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tuxduino

I don't think an arduino digital pin has enough power to drive a fan, however small. A direct connection would risk frying the chip.

PeterH


Can you guys out there please help?


The Arduino won't "power" a fan. It could control it, via suitable hardware. But in this case it seems you're planning to control it via a switch. I don't see any need to use an Arduino for what you're trying to achieve.
I only provide help via the forum - please do not contact me for private consultancy.

teke115

I meant like a temperature-controlled switch. And how would I set up the fan to external power so I don't fry the Arduino

tuxduino

Is there something else you're not telling us about your project ? :D

Have you tried searching the forum for things like "fan control", "pwm fan" ?

teke115

No. I just figured I would post something to ask people's advise

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