On Wednesday, 17 September 2003 at 20:27:27 -0400, Bill Moran wrote:
> This is terribly OT, but I'm asking here for two reasons:
> 1) I have no idea where else to ask
> 2) I know that someone on this list will know the answer
> Here's the problem.  I have a switch that has a fan in it that failed.
> I need to replace the fan.  It's a 40MM .22Amp 5V.
> I can't find a fan with those specs anywhere!  The best I can find is
> a 40MM .13amp 5V.
> So, will that fan work?  With the amp rating different like that, will
> the fan just burn out? 


> Will it run just fine?

The fan should be fine, but it will only move about half the air that
it should.  The things it's supposed to cool may burn out.

> I'm going to be really upset if I have to replace the entire switch
> because of one fan!

Understood.  But you need something that moves at least as much air as
the old one.  I'm sure something is available.

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