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post #1 of 17
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I thinks i need some clearences on "chaining molexs" and Fan adapters
Here for example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812201009

It's a 4 PIN Adapter TO 3 PIN Fan Adapter. How would i Use this?
And can i get an example for Connecting molexs together?

Please
post #2 of 17
That adapter works like a break out, you plug one end in to your PSU molex plug
and the other end is used to power things like a HDD, the three pin would then be plugged in to your fan.

If you need to gang a few 3 pin fans together take a look at these adapters

There is also this site side winder
Edited by slickwilly - 4/5/11 at 1:48pm
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post #3 of 17
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When you say : "you plug one end in to your PSU molex plug" Do you mean to really plug it into my PSU as in a MODULAR psu?! or do you mean plug it inside that molex connector that came with the PSU?
post #4 of 17
I smell a troll?? Anyone else???


And yes...you plug a molex plug into a molex plug.
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post #5 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KhaoticKomputing View Post
I smell a troll?? Anyone else???


And yes...you plug a molex plug into a molex plug.
That name is for humor purposes ONLY

And how the hecks do you put a molex into a molex?

GIVE ME A PICTURE OF WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT!!!
post #6 of 17
Look at one of your fans with a MOLEX plug, Its a BIG squar plug on the end of a fan. It will be black or white in color, and have a MALE and FEMALE plug(the part with 2-4 brass pins is the MALE side). Just plug 2/3/4/5/how ever many you want into each other. Male to Female ends. then you plug ONE MOLEX plug from your PSU into the FEMALE end of the "Dasiy Chain" if you still want a pick after this PM me and ill see if I can get one up this evening.
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Look at one of your fans with a MOLEX plug, Its a BIG squar plug on the end of a fan. It will be black or white in color, and have a MALE and FEMALE plug(the part with 2-4 brass pins is the MALE side). Just plug 2/3/4/5/how ever many you want into each other. Male to Female ends. then you plug ONE MOLEX plug from your PSU into the FEMALE end of the "Dasiy Chain" if you still want a pick after this PM me and ill see if I can get one up this evening.
YEAHHH. Thing is; what if my case fans ARENT in molex-shaped power plugs?? then what do i do.
post #8 of 17
There are 2 type's of Fan plugs. Most common is the 3pin, the other is a 4 pin. Those get plugged into a fan controler OR the 3-4 pin mobo plugs. The Fan will have a Female end. The male end on your mobo/fan controller will be 3-4 brass/gold color pins sticking up into the air. The plugs are "idiot" proof, only fit on ONE way. 3-4 pin plugs are forwards-backwards compatible...just to be clear, a 4pin fan pulg is not the same as a 4 pn MOLEX. 4 pin fan is small. hope this helps

Forgot to mention, you can get extender's to lengthen cables, Y cables to add more than one fan to a plug(do your homework first..can shot stuff out),and 3-4pin fan plug to molex adapters. google search any of those names to see what they look like
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Would not work for his application. he needs This and maby a few of these .
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