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Which controller is best suited for watercooling to control fans, pumps and temperature? I really like the Lamptron FC5 v3

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Aquero 5/6 and Lamptron CW611 would be best, but the FC5 v3 would probably work too
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Aquaero is hands down makes the best controller suited for watercooling to "control fans, pumps and temperature".

Is the Lamptron FC5 v3 even capable of controlling a pump? Perhaps some are using it that way, but I don't think they market it to be able to do that.

AFAIK the Lamptron CW611 is the only controller they've made so far that's specifically made to control fans and pumps and read floww meters, etc. FWIW I have the CW611 and love it. Though I can't help but drool over the Aquaero 6.
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The FC5 v3 isn't designed specifically to control a pump, but if the pump is wired for 3-pin, just based on the 30W per channel, I'd assume it would be able to control a pump the same as the CW611.

I'd really love to pick up a CW611 to replace my Lamptron Fan Controller Touch. The touch is great and I love it, but I think would like the CW611 more. But having MCP35x pumps controlled via the onboard PWM, I feel getting a CW611 is almost pointless
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Extraordinary! I do not yet know these controllers, I was watching the Aquaero 5 Pro, this allows me complete control of the system?
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The FC5 v3 isn't designed specifically to control a pump, but if the pump is wired for 3-pin, just based on the 30W per channel, I'd assume it would be able to control a pump the same as the CW611.

I'd really love to pick up a CW611 to replace my Lamptron Fan Controller Touch. The touch is great and I love it, but I think would like the CW611 more. But having MCP35x pumps controlled via the onboard PWM, I feel getting a CW611 is almost pointless

I know next to nothing about the FC5. Does it just have alarms based on the temps? Or is it like the CW611, and have automatic temp control settings that let you set a low & high rpm for your fans (or pump) on each channel so that when a set temp is reached (either from an air or water temp sensor) it will automatically begin ramping up the rpms on that channel in steps towards your max setting until the temperature goes back below your setting?

I don't use the CW611 to control pump speed. If I did I'd need to replace my D5 vario with a fixed speed model. I might add a flow meter at some point so I can monitor flow rate on one of the unused channels, but don't really feel the need to automatically control pump speed based on temps, just the fans.
Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 1/8/14 at 8:37am
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I haven't used the FC5 either. I'm pretty sure it's completely manual. So if you'd want to change the speed of anything it would have to be done manually usually the knobs on the front.

@OP personally, I wouldn't worry about controlling pump speed. Raising and lowering flow has very little effect on temperature as long as you don't turn the pump down so low that there is too much restriction for the pump to handle. When I had a D5 Vario I ran the pump at speed 3 and at speed 5 just to see if there was any difference in temps and there was no difference.
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post #8 of 8
The FC5 is completely manual. I bought one for that reason. I'm not interested in setting up automatic fan profiles. It should be powerful enough to run a 12V pump like DDC or D5 on one of the channels. I have heard of people doing that but I haven't tried it myself.
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