Corsair SF 80+ Platinum Fan Mod/Swap

Daarke010

Efficiency Noob
Jul 27, 2022
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want to share my experience about, i got my original corsair fan broke while cleaning so i've been forced to switch it

My PSU is a Corsair SF450 Platinum, and nothing, these pictures are worth more than words




aaand it spins ūüėé

Thats true except for one thing. What the hell are those black sausages or whatever you call them between each wire and adapter?
It looks like 4 high watt/ power resistors? If so, what values do they have? Or are they just bad solder joints you tried covering up with cigarette sized shrink wire? A picture does say more than a thousand words, except if you don't know what the hell you are looking it. It just raises a lot more questions.
 
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NRG

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Thats true except for one thing. What the hell are those black sausages or whatever you call them between each wire and adapter?
It looks like 4 high watt/ power resistors? If so, what values do they have? Or are they just bad solder joints you tried covering up with cigarette sized shrink wire? A picture does say more than a thousand words, except if you don't know what the hell you are looking it. It just raises a lot more questions.
It's heatshrink to insulate the solder joints :')
 

DrHudacris

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Thats true except for one thing. What the hell are those black sausages or whatever you call them between each wire and adapter?
It looks like 4 high watt/ power resistors? If so, what values do they have? Or are they just bad solder joints you tried covering up with cigarette sized shrink wire? A picture does say more than a thousand words, except if you don't know what the hell you are looking it. It just raises a lot more questions.
I think it's just heat shrink.
 
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robbee

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Be careful tho, it looks like green/yellow has a risk of shorting each other out. You didn't cover all of that exposed wire. If they cross each other when they get tvisted you are at risk of frying something.

He took the picture before he shrank the heatshrink so they're probably not on their final position. That's also why they are so 'large'.