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  Remember "Piezo" Fans? What Happened to Them? 
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john albrich Mar 09, 2012, 01:43pm EST Report Abuse
Anyone remember the big promises of revolutionizing electronics cooling with piezo-electric fans? (note: this is NOT thermo-electric/peltier cooling blocks).

What happened to them, and why aren't they being used in small devices like routers, external 2.5" disk drives, WiFi USB adapters, etc, where heat is a known problem and standard cheap crappy rotating blade micro-fans always fail or are just too big/noisy?

As I recall, they promised decent airflow for their size/power, low-ish noise, low-ish cost, and very high reliability.

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Dr. Peaceful Mar 09, 2012, 03:58pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Remember "Piezo" Fans? What Happened to Them?

angryhippy Mar 12, 2012, 06:12am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Remember "Piezo" Fans? What Happened to Them?
They started rooting for a different team!

Get Hippied out!
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