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why must all 6 fans run off 1 channel? why not split the 3 intakes on one and the exhaust on the other? I get you probably want the same rpms for each of the fans but its unlikely to pull all 6 fans on one unless you have a super high grade controller
   
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post #12 of 17
There are fan controllers that can old up to 60watts per channel. You will be good to go with one like these examples:

http://www.aquatuning.at/product_inf...er-5-Port.html
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/77...?tl=g34c17s817
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/72...?tl=g34c17s817
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1550/1/
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by TheOriginalCookieMonster View Post
No way that will work out. It's only rated for 12v. Look into lamptrons, the new fc9 is rated for 90v I believe.
volts has nothing to do with it. All pc fans are 12volts. Atleast the ones we are interested in.

Its the wattage that matters. And no, that wont work.

You need a higher end laptron controller that has a higher wattage rating.
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why must all 6 fans run off 1 channel? why not split the 3 intakes on one and the exhaust on the other? I get you probably want the same rpms for each of the fans but its unlikely to pull all 6 fans on one unless you have a super high grade controller
Thanks, but if you have looked at the previous posts, it is obvious that controllers with enough wattage for six fans are sold all the time, on a large majority of computer-related sites. These controllers are very common!!!
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Sorry, but my fans take .25 amps each. 60 watts will be overkill...
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Sorry, but my fans take .25 amps each. 60 watts will be overkill...
Do you also know how much amperage your fans take when starting up, my Gentle Typhoon AP-15's for example only need 0.083 A when running but when starting up they take 0.36 A. 60 W might not be overkill.
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Do you also know how much amperage your fans take when starting up, my Gentle Typhoon AP-15's for example only need 0.083 A when running but when starting up they take 0.36 A. 60 W might not be overkill.
No I do not know how much amperage the fans will draw when starting up. But it will not be a problem. If it is, I'll return it and get one with higher wattage, no hassle
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