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Zalman Releases PWM Mate Fan Controller

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Zalman launched its pulse-width modulation (PWM) based universal fan controller called the PWM Mate. This nifty little device connects to 4-pin PWM fans (such as those on CPU coolers), and provides more precise fan control than what traditional fan controllers would offer. PWM fan controllers adjust the speed of a fan by supplying the motor pulses of current instead of reduced voltage. The device is able to provide precise fan speed control between 25~100 percent speed. It comes in the form of a hand-held pod that can stay within your chassis or pop out. The main unit measures 55 (L) x 24 (B) x 13.5 (H) mm and uses a 4-pin fan connector to connect to the motherboard and then to the cooler. Those finding it familiar will note that the PWM Mate has been selling as part of the CNPS-10X Extreme's package. Its pricing and availability are yet to be known.

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that's badass!
 
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May be useful to some people.
 
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Yep, my CNPS10X Extreme CPU cooler came with one. It's a pretty nice device IMO. Even remembers what setting you were on after you've turned off PC and removed power from the controller.
 

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When do they learn they need to add more than just 1 fan control in same switch. Lets say 4-6 fans would be nice. Who the hell wants an over sizes cable + switch to inside the box. When on same cost you could already be buying an front panel controller with heat sensors included.
 
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it is don't look an great cooler , and seems this fan can pass over 2500 rpm so what is the point for controller , the mobo smart fan will be enough
 
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Multi channel controller with the same tech would be nice...