Thursday, June 9th 2011

Scythe Announces Kaze Q12 and Kaze Q8 Fan Controllers

Japanese cooling expert Scythe is announcing two new Kaze Q Series fan controller. Modern PC Chassis are getting equipped with more fans and allow mounting of additional fans in various sizes, but not every fan is adjusted to low fan speed to assure silent operation. This is where users usually wish to get their hands on to adjust each fan individually to optimum operation volume and speeds. Scythe Kaze Q8 and Kaze Q12 are aiming for exactly these purposes where the core function of controlling fans is the main focus.

Kaze Q8 is designed more compact for restricted space limitations inside a PC Case and can be therefore mounted into a common 3.5" bay. Despite the compact size up to 8 fans can be connected and controlled individually. For PC Cases with an vacant 5.25" Bay, Kaze Q12 is the perfect choice with its total of 12 fan channels for maximum utilization. Fan speed is adjusted for both models using voltage regulations for each channel separately with a control range between 5 and 12 volts. As soon as voltage is flowing over one of the channels, the corresponding channel's LED is visualizing this by illuminating in blue color. It's furthermore possible to completely turn of each fan channel if required.

Both Kaze Q8 and Kaze Q12 Fan Controllers were design to blend into every PC Chassis front panel. Hence high quality aluminum was used for the Kaze Q front panel which was brushed as well. Users have the choice between a version with silver pr black front panel to match their PC Chassis.

Kaze Q8 Fan Controller is available as of today for 16.75 EUR (excl. VAT/TAX) and Kaze Q12 Fan Controller for 23.95 EUR (excl. VAT/TAX). For more information, visit the product pages of Kaze Q12 and Kaze Q8.
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15 Comments on Scythe Announces Kaze Q12 and Kaze Q8 Fan Controllers

#1
jalex3
I guess some people may need it, but 8 channels is plenty for me. so long as the watts is good enough to hand 3 fans each.
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#2
Th3pwn3r
HOLY SCHNIKES!!!! 12 fan fan controller is pretty nuts. I wonder what amperage it will support up to though. I could really use something like that for a cleaner look as opposed to having 2 bays worth of controllers. Really liking that idea and look wise, just hope it can support serious fans.

EDIT: Bah, says max of 1 amp per channel.
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#3
popswala
Im diggin that black Q12. Looks sweet and is a nice concept. Only wish it supported up to round 30v (deltas). Or some kind of adapter that could link to controllers together for twice the volts per one fan. I know that would be a mod if possible.
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#4
mlee49
Gawd, 12 fan cable extensions will simply make a mess of things. When will they sleeve their cable extensions!
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#5
Yukikaze
I need one of those. I've 10 fans on my rads alone...
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#6
Champ
I would love one of these in a LanBoy Air case *drool*
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#7
cadaveca
My name is Dave
I could use a few of these, for sure.
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#8
Wile E
Power User
Only 12W/1A per channel.

Meh product is meh.
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#9
Assimilator
by: mlee49
Gawd, 12 fan cable extensions will simply make a mess of things. When will they sleeve their cable extensions!
Never mind sleeving, what about at least using black connectors instead of the ugly white ones?
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#10
micropage7
if they use knob and LCD screen would be kickazz
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#12
icon1
would love to get the Q12 for my LiLi case :)
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#13
Kantastic
Great, Scythe has now taken away the only reason I choose their fan controllers over the plethora of other choices available; they put the damn cheesy, blinding, LED indicators on there.
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#14
jpierce55
Looks like an old school passive eq for a car stereo. I like the brushed q8, and hope the US pricing is good.
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#15
mlee49
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Never mind sleeving, what about at least using black connectors instead of the ugly white ones?
Exactly, a touch of sleekness goes along ways.
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