Fan leads are cables designed to connect a fan to a power source, or to transmit data to, or from, a fan.
Types of fan leads
Fan leads can be used for many purposes including:
- Transfer of power
- Transmitting information
- Intelligent control
What are fan leads used for?
Fan leads come in a broad range of options with varying characteristics, depending on the type and size of fan, and the purpose for which the lead is designed.
Fan lead power cables, for example, may come with or without an integrated connector. Some have a straight plug while others come with angled plugs. These leads may also be available in varying lengths, with or without an earth cable. Some are colour coded and are usually made to industry standards. You will also find some fan leads for use with AC (alternating current) while others are designed for DC (direct current).
Most fans will have the standard number of leads, which is two. However, special functions such as fan speed contollers may require additional wires to be added.