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Can this support 30 1 watt fans in theory? NZXT Technologies Sentry Mix LED Illuminated Fan Controller with Six 50-Watt Channels http://www.amazon.com/Technologies-Sentry-Mix-Illuminated-Controller/dp/B006J6OMG2/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

and http://www.xoxide.com/sunbeam-rheobus-xblack.html#customer-reviews ?
post #2 of 9
Theoretically, yes. But I believe fans require more watt while spinning up (not sure). So hooking up 30 one-watt fans might overload the controller when they all start simultaneously.
post #3 of 9
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I'm unsure how i'm hooking up my 17fans...... do I need splitters?
post #4 of 9
The NZXT controller has 6 channels (6x50 watts) but only 6 3-pin outputs. So you will definitely need splitters or a hub

like this (it's from an NZXT switch 810 case):

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Or make one yourself.
Edited by Sybr - 5/9/12 at 2:56am
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
being disabled makes it hard to make...know where to buy some?
post #6 of 9
Since you live in the USA, I think newegg's applicable:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812200455

I also read the NZXT's minimum output is 40% voltage, so you can't completely turn off fans with that model

You can also try to solder some fan cables together, saves a few splitters
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post #8 of 9
Those are even better thumb.gif
post #9 of 9
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they need an 18! jk ...thanks for the help mate!
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