Why use an aftermarket fan

The usual reason is to mitigate noise levels on the CZ-TD550 centrifugal fan. The W150 stock fan is an axial inline fan and is already pretty quiet.  NOTE: ALL THUNDER MACHINES Q3 2021 CONTAINER #103 AND NEWER HAVE OEM INLINE QUIET FANS! Here is more:  Exhaust System Changes Q3 2021


Your stock exhaust fan (q3 2021 and older)

Here is some information about your stock fan PRIOR TO CONTAINER #103 for comparison:


Machine
Fan Model
Duct Size
Airflow
Noise
Link
Mini 60
W150
6"
323 CFM

26 dB

Odin 22/32

4"



Aurora
HF75-S
3"
76 CFM

26 dB


Nova 24
W150
6"
323 CFM

26 dB

Nova 35
CZ-TD550
6"
482.6 CFM

Nova 51
CZ-TD550
6"
482.6 CFM

Nova 63
CZ-TD550
6"
482.6 CFM
Titan 250






Your stock exhaust fan (q3 2021 and newer)

Here is some information about your stock fan CONTAINER #103 FORWARD for comparison:


Machine
Fan Model
Duct Size
Airflow
Noise
Link
Mini 60
W150
6"
323 CFM

26 dB

Odin 22/32
HF-150PE
6"
312 CFM

Aurora
HF75-S
3"
76 CFM

26 dB


Nova 24
HF-150PE
6"
312 CFM


Nova 35
HF-150PE
6"
312 CFM

Nova 51
HF-200PE
8"
735 CFM

Nova 63
HF-200PE
8"
735 CFM
Titan 250






AC Infinity Cloudline S-Series Inline Exhaust Fans:

This is some basic info on AC Infinity Cloudline S-series axial inline exhaust fans


 Model
S6
S8
S10
S12
Duct Size
6"
8"
10"
12"
Dimensions
7.9 x 12.6 x 8.4 in.
8.5 x 11.9 x 9.2 in.
11.3 x 15.1 x 12.2 in.
12.2 x 17.7 x 14.0 in.
 Airflow
402 CFM
807 CFM
1201 CFM
1604 CFM
Noise
32 dBA
39 dBA
48 dBA
62 dBA
MSRP (Feb.2021)
$109
$169
$269
$369
Link


Other Fans:

you can use other similar fans as long as they meet or exceed the minimum airflow and they do not exceed the current draw and other specs of your stock fan.


Connecting an aftermarket fan to your Thunder Laser

You can connect an exhaust fan that does not draw more current than your stock fan. You will find that info linked above. To do this you will need an IEC 60320 C14 Male to NEMA 5-15R Female 10A adapter like this:


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00066HQ50/



NOTE: many inline axial dc fans come with a digital controller for operating the fan. it is defaulted to 'off'. so you should power the fan and set the speed before operating the laser.


you could flip the test switch on the tl timer to energize the fan, then set the speed on the fan controller, then flip the tl timer switch back off. Here is more on that: Testing/Adjusting Peripheral Systems using The TL Timer


or you could plug the fan into a regular outlet and set the speed, then plug back into the laser. 

at the end of the day, you need to power the fan and turn it on with the controller so it will retain that setting.



DO NOT USE AN ADAPTER LIKE THIS TO RUN AN EXTERNAL AIR COMPRESSOR FROM THE COMPRESSOR JACK ON THE LASER. THIS IS FOR ADAPTING THE EXHAUST FAN TO ACCEPT AN AFTERMARKET INLINE FAN.