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Hi, can someone suggest what are the best fan controller for Scythe Gentle Typhoon 5400rpm. I just burned my fan controller for this beast fan. mad.gif Thanks!
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Hi there,

What controller did you burn out? Just curious....

Frozen CPU lists the power draw at 1.14A which means 1.14 x 12 volts = no more than 15 watts per fan. That means that this should be able to handle 5 of em with power to spare. wink.gif It's rated to 30 watts per channel if the fans want all of that.
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Hi there,

What controller did you burn out? Just curious....

Frozen CPU lists the power draw at 1.14A which means 1.14 x 12 volts = no more than 15 watts per fan. That means that this should be able to handle 5 of em with power to spare. wink.gif It's rated to 30 watts per channel if the fans want all of that.

Hi, I used this fan controller. biggrin.gif well I'm planning to buy the one you mentioned. Did you personally use that fan?
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Ah I see. That product is listed as:

regulated max Power output

<30W

Which means that loading it beyond that would likely cause some sort of failure and loading it around there would be pushing it. 30 watts sounds like the TOTAL power output, and not per channel.

I've personally used an NZXT Sentry Mesh for Scythe Slipstreams and some Scythe Ultra KAZE fans which draw about 8 watts a piece. So no, I haven't actually used that particular GT fan.

Something you should know, a 5400 rpm fan is going to be very loud, as I'm sure you're away. The NZXT controller only allows you to drop them down to 40% and doesn't actually feature an OFF position. Maybe not a concern for you, but something to at least consider.

It'll do just fine for 5 of those GT's if you had em.
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post #5 of 7
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Ah I see. That product is listed as:

regulated max Power output

<30W

Which means that loading it beyond that would likely cause some sort of failure and loading it around there would be pushing it. 30 watts sounds like the TOTAL power output, and not per channel.

I've personally used an NZXT Sentry Mesh for Scythe Slipstreams and some Scythe Ultra KAZE fans which draw about 8 watts a piece. So no, I haven't actually used that particular GT fan.

Something you should know, a 5400 rpm fan is going to be very loud, as I'm sure you're away. The NZXT controller only allows you to drop them down to 40% and doesn't actually feature an OFF position. Maybe not a concern for you, but something to at least consider.

It'll do just fine for 5 of those GT's if you had em.

yes, that's the thing I overlooked when I purchased the fan controller because I need to deal with the loudness of the fan quickly. lol. So I just need a fan controller that had to keep the GT in low power while browsing the net, and then pump the fan up when gaming/under heavy load, so basically I don't need an OFF feature for the fan controller. Thanks mate! thumb.gif
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Aye glad to help. thumb.gif NZXT is really good about support if you ever have an issue, and our OCN NZXT reps are always around, and quite friendly.
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post #7 of 7
Hello Coach mark,

Your advice for cr4p has been very good and i have a question i was wondering if you can answer?

I have just purchased 4 X Sythe GT5400 rpm fans and a sythe Kaze master pro 3.5" 4 channel controller.

Now what I didnt check was the crazy power requirements of the fans: 13.68W, 1.14A with a starting current of 2.69A.

The controller says its rated at 1amp max and 12W per channel

Before I cut the fan connectors and re wire them so the 3pin has positive, negative and the sensor wire so its compatible with the controller do you think the controller will melt if i try run even one of the fans?

Im thinking i might have to purchase another controller like the mesh one you descirbed above that supports 30w per channel and move away from the nice VFD screen with rpm readings etc.

you advice is appreciated.
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