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So I finished my build today, and after I booted the rig, I immediately smelled something burning. Sure enough, the 4 pin power connector for my Kaze Master Pro fan controller was melting. I shut off the PC right then, and the damage was limited to the connector. I have no idea why it started burning. I had it connected to a female connector from my PSU, and I also had it daisy chained to a Silverstone FM 121 fan in the rear.

For what it's worth, I had 2 AP-15s and 4 Silverstone AP-121 fans connected to the fan controller. I restarted the PSU after removing the culprit wire, and it ran without hitches. I

I'm still kind of shocked, so I'm wondering what the hell just happened. I've no idea what's to blame here. You can see the rest of my components in my sig under Freezer Burner.

Any input will be appreciated....
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What's to blame? Hard to say but stuff sometimes does happen smile.gif

To get the reverse current needed to burn wires, you either plugged it in wrong or it was defective from the get go. I'd be watching your fans very carefully over the next few days as well as the controller display. If any of your fans are slowing down on their own, or stop working all together, you'll know it's the controller. Hopefully, you didn't have it on long enough to cause any permanent damage.
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What's to blame? Hard to say but stuff sometimes does happen smile.gif

To get the reverse current needed to burn wires, you either plugged it in wrong or it was defective from the get go. I'd be watching your fans very carefully over the next few days as well as the controller display. If any of your fans are slowing down on their own, or stop working all together, you'll know it's the controller. Hopefully, you didn't have it on long enough to cause any permanent damage.

I did not connect the fan controller after that. Should I try it again with another unused connector? The computer has been running fine for several hours without the fan controller hooked up.
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Sorry, I thought you were using it after replacing the cable doh.gif

Anyway, I would not use it unless you have a way to test it without connecting to the your main PSU. If not, then try it with dedicated PSU molex with just one fan connected. Hit the power, watch the fan power up (or not) and keep a finger on the PSU power switch. If nothing bad happens then connect another fan and try again. If not, then it's probably toast and try to send it back.
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