View Full Version : OT? Looking for quiet 50mm computer case fan

Bill Dufour
07-01-2018, 7:53 PM
A bit off topic. looking for a 50mm case fan for my vfd that is quieter. The current one is louder then the motor and it runs full time. Problem is the fan is 24 volts and smaller then most so I have not seen anything that will work. It would be great if it had a temperature switch built in.
I can not remember the names of any electronic companies that are still in business.
Bill D.

Tom M King
07-01-2018, 7:55 PM
Check Newegg

Mike Weaver
07-01-2018, 8:34 PM
Check Newegg

+1 newegg.com
Happy customer here.


Bill Orbine
07-01-2018, 9:05 PM
Take a look at Mouser Electronics

Ole Anderson
07-02-2018, 10:58 AM
Check out these guys. Bought two super quiet 120 mm fans a few years ago. Big selection, affordable. But 24 volt really limits your choices. https://www.coolerguys.com/collections/fans

Curt Harms
07-03-2018, 7:04 AM
You can get 24 v. -> 12 v. converters for not much money. I'm not sure where you'd put it though.

Stephen Tashiro
07-06-2018, 10:51 AM
looking for a 50mm case fan for my vfd that is quieter..

What's a "vfd"?

Bob Grier
07-07-2018, 10:30 AM
Add a resister in series to change voltage at the fan to 12 volts and a thermostat to the circuit or just let the fan run continuously when vfd is on. Maybe go with 120mm fan instead of 50mm fan for more air?