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Looking at all those fan connectors, how do you plan to hook them all together? If I'm understanding correctly, you will be using those from your PA2's to your pedestal fans?
If you are making your own fan harnesses (a way to hook all your fans together to a PA2) then basically there are two ways to do it, either crimp double wires together and "daisy chain" them, or solder them all together to a single lead to plug into the PA2.
I've done it both ways but now prefer to solder mine, although it is very tricky since you have to "sleeve as you go".

Don't forget that you only need the rpm wire on one connector in each group. wink.gif

I like 22AWG wire for the fan harnesses, although I might use 26AWG for the rpm wire since it doesn't really carry any current. If double wire crimping for fan pins then 24AWG wire is a little easier going.

Anyway looks like you have some nice sleeving skills. thumb.gif
post #162 of 2245
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Hi Mandrix,

I plan to hook the fans up in 2 groups of 8 ( incomming and outgoing) i wil make two harnes and connect each harnes to a PA.
Thank you for your advice i wil keep it in mind if i start with the fans. And i still have the manual from Chris.

I just finished the power harnes and the Aquabus cables .
I bought a case full of wires. I think i will manage that.

Sinds i'm a FNG on watercooling advice is always welcome and i preciate that.

Speak to you later "have to put another update on the site.


Henry thumb.gifthumb.gif
post #163 of 2245
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Again i hit a wrong button on my keyboard,

piep piep...........,

Sinds my last disater with the wiring i thought i give it another try. Same ritual like lasttime:
- displaying all my tools
- measuring the right length of wire i needed (this time)

The Aquabus cables job went quickly "no problem surpriced ! "yes me too"

I thought i wil go on with the power harnes for the PA.
I have a lot packages of wire from modsmart 18 AWG. I measured out 2 times 1,5 m (so the manual says and Mandrix "thanks for the advice").
I use the short molex connector "i think the are from modsmart: with a cap for closing. I had to put pressure on the wire to led it fit. After the first one i test if there is power (i used a 12 volt led and a spare PSU) no problem. I thought i better do all the connecting and sleeving in one row. Yes disaster strike again no power this time. I dont gave up and maked another one. This time i was more careful with the pressure. Ha no more problem and the first power harnes is finished. Because its already late i wil stop now and go on later this week.

YES Progress has been made.

now a few pictures

Cutting the wires after ..



I measured the right length "this time"



Yes this is better

after my last disater i put a piece of tape on the wires so i can see better how deep the wire goos in the crimptool.



And stil flat "no problem any more "pushing like a elephant" because it wont get in the ......fu....fu. connector



Ha ha and not bent




And going in easy "yes i love it"



almost no length difference



Marking the connectors in case off



Another job don



That is the first



And the rest



Another picture "oke" different angle



After the first dissaster of the power harnes i made a second one this time no power loss
I will do the last sleeving when i mount the frame so i now how mutch cable i have to cut.



A closer look



Also looks good from above




Thats al for now
Edited by TATH - 4/22/13 at 12:12pm
post #164 of 2245
nice job. thumb.gif
post #165 of 2245
Patience: TATH has it. Nice job sir! I really need to learn how to crimp properly and start making my own cables.
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Thanks Chris,

Today i changed the Aqua cable's for lower ones.
I also tested the wires. no problem.

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Patience: TATH has it. Nice job sir! I really need to learn how to crimp properly and start making my own cables.

Thanks Bart,
You can do it.
mayby i put som pictures on the site how i do it. thumb.gif
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Thanks Bart,
You can do it.
mayby i put som pictures on the site how i do it. thumb.gif
Crimping those tiny pins looks very hard, especially when you have shaky hands like I do. smile.gif That's tough. The other noob question that puts me off doing it is this: how do you know what wire to use for what devices? For example, if I wanted to create my own Y-split cable to power both of my D5 pumps on a single power cable, how do I know what wire will be able to handle the current of 2 pumps?
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Crimping those tiny pins looks very hard, especially when you have shaky hands like I do. smile.gif That's tough. The other noob question that puts me off doing it is this: how do you know what wire to use for what devices? For example, if I wanted to create my own Y-split cable to power both of my D5 pumps on a single power cable, how do I know what wire will be able to handle the current of 2 pumps?


I got a PSU from corsair wen you look on the wires you wil see the markings AWG18.
You can look up in wikipedia a list with the wire gages AWG 18 stands for a thickness of the wire

http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_wire_gauge

Shaking hanks is no problem. if you put the crimptool on its back on the table you can put a pin in then you close the crimptool a bit "it will click" , then you turn the crimptool to the other side and put the wire in wath you markt befor "for the dept".
If you have truble wit side you can use a magna... glas with light in it. You wil manage i'm sure. thumb.gif

i found als this for calculation

http://www.ledtuning.nl/catalog/info_wiring.php

1 its 12 volt
amps is how much ( lets say 8 fans with a total of 2 amp )
length off your wire say 1m

the programm tels you that 0.6 m2 is oke an that you can use 0,75m2 wire

i use the modsmart AWG18 wire when i look inside it is very thin. i used 0,75 wire copper. i think i wil test it with the pedestel. 18 fans and 2 pumps.
Edited by TATH - 4/22/13 at 11:51am
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So you can use AWG18 for most things? To me, if it's being used in a power supply, that means it's capable of handing decent current without melting right? Or is that a bad assumption to make?

Sorry for dragging your thread off-topic. smile.gif I'm too tired to be productive at work today. biggrin.gif
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