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Hey, I'm looking for a fan controller to control my rad fans and an mcp655-b.
I've narrowed it down to either the Sunbeam Rheosmart 6 or the
Lamptron FC5V2. I know they'll both handle the 24W that the pump needs, but I can't, for the life of me, find the specs to see if they will handle the 2A draw from the pump. Just wondering if anyone happens to know what current either/both of those pumps will handle per channel, or if anyone has run a pump or something with similar current draw on one. Thanks all!
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post #2 of 6
Erm, P=IV

12V, 24W, therefore I=2A

If the channel is rated at 12V and at least 24W it will handle 2A.

Edit: Actually that Lamptron FC5V2 looks rather smart. Might look at getting on of them for my next refresh
Edited by GingerJohn - 4/6/11 at 1:23pm
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GingerJohn is correct, beat me by mere seconds
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Bah, thanks. It's been ages since I've used my (extremely limited) memory of electronics equations. Thanks.
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post #5 of 6
http://martinsliquidlab.org/2011/03/...troller-8-13v/

I tried the rheosmart, it wouldn't work under PWM control very well, using a pump on one was too much:
http://martinsliquidlab.org/2011/04/...m-rheosmart-3/

I did get it to work on manual control, but the aluminum heat sink got really hot when dialed down to 8V.

I'd rather use something like the Koolance manual controller which is really meant for a pump and it doesn't loose voltage peak. It can even increase voltage over the supplied amount where a normal fan controller will never hold full volts.
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post #6 of 6
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Thanks Martin. Just read your review. Thanks for the heads up. I plan on adjusting the pump speed manually. I'd only ever have it not running at full if I was working on some quiet audio stuff or watching a quiet movie or something. It's good to know about the PWM issue though.
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