Friday, October 31st 2008

Scythe Releases Kaze Master Ace Series Fan Controllers

The Japanese cooling specialist Scythe Co., Ltd. unveils the Kaze Master Ace. This fan controller is nothing else but the premium version of the popular and award-winning fan controller Kaze Master.

For the production of this product, only noble materials have been used. The brushed aluminum front accentuates the blue illuminated VFD display in an optimal way. By the material of the front panel, the Kaze Master Ace fits in every high-quality aluminum case perfectly.
Hardware enthusiasts have the choice: The Kaze Master Ace comes in two versions, one for the 5.25 "and one for 3.5" bay. The larger version allows the monitoring of four temperature sensors while controlling four fans, the smaller version offers perfect control of two fans and two temperature sensors.

The Kaze Master Ace has acoustic and visual security features, which alerts the user on fan failure or too high temperatures. With one of the temperature sensors exceeds the value of 75 ° C (165 F) or a failure of the temperature sensors occors, there is an acoustic warning issued. Additionally, the VFD display notifies the user by a blinking of the affected value. Using a jumper on the back of the Kaze Master Ace, the audible warning can be disabled completely.

The Kaze Master Ace has lots of other practical features: The temperature values can be shown both in ° C as well as in ° F, the fans can be controlled independently from 12 V to 3.7 V control - a complete turning off of the Fan is also possible. The user has the choice between high performance / high fan speed and ultra-silent operation of his system.

The "small" 3.5" version of the Kaze Master Ace is for an MSRP of 31.50 € (excl. VAT) / US$ 35.80 (excl. Tax) commercially available, the 5.25" version for 38.50 € (excl. VAT) / US$ 44.00 (excl. Tax) is now commercially available.

Product Details

Modelname: Kaze Master Ace

Model Numbers: KM02-BK (5.25" black version) ; KM02-SL (5.25" silver version); KM02-BK-3.5 (3.5" black version) ; KM02-SL-3.5 (3.5" silver version)

Measurements (W x H x D): 148.5 x 42.5 x 63 mm / 5.85 x 1.67 x 2.48 in (5.25" version) ; 102 x 25 x 93 mm / 4.02 x 0.98 x 3.66 in (3.5" version)

Display Measurements (W x H): 114 x 20 mm / 4.49 x 0.79 in (5.25" Version) ; 60 x 15.5 mm / 2.36 x 0.61 in (3.5" Version)

DC Input: 5 V or 12 V (From PC Power Supply Unit)

DC Output: 3.7 V (±10%) ~ 12 V (±10%)

Fan Channels: 4 (5.25" Version) or 2 (3.5" Version)

Maximum Ampere per Fan-Channel: 1 Ampere (= 12 W max.)

Fan Speed Range: 0 ~ 9990 rpm (Display: 30 rpm Steps)

Number of Temperature Channels: 4 (5.25" Version) or 2 (3.5" Version)

Temperature Range: 0 ~ 100°C / 32 ~ 199.9°F

Measurement Frequency: 2 Seconds

Weight: 165 g / 5.33 oz (5.25" Version) or 125 g / 4.03 oz (3.5" Version)

Pricing: 38,50 € excl. VAT (Europe) US$ 44.00 excl. Tax (United States) (5.25" Version) or 31,50 € excl. VAT / US$ 35.80 excl. Tax (3.5" Version)

For more information on the Kaze Master Ace 5.25", please visit this page.

For more information on the Kaze Master Ace 3.5", please visit this page.
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7 Comments on Scythe Releases Kaze Master Ace Series Fan Controllers

Odin Eidolon
i thought that the ACE version could handle sanace fans, it could have something like 2 or 3 Amperes, non just one. the controller is still good, anyways. but i like the sunbeam extreme better.
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so the only difference between the ace and the regular one is looks?
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iStink said:
those are sexy
aye, damn sexy
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I like Scythe's upcoming stuff already :laugh:.
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Nice! I want/need one! :)
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