Thats right folks, i just got myself another fan. Or more correctly... my cabinet "got a new fan". After all, it also needed some respite from the sweltering Mumbai heat. And the reason why i am writing about it, is because i didn't just buy it of the shelf, but instead cobbled it together from old parts.
Here are some snaps of it...
In case you are interested, here is how I managed it:
Parts I used: 1. A fan from an old SMPS 2. A female molex connector 3. Some insulation tape and a scissor
I salvaged the fan from an old SMPS box that i had lying around the place, this 2 wires attached to it, but did not have any way to connect it to a power supply. So i went to a hardware store and brought a female molex connector. (These weren't available by themselves, so i had to settle for a male - female molex connector, from which I cut of the male plug)
The fan was a 12 Volt fan (as are most smps fans), I had to connect it to the 12Volt rail from the connector. However the fan had a red and a black wire, but the 12 volt connector on a molex is yellow, so that is something to watch out for. (If you make a mistake, and connect the red wire from the fan to the red wire on the mole connector, then the fan will still work, however will run very slowly, since the red wire from the molex connector only supplies 5 volts.)