I have an ASUS P7P55D-E LX LGA 1156 MOBO and I ran out of headers to plug my fans into. I currently use speedfan and there is only one fan in my case that I can't control. All fan ports are currently being used and the last fan that needs controlling is currently plugged into the PWRfan port (no control capabilities). I have a pair of XIGMATEK XLF-F1253 120mm fans and I want to know if I could use a Y-Splitter to run both fans from the Cha_fan port and control them both with speedfan (in union of course, not independently). I am just worried that the fans will draw too much power and fry my mobo. Is there any way I can check the power that the Cha_fan port supplies?
My main goal is to have speedfan control all of my case fans so if anyone has any other way that I can do that for this last Xigmatek fan I would be so grateful!
i suggest you get a digital multi-tester and see how many amps run through one of the fan headers. and it will be simple addition, if you add the amp rating of the 2 fans and it is lower than the amp rating you got from the header, it's fine. otherwise, you'll fry something. just my 2 cents.
Thanks for your help guys! I know that the fans are 12V fans but so far I have not been able to find the wattage or amperage draw. I guess this is one of those things that I need to see the numbers before I say, "Eh, it'll be ok." Any suggestions on how I can find that info about the fans or how to test them running in unison? I feel like it going to boil down to calling the company but I just felt like that info should be out there somewhere...
BTW. I do have a multimeter available but I only dabble in the art of power. Sometimes it gets a little complicated.