[rescue] [off-topic] Vacuuming your servers is like cleaning them with a Van deGraff generator

Robert Darlington rdarlington at gmail.com
Thu Jul 28 00:10:14 CDT 2011

I have no idea what you're talking about but it sounds like you're
suggesting that this isn't true.  I've done the testing and it is.  DC fans
are DC generators when you spin them.  Hook one up to a scope and spin it
with compressed air like I did, both in and out of the circuit.


On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 5:51 PM, Phil Stracchino <alaric at metrocast.net>wrote:

> On 07/27/11 19:43, Robert Darlington wrote:
> > This generally works great, just remember to not let the fans spin.  It's
> > quite easy to get them going 10x faster than they were meant to go using
> > compressed air.  That means you're generating a good 120 volts back into
> the
> > 12 volt regulator on the mobo or other parts in the PSU.
> Didn't we just cover (and debunk) this a couple of weeks ago?
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