Summary: Purchased a "3 Pin to 2 x 3 Pin Computer Case Fan Y-Splitter Power Connector Adapter Cable" from Amazon as well for $2.99 to connect two fans in my HTPC. Running two 80mm fans at the lowest speed setting and the fans are SILENT!. Prior to connecting the FANMATE-2, the two FAN's sounded like a Jet plane taking off. Would purchase this again if needed.
Summary: This thing is pretty junky. I wish I had gotten something a bit better for my stir-plate for my beer brewing hobby. The thing seems to really have just 2 speeds, pretty slow, and too fast. The knob sticks haft way through turning.
Nice part and hackable too... To make it even more useful.
Robert K. Johnson "Ersatz Fool", Amazon
28 March 2014
Summary: Nice part, nicely hackable.. I wanted a fan to come on with a 5 deg difference in controler temp to ambient temp and turn on more as the temp gets higher and try to maintain that difference to perhaps 80 deg F controller temp. This will be a part of an accurate and comprehensive metering panel for my AMD 6100 using DS18B20's and an Arduino Micro... And a nice project for an old retired engineer to keep busy.. Robert K. Johnson Sr.
Summary: For the price, I expected it to be cheap and flimsy, but it is really solid. One end of the "Y" connector plugged into the mobo and the fan plugged into the other. Twisting the knob adjusts the fan speed; it really couldn't be much simpler. The only surprise was that the provided cable is _really_ long.
Summary: Although the black case looks the same, the wire that powers this controller is very long and seems unneeded. Wish there was an additional photo to show how the rest of this controller actually looked.
Summary: I've bought three or four of these now. Some of my motherboards did not have speed control for 3-pin fans, as not many do. Cheap and gets the job done. I hate having noisy fans. The only con to it is that its suggested to mount it to the outside and route the wiring though an expansion slot. It doesn't look too pretty so I usually mount it inside to the bottom of the case and set the speed at the desired noise level. I haven't had problems with overheating at all.
Summary: The fans included on my Corsair 300R Pc Case all are 3 pin fans, so therefore there is no fan speed control by the motherboard. And fans running at full speed all the time can be aggravating as far as sound. Also my motherboard doesn't allow voltage change to lower fan speeds. This fan speed controller allows me to set it, and forget it, I hide it in the case, I don't have it on the outside of the case.