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Guide How To. Bitspower in-line temp sensor + XSPC LCD = Joy

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Trog Star, 24 Mar 2009.

  1. Trog Star

    Trog Star What's a Dremel?

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    Special thanks to Greig from GAM Mods for offering to sponsor this guide.

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    This guide focuses on replacing the entire sensor all the way down to the PCB.
    You could simply splice the wires together or install some kind of connector, there's nothing wrong with that.
    I simply feel this is a more elegant solution, involving less points of failure

    Stuff you need

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    click any image for an enlargement

    Tools you need
    • Soldering Iron
    • Solder
    • Scalpel or other sharp blade
    • Wire cutters

    Important stuff
    • Disclaimer
      At no point do I personally or GAM Mods assume any responsibility or liability if you find yourself eligible for a Darwin Award, Injure yourself, injure others, injure your PC or bring about Armageddon.
    • Polarity of components
      At the time of writing, both the XSPC LCDs with Bispower in-line temp sensors utilised (NTC) thermistors.
      These components are not polarised.


    First thing we need to do is crack the casing open.

    I could not manage to do this without damaging the casing, so make sure you open the top
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    just use your blade to cut away where the clip meets the body.
    like so
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    once the top catches are done, it pretty much pops open.
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    Gently pull the PCB out so you can get to the other side where the probe wires are soldered on
    youl notice that there covered by a small insulating pad, this pad is important.
    carefully remove it with your blade and keep it safe
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    De-Solder the probe wires from the board
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    Solder in the Bitspower cables, clip the ends and replace the insulation pad.
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    Put it all back together and were pretty much done
    if it's not working properly, just give it a squeeze down the bottom of the case and it should work a treat.
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    Time to test the accuracy of the sensors
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    Well I'm pretty happy with that

    :clap:

    I have mounted 2 probes in my rig.

    The 1st one measures the temperature of air entering the big radiator.
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    Made a bracket from a piece of 3mm aluminium angle.
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    The other one is being used to monitor water temperature.
    it's installed with a Q fitting as is my drain line
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    with the LCDs mounted up front
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    I hope anyone who reads this finds it helpful and informative.
    I have certainly enjoyed writing this guide and hope to do more soon.

    Thanks again to Greig from GAM Mods for offering to sponsor this guide.

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  2. SkyLord77

    SkyLord77 Use your teeth not a Dremel

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    Very odd that no one has comments on this guide.

    I think that's a great guide and thank you much for contributing this! :thumb:
     
  3. Trog Star

    Trog Star What's a Dremel?

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    thanks for that :thumb:

    i was starting to worry i smelt bad or something?!?!
     
  4. Mokey Mokey

    Mokey Mokey What's a Dremel?

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    I sure did, now I'm thinking about maybe doing something like this.
    Thank you for putting your time and effort into this guide, I'm sure anyone else who read it would say the same.
     
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  5. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Very fine guide. I would consider doing something like this myself, and your guide has helped me figure out what to do.
     
  6. Trog Star

    Trog Star What's a Dremel?

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    thanks for the encouragment guys.

    glad i could be of some help, 500mph :thumb:
     

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