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Fan Speed Control of Processor Based On Environmental Temperature

Adewale, Adeyinka A. and Ike, Dike and Adelakun, A. (2013) Fan Speed Control of Processor Based On Environmental Temperature. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, 4 (11). ISSN 2229-5518

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Abstract

Temperature is a physical property that is an essential part of life and Maintaining control of it is of paramount importance to man. Temperature is measured with various types of measuring instruments. But beyond the need to measure temperature, it must also be controlled and monitored. In an industrial setting with heavy equipment that need a round the clock cooling system so as to perform optimally without breakdown, it is important to have a mechanism that monitors the temperature situation, one that can detect the slightest threat to the condition of the systems as regards temperature change. Also temperature control can be used in personal computers to prevent overheating of the processor. This work involves sensing the temperature level of an environment and if a temperature out of range is detected, the fan speed increases to maximum. W hen the temperature drops below a threshold again, the fans are turned back off. The circuit is designed using a temperature sensor that is a thermistor. The temperature transducer is used to sense the temperature of the environment at that point in time and an indication shown on an LED.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: UED, Overheating, Personal Computer, Sensor, Temperature, Thermistor, Transducer.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2017 10:59
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2017 10:59
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/8383

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