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Old December 25, 2008, 08:02 AM
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Default Power a fan with a floppy power cable?

Like the title said can I power a fan with a floppy disk drive power cable. I am only doing this because this computer was given to me from a friend for christmas and there is no labeling on the pins on the mainboard.
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Old December 25, 2008, 08:25 AM
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Yes, it is the same as using one of the 4 pin molex connectors that you would connect to a drive.
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Old December 25, 2008, 09:02 AM
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Yes, it is the same as using one of the 4 pin molex connectors that you would connect to a drive.
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Sure you can but there isn't any floppy connectors I've seen that works to power a fan.

Better to use molex.
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What are you talking about? It is still the same +12v, gnd, gnd, +5V as the 4 pin molex. Sure you might have to lop off the connector and either add your own or attach the fan wires directly to the PSU wires or twist up the bare fan wires and poke them into the floppy connector then tape it all up good but there is no reason you cannot do that.

Just make sure to only use the fan's red and black wires.

Actually, why not pull a power connector from a dead/crappy 3.5" floppy drive and solder that to your fan wires?
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