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Mobo Jled1 RGB Connector

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by KKay2703, Mar 14, 2019.

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  1. KKay2703

    KKay2703 Thread Starter

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    Hi!

    I have a MSI Z170A Mobo. It comes with an on board RGB connector. I currently have two RGB Fans connected and working properly.

    My question is how many more can it handle. I want to expand to 6 fans all RGB connected in series
     
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    There seem to be several Z170A motherboards, Z170A Gaming Pro, Z170A Gaming M5, M3, M7; maybe more.

    Which do you have ?
     
  3. KKay2703

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    Sorry for the late reply

    Mobo is

    Z170A MPOWER GAMING TITANIUM

    Does this help?
     
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    Yes it let me find the correct manual for your board here :- http://download.msi.com/archive/mnu_exe/E7A16v1.1.zip

    Are you using the JLED1 connector for the RGB fans' colours as shown on P.45 of the online manual from the download link above ? (if you still have the paper manual it should be the same page 45).

    It says you can use up to 2 metres of 50/50 12 volt LED RGB strip, which would use up to 36 Watts so the current is 36/12 = 3 Amps. So with 6 fans there would be 1/2 an Amp for each fan's LEDs, I think that would be enough but to make sure try to find the current or power needed for the LEDs on the particular fans you will use.
     
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    Hi

    Thanks again.

    Fans are Raidmax NV-R120TP
    Current 0.12A
    Power Consumption 1.44W

    I think im good with the 6 fans working out with the info above. But i shouldnt strain the port anymore than that.

    Thanks mate
    Much appreciated
     
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    You're welcome.

    I would add them one at a time and see if they all still work ok.

    Do the fans have separate leads for the fan power and the RGB ?
     
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    Yep they do.
    Ultimately i should a RGB controller
     
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    A controller would be nice. Let me know how it goes please.
     
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    Its a project build something im doing on the side so slow going.

    Any idea where i can get cheap front panels/ headers? Specifically USB ports that attach to the MoBo front headers.
    I have custom aviator type flip switches for the power on and start
     
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    If you use a PC case that will probably come with Usb ports and the cables to attach them to the motherboard.

    Otherwise there are plenty of front panels on Amazon and Ebay (and Newegg if you're in the USA).

    If you use a flip style switch for the power you will have to move it to ON then back to OFF or the PC will shut down after about 5 seconds ! Same for the restart switch or it will go into a restart loop.
     
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