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post #81 of 153 Old 12-21-2012, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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It really doesn't matter. But it's far easier to install them in the box at the bottom.
Ok, just wanted to make sure it didn't matter.
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Alright Litter Mates-

Here is what I got, from what I had seen elsewhere on puff, this should work fine. Just making sure because the colored crystals are greenish blue, not blue. [ATTACH=CONFIG]74114[/ATTACH]

Still no SC to line with... I'm hoping it ships soon, I'm dying to finish it off and load it up! I've also been trying to figure out the best way to do the Litter box hanging off the back of the cabinet. The back is fiberboard, so I don't feel really confident about attaching it to that. I thought about putting legs on it so it is a stand alone box adhered to the back of the cabinet, but they might expand/contract and different rates and slowly break the seal(maybe that wouldn't be an issue, I just don't know enough). I don't really like the idea of having it inset too much into the cabinet, it would take up usable room for cigars, and I could do the same with empty boxes filled with litter. I probably need to play with the litter some ink:and see in terms of the width of the cabinet, what the height and depth would need to be for the litter and air circulation.
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As for the cell phone charger to power the two fans, I found 2 I can use, can someone with electrical experience give me some advice?

Either Output 5v 700mA or Output 5v 850 mA?

The two fans are 80mm Masscool fans: Newegg.com - MASSCOOL FD08025S1M4 80mm Case Cooling Fan
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The fans are 12 Volts DC. Your transformers are 5 VDC. Is there a reason for that ?

All I can say is do not use any transformer that is 12VAC ( AC ) Find a 12VDC transformer. They are pretty common. Anything 12VDC / 500 ma should be fine.

If someone "underdrives" them @ 5VDC maybe they will just run slower. Maybe that's what you want, I don't know.
But that's a Computer Case fan and they run on 12VDC.

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As for the cell phone charger to power the two fans, I found 2 I can use, can someone with electrical experience give me some advice?

Either Output 5v 700mA or Output 5v 850 mA?

The two fans are 80mm Masscool fans: Newegg.com - MASSCOOL FD08025S1M4 80mm Case Cooling Fan

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The fans are 12 Volts DC. Your transformers are 5 VDC. Is there a reason for that ?

All I can say is do not use any transformer that is 12VAC ( AC ) Find a 12VDC transformer. They are pretty common. Anything 12VDC / 500 ma should be fine.

If someone "underdrives" them @ 5VDC maybe they will just run slower. Maybe that's what you want, I don't know.
But that's a Computer Case fan and they run on 12VDC.
I was just going through the old cell phone charges I had laying around. I should be able to get a 12v transformer Monday at a local electronics supply store.
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More good news, Jesse. There are about 1200 reviews on that $3 fan on the link you provided. The first 7 said the fans are too loud. Then I stopped reading.

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More good news, Jesse. There are about 1200 reviews on that $3 fan on the link you provided. The first 7 said the fans are too loud. Then I stopped reading.
The cabinet will be in my basement and the fans will be running on a timer (infrequently at that), so noise wasn't really my concern. If they end up too loud, I'll swap them out, that's not too complicated.
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I would go get an adjustable adaptor so you can go from 5V to 9V to 12V which would adjust the sfan speed as you see fit. Or just buy a fanbus for a computer that lets you adjust the speeds as well.
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Re: Humidor Cabinet Build

Today's update-

Still waiting on the Spanish Cedar, called about the order today, they said they would check on it and call me right back(didn't happen). I've got the two fans wired and tested. I found a 12v adapter that I used, I figured since they will be on a timer, variable fan speed wasn't as important. As for Bondo's concern about noise, they are actually quite quiet.

New locks are on their way as well, once I get those in I'll post another picture of it with the new lock and door back on.

The lack of SC is killing me, I hope it comes soon!
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