What is needed for RGB fans?

What do RGB fans plug into?

Use RGB Y-Cable to connect the fan and the motherboard. Please use RGB 4-Pin connector to an RGB header, and 4-pin fan connector to a fan header on the motherboard.

Do I need a controller for my RGB fans?

The "Rainbow" 3-pin headers are Addressable RGB (ARGB) connectors. It looks like you're installing more than 8 lighting units and you only have two ARGB connectors and one RGB connector…so you need either splitters or a controller. A controller has additional power (SATA) to run several units.

How do you connect RGB fans?

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How do I connect RGB fans directly to power supply?

0:372:08Power RGB & Case Fans with just a Power Supply – YouTubeYouTube

How many cables do RGB fans have?

TWO cables
First, any RGB fan has TWO cables from it. One ends in a standard female fan connector with either 3 holes or 4 in it – depends on the fan motor type.

What does RGB fan controller do?

The RGB controller controls the fans and lights. Alternatively many RGB lights and fans can be controlled by the RGB header on the motherboard. Generally the RGB header is rated at about 2 amps (more or less the same for a regular fan header).

Why do RGB fans have 2 cables?

First, any RGB fan has TWO cables from it. One ends in a standard female fan connector with either 3 holes or 4 in it – depends on the fan motor type. This is for the MOTOR of the fan. Then it has a separate cable much wider that ends on a 4-pin connector, OR a 3-pin connector like the 4-pin but with one pin missing.

Can 3-pin fans plug into 4-pin?

1 Answer. Apparently a 3-pin fan can plug directly into a 4-pin socket. Two of the pins provide power to the fan, the 3rd provides an RPM pulse to the motherboard to read the speed. The 4th pin is for PWM speed control.

What are the two cables on RGB fans?

First, any RGB fan has TWO cables from it. One ends in a standard female fan connector with either 3 holes or 4 in it – depends on the fan motor type. This is for the MOTOR of the fan. Then it has a separate cable much wider that ends on a 4-pin connector, OR a 3-pin connector like the 4-pin but with one pin missing.

Do all RGB fans have 2 cables?

First, any RGB fan has TWO cables from it. One ends in a standard female fan connector with either 3 holes or 4 in it – depends on the fan motor type.

Do LED fans need RGB headers?

LED fans simply require power, so yes. Don't even technically need the motherboard for that. If you want RBG, buy an RGB fan controller. That would plug into an available USB header and should have software to let you control the fans.

Can you control 4 pin RGB?

The RGB controller has four standardised RGB 4-pin connectors, which can be used to connect and control not only ARCTIC's own RGB products. These can be synchronised or controlled independently of each other.

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