Originally Posted by rncshow
Hey guys, am I missing something here? I just got an Aquaero 6 hooked up to 10 GT AP-15's and I'm using 2 of these power blocks with 5 fans connected to each and they are hooked up to the first and second fan channels on the Aquaerohttp://www.frozencpu.com/products/14662/ele-988/3-Pin_Power_Distribution_PCB_5xWay_Block_MMT-PCB-5WAY.html?tl=g47c121s424
The Aquaero powers the fans great, and if I go into Aquasuite > Controllers I can lower and raise the preset value and it lowers and raises the speed of all the fans. The problem I have is none of the fans are being recognized by Aquasuite or the Aquaero display. The default Fan 1-4 in aquasuite are all showing 0 rpm and sometimes Fan 2 will show ~900 rpm for a second then go to 0, then back to 900 etc. I'm new to this, and have a feeling there's a default setting(s) that's causing my problem, but I can't figure it out. Any ideas?
Pretty sure the issue is going to be that the modmytoys pcb splits the 3 input pins to all of the outputs. The problem with that is all of the fan's rpm signals are reporting to the fan controller instead of only one fan. More than one fan's tach signal reporting on one wire will corrupt it and make it unreadable by the controller. They should have all three wires including that tach wire going only to the first fan and then only two wires - the power and the ground - going to the rest, like any decent fan splitter cable will, but for whatever the reason those PCBs aren't made that way.
See here for where I ran into the same issue
with the NZXT Grid and fixed it by snipping the rpm terminals off of all but one of the outputs, and below is a picture that I believe is the back of one of those MMT PCBs
where you can see they scratched through the circuit for the tach past the first fan port...
I've really no idea why on earth they would make those hubs/PCBs like that. I can't think of any reason to have the tach going to all of the fan outlet ports instead of just one and it makes their product shoddy for use with any decent fan controller unless you mod it somehow.Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 4/2/14 at 5:00pm