Originally Posted by bern43
Made my last order and thought I covered everything but of course forgot one thing - the wiring for the fans on the rads. I'm using a 480 Alphacool UT60 in push/pull in the top of my case and a 240 Alphacool XT45 in push at the bottom. Looking for suggestions on how to wire the fans to my Aquaero 5. I'm leaning towards just buying two 4 way splitter cables for the top rad and then attaching them to a Y cable to the Aquaero. I'll need to just make sure that I only have one RPM signal going to the Aquearo. For the bottom rad I'm just going to run one Y cable straight to the Aquaero. Does this make sense? Anything I'm missing? Any cleaner ways to do this without going the sleaving route?
You can either do it like you are suggesting, via splitters (of whatever amount/size you want), or you can use fan hub PCB's. I find the latter to be more clean looking in the end. I also find them easier to deal with, because who likes dealing with 4-8 way y splitters for fans? Especially if you are making them yourself.
You are correct in your assumptions about the 1 rpm wire per channel. All of it does make sense, but if you are anything like me, "seeing" it would help more. Toss up a diagram if you want, and I'll look it over and make sure all is well. I'm an electrician, so this "should" be what I'm good at hehe. I also have a few diagrams already myself of how I did my wiring (for 480mm UT60 rad as well) with 8 fans using a PCB fan hub into my fan controller. I can toss them up here for you if you like, same concept as what you are trying to do.