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CORRECT12V and Ground are correct, I don"t have a sensing fan.APPROVED
CORRECTVerified with multimeter, thank you!APPROVED
CORRECTThere is also a 4-pin connection. It is physically compatible with 3-pin fans an has an extra pin after sense for speed control. Stock Intel fans have this 4-pin connector.APPROVED
CORRECTthe pinout is correct, at least for gnd and VDC (so it must be correcto for sense too).APPROVED
2009-01-24 12:04:17rev. 2CORRECTAPPROVED
2009-07-24 22:57:21rev. 2CORRECTAPPROVED
2010-01-30 18:13:46rev. 2ERROR FIXEDDoubt if the connector is IDC. It is 3 pin male 2/54 pitch. But not IDC.APPROVED
2010-09-11 16:36:55rev. 4CORRECTThis is mostly accurate, except for the sense wire: when the fan is running, the sense wire has 1.5v, but if the fan is not running then the sense wire is 0v. APPROVED
2012-02-21 02:14:51rev. 7CORRECTAPPROVED
2012-12-19 22:20:09rev. 8CORRECTAPPROVED
2013-01-10 16:05:01rev. 8CORRECTAPPROVED
2014-12-01 05:09:40rev. 9CORRECTMost pin 3 (sense) wires are yellow. Otherwise pinout is good.APPROVED
2015-12-04 12:43:40rev. 10CORRECTAPPROVED
2016-05-20 18:43:30rev. 10CORRECTAPPROVED
2016-06-13 20:55:03rev. 10CORRECTAPPROVED
2016-10-26 12:33:41rev. 10CORRECTAPPROVED
2017-06-26 12:13:46rev. 11CORRECTAPPROVED
2017-12-28 23:37:48rev. 11CORRECTAPPROVED
2018-04-22 20:36:50rev. 11ERROR FIXEDThe pinouts are correct, but I believe the the descriptions for the pictures are swapped. '3 pin IDC Male connector at the cable' should be on the right, and '3 pin motherboard fan connector' should be on the left. APPROVED
2018-06-08 15:40:43rev. 19CORRECTAPPROVED
2018-12-05 23:32:58rev. 19CORRECTAPPROVED
2020-02-21 20:35:50rev. 20CORRECTAPPROVED
2020-02-22 04:12:52rev. 20ERROR FIXEDGreat page, as always, but picture on right has Black,Red and Blue wire, but chart lists Black,Red and Yellow. The Blue and Yellow colors basically interchange, but might be worth unifying chart to pic, or vice versa?APPROVED
2020-09-30 08:30:09rev. 20ERROR FIXEDнумерация контактов на конекторе вентилятора https://connector.pinouts.ru/3_pin_motherboard_fan_/ неправильная - зеркальная. Контакты должны нумероваться как 1-2-3, а не 3-2-1 - как здесь: http://easyradio.ru/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/fan_3_pinout.jpgAPPROVED
2020-10-09 04:08:06rev. 20CORRECTAPPROVED

History of users contributions

Date Content
Author Comment
2010-04-18 13:56:40rev. 2
2010-06-10 22:47:31rev. 4Ацюковский Александр Владимирович
2011-05-02 22:56:54rev. 6Pat
2011-11-24 22:27:59rev. 7
2016-11-01 11:21:40rev. 10Matt GarlandUpdated to mention pulp resistor
2019-04-17 22:05:54rev. 20

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