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So my Gentle Typhoons AP14s arrived today. Was so excited to install them on my radiator. Found out the cables are too short....So, I got three options:

1) Order some extensions. I got scared of the prices. Why in world are these so expensive !!
2) Cut and splice wires to increase the length.
3) Re-route my cabling so that the cables from the fans can reach the Sunbeam 3 pin adapter.

Really do not want to cut them up and do my rig job, but looks like #2 is the only option. But thought I post and see what you guys think...
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post #2 of 14
#2 also.

i know my microcenter store has fan extensions for fairly cheap, got one near you?
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No. I am in the vortex of a corn field. The only electronic store will be a dinky radio shack and they did not have any. There is a best buy about 35 miles away. But I doubt they have any.
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Looks like your stuck making your own.
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post #5 of 14
#2
Do a clean job then buys some sleeving to cover it up. If you have some small heatshrink and solder end to end it should slip inside some larger sleeving just fine. Then later you can simply pop out the pins, slide on the sleeving, and have a nice clean look.
    
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Thank you all for the responses. I will tackle this tomorrow with fresh mind and try to do as clean a job as possible.
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post #7 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Awaz View Post
Thank you all for the responses. I will tackle this tomorrow with fresh mind and try to do as clean a job as possible.
There are also items lie so available:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...PCB-10WAY.html

That may allow you some options. They come in various sizes, 4, 6, 8 and 10, I think.

John
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post #8 of 14
Why don't you cut a solider on more wire so they are as long as you need them to be. Radio shack will carry all you will need for that.

Opps number 2 then.
post #9 of 14
Which options are all that expensive? They aren't that bad...$2 each and free shipping?

http://www.svc.com/fan-power-adapters.html
post #10 of 14
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hmm...did not check svc.com. Thanks for that option.
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