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Are there any aftermarket voltage regulators/speed controllers for a pump? Mine has no speed control and its currently the loudest thing in my system, and makes a very distinct, constant high pitch. I want this to go away!

I tried using a fan controller, but the damn thing burned up on me. I smelled smoke and next thing I knew it crapped out. Voltage was too high.

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Have you tried padding/buffering the pump?
 
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It's sitting on one of those PT gel pads, and I made sure it isn't touching any metal bits. It's just a (relatively) loud pump. When I used a fan controller briefly, I set the speed to minimum and the sound went away.
    
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post #4 of 16
which pump do you have?
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which pump do you have?
Danger Den DD-CPX-Pro 12v Pump
    
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post #6 of 16
I had two of the ocz versions of the Jingway pump (800 L/H). I had both running on Lamptron Fan-Atic controllers (60w channels) on their own channels and never any issues. I think your pump might have an issue.
post #7 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arrec Barrwin View Post
It's sitting on one of those PT gel pads, and I made sure it isn't touching any metal bits. It's just a (relatively) loud pump. When I used a fan controller briefly, I set the speed to minimum and the sound went away.
My DDC 3.25 18W pump is pure silence (full speed) using the same PT gel pads and UN Design's pump bracket, you shouldn't have to lower your pump to get silence at full speed! Do you have any bubbles or air in your loop?
post #8 of 16
Actually Laing rates the 3.25 up to 20 watts, not 18.
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post #9 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arrec Barrwin View Post
Voltage was too high.
You mean current. Voltage was +12.6v at most.


Get a fan controller rated for 20-30w.
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post #10 of 16
my ocz hydros were no louder than the x20-750 pump in the xspc rasa kits. I had them sitting on foam pads and they were almost silent. switched them to low voltage and they were so quiet, they almost seemed like they were off

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