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post #11 of 19
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The Scythe Ace fan controller is rated for 12W per channel. If you plugged in 3 fans per channel; chances are you simply overloaded the controller. There is no way to be sure without know the exact fans that you were using, but for future reference... Always make sure that the controller can handle the load you're putting on it before you do something like this again.
I only had one fan per channel (4 channels) loaded into it.
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by Humafold View Post
To power the Fan Controller I connected it to a 6 pin PSU cable. I just realized... it wasn't the one supplied with my Corsair PSU. It just looks the same, but doesn't have the text on it. I just used a 6pin with a split fan connector on it. I don't think that thing was meant to transfer that kind of power.

Oops. They look the EXACT same except for the text.
Whoops...

As far as I can tell the controller runs off a standard 4 pin Molex connector. No idea where you got a 6 pin from?
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post #13 of 19
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They didn't supply a PSU connector for the power. The only thing I got from them was a connector with a 4pin end I think. I attached a split 4pin fan connect with a 6pin PSU connect to it.
post #14 of 19
Okay so here are a couple of diagrams to look at. Were you putting the right voltage on the right pins?

For 4 pin molex for fans...(assuming the fan controller is using the same)

for other PSU connectors.

You sure you didn't put 12v on something only needing 5v? Essentially, that would more than double the current you're pulling over the wires. Probably not a good thing. Just a thought.
Edited by Arimis5226 - 10/25/11 at 8:55am
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They didn't supply a PSU connector for the power. The only thing I got from them was a connector with a 4pin end I think. I attached a split 4pin fan connect with a 6pin PSU connect to it.
There should be a 4 pin Molex to 4 pin power connector which plugs into the back of the controler.

Power adaptor lead on top right:


Power plug bottom left (white one):


There should be no 6-pin power connector involved anywhere. What I think is happening is that you are somehow connecting a PCIe power connector to a Molex line. The PCIe carries +12V and 0V, the Molex carries +12, +5 and 0V.

Try to connect it up again, and take pictures before you turn it on so we can see waht you are doing.
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You sure you didn't put 12v on something only needing 5v? Essentially, that would more than double the current you're pulling over the wires. Probably not a good thing. Just a thought.
Looking at your diagram this is a definite possibility. I can't connect it again as it fried. I think I overvolted the hell out of the fans and it just went up in flames.

I guess it doesn't self regulate.
post #17 of 19
Yeah, pushing 12v over a 5v circuit would probably do exactly what happened. You'll be lucky if the wires are the only things damaged. /crossfingers
post #18 of 19
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Everything else is fine. Other than the a smell section of my 24pin sleeve getting singed. All of the wires inside were perfect. I'm a lucky guy.
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This thread is useless without pics.
     
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