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Wii Fan Stand (w/LED)

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by LevesqueIsKing, May 28, 2007.

  1. LevesqueIsKing

    LevesqueIsKing An Instant Classic

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    Can someone (that has it or has seen it in person) confirm to me that this fan stand's LED is the same shade of blue as the wii's LED is?

    http://www.gamestop.com/product.asp?product_id=802630

    I am thinking about getting it (solely for the kick-ass led, I couldnt care less about the fan) because my local store is having a sale and its only 10 bucks, but I would get it if its a different shade of blue. I am asking because it looks A LOT lighter blue than the wii is.

    Thanks everyone.
     
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    I can't say about the color, but if you have your Wii in your room then you may want to reconsider, as it would probably be difficult to sleep with that on.
     
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    theres a setting that turns the light off :wink:
     
  4. jbach42

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    yes it is about the same color, and bright also (I have one and am looking at it right now, also makes a nice blue night light lol)
     
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    Anyone know if the fan is useful at all?
     
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    I got one on Saturday for $9.99. The fan is rather weak, but I'll keep it.
     
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    it's just a 12 volt pc fan stuck in a case with a led. Make one yourself. or better yet, use cold cathode lighting.
     
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    Sweet, Ill definetly be picking it up today then. Imo a kick-ass led is well worth 10 bucks, whether it has a terrible fan in it or not. Plus, this'll make my wii special, and my friend that has a wii will be jealous :cool:
     
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    I like mine, the LED lighting, seems to just make the edges glow, or the cornes, not the whole thing, it's very cool :>
     
  10. billcsho

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    USB output only 5V and the fan is 5V.
     
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    i possibly will be getting this, for £5 it is worth it.
     
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    it's still on the 12v power supply standard... learn electronics before you talk trash.

    cars are also ran on a 12volt system. yet if you hook up an led somewhere it might only be 3 or 4 volts, yet it's still 12 volt.

    read a basic electronics book.
     
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    This particular fan uses USB power. I just bought one last Saturday in their store. USB carries only 5V+/-0.25V. Learning electronics? That was 30 years ago for me. If you want to learn more about this fan, check out Brando's site. GameStop just put their logo on it. I had my PalmIII memory upgrade done in Brando's shop long before he started marketing various gadgets with his own brand name.
     
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    USB power is based off of a 12 volt power supply. It's a 12 volt system. I don't care how much voltage input/output is. The bottom line is that it's a 12 volt system.

    "a kick-ass led is well worth 10 bucks"
    No, it's really not.
     
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    In your logic, it is 110V AC here, since everything plug into the wall. So feel free to get a 110V fan. LOL.
     
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    Yeah dude, it seems like you are the one that needs to learn electronics. If you put a 3v led on a car abttery do you know what will happen? It will fry.

    The usb puts out 5v. period. Nobody cares that the power supply on the wii runs on 12v, because it's regulated to 5v at the usb plug. Just like how the 110VAC is regulated down to 12VDC inside the wii. (Just as Billcsho said above me)



    I just bought one today. Took it apart right away and examined it. I was hoping to see a 2 speed fan or see that the fan was really rated at 4v but had a resistor in it or something, so that I could take the resistor out and overpower it a bit. Sadly, no such luck. The fan moves very little air, but it's better than nothing when it's getting warm sitting on standby. And my apartment is really hot in the summer. No a/c. :( I might tap into the console's power supply at some point and feed the fan 6 or 7 volts and see what happens...
     
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    settle down kids.
     

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