Announced just a few days ago we have managed to get our hands on a review sample of the latest Lamptron fan controller, the newly released FC5V3. This latest product from Lamptron is their second fan controller release in quick succession, the previous release was the CW611 which we reviewed here. This fan controller from Lamptron features 6 channels and wide LCD display in a 5.25 inch form factor. The rest of the key specifications can be seen below:
- 6 channels
- 30 W per channel
- New wide LCD display
- 16 colors to personalize the display
- Start boost voltage
- Commands on the front
- 3 different alarm modes
- Sleeved cables
- Black PCB
- CNC milled aluminium face-plate
- MSRP $89.99 including VAT
Unlike the CW611 this new fan controller from Lamptron is mainly targeted at traditional “fan” users not water cooling enthusiasts, though you will be able to still control 3 pin pumps through this fan controller providing they operate between 0 and 12 volts. The main nifty feature of the FC5V3 is the ability to choose between 16 font colours for the LCD display which allows you to customise your builds more and match the fan controller to the main colour theme. In addition to that this fan controller introduces Lamptron’s Start Boost feature which ensures that when resuming your PC from sleep or turning it on the fans are able to start by starting them at 12 volts for 3 seconds before dropping the voltage back down to the user set level.
You can get more details about Lamptron’s FC5V3 at the product page here.