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post #1 of 27
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So after I wired 3 Yate Loons together in Parallel I just tried to plug them into my psu and test them out.

Put the paper clip in and first tried using an R4 and it runs. I then plug in my 3 fans wired to 1 connector and turned the psu on. The fan blades make a quarter spin and stop. They dont turn on..

I dont think I wired them together wrong. Ive done a lot of soldering in years past..

Ideas? I cut the yellow wire because if you wire in with the other, then using a fan controller will go wack.
I have them wired like so http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...0&postcount=11
Edited by tlxxxsracer - 2/22/11 at 1:46pm
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Connected to a motherboard header?
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Nope. im plugging them with molex to fan adapter.
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They should have no problems, then.

I would disconnect them and try them one at a time, then redo your soldering.

You may simply have a cold solder joint.
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Couldnt have a cold solder because I tinted the wires first.. Then made a hook with the 2 wires going to the main wire. Then fed solder. I have 2 sets of fans like this (6 total)
2 sets of 3 fans wired together and i tried both and they do the same thing..
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post #6 of 27
OBvs wiring wrong then as i have done this without problems
post #7 of 27
OK, I will not comment any further on the soldering, as I always crimp the conductors together into a terminal.

If you are certain all the fans worked prior to connecting them together, you have the fans wired together correctly, and you are sure the PSU is Molex adapter is connected properly, I have no idea.


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Heres the red wires I have soldered.

The wire coming out at the bottom goes to the 3pin connector.
The blacks are just like this setup above.
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I unsolderd the fans.. they work individually.

I just wanna know what I did wrong or how I can not have this happen again Did I accidentally wire them in series which could have prevented them from turning on? If anything one should have turned on at least..
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Originally Posted by tlxxxsracer View Post
I unsolderd the fans.. they work individually.

I just wanna know what I did wrong or how I can not have this happen again Did I accidentally wire them in series which could have prevented them from turning on? If anything one should have turned on at least..
take your time to re solder them. Try to keep it clean and make sure everything is nice and strong.
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