Originally Posted by B NEGATIVE
Originally Posted by sinnedone
Hey guys, a quick question about the temperature probes on fan controllers.
Can you take a say bits power threaded temp sensor and split it to different channels on a fan controller or will that lower the resistance and change the actual temp reading?
Why would you need to display the same temp twice?
Probably not to 'display' but rather to be able to automatically control the fan speeds on multiple channels from a single temp sensor, which is something most fan controllers can't do. I think an Aquaero probably can, but, for example, a Lamptron CW611 or an FC Touch is supposed to have a separate temp sensor for each channel.
You might need Darlene (IT Diva) or someone else with the electrical skills/know-how to say for certain, but I'm going to say 'No' you won't be able to split a temp sensor to multiple channels like that. A temp sensor doesn't send voltage to a fan controller, it responds to voltage sent by the controller. You would have multiple channels feeding the same sensor. I don't know exactly how temp sensors work, I suspect they operate in a certain resistance range that changes slightly with temperatures or some such, but despite my lack of understanding of the complexities it just doesn't seem like a very good idea to me. I suspect you could burn out the temp sensor or worse, damage your fan controller, or, at the very least I think it would not yield a correct/useable reading by any of the channels.
Just doesn't seem worth it to me. Temp sensors are pretty cheap.Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 4/20/14 at 6:03am