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#1 Hydrology

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:22 PM

Hi, I am new to the forum and I have what I hope is a simple question.  I have acquired a couple of simple Thermaltake VR Fan Speed Controllers, which just seem to be variable resistors that fit in a card slot opening on the back of the case. 

 

What is weird is that the cable coming off of the controller ends in a 2pin connector that looks like it would fit onto a fan plug on the motherboard.  It would seem that to work, that they somehow need to be in-line with the fan, which ends in a standard 3-pin motherboard connector.  I dont see how this is going to be able to control a fan.  I can plug this into the motherboard, but that would do no good, because then it wouldnt be connected to the fan in any way.

 

I seem to be missing how this is to be used with a standard fan.  I have attached 2 pictures of the controller.  I suppose that I could splice this into the hot wire of the fan lead, but it seems like there should be a simpler solution.  Any help would be appreciated.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:34 PM

I can't figure it out, it doesn't make sense. :doh:


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Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:07 PM

This one has me stumped too. It looks like the fan connector you get on smaller video card fan cables  :dunno:


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Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:58 PM

That appears to be the control for a Thermaltake Smart Case Fan. those fans have multi connection pigtails.


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:35 AM

Thanks for taking a look at this.  I guess that I will just splice them into the hot wire of the fan and see what happens.



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:15 AM

2 pin to 3 pin converter cable perhaps?


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:15 AM

That appears to be the control for a Thermaltake Smart Case Fan. those fans have multi connection pigtails.

 

Bump for this suggestion, especially considering it is a Thermaltake fan controller  :thumbsup:


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:26 PM

Those may only work with the Thermaltake smart fan, it had a connector for the controller. If you want something similar without the proprietary connector, this will work with any fan you want.


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