I just received my OMTech 50W “K40” and the exhaust fan that comes with it is has a case/blades broken in three pieces. I’m talking with customer support to get a replacement, but this will probably take a while.
Actually, I think this is a bit of a blessing, because I hear that the fans with these things are usually not powerful enough and my exhaust train is quite long. I went ahead and purchased a six inch variable speed inline fan and hope this will be a sufficient upgrade.
My actual question is what do to with the broken fan. Obviously it needs to be removed from the air path. Is it okay to just cut the two wires, remove the fan and tape the two wires to something out of the way? Just want to make sure I do this part safely, I appreciate any recommendations! (They run through wire guards back to the main boards, and finding where they are screwed onto the main boards without a schematic or such will be very tedious.)
Thanks for your time!