View Full Version : safe to piggy back cold cathodes into vantec fan controller?
I have a vantec NXP-301 fan controller but there are only spots for 2 cathodes. Are there spliters for these so I can connect 4 cathodes?
Anyone know if the unit can take it? I already have a pretty full load on it but I'm thinking the light controller is a seperate channel?
08-18-05, 06:50 PM
well you could connect 4 cold cathodes but they would all be dimmer.
aw they would seriously be dimmer? that is a bummer
08-18-05, 07:23 PM
This is my theory... if it puts out a constant power (amps/watts/whatever) if you put double the load on it... the cathodes would be half as bright.
How bright is it now... is the amount of power adjustable? I dont really see a point in it though because I think they would all equal to the same amount of light power or a little less because of the resistance caused by making multiple connections.
You are probably better off getting one of these http://www.xoxide.com/cocasoackit.html to power the other two lights.
08-18-05, 07:46 PM
Check out the wattage ratings on the switches. I am not positive but you are using an on/off switch rather then a dimmer?
Each CCFL uses about ~3-5 watts. Most dual CCFL packs say they use about 8 watts. So just do some calculations.
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