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so i definitely wanna get a fan controller, my fans are starting to bug me. Ive read a lot of good things about the rheobus, and i wanted to back up those reviews. the fact that i can turn fans completely off is pretty enticing....


Are there any other cheap fan controllers that are cheap? or should i get the rheobus?

btw i have 6 of these and i would like to put all six fans on a controller. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811998122
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If you want to control each of those 6 fans separately, I'd recommend the Rheobus Extreme.
 
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Sunbeam Rheobus Extreme! I chose it so you should too!

Although it can't turn off the fans for me?

edit: Darn he beat me!
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If you want to control each of those 6 fans separately, I'd recommend the Rheobus Extreme.
i dont need them controlled separately and since its more expensive then no. I can put 2 fans on a channel with this controller right?
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i dont need them controlled separately and since its more expensive then no. I can put 2 fans on a channel with this controller right?
It's one of the cheapest anyhow, since no screen or anything. (~28-32$)

And yeah you can put two per chanel, for a total of 30W or 1.67A.
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It's one of the cheapest anyhow, since no screen or anything. (~28-32$)

And yeah you can put two per chanel, for a total of 30W or 1.67A.
i was talking about the normal rheobus, but i just looked up the extreme and its enticing.

the normal rheobus can do 20 watts a channel, how many amps can it take?
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i was talking about the normal rheobus, but i just looked up the extreme and its enticing.

the normal rheobus can do 20 watts a channel, how many amps can it take?
Looks like the 30W actually does 2.5A total for all 6 channels, was mixed up with the non-extreme.

30W / 12V = 2.5A across 6 fans = 0.42A per fan for 6 fans

For the 4-channel 20W

20W / 12V = 1.66667A across 4 fans = 0.42 per fan for 4 fans = 0.27A per fan for 6 fans
Edited by Adrienspawn - 6/18/08 at 6:49pm
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