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I have been thinking about getting a Lamptron FC5V2. I also want to do like this: Three fan daisy chained together so they are all controlled with the same channel. I will have two of those sets of three fans and then a set of two. Will I be able to use the FC6 scince it has less wattage or should I stay with the FC5V2?
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post #2 of 9
I would just go with the FC2, its a 6 channel, and would accomidate all of your fans up to 45w per channel. Its a pretty nice fan conroller, and it appears its around the price of the two you are looking at.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/84...lack_FC-2.html
post #3 of 9
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Origanally I was going to go with the FC2 but then I decided that the LCD screen would be a nice feature.

How could I daisy chain?
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http://www.frozencpu.com/products/87...tl=g47c251s274

Something like that, or this

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10...tl=g47c251s635

Unless you manually want to do it. You would just cut the leads off of two of the fans near the connectors, and then solder a splice into the respective wires of the third fan. Just be careful how much wattage your drawing with three daisy chained. You can find the total wattage by doing this:

multiply the amperage value of fan 1 by 12v, do the same for the remaining 2 and add the three values together.

For instance.

Fan 1
.8A x 12v = 9.6 watts
Fan 2
1A x 12V = 12 watts
Fan 3
.9A x 12v = 10.8 watts

Total wattage is 32.4 watts
post #5 of 9
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I will be using silenx fans.

each one only pulls 3.84w so I am fine with running 3
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post #6 of 9
Then your good to go, you just need to decide if you want to hard wire the fans, or use an adaptor. The adaptor is the easy, and more expensive way, hard wiring is the opposite.
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I like the expensive way.
Should I get the FC5V2 or the FC6?
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post #8 of 9
6 of one, half a dozen the other, get whatever appeals to you more. It sounds like you want to use only 2-3 channels so your good to go.
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Using 4 channels
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