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 Post subject: Lamptron's new controler - FC-5
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:31 pm 
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Just posted this over at OCF.

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30 wpc, multi colored lcd, temp readouts 0-12v control... man sounds awesome! and id imagine price should be pretty good as well.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:15 am 
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30W huh? Interesting. The Kaze master has trouble delivering its 1A rating since that's actually only possible when the MOSFETs have sufficient cooling (which it doesn't in the KM). I had to clip a small heat sink to the MOSFET powering my fan stack in my sig rig to stop it from over heating.

As for the colour I think it's actually worse as I like the dual colour between temps and RPM.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:27 pm 
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OCN they mentioned it's priced at $54.99
http://www.overclock.net/hardware-news/ ... new-5.html

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Looks exactly like Scythe Kaze Master except for more wattage and multicolor display.

Not sure why you would need 30W per channel unless you're planning on running blowdryers. Nexus 1000RPM fan draws 0.30A which is less than one third of what Kaze Master is rated at. Gentle Typhoons that I just bought are all below 0.1A.


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JazzJackRabbit wrote:
Looks exactly like Scythe Kaze Master except for more wattage and multicolor display.

Not sure why you would need 30W per channel unless you're planning on running blowdryers. Nexus 1000RPM fan draws 0.30A which is less than one third of what Kaze Master is rated at. Gentle Typhoons that I just bought are all below 0.1A.


Redundancy? Like I said before normal 1A fan controllers can't actually deliver what they promise in load.

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You'd have to be running DELTA's to approach 1A. I don't think any typical fan draws more than 0.5A.


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I wonder what fan connectors they use...

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JazzJackRabbit wrote:
You'd have to be running DELTA's to approach 1A. I don't think any typical fan draws more than 0.5A.


Or run multiple fan's off a single header like I do. (check my sig) KM couldn't even deliver 0.5A with out some form of cooling.

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Lamptron has strong tradition of dirty PWM choppers which don't even work with very high power fans for whose adjusting they're advertised.
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Delta TFB1212GHE... knob turned fully to the right (100%) the fan worked as expected. However, on trying to slow the fan down at all by turning the knob to the left, the fan entered a constant speed up > slow down cycle accompanied by a high pitched squealing.

Delta FFB1212EHE's Once again, at anything other than full speed the fans would enter a speed up > slow down cycle but thankfully this time there was no high pitched squealing.
http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews.php?/cases_cooling/lamptron_fc-2_rheobus_fan_controller/3

And with newer models size of components/cooling just seems to further shrink.

For that output power linear regulator you should expect this kind of heatsinks:
http://www.sunbeamtech.com/PRODUCTS/RHK-EX/image/Gallery/rheobus-extreme-1.jpg

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