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I just checked, The Vantec Tornado (92mm) pulls 12W @ 1.0A, which is within the specifications of my controller (a "Nexus", also made by Vantec). I'm looking at the box right now and it says Max Power per channel: 18W, and up to 1.5A, so that shouldn't be a problem.

The thing that really disappointed me, however, is that it says this on the back of the box: "DO NOT use on any CPU fans, thermal controlled fans, or adjustable speed fans." I have 3 Thermaltake Smartfan Blue LED 120mm 93CFM adjustable fans. Now I am wondering if it means, simply, not use the controller with a fan that is already hooked up to a speed controller, or if I can't hook it up at all because the fan isn't made for a second party external controller. Hmmm... any Ideas?

I think what they mean is not to use them in "smart" While the fan is plugged into the controller. I could be wrong it's the first thing that came into my head.

I just got the second vantec that Tr8rjohnk mentioned. I hope I'll be fine

Edit: I think we kinda Jacked this thread..... Sorry Lautinjr
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post #12 of 13
I'm thinking that I'm not supposed use the Vantec Controller at all with the TT fans, because I tried.... and when I adjusted the knobs, not only did the fan slow down, but it dimmed the LED lights on the fan too. I'm guessing the single rheostat controller that the TT Smartfans came with was wired not to do this, and that the Vantec Controller is reducing power where it shouldn't be.

EDIT: Sorry, I didn't mean to hijack the thread, I was just trying to help and came up with some related questions myself.
    
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Go with the Vantec!!!
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