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Old 10-25-2019, 07:15 PM   #1
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Default Replacement fan cables

So, basically I have some fans that have been used in other projects and have their 3pin connectors ripped out.

Now me being a cheapskate and not wanting to throw them away because "they could be useful".

I started looking ebay if I could find new 3pin cables / wires for them but could not really find what I was looking for, the wires were either very short or just expensive.

This was the best I could find: https://www.ebay.com/itm/10pcs-PC-Fa...e/281523816728
but even that seems fairly expensive for what it is, and i would have to cut the male conn out anyway to be able to solder the wires directly to the fan.

I was thinking that maybe I have the wrong keywords and if anyone could help me find the cables that I am looking for, I could imagine that someone here has dealed with the same problem before (fan connectors cut off due to fan being used in other project).
Basically only need 3pin female to a wire ended cable, probs something like 50-60cm lenght would be ideal.

The fans are cheap fans anyway so it's really not even worth the labor, but just thought it would be something to do on the spare time.
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Old 10-25-2019, 08:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: Replacement fan cables

it would equal less than $1 per fan. While they're apart, clean & grease the bearings/bushings and they'll be like new. I restore fans all the time and repurpose them. If I rob a fan from a PSU, I'll solder new wires with 3-pin plugs on them, it takes all of 30 seconds....it takes longer for the iron to heat up.
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Old 10-26-2019, 06:02 AM   #3
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you can get the cables on aliexpress
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Old 10-26-2019, 11:29 AM   #4
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Found some, here they are in case someone else is looking for them: https://www.ebay.com/itm/KF2510-Conn...e/223591864225
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Old 10-28-2019, 02:51 PM   #5
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This is good try.
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