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Old 02-18-2009, 07:11 PM   #1
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how would i go about hooking up a mfpp to a power supply. The fan adapter has a 4 pin connection to hook to the power supply but either I don't know what im doing wrong or hooking the wrong connector in to the mfpp because the fans do not power up
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:58 PM   #2
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You should hook up a molex connector to it. Looks like this:
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I have tried this to no avail. Im not using this inside a case or a pc for that matter. I have a psu and the mfpp and 3-pin fans need to know how the heck I get this running. Thanks for the help
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:37 PM   #4
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Ah...the power supply doesn't know to turn on. That's easy to do. All you need is a paper clip:
http://www.overclock.net/faqs/96712-...upply-psu.html

Obviously, if this is a long term deal, you'll want to make something a little more sturdy, but you get the idea now.
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Ay I jus did this I was sitting here and remembered someone had said this in my first post but that worked and y does it make me plug both fan connectors the 3-pin connector in the mfpp and the 4-pin in a molex 4-pin in order for the fans to run i thought the purpose of the mfpp was to avoid having to use the paper clip or a mother board for this to work and does not
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Forgive my ignorance, but what is a "mfpp"?
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Forgive my ignorance, but what is a "mfpp"?
"Multi Fan Power Port" IIRC
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Ay I jus did this I was sitting here and remembered someone had said this in my first post but that worked and y does it make me plug both fan connectors the 3-pin connector in the mfpp and the 4-pin in a molex 4-pin in order for the fans to run i thought the purpose of the mfpp was to avoid having to use the paper clip or a mother board for this to work and does not
The purpose of it is to be able to run more fans than you already have slots for.

The reason you have to short it out is that in any PC power supply, those two pins need to be shorted in order for it to start. Normally, that plug goes into the motherboard, which will have a power switch wired up to it. When you press the power switch, the motherboard knows to short those pins.

If the thing had a connector for that motherboard plug, then it could start by itself. Without that, it cannot.
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Old 02-21-2009, 03:07 PM   #9
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Just to let everyone know I hooked all four fans up to the 4-pin molex connectors and used a y adapter for a little more length didn't need to use the MFPP wish I would've thought of this before I spent the 7.00 on the MFPP. I am using the paper clip trick and wrapped it all around with electrical tape the 24 pin connector and the clip its not the best looking but its working we'll see how long this lasts.. Its only going to cool my xbox 360 inside my entertainment unit
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