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I'm rocking a pair of AP-31s on a Sunbeam Rheostat plus a couple low power fans, I did what gymenii suggested and picked this up on amazon
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so the fan comes with 2 molex and 3 pin (fan controller) only has the yellow wire on it
what i'm guessing is that i need a RPM fan controller?

If the 3 pin only has the yellow wire attached to it, there is no voltage (red wire) and ground (black wire) that is going through the fan controller. Without the voltage and ground, the fan is basically not connected to the fan controller and should not run at all unless you have it connected to a Molex.

However, if you do have the red and black wires connected to the three-pin, you should NOT connect the 4-pin Molex to the fan at all.
    
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post #13 of 25
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ugh having to buy unnecessary things that have even more cables! BAH

alright guys i'll get working on that then.

sodering and adding that to the 3 pin looks like it will take me a while if i dont have all the necessary tools @ the moment. would be a fun project
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post #14 of 25
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You have a RPM fan controller, that's what the pots do through voltage control when you connect a fan up. Like I said above, [AP-30 side] the red(+12) and black(gnd) wires control the speed, the yellow(rpm) wire outputs fan speed. Make sure the red and black wires are connected to the fan controller channel.
You'll have to adapt the existing fan connector to make the Fan Controller connection. If that isn't your thing, then buy 4-pin molex to 3-pin cable, like this
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i will try this cable.

i found a cable last night that had all three wires. So i plugged in the molex connectors for everything and connected the fan to the adapter then fan controller, and it didn't work.
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post #15 of 25
Hi, Do you have it hooked up like this?

Fan molex > molex to 3 pin adaptor > Open 3 pin fan controller channel.

Do the pins line up on molex? ex: yellow to yellow / black to black

The yellow wire (3 pin) from fan goes to any open motherboard fan header (able to sense RPM), or just leave it unplugged if you don't care about knowing the fan speed. If that doesn't work I don't know what else to tell you confused.gif
post #16 of 25
I'll take some pictures of a fan and the adapter, so it is more clear. I'll post them up in a few minutes.

Here we go:

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First off, Why is your PSU plugged into the controller twice? You have a molex conector and what ever the other one is in the center? but anyway, you should remove the molex from the loop, The can controller should be able to handle the fan from the 3 pin, the molex will just overide the controller and give the fan full power no matter what. The molex on the FAN not the molex form the Rheosmart.
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yeah I was wonderin' what was goin on there.
    
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First off, Why is your PSU plugged into the controller twice? You have a molex conector and what ever the other one is in the center? but anyway, you should remove the molex from the loop, The can controller should be able to handle the fan from the 3 pin, the molex will just overide the controller and give the fan full power no matter what. The molex on the FAN not the molex form the Rheosmart.

My understanding is that his 3-pin only had a yellow tach wire attached to it, nothing else. Also my Rheosmart only has 1 Molex attached at the side, the middle is just a sleeved y-splitter.

I only put those pictures up for reference since OP was having problems. I actually use the Molex-to-3pin for my UV lights and for my 2 top Silverstone fans that have Molex only connections.
    
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My understanding is that his 3-pin only had a yellow tach wire attached to it, nothing else. Also my Rheosmart only has 1 Molex attached at the side, the middle is just a sleeved y-splitter.
I only put those pictures up for reference since OP was having problems. I actually use the Molex-to-3pin for my UV lights and for my 2 top Silverstone fans that have Molex only connections.

My bad, pic make's sense now. I was looking at it and it didn't look right lol.
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