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post #1 of 7
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Hello,

A few days ago i received a San Ace server fan from China, only to find that it had a strange connector, which I tore off. Now, the idea was to desolder the current wires and replace with the wires on a Zaward Golf fan I have. Now, take a look at the image below, detailing the wire order on each fan.

Could someone please match the colour of wire on the left fan to the port on the right fan, as I'm really confused at the moment!

Edit: can't share the image on windows phone, top to bottom on the pcb this is how the wires go:

Zaward: Yellow, Red, Black
San Ace: Red, Blue, Yellow

Help Appreciated, will upload pictures later.

regards
Luke
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post #2 of 7
Zaward :
Yellow = RPM signal
Red = Positive
Black = Ground

Can't help you with the San Ace, can you give us a model number of it?
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Zaward :
Yellow = RPM signal
Red = Positive
Black = Ground

Can't help you with the San Ace, can you give us a model number of it?

9GH1212M404 is the model the seller gave. I didn't word the question that well - I knew what the colours meant, as I've done cable sleeving and such before, it's really just which cable is ground, which is power, and which is signal on the strangely ordered and coloured san ace. Here's the picture I have(top is Zaward, bottom is San Ace):

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post #4 of 7
Well going my the picture
The one labeled "S" (yellow) is the signal.
"N" (Blue) ground
"L" (red) Live, or voltage if you like.

I was trying to find the spec sheet for the fan, but I could not. Going by the pictures online of the fan with the proper colouring (yellow, black, red), I would say I have guessed the San Aces colours right, but I am not 100% on that.
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Well going my the picture
The one labeled "S" (yellow) is the signal.
"N" (Blue) ground
"L" (red) Live, or voltage if you like.

I was trying to find the spec sheet for the fan, but I could not. Going by the pictures online of the fan with the proper colouring (yellow, black, red), I would say I have guessed the San Aces colours right, but I am not 100% on that.

I'll wire it up like that with the wires from the Zaward (it was only £3) - I've got a spare 300w PSU to test it on in case all goes belly-up - thanks for all your help with the matter by the way smile.gif
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post #6 of 7
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Also, I labelled 'SNL' because I thought the wires were Signal, Neutral(Ground) and Live - seems I kinda guessed right after all!
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post #7 of 7
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All sorted - Sanyo only use blue wires as a neutral, and this model uses red as a live and yellow as signal - wire up and working!

Just in case you wanted to know, mine is the M401 on this list (12v)

http://www.sanyodenki.com/archive/document/product/cooling/catalog_pdf/San_Ace_120G25_E.pdf
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