Lamptron's New Fan Controller - Meet the FC-9

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Lamptron sent us this package prior to the July 4th holiday (happy birthday America!), but we weren’t able to get it up before. The Llano review took up all of my time before leaving town. Hopefully it was worth the wait.

This controller is very unique. We will be getting one for review when they are available, but in the mean time feast your eyes on the new Lamptron FC-9 and its many colorful configurations!

Lamptron FC-9 - Blue

Lamptron FC-9 - Blue

Lamptron FC-9 - White

Lamptron FC-9 - White

Lamptron FC-9 - Teal

Lamptron FC-9 - Teal

Lamptron FC-9 - Purple

Lamptron FC-9 - Purple

Lamptron FC-9 - Green

Lamptron FC-9 - Green

Lamptron FC-9 - Red

Lamptron FC-9 - Red

Lamptron FC-9 - Yellow

Lamptron FC-9 - Yellow

The photos did come with a copy of their newsletter, which contains all the pertinent specs and features.

The FC-9 definitely looks like a solid controller. Having only four channels could cause some people alarm; at least until they see that each channel can handle a whopping 50 watts! I think my flock of fans can fuse together to come up with enough of a load to test this beast. We’ll certainly be looking forward to seeing how it performs.

– Jeremy Vaughan (hokiealumnus)

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  1. Lamptron pretty much has the high wattage thing in the bag at this point. They're the only ones putting fort the effort to produce high wattage controllers that look good. Check out the Lamptron Touch or the FC5v2 (both 30W/channel), perhaps one of those is along the lines of what you're looking for?
    Looks very nice. :thup:

    Though Im still looking for something similar to my Kaze Server that allows higher wattage per channel. I like the on panel RPM/Temp readout without having to look at the monitor.
    I didn't take it apart and it's installed; but I do have high res photos from quite a few angles. Several pics will be in the review (looking like next week for publishing likely), so if you want the 10MP versions, I can pass them along. :)
    Lol..busted ! :p

    Btw, if its allowed and easy to do, please to take off the circuit boards and took pics on each side, like the the FC8, it has 2 boards sandwiched together, really like to take a peek inside them.
    Love the design ! :thup:

    At the upcoming review, if its not troubling you too much, please try by connecting it to powerful fan, close to it's watt or current rating I supposed, and measure the max voltage out with the adjustment at max speed, curious to see how far this new thing will drop the voltage at high current load.
    The work is done but I need to write this one. It's coming at the same time as a MB review so it might not happen immediately, but it will be sometime soon. In the mean time, here's a teaser photo; this thing looks saweeet!

    hackintosh
    awesome, I can't wait for it to release I have been looking for a way to control 12 ultra kaze fans for a while lol and the other 6 fans


    :shock:
    any idea of when it will be available? I had been talking to a couple places trying to find fan controllers with more power and finally one comes up but I can't find it anywhere.
    Hopefully the the "w" in rpwm's was a typo, I think that's a safe assumption. :)

    If you want to measure RPM of a fan, you could split the wire off, put just the RPM wire in its own 3-pin plug and stick into one of the headers on your motherboard. That's the easiest way I can think of doing it.
    Can anyone tell me how you would be able to find out the rpwm's of a fan if it was just connected to that controller. Say for some panaflos on my heatsink:o
    it has a nice clean look to it and has the option to change colors to match your box if youd like but it would be great if you could have it on rotating colors so its not always the same