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is there a way to make this fan controller stop fluctuating between voltages?

it keeps ramping the speeds up and down and it's quit annoying. i want 1500rpm all i get is 1400, 1600, 1400, 1600

can anyone else share if they experience this too? im on a thin line between selling this overrated bitfenix product and getting a real knob powered fan controller!

temp display for sensor is nice, not when it costs you the ability to have a STEADY fan rpm/voltage/noise from ramping



Curious what fan controller you guys are using for your rad/case fans.

Really tired of BitFenix right now.
  
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Scythe GT AP-15's 9 of them, and two Lamptron FC2-v2's
     
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Scythe GT AP-15's 9 of them, and two Lamptron FC2-v2's
on a fan controller like that

if i was to put 1 fan to 1 channel (45w max channel) if i turn knob full speed will it adjust to the fans full speed or will it deliver 45watts and blow my fan out of the case ? biggrin.gif
  
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post #4 of 41
I'm also using a Lamptron, but I got the FC-8. Amazing thing.
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I'm also using a Lamptron, but I got the FC-8. Amazing thing.
would you answer about my question above? smile.gif
  
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post #6 of 41
I'm using a sunbeam rheosmart 6. It's not super fancy, but it does 30w per channel which is more than I need. Also, it matches my case. I doubt that is what you want though as it doesn't display RPM or anything. It's just a basic manual fan controller (though I guess you can run it on PWM, but I would rather control things myself).

And no, that's not how it works. Too many volts would fry a fan, but that's not an issue unless you manage to plug a 5V fan into a 12V wire, but that shouldn't happen unless you are playing around. Most fans are 12V anyway. To figure how many watts your fans use you multiply amps times voltage. Look at your fans for their specs. Basically, if you have a 0.3A fan drawing power from 12V then you have fan that will pull 4W. If you have a controller than can do 36W per channel then you could theoretically power 9 4W fans from each channel.

I should clarify. Each connector on the fan controller will probably provide 12V. The watts per channel just determines the max number of fans that you can run off of each channel. One per channel is fine or 10 fans per channel might also work depending on the watts per channel that your particular controller can provide.
Edited by japanesegorilla - 5/10/13 at 9:31pm
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Anyone have any setups for heavy duty fans? Theoretically I may have 16 Koolance, 38mm thick, ~110cfm fans, and ~6w fans installed in one computer. Anyone have a system for controlling something like that?
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Rheosmart 6 with a small fan over the sinks, cuz I push it hard lol. biggrin.gif
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I used a sunbeam rhombus on my old case, now i just use the built in fan controller on my new case
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Im using a Fractal Design Adjust 108 Fan Controller to run 9 coolermaster R4 blue led fans. Works great at 36W per channel. I dont use more than 2 per channel though.
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