Corsair RGB Fan to RGB Strip / Lighting Channel Adapter
We've had requests for this every now and again so we thought we'd just go ahead and offer it regularly - an adapter that allows you to put Corsair RGB Strips (or any 3-pin Corsair RGB connector, like HydroX or our Corsair RGB to Motherboard Adapter) on a Corsair RGB Fan LED Hub. Oh, and it also works just fine with the Lighting Node Core as well! It does not, however, work with the new Commander Core that is included with the new iCUE Elite Capellix Coolers.
Now why, exactly, would you want to do such a crazy thing? Well, it's all about POWER! That's right ... power or, more precisely, available current. You see, the Lighting Node Pro and the Commander Pro are limited to only about 2 Amps per Lighting Channel. This limits you to only six RGB strips (or a total of sixty LEDs) that can be powered from a Lighting Channel. But the RGB Fan LED Hub can do double that ... you can put up to 120 LEDs on a single Fan Hub and power them all. With the RGB LED Fan Hub, you are only limited by the current available on the SATA power connector - 4.5 Amps. If you are looking at this and wondering "Does this mean that I can run 12 RGB Strips from a single channel?" ... yes, that's exactly what this means! In fact, in PirateDog's own home office, we're running 24 Corsair RGB Strips from a single channel using one of our Fan Hub Splitters, 2 RGB Fan LED Hubs and 4 of these nifty adapters (and some long RGB Strip Extension cables too). Why would we do such a thing? Well, desks need RGB love too!
You will, however, need to keep it to about 90 LEDs per connection but since this adapter duplicates the RGB control signal to the next device on the hub, you can run 2 sets of 6 strips that are mirrors of each other. Or you can run 6 strips (connected to port 1) and 5 Corsair HD-RGB Fans (configured in iCUE as either 6 strips or 5 HD-RGB Fans for 60 LEDs). Or ... well, let's just say that there are a TON of possibilities! And don't forget to ask us if you have questions about any craziness that you are planning! We're happy to help and will let you know what will and will not work.