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Old 26-01-09, 09:31 PM
Cathode0 Cathode0 is offline
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Ozone generation

I'm not sure exactly where it's coming from, but ever since I got my new comp, my computer closet has smelled rich like Ozone (smells like an ionic breeze).

What part of my computer could be generating the Ozone? There's a printer in there too, been for a long time, but is not used very often, and it's usage doesn't seem to relate to the smell. (I also got a new cable modem).

I have an earthwatts 500 PSU, Asus Maximus Formula II mobo, and a radeon 4850.

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Old 26-01-09, 10:02 PM
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Yep, printers produce ozone. That's why dutch employees are not allowed to use a laser copier in a non ventilated room
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Old 27-01-09, 03:44 PM
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What part of my computer could be generating the Ozone?
The lion's share of ozone will be made in the switching power supply (perhaps you have a UPS?), and the various fans. Assuming these components are kept clean, then your choice might include storing a few charcoal briquettes in that room too.

Ozone will be hard on insulation and whatever else is in that closet, so you need to do something...
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Old 04-02-09, 04:52 AM
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Thanks, I was only thinking about the possible health risks it might pose, but sure enough my insulation foam is starting to look odd, and the laboling on my networking ports is fading away . That'll be fun to re-figure out down the road.

No UPS or anything, just a bunch of networking bricks and a brand new antec earthwatts. Apparently they're pretty good at kicking up o-zone.
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Old 04-02-09, 12:09 PM
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That'll be fun to re-figure out down the road.
Ozone's likes are well known: not fully oxidized sulfur, carbon double bonds, many metals. The carbon double bonds are easiest to come by... perfumed air fresheners. Don't spray them directly on equipment, of course.

I would, no kidding, add the charcoal briquettes, too... in a tray or something so they are contained but open to the air.

"Down the road" better not be too long, as ozone eats insulation on wires too. Like SATA, IDE, and floppy cables...
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