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LED Fan Wire Fried and Melted
06-29-2013, 11:26 PM, (This post was last modified: 06-29-2013, 11:28 PM by PwnBroker.)
RE: LED Fan Wire Fried and Melted
(06-25-2013, 03:29 PM)pedwards Wrote: Speaking as an Electrical Engineering Degree holder (aka have no clue what Im talking about, so take anything I say with a grain of salt), they do rate the cables in the case for a certain safety factor. Now for those led cables the current should be minimal, LEDs act like as a virtual resistor (mostly).

So meaning for your wires to ignite and burn, there must have been a decent amount of juice running through those wires. What would help is to inspect the damaged wires and connectors. What do they look like? All charcoal filaments? Any flashes (smoke wise) on the board? Both black and red burnt, only 1? How does the connector look on the cable itself? This of course assuming everything wasn't thrown away.

Hopefully it was a crimp or short in the wires that caused it. If not it may have been something with the board itself. You are right to forego trying it again as the benefit for now is less than causing another flame out.

However Do not use higher rated cables if it doesn't seem standard. What it could do is transfer more juice than designed and the point of failure just changed from the cable to a circuit board.

Anyway curious if you can provide any details, but not necessary if you call the case closed and its working. Although if a warranty issue comes up on any of your components, might be good to establish root cause.

Good luck.

lol yeah im a BSEE too as well as having a AAS in EET plus enough CISCO, Nortel and telecomm certs to wallpaper my bathroom.

+1 on your comments, if he increases his wire gauge he might have a toaster oven in that case.

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LED Fan Wire Fried and Melted - by gamerDD3 - 06-22-2013, 10:26 PM
LED Fan Wire Fried and Melted - by mwhals - 06-23-2013, 11:12 AM
RE: LED Fan Wire Fried and Melted - by PwnBroker - 06-24-2013, 09:36 PM
LED Fan Wire Fried and Melted - by pedwards - 06-25-2013, 03:29 PM
RE: LED Fan Wire Fried and Melted - by PwnBroker - 06-29-2013, 11:26 PM
LED Fan Wire Fried and Melted - by pedwards - 07-01-2013, 01:21 AM

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