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Unread 10-31-2002, 11:44 AM   #2
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PWM wouldn't be my first choice for controlling a fan, because the fan may start behaving erratically due to the frequency. I'm going to assume that the products to which you've provided a link have addressed this issue, which is really a minor one.

A rheobus is far simpler and cheaper. It's a nice medium between the rheostat and the PWM controller. The rheostat is not energy efficient.

As for fans, I have yet to pick it up, but I am going with an automotive "squirrel-cage" type blower. The advantages include lower noise per cfm, and more importantly, they are able to create good flow with much more pressure than what an axial fan can do.

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