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SMALL CIRCUITSCOLLECTION

Fan Controller using just


Two Components
G. Kleine +4V5...+24V

+3V3
The Maxim MAX 6665 (www.maxim-ic.com) provides a com-
plete temperature-dependent fan controller. It can switch fans M1

operating at voltages of up to 24 V and currents of up to 250 mA. M


C1
The IC is available from the manufacturer in versions with pre- +3V3
set threshold temperatures between +40 °C (MAX6665 ASA 1µ

40) and +70 °C (MAX6665 ASA 70). The device’s hysteresis


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JP1
R1 R2
can be set by the user via the HYST input, which can be con- 3 8
HYST FANOUT

100k

100k
nected to +3.3 V, connected to ground, or left open. The fol- IC1
lowing table shows the hysteresis values available: JP2
MAX6665
6
WARN
2
FORCEON OT
5 µC
HYST Hysteresis FANON
4
open 1 °C
ground 4 °C
1
+3.3 V 8 °C
034003 - 11
The other pins of the SO8 package are the FORCEON input
and the status outputs WARN, OT and FANON. The test input
FORCEON allows the fan to be run even below the threshold temperature is more than 30 °C above the threshold. The push-
temperature. The open-drain output WARN goes low when the pull output FANON can be used to indicate to a connected
temperature rises more than 15 °C above the threshold tem- microcontroller that the fan is turned on.
perature, while the open-drain output OT indicates when the (034003-1)

2 Elektor Electronics 7-8/2003