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post #1 of 10
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Can I hook up my MCP655-B without speed control to my fan controller to slow it down/quieten it down?

Scythe Ace is the controller - I think 1amp max?

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you can hook it up to a fan controller. like a lamptron or a sunbeam

i have tried this but i dont think my fan controller had enough wattage but i would just leave it the way it is with a molex plug in
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I doubt a 1A would handle it. Aren't they 18W or something? (1.5A)
Edit: if you have two free channels and they're 1A each you could hook them up in parallel and split the load between them
Edited by Mike-IRL - 3/19/11 at 7:27pm
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You'd want a 25-30W controller (or more) but it would work fine to slow and quiet the pump.
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Yes it will work, but you would want a fan controller with around 30W.
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post #6 of 10
you can use a fan controller but your going to need one that supports the current draw of the 655 pump
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post #7 of 10
they are 2Amps each.
post #8 of 10
I'm pretty new to WC but I believe it's best to run the pump at 100%. I have the same pump and I can only hear it if I put my ear right next to it so it might not even be worth using up a channel for it.

Edit: Can't find the MCP655-B on Swiftech's site but the MCP655 draws 24W or 2A.
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post #9 of 10
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thanks for the replies. guess i should get a stronger controller.
does what mike-irl say work? connect to 2 headers in parallel to split the load?
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post #10 of 10
Yes, connect two headers in parallel, but take care of one aspect.

Remember that you'll need to adjust both potentiometers at the same time... Or what's better, just make the two outputs be regulated by just one potentiometer.


Or what's better... build a regulator. Two LM317T circuits (€1,20 each) with their outputs interconnected and a small heatsink, and the regulator pin with a shared potentiometer instead of two different ones.

here you go a very useful website explaining that:

http://www.reuk.co.uk/Using-The-LM31...te-Voltage.htm
   
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