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Hey guys.
My fan controller will have all 6 channels filled up.
And I still would like a display to show the RPM of 4 seperate fans (flow meters to be precise).
Any idea how I can get that done? Preferably in a 5.25" bay would be best.

Any ideas? Suggestions?
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Originally Posted by PepeLapiu View Post

Hey guys.
My fan controller will have all 6 channels filled up.
And I still would like a display to show the RPM of 4 seperate fans (flow meters to be precise).
Any idea how I can get that done? Preferably in a 5.25" bay would be best.

Any ideas? Suggestions?

Do you have any spare fan ports on the motherboard? You could dismount the tachometer lead from fan/controller, and run it into the spare mobo RPM signal pin. If not I don't think there are any RPM signal stand alone drive bays. If you know how to program stuff you could grab an arduino or a raspberry pi and program a simple signal to display device, 1hz = 1RPM from the tachometer signal if I'm not mistaken.

Of course there's always the option of grabbing another fan controller with RPM monitors and just wiring the tacho signal to it.
Edited by ZytheEKS - 3/7/14 at 10:28am
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Reeven Six Eyes

Its a fan controller but I just use it to display 6 different water temps....cud do 6 rpm also.
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I think I know what I am going to do.
Here is what I have to put on my controller.
It has 6 channels. Each with an rpm, and a temp display.

So I have two sets of fans, to be put on two different channels, controlled by water temp.
So that fills two channels.

Than two pumps, one channel each.
They are also controlled by water temps. And of course each their own pump rpm display. Thought I don't really care about pump rpm, just pump noise.

That takes care of two more channels for an other two channels free.

What I have left is 4 flow sensors. But only two more channels left with only one rpm display on each.

So I came up with two options.

Option A is I get two switches in an empty 5.25 bay two have each of those two channels read two different flow sensors. And the two switches allow me to flick between the rpm signal of the two flow sensors. A simple switch like this.

Option B is I put all 4 flow sensor on avsingle channel with a 4 way switch that allows me to select which rpm to send the channel. This would be my prefered option. But I have not found the switch in question yet. Need something small, and low profile.

Eitther way, those switches are cheap, reliable, and unintrusive.

Thanx guys.
Edited by PepeLapiu - 3/7/14 at 6:59pm
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Reeven Six Eyes

Its a fan controller but I just use it to display 6 different water temps....cud do 6 rpm also.

Thant one is actually pretty interesting. Not too intrusive either.
And it would allow me to read all sensors at the same time, without having to flip switches, or flip channels. Thanx
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Originally Posted by PepeLapiu View Post

Thant one is actually pretty interesting. Not too intrusive either.
And it would allow me to read all sensors at the same time, without having to flip switches, or flip channels. Thanx



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