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Can I Make My Fan Speed Controller Control My Psu's Fan Speed?


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#1 JamieH

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 10:32 PM

Hi all,
I have an Enermax PSU with a knob on the back to control the fan's speed.

I have a Scythe Kama Bay fan controller on the front of my PC. Is it possible to make the fan controller in charge of the speed of my PSU's fan? It came with a 3pin fan plug, but that only works for monitoring the RPM, it doesn't let me change it.

Can I open up the PSU and do some rewiring to accomplish this?

Thanks,
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Posted 21 June 2008 - 10:54 PM

Warning: The capacitors inside a PSU hold 110V or 230V line voltage charges depending on the local voltage. Discharging these potentials to your body could be life threatening. Unless you have a background in electronics I would suggest not attempting to modify or relocate the fan speed control.

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 10:39 PM

Warning: The capacitors inside a PSU hold 110V or 230V line voltage charges depending on the local voltage. Discharging these potentials to your body could be life threatening. Unless you have a background in electronics I would suggest not attempting to modify or relocate the fan speed control.


Yeah I know, I will leave it unplugged for 48 hours.

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 12:38 AM

Warning: The capacitors inside a PSU hold 110V or 230V line voltage charges depending on the local voltage. Discharging these potentials to your body could be life threatening. Unless you have a background in electronics I would suggest not attempting to modify or relocate the fan speed control.


Yeah I know, I will leave it unplugged for 48 hours.


48 hour?!? Those caps can retain a charge for weeks! You are demonstrating a lack of knowledge which could cause you harm.

Another consideration is that you will void the warranty of the PSU if you modify it.

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