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Lamptron FC5V2 5.25in Bay 4 Channel Fan Controller

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SKU: 60127
Shipping Weight: 0.8lbs

Part #: FC-FC5V2-BK(6900628102510)

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Lamptron listens to the call of users worldwide begging to change that boring white or blue LCD readout used in many fan controllers of today. With the Lamptron design team working closely with suggestions by users like you, we perfected a fan controller that allows a person to change the readout color of not one or two but seven different colors! We also added a function which allows users to choose what they desire to be displayed for the bottom line readout in the LCD display with the choices of Celsius, Fahrenheit, or Voltages. Now with new and improved LCD!

Notice to all buyers: The retailer's product page Must say FC5V2, not FC5

Specifications:

Dimentions: 5.25" bay
Power Output: Up to 30w per Channel
Face Plate Color Available: Black Anodized/Silver Aluminium
DC Input: +12v (Standard 4-Pin Connector)
DC Output: 0-12v
Changeable Display Color: Red, Yellow, Green, Cyan, Blue, Purple, White
Control Channels: 4

Features:

  • New and Improved LCD!
  • CNC milled face plate from blocks of 3/4" thick soild aluminium
  • Bring out that full aesthetic appeal you always wanted in the 5.25 inch Bay
  • Four knobs to control four 3pin channels
  • User's choice of displaying Celsius, Fahrenheit, or Voltages for the bottom line readout

Customer Reviews of Lamptron FC-FC5V2-BK(6900628102510)

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Bud_B
09/14/14
Experience: 2 Days

Pros

Looks very good, nice brushed aluminum finish
Easy to use knobs
Clear and easy to read display
Cons
Very imprecise control when undervolting around 5-6 volts
No "Burst" mode to spin fans up at full speed first
Completely brain dead, controls just like straight potentiometers
Poor value for the money
Summary
I have some high flow Panaflow fans which run at 2500 RPM n 12v. Normally I take this type of fan and undervolt it to around 1000 RPM, or about 5.5 volts. This is not the right kind of controller for that.

This is the most finicky fan controller I've ever used when it is required to run fans at low voltages. It took me the better part of 15 minutes of very careful tweaking to get the fans down to that speed when using these fans. Simply touching the knob is enough to cause the fans to spin up to 1300-1600 RPM. The control is very non-linear and imprecise, just like a straight potentiometer.

At these low voltage settings, Powering off the system will cause the fans will stall when they are powered up again because this fan controller is completely brain dead. It won't pulse a stalled fan to get it going again like smarter fan controller would.

I also have a Lamptron FC5V3 and can hardly believe it is made by the same company. I'm buying another one to replace it and putting this thing into storage.

I don't recommend buying this fan controller at all when there are many other options on the market which work so much better and they are cheaper!

I believe for the quality that went into this product, it is overpriced. I've purchased brainless potentiometer-based fan controllers like this in the past for half the price.

Brad_CA
01/15/14
Experience: 5 Months

Pros

-Good build quality and looks
-Customizable display colors
-Can handle heavier fan loads than most controllers


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Cons
-Options can only be changed via jumpers
Summary
This is a quality fan controller that's efficient without having to fuss with menus or touch screens. Each fan is individually controlled quickly and easily by its own knob, and each has it's own display readout above it at all times. It does it's job perfectly.

The only major downside is the use of back panel jumpers to select  options such as display color, temperature/voltage select ion, etc. Once the unit is installed these are very difficult to get at and change inside your PC. Most people probably won't have a need to change these settings often but it still would be nice to have them more accessible.



Flonase
10/04/13
Experience: 2 Weeks

Pros

Good quality components
Feel nice
Nice Leds
Cons
none
Summary
Great fan controller, knobs feel good and nothing feels cheapish and the customizable LEDS looks great

Andrew_L
05/16/13
Experience: 1 Years

Pros

nice finish
works as described
Cons
none
Summary
Looks great and works great. It's easy to disassemble and paint if you want it a different color, too.

ross_w
01/09/13
Experience: 30 Days

Pros

high power
Cons
none
Summary
nice looking. supports 30 watts per channel for high power fans or water pumps

Richard_F
12/25/12
Experience: 14 Days

Pros

- Configurable LED colour
- Temperature jumpers
- Good viewing angles
Cons
The fan extensions that come with it are not sleeved.
Summary
Great fan controller. 30w on each fan line allow you to chain up a large amount of fans to each control.

The temperature jumpers work with temperature probes used in water cooling (the kind that screw in g1/4 thread.

As listed in the cons, the temperature sensor and fan cable extensions are not sleeved. However, these are easy to do. 2mm for the fan extension and 4mm for the temp sensor.

Looks nice and no sound coming from it. I've read other reviews that some other fan controllers have a high pitched whine to them. This one doesn't.

Word of warning, the LED colour configuration and setting C/F for temperatures requires using jumpers at the back, so set it up before installing the FC.


guy_a
08/05/12
Experience: 7 Days

Pros

Choice of display colour: red, green, blue, purple and other choices such as Celsius, Farenheit, etc. Solid built quality, front plate seems very sturdy. Simple instructions. Clean readout LCD screen. 30W per channel. Will run most consumer oriented PC fans out there.
Cons
For some, the following might be a con: Selection of colours (and others) is done internally: once it's set, that's it, you can NOT change it from the outside. You have to set the cap on the proper pins on the circuit board. Think twice before installing. You can not change the readings from Celsius to Farenheit or other from the outside. Nothing to ding the product on as they clearly indicate this on their website. This is not a PWM controller (for some this might be an issue), however, I'm not aware of any products out there that are. This is a 3 pin output fan controller.
Summary
Overall, it's hard to find fault on this product. Lamptron clearly indicates all the specifications and usage for the FC5. If you use it as indicated, you'll be more than happy with it. Highly recommended for consumer PC's.
This is a sturdy, well built and finished fan controller. Choice of silver is available. I went with black. So far, I'm impressed. PWM fans can be used with this unit, however, the controller will not adjust fan speed by Pulse mode. FC5 only adjust van speed by voltage (3 pin fans). I run Cooler Master Sickleflow Red 2000rpm on this unit. I find they offer a good balance of value/performance for the price.
ADVICE: Just to be safe, install the FC5 with proper cooling as it does not have any fans for cooling the voltage regulators. I don't think there should be a problem, though.


This review was modfied by poster @ 08-05-12 12:46 PM

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