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Zalman ZM-MFC2 4 Fan Speed Controller 5.25IN Bay W/ Backlit LCD Display & Watt Meter

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   SKU:  
25287
   Shipping Weight:   2 lbs
   Part #: ZM-MFC2

Features    [ Edit | History ]
 
1.Real time display of power consumption.
2.Four sensors for temperature monitoring and display.
3.Monitoring and control of one PWM fan and three standard fans.
4.Alarm system to notify non-operation of any of the fans.
5.Fan’s operation status indicated with animated propeller images.


Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
Specifications
Dimensions147(L) x 87(W) x 42(H) mm
Power & Temperature Display30~800W/ -9 °C~+99 °C
Fan Compatibility1 X 4-Pin (Supports fans with PWM function)
3 X 3-Pin (Supports fans with RPM output function)
Fan RPM Control60~5940rpmPWM Regulation Method (Fan No.4)
Voltage Control Method (Fan No.1~3)
Output Current0.7A
Output Voltage+4~11VDC
Input Voltage+12VDC/+5VDC
 
Front Panel
 
?Graphic Power Load Meter: Displays power between 30 to 800W in 4 stages.
?Numeric Power Load Display: Numerically displays power between 30 and 800W.
(The Numeric Power Load Display will read “LLL”when an overflow occurs. “LLL”indicates power loads beyond the unit’s measurable range.)
? Fan Status Display: The Fan’s operation status is indicated with animated propeller images.
?Fan Channels
?RPM Display: During RPM Setting, RPM is displayed in units of 60RPM, and actual operational RPM is displayed in units of 10RPM.
?Temperature Display: Displays temperature readings between -9 °C and +99 °C
?Jog Wheel: Used for adjusting Fan RPM. RPM can be set from 1000 to 5940RPM in units of 60RPM.
?Mode Button: Used for selecting a Fan Channel and saving the Fan RPM setting.
 
Back Panel
 
?Standard Fans (Fan 1~3): 3-Pin fans that include the RPM output function can be connected for use.
PWM Fan (Fan 4): 4-Pin fan that includes the PWM function can be connected for use.
?Temperature Sensing: Four temperature sensors can be connected.
? CVS Terminal: Receives the measured values of the CVS.
?Power Connector: Connects with the PSU’s 4-Pin connector.
 
Operational Guidelines
- Four channels of ZM-MFC2 detect fan RPM signals.
- The Alarm will activate if a fan is not connected or if there is no RPM input signal for any of the channels.
- To deactivate the Alarm, the Stand-By Mode (default setting: ON) of each unused channel must be deactivated.
 
1.1. Selecting a Channel/Deactivating Stand-By Mode
(1) Select a channel with the Mode Button (The selected channel will begin to flicker).
(2) Press the Jog Wheel to deactivate the selected channel’s Stand-By Mode. The fan image will turn off.
(3) Deactivate the Stand-By Mode of all unused channels as mentioned above.
Note: Deactivating the Stand-By Mode of all the channels will not deactivate other functions (Channel Output, RPM Display, RPM Setting & Saving etc.)
2.2. RPM Setting and Saving
(1) Select a channel with the Mode Button.
(2) Set the RPM with the Jog Wheel. (Turning the Jog Wheel in clockwise motion will increase the RPM, and turning it counter-clockwise will decrease the RPM)
(3) Press the Mode Button again to save the set value and to select the next channel.
(If nothing is input for 5 seconds, the ZM-MFC2 will automatically save the latest setting and leave the Setting Mode).
3.3. Initializing to Default Settings
Press the Mode Button for 3 seconds. (The entire display will be on for 1 second and all fans will be set to 1500 RPM)
 
1) One ZM-MFC2
2) One CVS (Current/Voltage Sensor)
3) One Bracket/CVS Extension Cable
4) Four Temperature Sensors
5) Fan Cables – 3-Pin 1EA, 4-Pin 1EA, Y-Cable 1EA, C3 Cable 1EA
6) Four ZM-MFC2 Installation Bolts
7) One Bracket Installation Bolts
8) One User’s Manual
 
Zalman affixes a Computer Noise Prevention System (CNPS) mark to all components used for
noiseless computers.
 
1.Plugging in the CVS Cable of the CVS into the motherboard’s USB port may damage the motherboard and CVS.
2.If the current to be measured exceeds 10A (RMS), use a cable or conductor that allows current greater than the current to be measured to flow through it, and always connect protective grounding prior to use of this instrument.

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hOmEr J. sImPsOn
09/22/08
Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
Watt disp. - 4 fan avec RPM - 4 sensors de température
Cons
Viewing angle de p-e 15 degrés et prix
Summary
1.Real time display of power consumption.
2.Four sensors for temperature monitoring and display.
3.Monitoring and control of one PWM fan and three standard fans.
4.Alarm system to notify non-operation of any of the fans.
5.Fan’s operation status indicated with animated propeller images.
6.Si on ne regarde pas l'écran directement en avant, c'est illisible. Cette machine a un viewing angle de p-e 15 degrés.

David_M
08/23/08
Experience: 3 Days
Pros
looks good, easy setup
Cons
what everyone else said
Summary
Good product, does the job, bad viewing angle blah blah blah. Not sad I bought it, but really it should be like $40. My biggest complaint is the watt meter is horribly inaccurate. Q6600, 2x8800gts 640, 4g ram, strike extreme mb and I'm only using 230watts at load. My comp wouldn't even turn on with a 620psu I had to upgrade. So I think the watt guage is pretty useless.

jason_c
07/02/08
Experience: 5 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
very nice design ,ease of use
Cons
need longer cables,needs pwn fan only on fan 4
Summary
this is a very sharp looking fan controller great value or price paid (pricematched) .. overallit works excellent buti with it came with longer cables to better mange them..

Olivier_P
06/08/08
Experience: 7 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Sleek desing. Many controls. Watt consumption meter.
Cons
Annoying beeping (must deactivate the fan monitoring). Watt meter need place outside your case. View angle. 4th fan MUST be a CPU FAN (4pins)
Summary
Good Product. Happy with my purchase. But Scythe fan controler cost less than this one (i own one) for the same result (half the price).

Lesaonar
06/05/08
Experience: 7 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Looks nice. Controls 4 fans.
Cons
LCD viewing angles are really bad.
Summary
This does what it's supposed to do, but the viewing angles on the LED are absolutely horrid. The wattage monitor is pretty neat.

Kressin
05/29/08
Experience: 3 Days
Pros
Ease of use, Alarm, Layout
Cons
Viewing Angle
Summary
I picked this up earlier this week while I was in Vancouver and I love it. It took a while to install, but that was in part due to the fact tha tI was instaling 3 new fans at the same time. Its controls are really easy to use and the lcd gives all the info you could need with regards to your fans. I was also pleasantly surprised because I didn't realize that it came with 4 temp sensors. Only thing I wish is that it came with another y splitter, really handy to be able to control 2 fans ( say 2 cpu heatsink fans ) with one control.

MG
05/19/08
Experience: 1 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Pros
Assez bon prix lorsque pricematché pour 52.14$
Très belle apparence.
Plusieurs connecteurs de fan et plusieurs sonde de température.
Wattmètre intégré.
Cons
Un seul bouton de commande.
Summary
J'ai commendé ce contrôleur de ventilateurs pour un collègue qui voulait donner une touche estétique à son ordinateur et aussi pour avoir un contrôle complet de la temprérature de son boiter. En plus ce contrôleur vient avec un wattmètre intégré. Un bon achat si pricematché.

This review was modfied by poster @ 05-19-08 07:40 AM

Kevin_S
05/09/08
Experience: 20 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
-looks great
-allows for good controlling of fans
-temp readout
-wattage readout
Cons
display is hard to read unless you're looking directly at it
Summary
Really good product overall. I really like how I can control 4 fans to get rid of the noise when Iam only surfing the net and so forth. The temp/wattage readout is also a very cool feature. The only problem is to read the display you have to be looking directly at it.

werth
04/07/08
Experience: 3 Months
Pros
nice looking, watt meter, temperature sensors.
Cons
viewing angle is as bad as people say, maybe worse.
Summary
I'd say its a fairly solid product. Looks sexy, pretty functional.. watt meter is nice. The viewing angle really is horrid, and because of this alone, i would probably not buy again. if this was fixed I would give it 5 stars, but for now, its a 3.

AzNightmare
03/04/08
Experience: 4 Months
Pros
-Can control up to 4 fans + 1 PWM fan
-Control 2 fans with one knob ("Y" 3pin cable)
-Can detect power wattage usage
-Looks really slick
Cons
-Annoying to control, because of one knob, and toggling between each fan is required
-Extremely overpriced
-viewing angle of LCD lights is about 20 degrees
Summary
do NOT buy this.
It's a waste of money. I would value it at around $25 only.
There's too many problems with this. Function wise, it
does the job well, but so does many other less expensive fan controllers. The thing I enjoyed the most after this purchase was that I got a "Y" 3pin connector so that I can power two fans with one power plug. The most important thing with a fan controller with LCD lights is to be able to see it. But if you put your tower on the floor, there is no way you will be able to see the LCD numbers/text. The viewing angle is about 20 degrees. What this means is that you pretty much have to be leveled head on in order to see the LCD. Or you won't be able to see anything.

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Reviews from the Web

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URL: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2007/11/25/zalman_multi_fan_controlle
Comment: After the initial “OMG that's so cool!” reaction, the novelty wears off pretty quickly after we had used it for a while – it looks fantastic but any long term usability is destroyed by the fact we simply couldn’t read it! It got extremely frustrating to continually have to contort myself every time
Posted by: ntt @11/26/07
URL: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article758-page1.html
Comment: "The ZM-MFC2 has two very strong points in its favor: A wide control range that allows adjustment to below the stall voltage of most fans, and the ability to measure power consumption. That said, they are balanced by two design flaws: A clumsy interface, and a narrow viewing angle. ... As it stands,
Posted by: Bookrat @10/23/07
URL: http://techgage.com/article/zalman_zm-mfc2_fan_controller/
Comment: Got 8/10 rating. Drawback is the price.
Posted by: John_L @09/23/07
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