On Feb 20, 2022, at 5:12 PM, Vincent Slyngstad via
cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
?On 2/20/2022 4:34 PM, Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote:
I had to replace one of those recently
Where did you source the replacement? I
need a few.
I may be wrong, but from what I could tell these are bog standard 10 inch blowers of a
sort used in all kinds of equipment. They can be had new from Mouser, etc. for $75-ish.
(I used an OA254AP-11-1TB, as indicated below, but I suspect the 10 inch diameter and
500-600 CFM are all that's important. Maybe the noise rating, if you're fussy.)
What I did was to order one of these:
and kept the original mounting bolts, grill, etc. I did fabricate a new zip-cord over to
the AC connector thingy, soldered on the fan end (like the original) with the crimp-on
circular ends to go under the screws in the terminal strip.
That eBay order did take a while to ship, but it when it arrived it went in right where
the old one was and blows like the old one, but is nice and quiet.
If it had been important to me to keep the original branding, etc., I'm sure new
bearings could have been fitted instead. There is no branding consistency amongst my
racks, though, and the old brands and models are all discontinued in favor of newer and
higher efficiency, so I didn't feel that extra effort was necessary.
Oh, and I think you need the -22- instead of the -11- if your power is closer to 220V