks in the power suppy.

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80mm fan

(Info correct at time of writing - early 2008)

Technical data: 1000 Silent Eagle, Rated voltage 12 V (DC), Power consumption 1.44 W, Fan speed 1000 rpm, Airflow 11.4 CFM, Noise level 8.9 dB(A), Dimensions (mm) 80 x 80 x 25

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Cables sold separately - from Ebay, Maplin etc. Search for 'MOLEX' 'fan' 'adapter' combinations of key words

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40mm Mini-Kaze fan from quietpc.com

Model Mini-Kaze

The 40mm fan is running at 3500rpm @ 12V , Air volume 4CFM, Noise 14dBA and, surprisingly, this is has little wind noise.


Fixing: The fans were fitted to the Toppy case with thin platic cable ties. The cheap very thin plastic ties from pound shops, and occassionally on sale in Aldi/Lidl, work better than the better quality nylon ties. The softer plastic ones bend easier and therefore fit almost flat to the top of the box.

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<p>Extra small holes in the plastic fan casing were drilled to match the spacing of the air vents in the Toppy casing.</p>
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Performance:

Ambient temperature = 22C

Airflow temperature from 80mm fan = 34C

Airflow temperature from 40mm fan = 36C

Hard disk temperature (using the HDD Info TAP to monitor temperature) = 40C