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    633 flickering fans

    Hi,
    how can i stop my led fans connected on my 633 from flickering?
    I believe that i have already set rpm sensing off in the 633-service.ini (fanX=0), i checked 633_WinTest, and rpm report is off.
    Should i use any special command?
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    Last edited by swedkg; January 24, 2011 at 09:49 PM.

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    The fans are PWM'd at any power setting other than 100% or 0% and will flicker. Turning on RPM reporting will additionally modulate the flicker slightly.

    Perhaps you could separate the LEDs from the motor inside the fan.

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    thank you for that..
    If i add a capasitor, before the fans, will it have any effect?
    Will it also stop the clicky sound coming from the fans?
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    Last edited by swedkg; January 24, 2011 at 09:49 PM.

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    Could help. The cap would need to be large.

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    well, added the cap, and now i think the header is dead, no fan spinning.
    is there a way i can fix it? if i change the header, will it work?
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    Last edited by swedkg; January 24, 2011 at 09:50 PM.

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    What size cap?

    When did the header "die"?

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    i used a 1500?F cap, from an old motherboard.
    i believe the header died the same time i connected the fans on the header. actually, i never saw them spin, after i used the cap. their leds just flash once, but nothing happens.
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    I dono.

    It could be that the large current required to charge the cap initially is enough to blow the transistors.

    A discharged cap initially looks like a dead short (assuming a very low ESR, which a motherboard cap might well have), so it would be like turning on the fan header into a short circuit. If the peak current was high enough, it could smoke the fan transistor.

    Once the cap charges up, the peak currents will reduce.

    I guess if you wanted to pursue it, you could try a 10 ohm (to limit the peak current to 12v/10ohms or 1.2amps) 10 watt (assuming 1 amp fan current) resistor between the CFA-633's fan header and the cap.

    I am not very sure that it is worth going after though. The RC for 1500uF * 10 ohms is only 0.015 seconds. The PWM period is 0.055 seconds. So you might need on the order of 4 times the capacitance.

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    i would like to persue it, the problem is, that even with the cap removed, the fans do not spin at all.
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    Last edited by swedkg; January 24, 2011 at 09:50 PM.

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    Originally posted by swedkg
    i would like to persue it, the problem is, that even with the cap removed, the fans do not spin at all.
    All the fans?
    Or just the fan on that one header?
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    just that one header. the others work ok.
    this is why i think i killed it.
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    Last edited by swedkg; January 24, 2011 at 09:51 PM.

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    You have ( 3 ) more tries!

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