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I need help changing the wiring on a fan

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This fan

that delta fan has a two pin connector, the question is how to I get it to a molex or three pin. I have a spare connector so can I just twist the wires together and then electrical tape them? Can I use a crimp connector(or will I lose voltage with that?)...any other ideas?
post #2 of 19
or plug it into an out on your mobo, you have a few there that will take that fan connection.
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I bought that same fan a while back. I did just what you said. I spliced the wires and the twisted the bare wires together. then put electric tape over it. It looks kind of ghetto but whatever, it works.
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or plug it into an out on your mobo, you have a few there that will take that fan connection.
Thats a bad idea...the mobo cannot handle the kind of power this fan need.
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Thats a bad idea...the mobo cannot handle the kind of power this fan need.
If you say so, but why would it have that connector otherwise?
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If you say so, but why would it have that connector otherwise?
I could be wrong, but I am pretty sure that the motherboard is limited in how much juice it can put to a fan and you can burn your board out.
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Thats a bad idea...the mobo cannot handle the kind of power this fan need.
Indeed. That is correct. It will draw to much power from the mobo.

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If you say so, but why would it have that connector otherwise?
No idea. Just get a converter that goes from 3 pin to molex.
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Will this work for you?
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Will this work for you?
To be honest I have no clue, are all 2 pin connectors the same? (I have yet to get the fans, but I bought them...so)
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I believe that they're universal. It's just a question of configuration in terms of male/female connections..........
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