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Mechatronics Fan Connector to regular 3-pin connector? (pics included)

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CrazyBauxite

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I recently purchsed some Mechatronics F1238H12B2 FS fans and the connector was different than a normal 3-pin fan connector. That is, the connector on the F1238H12B2 FS didn't fit into the 3-pin connector supplied by my fan controller.

I included 2 pictures, one of the F1238H12B2 FS and another comparing the 3-pin connector from my fan controller and the connector from the
F1238H12B2 FS.

Is there an adapter that will allow me to plug the connector from the F1238H12B2 FS into the 3-pin connector from my fan controller?

Any suggestions on getting the F1238H12B2 FS connected to the 3-pin connector are welcome (wire stripping as last resort please).

Thanks

Fan Picture: A picture of the F1238H12B2 FS

http://img254.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fan9vi.jpg




Connector Picture: A picture with the 3-pin connectors from my fan controller (male and female) on the left and the connector from the F1238H12B2 FS on the right.

http://img390.imageshack.us/my.php?image=connectors1cq.jpg



And if anyone's interested, my fan controller is a Thermaltake XController.
http://www.techtastic.ca/reviews3/xcontroller.html
 

millhouse

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Cut the connector off and solder a new regular 3 pin on there. :thup: I have never seen one of those connectors on a fan before.
 
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CrazyBauxite

CrazyBauxite

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Thanks for the quick reply millhouse. Anyone else ever see this connector before?
 

millhouse

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To help him out, heres a good pic of the fan. This is weird. I cant find anything about it on google or mechatronics website about the connector.

3383.jpg
 

Alchemy1

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Yeah, I was going to buy some of these from Excess Solutions before I found some Denki's. I would just cut the end off and either put a 3-pin connector on the bare ends or use a 3-pin tail from and old fan/12" 3-pin extension and solder it onto the ends. That's what I was going to do. If you don't have any dead fans you can pick up some 12" 3-pin extensions at SVC.com for like $1.
 
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CrazyBauxite

CrazyBauxite

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Thanks for all the responses and thanks for the pic millhouse!

I've decided to solder a 12" 3-pin extension onto the ends of my fan.

I still have another question though- why are there only 2 wires connected to my 3-pin connector in this picture (on the left)?

http://img390.imageshack.us/my.php?image=connectors1cq.jpg

Shouldn't there be 3 wires connected? My connector is almost the same as the DUAL 3-PIN TO 4-PIN ADAPTER from svc.com, which also uses 2 wires with the 3-pin connector.

http://www.svc.com/du3to4ad.html

Except mine looks like this

http://img272.imageshack.us/my.php?image=controllerconnector3ps.jpg

Isn't that third pin, the one without a wire, required for the rpm sense?

Should I buy new connectors for my fan controller?

Thanks
 

5|*42

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No, just the two wires will be fine. You won't be able to get an RPM reading unless you plug it into the motherboard anyways. If you want to though, you can find Y cables that will have a 3 pin w/ just a RPM sensor which you plug into the motherboard, so you can still plug the power into the fan controller.
 

maxxpehling

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I just jimmy rigger a switch up on a 60mm delta fan, and for whatever reason the yellow was positive power. don't know if it was a retarted fan or what