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I want to ditch my 12 channel fan controller for a 4 channel fan controller that reads out RPM + has 4 Temp Sensors,

I am positive all the channels having 2 fans each would be fine, but I would like 1 channel to control 5, would this cause any issues?

I am most likely going to use the lampton fc5v2.


Most likely using this to split: 56072_l.jpg

So basically

Channel 1 - 2 Fans
Channel 2 - 2 Fans
Channel 3 - 2 Fans
Channel 4 - 5 Fans

Is it do-able
Edited by Hellish - 1/31/12 at 8:40pm
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It can not be done because each channel got its own circuit. Unless you use one channel for 11 fans, if the wattage draw is not exceeding the rated. 

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Lamptron FC5v2 says "30watts per channel"

So really, it depends on the fans.
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If they aren't any more powerful than Cooler Master R4's I say it can be done. I've run 7 fans off of one channel on my Sunbeam Rhoembus controller and that is a 30w per channel controller.
    
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W = V * I

The total watts for 5 fans should be less than 30w. Otherwise, you risk blowing out the controller channel (and possibly others as well)
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The 5 Fans on one will most likely be 5 NF-F12's unless I cancel the order on them before pick up tomorrow as I may switch out for a different fan last second I have to decide, might make another quick thread for that

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If they aren't any more powerful than Cooler Master R4's I say it can be done. I've run 7 fans off of one channel on my Sunbeam Rhoembus controller and that is a 30w per channel controller.

Looks like they both pull 12volts

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W = V * I
The total watts for 5 fans should be less than 30w. Otherwise, you risk blowing out the controller channel (and possibly others as well)

I have no idea how to use that calculator but they are 12 volt fans, can you confirm it for me on the calculator?
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