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8.2 out of 10

Zalman Fanmate 2

Connect FAN MATE 2 (adjustable fan speed connector) to the 3-p Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Ncix34567, NCIX.com
30 November 2013
  • Summary: The Zalman Fan Mate 2 Fan Speed Controller is a nice little gadget to add to you case when you need to reduce the speed of a noisy fan. I had an old but unused fan that was really noisy and needed something like this device to be able to reduce the speed and this work out perfectly.
  • Pros: small so it can be placed anywhere
  • Cons: none I can think of
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Overall 8
8.0

Very useful in a variety of roles

David L., Newegg
14 September 2012
  • Pros: Inexpensive, versitile, easy to install, reliable. Have used it to control a fan on Home Theater amps, on a vehicle voltage converter, and in a computer mid-tower.
  • Cons: Be careful- if you wire it up with reverse polarity you can kill the rheostat! Apparently no protection is provided to sensitive parts. (a diode perhaps?)
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Overall 10
10

Good

Sebastien S., Newegg
8 July 2011
  • Pros: -Work well!
  • Cons: Getting hot but don't cause any problems.
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Overall 10
10

Takes a beating

Anonymous, Newegg
12 March 2011
  • Pros: This component is rated (on its labeling) for .7 amps and 12V. But its listed as only rated for 6 Watts (the manufacturers web site concurs). If I use VA ratings for the controller (0.7 amps x 12V) and also use the same for my fan (1 amp x 12V) there close enough. Its been a month and no problems. Zalmans Fan Mate 2 looks solid and its much bigger than those small 1/8 W potentiometers (variable resistors) that come bundled with a CPU fan. You'll need a splitter if you...
  • Cons: None. I'm impressed.
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Overall 10
10

Niceness

Felipe S., Newegg
6 March 2011
  • Pros: works with any fan, specially with the Scythe ULTRA KAZE fan.
  • Cons: N/A
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Anonymous, super biiz
10 May 2010
  • Summary: The Good: Does whats expected. Not much else to say about it.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Anonymous, super biiz
10 May 2010
  • Summary: The Good: Excellent controller and a great bargain. Simple, straight line wiring, with nice long leads. I have placed this controller inside the left side panel near the panel fan, needing only one connection to the main chassis. However, I could have just as easily mounted the controlled on the back, with the panel fan still requiring just one connection to the main chassis. The wires that comes with the controller are very long.
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Overall 8
8.0

It works

Anonymous, super biiz
10 May 2010
  • Summary: Basically, this is a small fan controller that has a small turning knob and two 3 pin connectors. One connector is plugged into a fan header on the motherboard and the other into the fan. Turning the knob will slow or increase the fan's spinning speed by increased it's wattage. The controller can be installed anywhere on or in your case thanks to the double sided tape behind the fan controller.
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Overall 10
10

Just OK

Anonymous, super biiz
10 May 2010
  • Summary: This fan speed controller was just ok. It comes with some of the other zalman CPU coolers by default. Designed to mount in a case via double sided tape. Seemed kinda simple compared to a drive bay controller. It works, just kinda simple.
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Overall 8
8.0

Speed Control

Anonymous, super biiz
10 May 2010
  • Summary: If you like to fine tune system performance The Zalman controller is a definate option. The controller mounts inside the case. personally I like the external controllers. Even if they use up a 5.25" drive bay.
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