Multibridge Pro Fan Replacement
by James Brady on Apr 27, 2012 at 10:49:50 pm
I just wanted to share some good info with anyone out there looking to replace their Multibridge Pro fan... one at our studio completely died and I had the most difficult time finding a replacement--even Blackmagic Design offered no assistance--stating simply that that particular fan is "difficult to find". Well, finally I turned to eBay and found this:
I'm happy to say that it arrived in a timely manner and is working great. The fan fits exactly in place of the original, but its wiring differs (2 wires instead of 3). So, we simply spliced it into a small transformer and power it externally rather than through the Multibridge ...which is also nice, because now I can turn it off anytime!
Bottom line: It's not exact, but it fits in the Multibridge housing, is inexpensive and quieter than the original. Hope this post is helpful.
Re: Multibridge Pro Fan Replacement by Paolo Castellano on May 4, 2012 at 11:00:16 pm
thank you for sharing this info but be careful, less noise means less RPM and less airflow, you could risk a Multibridge Pro failure (and don't forget to switch on the second PSU :-)
If you'd want to not to use the second PSU, I think you can connect the new fan to the original fan socket, the third wire is the one to monitor fan speed.
Re: Multibridge Pro Fan Replacement by James Brady on Aug 28, 2012 at 8:44:31 pm
Said fan replacement ran nicely for about two months, then began making a hideous noise and stopped working altogether. Paolo, you were right to lay down caution. Or perhaps one pays for what they get.