How to control fan speed of laptop cooling pad?

CharlesEdward

Honorable
Nov 26, 2012
1
0
10,510
0
hey i just bought a cooling pad for my laptop, and it's working like a charm, my temps dropped by like 20 celsius, but the thing is the fan is always at full speed, and sounds like a jet engine at times, is there a way i can control the fan speed using some type of fan speed controller in between the power plug and my laptop, or is there a way to control the wattage output on a specific usb port with some software, any idea, would be greatly appreciated
 
I assume you mean the cooling pad fan, not the laptop fan?

If the power wires leading to the fan are exposed, you can insert a potentiometer (basically a dial) to control the speed. It's a pretty straightforward mod, though you do need some experience with electronics and equipment (mainly a soldering iron). Do be aware that some fans are designed with a minimum operating voltage, and if you use the pot to drop the power below that voltage, rather than slow down the fan will just stop.

http://fearless-assassins.com/tutorials/article/259-making-your-own-computer-fan-controller/
http://www.ehow.com/how_4895162_reduce-speed-fan.html
 
I assume you mean the cooling pad fan, not the laptop fan?

If the power wires leading to the fan are exposed, you can insert a potentiometer (basically a dial) to control the speed. It's a pretty straightforward mod, though you do need some experience with electronics and equipment (mainly a soldering iron). Do be aware that some fans are designed with a minimum operating voltage, and if you use the pot to drop the power below that voltage, rather than slow down the fan will just stop.

http://fearless-assassins.com/tutorials/article/259-making-your-own-computer-fan-controller/
http://www.ehow.com/how_4895162_reduce-speed-fan.html
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
T Laptop General Discussion 2
Z Laptop General Discussion 5
J Laptop General Discussion 3
Sunnivaa Laptop General Discussion 0
Mike Andronico Laptop General Discussion 3
N Laptop General Discussion 4
B Laptop General Discussion 2
D Laptop General Discussion 4
N Laptop General Discussion 7
D Laptop General Discussion 1
M Laptop General Discussion 4
BorealMind Laptop General Discussion 6
M Laptop General Discussion 8
H Laptop General Discussion 4
J Laptop General Discussion 2
D Laptop General Discussion 4
B Laptop General Discussion 6
A Laptop General Discussion 6
V Laptop General Discussion 3
ahslan Laptop General Discussion 4

ASK THE COMMUNITY