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Silverstone Fan with MY Controller!

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by fragfeaster777, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. fragfeaster777 New Member

    Nov 19, 2005
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    Hey everyone!

    I just bought 2 Silverstone FM82 case fans, and I have been trying to figure out how to connect them to my fan controller (not the controller that comes with the fans) I will try to describe the problem as accurately as possible:

    Look at this pic:


    If you look closely, the fan has three connectors coming out of it:

    1) The Molex Connector
    2) A yellow wire with a brown plastic thingy on the end (to monitor RPMs)
    3) A short connector with black tubing.

    Now look at the controller: it has one connector, made of 2 wires (red and black).

    So, to connect this fan, you need to connect the Molex connector, and to get speed controller, you need to connect #3 above (short connector with black tubing). If you only connect the Molex, the fan spins at full speed.

    #3 has 2 female pins in its connector, whilst the Silverstone fan controller has 2 male pins.

    The problem is that my fan controller has 3 male pins, to attach to the end of any other fan. Well, my controller actually has 2 male pins (with red and black wire), but it is a 3 pin connector.

    Another observation I made was that underneath the black tubing of #3, there are 2 yellow wires.

    So, any idea how I may connect with fan to my own controller? I don't have a spare 3.5 inch bay for the Silverstone controller, and even if I did, I want to control all my fans through one controller!

    Many thanks guys!
  2. Jimmy 2004

    Jimmy 2004 New Member

    Jan 15, 2005
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    You could try to do some solding and make your own connections if you were willing to risk it.
  3. Poisonsnak New Member

    Feb 13, 2005
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    Saskatoon, SK
    you should be able to get an adapter that converts a 4-pin molex to a 3-pin motherboard connector (the kind that your fan controller is using) and just ignore the yellow and black wires on the silverstone fan.

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