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Specs say this thing does 100W per channel...

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/72...?tl=g47c17s817

The thing is, it isn't really a fan "controller" because the only control you have is on or off.

It just stands out so much when I look at most of the controllers being 20-30W... this one is 3-5 times that much?
post #2 of 14
if you read it it says that the switches can handle up to 100w each, not that they put out 100w each. If you have the ability to run a second PSU and hook up watercooling systems, other fans, lights, even exterior items like use this to turn on and off speakers. It can do it, it is just a fan speed controller with solid switches. What it actually puts out to the fans probably varies depending on what they draw and how much power you have pumping through it.
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Originally Posted by Semper Fidelis View Post
Specs say this thing does 100W per channel...

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/72...?tl=g47c17s817

The thing is, it isn't really a fan "controller" because the only control you have is on or off.

It just stands out so much when I look at most of the controllers being 20-30W... this one is 3-5 times that much?
They are just switches so I don't see why they cannot handle 100 watts. 100 watts isn't a crazy amount of power.
    
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post #4 of 14
well, yeah. its just a switch, it can handle far more than a variable fan controller that has a lot of components and resistance etc so the potential watts are brought down
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post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by Epitope View Post
They are just switches so I don't see why they cannot handle 100 watts. 100 watts isn't a crazy amount of power.
Well I mean compared to all the other fan controllers listed on the site which are all like 20W per channel, 30W per channel, etc. Then its like 100W per channel smack in the face.

I just wish it actually had some control rather than just on and off.
post #6 of 14
Hmm....what I find humorous is the price for that. You can purchase toggle switches and pententiometers for less than a buck. Just use an existing blank bezel.
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post #7 of 14
I have the switch and it can handle 5 Scythe 3000 Rpm's on one channel.
post #8 of 14
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Well I am looking to pick up some of these but they take 1.14A of current, and 2.69A of startup current. So I need a controller that can do like 60W a channel and have at least 4 channels because I will need like 8 fans. So I figure the max at startup would be around 33W and I would run 2 fans a channel so 60 is about right.

Unless I should ignore that startup value?
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by Semper Fidelis View Post
Well I mean compared to all the other fan controllers listed on the site which are all like 20W per channel, 30W per channel, etc. Then its like 100W per channel smack in the face.

I just wish it actually had some control rather than just on and off.
It's a switch, not a limiter. The difference is, you aren't taking the extra power and not letting it go through, thusly creating heat. A switch has no resistance other than the natural resistance of the material the power is flowing through and therefore can handle more because it won't build up an incredible amount of heat because it can't be dialed down.
 
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post #10 of 14
I am getting a shipment of 7 fans soon and if you would like i can show you how many fans can be connected. Im gonna see how many i can connect
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