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Scythe Kaze Master Flat II Supports Up To 36W per Channel

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Scythe's new fan controller has arrived.

Scythe has announced yet another new fan controller – the Kaze Master Flat II. This fan controller is built with a simple front panel design with quite potent hardware behind it to back it up. It fits in a standard 5.25" bay.

The unit has four channels, each of which can drive up to 3 amps. At 12 V this equates to 36 W per channel. The channels' output voltage can be adjusted to run as low as 3.7 V, and both 3-pin and 4-pin PWM fans can be connected. When using PWM fans though, the unit will still only control them through voltage adjustments, as the unit does not have PWM support.

The unit also has four temperature sensors set to measure temperatures up to 100 C. Users can also set alarms to go off at 50, 60, 70, 80, or 90 degrees C, depending on what was selected.

On the display, users will see RPM measurements as well as temperature measurements in either C or F.

Pricing for the unit is set at €26 ex. VAT, which translates to about $36.

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    esco_sid , May 13, 2014 7:49 PM
    Seems reasonable price for all the features i might just pick one up
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    esco_sid , May 13, 2014 7:51 PM
    Seems reasonable price for all the features i might just pick one up
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    firefoxx04 , May 13, 2014 9:35 PM
    For $35 why not?

    Id like to see 6 channel support and the ability to have fans running very slow during idle and ramp up during heavy load or temp increase. Id pay more for that kind of thing.
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    danwat1234 , May 13, 2014 9:43 PM
    Good to see a fan controller that can handle Delta fans!
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    Haravikk , May 14, 2014 6:24 AM
    Yet another fan controller with temperature sensors but no temperature control? I just can't understand this; if you have the hardware to adjust speeds manually and also to trigger alarms by temperature, then you have the hardware to adjust speeds by temperature, so why not give us the option to do that? Also, the ability to connect 4-pin fans to 3-pin headers isn't a feature; you can do that for any 3-pin header, and these days most 3-pin connectors are wide enough to fit 4-pin fans for this reason. The ability to actually control 4-pin fans via PWM would be a feature, but otherwise this just looks like yet another generic fan controller with no particularly useful features; a well designed case doesn't need more fans, it needs more intelligent control to get the most of out of fewer, properly chosen fans.