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    I've seen somewhere in this section about a CPU fan used for air circulation inside a terrarium, but the plugs for those certainly aren't compatible with walls plugs. So I'm assuming there is some sort of adaptor for this? How can you do this? (Besides growing your plants inside a computer?)
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    yeah you can get an adaptor. you can also find small fans at places like thrift stores and yard sales. i got my small fan at a thrift store when i was donating old stuff and it works great! no adaptor needed.

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    I use my gba battery charger and a cable for my cpu fan for my incubator.
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    Yes most cpu fans run off of DC power and the power that you get from a standard wall plug is AC. So you need a AC-DC adaptor like those used to power cell phones or most rechargeable batteries. I just used old adaptors for devices that I no longer use. You just cut off the end that would go into the device which should reveal 2 separate wires a positive (red) and a negative (black). Strip the wires to reveal the bare copper then just twist the bare leads to the bare leads from the fan and wrap with some electricains tape and you are set. You can also purchase and AC-DC adaptor if you dont have an old one from Radioshack.
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    Both the fans and adapters area available for reasonable prices at Radio Shack.

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    if you dont want to try using an ac adapter, you can run it off of batteries. cut off the extra wires until you have the red and black (positive and negative) left.
    on the fan it should tell you what the voltage rating is on it. most of them run at about 12v. a 9v battery should work just fine for that, and you can get the little clips that they attach to at raido shack. the only problem is that they can use up the life pretty fast. so whatever works best for you.
    but if you add extra wire make sure it can handle the voltage. or it will burn off the insulation and make a nice orange glow and possibly give the local fire department something to do.( i know this from experience when i almost set my model hovercraft on fire) so what ever you do BE CAREFEL and check your voltages.

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    Oh right. I was wondering since the AC/DC adaptor had a plug that would fit most gadgets (discman and such), but everything CPU have their own kind of squarish plugs which are not compatible at all (unless you can fit a square in a round hole and vice-versa). ^_^

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