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Fan Controller = 8w, Fans > 8w

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October 1, 2012 11:46:20 PM

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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a b K Overclocking
October 1, 2012 11:57:54 PM

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.

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October 2, 2012 12:00:24 AM

So it'l simply start up a little slow? but eventually run at full speed?
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a b K Overclocking
October 2, 2012 12:04:35 AM

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/Scythe...
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October 2, 2012 12:07:24 AM

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/Scythe...


Thanks so much dude! Feel free to check out my build log in the watercooling section under Project Strawberry Anaconda.
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a b K Overclocking
October 2, 2012 12:18:28 AM

Your log shows the faster fans(5,400 on post3), Don't use those on the controller at any speed bad things may happen.
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October 2, 2012 12:25:37 AM

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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