Fan Controller = 8w, Fans > 8w

This is sorta a water cooling question but it mostly involves the fans in my water cooling setup so I'm posting it here. I ordered four 'Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm x 25mm Fan - 4250 RPM'. I also ordered a 'AeroCool X-Vision Fan Controller / 5 Channel / Temp Sensor - Black' which supports 8w per channel. I am aware I will not be able to run my fans at max speed but will it work at like half speed?
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  1. They are only rated @ 6.72 W each, so just don't double up and you will be fine.

    Most fans take less then the rated power once they get going any way.

    They are rated @ 16.2 watts to get moving(startup), but it is just for a very short time and should be ok.
  2. So it'l simply start up a little slow? but eventually run at full speed?
  3. It should startup just fine. All fans have a much higher startup current(something the controller makers take into consideration) then running current.

    As long as you do not get the faster fans(5,400 rpm @ 13.68 watts), you can use one fan per channel on that unit safely.

    Ohh link here too.

    http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/Case%20fan/001/Scytheusa-ProductsgentleCaseFan001index.html
  4. nukemaster said:
    It should startup just fine. All fans have a much higher startup current(something the controller makers take into consideration) then running current.

    As long as you do not get the faster fans(5,400 rpm @ 13.68 watts), you can use one fan per channel on that unit safely.

    Ohh link here too.

    http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/Case%20fan/001/Scytheusa-ProductsgentleCaseFan001index.html


    Thanks so much dude! Feel free to check out my build log in the watercooling section under Project Strawberry Anaconda.
  5. Your log shows the faster fans(5,400 on post3), Don't use those on the controller at any speed bad things may happen.
  6. nukemaster said:
    Your log shows the faster fans(5,400 on post3), Don't use those on the controller at any speed bad things may happen.


    Yah that was a typo.
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