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Sunbeam Rheobus Kit #1
review by David, 8 May 2003

Introduction

If you're an overclocker, you're bound to have a multitude of fans inside your case in various locations to provide the best possible airflow to cool those hot computer components. Of course, the more fans you have, the more noise occurs as a result of those spinning fan blades. To some individuals, there isn't a need to have all that cooling in place at all times of the day. When doing work and surfing on the PC, the amount of cooling needed is much lesser as compared to when the PC is in full tilt when gaming or running some other intensive tasks. Aside from the decreased power consumption, there are people who would prefer a little less noise when listening to music or just plain surfing.

Sunbeam provides a solution to the problem with their rheobus kit. For the uninitiated, a rheobus is essentially a device that allows the user to control the amount of power going to a set of connected fans, giving control over the speed of those fans.

Specifications

  • Power : 20 watt per channel
  • Input voltage : DC 12V
  • Output voltage: 0 ~ 12 V
  • Output current: up to 1.67 A
  • Dimensions: 148.5x 105x 42 mm
  • Weight (Net) : 184

Sporting 4 channels which are able to handle up to 20W each, this rheobus looks promising!

Lets take a closer look!

A Closer Look >>


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