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Y-Splitters for Channelled Fan Control

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Planning on purchasing this fan controller: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=rheosmart%206

I will be putting about 11 GentleTyphoon's (yup I said 11!) in my rig. The plan for now is to put 3 of them on a TA120.3 with a shroud.

The fan controller can handle 30w per channel so I am thinking this:

3 of the fans on the shroud connected to one channel
2 in front connected to a channel
3 other in front connected to a channel
2 inside connected to a channel
1 in the back connected to a channel
3x40mm in the back connected to a channel

I'm just not quite sure how to go about doing this. I was shown a Phobya 4 way splitter that I can't find anywhere unfortunately. It's sold out at PPC. Does anyone know if there are other splitters out there? Would 2 way splitters work to connect 3 fans to one channel - stupid question but I'm not sure.

Also, would you use the 3 fans on the radiator as push or pull?
Edited by xyeLz - 1/26/11 at 3:38pm
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Any tech guys here know?
post #3 of 5
I'm using normal y splitters to hook up three fans to my fan controller right now so I would imagine that you'll be fine.
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As long as the total power of the fans does not surpass the maximum for the fan controller channel, you could technically add as many fans as you want to.

I'm using a Y-adapter on my Mobo CPU fan header to control my 2 GT's on my H50.

Pro-tip - if your controller has built in RPM Monitoring, cut or disconnect the yellow monitoring cable from all but one of the fans. having more than one fan input a tach signal causes some weird RPM reading (ie - drops to zero)

As for your three fan issue, Just use 2 Y adapters and you will have 3 fan plugs. One Y on the controller and one Y connected to the previous Y adapter.
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Okay thanks guys. Now I just gotta figure out how many Y adapters I'll need to complete the job...

Ugh
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