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An Exciting Upgrade to the Mining Room
What is going on, miners! Welcome back to the hobbyist miner’s channel. I’m buzzing with excitement because I’ve got some new tech to show you. I geek out every time I get new stuff like this, and this time I’m setting up a test bench to show you guys how it all works before I implement it.
For those unfamiliar, my mining room, which we’re still working on, has six AC Infinity six-inch inline fans. They work fantastically, each offering around 400 CFMs (cubic feet per minute) of airflow. But like all mining equipment, there are always areas for improvement – or at least tweaking.
The AC Infinity Upgrade
One challenge with the traditional AC Infinity fans is the basic push-button controller that comes with the model I’ve been using. It’s nothing crazy, just a controller that increases fan speeds from zero to ten. While it does the job perfectly fine, I wanted to take things to the next level.
So, I reached out to AC Infinity. They sent me some of their awesome smart controllers to test out – and I’ve got to say, they’ve impressed me. These controllers come with two Molex ports and a port for a temperature and humidity probe. It’s a game-changer! You install the controller and then attach long Molex cables which link back to the fans.
Testing the AC Infinity Upgrade
To test these controllers properly, I set up a little bench with an eight-inch AC Infinity inline fan (rated around 800 CFM) and another six-inch one. Even though the difference in diameter is only two inches, the eight-inch fan offers double the airflow of the six-inch one. The power of it is insane!
After wiring up the fans to the smart controllers, I decided to see how the system handled heat and humidity measurements, two critical variables in crypto mining. For this, I connected the temperature and humidity sensor probe.
The controller screen displays these measurements. But the real selling point of these smart controllers is the smartphone app that you can use to configure and monitor the system.
The AC Infinity Smartphone App
The AC Infinity smartphone app offers an impressive range of features. I set the minimum fan speed to be one for when the system is off, and ten for when it is on. You can automate the system to behave differently during the day and night, and even set alarms or push notifications to alert you if the temperature or humidity goes above or below set thresholds.
The app even produces graphs and logs for your temperature and humidity readings which you can export as CSV files. Seriously, how cool is that?
Installing the Upgrade
I went ahead and installed one of the smart controllers in my mining room. Currently, the room has six inline fans from AC Infinity. Two are intakes and four are exhausts. Two of the exhaust fans will be swapped out soon for eight-inch models. Until then, I assigned the upgraded smart controller to manage an intake and an exhaust fan.
The temperature sensor probe is hung at the highest point of the room, as recommended by AC Infinity. The smart controller keeps the attached fans at a speed of one until the temperature hits 95 degrees, at which point the fans run at full speed. This automation will help to keep the mining room’s temperature and humidity in check, ensuring optimal conditions for the mining hardware.
I genuinely cannot wait to finish up the mining room and get these smart controllers in full-time use. Knowing that any temperature or humidity problems in the mining room will trigger an alarm or notification on my phone gives me immense peace of mind.
If you’re as impressed as I am, check out the AC Infinity Controller 67. You can buy it individually or as part of a bundle with an AC Infinity inline fan. Either way, you’ll benefit from a 15% discount if you use my link.
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