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So my TY-143s came through and noticed they draw a hefty 0.60A, I have three and have them connected up to an Akasa PWM Splitter (AK-CB002).

Question is will the wires hold a total of 1.8A? That's a lot! I don't want to find it burns when the fans ramp up. It is directly connected to PSU obviously, no power from motherboard header that's purely for the PWMs signal.


Safe? Can the Akasa PWM splitter handle it?

Thanks smile.gif
post #2 of 14
pwm splitter are only for the pwm signal in order to increase/decrease rpms, they dont "feed" the voltage/power for the fan to work, thats why you still need the molex connector =)

dont worry about it thumb.gif
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Thank you! smile.gif

So the physical Akasa PWM wires can sustain the required voltage?
post #4 of 14
Power is pulled from the PSU +12V rail, you're not gonna max it out.

The PWM wires don't supply power, only PWM signal.
Edited by adridu59 - 3/11/13 at 12:28pm
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What I mean was the physical wires that supply the current, whether the actual wire may burn out. I am not sure of the specifications of the wire smile.gif whether it may exceed what the wire can carry if you know what I mean
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Originally Posted by adridu59 View Post

Power is pulled from the PSU -12V rail, you're not gonna max it out.

The PWM wires don't supply power, only PWM signal.
Uh, what? -12V DAFUQ?!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeo01 View Post

What I mean was the physical wires that supply the current, whether the actual wire may burn out. I am not sure of the specifications of the wire smile.gif whether it may exceed what the wire can carry if you know what I mean

It's fine, that's not an high amperage and we're talking about just 3 fans. smile.gif
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Uh, what? -12V DAFUQ?!

I meant +12V thanks for the heads up
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post #8 of 14
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Thanks, I will let it be then! smile.gif I assumed 1.8A would burn out any wires.


Also, on the subject of fans, I just ran into a problem. My fan gets in the way of my RAM, no the heatsink the actual fans, and because of this it sticks up not allowing me to close my side window. Any suggestions? I can't move the RAM otherwise it won't be in dual channel configuration, and I can't really force it or the RAM definitely will snap. Should of thought of this frown.gif
post #9 of 14
1.8A ... Don't worry. Even a floppy header can carry 3+ amps. Just make sure before using it isn't any less than 26AWG biggrin.gif
0.6A is actually the surge current

And oh ... you're screwed because your case is tiny ... Get a wider case or change your RAM modules for G.Skill ARES or Samsung Greens tongue.gif
Or return the fans tongue.gif
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post #10 of 14
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How would I check, no idea the wire rating. I haven't a clue with this sort of stuff biggrin.gif

And yeah everythings pretty much new. Problem is the actual fan lines up with the RAM slots, I don't really want to fork out more cash just because of this fan tongue.gif any other way around it? The fan WOULD fit if that RAM wasn't in the way frown.gif

EDIT: These fans came today and they are great! unless I use sticky tape on top of the TY fan to hold the window tongue.gif that'll look terrible!
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