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revloc8
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Cutting wires off fans

Post by revloc8 » Sat Mar 24, 2007 5:26 pm

I'm a noob when it comes to electrical stuff... :oops:
I got a few Yate Loons recently and I love em. BUT I dont like the 3/4 pin connections they have. I really only use 3 pin connectors so I would like to snip off the 4-pin molex connectors. Can I just snip them off and wrap the lose ends with electrical tape? Or does anyone have a better idea?
Anyone who can help, thanks in advance.

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Post by nutball » Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:37 am

Cut the wires very close to the 3-pin connector; if you do this right there won't be enough trailing loose ends for them to touch each other, yet alone anything else. I've done this dozens of times, perfectly safe.

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Post by psiu » Sun Mar 25, 2007 4:04 am

You know when you cut them off you WILL need those 4 pin connections again someday, right? :wink:

But either trimming them really close would work, or leave a little with a bit of electrical tape. I like to sleeve them and then ziptie the lengths together, looks nice and leaves my options open.

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Post by revloc8 » Sun Mar 25, 2007 9:21 am

Yea, Psiu, I had considered that I might regret cutting them off at a later time, but I've got eight :twisted: of them so I just wont cut em all.
Thanks for the help guys...I now have what I wanted: 3 pin fans.

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Post by JVM » Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:37 am

I know one can snip off the molex connector wires of a 92mm Nexus fan but I seem to recall the 120mm Nexus fans being wired differently. Does anyone know if you can snip off the wires going to the molex connector on a 120mm Nexus fan?

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