Thursday, January 26th 2012

Reeven Unveils RFC-01 Six-Channel Fan-Controllers in Japan

Reeven unveiled the RFC-01 "Six Eyes" series of case fan controllers, which saw the light of the day in mid-2011. Designed to fit into the 5.25-inch drive bays of your case, the RFC-01 provides six fan channels with independent speed-control knobs and diagnostic displays for each channel. Measuring 148 x 42 x 100 mm, the controller comes in two variants: black (RFC-01BK) and white (RFC-01WH). Apart from the six fan speed channels, the controller displays temperatures from six thermal zones, along with a safety alarm when temperatures exceed a limit. The RFC-01 will be priced at 4,480 JPY (US $57). It will likely be marketed under local brands such as Scythe.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara
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17 Comments on Reeven Unveils RFC-01 Six-Channel Fan-Controllers in Japan

#1
Wrigleyvillain
PTFO or GTFO
Wow nice. I hope marketed locally. Maybe I won't be getting a Kaze Master II after all.

And smart move coming out with one in white too (both in general and as opposed to silver).
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#2
hhumas
wow its nice and it will be cheap
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#3
TheMailMan78
Big Member
Man I wish I had six fans to control!
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#4
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
its sexy and i wannit ....
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#5
ironwolf
TheMailMan78 said:
Man I wish I had six fans to control!
Tell me this fan controller isn't the perfect excuse to go buy extra fans! :D Wise of them to put a white one out.
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#6
AsRock
TPU addict
I'd buy one tomorrow if it told you the power usage as well.
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#7
Wile E
Power User
How many watts can each channel handle?
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#8
Sinzia
Wile E said:
How many watts can each channel handle?
That's what I'm wondering....
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#9
Lazzer408
Wile E said:
How many watts can each channel handle?
Sinzia said:
That's what I'm wondering....
It's transistor is a TO126 package which is rated around 20-40w with proper cooling. That's just what the package can handle. Who knows what transistor they used. At least they put little heat sinks on them.

EDIT - Here's the specs. It's 12w per channel.

Specificaties:
Model number: RFC-01
Model name: Six Eyes
6 Fan controller
6 Temperature Monitor
Passive Safety Build-in Safe Alarm Feature
Retractable Dial
Dimensions: 148 x 42 x 100 mm / 6.3 x1.65 x 3.93 in
Temperature: 6 Channels
Temperature Range 0~100oC / 32~199oF
Fan Channels: 6 Channels
Display colors: Blue / Light Blue / Red / Purple / White Green / Apple Green
DC output: 3.7V ~ 12V (±10%)
Output Ampere: 1Channel MAX. 1A

You guys know you can swap out the transistors on most of these controllers and remote locate them on a larger heatsink right?
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#10
Wrigleyvillain
PTFO or GTFO
Maybe we should email Scythe sales/marketing to inquire about avail outside of Japan.
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#11
AsRock
TPU addict
Lazzer408 said:
It's transistor is a TO126 package which is rated around 20-40w with proper cooling. That's just what the package can handle. Who knows what transistor they used. At least they put little heat sinks on them.

EDIT - Here's the specs. It's 12w per channel.

Specificaties:
Model number: RFC-01
Model name: Six Eyes
6 Fan controller
6 Temperature Monitor
Passive Safety Build-in Safe Alarm Feature
Retractable Dial
Dimensions: 148 x 42 x 100 mm / 6.3 x1.65 x 3.93 in
Temperature: 6 Channels
Temperature Range 0~100oC / 32~199oF
Fan Channels: 6 Channels
Display colors: Blue / Light Blue / Red / Purple / White Green / Apple Green
DC output: 3.7V ~ 12V (±10%)
Output Ampere: 1Channel MAX. 1A

You guys know you can swap out the transistors on most of these controllers and remote locate them on a larger heatsink right?
Thats some thing i do like about this one as they seemed to be spaced out well. And screw on too so you could even make your own heatsinks for them unless you make one massive heatsink for it be pretty cool.
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#12
Jizzler
Very nice - all displayed. I don't like the ones where you only have one or two shown at a time.
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#13
Lazzer408
AsRock said:
Thats some thing i do like about this one as they seemed to be spaced out well. And screw on too so you could even make your own heatsinks for them unless you make one massive heatsink for it be pretty cool.
Exactly. They're positioned in a way that makes it easy to drop in some TO220s on one larger sink. There's even a little room to the right of the transistors for a wider sink or small fan. Need to find out what those transistors are and determine if the little SMT drivers can drive something larger. I'm loving those pop-out knobs.

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#14
Wrigleyvillain
PTFO or GTFO
Lazzer408 said:
I'm loving those pop-out knobs.
Indeed. And without actually seeing both in action the retractable knobs seem to be the main if not only new feature differentiating the new Kaze Master II from the original.

Lazzer where did the above pic come from?
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#15
AsRock
TPU addict
Lazzer408 said:
Exactly. They're positioned in a way that makes it easy to drop in some TO220s on one larger sink. There's even a little room to the right of the transistors for a wider sink or small fan. Need to find out what those transistors are and determine if the little SMT drivers can drive something larger. I'm loving those pop-out knobs.

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=45486&stc=1&d=1327685735
Maybe even a L shaped heatsink with a fan as there seems to be a little clearance. In fact with some extra effort you have enough space to make a heatsink cover the whole 5 1/4 bay area although might have to bend some wires but look like they can take it.

Those default heatsinks are tiny as hell i remember getting some from frozen and their smaller and thinner than you think.
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#16
Lazzer408
Wrigleyvillain said:
Lazzer where did the above pic come from?
Google image search for "Reeven RFC-01" then I zoomed in.

There's a few pages here. I guess "Zurück" and "Weiter" mean "Back" and "Next". :)

http://www.review-center.de/luftkuehlung/400-vorstellung-reeven-rfc-01-lueftersteuerung.html?showall=&limitstart=

Here's a nice shot with the knobs pressed in.



AsRock said:
Maybe even a L shaped heatsink with a fan as there seems to be a little clearance. In fact with some extra effort you have enough space to make a heatsink cover the whole 5 1/4 bay area although might have to bend some wires but look like they can take it.

Those default heatsinks are tiny as hell i remember getting some from frozen and their smaller and thinner than you think.
Next thing you know your going to need a fan controller for your fan controller. :p Yes the TO126 is a small device. I'd guess those sinks are about 3/8 x 3/4". If a TO220 case had it's leads folded 90deg so the back of the device faced upwards, it would be easy to fit a 5" wide sink in there and extend it back as far as you want. Toss in a few counter sunk screws through the sides of their housing and your golden.
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#17
PCMHZ
Oh boy, they made it to market in the end :)
I had it for review last year in November http://www.pcmhz.com/hardware-reviews/reviews-accesorii/2298-reeven-six-eyes-fan-controller-review

You gotta love those DIP-switches and retractable knobs, only problems that were encountered are front plastic cover (gives a little cheap feeling) and the fact that alarm-buzz is not related to a specific thermal senzor, if any temp channel will reach your setting alarm will buzz.

But again, very geeky controller and will perform very well for almost everybody.
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