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post #11 of 15
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Thank you so much I am going to try this now! ill keep you updated.

Ok, I just hooked it up and powered on and it works but not correctly, with the switch on both the strip and fan leds are on but both dimmed which i dont mind but when switch off the leds on fan turn off but led strip goes to full brightness.

Could it be because the fan leds are already getting power from the 3 pin to the fan and the 2 pin for leds is just to switch them on and off not to give it power?
Edited by spikezone2004 - 5/22/13 at 12:27pm
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post #12 of 15
That is possible. You might have to isolate the LEDs from the fan and power them from the same circuit as the LED strip is on.

One other thing you could do is get what is called a Double Pole, Double Throw (DPDT) type switch. It's like two switches in one with two isolated sets of contacts operated by the same toggle.
post #13 of 15
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I dont know how to isolate the leds from the fan to power them, I think i might just have to give up frown.gif maybe when / if i am ever able to get a transparent side panel for my case (which isnt likely because its discontinued) ill get leds with a switch built in lol seems like it might be easier
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post #14 of 15
Dont give up...have you created any electronic circuits before?
post #15 of 15
Do you know the specs of the led strips? Are you certain the power being supplied is enough? You didn't mention any specifics. It is hard to get things to work if you ignore the math and just wire things up.

I know this isn't kosher, but if you want to ignore the math, and you are certain that the LED strip is meant to be powered by 12V, you could always try to power it directly from the power supply provided you have an extra 12V line available.

IMHO it sounds like you need to do your homework.

...but don't give up.
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