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Also some follow-up questions:

How does it all work? For example, do I plug the fans strictly into the PowerAdjust and control them using the Aquaero or will some plug into the Aquaero itself?
How many fan connections are there on each Poweradjust?
How much power can each individual Poweradjust supply?

I'm trying to figure out how I will manage my fans. I have them connected to PCBs so I have 4 fans on a single PCB. As I mentioned, the fans run at .22A load so 4 of them on one channel is 0.88A per channel. I'm not sure how Aquacomputer works in terms of voltage either. Can you straddle the voltage so they startup at half voltage? All 4 fans starting up at maximum voltage/speed is .97A*4 = 3.88A which is clearly too much.

Please help! frown.gif
post #12 of 38
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Originally Posted by xyeLz View Post

Also some follow-up questions:
How does it all work? For example, do I plug the fans strictly into the PowerAdjust and control them using the Aquaero or will some plug into the Aquaero itself?
How many fan connections are there on each Poweradjust?
How much power can each individual Poweradjust supply?
I'm trying to figure out how I will manage my fans. I have them connected to PCBs so I have 4 fans on a single PCB. As I mentioned, the fans run at .22A load so 4 of them on one channel is 0.88A per channel. I'm not sure how Aquacomputer works in terms of voltage either. Can you straddle the voltage so they startup at half voltage? All 4 fans starting up at maximum voltage/speed is .97A*4 = 3.88A which is clearly too much.
Please help! frown.gif

The A5 has 4 fan channels that can handle 19.8 W each (1.65 A @ 12V.) You can connect as many as 6 PA2's which will give you 10 channels in all. Aquasuite allows you to program your fans, so you can start up at any voltage you want. The PA2 will also allow you to control DDC PWM pumps and nine fans with a peak power of 48 W for high power consumption start ups.
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post #14 of 38
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Also some follow-up questions:
How does it all work? For example, do I plug the fans strictly into the PowerAdjust and control them using the Aquaero or will some plug into the Aquaero itself?
How many fan connections are there on each Poweradjust?
How much power can each individual Poweradjust supply?
I'm trying to figure out how I will manage my fans. I have them connected to PCBs so I have 4 fans on a single PCB. As I mentioned, the fans run at .22A load so 4 of them on one channel is 0.88A per channel. I'm not sure how Aquacomputer works in terms of voltage either. Can you straddle the voltage so they startup at half voltage? All 4 fans starting up at maximum voltage/speed is .97A*4 = 3.88A which is clearly too much.
Please help! frown.gif

You can download the manuals for all that stuff from Aquacomputer

http://aquacomputer.de/handbuecher.html
Edited by Jakusonfire - 9/18/12 at 1:42pm
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The A5 has 4 fan channels that can handle 19.8 W each (1.65 A @ 12V.) You can connect as many as 6 PA2's which will give you 10 channels in all. Aquasuite allows you to program your fans, so you can start up at any voltage you want. The PA2 will also allow you to control DDC PWM pumps and nine fans with a peak power of 48 W for high power consumption start ups.
HTH

Wow. Thanks for your help seeker. +rep

I only want to consume 2 drive bays. Here's currently what I currently have setup on my Lamptron FC Touch in maximum posisble running wattage and startup wattage. Please note that my fans are running at 75% power so I'm not sure if that affects the running/startup wattages.

Channel 1: 4 x AP-29 @ 10.56W/46.56W
Channel 2: 4 x AP-29 @ 10.56W/46.56W
Channel 3: 3 x AP-29 @ 7.29W/34.92W
Channel 4: 3 x AP-29 @ 7.29W/34.92W
Channel 5: 4 x AP-29 @ 10.56W/46.56W
Channel 6: 4 x AP-29 @ 10.56W/46.56W

Optional 1: 1 x MCP35x Pump
Optional 2: 1 x MCP35x Pump

What would be the best configuration for me on an Aquaero and a Poweradjust 2?
post #16 of 38
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Wow. Thanks for your help seeker. +rep
I only want to consume 2 drive bays. Here's currently what I currently have setup on my Lamptron FC Touch in maximum posisble running wattage and startup wattage. Please note that my fans are running at 75% power so I'm not sure if that affects the running/startup wattages.
Channel 1: 4 x AP-29 @ 10.56W/46.56W
Channel 2: 4 x AP-29 @ 10.56W/46.56W
Channel 3: 3 x AP-29 @ 7.29W/34.92W
Channel 4: 3 x AP-29 @ 7.29W/34.92W
Channel 5: 4 x AP-29 @ 10.56W/46.56W
Channel 6: 4 x AP-29 @ 10.56W/46.56W
Optional 1: 1 x MCP35x Pump
Optional 2: 1 x MCP35x Pump
What would be the best configuration for me on an Aquaero and a Poweradjust 2?

You are more than welcome!
1 A5 and 3 PA2's would be fine. I would recommend the H20 block for the A5. Additionally, for optimum performance and cooling, make sure you have some airflow over the PA2's, I use THESE.
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post #17 of 38
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Thanks again. How would you set it up with the fans? Like power-wise?
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Thanks again. How would you set it up with the fans? Like power-wise?

That means two pumps and how many potential fans?
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post #19 of 38
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I have 22 fans. 0.22A max running load per fan (so theoretically I can do them all split between the PA2s) but they're running at 75%. The startup amperage of .97A per fan is what concerns me since 8 fans on one PA at startup (100% power) is 93W, exceeding the 45 if they really start with that much power. Controlling the pumps is not a necessity, merely a desire. Ideally it would be perfect, literally, to power both pumps with the Aquaero and the fans with the 3xPA2 in faceplate.

I will probably not go for cooling on the Aquaero though even though it looks amazing.
Edited by xyeLz - 9/18/12 at 3:00pm
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As a matter of fact, even 6 fans (the minimum I could run on a single PA if I do things this way) would draw upwards of 60W startup at 100% power. Is there a way to throttle this?

Even running 8 at 75% startup run over 70W if my math is correct. Im no electrician so it may well be wrong. I just assume 0.97A startup multiplied by 12V is 11.xx per fan but I honestly don't know how the voltage and amperage tie in. redface.gif

Gah, itd be perfect to put the pumps on the Aquaero and then 8 fans on PA 1, 8 fans on PA 2, and 6 on PA 3. Im assuming not possible? frown.gif
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