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April 21, 2010 6:50:05 PM

is it possible to connect 3 computerfans to a power cable like this: http://www.profoto.com/content/2/1/7/961f1e75/power_cab... ? so they can run 24/7.
if so, how?:D  got 3 fans like these http://www.netshop.no/img/cache/c/o/o/cooltek_vifte__al...

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April 21, 2010 7:00:17 PM

i dont understand what your purpose is with this. usually you only need them on if your computer is running. if you are wanting to use them to cool something other then your cpu then there are better fans at walmart that you can get for prolly cheaper then those 3 fans. if your psu cant handle it then just get a better one?? whats your goal in using these fans and that power cable?
a b K Overclocking
April 21, 2010 7:19:04 PM

^+1. I have NO IDEA WTF the OP is trying to do.... any one care to explain?
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April 21, 2010 10:38:52 PM

No idea here. But if he tried to hook up those fans stright to the wall he will fry them PDQ.

He can use an older AT power supply to run them quite easily. Or use an ATX power supply and just use the green to ground jumper trick.
a b K Overclocking
April 22, 2010 2:19:52 AM

ouch1 said:
No idea here. But if he tried to hook up those fans stright to the wall he will fry them PDQ.

He can use an older AT power supply to run them quite easily. Or use an ATX power supply and just use the green to ground jumper trick.


Or strip the connector off a 12V power brick and stuff the wires into a 4-pin to 3-pin adapter
a c 86 K Overclocking
April 22, 2010 2:22:09 AM

NO. Thats is an AC 240V connector meant for the wall. Your PC fans are 12VDC. You will burn up the fans, possibly make smoke and a fire.

NO.

You can connect fan wires together from a PSU molex, connect them in parellel and only keep one RPM wire.
April 22, 2010 2:25:22 AM

Does any one no why someone would want to do that. It will just fry those fans. I agree with everyone else get an old ATX power supply to run them.
April 22, 2010 9:05:54 PM

Mikey Mouse said:
Does any one no why someone would want to do that. It will just fry those fans. I agree with everyone else get an old ATX power supply to run them.


Maybe as a DYI way to cool a cabinet? I have done similar for my in-laws media cabinet. Since it can get quite warm as it is a closed cabinet and houses all of thier a/v components (dvd player, 50" plasma tv, stereo, etc.), a ps3, and an X-box 360. I used 4 120mm Noctua NF-P12-1300 fans connected to a older 300W shuttle psu. 2 are on the bottom of the cabinet as intake, and the other 2 are on the back near the top as exhaust. It used to get well over 100F in there now it rarely gets over 90F thanks to all of the air movement. The only thing I had to add a couple months after I first set it up was filters on the intakes. Being only 6 inches off the hardwood floor they were sucking up alot of dust.
a c 86 K Overclocking
April 23, 2010 3:42:31 AM

Ouch, yes, but he linked a 240 VAC plug for 12 VDC fans. Thats nice but not the issue.

Fire is the issue. Look at the link dude.
a c 86 K Overclocking
April 23, 2010 3:43:47 AM

Ouch, yes, but he linked a 240 VAC plug for 12 VDC fans. Thats nice but not the issue.

Fire is the issue. Look at the link dude.
a b K Overclocking
April 23, 2010 4:15:40 AM

Mikey Mouse said:
Does any one no why someone would want to do that. It will just fry those fans. I agree with everyone else get an old ATX power supply to run them.


I didn't say that. I said to use a 12V power brick. What, you don't have a box somewhere filled with all the left-over power bricks from your discarded electronics? Surely you've trashed something that used a 12V power brick at some time during your life, if you didn't keep the power brick you've created a problem for yourself.
April 23, 2010 5:58:57 PM

Conumdrum said:
Ouch, yes, but he linked a 240 VAC plug for 12 VDC fans. Thats nice but not the issue.

Fire is the issue. Look at the link dude.


If you read my first post you will see I did look at the links. I am just telling him a way to do it that will work. And I am guessing that he is trying to cool a cabinet, and giving him pointers for doing that.
April 23, 2010 6:42:52 PM

This is what you need- It's for an external hard drive power adapter. I have one at home, it's an a.c. adapter with a molex end on it. It's normally used for running external hard drives (mine came with my external h.d. kit), but you can use it to power anything with a 12v molex connector up to 5amps.
Then all you need is a molex splitter with fan connectors, depending on what kind of fan connectors you have. All off the shelf stuff.
And last but not least, you will either need to find an euro version of the adapter, or use an adapter (bottom of post)

I used mine (a.c. molex power cord) to power 4 fans I wired together to test them out for my quad radiator, and I used it to test my water pump when I was leak testing it.
(see link in my sig)

comes with standard A.C. power cord, see newegg pics in link
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...





Then all you need is an adapter, or a molex splitter, depending on your fan connectors.

http://www.akasa.com.tw/update.php?tpl=product/product....



OR

http://www.short-circuit.com/categories/cablespc.php



APC Power Adapter There are many different styles just scroll in bottom of link.

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=euro+pow...




Hope that helps. :D 
April 27, 2010 8:54:17 PM

Conumdrum said:
??? What the heck? Thats a house fan, not a PC fan.


and what do you think hes trying to do by connecting cpu fans into a wall?? i think what hes trying to do is equally as stupid as what i suggested. instead of trying to get all those connectors and junk just get this to cool w/e it is hes trying to cool. if hes trying to cool his computer then just get computer fans and connect it to this PSU.
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