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How can I hook up my San Ace fans to my bitfenix recon controller?

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The fans are PWM fans so they have 4 wire connections. The recon will accept a 3 wire connection.

I have the red and black (from the fans) hooked to a PCB that is powered by my PSU. They run at full throttle.

Can someone explain to me how I may connect the sensor and PWM wire to the 3 wire connector on the recon?

Thanks.
post #2 of 8
The recon uses voltage to regulate the speed, not pwm. Most likely you'll have to get fan splitters and run them with just 3 wires of the splitter to your recon.
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So you are telling me that my recon controller is useless with PWM fans?

I guess I could run the wires for PWM off of my mobo (I am getting a CPU can error any ways because I dont anything plugged into that fan header) but that wouldnt work too well because the temps would be read off the cpu and not from the water.
Edited by svtfast - 7/8/13 at 7:59pm
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So you are telling me that my recon controller is useless with PWM fans?

I guess I could run the wires for PWM off of my mobo (I am getting a CPU can error any ways because I dont anything plugged into that fan header) but that wouldnt work too well because the temps would be read off the cpu and not from the water.

Not useless, you could still use voltage...it's just doesn't have the ability to use the pwm feature of the fans. You can tell your mobo to ignore the cpu fan header.
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Thanks for the info. Looks like I will be selling the controller so I can get some cash to pay for a controller that can use PWM function. Dammit.
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Thanks for the info. Looks like I will be selling the controller so I can get some cash to pay for a controller that can use PWM function. Dammit.
No fan controller uses PWM. You got us wrong
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No fan controller uses PWM. You got us wrong



2 PWM outputs
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2 PWM outputs

Only one fan channel outputs PWM, there are two more PWM outputs but they are for leds etc, useless for fans.
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