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. I like the clean look & color options. Also, I like sliders personally. Much easier to visually tell where you're setting them (in case you change things & wanna change them back).
    normalicy
    I like the clean look & color options. Also, I like sliders personally. Much easier to visually tell where you're setting them (in case you change things & wanna change them back).

    Agreed.
    /Begin OT/ You, sir, have one of the oldest 'new member' accounts I've seen. Glad you're still around and still reading. :salute: /end OT/
    Sweet design; I like the minimalistic look of the sliders compared to the "bulky" knobs and gaudy touchscreens on most. This would look great in blue with my Raven RV02 :D
    hokiealumnus
    Agreed.
    /Begin OT/ You, sir, have one of the oldest 'new member' accounts I've seen. Glad you're still around and still reading. :salute: /end OT/

    LOL, you aren't the first to notice. I've been around for longer than that actually. I'm more of a browser than a poster. Trying to change that.
    :drool: loving the black one with red leds.
    would look pretty nice in my Silverstone FT02
    i dont understand why any one would need 50w per channel!!, most pumps I have seen use ~20w
    markp1989
    :drool: loving the black one with red leds.
    would look pretty nice in my Silverstone FT02
    i dont understand why any one would need 50w per channel!!, most pumps I have seen use ~20w

    That's the beauty of it...every color is the same controller, you can change it as you please.
    As far as 50W/channel, it's helpful for controlling multiple fans on radiators (or just multiple fans period). My rad has 28.8W (three delta screamers rated for .8A/each) on it.
    Some people use push-pull on their rads. I've actually done that before with six .65A Panaflo fans, which would total 46.8W. Previously, I had to use two channels on a 30W / channel controller. With this, I could run that setup on just one. :)
    markp1989
    :drool: loving the black one with red leds.
    would look pretty nice in my Silverstone FT02
    i dont understand why any one would need 50w per channel!!, most pumps I have seen use ~20w

    Heh, you haven't met The Beast, as I have dubbed my bad boy SanAce compound fan. :D That controller isn't powerful enough to run it on just one channel.:nuts:
    And I do like the look of that fan controller. Powerful and clean looking!:thup:
    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
    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
    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.
    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.