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Published in 2016-2-17 12:21:40 | Show all floors |Read mode
I just received my Orange Pi 2 and it is working beautifully with Android 4.4.2 but there's one thing I am having a problem with. I have a fan that came with my case and I'd like it to go above my heatsink, but I don't know what to plug it into. I tried following the schematics and plugging it into a 5V and ground but it runs at max power and I'm afraid it will break. Any suggestions?

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Published in 2016-2-17 13:50:16 | Show all floors
Just use 3.3v pin instead of 5.

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Published in 2016-2-17 15:13:44 | Show all floors
You could plop a potentiometer on the wires to let you adjust the speed of the fan, too.

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 Author| Published in 2016-2-18 06:43:48 | Show all floors
I did consider using the 3.3V connector but how would I go about connecting it to ground? The pins are too far apart for the connector to fit and I don't know how I can separate them from the connector.

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Published in 2016-2-24 20:15:46 | Show all floors
MugenFox replied at 2016-2-17 23:43
I did consider using the 3.3V connector but how would I go about connecting it to ground? The pins a ...

Take out the black cord out of the connector and connect it directly. Then use a bit of Heat Shrink Tube.

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Published in 2016-2-24 21:33:45 | Show all floors
jps replied at 2016-2-24 15:15
Take out the black cord out of the connector and connect it directly. Then use a bit of Heat Shrin ...

Some people has a hands that attached right to the ass =)
They won't learn about how to soldering.
I say about topic starter. Sorry, man.

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 Author| Published in 2016-2-29 04:27:11 | Show all floors
jps replied at 2016-2-24 20:15
Take out the black cord out of the connector and connect it directly. Then use a bit of Heat Shrin ...

I was able to just take out the connector and got the wires plugged in like that, just forgot to post in the forum but thank you. It works perfectly now
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