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17 January 2008 - 06:33 AMbecause people think its fun to see others in pain because they were in pain before. if they get shot like that, theyre gonna be some fists flying as well
yeah pretty much, it's never happened to me and if it ever does that will be one kid with a broken trigger finger.
16 January 2008 - 10:29 PMAll true. But why get water in a fan, if it won't tell you anything? That's all I was saying.
well like I said many of these brushless DC fans are completely sealed systems meaning that when you are pulling moist air out of your goggles and the small amounts of moisture condensate around the motor housing it won't short the fan. CHIKINDUDE was worried about the fan shorting out, my point is that so long as the battery terminals are releatively sealed there shouldn't be any chance of this happening. Performing the "dunk test" in advance could save him some heartache in the field.
EDIT: Absolute worst case scenario some water would short the battery which would get very hot and perhaps explode. Since it's going to be inches from you head I'd suggest taking ever precaution in advance.
16 January 2008 - 10:13 PMdoesn anyone have any links for the proper use of a gun mounted flashlight in tactical situations? im talking like how SWAT and other law enforcement agencies are trained to use them.
any info would be helpful.
from what limited knowledge I have...
The secondary use of the tactical flashlight is to stun/blind the perp, the primary function is to illuminate the area where the user would be pointing the gun. This is supposed to increase awareness and reduce accidental discharges; at least that is my understanding.
I carry a Coast V2 3watt single LED. I find it to be at least as bright as the surefire lights that cost much much more.
16 January 2008 - 09:19 PMKeep in mind, water is an insulator. Salt water (like sweat) on the other hand is an excellent conductor. Sparks should not be an issue, but shorts and overheating of a battery an inch from your skull might be...
So I wouldn't recommend "dunk testing" your fan, since it won't tell you much, and just might get water in there.
Pure H2O is non conductive this is true. However, your tap water is not pure H2O, as a matter of fact even the distilled water you get in most stores is not absolutely pure H2O, but often does have so few "parts per million" of contaminents that it won't conduct electricity. Anything labeled, spring, drinking, or pureified water will.
the "dunk test" is perfectly safe and a reasonable evaluation, as long as you don't dunk the whole battery. And, for the record a 9volt battery is a colelction of 6 1.5volt self contain cells sealed inside an aluminium shell. As long as the connections to the terminals is water-proof, it's no going to short even if you completely submerge it.
15 January 2008 - 10:35 PMnot sure what type of fan you have but I suggest a 25mm dc fan like those used for older PC proccessors. they will opperate at 9v dc, although not at full speed; it should still be enough to pull the moist hot air out of your goggles. They are virtually silent from more than 1ft away, but on your head it might sound like small jet engine. And, many of these type of fans have sealed motor assemblies that are water tight. There should be no risk of short, shock, or fire with something this small. you can test if it is water tight by connecting it to a battery and submerging it in a glass of water, worst case you loose a $5 fan & battery. upon installation remember a small toggle switch to conserve battery life. If you have flow issues you may need to add a second fan or tape over the extra space in the top vents, this will ensure propper air flow through the goggles; instead of recirculating te same air. Last, but not least, once you feel confident in your mod remember to post it here on the forums for others.
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