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Hi,

I'm interested in the new TT Riing Trio fans. But in the product page I saw this info:

*DO NOT connect Riing Trio fans to other TT RGB PLUS controllers

what about the TT Sync Controller? is it compatible? because I'm planning on using 6 Trio fans, and TT sync controller seems to be the perfect choice since you can connect up to 9 fans. I don't think the included Riing Trio controller is the solution as it can only be used with 5 fans (the recommendation in the official website) and adding one more controller just for 1 more fan seems a bit overkill.

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Hi,

Hope to clear this concern up for you.

The TT SYNC controller is not the same as the controllers for the Riing Plus products and the Riing Trio products.

Riing Plus = Riing Plus Controller (Thermaltake Software)

Riing Trio = Riing Trio Controller (Thermaltake Software)

TT SYNC Controller = Support all Plus family products including the NEW Riing trio fans. (HUB to connect to MB for SYNC control, no Thermaltake Software)

It is correct you cannot use a Riing Plus "Controller" with a Riing Trio fan. It should never be an issue either as each fan pack comes with its controller offering 5 ports. So you either have 2 free spots when buying a 3-pack or if you get the 5-pack the controller is then filled anyways.

Please feel free to let me know if you have any further concerns and I apologize if the message was confusing on our website.

 

 

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please CMIIW, suppose I want to use 6 Trio fans, and use the Thermaltake software, then the best way to do it is to daisy chain 2 Riing Trio Controller (if I buy 2 of the 3-pack I'll have 2 controller, one from each pack). And if I want to use 6 Trio fans and connect them to the MB (without Thermaltake software), I can just connect those fans to TT sync controller? Did I get that right?

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10 hours ago, qlooney said:

please CMIIW, suppose I want to use 6 Trio fans, and use the Thermaltake software, then the best way to do it is to daisy chain 2 Riing Trio Controller (if I buy 2 of the 3-pack I'll have 2 controller, one from each pack). And if I want to use 6 Trio fans and connect them to the MB (without Thermaltake software), I can just connect those fans to TT sync controller? Did I get that right?

Hi,

Yes, you can do both technically to have like a "Dual-zone" RGB setup. Whatever will be on the TT SYNC controller will have to be controlled through the MB software and then for the Trio's connected to the controller, yes, you will need 2 controllers for 6 fans (will have room to add more stuff later as well like LED strips or other plus stuff we offer as well, you can likely add more than you would ever need with this setup for RGB.

When using fans on the TT SYNC controller, if you want to use PWM, dont forget to plug in the PWM cable included with the sync controller and then connect to a PWM header on your motherboard. Fan curves and all that will then need to be setup in the bios or through MB software if available.

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On 9/26/2018 at 12:30 AM, qlooney said:

Hi,

I'm interested in the new TT Riing Trio fans. But in the product page I saw this info:

*DO NOT connect Riing Trio fans to other TT RGB PLUS controllers

what about the TT Sync Controller? is it compatible? because I'm planning on using 6 Trio fans, and TT sync controller seems to be the perfect choice since you can connect up to 9 fans. I don't think the included Riing Trio controller is the solution as it can only be used with 5 fans (the recommendation in the official website) and adding one more controller just for 1 more fan seems a bit overkill.

Hello,

Just wanted to follow up on the statement you found on our website. We have now updated it to be more clear.

As we confirmed the proper voltage requirements, up to 5 Riing Trio fans can be used, I have personal done more, but I would use with caution to have proper safety for your system always.

https://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Cooler/Cooling_Accessory_/Fan_Controller_/C_00003143/TT_Sync_Controller_TT_Premium_Edition/design.htm

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17 hours ago, qlooney said:

forgot one thing, what about compatibility with motherboard rgb software? Like ASUS Aura sync, MSI Mystic light, Gigabyte RGB fusion, and AsRock Polychrome rgb?

This is going to be dependent on the LED QTY that the motherboard supports. 

For example, ASUS boards can only do 60 LED max, per channel and Gigabyte can do 120. 

They have options in the bios/software to show the MAX LED's supported. This can be a limitation, but nothing we can do about it until new chipsets come out to support more and I know its coming, but whatever you have now will be only that unless they update their software somehow to add more support.

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Okay, so I've just ordered 9 riing trio fans, is it even possible to have my MoBo (Asus Maximus 11 formula) control the LEDs for all of them with Aura sync? (Can I plug them all into 2 Sync controllers or something?) If not, is it possible to control all 9 (not through the MoBo) by daisy chaining the controllers included in the box?

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6 hours ago, CNes said:

Okay, so I've just ordered 9 riing trio fans, is it even possible to have my MoBo (Asus Maximus 11 formula) control the LEDs for all of them with Aura sync? (Can I plug them all into 2 Sync controllers or something?) If not, is it possible to control all 9 (not through the MoBo) by daisy chaining the controllers included in the box?

I can't find the source for it, but I know I have seen that Asus Aura Sync is limited to around 130 addressable LEDs per header. So you could try two Sync Controllers on two 5V headers, if your motherboard has two. If not, you may find this thread useful (see post 13):

 


The five port controllers included with the Riing Trio fans are able to be daisy chained (the software can use up to 16 of those controllers). I'm assuming you're ordering three of the 3 packs. You should only need to use two controllers, then. When using the included controllers you must use Thermaltake's software for controlling the lights and fan speeds.

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Thanks! Last thing, my MoBo has 2 5v headers, so can I connect 2 Sync controllers (or a sync controller and a fan hub) to one 5v header using a splitter? I have a lot of fans :/

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There is another thread where someone asked about running two Sync Controllers each on their own 5V header, and I believe a Thermaltake representative replied, but I cannot recall where it was. It sounded like it was possible.

My understanding is that the LED limit is per 5V header. So each 5V header would support the 130 (or however much it was) addressable LEDs. So in theory if you had two TT Sync controllers you could plug each into a 5V header and have the ability to control 260 addressable LEDs. 

If you do have two 5V headers, contact ASUS support and get some insight from them about it before moving forward.

As for trying to connect two Sync Controllers to one 5V header. The thread I linked showed how a member was able to have the signal properly split and sent to two TT Sync controllers. They had more than 9 fans, but my thought is that being your 9 Trios will have too many LEDs, if you split them between two controllers it should pan out. Though I'm guessing you'll lose some individuality of the fans; everything applied to port 1 on controller 1 would be applied to port 1 on controller 2, for example. You may want to contact the member who made that post for more details.

I'm not sure what you mean by connect a sync controller and fan hub? Do you mean the included 5 port fan hub with the controller? 

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