Wednesday, June 29th 2011

Lamptron Unveils FC9 Slider Type Fan Controller

Lamptron unveiled its latest internal case fan controller, the FC9. With this, Lamptron broke away from the rotary-knob styled speed control to a slider styled one. The FC9 lets you control up to four channels, each delivering up to 50W of power. The unit draws power from a standard 4-pin Molex connector. It measures 148.5 x 42.5 x 75 mm. It comes in two brushed aluminum bezel color options of black and silver. The LEDs colors are user-changeable between white, blue, green, cyan, red, purple, and yellow. Lamptron recommends users to have at least a 600W PSU to use this as intended. Pricing and market availability information was not given out.
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18 Comments on Lamptron Unveils FC9 Slider Type Fan Controller

#1
Maban
"The only fan controller that doubles as a dimmer for your household lights!"

50W per channel is ridiculous. Though I understand that people will probably daisy chain a few to each.
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#2
erixx
Their website, section "where to buy", is empty.... No wonder I have never heard of them!
Good luck anyway!
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#3
Completely Bonkers
by: Maban
Though I understand that people will probably daisy chain [highlight]put in parallel[/highlight] a few fans to each channel.
50W per channel is enormous. Let's compare that with:

1./ Typical case fan, 1-3W
2./ Typical CPU fan, 1W
3./ Typical chipset fan, 0.5W
4./ Typical GPU fan, 1W each fan (if two)

or thereabouts.

50W will let you power an HVAC extractor fan. I guess there may be motivations for some people to do this! (But, no, I want a silent PC, not a helicopter simulator!)
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#4
pantherx12
Ohhhh I like it, when i adjust fan speeds I can pretend I'm in a fighter jet, ZOOOM!

<_<
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#5
crow1001
Might be decent if it does not cause PWM fans to buzz like every other fan controller I have had.
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#6
Marv
Will be good for those with multiple watercooling pumps who want to control them.
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#7
jalex3
by: erixx
Their website, section "where to buy", is empty.... No wonder I have never heard of them!
Good luck anyway!
they are well known, infact one of the better known fan controller companies.
plentty of reviews and many site stock them.

why oh why is there no led of option... :(
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#8
EarthDog
by: Completely Bonkers
50W per channel is enormous. Let's compare that with:

1./ Typical case fan, 1-3W
2./ Typical CPU fan, 1W
3./ Typical chipset fan, 0.5W
4./ Typical GPU fan, 1W each fan (if two)

or thereabouts.

50W will let you power an HVAC extractor fan. I guess there may be motivations for some people to do this! (But, no, I want a silent PC, not a helicopter simulator!)
This isnt for your 'typical user'. Grab a couple of high spee delta's (I believe are over 1A), use 3 of those on a rad and you are pushing 40W with just 3 fans.
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#9
SetsunaFZero
some papast cooler need up to 45W at 15k rpm xD
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#12
(FIH) The Don
why need a 600W psu for a fancontroller.....thats insane
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#13
mlee49
I found a huge San Ace today that runs at 48V @ 0.3A, almost 15W power draw but not nearly needing 50W.

I'll upload a pic later. :)
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#14
pantherx12
by: (FIH) The Don
why need a 600W psu for a fancontroller.....thats insane
Because this thing can out put up to 200w all by it's self.

+ your motherboard ram and cpu

+ your gpu

That's pushing it pretty close :p
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#15
jalex3
why crap on about the wattage if you dont use it all does it matter? no...

having the high wattage mean everyones covered, i can see some running 6 good fan on each.

a few 360 rads push pull, pumps and so on....
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#16
pantherx12
If I had this, I would buy and use extra fans, just because I could.
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#17
devguy
Slider 1: My PC Fans
Slider 2: My room lights
Slider 3: My speaker volume
Slider 4: My libido level

Hey, I can dream, can't I?
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