Corsair Lighting Channel to NZXT Aer RGB LED Fan Adapter
PirateDog Tech has done it again ... done what they said couldn't be done. That's right - control NZXT's Aer RGB fans with Corsair iCUE! You could even call it a CorsAer Adapter!
Really, who wants to run both CAM and iCUE, right? With this adapter, you don't have to and you can sync your NZXT devices with your Corsair ecosystem. This adapter connects a 3-pin Corsair Lighting Channel (from a Lighting Node Pro or a Commander Pro) directly to an NZXT Aer fan. From there, you can daisy chain the rest of your NZXT devices and bring it all into iCUE!
A couple of tips are in order, of course.
- Limit yourself to no more than 60 total LEDs from a single RGB Lighting Channel. More than that and you may blow a fuse in your Lighting Node Pro or Commander Pro, which would be bad.
- Configure iCUE based on the number of LEDs on the channel. The NZXT Aer fans have 8 LEDs and map directly to the Corsair SP-PRO RGB fans. If you are using additional devices, you'll need to configure the channel based on the total number of LEDs.
- The fourth pin isn't connected. This is intentional and the RGB devices work just fine without it. This fourth pin is used to provide feedback to the NZXT HUE+ controller that identifies the devices on the chain. It's not required for iCUE and would just confuse things.
The cable itself is black ribbon cable and 20" long before crimping the ends - the same size as and very similar in appearance to the stock NZXT cables. Just plug one end into the Corsair Lighting Channel and the other into the "IN" port on the fan. Both connectors are keyed so you can't plug them in the wrong way. Well, maybe you can but you'd really have to work at it.
And, as with all of our items, if you have questions or are unsure of what you are planning will work, ask! We're happy to help out!