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madkazper
03-12-2017, 06:36 PM
Seeing as there are new fans coming out with Aura support. I was wondering if anyone has tried adding RGB splitter for lights or anything else and if so how did it work. I have 6 fans in my case with 2 rgb led strips and to hook all of this up i would need 2 4 y splitter and im not sure if this will cause problems with the motherboard headers.

qUAanA
03-13-2017, 02:44 AM
You have a Maximus code board
It comes with 2 rgb headers, why not take advantage of them?
Connect your led strips to them.
I wouldn't recommend getting any splitters.*

madkazper
03-13-2017, 12:56 PM
yea but what about the rgb fans coming out. if i want to run 2 strips plus the fans that would need 8 headers. So this is why i am asking about splitter and if anyone has tried using them.

qUAanA
03-13-2017, 01:26 PM
yea but what about the rgb fans coming out. if i want to run 2 strips plus the fans that would need 8 headers. So this is why i am asking about splitter and if anyone has tried using them.

Interesting.
The rgb fan connectors, what are they? 2-3-4 pin, molex etc?
I know the rgb leds are male/female connectors which are different.
And I'm guessing you want all rgb effects to be in sync.
Depends on manufacturer.
You mentioned new rgb fans coming? Which ones? Might have to read on that.
For example corsair has rgb fans with its own control box.*

madkazper
03-13-2017, 06:19 PM
Cooler master has there pro series coming out sometime this month with a 4 pin rgb header on it that will is AURA Certified. i wonder if maybe there is a RGB hub coming from ASUS anytime soon that would be controllable by AURA software.


Interesting.
The rgb fan connectors, what are they? 2-3-4 pin, molex etc?
I know the rgb leds are male/female connectors which are different.
And I'm guessing you want all rgb effects to be in sync.
Depends on manufacturer.
You mentioned new rgb fans coming? Which ones? Might have to read on that.
For example corsair has rgb fans with its own control box.*

MrAgapiGC
03-14-2017, 11:13 AM
I read about those fans. sadly 120mm. but I can wait. for the videos I check on cooler master they are nice. the other ones are the inwin. the box make the compatibility but still a lot of small news regarding those. I will check later today any ETA on those.*

JustinThyme
03-14-2017, 12:42 PM
We always want what we do not have.
you can add them serially but cant split unless you want to cook your RGB controller on the MOBO. Length of strips is generally limited to 180mm but thats based on number of LEDs and not so much strips. Strips are easy enough to daisy chain serially, most Ive seen all come with the necessary adapter to do so. Im using two of the 60mm Alchemy strips on one header.

madkazper
03-15-2017, 09:41 AM
Looking at the fans there are only 4 leds per fan with 8 fans thats 24 leds total for my rig. The strips i got are from Deep cool, but not sure how many leds are for each one. sounds like we do need a hub of some sorts to hook all this stuff up they are coming out with. Like the Aura controlled SSD. The fans and led strips.

bitman
03-15-2017, 11:43 AM
We always want what we do not have.
you can add them serially but cant split unless you want to cook your RGB controller on the MOBO. Length of strips is generally limited to 180mm but thats based on number of LEDs and not so much strips. Strips are easy enough to daisy chain serially, most Ive seen all come with the necessary adapter to do so. Im using two of the 60mm Alchemy strips on one header.

I don't agree with your comment that you will cook your RGB CONTROLLER using a RGB Y splitter there are many new waterblocks and RGB led strips that use y splitters (Darkside). You can you a standard Y splitter made for Rgb anything as long as you don't surpass the maximum amps for the motherboard header! Which depending on your motherboard it's 1 or 2 amps. The motherboard is see just one connection of 12volt green red and blue as the splitter is just that a splitter takes 2 connections of 4 wires each to one connection of the 8 total wires to the 4 rgb wires so like I said the motherboard is only seeing one load. This would be the same if you used a 3 way or 4 way splitter. Look at the PWM splitters you can have as many as you want as long as you don't exceed the maximum amps. With the PWM splitters you can only control one fans rpm but the rest follow that rpm. As for led strip length you can have up to a 2 meter strip on RGB header as long as it doesn't exceed the max amps not 180mm which is only 7 inches! * * * *Later....Bitman **

madkazper
03-21-2017, 12:57 AM
so looking at the spec of the fans from cooler master each fan only draws .07 amps and the motherboard says 2amps total. so adding 6 fans will not hurt the controller at all.

madkazper
03-24-2017, 01:11 AM
So i got 6 fans and 2 light strips working with no problem for aura sync. Looking at the Cooler master fans they seem to draw power from the fan header and use the rgb header just for signal. In case any one is wondering its the cooler master masterfan pro rgb series.

literal_analogy
05-01-2017, 10:47 PM
So i got 6 fans and 2 light strips working with no problem for aura sync. Looking at the Cooler master fans they seem to draw power from the fan header and use the rgb header just for signal. In case any one is wondering its the cooler master masterfan pro rgb series.

Hello! How did you manage to get the six fans wired for Aura sync? Was there a hub that you used? Thanks!

madkazper
05-05-2017, 02:02 AM
i used a normal 4 way splitter from amazon. then used the coolermaster masterfan pro rgb fans that dont use power from the led header but from the fan header. So i wasnt worried about going over amps on the headers. 64433

BadVolf
09-24-2017, 02:57 AM
I did it, and it works just fine. I used an amplifier though, so it draws a minimal amount from the header and boosts it to 144 watts. An amp is cheap... just a few dollars.
This video shows all the lighting in action, I will be adding more lights soon.

http://youtu.be/J3cVFBfpEpU
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sccoaire
09-27-2017, 02:07 AM
i used a normal 4 way splitter from amazon. then used the coolermaster masterfan pro rgb fans that dont use power from the led header but from the fan header. So i wasnt worried about going over amps on the headers. 64433

Thank you for this info... I bought 5 of those fans and was looking for a hub/controller but now that I know I can use a splitter, I ordered a 5 to 1 splitter on amazon.