- Introduction, Packaging and Specs
- Closer Look and First Impressions
- Fan Control and Display Impressions
- Online Purchase Links
This fan controller was tested with the fan units from IndustrialPPC/Noctua and Coolermaster- IndustrialPPC 120 and 140 mm 24v fans, an NF-S12A FLX and the Silencio FP 120 Performance Edition fans– a total of six. All of these fans worked at maximum capacity.
There is a little bit of a concern about backlight bleeding, and the light emitting from the screen towards the top and bottom of the fan controller is leaking.
This light is good enough to be seen through even the smallest of spaces. Lamptron could have fixed this if the space between the screen and the PCB was sealed, just like another touchscreen based Aquacomputer Aquaero 6 XT fan controller. You could seal the gaps using the electric PVC tape.
The functions of this controller are to display and control fan speed & monitor the temperature. When selecting one of the fan options on the screen, it will show the RPM towards the top left which can toggle with voltage consumption, and the top right shows the temperature in Celcius and Fahrenheit toggle options. The fan controller has a manual and automatic option selector. You can control the speed of the fan directly by swiping the horizontal bar, which then automatically switches itself to manual control. Note that there are two ways you can know when the fans are spinning- one is the RPM, and second is the display of the fan blades that rotating according to its limit. You can either press the back key placed towards the lower right or just use the arrow keys to switch to different fans.
No matter how you look at it, temperature probes are redundant since components have an internal temperature probe, more accurate to consider as it displays core temperatures rather than the surface temperature, depending on the placement of the controller’s thermal probes.
The screen is plastic and has a little bit of a gloss finish on it. But once the display is turned on, glossy can hardly be noticed. It should be noted that it does have a bright setting option as well. It does have a good enough side viewing angles.
As said earlier, there is an alarm sensor and it’s loud enough to alert the user should the not work below the fan not operate above 6.5v whether it’s set on manual or automatic.