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Going to use quick disconnects for draining my loop and need to know if these are compatible.

Pretty sure they are they have the VL3N model number, but better to be safe than sorry.

Female: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=27363

Male: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=25961

and while I have you in this thread, are these the best quick disconnects, or do they make better ones ?
    
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post #2 of 9
yes they are,
http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...Path=62_60_103
http://skinneelabs.com/quick-disconnect-roundup/
Edited by coolhandluke41 - 3/6/11 at 5:56pm
    
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post #3 of 9
They are compatible, and the VL4N are supposedly better, but I have VL3N and they're awesome, definitely not worth paying more for the VL4.
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Yes they are compatible.
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post #5 of 9
Quote:
They are compatible, and the VL4N are supposedly better
VL4N spill more water when disconnected.
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post #6 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by farkle0079 View Post
VL4N spill more water when disconnected.
I suspect you're thinking of the VL4's, the N designation denotes a no spill disconnect.

And any male VL3N will plug into any female VL3N.
    
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post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by farkle0079 View Post
VL4N spill more water when disconnected.
Both 3N and 4N are rated for <.2mL freed (that's really nothing) the only difference is that the 4N is optimized for higher flowrates. I haven't used the 4N's so I can't compare directly, but I do know that the 3N's have been fine in my loop, no problems with restriction.

It has been my experience with 2 sets of VL3N's that the .2mL really is a negligible amount; it's basically enough to form some vapor on the inside of the connector. Really not worth spending more for the 4N's the ones you linked will be perfect.

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post #8 of 9
I use the vl3n sets and I love them. makes draining the loop super-handy. Plus they look awesome.
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post #9 of 9
I am rocking 6 sets of VL3N in my rig and I love them. Not very restrictive, look great, and literally loose like 1/3 of a drop when you disconnect them. I usually have a paper towel handy when I disconnect to be safe, but after disconnecting and wiping the inside of the fitting you can barely see anything on the cloth (I am using colored coolant)
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