Putting a PC Fan in Amp: Help Needed

Discussion in 'Amps/Cabs Tech Corner: Amplifier, Cab & Speakers' started by The Smith, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. The Smith

    The Smith Supporting Member

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    I've got a new Valvetech Hayseed 30 head that is running very hot, temperature-wise. The amp sounds great, but I'd really like to preserve the longevity of the components by installing a small PC fan. I did a search and found two informative threads:

    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=262712&highlight=fan%2A

    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=269468&highlight=fan%2A

    What I need, are specific directions (in layman's terms) for wiring up the fan.

    Thanks in advance,
    --The Smith
     
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    mcdes Member of no importance

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    what are the specs on the fan? 110volts? watts? amps?
     
  3. The Smith

    The Smith Supporting Member

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    Weber sells this:

    http://taweber.powweb.com/store/kits_weber.htm

    Scroll down to see the fan.

    It's powered from the filament supply, but I'm looking for specific instructions on how to do that.

    Also, see this:
    http://www.blueglow.de/FenFan.html

    The above link is for Fender amps. I assume the same procedure would work with a Vox-style amp?
     
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    Brian May's tech removed the Tube rectifiers went SS recto and modded the cabs to breath better. Tone stacks were bypassed as well he stripped the AC30's down to the balls. Which Vox circuit you running?
     
  5. The Smith

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    It's a Hayseed, which i believe is a '62 or '63 circuit. I'm familiar with May's mods, but I prefer to go the fan route.
     

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