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Anet A6 Mainboard Fan for drivers
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This main controller board cooler aims to keep the original cover of the Anet A6 and provide efficient/directional cooling to stepper motor drivers and other hot components. The 50MM centrifugal fan is connected using a male to male 10CM cable. On the other side, it is connected to the 50MM part cooling fan's connector using tape. See my pictures. I finally reinserted the original connector back to the mainboard. The new fan simply piggy backs off of the other fan's connector. Again, see the pictures.
Please make sure to route cables away from the stepper motor drivers to ensure optimum cooling. In my case, the fan turns on when the part cooling fan turns on. That is usually after the first layer in PLA. If you prefer to have the fan run at all times, especially if you print using ABS, then connect the new centrifugal fan to the extruder fan connection instead.
This fan cooler is mounted on the top back screw of the Anet A6 main controller board using the original screw. It mounts in front of the main board and can pivot to provide different directional air flows as preferred by the user. Mine is configured to blow straight down.
50MM centrifugal fan: https://www.amazon.com/Black-Brushless-Cooling-Blower-5015S/dp/B008P72QYS/ref=pd_cp_147_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B008P72QYS&pd_rd_r=98H2GDXC8WC88JWSEZDF&pd_rd_w=TeOdQ&pd_rd_wg=OX73D&psc=1&refRID=98H2GDXC8WC88JWSEZDF
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