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six pin fan connector wiring

I have an old HP proliant ml150 g6 that I am going to use for handbrake encoding. It was originally a single quad core cpu. I bought two second hand 5540 xeons, when I installed them the server now requires another system fan to be installed, I have plenty of pwm fans and would like to use one of these rather than buying a $30 fan.
However when I plugged the pwm fan into the fan header the fan does not work. I'm thinking that it is the wiring but I'm not familiar enough with wiring to figure it out and I don't want to burn anything out. Connector on the motherboardthe pwm fan that I would like to usethe connector on one of the existing fans
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  1. Best answer
    They should be:

    Black = ground
    Orange = open-collector tachometer
    Red = +12 VDC
    Yellow = open-collector, low-pass/high-fail, trip-point (speed) and locked rotor alarm
    Blue = ground
    Green = pulse-width modulated speed control

    Mark
  2. markwp said:
    They should be:

    Black = ground
    Orange = open-collector tachometer
    Red = +12 VDC
    Yellow = open-collector, low-pass/high-fail, trip-point (speed) and locked rotor alarm
    Blue = ground
    Green = pulse-width modulated speed control

    Mark

    Ah, thank you! Using what you said and a pwm wire diagram I was able to get them to work properly.
  3. Outstanding! Glad it worked out for you.

    Mark
  4. I´ve an fan from an HP Server with 6 Pin connection (Nidec Beta V Series TA600DC) .
    Witch wired must be connected for simply works on an 12 V power supply ?
    Black (-) and Red (+) connect with 12Volt DC but Fan not works.
  5. Coppercoin said:
    I´ve an fan from an HP Server with 6 Pin connection (Nidec Beta V Series TA600DC) .
    Witch wired must be connected for simply works on an 12 V power supply ?
    Black (-) and Red (+) connect with 12Volt DC but Fan not works.

    Wow I had forgotten about this thread. I don't remember off the top of my head but I will look into it when I get home.
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