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Find a female to female 3 pin, hook it up to the controller, watch it catch fire since it will probably overload that particular channel. F/F is what you need.
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Cool, except that I'm hooking it up to a fan controller.
Buy a couple of female connectors and some 18 AWG wire. Solder the wires with the appropriate leads and put them in the GND and +12V parts on the connectors. Problem solved.

Hell, if you can't find a distributor that has it I can do it for you.

Edit: Beat
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Is this a "one knob" type fan controller? My Lamptron has 6 channels (and 6 knobs). If I used your technique I would be running 36 fans.It is best to spread the load over more than one channel.
Edited by PCCstudent - 8/20/11 at 3:35pm
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Buy a couple of female connectors and some 18 AWG wire. Solder the wires with the appropriate leads and put them in the GND and +12V parts on the connectors. Problem solved.

Hell, if you can't find a distributor that has it I can do it for you.
First off, thank yoou for actually relating your response to the original question, +REP!!! Second of all, thanks, I think that is what I'm going to do. I just really hope that after is is complete, that the 3-pin connection hanging off the side of the power port really is where it gets power.

For everyone else, I already said, there is absolutely NO reason to be posting regarding the fan controller, I know what I'm doing with it, and it can power up to 12 fans. So please stop posting these for no apparent reason!!!

Had a little outburst there....
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First off, thank yoou for actually relating your response to the original question, +REP!!! Second of all, thanks, I think that is what I'm going to do. I just really hope that after is is complete, that the 3-pin connection hanging off the side of the power port really is where it gets power.

For everyone else, I already said, there is absolutely NO reason to be posting regarding the fan controller, I know what I'm doing with it, and it can power up to 12 fans. So please stop posting these for no apparent reason!!!

Had a little outburst there....
I would make one for you but I don't have any female 3-pins.

What fan controller do you have?
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I would make one for you but I don't have any female 3-pins.

What fan controller do you have?
Thanks anyways

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What I am having trouble with is what is the situation that a 6 output 3 pin strip with one 3 pin input is designed for. What I come up with is that this product is designed for running 6 fans,all at the same speed and with input power comming off a 3 pin cable tied to a molex.It does not seem to be designed to work off a fan controller.Why would someone buy a controller with 4 or 6 channels and then run all their fans off one channel?If you have extra channels on your controller why not use them? are the other 3 or 5 channels all full up with fans also?
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What I am having trouble with is what is the situation that a 6 output 3 pin strip with one 3 pin input is designed for. What I come up with is that this product is designed for running 6 fans,all at the same speed and with input power comming off a 3 pin cable tied to a molex.It does not seem to be designed to work off a fan controller.Why would someone buy a controller with 4 or 6 channels and then run all their fans off one channel?If you have extra channels on your controller why not use them? are the other 3 or 5 channels all full up with fans also?
What I would be more concerned about is thefact he is trying to run 8 fans off a single channel rated for 20w
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also a total waste of money, beacuse he can just make the cable...
    
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