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Item#: N82E16811998149

Thermaltake Commander F5 Multi Fan Controller

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Commander F5 - Multi fan controller is the ideal device to control and adjust the speed of fan in case. With a honeycombed mesh grilled front panel and smooth moving sliders, cooling performance can be controlled also minimize the noise efficiently. Features with five separate channels with an ample 8W available on each of them, fan speed can be adjusted independently or simultaneously. Commander F5 comes with all necessary cables to connect up to 5 fans with standard 3-Pin or PWM connector. Simply just an empty 5.25" driver bay and you are ready to go.


Model

Brand
Thermaltake
Model
Commander F5

Spec

Compatibility
5.25" Driver bay
Material
Plastic & Mesh
Dimensions
150 x 80 x 42 mm

Features

Features
Color: Black

Cable Length:
- 100mm Power cable
- 600mm Fan cable

Connector:
3-Pin x 5
4-Pin power cable
+12V
4V - 10.5V
8W

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Jeffrey S.
  • 6/6/2014 11:53:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFan Controller Glitch!

Pros: Smooth-sliding controls, easy operation, and simple plug-and-play setup. Works well with any fan plugged into the side of my case.

Cons: For some reason, the fan controller doesn't even get below 6 volts. What kind of fans do I pair this with?
One of the controls' LED status lights is either not lit (either burnt out or shorted), but the fan on that controller still works.

Other Thoughts: This is more than ideal than cutting the connector off and sticking it into either the 5v rail or the 12v rail directly off the power supply. I got this to control my Corsair Air Series fans on the side of my case. I tried other fans and even my Zalman cooler. Now some people don't recommend trying to use this for CPU cooling. A major improvement would be if they made them fully PWM-controlled, that is, include additional pins for real speed control.

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  • Michael H.
  • 2/4/2014 10:09:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: -5 Sliders
-doesn't take up much space

Cons: -none

Other Thoughts: I bought this fan controller for a mATX Bitfenix Prodigy M because with my setup, a CD/DVD drive wont fit due to my video card, so I figured I would buy a couple fans and a fan controller to put in its place. It fits perfectly in a 5.25 drive bay, and is very short. You can hook up five different fans to it (or more, I have two fans using the same connector which is plugged into the fan controller and it still powers and controls the two fans).

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  • Ban T.
  • 1/26/2014 12:41:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIts alright for those on tight budget

Pros: PROS:
Bright reddish slides
Not so overwhelmingly bright blue LED
Very long cable >12" long, it's gonna reach your fan in an XL case
You don't need instruction to install this thing, it's really a no brainer

Cons: CONS:
1. Upper voltage is only 10.5 when in fact it should be 12V
2. Each channel doesn't connect to your fan RPM. This is a dumb design. It only has a red + & black -, if it senses a closed loop then it turns on the blue LED. Meaning if you have successfully connected to a fan, ok the blue LED lights up but as you know not all the fans will fire up at a minimum of 4V. They should've implemented a yellow (RPM) connector to sense a power level, if its reading 0V the blue LED should've been OFF!!!!! So you at least you know your stuffs wasn't fired up so you can slide to more power until they operate. I rant cuz the slide is very smooth, which is good, but can easily slipped too low and your fans won't run. My Arctic Cooler F12 won't spin at 4V, this is a big deal for me cuz my CPU overheated!!!!!! It was an accident but still man comon Thermaltake.you took other people idea, now its time to improvise it!.
3. If you connect your fans to this thing then you can not connect your fan RPM to the mobo. Your mobo won't read the RPM, this is due to improper grounding. When I connect my fans to an external power source and RPM to my mobo it reads fine so it's the F5 that's messing up. Yeah it's a big deal when you running a bunch of ball bearing fans that are loud and die unexpectedly!!!!!

Other Thoughts: Meh, only 5 output when the competition is 6 for similar price. This is very cheaply made, time to beef it ThermalTake. Your competition is eating your lunches.

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