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post #31 of 46
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Thanks fella i had a funny feeling it would be simple but just wanted to make sure smile.gif

Thanks again

Well, to be honest, it is actually complicated.
There are several modifications you have to do to that splitter to make it work properly....if it's anything like the ones I bought (different model).
But when I buy more, soon, I'll make a guide on here on how to mod it to make it work well.

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But with the 360s having 6 fans each, ya gonna need to upgrade toi the bigger ones from my 1st post or use splitter cables.
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post #33 of 46
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Originally Posted by cgipson1 View Post

Pepe,

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.
thumb.gifbiggrin.gif

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
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post #34 of 46
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I finally can see your pics (%#@¥§ android).
Yeah, that's exactly what I was talking about.
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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.

Good! So did you see the splitter I used in my fan port mod? They seem to be better built (and definitely better thought out) the the ModMyToys splitters... although they only have a 12v and a ground. Which makes them perfect for fan controllers that don't use the tach wire anyway.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1469785/multi-fan-port-mod-for-use-with-fan-controllers
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post #35 of 46
Yeah, it looks like a much better unit.
But control freaks like me would have an issue with not seeing the rpm.
Tho one could re-route the signal from one of his fans to the controller.
That would be a heck of a lot simpler than doing all the mods I had to do on mine.
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post #36 of 46
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Originally Posted by PepeLapiu View Post

Yeah, it looks like a much better unit.
But control freaks like me would have an issue with not seeing the rpm.
Tho one could re-route the signal from one of his fans to the controller.
That would be a heck of a lot simpler than doing all the mods I had to do on mine.

Yea.. that would work. My controller (FC9) doesn't have tach capability like your Touch does... and I am more concerned about noise than RPM readouts. I modded my FC9... to where lowest RPMs are about 500 (estimated) all the way up to max speed. Makes it easy to control... and keep it quiet when I want, and to crank it up when I want. I didn't like the way the fan controller would actually turn fans entirely off... who wants their fans OFF on a radiator, right? So it won't shut fans down anymore.

Some fans, like some BGears I tested, had a lot of trouble starting after having been shut off with the controller. The Rosewills and Aerocools I am now using have no trouble starting... and run really quiet, even maxed out.
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post #37 of 46
I had similar issues with my Lamptron Touch. Mainly the not starting at lower speeds.
But I wanted to see how far I can push the controller and I ruined it.
Apparently, you can't run 40W of fans on a 30W channel......who knew? Go figure. tongue.gif

So the next one is the CW611.
Good thing about it is it turns the speed all the way up on start up, so no real issues like yours and my dear departed Touch.
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post #38 of 46
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Originally Posted by PepeLapiu View Post

I had similar issues with my Lamptron Touch. Mainly the not starting at lower speeds.
But I wanted to see how far I can push the controller and I ruined it.
Apparently, you can't run 40W of fans on a 30W channel......who knew? Go figure. tongue.gif

So the next one is the CW611.
Good thing about it is it turns the speed all the way up on start up, so no real issues like yours and my dear departed Touch.

I just posted pics of the controller mods I made, in my build log... if you are interested: http://www.overclock.net/t/1472550/build-log-unnamed-build-as-yet-on-a-lian-li-pc-d600-case-4770k-andtriple-780tis/10#post_21917876
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There 's pics of the Phanteks retail PCB on their web site. Post 14 ... does 11 3-pin fans from a PWM feed from MoBo.
http://phanteks.com/forum/showthread.php?118-Enthoo-Primo-Additional-Parts-Availability/page2
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Hey Jack, thanks for the info! Any chance at a snip on that pic? I'm not a member there, and the thought of signing up for another forum, only to see a pic, and then to get bullcrap birthday emails, and never visit again, annoys the hell out of me. ;c)

Let me know...

EDIT: I just googled up some images, at least I think.. Does it kind of look like a USB port?
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