Yes but how to you get a 5v RGB fan lights to connect to your 12v RGB Aura sync mother board? This has been driving me nuts.
Generally the connectors won't allow this to happen but if you did it would fry any 5v devices and possibly more. ARGB or Addressable RGB uses 5volts to power themselves and have an address color processor connected to each led. 12v is not Addressable but follows what color is being displayed on the bus at the time. It's LED architecture is different with a different type of LED's so they are completely in compatible. You will cause harm to something if you do manage to get a 5v led string connected to a 12v header.
This actually looks like some kind of converter for 12v to 5v. If it works as I am reading your 12v motherboard connection goes into this and it takes the color being displayed on the bus and converts it to 5v led signal. It must also have a separate 5v line for the 5v LED's so they don't smoke. So things like rainbow colors would act like the motherboard and will turn 5v strings into drone color changers. Meaning if the 12v bus says it's time to show blue it converts that to a signal to the 5v string to tell ALL the leds on that string to play blue now then red then green etc.
If you were looking for argb type control where each LED can show a different color then this will probably not work like that. I haven't seen this converter before. for me it's either ARGB or just RGB. Looks like this product was trying to fill a void.
I also say your cable configurations have to match the ports on this converter correctly.
I think I managed to connect it correctly but it still is not working as hoped. It does manage to light up but the light is weak and it appears to be missing one of the main colors in the RGB spectrum so for example if I have my Aura sync configure to show purple, it will only show up as blue. If I configure my Aura Sync to do breathing, it completely ignores that config. So did it succeed in power up the lights without it blowing up? Yes. Does it perform as it appears to advertise? No.
Smaky The Flank wrote:
Sounds to me like you have blown the controllers on individual ARGBs, my son did this the other day when he plugs his 5V 3 pin set into a chinese 2 pin controller, but didn't realise that was 12V, the sound of the ARGBs popping as they tried to initiate made me wonder what he was up to in the room next door... Thing is some of the RGBs still illuminated but as you say you don't have the full spectrum... he's learnt now to read the strip as the info is all on there.