Question How many ARGB Fans can i connect to my 3 pin header?

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Hi, I have a TUF GAMING x570 Plus (Wi-Fi) motherboard. I am wondering how many fans can I connect to my 3 pin header? Right now I have 4 fans connected (3 front intake fans & 1 exhaust fan -All 120mm). I am planning to buy an AIO 360 ARGB. Is it safe to connect all 7 argb fans to my one 3 pin header using splitter?
 

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If on average one a argb fan is around 0.16A. 7 fans would be around 1.12A so the single 3 pin header is not enough. Any suggestions on what i could do so i could connect all the 7 fans to my motherboard?
 

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I take back what I said earlier! It's either 2 or 3A for A/RGB headers. You need to check with the motherboard manufacturer to be sure.
The OTHER headers are 1A, except for the AIO headers, which are 2A. They're not for plugging in LEDs though, so don't do it.

Any idea how many amp there is in a stock argb fans that comes with a case?
It would vary by make and model. For example, this model runs 0.21A, so 9 or 14 of these could be run on the motherboard's ARGB header - if that were physically possible...
This fancy model runs a whopping 1.4A, so that means just 1 or 2 fans.
 
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I take back what I said earlier! It's either 2 or 3A for A/RGB headers. You need to check with the motherboard manufacturer to be sure.
The OTHER headers are 1A, except for the AIO headers, which are 2A. They're not for plugging in LEDs though, so don't do it.


It would vary by make and model. For example, this model runs 0.21A, so 9 or 14 of these could be run on the motherboard's ARGB header - if that were physically possible...
This fancy model runs a whopping 1.4A, so that means just 1 or 2 fans.
Thanks! It's very clear now. All i need to know now is how many Amp can my 3pin header handle
 

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Negative. It's not stated in their own site for whatever reason.

I found a pic of the back with the model number 'apa1225m12' shown, but it links me to non-LED Silverstone and Enermax fans.
The other thing I was able to gather is that those fans are supplied by the OEM of the cooler, which is Apaltek.
 
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