I have a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. I am currently installing the Pi into a Super Tinytendo case, which came with a built-in mini fan. However, I'm not sure which set of pins I should plug the fan into.

According to the specs, the mini fan is 5 volts. It has two pin holes with red and black cables.

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ with a disconnected 2 pin fan

Where do I plug in a 5 volt mini fan on a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+?

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    What is the voltage of the fan? – dlu Apr 7 '18 at 1:04
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    have you looked at the FAQ link in the page you posted? collectorcraft.com/pages/faq-1 - FAQ: Where do the fan and LED plug in to the Raspberry Pi Board? ... clear instructions, red to 4, black to 6 ... bottom right of your picture ... leave end pin alone, red to second from right, black to 3rd from right – Jaromanda X Apr 7 '18 at 1:07
  • Ok. I’m can’t easily get to the GPIO header pinout right now but IIRC there are 3 adjacent pins in the lower right corner of the header as you’re showing it in the photo. One is 5v one is ground and one is 3v3. Check the pins and connect to the ground and 5v. – dlu Apr 7 '18 at 1:13
  • @JaromandaX I was able to connect the fan with the linked FAQ. Can you post those instructions as an answer? – Stevoisiak Apr 7 '18 at 2:08
  • Just looked at the link provided by Jaromanda and there is indeed a very clear photo. Basically, you want the plug to be way down at the other end of the connector, where on the fan side (in your photo) the pins are +5, +5, GND. You want to plug it into the second and third pin on that row. Pull up that link and look at the photo. – SDsolar Apr 7 '18 at 7:33

GPIO pins 4 (+5v) and 6 (GND). I peeled back the two leads from a GPIO-to-breadboard ribbon cable and soldered to two female-ended breadboard cable leads and connected them to the GPIO pins.

Pi 3B/Ubuntu Ma'te desktop.

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