Thursday, October 17th 2019

Lamptron Unveils SM436 Sync Edition PCI RGB-Fan and LED-Controller

In times of Tempered Glass, not only the cooling performance and volume development of the PCs want to be adapted to their own and changing requirements, but also the RGB lighting suitable for the hardware. The Lamptron SM436 Sync Edition PCI RGB & Fan Controller offers not only extensive functionality, but also high compatibility. It runs up to four fans with or without PWM control and RGB products with or without digital RGB LEDs. The separate LC display can be attached to PCI slots, which can be admired by a transparent side section made of hard or acrylic glass. The control is operated by an infrared remote control.
  • Control panels for fans and RGB LED lighting
  • Separate LC display with display for temperature, voltage and speed
  • Sync Edition: Synchronization with mainboard or other RGB controller possible
  • Four channels for fans with or without PWM with up to 36 watts per channel
  • Four headers for up to 60 RGB LEDs (12 V RGB)
  • Four headers for up to 60 digitally addressing RGB LEDs (5 V DG)
  • Power supply by 4 -Pin -Molex and SATA
  • Includes RF remote control
Maximum control of ventilation
The SM436 Sync Edition PCI RGB & Fan Controller offers almost unlimited control over fans and RGB lighting. With up to 36 watts of power per channel there is almost no limit. The fan controller supports both fans with and without PWM. The power supply is via a 4 -pin Molex connection. In total, up to four fans can be connected to the controller board.

In addition, four 4 -pin RGB LED fans or strips (12VGRB) and four digitally addressing 3 -pin RGB devices (5VDG) can be connected. The additional power supply is provided via a SATA connection. There are also four temperature sensors which can also be connected to the board.
Including LC display and infrared remote control

The illumination and speed of the fans shall be controlled by the infrared remote control provided. For example, the fans can be switched to either the quiet mode at 40 percent or to the maximum mode. Or leave the fan control to the controller. In addition, the lighting modes are determined by remote control. The Lamptron SM436 Sync Edition can be connected to a mainboard or other RGB controller via attached cable, allowing the synchronization of RGB and ARGB lighting with external control devices.

In order to know how fast the fans rotate and what voltage they are running at and what temperatures are inside the housing, Lamptron has added a chic LC display. It is attached to three free PCI slots and the output can be admired by a transparent side window. The board of the controller is connected to it with a cable and can be hidden somewhere in the housing.

Technical details:
  • Dimensions (boards): 121.5 x 21 x 72.5 mm (B x H x T)
  • Dimensions (display): 140 x 12,5 x 60 mm (B x H x T)
  • Screen: 95 mm x 45 mm
  • Compatibility: 3x PCI slots (display)
  • Material: aluminium
  • Color: Black
  • Fan channels: 4 (max. 36 W per channel)
  • Voltage: Stainless 0 -12 V
  • Connections:
    o 1x 4 -Pol Molex
    o 1x SATA
    o 4x 2 -pin temperature sensor
    o 1x PC -RGB In
    o 1x PC -ADD In
  • RGB -LED -connectors:
    o 4x 3 -Pin -RGB (5VDG, up to 60 LEDs per channel)
    o 4x 4 -pin RGB (12VGRB, up to 60 LEDs per channel)
  • Delivery:
    o 1x Controller board with acrylic glass cover
    o 1x LC display
    o 2x Connection cable Controller /Display
    o 4x Temperature sensors
    o 1x Infrared remote control
    o Mounting material for display
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10 Comments on Lamptron Unveils SM436 Sync Edition PCI RGB-Fan and LED-Controller

#1
dj-electric
Lamptron still existing by itself is news to me.
I remember using their cool modding stuff and fan controllers back somewhere last decade...
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#2
JAB Creations
I like the idea and for the target market it makes sense. I always have at least two slots in use though, sometimes more. So if this was designed to share the rear-IO expansion slots with cards then they'd get a bit more of the market. I have some friends who make it a point to fill up every slot and maximize the number of USB ports (...yeah) though I prefer a dedicated sound card (not for the more "snobby" reasons) and I'm thinking about a dedicated NVMe card. That being said I really think fan controls should be standard on cases.
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#3
diatribe
Finally, a fan controller solution that is designed for cases without 5.25-inch drive bays. Now if only Aquacomputer will follow suit.
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#4
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
I love the idea of the little LCD screen - but i would love it even more if i could plug it in to a USB header and use software to view fan RPMs and stuff. I dont really care about the RGB or fan control features.
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#5
bonehead123
moar bling bling (control) for your zing zing :clap:
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#6
CheapMeat
Oh wow, haven't seen anything from Lamptron in a while. Nice to see something. I love niche products like this.
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#7
AnarchoPrimitiv
Why is it that all the PC branded addressable LED controllers are only capable of controlling a paultry quantity of LEDs? Only 60 LEDs per channel? So 240 max? That's ridiculous considering a $10 SP108 generic addressable LED controller on Amazon can control 2048 pixels. Power shouldn't be an issue either....a 5 meter strip with 60 LEDs/meter (300 in total) only requires 72 watts of power (which a PCIe slot can provide on its own, just for comparison) so a controller with a single 6 pin pcie connection to the PSU should be more than capable of powering well over 300 pixels.

Maybe it's just me and my use of 144 LED/meter strips in my builds, but I'm seriously disappointed by how incapable these PC brand LED controllers are currently. And don't even get me started in how aggravating the whole proprietary connector thing is in the PC market, especially Asus's stupid "4 minus 1 = 3 pin" connector they use for their addressable headers instead of using the LED industries standard 3 pin JST connector for 5v addressable strips. Worse yet, for some unexplained reason, every other mobo manufacturer has adopted the same 4 minus 1 = 3 pin connector as if it were an industry standard or something. Or just like how many addressable rgb fans use stupid 6 pin connectors when the best thing would be to have two separate connectors for each fan, one 4 pin pwm for fan control and one 3 pin JST connector so the customer can chose to control the lighting with any controller, including ones that DON'T have a PC brand label slapped in then and a 400% price markup
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#8
goodeedidid
80%-90% of custom PC parts are completely useless, like this thing.
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#9
CheapMeat
Those 80%-90% are my favorite things to check out. You're free to keep focusing on that last 10% or so.
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#10
Totally
AnarchoPrimitiv
Why is it that all the PC branded addressable LED controllers are only capable of controlling a paultry quantity of LEDs? Only 60 LEDs per channel? So 240 max? That's ridiculous considering a $10 SP108 generic addressable LED controller on Amazon can control 2048 pixels. Power shouldn't be an issue either....a 5 meter strip with 60 LEDs/meter (300 in total) only requires 72 watts of power (which a PCIe slot can provide on its own, just for comparison) so a controller with a single 6 pin pcie connection to the PSU should be more than capable of powering well over 300 pixels.

Maybe it's just me and my use of 144 LED/meter strips in my builds, but I'm seriously disappointed by how incapable these PC brand LED controllers are currently. And don't even get me started in how aggravating the whole proprietary connector thing is in the PC market, especially Asus's stupid "4 minus 1 = 3 pin" connector they use for their addressable headers instead of using the LED industries standard 3 pin JST connector for 5v addressable strips. Worse yet, for some unexplained reason, every other mobo manufacturer has adopted the same 4 minus 1 = 3 pin connector as if it were an industry standard or something. Or just like how many addressable rgb fans use stupid 6 pin connectors when the best thing would be to have two separate connectors for each fan, one 4 pin pwm for fan control and one 3 pin JST connector so the customer can chose to control the lighting with any controller, including ones that DON'T have a PC brand label slapped in then and a 400% price markup
They're limited by current draw which is about 1.5A off of each SATA/4p Molex connector, don't quote me but it's somewhere around there. Each LED device checks in at .3A. If you math that out that is a limit of 5 devices.
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