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Post Information & Diagrams for Fans & Node Pros & Strips & Commander Pro's ETC

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Thought I would Knock this thread up for people to find when searching for Setup help of Corsair LINK, RGB Fans, Commander Pro's, Lighting Node Pro's, Corsair LED strips ETC.

I will keep adding to it in an attempt to cover most Link/Wiring Setup type Questions.
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Link Control Products

Button Controllers


  1. Only compatible with HD or SP RGB fans
  2. Must use HD version on HD fans only and SP version on SP fans only
  3. Plugs into the Corsair RGB Fan LED hub
  4. Cannot be used along side Corsair LINK


Corsair RGB Fan LED Hub


  1. Sata Powered
  2. Connects via an LED channel of either the Commander Pro or Lighting Node Pro and would allow RGB control via Corsair LINK (SP & HD fans also have a button controller option, Note:- no Corsair LINK Control when using Button Controllers)
  3. Compatible with All Corsair RGB Fans up to a total of 6
  4. Only 1 type of fan per hub. All SP or All HD etc etc
  5. Ports must be used in order


Lighting Node Pro


  • Sata Powered
  • Connects to a USB header
  • Support 2 LED channels. Each channel supports a single RGB Fan Hub or up to 4 RGB strips
  • Allows RGB Control via Corsair Link

Commander Pro


  1. Sata Powered
  2. Connects via USB Header
  3. Has 2 USB headers
  4. Support 2 LED channels. Each channel supports a single RGB Fan Hub or up to 4 RGB strips
  5. Has 6 Configurable Voltage/PWM fan headers
  6. Has 4 Temp Probe Channels
  7. Allows RGB/Fan RPM Control & System Monitoring via Corsair Link

Corsair I Series Power Supply's


  1. Connects Via a Mini usb Connection or Supplied 4 pin connector
  2. lets You monitor and log fan speed, voltages, power consumption and Temperatures.
  3. Lets you control fan speed.
  4. Lets You configure +12V rail operation.

Corsair I Series Hydro Coolers


  1. Connects Via a Micro Usb for the Pro Series and Mini usb for older versions
  2. lets You monitor and log fan/Pump speed and Liquid Temperatures.
  3. Lets you control fan & Pump speed.
  4. Lets You configure the Pump Heads RGB Lighting








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RGB Fan & LED Strip Specifications
  1. Note. None of the below Fans/Fan Kits are supplied with a Voltage/Pwm Fan controller of any type. For this sort of control (in Corsair Link) you would need a Commander Pro
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  2. SP RGB Fans: 4 LEDs around the center hub. These are 3-pin, DC-controlled fans and cannot be controlled from the Corsair Liquid Cooler fan connectors. The RGB effect is visible on both intake and exhaust. Only available as 120mm. Rated current for the fan: 0.30A. Hardware Playback Enabled, Will continue to display Custom Profiles when Link isn't Running.
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  3. HD RGB Fans: 12 LEDs around the outside of the fan. These are 4-pin PWM fans and can be controlled from any 4-pin PWM header or 3-pin DC header (PWM is preferred and provides better control). They have a clear fan body and are visible from both intake and exhaust. Available in 140mm and 120mm versions. Rated current for the fan: 0.30A. Hardware Playback Enabled, Will continue to display Custom Profiles when Link isn't Running.
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  4. LL RGB Fans: 16 LEDs, 12 around the outside and 4 around the hub. These are 4-pin PWM fans and can be controlled from any 4-pin PWM header or 3-pin DC header (PWM is preferred and provides better control). The RGB effect is only visible from the intake side of the fan. Available in 140mm and 120mm versions. Rated current for the fan: 0.30A. No Hardware Playback meaning they will not display Custom Profiles when Link isn't running
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  5. ML RGB Fans: 4 LEDs around the hub of the fan. Optimized for the best combination of performance and silence, using the same technology as the Corsair ML Pro fans but with reduced speed. They are identical to the fans that ship with the new series of PRO coolers. These are 4-pin PWM fans and require a 4-pin PWM connection for control; the magnetic levitation requires the full 12V to operate properly. The RGB effect is visible on both intake and exhaust. Available in 140mm and 120mm versions. Rated current for the fan: 0.225A. Hardware Playback Enabled, Will continue to display Custom Profiles when Link isn't Running.
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  6. Pro RGB Strip: 10 LEDs, Length: 410mm, IP65-rated transparent silicone coated, 4 magnets per strip and full-strip tape, 5v. Hardware Playback Enabled, Will continue to display Custom Profiles when Link isn't Running.
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  7. Dominator Airflow Platinum RGB Fan: 6 LEDs per Fan. Dual 50mm RGB Fans. Designed for Cooling Corsair Dominator Platinum memory modules (but will fit over most other Ram types. Clips to the Clips that hold the Ram in place. RPM: 3700, PWM controllable. Voltage: 5-12V (DC) comes with a supplied Lighting Node Pro and is selected in Link as an 'Airflow Platinum' it would then appear as a single RGB Strip.. Effects similar to a HD series fan.

All Corsair RGB fans have these 2 connections




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Some Basic Questions Answered.
  1. None of the below items are compatible with the older Commander Mini and Lighting Node Products.. Do NOT attempt to mix the two product ranges. The Commander Mini and Lighting Node are now discontinued, You may get help for these items by asking in the Corsair Link Section 'Click Me'
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  2. Up to 4 Corsair LED Strips can be Daisy Chained.
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  3. Commander Pro's can also be Daisy chained.
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  4. Can have as many Commander Pro's and/or Lighting Node Pro's as you like.
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  5. You can NOT mix fan types on the Corsair RGB Fan LED Hub.
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  6. Corsair RGB fans have 2 Cables.. one for power/rpm control and one for RGB control
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  7. Fans must be plugged into the Corsair RGB Fan LED Hub in order, You must not miss ports out.. 3 fans? ports 1 to 3!.
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  8. Do Not Hot Swap Fans and Strips that are plugged into the Commander Pro while system is powered Up.
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  9. Fans & Strips must be added Into Link in the Correct devices 'Configure' Tab.
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  10. Pro Strips will NOT work in the Corsair RGB Fan LED Hub and will result in a damaged Pro Strip should you attempt this.
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  11. RGB fans will NOT work plugged directly in to Node Pro or Commander Pro, you MUST use the Corsair RGB Fan LED Hub
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  12. ML and LL multipack kits come with both the RGB Fan LED Hub & a Lighting Node Pro .
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  13. SP and HD Multipack Kits come the RGB Fan LED Hub & a Button controller.
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  14. SP/HD/ML RGB Fan's and Pro LED strips have Hardware playback, Meaning the will will continue to display Custom Profiles when Link isn't Running.
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  15. LL RGB Fan's Have no Hardware Playback meaning they will not display Custom Profiles when Link isn't running
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  16. Button Controllers, SP button Controller only operates the SP RGB Fans & the HD button Controller only operates the HD RGB Fans and are in NO way compatible with LL or ML RGB Fan's
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  17. If you have one bad fan (LED's) it could possibly effect the following fans on the RGB Fan LED Hub, Bad fan in port 1? fans on the following ports may not light up correctly.
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  18. Not Officially supported but there is no reason why you can not use Fan header Splitter cables on the Commander Pro (note there is a 1A limitation per fan header and a 4.5A limitation for the entire unit. so do your Math! Also see Below Fan Specifications for power Draw etc).
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  19. Link Is a Hardware Monitoring Program. It's not recommended you run other monitoring programs along side it. To do so risks Software Conflicts.
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  20. When encountering problems like coolers not being detected by link, it's worth heading to Device Manager/Universal Serial Bus Controllers and look for the Corsair USBXp driver, Even if it is present and enabled, disable/re-enable and see if that helps. General Cooler FAQ: By DevBiker
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  21. Lighting Node Pro not appearing or failing to Update in Corsair Link? Try This Video for how to Reflash it's Firmware.. This can also apply to the Commander Pro. same procedure but different Firmware, Both Commander Pro and Node Pro Firmware can be found here
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  22. Need More USB Headers?. You could use the ones on the back of your case by routing a standard Mini Usb Cable out to it.. Or You could Try this Click Me
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  23. Corsair 570x Mirror Black RGB logo's are Connected as a Single SP RGB fan. they are Plugged into Port 4 of the supplied Corsair RGB Fan LED Hub along with the Supplied SP RGB Fans. You would need to Add a Lighting Node Pro or a Commander Pro for LINK control.

More to Follow.

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Diagrams

Note. Fan Type does not matter in these Diagrams. the Wiring is the same across all 4 fan types (see Button Controllers in 'Some Basic Questions Answered' at the top of this thread for other connectivity details on these items and compatibility)



Lighting Node Pro Set up.

This allows RGB control of 4 Pro Strips in Corsair LINK



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Corsair Lighting Node Pro & Pro Expansion Kit Setup

This allows RGB control of 8 Pro Strips in Corsair LINK



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Corsair RGB Fan & Lighting Node Pro Setup.

This allows RGB control of 6 RGB Fan's in Corsair LINK



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Corsair RGB Fan & Commander Pro Setup.

This allows RGB & RPM control of 6 RGB Fan's in Corsair LINK



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Corsair RGB Fan & Commander Pro & Pro Expansion Kit Setup.

This allows RGB & RPM control of 6 RGB Fan's and RGB control of 4 Pro Strips in Corsair LINK




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Advanced Corsair RGB Setup

This show's the use of Multiple Lighting Node Pro's and RGB Fan LED Hub's. The plan with this one is to have two of the Lighting Node Pro's outside the case Powering 8 x Pro Led strips spread across the back of all Monitors and 8 x Pro Led strips under the desks and behind the TV on the Wall.




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Other Faqs

General Cooler FAQ: By DevBiker






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Great suggestion and excellent work Zotty. Pinned to serve as a reference. If anyone needs help, please create a new thread with any questions.
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