Ok, instead of going out and buying a fan controller to mount in a bay, I decided i don't want them in a bay. So I bought my own switches and dug up some old LEDs. I hooked it up so the LED acts as a power indicator (blah blah blah you're all modders, you know what i mean), and it works fine, but the LED draws power away from the fan. Is there any way I could make it so that the fan draws power away from the LED and runs at full speed? Should I just move the LED to a different part of the line? Or is there anything I can do? I just want the LEDs to turn on with the fan without taking away fan speed or brightnes from the fans blue LEDs (its an LED fan)
Hmmm...Never thought about it.
By switches you mean "toggle" on/off? Not a pot.,reostat, dimmer etc...?
You have the led located on the proper side of the curcuit (I think that second inline after the fan)?
The LED is the right voltage?
Can you get a lower current LED in the right voltage?
I haven't played with this stuff in a long time I must admit. Been in school. But, I always thought the Fan would take whatever it needed from the PSU rail to operate. What size is your PSU? It sounds like its taxing the PSU to me - not the fan.
Wait for another answer.
But the info would help