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May 24, 2014 1:35:56 AM

Hello.
I recently ordered a Phanteks ph-tc12dx and i have a small issue with the double fan.

Its' specs are:
Input Power 2.16W
Current (Ampere) 0.18A
Rate Voltage 12V,

My question is, does this represent the combined current of the two fans or just one?
As i saw in the forums,fan headers are rated 1/4 amp,so if its the second case i cant connect them both in the cpu fan header.
Thanks in advance for your help.

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May 24, 2014 3:37:03 AM

You can attach both fans to one cpu fan header,from what i know will the "y fansplitter" give the fans their needed power in parallel and not serial.I don't think they would add that thing if there was no way of feeding both fans from one header.
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May 24, 2014 5:21:52 AM

Actually the resistance is halved,thus the current is doubled and there is the problem.
BUT you are most probably right. It seems both fans in parallel draw 0.18amps. I also checked with my vendor and they said something similar.
Also 0.18 current draw means full rpm,which wont be often if not never.

Thanks for your help.
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