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post #1 of 11
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i recently bought an "aerocool f6xt fan controller"
and some "akasa apache s-flow" fans

now the headers coming out from fan are on the left side
the headers coming out from the controller are on the right side



how do i connect them ?
post #2 of 11
With this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812189119
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the fans are 4 pin,and that 4 pin sized header from the controller only has 2 pins and 2 empty slots
im confused you say 3 pin to 4 pin

i am even more confused how that thing controls rpm with that connection
it says pwm control on the box and everywhere else but it only has 2 cables coming to the header

shouldn't that mean it can't even control voltage ? (3rd pin)

buying stuff from internet sometimes backfires =)
Edited by oh_noes - 7/20/11 at 6:02pm
post #4 of 11
I dont know the controller you got, it came with it? But it will regulate it through the voltage. As of pwm, it needs to have a 4th wire.

The link that fossil gave is good to connect to the fan controller, by the pic all i can see is a Positive wire and a negative wire, and no sensor wire, as why i mentioned that link will be good. There is no sensor wire or pwm that i can see from the pic on the fan controller

Third wire(usually yellow) is the sensor for rpm. Your fan is a pwm fan, if your motherboard supports pwm(4-pin) your good to go without using the controller
Edited by Tigerpaws - 7/20/11 at 6:23pm
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You don't need the sensor wire to control RPM by voltage. It just sends a signal that tells your fan controller what RPM it is spinning. Although it is nice to see what speed the fans are spinning if you have a fan controller that can display RPM...
    
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You don't need the sensor wire to control RPM by voltage. It just sends a signal that tells your fan controller what RPM it is spinning. Although it is nice to see what speed the fans are spinning if you have a fan controller that can display RPM...
i mean it doesn't even have the 3rd wire for voltage let alone the 4th (sensor) for rpm
do i know it wrong ?
post #7 of 11
Is your fan plug on the motherboard for the cpu a 4 pin? If it is forget the fan controller. That fan controller cant regulate the fan by pwm, it would need the 4th wire connected up to the fan controller for it to regulate pwm. But the controller can change the fan speed by hand thought voltage

1st Negative(usually black)
2nd Positive(usually Red)
3rd Sensor (usually Yellow) for rpm output
4th PWM (usually Blue) Mobo or controller to regulate the fan
Edited by Tigerpaws - 7/20/11 at 6:39pm
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post #8 of 11
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im trying to learn how it can control voltage with only 2 wires,isn't it 3 wires for voltage control and 4 wires for pwm
post #9 of 11
ok lets see how i go

PWM, the motherboard will regulate the fan speed depending on the temps set by the bios that you set up. If it asus board use fan expert, other mobos use other apps the same way. Forth wire thats usually blue, but not always, Asaka on mine got all kind of colors

But it can be regulated though 2 wires but it is done by hand turning the dial of the controller. It only needs the Negative and positive for this to work. I would use that controller on your other fans that are not pwm, IF your cpu fan header has a 4-pin to utilise the pwm feature your fan has
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post #10 of 11
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why are you guys talking about cpu fans,my heatsinks fan is connected to the mobo of course

i bought it for my 6 new case fans all same

my fans being 4 pin pwm i figured i whould use a 4pin connecting fan controller and it really is a 4 pin header as advertised,just not the kind i need

just gonna buy adapters now till i get a new one and sell this 2nd hand

thanks for the information guys
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