[Wolves] Andy or other hardware fans

Kevanf1 kevanf1 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 18 18:37:28 BST 2006

On 18/04/06, David Morley <davmor2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> What are the three leads on a cpu fan for?  Reason is, I needed a new
> fan for my ipcop machine but I couldn't find the exact heatsink/fan I
> needed.  The current one is connected to a standard 4 pin power
> connector and has two leads red and black coming off it, the new fan
> has three leads red yellow and black can I connect it up to the
> original 2 leads coming off the 4pin adapter or not?  Is the yellow
> lead relevant?
> --

I'll hazard a guess that red and black are power leads.  They are
fairly standard red being positive and black negative.  The yellow one
could be for either a temperature sensor coupling or possibly a motor
speed control.  That's only a guess though and I'm more inclined to go
with the speed control option.

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the next one that way.

Kevan Farmer

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