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    Default Fan wire adaptor

    I have a fan with 4 wire pin and a fan controller with 3. I need a 4 to 3 adapter to go in between but can't seem to find one at newegg. Anyone care to steer me in the right direction? Thanks.
    I am not very bright sometimes and forget that people can't read my mind. What I actually need is a 4-pin PWM Male to 3-pin Female Adapter Cable
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    if you have ebay theres plenty on there
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    Default Re: Fan wire adaptor

    Check out Newegg.com - Link Depot 12" 3pin UV Power Supply Extension Cable Model POW-UV-12EXT
    The 3-pin male end of this cable plugs into the 4-pin PWM female fan connector.
    The only possible issue with this type of extension cable is that the male connector pins are exposed if the male connector is disconnected and contacts the mobo or computer case.

    Note the steep volume discount price when you buy more than one cable.
    Hopefully Newegg won't charge you $1.99 shipping for each cable when you buy multiple cables.
    I usually buy multiple cables as part of a larger order as this makes it easier to negotiate with their customer support when I explain the minimal weight of the cables compared to the rest of my order.

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    Newegg.com - Rosewill 12" Fan power supply cable Model RCW-309 is a similar cable.
    I've used these types of cables to connect my 4-pin PWM cpu fan to a fan controller so that I can manually set the fan speed. I wrap the 4-pin to 3-pin connection with high quality electrical tape and regularly inspect this connection every several months to ensure that the protective tape is still secure.

    The attached picture shows the exposed pins that could possibly cause a short circuit if the cable is disconnected.

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