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4-pin PWM female connector cannot fit my 4-pin PWM male connector; help please

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I have a 3-way PWM splitter, and the male connectors on it (which connect to PWM fans) only have guide slots for female PWM connectors with guides at the 1st and 3rd pins. My female PWM connectors all have guides on the 1st and 4th pins.

How do I connect these two without buying another length of cable with appropriate connectors? I'd rather not do that, to keep excess cabling to a minimum.

My current thought is to just strip off the male PWM connectors and insert the wires directly into the female PWM fan connections, and then use electrical tape to prevent them coming loose.

Does anyone have any other ideas?

Thanks for your input.

I have included pictures of the two connectors; sorry about the quality.

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PWM male connector, leading to the splitter; guide slots at 1st and 3rd pins

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PWM Female connector, leading to fan; guides at 1st and 4th pins.
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post #2 of 11
Instead of doing a hack job strip both connector wires back. solder together. done. much easier. if you have no soldering iron use butt connectors.
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post #4 of 11
cut of the 2 pieces, np

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post #5 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pangeltveit;13062345 
cut of the 2 pieces, np

I've never soldered anything, so am not too confident in trying that, and would prefer to not have this connection be semi-permanent if I can avoid it.

If I tried to cut the connector, what would be a good tool to use? Some sort of wire snips or ?
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Just cut off the ridges on the dark plug smile.gif
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post #7 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ACHILEE5;13062452 
Just cut off the ridges on the dark plug smile.gif

Also a simple solution. What tool would I use?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ACHILEE5;13062452 
Just cut off the ridges on the dark plug smile.gif

This...

But you only need to remove the ridge for the forth pin that does not line up, slice it off with a stanley or surgical blade.
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post #9 of 11
Just shave off one of the polarizing keys on the female connector; this can easily be done with a knife or file, then no need to modify the wiring.
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post #10 of 11
sand down the ridges on the dark plug
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