Recommend me a 3.5' fan controller (Not PW[M]!)

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Recommend me a 3.5' fan controller (Not PW[M]!)

Post by DG » Mon Jan 08, 2007 5:22 pm

The title says it all: 3.5" fan controller with NO PWN...Where can i find one?

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Post by Felger Carbon » Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:36 pm

I guess you noticed the dozens of replies you got right away. :?

I don't know of any analog fan controller that mounts in a floppy bay.

However... if you're experimentally minded... The Nexus 205 (I think that's the model number) seems to be a PWM controller (so no big heat sinks) with L and C filtering of the output, so that a nearly pure DC level goes to the fan. If you check out the photographs of the inside of the unit, in reviews and at retail sites, there seem to be two "capacitors" per each of the 4 outputs, only one of the "capacitors" appears to have wire wound around it - that's an inductor (L), not a capacitor.

It's your money and no guarantees, but you might like it. One other option is the FP-33 (Silverstone), which is a PWM but at a switching frequency of 25KHz, which is what the mobos are using that control fan speed on 3-pin fan headers. The problem is, there isn't room in a floppy slot for a lot of heat sinks. I'm suggesting alternatives. You might not like them, which is fine. Your money, your system, your call. :D

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Re: Recommend me a 3.5' fan controller (Not PW[M]!)

Post by Ralf Hutter » Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:29 am

DG wrote:The title says it all: 3.5" fan controller with NO PWN...Where can i find one?
This one was reviewed by SPCR. I have a few and they work great. Inexpensive too.
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Post by DG » Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:49 am

Thx, it's the same with Akasa Fan control Jr...

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Post by Tzupy » Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:51 am

What about the Akasa junior? Is it PWM or analog? It's the only one widely available in my city.
I'm looking to replace my 5.25" TT Hardcano in the medium future, have Nexus fans, and noticed that fan controllers have become a bit scarce.

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Post by DG » Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:56 am

Akasa junior is the same with the one in Ralf's link. So i guess it's analog: http://www.linuxmall.com.br/_product/2/ ... 0c76d4.jpg

ps: sa imi zici si mie daca gasesti culoarea negra in Buc, la pccoolers nu e pe stoc...:(

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Post by Tzupy » Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:11 am

It's hard to tell if it's in stock, but there are several shops, one of them may have it:
http://www.dol.ro/produse/ELE44350D0B7B ... 6%20BK.htm
Too bad it doesn't have a thermal probe, I got used to the one in my current controller (I only need 2 knobs and no need for the USB).

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Post by Felger Carbon » Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:24 am

The Akasa part number is AK-FC-06. This info, and pics of the insides, were posted by kater. I forgot about this one. Not sure it's available in the US of A. :?

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Post by DG » Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:28 am

I've also found this one: http://www.directron.com/f403mini.html

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Post by DG » Tue Feb 27, 2007 5:38 pm

I finally bought this controller, Akasa Fan control Jr, and it's very good.
But i want to remove the plastic knobs, but they are stuck there; didn't pull them too hard though. Can they be removed without breaking them? I want to change the aluminium faceplate with one from my lian li case...

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Post by hellfire88 » Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:49 am

Sorry for bringing this thread back up.

Anyone know of a good, reputable place to buy the ATN-TP-02E / Akasa Fanmate Jr. 3.5" Fan controllers in the USA? I did a google search, and some of the stores look a bit "dodgy".

Just seeing if anyone has any good experiances buying these in the USA from a good store. Thanks.

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Post by mshan » Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:16 pm

Anybody know where I can get this fan now?

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Post by xev » Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:53 am

I'm looking for something like this as well. geeks.com has it, and its an ok seller. but they are sold out, who know for how long....

ebay has it as akasa jr. but its bloody $20 before shipping

http://shop.ebay.com/items/?_nkw=akasa+ ... rksid=m270

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Post by ugrakarma » Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:10 pm

I've used a cheap no thrills cooltek one which was roughly around 10 euros. Depending on the case you might want to get some 5.25" adapter if needed. You'll have to deal with some extra cable clutter as well but that shouldn't be too bad.

http://www.idealo.de/preisvergleich/Off ... oltek.html

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