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For all the fan controller experts out there, can you tell me if this will work for me? I did some research of how to configure 12v/off/5v switches, but before I actually go for it, can you guys let me know if this wiring is ok? Thanks!


Edited by OC'ing Noob - 12/19/08 at 10:01pm
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wow no one?
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post #3 of 40
Sort of.

Don't wire the green and red wires (in your schematic) up and you'll be good. Also, you only need STSP switches.


You do realize it will only do on or off, no in between, right?
Edited by mrtn400 - 12/19/08 at 9:59pm
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post #4 of 40
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Those switches are on-off-on or in fan control terms, 12v-off-5v. I do not simply want the fan off. I want the fans at either 12v or 5v.
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post #5 of 40
Why the 5volt lines? Are you trying to under-volt with it? I tell you I really don't know Man. I always just run a 12vdc yellow with a ground and a trim pot for each knob. I hate these little circuits. If no one can tell you for sure yell at Duckie Ho he likes them and could probably tell you better then I can.
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lol kk, I am trying to have a 12v 5v switch.
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post #7 of 40
Oh ok.

You're going to want STDP switches and you want to wire them like this:

Pos. 1: 12v (from molex-red)
Common: 12v (to fan-red)
Pos. 2: 5v (from molex-yellow)

Run the ground from the molex straight into the ground on the fan plug.


Edited by mrtn400 - 12/19/08 at 10:49pm
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post #8 of 40
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will that work? i thought the wires the fan connects to on the molex are different (black included)

yea they are on different wires...see:

12v (standard)


5v (modded)



Edited by OC'ing Noob - 12/19/08 at 10:23pm
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post #9 of 40
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This is why i thought i needed a DPDT switch, which was what another guide suggested. However, that was simply for one switch and I wanted multiple switches while drawing from the same power if possible. Honestly, I would prefer to avoid a DPDT switch if they have one that will simply allow me to pick 12V or 5V, but have not found one yet.

EDIT: I think I am looking for an SPDT (single pole, double throw)
Edited by OC'ing Noob - 12/19/08 at 10:33pm
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Ground is ground.
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