View Full Version : Zenion Effect Computer fans?
05-08-2002, 10:00 PM
Has anyone ever seen a zenion effect bladeless fan used in a computer? It seems like it would be great, because no moving parts to damage or make noise...but I wonder how the ionized air would effect the computer parts...
05-08-2002, 11:00 PM
what are ya talking about :confused:
05-09-2002, 11:52 AM
i cant seem to find much on these fans, and nothing on actual components which would fit in a computer, but you could get around that. one thing that you should know to watch out for is that to my knowledge, these fans use static to move air and to put something like that could be dangerous to internal components. you would need to shield it, or ground it to protect the computer. but by grounding it, it might become useless. by the way, where can you get one of these fans?
the patent holder claims that one of thier fans can achieve 400cfm, which would be awesome with no mechanical noise, but how big are these things?
05-09-2002, 12:34 PM
It came to my mind because my students and I are investigating air ionization and ion flow.
Anyway, the neat thing about the zenion effect is air flow depends upon voltage...if your computer needs more airflow, a fan bus could just up the voltage...
The zenion effect is what is used in the Sharper Image's popular (among yupppies) ionic breeze air filtration systems. They are composed of two plates, one that charges the air, (ionization), one that has an opposite charge to draw the air through and deionize the air. The overall effect is air flow without moving parts. Nifty stuff, but still fairly expensive.
05-09-2002, 12:38 PM
sure its 400cfm but take a look at how big that thing is. It might pass through 400cfm but i don't think theres much pressure.
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