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post #52 of 13100 (permalink) Old 03-16-2014, 07:49 AM
 
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I'll ask again since it got lost in the shuffle.

I'm still not clear on the PWM advantage. Can someone explain why anyone would want this schema, when you already own a 4-channel (16+fans per channel) Aquaero 6?

But then I'm only running a simple 7-fan array using three of the four A6 channels and using 80mA and 130mA fans, so what do I know? smile.gif

Shoggy says the multitude of fans in the original Aquaero 6 video were all voltage driven, so why the need for PWM fans and circuitry?

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Btw Darlene.. any solution yet to controlling the PWM D5 on A6 ? doh I didnt read your topic blushsmiley.gif

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Sweet chassis bro, I'm moving from a Magnum M8 into a Gemini G8 as soon as they become available, this summer maybe.


Thanks for the informative photo (+1), lets me know I can assign various ID names and labels to each Aquaero 6 fan channel.


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i love the SM8.. im almost done with my cable sleeving/management biggrin.gif

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Btw Darlene.. any solution yet to controlling the PWM D5 on A6 ? doh I didnt read your topic blushsmiley.gif
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Yes, . . . .

There's a really good way with an add-on PCB, but there's also a quick and easy way that yields acceptable results without having to run wires and plug into a 5V molex pin somewhere.

Here's copied from the "old" A6 thread with some additional information:

For the capable DIY'er . . .

While not as optimal a solution as the active component based solutions, this is a workable solution to the issue of having a PWM D5.




I've tried it on a single and a dual D5 setup and it works satisfactorily with pullups optimized for each case, and it's dead nuts simple, though not exactly elegant.

At issue is that the D5 needs a fairly "strong" pullup, (lower resistance) . . . while the A6 works best with weaker pullups, (higher resistance).




This setup uses the 12V available from the first 2 of the 4 PWM fan pins on each channel of the A6.

The Zener diode and larger resistor form a 5V regulated source that the smaller resistor connects the PWM line to.

The diode is a 5.1V Zener diode, and the larger resistor, the 1/2 W one, is a 560 Ohm, but 470, 680, 820, or 1K will work as well. 1K may be the easiest to find.

Be sure you have the Zener diode polarity connected as in the pic.

The smaller resistor, 1/4 W, is a 2.2K which I'd suggest for a dual D5 setup, but for a single D5, a 3.3K would be fine.

The smaller size, 1/6W or 1/8W are electrically OK, but the smaller physical size makes lead breakage more of an issue, so stay with 1/4W.


Everything shown is available from RadioShack.


Hope that helps,

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i love the SM8.. im almost done with my cable sleeving/management biggrin.gif

sorry for spamming redface.gif

I LOVE your black and white theme, its so austere and businessy, I almost bought some Corsair White AX860 (Seasonic Platinum) PSU cables for my rig from Performance PCs and went that direction, but decided to wait until I get into the new CaseLabs Gemini.



Got my first real radiator an XSPC RX360 V3 in January, going to build a custom AIO without a reservoir, closed loop and contained, maintained outside of the pc and mounted just like an H100i.

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AquaComputer Aquabus USB D5 pump
XSPC RX360 v3 rad [already purchased]
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Yes, . . . .

There's a really good way with an add-on PCB, but there's also a quick and easy way that yields acceptable results without having to run wires and plug into a 5V molex pin somewhere.

Here's copied from the "old" A6 thread with some additional information:

For the capable DIY'er . . .

While not as optimal a solution as the active component based solutions, this is a workable solution to the issue of having a PWM D5.




I've tried it on a single and a dual D5 setup and it works satisfactorily with pullups optimized for each case, and it's dead nuts simple, though not exactly elegant.

At issue is that the D5 needs a fairly "strong" pullup, (lower resistance) . . . while the A6 works best with weaker pullups, (higher resistance).




This setup uses the 12V available from the first 2 of the 4 PWM fan pins on each channel of the A6.

The Zener diode and larger resistor form a 5V regulated source that the smaller resistor connects the PWM line to.

The diode is a 5.1V Zener diode, and the larger resistor, the 1/2 W one, is a 560 Ohm, but 470, 680, 820, or 1K will work as well. 1K may be the easiest to find.

Be sure you have the Zener diode polarity connected as in the pic.

The smaller resistor, 1/4 W, is a 2.2K which I'd suggest for a dual D5 setup, but for a single D5, a 3.3K would be fine.

The smaller size, 1/6W or 1/8W are electrically OK, but the smaller physical size makes lead breakage more of an issue, so stay with 1/4W.


Everything shown is available from RadioShack.


Hope that helps,

Darlene

Sweet mod smile.gif so i don't need to buy the Aquacomputer D5 pump after all
I actually have electronics as one of my subjects in school so I can easily get the resistors needed. But im a bit confused on the diode part ? and what are these green and blue cables.. lawl electronics is still new to me as you can see

...thanks for the props Bruce tongue.gif
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Yes, . . . .

There's a really good way with an add-on PCB, but there's also a quick and easy way that yields acceptable results without having to run wires and plug into a 5V molex pin somewhere.

Here's copied from the "old" A6 thread with some additional information:

For the capable DIY'er . . .

While not as optimal a solution as the active component based solutions, this is a workable solution to the issue of having a PWM D5.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I've tried it on a single and a dual D5 setup and it works satisfactorily with pullups optimized for each case, and it's dead nuts simple, though not exactly elegant.

At issue is that the D5 needs a fairly "strong" pullup, (lower resistance) . . . while the A6 works best with weaker pullups, (higher resistance).




This setup uses the 12V available from the first 2 of the 4 PWM fan pins on each channel of the A6.

The Zener diode and larger resistor form a 5V regulated source that the smaller resistor connects the PWM line to.

The diode is a 5.1V Zener diode, and the larger resistor, the 1/2 W one, is a 560 Ohm, but 470, 680, 820, or 1K will work as well. 1K may be the easiest to find.

Be sure you have the Zener diode polarity connected as in the pic.

The smaller resistor, 1/4 W, is a 2.2K which I'd suggest for a dual D5 setup, but for a single D5, a 3.3K would be fine.

The smaller size, 1/6W or 1/8W are electrically OK, but the smaller physical size makes lead breakage more of an issue, so stay with 1/4W.


Everything shown is available from RadioShack.


Hope that helps,

Darlene

Sweet mod smile.gif so i don't need to buy the Aquacomputer D5 pump after all
I actually have electronics as one of my subjects in school so I can easily get the resistors needed. But im a bit confused on the diode part ? and what are these green and blue cables.. lawl electronics is still new to me as you can see

...thanks for the props Bruce tongue.gif


The green and blue wires are the PWM and tach wire for the D5 connector.

That mod goes right on the D5's 4 pin connector that plugs onto the A6.

The easiest way to do it might actually be to make up a short extension cable with the mod on the extension cable's plug.

Google Zener Diode, and you'll see how they work so they can create a 5V source from the 12V that's present on the power pins of the A6 fan connectors.

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Hey Guys,

Can you let me know which hardware monitoring software you're using that's Aquasuite Compatible?

I'm trying to post it all with links in the 1st post.

AIDA64 is working for me without a hiccup so far.


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Hardware Info 64 seems to have the most points of reference out of the freeware utilities, including VRM temps. I have had issues trying to sync AIDA for w/e reason i'm not sure. Maybe because iv'e only tried using the freeware versions.

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