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vinsonnguyen December 31, 2011 02:52 PM

quick disconnect
 
hey everybody, can somebody explain how quick disconnect work besides the obvious, because i got comfuse when i saw the koolance quick disconnect

siegfx January 3, 2012 10:43 AM

I'm pretty new to Water cooling too, But I'll share what I know about them (as I am getting some)

Basically If you plan to change your hardwares often or if you need to take out your motherboard tray(on some cases)
Quick disconnects will enable you to do the job without having to drain out the whole loop.

When you see all quick disconnects at a store, They're sold separately.
Meaning you will need to buy 1 Female, and 1 Male.
They all come with different sizes too, so you must find the ones that fit your tubings.

I personally buy an extra male to just put it on a tube, and use it when I want to drain the whole loop (plug it into the female from the lowest point of the whole loop)

clshades January 3, 2012 11:04 AM

Most guys put the disconnects near the rad so they can pull it out and blow the dust off. Not all disconnects are created equal so if you want decent ones with very little spill make sure you buy the ones with the lowest amount of leakage.

Like these ones here.
K -QDC (High Flow) No-Spill Shutoff, F Threaded G1/4 QDC (High Flow) No-Spill Shutoff, F Threaded G1/4 [VL3N-FG] - $15.99 : DazMode, The Best Canadian PC Watercooling and Modding Store! these connect directly to components
or these
which just attach anywhere to tubing. K -1/2 ID Tubing, Extreme Flow, Quick Disconnect Valve F K -1/2 ID Tubing, Extreme Flow, Quick Disconnect Valve F [VL4N-F13-19S] - $19.99 : DazMode, The Best Canadian PC Watercooling and Modding Store!

tragd January 3, 2012 11:45 AM

its like one of those lifting bridges.

when connected together, water flows.
when disconnected, water stops at that point.

Zer0 January 3, 2012 02:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tragd (Post 585986)
when connected together, water flows.
when disconnected, water stops at that point.

^ That's pretty much it, pretty simple.

I have the Koolance QDC's. I use them the same way siegfx does except I buy an extra male and female to use it as a flushing port.


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