furthermore.. if i have a fan speed controller, handles 4 fans.. but the range is narrow, can i apply the same principle? put a switch between the fan and the controller.. allowing me to turn off individual fans, as oppose to just slowing them down?
In the case of a small current like this gauge doesn't matter too much. You don't need a pure clean current, so any wire really will do the job of getting the electricity to the fans. As mkaibear said, buy something about the same as what's currently powering your fans and you'll be fine.
Hi! I've been following this thread. Interestingly, this is what I want to do to my CCFL light inside my PC. I'm using Cooler Master Aurora cold cathode light and want to switch the lights off. My question is, which cable (from the molex connectors) should I install the switch on....red, yellow or one of the 2 black cables?
red or yellow... if either is broken then the circuit is incomplete hence no power! do both if you feel like it but no real need...
be aware that most fans dont use all 4 molex cables though...
lol i was thinking of doing that to my green led fan with a 4 inch cable (literally) that obviously would not stretch from the front of the case to the mobo i ended up just zippy tying it to the drive bays...
1. Get the tools.
2. Cut the wire of PC Fan (you need to cut only one wire, no meter what color it is (because it is not a bomb). I cut red wire, since my extra cable is red).
3. Clean the ends of the wires of PC Fan and wires of the extra cable.
4. Tie the wires of PC Fan and extra cable (if you have soldering iron, then do it that way).
5. Use the tape to wrap the node and then cut the extra cable in the middle.
6. Clean the ends of the extra cable.
7. Integrate switch in blank plasctic of PC Front. I drilled small holes then with knife cutted out hole for switch. You can do this any other way.
8. Tie the ends of extra cable with switch.
9. Use the tape to wrap the node.
10. Put PC fan in place. Put blank plastic with switch in place.
11.Now you have button to turn on/off your PC Fan.
Remember - it's all on your own risk! Don't touch cleaned wires when they are connected to the power line!