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post #811 of 2434
Haha well you have me beat by two inches!

Yes I had to go and measure.

Yes this is wide open for innuendo.

Also mine doesn't move unless you have two strong guys taking each end.
     
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post #812 of 2434
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Originally Posted by stren View Post

Haha well you have me beat by two inches!

Yes I had to go and measure.

Yes this is wide open for innuendo.

Also mine doesn't move unless you have two strong guys taking each end.
I'm just trying to play with the big dogs. smile.gif

Sounds like I'd be SOL trying to move yours!
post #813 of 2434
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Originally Posted by mandrix View Post


Just when I thought I could relax and get some work done...
Mandrix starts doing interesting things again in his log...
Oh well, probably wasn't going to accomplish that much anyway. So let see some bending! biggrin.gif



Off Topic (sort of)... Favorite Bender quote of all time: "I'm so embarrassed I wish everyone else was dead!" tongue.gif
post #814 of 2434
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Originally Posted by DiGiCiDAL View Post

Just when I thought I could relax and get some work done...
Mandrix starts doing interesting things again in his log...
Oh well, probably wasn't going to accomplish that much anyway. So let see some bending! biggrin.gif
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Off Topic (sort of)... Favorite Bender quote of all time: "I'm so embarrassed I wish everyone else was dead!" tongue.gif

Ah, now, you aren't going to blame me, are you? smile.gif
post #815 of 2434
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Today I fabbed up some more wiring harnesses for the future radiator fans. Here is everything sitting on my little roll around cart I made for sleeving and/or moving things around, and just a general work area that I keep the heat gun and a good adjustable LED lamp attached to.

This method isn't as clean looking as other ways I've made them, but this way works out best for me in the pedestals. I have all the fan connections close together and I can roll them out over the radiator if I have a problem connection.
Generally I will secure the harness to the top / side of the pedestal using a clamp, screw & nut and extend the single lead wire toward the front of the pedestal, ready to plug into the next connecting cable.

Here is some wiring and connectors I salvaged from some past work. Each set of 8 includes only one connector with the rpm signal. The single rpm connector means no need to clip any of the rpm wires on the fans.


Here is a piece of sleeve and 1/4" shrink that I have expanded with needlenose pliers. I like to put a little superglue up near the connector, slide the sleeve up, then extend the expanded 1/4" shrink over the connector. I pinch the sleeve near the connector and stretch the sleeve out tight, then hit the shrink with the heatgun.


With this method I solder all the positive wires together, negative together, rpm signal together along with a short piece of wire on each to run to the main connector. I do this similar to making a double wire connection from the psu, that is I put some large shrink on, hit it with the lighter to melt the sleeve underneath together, then cover it all up with a final piece of shrink I hit with the heat gun.

From the pedestal to the case I will fab a fan wire with female ends.
Making it this way in sections allows for easy disassembly if needed.
Fans to harness, harness to double female connecting cable, cable to Aquaero or Power Adjust. typer.gif
post #816 of 2434
Looks good Mandrix, you have mad sleeving skills. thumb.gif
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post #817 of 2434
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It's all in the camera angle. wink.gif But thanks.
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With this method I solder all the positive wires together, negative together, rpm signal together along with a short piece of wire on each to run to the main connector. I do this similar to making a double wire connection from the psu, that is I put some large shrink on, hit it with the lighter to melt the sleeve underneath together, then cover it all up with a final piece of shrink I hit with the heat gun.

This probably isn't the time to say this... but don't you just want to bring in the RPM signal from a single fan in the cluster, and just have the power & ground running to the other fans? In my experience having the RPM signals coming from multiple fans only causes spurious reads (i.e. either it shows some ridiculously high number or a similarly ridiculous low number - or with some motherboards it doesn't show anything at all). Maybe that's just my experience, but I thought I would throw that out there. redface.gif

Kinda feel bad even saying it because it really is a very nice job on the sleeving and shrinking. frown.gif
post #819 of 2434
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Only one of the "tails" has the rpm signal wire attached. Why start yanking wires off fans if it's not necessary? Say suppose you have a fan go bad.....then you need one of your other fans to provide the signal but the wire is not there?

This way, I only have to make sure that a fan with an rpm signal is attached to the single connector that has the rpm wire.

Think about it, you'll see what I mean. See, I even put a piece of tape on the connector with the rpm wire. "This ain't my first rodeo, sir". smile.gif



....but I'm glad you're looking out for me. biggrin.gif


EDIT: I guess I should have made it clear that only one of the connectors has the rpm wire and pin attached. redface.gif
Edited by mandrix - 2/21/13 at 3:07am
post #820 of 2434
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Actually, if you look closely at the pic with all the connectors/wires laying on my work table, you will see that out of all of them only two have the yellow rpm wire attached. Two harnesses = two connectors with rpm signal. Just wanted to make that clear. wink.gif (top pic)
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