|-- Inside look and install
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When new gadgets are made, almost everyone wants to see what's inside,
including myself. The case is made of anodized aluminum with those 2
plastic rivets holding the PCB in place. Well after getting my
fingernail under the rivet top, I found out that I could remove both
of them, so I took out the PCB. Take a look at the rivet and some
shots of the PCB.
I'm not an electrical engineer so I
really can't explain this any further than to say, the design is based
PIC Micro Controller 12C508A.
Hooking up the Power Down Protector is really straight forward.
The first thing you need to do is make sure WOL is enabled in your
BIOS. I had it disabled and the P.D.P would not function properly.
Once that is turned on, the minimal installation is to connect to your
WOL header on your motherboard (Asus Cusl2-C used), then connect to
your fan header (I'm using my front intake fan's header for this
test), and then connect the fan cable to the Power Down Protector. I
am using a Sunon 92mm (49.5cfm @ 34.5db/a @ 2.8 watts) fan for the
test as it was handy and not installed. Note: Based on Amperage
requirements, I was unable to test with 2 92mm fans. Here are the
images in order: