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What would be the best option to control the speed of an EK-DCP 4.0 (12V DC Pump)?
I used to use my motherboards fan connector, but since changing board I can no longer do that (new board uses 4 pin connectors)
I thought of using a fan controller but it overloaded the channel (Lamptron FC6).

According to this thread, http://www.overclock.net/t/920291/pump-speed-controller a Lamptron Fan Atic would work but wondered if anyone had tried it for themselves.

The Koolance-SPD24 also looks like it might work but not sure if its suitable for my pump.

Any help is greatly appreciated
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I have one of thous pumps well the Phobya version. I tried some fan controller but none of them had enough wattage output and so I ended up just putting it on the 5v line. This pump should draw 18-20w @ max so the Lamptron FC6 should have worked as its "Power Output: Up to 20w per Channel". Are you sure the fan controller is overloading?

You could try a Lamptron FC5V2 as it has a "Power Output: Up to 30w per Channel"
or even the Lamptron FC9 with "Power Output: Up to 50w per Channel"
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Thanks for the reply
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I have one of thous pumps well the Phobya version. I tried some fan controller but none of them had enough wattage output and so I ended up just putting it on the 5v linel"

May I ask how you did this
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Are you sure the fan controller is overloading?
You could try a Lamptron FC5V2 as it has a "Power Output: Up to 30w per Channel"
or even the Lamptron FC9 with "Power Output: Up to 50w per Channel"

Very sure, I connected a temperature sensor to the channels heat sink and it was nearly 100 degrees and about 50 with a 120mm fan behind it.

I intend to purchase the FC5 V2 but couldn't find one at the time
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I used one of thees -->115 http://www.shopmania.co.za/system-accessories/p-zalman-zm-mc1-4pin-molex-5v-12v-3-pin-fan-connector-2738203
It lets you plug in fans to either the white headers 12V or the black ones for 5v.
    
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I used one of thees -->115 http://www.shopmania.co.za/system-accessories/p-zalman-zm-mc1-4pin-molex-5v-12v-3-pin-fan-connector-2738203
It lets you plug in fans to either the white headers 12V or the black ones for 5v.

Neat, I just rigged this up with some connectors, do you think it is safe to use?

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I have done that reversing trick my self a couple times and it has worked just fine. The thing is thou I don't use thous jerry rigged connector any more as after they have been laying around some years you can forget that they are reversed and plug them into some thing else and puff the magic smoke that makes electronics work escapes rolleyes.gif
    
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[quote name="Bit_reaper" url="/t/1210680/pump-speed-controller#post_16382210"...and puff the magic smoke that makes electronics work escapes rolleyes.gif[/quote]

I'll have to clearly label them now smile.gif

Thanks for all your help Bit_reaper thumb.gif
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