Connecting chassis fan 3-pin female to Gelid Y cable

My first build. I bought a Gelid PWM Y cable to control both the CPU cooler fan and the chassis exhaust fan from the m/b header. Only two of the chassis fan's pins make contact with the Y cable because it has a gap.

The end of the Y cable with 4 pins goes to the CPU cooler's fan so it can send a signal back to the m/b.
But the end that connects to the chassis fan, if connected as the plastic guide slot dictates, would be mated like this:


PIN PIN GAP PIN [Gelid Y cable's chassis fan connector]
..|...|
PIN PIN PIN [chassis fan's 3-pin connector]


That is, only two of the chassis fan's pins would make contact. Is a 3-pin to 4-pin adapter required for the chassis fan connector, so the connectors would mate like this:


PIN PIN GAP PIN [Gelid Y cable's chassis fan connector]
..|... |.........|
PIN PIN GAP PIN [ adapter end]
..|....|......./
PIN PIN PIN [chassis fan's 3-pin connector]
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  1. Well, you can try to remove the contact in the Gelid PWM Y Cable and plugging it into the gap that is there..... that ought to work properly, you'll need a needle point thin screwdriver or a pointed pincer, like the ones we use for dissections.
    The task requires a little finesse and a little tact.
  2. its not a good idea to run more than 1 fan of a motherboard header.
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