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Need a fan controller, will have about 6 fans on each of the first 2 channels and a ddc 18w pump on the third and forth channel

Lampton FC3 or FC9??

Both have 4 channels and both look cool (FC9 does look better), fc3 30w ch, fc9 50w ch

The FC3 should handle the load fine shouldn't it?

Theres £15 difference in price so wondering if the FC9 is worth the extra £15?
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What fans will you be using and where will you be purchasing this from? Be aware that there is now a Lamptron clone on the market under the name G-Vans. Make sure that if you order a Lamptron, that you receive the Lamptron thumb.gif
 
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Originally Posted by Angrybutcher View Post

What fans will you be using and where will you be purchasing this from? Be aware that there is now a Lamptron clone on the market under the name G-Vans. Make sure that if you order a Lamptron, that you receive the Lamptron thumb.gif

Will be using Arctic Cooling F12's 0.15a each, 6 on 1 channel 5 on another with a cm 200mm 0.40a.

I work that out as 10.8w and 13.8w on channel 1 and 2 and 18w pump on 3 and 4 but obviously that's not startup draw so dunno what that would be...

Also I'm aware of g-vans so I will make sure I get a lamptron
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Either one of those controllers will be sufficient for what you need. The startup draw is definitely more, but it wouldn't be more than 50% more. You would still be well within limits of even the 30watt controller.

[edit] It appears that the F12 has a startup power around 2.8watts @ .23a for the PWM version, per fan, and nearly double that for the F12 Pro.
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post #5 of 5
Remember aesthetics too. Fan controllers last a long time (esp. nice ones) so you might as well buy the better looking one if it's a 15-unit difference.

Or just get the one that matches best. 30W per channel is plenty.
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