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Scythe Kaze Master 5.25in Bay Fan Controller Backlit VFD Display Fan Temp Black

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Part #: KM01-BK

SKU: 28082
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lbs
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Experience: 1 Months


Looks great
tape for tabs isnt very sticky
I dont regret buying the product at all, but for me it's mostly asthetic. this is more of a "I like cool blue things on my computer" type thing. it does work well, i just dont see myself lowering the fan speeds often enough for it to be useful

Mutuus Sentire
Experience: 75 Days


Cable length was sufficient, LCD is not irritating in the dark, nothing to improve overall.
I need a four pin fan connect for my Corsair CPU liquid cooling radiator-fan (amps?) I needed to use the motherboard connector, but I think it runs so slowly that the alarm would have sounded anyway.
Antec Nine Hundred: This temperature control unit verified temperatures, and enabled me to re-position case fans to all intake - except the big boy on top! Thanks.

Experience: 1 Days


- very elegant design
- lcd not too bright
- 2 spare temp probes provided
- voltage control AND off position
- cable length could be longer, some other fan controllers provide longer temp probes, but this is only noticeable in large full tower cases
- the dials feel nice to turn but feel weak, they can be pushed in and out a little, if you were to hit them while transporting the case they would break
- started smoking after 5min
- lcd failed after 5min
I really want to be objective here but my experience with this unit was not successful.

After installation which was about 5min the unit lcd stopped working and it started to smoke. Now i know people will say that is a result of fans that are outside of the controllers specification, in particular the channel amperage. I connected 4 Gelid Solution Gamer fans 120 Green, rated by manufacturers specs at 0.22amps. The controller is rated at 1.00amp per channel, this is ample room for good performance.

I understand people have had success with this product and i'm glad for them. I wish i was fortunate to share the same luck, however this is not the case. I really like the styling and hoped it would work. Perhaps this is part of a bad batch Scythe released?

Lance W
Experience: 2 Months


Works well
Clean, simple interface
Fan speed and temperature readings
4 fan extension cables included
Needed a simple device to control about 3 fans and this unit works well enough. It's simple, easy to use, and not blindingly bright like most controllers.

Experience: 5 Days


looks great, works great
blue and green LED's clash
if it's in stock, get the Kaze Master Ace, otherwise, this is an EXCELLENT item. Other then the LEDs clashing with one another, it looks great and performs better

Experience: 30 Days


Looks. It works.
Knobs feel a little weak.
Does what it is supposed to. Knobs feel a little weak, but that isn't much of an issue for me since they are protected my my door anyways. I could see this being an issue for some people though.
Pricematched to $40 - great deal.

This review was modfied by poster @ 04-18-09 10:34 PM

Experience: 2 Days


Nice Looks
Has RPM and Temperature detection
Fluctuating RPM
RPM is actually Green, not blue
Power connector with the molex had its pins pushed out
I freaked out for a bit when I powered up the fan controller for the first time and it beeped. No fans were spinning as well. As i took a closer look, it was the molex pins that have been pushed out. The 3 pins for the connector to the fans or labeled as #6 in the diagram, has loose connections. Fans will lose power unless u push the pins in hard.

Experience: 2 Days


Clean and Nice interface.
Simple layout
Beep function can be disabled
Mini-temp sensor x 4
fan extension cable x 4
Beep, when enabled, is LOUD
Nice digital display. The colour of the LEDs are friendly to the eyes.

Beep is loud as mentioned.

Makes cable management a challenge.

It fulfills its purpose nicely.

This review was modfied by poster @ 12-13-08 09:09 AM

Experience: 1 Years


Good control, good looks, cools lcd
a little hard to install the wires.
This unit is very good looking. It has 4 temp monitors and 4 fan controllers. It really helps keep my pc quiet when i need it to be. The black really goes well with my case. Overall a good unit.

Experience: 1 Months


Easy To Install
Wire connections are long
Looks Awesome
...this thing looks awesome on my HAF 932...wires are a great length, easy to install, thermal sensors are easily hidden, all in all a great purchase

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Features [ Edit | History ]

Fan Controller and Temperature Monitor Features
Kaze Master is able to control and monitor up to 4 fans and 4 temperature monitor independently. These figures are displayed on VFD display.
Passive Safety - Safe Alarm Feature
To safely monitor and run your system, Kaze Master comes with the alarm feature to inform the user in case of fan malfunction. Also if the temperature goes above 75C (165F), or in case of the temperature sensor failure, VFD display will blink the number ¡°0¡± or ¡°0.0¡± and trigger the alarm sound. The alarm sound disturbs you? You can even shut down the alarm sound by a simple jumper setting! 
Fan Stop Function
By turning the knob to counter-clockwise all the way, the fan can be stopped.
Wide Variable Voltage to Control Fans
You can control fans between 3.7V ¨C 12V to meet your needs for system requirement. 
By setting the voltage to the lowest level can silence your PC or turn it up to the highest to get the maximum cooling performance. 

Specifications [ Edit | History ]

Model Name: Kaze Master 5.25
Model Number: KM01-BK (Black)
Manufacturer: Scythe Co., Ltd. Japan
Dimension (W x H x D) 148.5 x 42.5 x 63 mm
Display Dimension 114 x 20 mm
DC Input 5V or 12V (From PC Power Supply)
Fan Adjustment Range 3.7V (¡À10%) ~ 12V (¡À10%)
Fan Channel 4
Maximum Fan Ampere per Channel 1A per channel
Fan Speed Range 
0 ~ 7500 rpm (Display Range: 30rpm Incremental)
* Package indicates the maximum range as 9,990 rpm, but the actual range is 7,500 rpm.
Temperature Module Channel 4
Temperature Range 0 ~ 100¡ãC / 32 ~ 199.9¡ãF
Measurement Frequency Every 2 Seconds
Weight 165 g

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Connectors and adapters (Collin_B- May 01, 10, 1 Replies)
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Partial Teaser for my New computer build (Steven_M- Nov 14, 08, 8 Replies)
Does this fan controller work with 4 pin cables? (so confused- Oct 31, 08, 9 Replies)
Depth of fan control knobs? (David_B- Sep 06, 08, 10 Replies)
More than 1 fan per channel (Chris_B- Aug 27, 08, 1 Replies)
Kaze Master vs Zalman ZM-MFC2 (nightstalker- Aug 20, 08, 8 Replies)
About the temp sensors (Rimi- Jul 21, 08, 4 Replies)
what fan controller? (cameron_g- Jul 05, 08, 1 Replies)
do i need the yellow wire? (TboneGreen- Jul 03, 08, 3 Replies)
Fan controller with FM121 (Christos_P- Jun 26, 08, 0 Replies)
work like i want? (Tyler_G- Jun 26, 08, 11 Replies)
Fan Controller Displays All Zeros (Greg_K- Jun 07, 08, 3 Replies)

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