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So i have 10 x AP-15s and 4 x NZXT 140mm fans. I use Scythe Kaze Q12 right now. I am trying to find something out there that will power all these fans and buy splitters if needed with some kind of thermal monitoring so once the RAD temps increase the fans spin a bit faster.
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bump for I have the same question and almost the exact same issue, Im currently using 2 fan controller but would like to go down to one. how many watts does an ap-15 draw?
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post #3 of 9
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bump for I have the same question and almost the exact same issue, Im currently using 2 fan controller but would like to go down to one. how many watts does an ap-15 draw?

It says 0.083A @ 12v. Thats 1W. I also checked with my wall meter and Its about 1.1-1.5W @ Full speed.

I was looking at Lamptron and i came across this new Fan Controller. http://www.lamptron.com/2013/02/05/introducing-the-lamptron-cw611/

I just have to buy some cable splitters. 30W is more then enough for 3-5 fans.
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that controller is pretty sweet, I'm in the air between that one, the fc8, and the fc touch (touch screen vs simplicity) they can all handle 30w per channel so it really is whether we find the price premium worth a touch screen that I would end up only using for the initial config. I'm leaning towards the fc8 for a cleaner look.
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Have in mind however that both the touch and cw611 have the auto-control feature, meaning you can set a standard speed (say 30-40%) and then go to 100% when temps reach x level, each channel can be individually configured, this way you don´t need to worry at all.
    
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Have in mind however that both the touch and cw611 have the auto-control feature, meaning you can set a standard speed (say 30-40%) and then go to 100% when temps reach x level, each channel can be individually configured, this way you don´t need to worry at all.

Is 100% the only option? I dont want my fans @ 100% ever. I want 30% idle and when temp then higher maybe 60-70%. Also i read that CW 611 is only the entry level. Will the higher end model have software control, more control over fan speed and temp?
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Unfortunately yes, it is the only option, what we find our users tend to do however is divide channels based on areas of a case, and depending on those areas they set the default fan speed to one level or another and only trigger to 100 on certain temps. Of course sometimes this never happens. So for example if you have to fans in the front of your pc cooling your hard drives and then another set of fans on your radiator cooling your liquid cooling, and the front fans trigger then the probe around that area reaches say 50c, this trigger also helps cool down the gpu/s and interior of the case making it highly unlikely that those radiator fans ever reach the temperature specified for them keeping the noise to a minimum and only when trully needed.

As for the CW611, this is true, it our entry level product to the watercooling range, however the next product will not be released till the very end of the year as other products have been planned for this year and it´s also a way for us to test the interest that it may have. (as the higuer end watercooling fcs and the features we have in mind for them will be rather expensive due to the sheer amount of stuff they´ll have, I´d like to tell you more but unfortunately I can´t.
    
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Unfortunately yes, it is the only option, what we find our users tend to do however is divide channels based on areas of a case, and depending on those areas they set the default fan speed to one level or another and only trigger to 100 on certain temps. Of course sometimes this never happens. So for example if you have to fans in the front of your pc cooling your hard drives and then another set of fans on your radiator cooling your liquid cooling, and the front fans trigger then the probe around that area reaches say 50c, this trigger also helps cool down the gpu/s and interior of the case making it highly unlikely that those radiator fans ever reach the temperature specified for them keeping the noise to a minimum and only when trully needed.

As for the CW611, this is true, it our entry level product to the watercooling range, however the next product will not be released till the very end of the year as other products have been planned for this year and it´s also a way for us to test the interest that it may have. (as the higuer end watercooling fcs and the features we have in mind for them will be rather expensive due to the sheer amount of stuff they´ll have, I´d like to tell you more but unfortunately I can´t.

Thanks for the info. I will just wait until something that does just what i want so i dont spend money every time something different comes out.
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Sounds like a decent idea, good luck smile.gif
    
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