Can you imagine waking up to uttermost heat and marveling what is going on with your air conditioner. You call the air conditioning humans to come out and see why your air conditioner is no longer working. And they have to inform you that your air conditioner has been vandalized, and that the copper and steel constituents within the unit have been stolen. There is no longer any hope for the unit. You normally have to replace the whole air conditioning unit. On the other hand if you had protected yourself with numerous Kind of air condition shelter you would not have had this problem.
In the United States there is a new tendency in robbery and theft. Because air conditioners have huge amounts of steel and copper, and because there is a big scrap value for these materials, they have become an easy target for thieves. Many thieves are stealing air conditioner units and syndication them for their scrap value. What is the solution to this problem? Many air conditioning companies are using AC cages, air conditioner cages to protect their customer’s air conditioner.
AC cages, or air conditioner shelter was not something we actually necessitated to think with regards to a few years ago, but today this type of vandalism may cost thousands of dollars in fix nowadays. The best thing you may do is get a lot of kind of ac shelter and that may either be in the form of ac cages or an ac alarm. The gain of ac cages is that they are not as pricey as ac alarms, and air conditioner cages are much more comfortable to install.
So numerous each day citizens have been harmed by this type of vandalism, and it has affected everyone, residential, and business units alike, even rooftop air conditioning units have been stolen. Senior citizens, humans on fixed incomes, renters, householders and even builders have been affected by these vandals. No ones air conditioner is safe unless they have an ac cage installed.
Cost of AC Cages
Air conditioner cages run a couple of hundred dollars, which may seem like an unnecessary expense, but when you are faced with having to replace your whole air conditioning unit because an individual has decisive to steal the copper core out of it, you will soon realize that the hundred or two you have to spend on an ac cage is well worth the investment.
What are AC Cages Made of?
Air conditioning cages are normally made of galore kind of steel or iron work. Some cages are even ornamental. They are specially made to grant breathing room for your air conditioner. AC cages are not very costly and yet they give you the security of knowing that your AC unit will never be vandalized.
The thermally-controlled Antec 120mm SmartCool case fan is up to 80% quieter than other fans. Its RPM increments as the temperature rises inside of the case. It features a double ball-bearing design for extended life. This fan comes with a 4-pin power connector and a distinguished signal connector for the motherboard.
- Brand: Antec
- Model: 120mm Smart Cool
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 4.70″ h x 1.00″ w x 4.70″ l, .40 pounds
- 120mm case fan
- Built-in temperature sensor
- Variable speed: RPM increments as the temperature rises
- Double ball bearing design for extended life
- Comes with a 4-pin power connector and a discerned signal connector for the motherboard sensor
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
I bought this fan to replace an older Antec fan that became noisy. Replacing this fan was not easy for me because this fan does not come with silicone grommets. My original fan was installed that way, and it’s in an Antec case. Zalman includes the grommets even with their $8 fans. Reusing the old grommets was not easy because they are not designed for that. The fan came with mounting screws, but they did not fit the holes in my case where the grommets were.
As for the fan itself, it’s quiet and works well. The temperature causes the fan’s speed to vary, and the fan seems to be doing exactly what it’s supposed to do. The package shows a chart with examples of speed, air flow, noise, etc. at various temperatures. When I installed it, my case had been open. The fan started out at about 1100 RPM, which would be appropriate for a temperature of somewhere between 25 and 30 degrees C. I used software to monitor the fan speed as well as temperatures such as my motherboard’s. I can’t tell the exact temperature of the air flowing, but when the motherboard got to 35 C, the fan was hovering between 1310-1312. The package says it should be at 1310 when the air is 35 C. The air flow is 46 CFM at that speed.
My computer has four HDDs with an internal Zalman fan blowing air away from them, toward the back of the case. I’m using this Antec as the rear exhaust fan, and the only case exhaust fan, unless you count the power supply fan. Air passes through my HDDs, out an internal fan, past the motherboard area, and out the back. I tried some tasks with heavier HDD activity, and the fan sped up, but not by a lot. At the same time, my motherboard temperature dropped.
The fan hasn’t needed to go past 1350 so far, despite two older HDDs that are less efficient than current ones. So there’s plenty of air flow without speeding up enough to be noisy.
Somebody commented that the fan seems to be staying around the same speed. It should. If it tries to keep the air at a constant temperature, it would speed up to do so. But that would keep the temperature where it should be, so the fan should slow down. It’s normal to see the speed increase by a few RPM, drop by a few RPM, and continue doing so within a relatively limited range. The range may increase as necessary, but with a fan that can replace all the air in your computer in about a second when at top speed, it should have no need to ever get there.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
Seems pretty good
By Jermaine Stewart
I bought this fan for my heatsink (Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme). I hear a little noise coming from my case, but I know that some of that noise is due to the one 80mm fan that’s mounted to the top of the case. For this fan, I’d most likely have to open up the case and listen to find out if its contributing to whatever, little noise I hear (could be the sound of the air going through the fins of the heatsink). Either way, my PC remains rather quiet in a room that is pretty much dead silent most of the time.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Works as advertise
Unlike traditional fans where the speed is set manually, these fans automatically adjust the speeds as the system temperature changes. The fans are quiet but there should still be a setting to adjust temperature sensitivity. My system temperature is around 55 degrees Celsius whereas before it was a couple of degrees cooler.
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