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Led fan lights up with no power to it

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a b K Overclocking
March 2, 2012 9:53:14 PM

just put some silverstone air penetrators in my new build

while installing them i noticed if you spin them by hand with no power to them that the leds light up

any one know how this works?

is it some sort of induction? like those torches where you shake a magnet past a copper coil

and do all led fans do this or is it because these have the leds in the fan hub instead of the frame?

never noticed any of my previous fans do this so was just curious how it works

thanks :D 

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a c 190 K Overclocking
March 3, 2012 9:07:29 AM

Its basic electronics and you should know hehe
A fan motor is a magnet moving inside a coil of wire, if you pass current through the wire it make the magnet move, if you move the magnet it creates current as you have discovered,
Never do that if your fan is connected to the Mobo by the way as you can damage the Mobo.
:-)
Moto
a b K Overclocking
March 3, 2012 9:45:27 AM

thought it might be something like that

just never noticed it with any of my previous led fans before
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a c 190 K Overclocking
March 3, 2012 10:38:46 AM

Glad you did, its made you ask a question :-)
Glad to help mate
Moto
a b K Overclocking
March 3, 2012 10:42:36 AM

dont normally ask questions

just answer them

but heres another question

wheres the best answer button ?
a c 190 K Overclocking
March 3, 2012 11:34:00 AM

Hehe, you opened this as a discussion, not a question I reckon :) 
the B.a. button is normally on every answer post, button on the top right of the reply saying 'select as best answer'
if thats not there, you have opened this as something other than a 'question with answer'
No probs though mate :) 
Moto
a b K Overclocking
March 3, 2012 11:38:01 AM

thought i pressed the ask a question button

oh well

consider yourself to have got the best answer antway :D 
a c 190 K Overclocking
March 3, 2012 1:33:30 PM

Thankyou for B.a. then man :-)
Moto
March 8, 2012 8:15:39 PM

Haha thats cool I'll have to try it with my led fans
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