Scythe Kaze Master Ace 5.25" 4 Channel Fan Controller / Temp Display (KM02-BK)
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- Precious aluminum design: High-quality materials were used when producing the Kaze Master Ace.
- With the Kaze Master Ace, four fans can be controlled independently, and four temperatures (in either ° C or °F) can be monitored
- Wide range of fan controller: The fan voltage can be independently controlled from 3.7 - 12 V, in addition fan can be switched off
- The front consists of brushed aluminum and accentuates the blue illuminated VFD display in an optimal way.
- An integrated acoustic alarm function (which can be deactivated by a jumper) warns the user from overheating and failure of a fan.
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Extra note: The fried transistor is fairly easily accessible in such a way that replacing it is feasible. I plan on doing this during the summer or fall when I have some free time on my hands. I'll update when I give it a try.
** Update **
I purchased a new power transistor and replaced the blown one. The channel has come back to life but behaves oddly (won't start until I'm at about 70% and the speeds it reads aren't reliable). Clearly when the transistor blew it damaged something else. I think the real solution would be to purchase some heatsinks and attach them to the power transistors. This will ensure they never get hot enough to cause problems.
There are 4 fan controller ports with the 3 pin connectors. If you want to connect a fan to this unit that uses the 4 pin molex connected (the same kind hard drives and cd drives use) then you will need an adapter.
The RPM indicator on the screen works well, it shows you the fan speed in intervals of 10rpm.
The unit also has 4 ports for temperature sensors (it comes with 6 sensors which is nice)
BUT, I find that these sensors aren't very helpful. Since you cannot install the sensors between the processsor/gpu chip and the heat sink, you can't get an accurate temperature reading.
If you try to stick anything other than thermal paste between a processor and the heat sink you will likely destroy your components. So don't.
The best you can do is tape the sensor on to the heat sink as close to the chip as possible, but even then, it's not accurate.
If you want to use the sensors for ambient temperature readings, that's probably the most realistic use for them.
Overall the fan controller looks very slick, it seems well made, it comes with extra temp sensors (they are easy to break).
I definitely recommend this product.
Pros: Cost and unobtrusive LED read outs, they're clearly visible without casting a obnoxious level of ambient lighting, the readout is fine and clear. The dials are smooth and you can use subtle pressure to fine tune the speeds you wish to spin your fans at. The temp readings are fairly accurate, I tested a number of different locations in my case using additional sensors from a hand held device and they were typically within 2 C. The unit comes with 6 temp probes, a definite bonus because the probes are delicate and break easily in a moment of carelessness. I test mounted it in 3 very different cases, in each instance, the unit fit into a standard 5 1/4" bay with no issue. Finally the unit is fairly straightforward and easy to install, even without a manual, you could figure this things operation and configuration out through average deductive reasoning.
Cons: Wires. Lots of them. Tiny placement pins for fan wires and temp probes. I imagine its a necessary evil, since one is going to be powering 4 different fans with this unit, and each fan has its own control, but it makes for a lot of wire management. Fitting the fan wires to the control unit requires a delicate touch, the plastic housings are small and all along the right hand edge of the unit's inner wall.Read more ›
Would recommend it to anyone in need of a fan controller.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Received w / 1 of 4 channels/outputs defective (shorted FET transistor probably kept fan at 100% constantly).Published on July 27, 2014 by Richard D. Kanady
After the untimely demise of my previous fan controller (I have no idea how the power connection got so horribly mutilated) I decided to go with something other than a NZT. Read morePublished on July 18, 2012 by Josef
I bought this item like 6 months ago, and i have to say i got amased with the quality of the components and the good working of it. Read morePublished on March 8, 2012 by Roberto Guillen Utrilla
Great fan controller, I bought this for my first computer build and it works smoothly controlling my front two 120mm intake fans and my two top level 140mm exhaust fans. Read morePublished on December 18, 2011 by Taylor G
This four channel fan controller is a wonderful addition to any computer build. It not only will control 4 fans independently but it will also measure four channels of temperature... Read morePublished on December 16, 2011 by JJCEO
Bought this for the fan controller and temp gauges. I had this hooked up to my cpu fan and rear fan for awhile. The rear fan did not want to work with this after a few weeks. Read morePublished on December 9, 2011 by Loyalamazoner
Very good build quality with a metal front. the knobs are very nice for quick adjustments and they ship it with two spare temp sensors. one of my sensors broke unexpectedly. Read morePublished on November 11, 2011 by chris
I'm in love with this fan controller. After reading all the horrible reviews on the touch screen ones, I decided to scale back my search for something more basic with better... Read morePublished on September 10, 2011 by HarmfulMushroom