Nexus NXP-205 Fan Controller
by David, 24 August 2003
control devices are somewhat of a requirement for overclockers who
want variable cooling solutions to suit situations where extra cooling
is needed, or otherwise when the need for silence is greater than
the need for extra cooling. Cliff Anderson of the original Fanbus
inspired the concept of fan control devices, giving the user the
choice to run fans at variable speeds, or shutting them off entirely
when not in use. Generally,
fan control devices fallinto the following categories:
speed / fixed lower speed / off
fans have three different voltage settings. Full speed denotes
the maximum amount of voltage going through the fan, usually
12V. The fixed lower speed is usually 7V, though some might
use 5V instead, depending on the requirements of the user.
Of course, off means zero voltage, where the fan is turned
off. This is done by using a switch, to switch between the
different voltage settings.
speed / variable lower speed / off
a variable resistor, or potentiometer, the user van manually
adjust the amount of voltage passing through a fan, giving
a near infinite number of different voltage options which
in turn give a near infinite number of optional fan speeds.
the last two categories, the 'off' option sometimes isn't a necessity,
as some users would not like to turn fans all the way off.
supplied 8BallsHardware with the Nexus NXP-205 fan controller for
review. The NXP-205 is a fan controller which fits into a 3 1/2"
drive bay, perfect for users who lack a spare 5 1/4" bay but
would like to install a fan controller into their system.
Channel Fan Controller
Fan Speed Knob
"U" Type Housing
Bright Blue LED Lights
Channel Supports Up to 18 Watts
In A Standard 3.5" Drive Bay
Need to Cut Wires Like Other Fan Controller. Just Plug The Cable
in silver or black
for Vantec Tornado or Other High CFM Fans
Current: Up to 1.5A
102 x 25.5 x 120mm
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