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https://www.ekwb.com/blog/what-is-pwm-and-how-does-it-work/
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Otherwise a good article. thumb.gif


EDIT: I made a mistake, the graphic is correct, it's me who's an idiot. lol.
Edited by mandrix - 7/31/16 at 9:54am
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https://www.ekwb.com/blog/what-is-pwm-and-how-does-it-work/
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Otherwise a good article. thumb.gif

I'm not sure here...from the look of it, everything seems fine in this graphic. What do you find to be wrong Mandrix?
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I'm not sure here...from the look of it, everything seems fine in this graphic. What do you find to be wrong Mandrix?
If the female fan connector was rotated 180 it would be correct. I've wired a lot of fan connectors...if you visually orient the female fan connector from the top and rear view, the pwm is on the right, then the rpm sense, then the positive lead, then the negative lead. Either that or I've gone completely nuts. lol.
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I'm sure it's an honest mistake. My only purpose here is to prevent someone from wiring a connector backwards....I did it once and it cost me money.
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From the image, if you tried connecting the fan connector to the header with the pins lining up with their respective holes (as pointed out by the arrows), the connector would be backwards.
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For reference here is a top view of a female fan connector with the pwm & rpm leads attached. The pwm is on the right side and the rpm is next to it.
This is like a connector I use to connect a PWM D5 to an Aquaero fan controller.
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The diagram is correct. The wires line up correctly.
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For reference here is a top view of a female fan connector with the pwm & rpm leads attached. The pwm is on the right side and the rpm is next to it.
This is like a connector I use to connect a PWM D5 to an Aquaero fan controller.

Reference picture in OP has the male fan connector upside down as the notches point downwards and to the left. The diagram is correct.
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Here's the fan connector of a Gentle Typhoon PWM fan.




From the look of it, it's on par with the graphics


Photo credit from ThermalBench (http://thermalbench.com/2015/11/12/darkside-gentle-typhoon-1850-pwm-120mm-fan/)
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Here's the fan connector of a Gentle Typhoon PWM fan.




From the look of it, it's on par with the graphics


Photo credit from ThermalBench (http://thermalbench.com/2015/11/12/darkside-gentle-typhoon-1850-pwm-120mm-fan/)
I see it now. LIke I said, if I'm not nuts. lol.
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