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Fan Controller splitter

Hello!

Im doing an over the top enthusiast build, and was wondering if there is an easy way to get 8 fans on 1 channel on this controller.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7715/bus-148/Lamptron_Fan-Atic_5_Port_Military_Switch_Baybus_-_Black.html?id=UqM2QdXU&mv_pc=12835

i already worked out the starting wattage and power consumption all checks out.

the reason for wanting so many on one channel was having 1 channel for each 480mm rad in a push/pull configuration.

Thanks in advance!
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  1. Hi,

    I think your fan controller will come with some 3 pin fan splitters, but you may need more:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Motherboard-Splitter-Adapter-Cable-Lead/dp/B003OSWPTE

    That's probably the easiest way, won't be pretty though.
  2. so you can daisy chain them?

    haha ugly as hell!

    so its probably between soldering or one 2 way and two 4 way splitters or some other combination.
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    bweslake said:
    so you can daisy chain them?

    haha ugly as hell!

    so its probably between soldering or one 2 way and two 4 way splitters or some other combination.


    I've only hooked up 3 AP-29's using this method but it works fine, not sure how the 3 pin adapters would hold up to 60W of power though.
    Yep soldering would work and would be tidier (though obviously more work).
    These look quite interesting, though I've never used one with a fan controller: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14666/ele-992/3-Pin_Power_Distribution_PCB_4x_3-pin_4x_2-pin_Block_MMT-PCB-3-4342.html?tl=g34c17s424
  4. should be ~35 watts total for 8 scythe GT's (ap-15 1850rpm) during startup and barely 8 during operation.

    so id have 2 channels for 8 fans each

    1 channel for 6 fans on a 360 mm rad

    and the water pump on the last channel.

    still investigating if the water pump on the fan controller is a good idea

    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14961/ex-pmp-173/Swiftech_Dual_Extreme_Duty_Small_Form_Factor_12_VDC_Industrial_PWM_Pump_-_Black_MCP35X2-BK.html?id=UqM2QdXU&mv_pc=13275
  5. bweslake said:
    should be ~35 watts total for 8 scythe GT's (ap-15 1850rpm) during startup and barely 8 during operation.

    so id have 2 channels for 8 fans each

    1 channel for 6 fans on a 360 mm rad

    and the water pump on the last channel.

    still investigating if the water pump on the fan controller is a good idea

    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14961/ex-pmp-173/Swiftech_Dual_Extreme_Duty_Small_Form_Factor_12_VDC_Industrial_PWM_Pump_-_Black_MCP35X2-BK.html?id=UqM2QdXU&mv_pc=13275


    Ah ok then, I wouldn't have thought that would be an issue then, nice choice of fans BTW.

    I've had Laing DDC 18W pumps before and they can be loud because of the vibrations they cause, I'd recommend a shoggy sandwich to help with the noise.
    I don't really see a problem with putting the pumps on the controller providing that you don't turn the voltage down too much. I know some fan controllers have an option to supply the full 12V for a few seconds on start up, I'd recommend taking advantage of that feature if your controller has it.
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