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January 23, 2014 7:26:29 PM

Hey guys,

So if my case has more available chassis fans than the mobo has 4 pin fan connectors for fan control software, is there a way to split the 2 fans into some sort of a adapter so i can use 2 fans for one MoBo 4 pin fan connector?

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a c 487 V Motherboard
January 23, 2014 7:44:49 PM

You can try it. But I'm not sure how well that will work with PWM fans. Also, with 2 fans' feedback, the RPM might not be accurate.
http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-12-Inch-Power-Splitt...
And remember, most fan headers are only rated at 1 amp. 2 fans should be OK, but don't press it.
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January 23, 2014 7:50:51 PM

clutchc said:
You can try it. But I'm not sure how well that will work with PWM fans. Also, with 2 fans' feedback, the RPM might not be accurate.
http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-12-Inch-Power-Splitt...
And remember, most fan headers are only rated at 1 amp. 2 fans should be OK, but don't press it.


so maybe I should just buy a fan controller that fits in my HDD cage huh?
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a c 487 V Motherboard
January 23, 2014 7:53:51 PM

Devronicthetonicman said:
clutchc said:
You can try it. But I'm not sure how well that will work with PWM fans. Also, with 2 fans' feedback, the RPM might not be accurate.
http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-12-Inch-Power-Splitt...
And remember, most fan headers are only rated at 1 amp. 2 fans should be OK, but don't press it.


so maybe I should just buy a fan controller that fits in my HDD cage huh?


That would be the more professional way to do it, yes.
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January 23, 2014 8:01:14 PM

clutchc said:
Devronicthetonicman said:
clutchc said:
You can try it. But I'm not sure how well that will work with PWM fans. Also, with 2 fans' feedback, the RPM might not be accurate.
http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-12-Inch-Power-Splitt...
And remember, most fan headers are only rated at 1 amp. 2 fans should be OK, but don't press it.


so maybe I should just buy a fan controller that fits in my HDD cage huh?


That would be the more professional way to do it, yes.


You wouldn't happen to know any fan controller units you can recommend would you?
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a c 487 V Motherboard
January 24, 2014 8:33:19 AM

Devronicthetonicman said:
clutchc said:
Devronicthetonicman said:
clutchc said:
You can try it. But I'm not sure how well that will work with PWM fans. Also, with 2 fans' feedback, the RPM might not be accurate.
http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-12-Inch-Power-Splitt...
And remember, most fan headers are only rated at 1 amp. 2 fans should be OK, but don't press it.


so maybe I should just buy a fan controller that fits in my HDD cage huh?


That would be the more professional way to do it, yes.


You wouldn't happen to know any fan controller units you can recommend would you?


I've never had need of one, but I would probably start my search at Newegg. Here is a selection of controller panels listed in order of best rating. There are also some other types of controller panels besides fan controllers, so be careful. Look for ones that work with PWM (4 wire) fans, of course.
http://www.newegg.com/Controller-Panels/SubCategory/ID-...
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