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Modding Putting LED fans on a fanbus / baybus controller...

Discussion in 'Modding' started by m0ng0lh0rde, 9 Jul 2007.

  1. m0ng0lh0rde

    m0ng0lh0rde New Member

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    Easy question, I hope. I have a case with 2 120mm LED fans on it (Coolermaster Stacker w/2 4-in-3 bays), and am looking at possibly putting the 2 front 120mm fans on a fan controller, to be able to turn them off at night, while leaving the PC on.

    I want to do this, as the case is in one bedroom, with the door facing directly into the master bedroom, and the case points towards the door.

    So, the question is, if I purchase a fanbus controller (too lazy to make one), probably a rheostat based model, not a PWM, will it cause problems with the LEDs, or will it simply dim the LEDs as the incoming power is reduced, lowering the speed of the fans?

    Thanks.
    Jason A.
     
  2. Skulldragger

    Skulldragger New Member

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    It should dim them a little then put them out, you can also cut the power leads that attach to thee led strip and wire them directly to 12v so they will always have the same voltage.
     
  3. mushky

    mushky gimme snails

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    I've got led fans on a controller and the leds dim with the fan speed, then go out as the fan stops.
     
  4. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    Yes, in short. For example, Sunbeam's rheobus works well for this, because you can dial down the fans past their shutdown voltage. You should be good to go that way, man!
     

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