Originally Posted by cgipson1
Is this what you are talking about on the back of the PCB?
I finally can see your pics (%#@¥§ android).
Yeah, that's exactly what I was talking about.
Now, not seen on that pic, but on mine there was a stoopit capacitor that had no business on earth being there.
That cap was on the pin 1 circuit line between the 4th and 5th header, where they change from 3 to 2-pin headers.
That stoopit cap was causing half my fans to run slower. What's the ModMyToy's guys smokin'?
So I snipped that sucker off and bridged the gap with some fugly solder blobs. I could never make it as a welder, but it did the job for me.
I think the r&d guys are 'making puppies' because they really screwed up a very simple design idea.
1- no need to feed 4 rpm signals into one, no controller on earth, and no mobo can read a stacked signal like that.
2- weak ass pcb with headers that came loose after 10 minutes of playing around on 2 of my 4 splitters, needing me to reinforce the back of the other 2 pcb's with epoxy before they too would be useless.
3- capacitor reducing voltage on half the headers. What the....?
4- power in header is male when everyone else in the industry figured out 30 years ago that it's male on the source side and female on the motor side. This stoopit flaw forces you to make or buy a different 3-pin female/female cable. Or at the VERY LEAST indicate in description that a custom cable will be required.
That last #4 is really dumb. If you need a special cable to make that pcb work, they really should include it with the splitter. Of get it right and have a female header on the power in spot.
Don't get me wrong, that pcb works good for me, and I'll be buying two more to replace the two that got loose.
But they really didn't think this one out very well. Makes me wonder why I even suggested that splitter to start with.Edited by PepeLapiu - 3/8/14 at 8:19pm