Possible to wire 12v laptop fan to Desktop fan controller?

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  1. Reciever

    Reciever D! For Dragon!

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    I have one of these fans...

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-N...681463?hash=item469a508ef7:g:56cAAOSwi6tdO~w0

    I am curious if its possible to rewire (if needed) to work with a desktop 4 pin connector? If anyone knows the layout for the fan I can probably figure out the desktop pin out side as thats standardized.

    The laptop fan is 12v 0.45a

    This is the fan controller I am using.

    https://www.amazon.com/Kingwin-FPX-...-Independent/dp/B00DP9WRZY?ref_=fsclp_pl_dp_3

    I would like to use it as part of a CPU cooling overhaul project I am working on.

    Thanks guys
     
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    Given the colours are pretty standard, red is +DC, black is gnd, yellow is rpm sense (sent from fan), blue is pwm

    Whether the pwm signal range of the fan works nicely with the fan controller is the question.
     
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    Reciever D! For Dragon!

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    Thank you so much!

    I had no idea the color coding was standardized as well, my Rangers fan cables are all black, though they are aftermarket.

    I want to knock out a bunch of modding on the Turkey Day holiday so this info has been most welcomed!

    Fan is actually 12v / 0.6a though, not sure if that matters too much (not an electrician)

    Now I just gotta desolder the heatsinks I have for their parts and get to overhaulin
     
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