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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-06-2015, 11:27 AM - Thread Starter
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Planning on running about 9.2A @ 12v through this controller. I know molex pins can carry 11A @ 12v.

OEM recommends using all three Molex. I'm guessing this is for amperage separation?

I was going to cut extras off, run single pin into female, heatshrink the connection for power and ground then sleeve the entire thing without plastic connectors through a small hole in my case.

This is what i have loaded on the controller

7 x Koolance @ 0.75A each (5.25A) 4 channels
2 x Scythe @ 0.53A each (1.06A) 1 channel
4 x Custom LED strips (2.00A) 2 channels
1 x Temperature Monitor (0.85A) 1 channel
Total (9.16A)


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nobody really has insight on this?

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I personally think OEM requests having 3 molex in order to use your connectors so you aren't over loading the PSU. It cannot be the wire or pin maximums as the molex string is wired in series....

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I use both an FC8 & FC9 in my rigs and have one wired with a single molex, the other is wired with m/f mini Tamiya connectors. No problems with either.

In my personal opinion, they only have multiple connectors to insure a good, solid electrical connection as poor current supply can cause problems pretty fast. I only use 4 pin molex when I just have to as a rule, I'm really surprised I haven't got around to changing out the molex on the FC9 to mini Tamiya connectors like the FC8.

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