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Lamptron Unveils FC9 Slider Type Fan Controller

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  1. btarunr

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    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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  2. Maban

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    "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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    Their website, section "where to buy", is empty.... No wonder I have never heard of them!
    Good luck anyway!
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    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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    Ohhhh I like it, when i adjust fan speeds I can pretend I'm in a fighter jet, ZOOOM!

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    Might be decent if it does not cause PWM fans to buzz like every other fan controller I have had.
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    Will be good for those with multiple watercooling pumps who want to control them.
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    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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    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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    some papast cooler need up to 45W at 15k rpm xD
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    why need a 600W psu for a fancontroller.....thats insane
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    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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    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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    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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    If I had this, I would buy and use extra fans, just because I could.
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    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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