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http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8341/ex-tub-442/Bitspower_G_14_Temperature_Sensor_Stop_Fitting_BP-WTP-CT.html#blank


Been interested in getting something like this but I notice it is a 2pin probe and my controller has 3pin probes
Any way to work around this or anything similar to this?
All suggestions will be appreciated!


I have found 3 pin to 2 pin converters on Frozencpu's site but no 2 to 3 pin
Edited by MegaHertz - 3/4/13 at 9:43am
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I do not know much about the specifics of how liquid cooling systems use temperature sensors.

I do know a lot about how temperature sensors themselves work, and how to use them. Is your controller designed to use a RTD or thermocouple type temperature sensor?

What type of thermocouple, or what is the resistance of the RTD?

If it is a thermocouple type temperature sensor the third wire is probably a ground and unnecessary. You have to be very careful making adapters for thermocouples. The adapter must be made out of the same type of metal as the thermocouple, usually the metals needed in the adapters are hard to find (like Platinum).

If it is a RTD type temperature sensor, the third wire is needed to find the "true resistance". Without it, the RTD would be very inaccurate. On the plus side, making adapters for RTD's are easy. I am pretty sure you can just solder or crimp the wire however.

Frozen CPU never provides datasheets or enough information to figure out use the product. Argh. I don't care what anyone says. I hate frozen CPU.

So...yeah.... chances are you won't be able to get that sensor to easily work with your setup.
Edited by crimsontears809739 - 3/4/13 at 10:07am
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It is the bitfenix recon controller, I've had it for a bit and since I'm expanding my WC setup I do want a temp reading from the water.
I honestly do not know what kind of controller it is RTD/thermocouple wise and I too do not like Frozencpu.
I only buy from them because they always have more products than the other sites I run into and usually ship fast, I don't know any better sites wish I did though.
I've been looking for 2 pin to 3 pin adapters online and can't find anyt that would connect my 2 pin and create a 3pin probe for it.
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Originally Posted by MegaHertz View Post

@crimsontears

It is the bitfenix recon controller, I've had it for a bit and since I'm expanding my WC setup I do want a temp reading from the water.
I honestly do not know what kind of controller it is RTD/thermocouple wise and I too do not like Frozencpu.
I only buy from them because they always have more products than the other sites I run into and usually ship fast, I don't know any better sites wish I did though.
I've been looking for 2 pin to 3 pin adapters online and can't find anyt that would connect my 2 pin and create a 3pin probe for it.

I have the Bitfenix Recon and using a Bitspower temp probe fitting with it just fine.

The Recon has two sets of headers. The first set with 3 pins is for powering the fans, the second set with 2pins are for temperature probes. When you first took the Recon out of the box, the stock temp probes should already been plugged in. You need to remove one of them in order to use your own sensor (ie. the Bitspower probe).

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 100See pic for location.
Edited by Zero383 - 3/4/13 at 10:56am
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I'll just build my own digital temp sensor with arduino and relay it to LCD display or monitor from computer softwares. xD

 
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I'll just build my own digital temp sensor with arduino and relay it to LCD display or monitor from computer softwares. xD

Temp sensors on the Recon control fan speeds on the fly. I'm assuming yours only display temps?

To the OP, check out Phoebetria (http://www.phoebetria.com/). It's a third party program that has better features than the stock Recon software like creating custom fan curves.
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thanks bud, didn't even remember the probes are 2pin and not 3pin, I only had fan cables left from my accessory box and i assumed the temp probes were 3pin as well..
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@Zero383

thanks bud, didn't even remember the probes are 2pin and not 3pin, I only had fan cables left from my accessory box and i assumed the temp probes were 3pin as well..

Makes sense. It would be unusual for temperature sensor in a desktop computer to use a 3 pin temperature sensor. 3 & 4 wire RTD's are used in systems that require a lot of precision. Grounded thermocouples are rare. X-D
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Makes sense. It would be unusual for temperature sensor in a desktop computer to use a 3 pin temperature sensor. 3 & 4 wire RTD's are used in systems that require a lot of precision. Grounded thermocouples are rare. X-D

Yeah I only had the accessory for the fan and assumed the temp probe was the same..
The temp probes come in a 5strip and they are glued to the part of the pic he showed, guess I'll need a razer blade when I get this bitspower sensor smile.gif
Hopefully it works better then the Monsoon's temp sensor

Thanks for all the help guys!
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I have used the Recon with several brands of water temp sensor. Phobya, Bitspower, Aquacomputer. They all worked fine and it was very useful to have water temperature.

The material holding the temp probes on is a very weak silicon type of adhesive so it is very easy to replace the stock sensors.
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